Opinion

Q&A from Parent Forum on Amherst’s Cemetery Fields

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: Concerned parents raised several questions at the Feb. 20 Parent Forum on Cemetery Fields. 1. What will happen to the playground after September 1, 2014? The Amherst Recreation Commission stated that there would be no more public playground in Amherst come the end of summer ...

Amherst playing fields and taxes

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: The voters of Amherst have an opportunity to solve the playing field shortage, and save on taxes March 11. We purchased the property on Stearns Road, aka Acorn Fields, to solve the playing field crisis in Amherst. All costs for these fields will be privately funded – ...

A letter to the town of Milford voters

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: This is a letter to the town of Milford voters. I am running for selectman again this year because I believe we need to go back to the founding purpose for this position. A selectman must be unbiased in his representation of the community he or she serves, such that the ...

Vote yes on Milford Warrant Article 21

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: When the town purchased the Brox Property in 2000, there were a lot of promises made. One of the major arguments made in favor of the purchase was the fact that the town could recoup most of the purchase price simply by selling off the material left behind by the former gravel ...

One corporations one vote?

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: Imagine a debate between two teams: Behemoth Corp. versus Common People. Both teams are on the stage awaiting the debate’s start. Seems fair so far, but wait, the BC team pulls out huge megaphones attached to amplified speakers which face the audience. The ...

Choices: Nature versus uncertain money in Milford

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: The Milford Selectmen want to see if they can take nature at the Brox Property and turn it into dollars by selling the gravel that resides below the forests that are used by a diversity of wildlife species and enjoyed by the outdoor public. How much money this might make for ...

Support Milford Warrant Article 11 on March 11

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: I urge every Milford voter to support town Warrant Article 11, it is well over due. The town should have done something like this 20 years ago. The time has come. So get out there and vote on March 11 and vote yes on town Article 11. GEORGE HOYT Member of the Milford ...

Big ticket items on Wilton Town Meeting agenda

Cabinet Letters

WILTON – Voters at Wilton Town Meeting should be prepared for a long evening – there are several big ticket money articles that should prompt a lot of discussion. The traditional meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the Florence Rideout Elementary School ...

Come to the Hollis Brookline Common Core forum on March 29

HB Letters

To the Editor: Common Core has been called the most sweeping education reform program in the history of the United States. Now into its third year of implementation here in Hollis and Brookline, school officials have been working to align standards and curricula with the Common Core due to ...

I ask for your vote on March 11

HB Letters

To the Editor: My name is Carolyn Johnson and I am running for the Hollis Brookline Co-op School Board. I have lived in Brookline with my husband for 20 years. We have two children; my son will be graduating from high school this spring and my daughter will graduate next year. I have thought ...

Vote yes on Hollis Article 18 – Stop legal corruption

HB Letters

To the Editor: How is it possible, you might ask, for political corruption to be legal? The answer is really quite simple. In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the 2002 McCain-Feingold Act by a 5-4 vote creating what some have called the political equivalent of a new Wild ...

It’s a job gap, not a wage gap

Bedford Letters

As women and as human resources professionals, we believe the national and state-wide Democratic agenda surrounding Paycheck Equity is unnecessary and misleading. It is against the law to pay women differently than men based on their gender. This law has been in effect for over 50 years, under ...

The little town that does

Cabinet Editorials

Lyndeborough is the smallest town in The Cabinet’s coverage area, but when it comes to planning for the future, especially for future spending, it just might be the smartest. Lyndeborough uses a capital reserve fund concept to prepare for major expenditures like fire trucks or road ...

No and no again

Cabinet Editorials

Oh, how we hate to disagree with our Sports Editor Joe Marchilena but disagree we do about his column last week calling for a shot clock in high school basketball. Joe, you see, is frustrated because some teams choose to hold the ball and run what has euphemistically come to be called a ...

Flag from nation’s capitol presented to Milford

Cabinet Editorials

100 years ago, 1914 The region was dealing with one of the heaviest all-day storms reported in years. Many Milford people spent an afternoon digging trenches to turn the floods from their cellars. A meeting of the Amherst Progressive Club was postponed because of inclement weather. It was ...