Cabinet Letters

Put meeting on calendar

The WLC budget process for the coming school year is in its final stages. The next event is the final event, the School District Meeting held on March 10 at 9 a.m. Those who attend this meeting will be the only individuals who decide on how the district will fund education in the 2018-19 ...

Chen right for job

I have known David Chen since 1980. I continue to admire his strength, his integrity, his intelligence, his diligence, his persistence and his sense of responsibility to his commitments. I also admire his willingness to ask the questions that need to be asked. I believe he will continue to ...

Select Board?

In Wilton, men are men and so are women, at least in the opinion of Selectmen William Condra and Kermit Williams. During the February 12, 2018, selectmen’s meeting, the two defeated a motion proposed by Selectwoman Kellie-Sue Boissonnault to change the official name of the group from its ...

Help needed

It may come as a surprise to many, but our little town of Milford played an important role in African American History. Within the year, we are dedicating a large area in the museum and have assembled an experienced team to create a new exhibit, but we need you to help make the story complete. ...

‘NO. 1 MOM’ Samaritan

Returning to my Milford apartment on Tuesday morning Jan. 23 from Cumberland’s, still-melting snow from in front of Granite Square Apartments was found to have melted overnight and refrozen at end of the private road ending at Bridge Street – black ice for about six feet before return to ...

My take on safety and security at Souhegan

While safety/security data and solutions are still under consideration at Souhegan High School (SHS), it is time to review the status and state some facts from this SHS School Board member’s perspective. The SHS School Board must weigh the concerns of all members of the community, because ...

Pumpkin Fest

From 2000 until 2016, the Milford Improvement Team coordinated the Milford Pumpkin Festival on behalf of the town of Milford and its citizens. When the Executive Director of MIT left the organization in June 2017, no replacement was hired. Not wanting to put the festival at risk for ...

Support Articles 24 and 25

In the upcoming Amherst town vote on March 13, the Amherst Conservation Commission asks for the support of the town’s residents by voting yes on Warrant Articles 24 and 25. Article 24 will provide the full revenue from the Land Use Change Tax to the ACC in years to come. The LUCT is paid by ...

Polar Plunge 2018

The 10th annual Keefe Family Polar Plunge will take place at noon on Feb. 17 in Seabrook on the beach at the intersection of Hooksett and Ocean streets. This year, we will be taking our dip for a dear friend from Lowell, Massachusetts, Sandy Depolito. On Jan. 11 last year, Sandy lost her leg ...

For the people of New Hampshire

On Jan. 17, the Public Works and Highways House Committee will be hearing testimony on HB 1706. The bill reinstates the financing for the Wild Goose boat launch on Lake Sunapee killed by the Senate in the last term and buried by the governor shortly thereafter. Very briefly, after all, there ...

We can do better

Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published its annual data findings on U.S. drug overdose deaths. Once again, New Hampshire was featured as one of the top ranking U.S. states for drug overdose death rates in the country (No. 3). In October, UNH’s Granite State Poll ...

Renovation

As the architect of the original building in 1980 and of the addition in 1996, I am concerned that Kathy Cleveland’s article on her interview with chief Mark Reams may be misinterpreted: When a detainee is released from the cell area there are four ways to get him/her out of the building – ...

Toll increase needed

New Hampshire needs to spend money to fix its crumbling bridges and roads. Who wants to be driving over a red-listed bridge when it collapses? No one I know. Yet, as reported in The Telegraph on Dec. 22, “Sununu rejects toll increase.” This, after three of five Executive Councilors favored ...

Future looks bleak

I recently retired after having taught for 35 years. I feel compelled to share my concern for the future of teaching in New Hampshire. Many educators, like myself, who entered the profession for the love and art of teaching, are now discouraging young adults from doing the same. Why? New ...

Consuming wealth

The critics of tax cuts use terms which cause me to believe that they have no understanding of taxes, earnings, wealth creation or much of anything about how our economic system works. They talk about “windfalls” for “the rich,” and the government “giving” to the wealthy. Yet ...

Public hearing set

The Amherst Town Ways and Means Committee is chartered to examine and provide an Outside point of view on all planned appropriations and finances of the town. To do so, W&M has spent the last several months reviewing records of the town’s revenues and expenditures and understanding the ...

Fortunate

“It’s a Wonderful Life” here in Wilton. On Dec. 17, people streamed into the Town Hall Theater carrying food items for the Open Cupboard Pantry, the only admission charge. Like George Bailey and the Bailey Savings and Loan, Dennis Markaverich and his Town Hall Theater have always put ...

Giving thanks

At the close of a year, it is all together proper and fitting to reflect on that year. And it is right and good to give thanks where thanks is due. This is especially true of this time and place in the year 2017. As it did from the beginning, in 1971, the Milford Cabinet again in 2017 ...

Budget time

The Milford School administrators, school board members and teacher’s union are currently finalizing the school proposed budget for the 2018/2019 school year that will start next July 1. As a Milford homeowner, I have concerns over the growth of the school tax rate, up around 26 percent ...

Safety and security

The Souhegan School Board has sought input concerning safety and security from many sources, including a Community Forum, Community Council, the Amherst Police, administrators and citizens’ comments. While we have not addressed specifically what actions to take next, we do feel it is ...