Opinion

Not the best use of free speech

Cabinet Editorials

In last week’s Cabinet, we carried a letter from Graham Smith, the chairman of the Amherst Democratic Committee, according to the committee’s web site. In his letter, he criticized previous letter writers for their defense of a message carried on the Amherst Republican ...

Thumbing the Files for Aug. 15

Cabinet Editorials

100 years ago, 1913 Frank Leavitt, 52, of Amherst was killed by falling from a load of hay. He was bringing in the last load from the field when he fell, striking the ground on his head. Mrs. James Kecy, of Brookline, was the cause of having a warrant served on her son-in-law, James Wark. In ...

All births should be celebrated, not just the royal’s

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: I’m writing in response to some things you said in your recent article titled “Royal baby love.” First of all, I think it is so nice to see people rejoicing at the birth of a child, heir or not! God designed the human body of a woman to do exactly ...

Republicans fear new health system will work well

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: From its inception through the current phase in process, the Affordable Care Act has been under steady assault by various conservatives. The fear mongering now being used to bash Obamacare is a variation on the previous story line used to discredit Social Security and Medicare. ...

River volunteers appreciated

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: On Sunday, July 28, a group of more than 30 volunteers enjoyed a beautiful day of paddling, bird and wildlife watching and other joys of being on the Nashua River while also helping to battle the invasive water chestnut plant that grows abundantly in parts of the Pepperell Pond ...

A little historical perspective…

HB Letters

To the Editor: What did Presidents Hoover, Truman and Eisenhower have in common? This is something that should be of great interest to us all and I encourage you to share these facts. Back during the Great Depression, Herbert Hoover ordered the deportation of all illegal aliens in order to ...

Merrimack Friends & Family celebrates 40th anniversary

Merrimack Letters

Whether you are new to the area or have lived here forever, many of you are not familiar with Merrimack Friends & Families, a local nonprofit with a two-part focus as both a social and a service organization. A registered 501c3, MFF offers a way for women and their families to get ...

Royal baby love

Cabinet Editorials

We know a lot of people are tired of hearing about England’s new royal baby and the story has been, we admit, omnipresent, especially on network television. The American Revolution freed us from the tyranny of English royalty but apparently not from our fascination with it. Still, in ...

Build they will

Cabinet Editorials

It’s great when students learn by doing, which is precisely what teens in Milford High School’s building trades course will do when they build a pergola attached to Keyes Park’s pavilion. The Recreation Department is upgrading the pavilion area to include a brick ...

Can’t bear it

Cabinet Editorials

Who by now hasn’t learned that it’s not a good idea to leave your bird feeder out in the yard filled with bird food when there are hungry bears around? Apparently lots of folks, given the fact that we keep seeing reports of bears wandering into back yards and making a meal ...

Cabinet Editorials

For the week of Aug. 8-13 100 years ago, 1913 Rodney Woodman was to play Sir George Carlon in the Unitarian Church’s production of “In Honor Bound” at Milford Town Hall. In Ponemah, as E.M. Parker’s express auto passed by the Baker’s Tea ...

Celebrate Independence Day

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: We need more floats in the Independence Day parade. Let’s enjoy the freedoms that our Constitution protects and let our voices be heard. I don’t care what your opinion is, but I would love to see you paint it on a sign and parade it through town. You see, ...

Please give back through Boys & Girls Club

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: Over the past 19 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley has provided the youth of our community a positive environment that enables each and every one of them to find the greatness that lies within. As board members, we have observed first-hand how a nurturing ...

Free speech or just bad taste?

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: This is in response to two letters in the July 25 Cabinet, one of which defended the right of Republicans’ right of free speech with regard to their parade float, the other decrying previously published letters about the float as “petty fractious ...

Milford hosts state swim meet

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: This past weekend, the town of Milford hosted the Granite State Swim Association State Swimming Championships at Keyes Memorial Pool.  We welcomed 487 swimmers from Division 2 and 4 towns throughout the state who attended the meet. Hosting the championship meet was made ...

Congress: Party of Three

Bedford Letters

America’s founders never wanted our political system to be too fast moving, but it was never intended to be downright dysfunctional. The past three years of gridlock and political posturing have been disastrous. I shook my head as the last Congress – the 112th – ...

Memorial Elementary School congratulated on U.S. House floor

Bedford Letters

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to congratulate Bedford Memorial Elementary School for its selection by the Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence recently. Shea-Porter ...

We get the need for playing fields

Cabinet Editorials

OK, we get it: Amherst needs playing fields for the many local kids who desperately need to kick balls or run around tackling one another. We understand. So we’re not sure what agenda was advanced last week when Nancy McMillan, the town’s recreation director, gave a ...