Cabinet Letters

Sununu’s first 100 days all downhill

To the Editor: Gov. Sununu’s first 100 days in office have been all downhill. I’m not talking about his abuse of a government Twitter account to promote his family’s ski resort, I’m talking about the job losses he has overseen. Half a billion dollars in economic activity over 10 years, ...

‘No such thing as being nice’

To the Editor: You are completely wrong when you say people should give up their right of way to be nice. If you obey the rules of the road, we know that whomever is on the thru way has the right of way. If you slow down and allow others to take the right of way, you cause untold accidents and ...

Thanks for help with annual Easter Egg Hunt in Milford

To the Editor: On Saturday, April 15, the Milford Recreation Department held its annual Easter Egg Hunt at Keyes Field. We had over 450 people join us. The Recreation Department wants to give a big thank you to Texas Roadhouse for donating eggs and helping our Easter Bunny by filling eggs, and ...

Polar Plunge raises more than $15K

To the Editor: On March 26 at Seabrook Beach, where the air temperature was 38, the water temperature was 37 and a nippy breeze, and with Ally and Cooper looking on, our family, Bill Doucette and Dave Beati hit the ocean for the ninth annual Polar Plunge to help out Ally Teixeira and Cooper ...

Peace group presents testimony

To the Editor: Over 200 people gathered at the Statehouse in Concord on April 4 to make their views known about the Education Bill SB 193. Members of Wilton Peace Action presented testimony expressing their concerns that with the bill there is no reliable estimate of the cost to taxpayers, that ...

Search leads to spiritual home

To the Editor: For many years, I described myself as spiritual, but not religious. I believed in the Golden Rule and that all religions followed this core tenet, but I did not attend church. Though I had fond memories of Sunday school, I never attended church as a teen or young adult. I was ...

Brox land purchase saved town of Milford money

To the Editor: In the year 2000, when the town purchased the Brox pit, there were 275,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel already piled up, left behind by the seller and ready for the town’s use. It was worth over $1 million, according to the state’s appraiser and reported by a committee of ...

Funding arts, humanities benefits all Americans

To the Editor: Have you ever watched Ken Burns’ documentary on the Civil War, read “The Color Purple” or seen “Sesame Street” with your children? Have you seen a Sundance film, listened to NPR or watched anything on PBS? Did you ever use interlibrary loan for a book you need, attend a ...

Help support protecting the environment

To the Editor: Some years ago, I fled the urban life for the tranquility of the country. I settled in a home up on a ridge in a wild, remote part of Lyndeborough adjacent to a beaver pond. I spent many hours by that pond, and sometimes was lucky enough at dawn or twilight to catch a glimpse of ...

Thank you for successful library fundraiser

To the Editor: Another successful Trivia Night took place on Saturday, March 18, raising more than $4,500 for the Amherst Town Library. The board of directors would like to extend a huge thank you to Hampshire Hills Athletic Club for the generous donation of their space for our event. Event ...

Let police officers do their jobs regarding immigration

To the Editor: I was quite surprised during the Wilton Town Meeting with how many people supported No. 18, Article 1: “In order to ensure that Wilton is a safe and welcoming community for all, employees of the town of Wilton shall not enquire about, report, or act upon any person’s ...

Help kids in New Hampshire by becoming a CASA

To the Editor: In 2016, New Hampshire experienced over 500 opioid-related deaths. Unfortunately, this number is only the tip of this iceberg of the number of children whose young lives are impacted by drug abuse. The innocent victims of this epidemic are the children who are exposed to the ...

CAST invites the public to ‘Generation Found’

To the Editor: Join Community Action for Safe Teens (CAST) on Thursday, April 6, at the Amato Center in Milford as we view “Generation Found.” The documentary was created by Greg Williams, award-winning producer of “Anonymous People.” This is a story about hope for young people and ...

Thank you for a successful meeting

To the Editor: On March 4, I had the pleasure of conducting the annual GFWC-NH Merrimack District meeting at the First Baptist Church, 121 Manchester St. Nashua. The GFWC-NH Merrimack District represent GFWC-NH Woman’s Clubs in Brookline, Candia, Hollis, Hudson, Lyndeborough, Manchester, ...

Criticizing Wilton’s ‘big spenders’

o the Editor: There are four words in the English language that end in “dous,” and two of them describe some of the votes at Wilton’s Town Meeting: “horrendous” and “hazardous.” It is time for Wilton taxpayers to circle the wagons and take more interest in how the big spenders ...

The real issue with ‘Obamacare’

To the Editor: What’s wrong with “Obamacare”? Republican politicians have told us it is a “disaster,” a “train wreck,” a “catastrophe,” but they have offered few specifics to back up their hyperbole. About the only concrete negative they have cited is that insurance premiums ...

Candidate left out of process, voter guide by town

To the Editor: I would like to thank the 361 people in Milford who voted for me for selectman on snow-rescheduled Election Day on Saturday. The town of Milford, and by that I mean Town Administrator Mark Bender and the five members of the Board of Selectmen, did not offer me a chance to be ...

Milford moderator made the right call

To the Editor: I would like to thank the Milford town moderator for rescheduling voting day to March 18 due to the extreme weather. Even by New Hampshire standards, this was a major storm, with very poor visibility and treacherous driving conditions. Basic common sense, and state law, underlies ...

We should draft appropriate firearms ordinance

I just read the article about firearms discharge in proximity to Heron Pond Elementary School (Cabinet, Feb. 23) and the justifiable concern voiced by the Police Department and Fish and Game. It was encouraging to know that the selectmen are concerned also, but it seems they are mostly ...

Milford selectmen’s Brox gravel operation scam

The Board of Selectmen will be meeting on March 13, at which time there will be the long-awaited presentation by Fieldstone Land Consultants about the planned gravel operation on the Brox town lands. The selectmen sold the idea of the gravel operation to the voters last year by exaggerating the ...