Opinion

May Balsama will be missed as chamber’s executive director

Cabinet Editorials

May Balsama will soon be stepping down as executive director of the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce, a post she has held for eight productive years. To say that she will be missed is an understatement. She took the chamber, and particularly its annual Expo, to new heights. Now she will be ...

Thumbing the Files for Nov. 14

Cabinet Editorials

100 years ago, 1913 The Milford Congregational Church celebrated its 125th anniversary with, among other things, old time hymns. Fr. Marshall D. Richards of Lyndeborough was held without bail for the grand jury on a charge of assault. Richards, the paper said, was an elderly man who ...

Stop inviting black bears to dinner

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: The American black bear is a medium-sized bear native to North America. It is the continent’s most widely distributed bear species. Black bears are omnivores with their diets varying greatly, depending on season and location. They typically live in largely forested ...

We wanted answers about Common Core, not a sales pitch

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: After attending a meeting on Common Core at Souhegan High School on Nov. 6, we have to admit that we were deeply disappointed in the presentation. We expected to hear what was good about the Common Core standards, what the problems were and how our district was going to ...

A Veterans Day message

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: As a senior citizen retiree on Social Security and a veteran with a small service connected disability pension, on this Veterans Day, I want to remind you of a couple of things. If we look around at the roads we drive on, the bridges we use, the buildings we work and live in, ...

Amherst Orthodontics 22nd Annual Great Pumpkin Contest

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: All of us at Amherst Orthodontics congratulate the winners of our 22nd annual Great Pumpkin decorating contest. The contest is held every year in honor of National Orthodontic Health Month. First-place winners for funniest, scariest and most original pumpkins were Stacy, of ...

Legislature should pass GMO labeling bill

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: Hedrick Smith, the Pulitzer Prize journalist, recently made a tour of our state, making presentations and leading serious discussions on the topic of his new book “Who Stole the American Dream?” To be brief, his message is that the American people are in ...

Bedford Letters

Crafts for a cause this Saturday To the Editor: I would like to let you know about a terrific craft fair that we put on at St. Elizabeth Seton Church here in Bedford every year. We offer spaces to New Hampshire crafts people and artists who create their own works or to New Hampshire owners ...

Thank you Terry Bendhardi

Merrimack Letters

Thank you Terry Benhardt To the Editor: Terry Benhardt moved to Connecticut recently and I thought you should know. “Who’s Terry Benhardt?” some will ask. Well, for the past 20 years, Terry has been the president of the Merrimack Youth Association Executive Board ...

Merrimack should sue the state to abolish turnpike tolls

Merrimack Letters

Merrimack should sue the state to nix Everett Turnpike tolls To the Editor: This past Thursday, Nov. 7, the Town Council had a chance to end the madness that has become the Merrimack Tolls. For years, we have been burdened by our state’s Highway Department in a never-ending ...

Stay safe when walking in woods

Cabinet Editorials

Deer hunting season opened last weekend and we have this advice from the late Russ Monbleau, of Milford. Russ said something along these lines vis a vis the wisdom of walking in the woods when hunters were out: “If you use common sense, it’s perfectly safe. In other ...

Theft of lamp selfish, criminal

Cabinet Editorials

Well, we know nothing is safe in this world as long as there are people who think that stealing is a reasonable way to earn their keep, such as it might be. That earning their keep causes a certain amount of harm to their community simply isn’t their concern. It is, however, ours ... ...

Donated millstone a nice addition to park

Cabinet Editorials

100 years ago, 1913 The Milford Congregational Church was preparing to celebrate its 125th anniversary on Nov. 20 and the first event was to be the recreation of one of the first sermons written and delivered by the Rev. Humphrey Moore, the first Milford pastor. The late train from Boston to ...

Serene hiking in Mile Slip forest

Cabinet Editorials

It’s hard to find peace and quiet in the modern world, but not impossible: Just drive to the end of Mile Slip Road in Milford, pull into the parking lot of the Mile Slip Town Forest, and go for a hike. It is amazing how quiet it is, except for the very occasional sound of an airplane ...

Support for Expo appreciated

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: This is a letter to all our wonderful guests, exhibitors, sponsors, volunteers and supporters for the Southern New Hampshire Expo 2013. It takes a whole lot of people to bring together all the elements of the Southern NH Expo. For the eighth consecutive year, the Souhegan Valley ...

An open letter to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: We are among the millions of people who are losing their health insurance thanks to Obamacare. We are losing it in spite of the repeated assurances of both President Obama and you, that if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. You sent us a letter dated Oct. 13, 2009, ...

Thank you, Rep. Woodbury

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: The New Hampshire Public Health Association would like to publicly thank Rep. David Woodbury, who is among those in this area whose hard work this past year helped further public health in New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Public Health Association (www.nhpha.org) is committed ...

The Memory Tree 2013

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: Sponsored by the Amherst Garden Club, the Memory Tree acts as a remembrance of a loved one to all who have made a donation. This tree, an Amherst tradition dating back to 1995, is located in the center of town speaking out with a twinkle to all who pass by. “Remember ...