Opinion

Time to heed words of advice

Cabinet Editorials

We live in a scary world, and the adage “Better safe than sorry” has meanings it never had in the past. That is one message we can take away from our story last week about two Souhegan High School resource officers asking the school board to add greater measures to ensure the safety of ...

Thank you to florist from Milford Rec Department

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: On Wednesday, June 14, the Milford Recreation Department was thrilled to welcome Woodman’s Florist as its presenter for the June session of our Coffee Connection. Kevin first demonstrated by creating a beautiful arrangement in a watering can that was later raffled off to one ...

Brox property: Whose rights matter the most?

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: I am writing about the proposed informal shooting range at the Brox property. Upon the Milford police chief’s valid public safety concerns about the current target shooting at the Brox site and his recommendation that target shooting be banned from the site, all but one ...

Right to privacy sacrificed for sense of security

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: A couple of school resource officers come back from a seminar or class at the Department of Homeland Security (heartwarming title, isn’t it?) and tell the parents of Souhegan students that the way for them to feel secure is to look up anywhere in school and see a video camera ...

Better is better… so get over it

Cabinet Editorials

A column by Shara Springer in The Sunday Globe recently about getting “chicked” reminded me of the time I was struck out flailing by a Wilton high school softball pitcher. And “flailing” is the proper word. First, a few words about getting “chicked” courtesy of Springer. “Have you ...

When you are out, you must call in

Cabinet Editorials

When did it begin? When, I demand to know, did people start using the phrase “called out sick” to explain why they hadn’t gone to work on a particular day? I’ve been hearing it for a few years, but I think only up here in New England, never in New Jersey or Florida or Colorado, where I ...

Maher incident a sad commentary

Cabinet Editorials

So Bill Maher is back on television, and apparently all is forgiven. Maher was away for a short time after using the “N” word in what was apparently an offhand reply to something said by his guest, Sen. Ben Sasse, and apparently hoped he’d get a laugh. And he did. Not a great guffaw from ...

Treaty still offers valuable lessons

Cabinet Editorials

On Sept. 5, 1905, at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, a document was signed with great fanfare and greeted with glee by President Teddy Roosevelt. Nearly forgotten now, that document was The Treaty of Portsmouth. It officially ended the Russo-Japanese War and earned Roosevelt the 1906 Nobel Peace ...

Defining the permit application process

Cabinet Letters

What are they drinking in the water in Wilton? Chris Balch, in his letter in the June 1 edition, feels that after all of the criteria for a permit under the bylaws have been met, that subjective “common sense or conscience” be applied to the process. This means that there is no real ...

Hollis Rep: Constituents, testimony determined vote on SB 66

HB Letters

To the Editor: Thank you for the opportunity to respond to a letter to the editor. I am a Hollis representative who when elected represents all people of Hollis. Regarding my vote on the fetal homicide bill, all of the constituents I heard from except one asked me to vote against this bill, ...

Knights of Columbus thank Merrimack

Merrimack Letters

To the Editor: The Knights of Columbus, Council 6725 at Our Lady of Mercy Church, thank the generous people of Merrimack who donated to the Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities, the Tootsie Roll Drive. The Knights also thank Shaw’s Supermarkets, which permitted collections at ...

Support leads to success stories

Cabinet Editorials

It’s always nice to read an inspiring story, and in last week’s Cabinet, there was the tale of Olivia Smith, who graduated last week from Souhegan High School, and how she overcame the early tough times in her life to rise to college acceptance. Here’s the crux as we reported and that ...

Lamminen was a ‘man who truly loved his town’

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: The town of Wilton lost its ambassador of good will and purveyor of friendship this past week, but he will never be gone as long as there are those who remember him as a man who truly loved his town and worked tirelessly to keep the dreams of his town alive. He was a man who ...

Thanks for help with, response to military exhibit

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: The response to the Milford Historical Society’s new military exhibition has been fantastic. On Memorial Day, visitors started arriving at 9:30 and filled the Carey House Museum until 1 p.m. It was wonderful to meet so many people who came to look for information on relatives, ...

Take part in Citizens Police Academy

Bedford Letters

To the Editor: I recently had the privilege to participate in and complete the 2017 Bedford Citizens Police Academy. It was a terrific experience that I believe every member of the Bedford community should take part in. For those of you who are not familiar with the Citizens Academy, allow ...

All graduates deserve to walk together

Bedford Letters

To the Editor: Hello. I am a senior, anxiously awaiting June 10, a day I will be able to celebrate my accomplishments over the past 12 years surrounded by the peers I have spent it with and my family that has supported me. For this I am extremely grateful. If there is any lesson that I have ...

School vouchers bad for property value

HB Letters

To the Editor: I have sometimes heard taxpayers in Hollis and Brookline complain that “I don’t have any children so why should I pay for a school system?” The answer that any taxpayer can understand is: “Because good schools increase property values!” Hollis and Brookline property ...

Thank you from MHS Science Olympiad Booster Club champs

Merrimack Letters

To The Editor: On behalf of the MHS Science Olympiad Booster Club, we would like to thank so many who helped our students succeed and make it to the National Science Olympiad competition. This year marks the eighth state title that our Science Olympiad team has earned, and while the students ...