Cabinet Letters

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 ...

It’s finally spring

On Saturday, the Freedoms Way National Heritage Area will partner with the Amherst Heritage and Conservation Commissions and the Historical Society of Amherst in hosting events in the morning and afternoon. At 10:00 AM, a hike of the Haseltine Preserve will commence at the Austin Road Parking ...

SB 342 is terrible

The Fast News section of the April 26th Cabinet had a short item that appeared to be a press release from Sen. Gary Daniels regarding Senate Bill SB 342, which he sponsored. If enacted, the bill will modify the definition of a default budget for SB2 towns such as Milford. The concept of a ...

SB193

I am not sure how any of our representatives in Concord can, in good conscience, support the SB193 education “voucher” bill that would divert taxpayer money to religious, private and home schools with no accountability requirements. I have spent several hours this month contacting ...

Property taxes

A bill in the state legislature that would create a tax loophole and decrease state revenues by millions recently slipped through the NH House. Although there was a request for a floor debate on HB 1686, the request was denied and the bill was marshalled through. While honest and thoughtful ...

Baffled

I am still baffled by the recent exodus from the Wilton selectman’s office. As I understand it, one takes on such a job out of a vested interest in the greater good of the town, not as a way to indulge authoritarian impulses. It seems like Butcher intended all along to create a scene--and if ...

Goulet right for job

There are two people running for one opening on the Souhegan School Board. It is important for voters to understand what their choice will mean when it comes to getting things done as a member of the Souhegan School Board. The two candidates may have many things in common, but I can guarantee ...

Invest in firefighters

Before we as taxpayers consider spending $3.9 million on an addition to the fire station, shouldn’t we first invest into our call firefighters? The call firefighters do a tremendous job responding to fire calls, yet we don’t pay them a proper wage. A call firefighter with three years of ...

Society gives thanks

Last year, 2017, was a terrific year for the Milford Historical Society. With the help of many volunteers, and support from local businesses, we opened two new exhibitions. The response from our visitors has been very exciting. Our Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day Open Houses drew large crowds ...