Cabinet Letters

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 ...

Re-elect Fougere

Mark Fougere has been a dedicated selectperson and deserves your vote for re-election. He has been committed to the people of Milford for many years. He brings invaluable knowledge of planning, development and management of town affairs. He has insight as to what is required for the town’s ...

Chen is best choice

Dave Chen is a respectful, honorable and sincere person. He has lived in Amherst for more than 35 years; and has volunteered his time to various positions in Amherst. He loves Amherst. He wants Souhegan to be the best high school in New Hampshire. He wants the children of Amherst to receive the ...

Put aside differences

The people of Parkland were not as fortunate as I was my freshman year at Manchester West High School. Although we practiced a variety of safety procedures every year since kindergarten, nothing could have prepared us for the real situation. Not a single shot was ever fired in Manchester, but ...

Vote for Mike Akillian

I’m running for re-election as an Amherst Selectman. Here’s why, and why I’d like your vote in March. My wife, Carol, and I have lived in Amherst since 2009. In that time, besides serving twice as selectman, I’ve served on the town’s Ways & Means Committee, the Capital ...

Hoyt seeks vote

I am running for Cemetery Trustee, because I believe the Trustee Board should be free of conflict and transparent to the public. The Department of Public Works director is accountable to cemetery trustees on matters concerning the cemetery. My opponent works as the administrative assistant ...

Support Articles 24, 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 ...

Society seeks help

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. ...

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 ...