Cabinet Letters

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 ...

A travesty

Milford’s Board of Selectmen, led by chairman Mark Fougere, has made another terrible decision by selling 10 acres of rare and valuable Appalachian oak-pine forest for a paltry $1,658 (after paying timber tax and forester’s fee). The townspeople of Milford need to know what natural ...

Hypocrisy?

Two seemingly unrelated issues amply illustrate the hypocricy of our our Republican-controlled legislature in Concord and of Sen. and Selectman Gary Daniels, in particular. SB193 purports to give everyone a chance to send their children to private schools or to home school them, but in fact ...

‘Most likely to succeed’

To Milford and surrounding communities: To begin the school year, Milford educators assembled to watch a film titled “Most Likely to Succeed,” a slickly edited chronicle of the project-based learning at San Diego’s High Tech High School, a charter school. The film celebrated the ...

Laying a strong foundation

Opponents of Medicaid expansion invoke the value of personal responsibility to oppose government-sponsored healthcare. They say that it is the fault of the individual for lacking the ability to afford healthcare and that government programs such as Medicaid encourage dependency. Additionally, ...

No sacrifice

The proposed New Hampshire Community Rights State Constitutional Amendment, CACR19, has faced criticisms that community rights don’t exist, and that upholding these rights blindly blocks development. I respectfully refute these assertions. The community’s right to local self-determination ...

Holiday shows set

I would like to inform your readers of three upcoming Holiday concerts coming up very soon, that I feel they will really enjoy: • Hollis Town Band & Christmas Chorus will perform a holiday concert at the Hollis-Brookline High School (off Rte. 122 in Hollis) at 7 p.m., Saturday. Our ...

Insanity

The most glaring deficiency in this latest attempt by Congressional Republicans to pass at least something is the fact that, although challenged to support their main theory, they come up again and again empty handed. The premise given for this deficit busting piece of legislation is that the ...

Are you moved to help?

The Milford United Methodist Youth Mission Team is working toward a lofty goal this year. The team wants to go to Houston to help with the clean-up from hurricane Harvey the week of June 24- June 30, 2018. Thanks to a group called Youth Work Camps they have a way to reach this goal and they ...

Why no enforcement?

This morning, Nov. 14, I was traveling east on Elm Street toward the Oval. There was about a 15-minute delay to get by the Oval. There was a tractor trailer about 45-feet long with a sleeper tractor trying to get around the Oval. He didn’t make it, which held up traffic . I thought we had ...

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 ...