Cabinet Letters

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 ...

The sky is not falling when it comes to school security

As a member of Souhegan’s Community Council Security Committee, which spent the summer performing a comprehensive review of security at Souhegan, I was surprised to see a “sky is falling” letter to the editor from a member of WFGS in the last edition of the Citizen. Unlike the writer of ...

Haunted Happenings in Wilton set for Oct. 17

On Oct. 17, from 3-5 p.m., organizer and host Mark Linn will bring a group of people to haunted Vale End Cemetery in Wilton for a two-hour paranormal investigation that is part of a special Halloween event. He will have a special guest, which will be psychic medium Stephanie Burke. She has been ...

Local Girl Scout gives thanks for assistance with project

Hello, my name is Erica Faucher, and I have just completed my Girl Scout Silver Award Project. It is the second highest award a Girl Scout can earn. At the MCAA (Milford Community Athletic Association), I created an equipment swap. The equipment swap works by customers bringing their old ...

Hurricane season has left many in need of help

This has been a devastating hurricane season, with Harvey, Irma and Jose in our rearview mirror and Maria barreling up the Atlantic. And the season goes through Nov. 1, so who knows if there will be more to come. Needless to say, our help is desperately needed. The Congregational Church of ...

SHARE gives thanks for support from community

With the help of a generous community, SHARE prepared more than 250 students for the start of the new school year by providing backpacks and school supplies. There are many people to thank, including area churches, businesses, the Souhegan Valley Boys & Girls Club and the many SHARE friends ...

Milford Touch-A-Truck expresses gratitude

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

Milford assessment of storm drains a good step forward

To The Editor: Milford has initiated a video assessment of the storm drains in town. The primary purpose of this program is to identify the condition of our stormwater pipes and catch basins for future planning purposes. An additional benefit of this work is the identification of pollution ...