Cabinet Letters

Fernald runs for office

I am running for State Senate District 9 (which includes the towns of Mont Vernon, Lyndeborough and Temple) because New Hampshire is on the wrong track. Consider these trends: Since 2000, the total property tax bill in New Hampshire has more than doubled, rising faster than the incomes of ...

Thank you

We wanted to write to publically thank the Milford Hospital Association for generously awarding us a first-time $2,500 grant to help expand our Loaner’s Closet for Durable Medical Equipment. The Milford Hospital Association supports causes that benefit the health and well-being of the ...

‘Really?’

What’s next? Now, shortly after the horrific separation of immigrant children from their parents, including children under 5 years old, comes the news that the Trump administration has tried to block a resolution supporting breastfeeding at the World Health Organization. There are four ...

Roundtable welcomed

As both a small environmental business owner and a Nashua resident, my hat is off to Melanie Levesque, candidate for state Senate, for putting together a renewable energy roundtable last night at the Lawrence Barn in Hollis. Dick Swett, former congressman/ambassador and two local solar ...

One Ostrich

It has been hot, really hot! And not just here. There have been an extraordinary number of new maximum temperatures recorded over the entire world during the last two weeks. This comes following recent catastrophic, super storms, 500-year floods and devastating droughts. What is going on? A ...

Time for change

With the latest decision on fox and fisher season and bag limits, The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission once again has demonstrated its total disregard for its statutory responsibilities and lack of understanding of wildlife management and ecosystem dynamics. The Legislature [RSA ...

All Americans

This letter is about the issue of flying gay pride flags on the 22 flag poles under the American flags on Saturday on the Oval. I am an immigrant from Hungary who came to this country because of what the U S flag represented to me: freedom from tyranny, opportunity to live my life my way, have ...

Diabolical disorientation

Although saddened by the recent passing of the transgender therapy ban, and the bathroom bill, I can honestly say I am not surprised. Sadly, Americans, as well as many Catholics are blind to the truth, preferring to believe there is no hard “truth;” there is “your truth, my truth, ...

Try again

Signs flashing “Click It Or Ticket” and “Seat Belts Save Lives.” The deer that ran in front of our car on a South Carolina road. All reminders about wearing seat belts as we enjoyed a drive down the east coast. They left me wondering if New Hampshire has ever updated state seat belt ...

Class of 1973

Milford High School class of 1973 will be gathering for its 45th class reunion on July 7 at 6 p.m. at Grill 603, 168 Elm Street, Milford. Reservations may be made by calling Christina (Batchelder Medlyn) at 673-1667 or emailing Ruth.Sterling@gmail.com. A buffet of Grill 603 specialties will be ...

Fishing derby

On May 26, the Milford Police Department held the annual Fishing Derby at Railroad Pond in memory of Michael McBriarty. The goal was to make sure that the children and parents have a great day of fishing! On a sunny Saturday morning, 114 children registered and they and their parents had a ...

Substitute teachers deserve way more

New Hampshire is not alone when it comes to the difficulty of finding substitute teachers. In Michigan, according to Education Week, a school staffing company is putting up billboards saying “Substitute Teachers Needed.” That’s one way to get the message out. Other schools are hosting ...

Decision erodes women’s rights

The president has announced that, in addition to the Global Gag Rule, he’s introducing a Domestic Gag Rule, forbidding doctors and other health care providers that receive U.S. Health Funding (Title X) from using their own private funding to provide health information on the option of ...

Requirement will hurt residents

New Hampshire is about to enact the harshest work requirement in the United States on people who rely on Medicaid for health care. Earlier this year, when the New Hampshire Legislature re-authorized the state’s Medicaid Expansion Program, they requested a waiver from the federal government to ...

Thank you

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Letter Carrier’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive so successful. This annual drive helps to restock local food pantries, including the SHARE Food Pantry. Thanks to all who left donations for the mail carriers to pick up. Thanks to the letter ...

Update

I want to acknowledge and appreciate the efforts of the Library Expansion Task Squad over the past 12 months. This volunteer team is made up of construction professionals, community members, library staff and library trustees. Their charge was to evaluate the current needs of Milford’s ...

A champion of the people

The low-income residents of Hillsborough and Rockingham counties lost a champion with the recent passing of Richard “Dick” Delay Sr. of Bennington. For more than 35 years, Dick provided strong and effective leadership to the organization through his work on the board of directors of ...

Random Acts of Kindness

In 2015, Great NH Restaurants decided to empower their management teams with a “Random Acts of Kindness” program. Managers of all the T-BONES, Cactus Jack’s, CJ’s and Copper Door restaurants surprise guests with free desserts, appetizers, or even entire meals when they see a touching ...

Vote against new restrictions

We have all heard the expression “that doesn’t smell right.” I believe this is true of the proposed voting restriction bills, HB 1264 and 372, headed for Gov. Sununu’s office. In email communications with Sen. Andy Sanborn, I learned that virtually no voter fraud has occurred in New ...

Clearing the air

Over the last several weeks there has been plenty of speculation about us leaving our positions with the town of Wilton. Wilton taxpayers have been asking questions and deserve honest answers. What precipitated our resignations? How bad does the work environment have to be for the entire staff ...