Cabinet Letters

Thanks for 17 years of donations to community

To the Editor: Please join me in a huge thank you for 17 years of support that we as a community have gained from Tony Tiner, Amherst Walmart manager. Through his efforts, he has supported many organizations through donations toward fundraising goals. Tony has been instrumental in ...

Town records document land gift and its impact

To the Editor: This letter is to clear up misconceptions in two July 20 letters about the 30-acre land gift from Melendy Country Association to the Milford Conservation Commission (CC), based on the evidence found in official town records going back to 2015. On June 11, 2015, the association ...

Politicians are failing New Hampshire on jobs

To the Editor: Lazy Gov. Sununu and political leaders fail New Hampshire on creating great jobs. Cable network CNBC ranked the best states for business and creating jobs. New Hampshire came in No. 18, with quality of workforce and education at No. 14 and No. 8. So as a population, we are doing ...

Group has worked with town for conservation gift

To the Editor: In 1974, several families purchased 57 acres with a farmhouse on Melendy Road in Milford. Most of us built our homes there, and we put 30-plus acres into current use. From the beginning, our vision was that this land would remain open. As we age and before the land passes to the ...

Shooting procrastination at Brox causes concern

To the Editor: On June 27, the Milford Board of Selectmen postponed until July 24 a meeting to discuss target shooting at the town-owned Brox property, with a presentation by members of the public regarding a proposed shooting range. This past winter, Police Chief Michael Viola had urged the ...

Thanks to students for styling seniors

To the Editor: On Wednesday, July 12, the Milford Recreation Department was thrilled to welcome Paul Mitchell School of Hair Design students and Katie Fisher from Belair Barber and Beauty for our Senior Coffee Connection Spa Day. Paul Mitchell students were styling each senior with the hair ...

‘What the heck am I paying for?’

To the Editor: Yes, the General Court of New Hampshire passed the 2018 budget. With the majority party in control, this means more cuts to services, more tax cuts for businesses and more misleading statements. Downshifting It’s been dusted off, shined up and trotted out again. Where will it ...

Letter damages Boggis’ legacy

To the Editor: In response to Suzanne Fournier’s letter in the July 13 Cabinet, I feel compelled to address the statements made toward Mr. Greg Boggis. I had the pleasure of serving with Mr. Boggis for few years on the Conservation Commission. The town benefited from his years of volunteer ...

Groups unfairly accused over land

To the Editor: This letter is a response to one recently published in this newspaper, written by Suzanne Fournier, titled “Environmental destruction masked as conservation.” That letter directly alleges collusion of the Milford Conservation Commission (MCC) and Melendy Country Association ...

School district moderator leaving

To the Editor: It is with much regret, but this week I submitted my resignation as moderator of the Souhegan Cooperative School District. Thirty years ago, William and I moved to Amherst – all the way across the country from my family. We’ve raised our two boys here, and had lives full of ...

Superfund site cleanup a long, positive journey

To the Editor: I don’t think that anyone is more pleased that the Fletcher Paint Superfund Site is coming to an end than I! My business is right next door to the entire cleanup, Power of One Chiropractic, and we have gone through it all from the beginning, the shaking, noise, disruption, ...

Environmental destruction masked as conservation

To the Editor: What appears to be a generous donation of 30 acres of land to the Town of Milford’s Conservation Commission by the Melendy Country Association is in process of becoming finalized. But is it generosity on the part of the Association or is it something else? The fact is that the ...

Pentagon spending hike not in nation’s best interest

To the Editor: I have lived in Harrisville and worked with students in NH’s public schools since 1975. It has been my privilege to work with many immigrant students and their families and to witness their remarkable courage and persistence. Our social safety net has been crucial in helping ...

Keep kids safe without being invasive

To the Editor: After reading last week’s editorial about the apparently crying need to submit to the “suggestions” of DHS to have every square yard of Souhegan High School under video surveillance, I can only say I expected more from the editorial staff of The Cabinet. I am not against ...

Thank you to florist from Milford Rec Department

To the Editor: On Wednesday, June 14, the Milford Recreation Department was thrilled to welcome Woodman’s Florist as its presenter for the June session of our Coffee Connection. Kevin first demonstrated by creating a beautiful arrangement in a watering can that was later raffled off to one ...

Brox property: Whose rights matter the most?

To the Editor: I am writing about the proposed informal shooting range at the Brox property. Upon the Milford police chief’s valid public safety concerns about the current target shooting at the Brox site and his recommendation that target shooting be banned from the site, all but one ...

Right to privacy sacrificed for sense of security

To the Editor: A couple of school resource officers come back from a seminar or class at the Department of Homeland Security (heartwarming title, isn’t it?) and tell the parents of Souhegan students that the way for them to feel secure is to look up anywhere in school and see a video camera ...

Defining the permit application process

What are they drinking in the water in Wilton? Chris Balch, in his letter in the June 1 edition, feels that after all of the criteria for a permit under the bylaws have been met, that subjective “common sense or conscience” be applied to the process. This means that there is no real ...

Lamminen was a ‘man who truly loved his town’

To the Editor: The town of Wilton lost its ambassador of good will and purveyor of friendship this past week, but he will never be gone as long as there are those who remember him as a man who truly loved his town and worked tirelessly to keep the dreams of his town alive. He was a man who ...

Thanks for help with, response to military exhibit

To the Editor: The response to the Milford Historical Society’s new military exhibition has been fantastic. On Memorial Day, visitors started arriving at 9:30 and filled the Carey House Museum until 1 p.m. It was wonderful to meet so many people who came to look for information on relatives, ...