Cabinet Letters

‘Most likely to succeed’

To Milford and surrounding communities: To begin the school year, Milford educators assembled to watch a film titled “Most Likely to Succeed,” a slickly edited chronicle of the project-based learning at San Diego’s High Tech High School, a charter school. The film celebrated the ...

Laying a strong foundation

Opponents of Medicaid expansion invoke the value of personal responsibility to oppose government-sponsored healthcare. They say that it is the fault of the individual for lacking the ability to afford healthcare and that government programs such as Medicaid encourage dependency. Additionally, ...

No sacrifice

The proposed New Hampshire Community Rights State Constitutional Amendment, CACR19, has faced criticisms that community rights don’t exist, and that upholding these rights blindly blocks development. I respectfully refute these assertions. The community’s right to local self-determination ...

Holiday shows set

I would like to inform your readers of three upcoming Holiday concerts coming up very soon, that I feel they will really enjoy: • Hollis Town Band & Christmas Chorus will perform a holiday concert at the Hollis-Brookline High School (off Rte. 122 in Hollis) at 7 p.m., Saturday. Our ...

Insanity

The most glaring deficiency in this latest attempt by Congressional Republicans to pass at least something is the fact that, although challenged to support their main theory, they come up again and again empty handed. The premise given for this deficit busting piece of legislation is that the ...

Are you moved to help?

The Milford United Methodist Youth Mission Team is working toward a lofty goal this year. The team wants to go to Houston to help with the clean-up from hurricane Harvey the week of June 24- June 30, 2018. Thanks to a group called Youth Work Camps they have a way to reach this goal and they ...

Why no enforcement?

This morning, Nov. 14, I was traveling east on Elm Street toward the Oval. There was about a 15-minute delay to get by the Oval. There was a tractor trailer about 45-feet long with a sleeper tractor trying to get around the Oval. He didn’t make it, which held up traffic . I thought we had ...

It’s time to do the right thing

By the time you read this, we hope that Sen. Al Franken has taken the lead and shown his peers, and the rest of male society, how to do the right thing. We hope he has resigned from the United States Senate, and we hope that in his resignation speech he says this: “What I did was stupid, ...

EPA waters down rules

I’ll bet Trump supporters in Merrimack, Litchfield and other towns locally impacted by perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, contamination in their drinking water are thrilled that Trump’s EPA appointees are looking out for the interests of the chemical industry rather than average citizens like ...

We need Medicare for all

It was disconcerting for me to read your editorial today, Oct. 22, 2017, “Have we created a monster.” It seems that The Telegraph makes the same mistake that nearly everyone who discusses health care in America today makes. You (and they) continue to refer to “bailing out the insurance ...

The ‘swamp’ is growing

Looks like Trump and his Republicans have decided not to drain the swamp after all! Nope, they’re just going to drain Medicaid and Medicare, oh, and your pension, too. Nothing like limiting contributions to the old 401k to help out the middle class! Check out the Republican tax ...

Terrible decision

Milford Public Works has done a terrible thing to the ecologically important and awe-inspiring Heron Pond. On the order of the Board of Selectmen, led by Chair Mark Fougere, staff breached the beaver dam that creates Heron Pond, lowering it by at least a foot-and-a-half, and putting at risk the ...

Energy strategy

The Office of Strategic Initiatives is collecting public comments regarding our state’s 10-year energy strategy. Some say more natural gas is a way to reduce energy prices, but that approach ignores important risks. New investments in fossil fuel infrastructure are likely to become stranded ...

It’s complicated

Not sure who has the ear of the editor of the Milford Cabinet, but it appears that in writing the editorial entitled “Cameras in schools a good idea,” the editor only chose to cite the opinion of one Amherst resident and a fear- filled presentation made by the SROs of Souhegan and the ...

A big thank you

Thank you to all who made the Nov. 4 Scouting for Food event a success: The scouts who distributed door-hanger reminders and collected and sorted food; the many individuals who left out food to be collected; Cirtronics for the use of their truck and driver who transported SHARE’s portion of ...

Both sides on paranormal must be considered

In response to the Oct. 26 article on my “Paranormal Event.” In this article it states that nothing happened in the first hour, which was reported accurately, but this was a two-hour paranormal event, and something did happen in the second hour of the event, my spirit box had voices ...

Milford Touch-A-Truck event a success, thanks given

On Saturday, Aug. 12, Milford Recreation Department held its third annual Touch-A-Truck Event at Milford Middle School and High School. We had more than 400 people come out for our event. The Recreation Department wants to give a big thank you to Milford Fire Department, Milford Police ...

Anti-conservation move must be opposed

The Milford Conservation Commission voted on Oct. 12 to lower Heron Pond by a foot! It’s quite an arbitrary decision, motivated not by what’s in the best interest of the pond and the threatened and endangered wildlife it sustains, but by vague expressions from the Public Works Director that ...

Resident gives thanks for the use of the hall

Every time I go to the Milford Contra Dance I feel that I’m going back in time. The hall has been refurbished to its original 1850s glory. It makes a great setting for a fun evening of music and dancing. If you’re sitting home and tired of the same old thing, come and have some fun with ...

Wadleigh Library should be a No. 1 priority for area

The “Library Deserves Respect” editorial of Oct. 19 is very well presented, but just to add a very important point. Older senior citizens of Milford, living either in a private home or in one of the many 60-plus apartments, so many of them never having developed use of internet, are very ...