Opinion

Vote for Walter Gallo for Bedford library trustee

Bedford Letters

Bedford voters interested in the quality of our Bedford Public Library should vote for Walter Gallo as library trustee in Bedford’s town elections on March 13. A retired U.S. Marine Corps Col., Walter’s life has been all about service. He is a long-time member and board director of the ...

Vote NO on SB 2 in Brookline

HB Letters

On election day, March 13, at the bottom of Brookline’s town ballot, there will be a seemingly harmless question vaguely asking whether we want to adopt “official ballot voting on all issues.” Seems benign when you put it that way. However, what it means is ending our 249 year tradition ...

Restore sustainable spending in schools

HB Letters

The Hollis Brookline Cooperative School District has several warrant articles on this year’s warrant, that if approved will significantly increase property taxes for households in Hollis and Brookline. As the former Hollis Brookline Cooperative Budget Committee Chairman, I am very concerned ...

SB 2 is not for Hollis and Brookline

HB Letters

Why do some want the SB 2 form of town meeting versus the traditional town meeting? The benefits of SB 2 are always touted as allowing more people to vote on the town warrant articles because voting is conducted on election day. This is definitely a benefit. But, what is it that people can vote ...

Help keep our schools safe

Merrimack Letters

The tragedy in Parkland, Fla., this past week was the latest in a series of unspeakable acts of violence in our country’s schools. Many parents are asking what they can do to help protect our children and ensure that our communities are safe. Change starts with each and every one of us. As ...

Mass murder can happen anywhere

Cabinet Editorials

In the wake of the murder of 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, any debate over increasing security measures at any New Hampshire schools should halt. To be opposed to increased security – cameras in the halls of Souhegan High School, for ...

Question them

Cabinet Editorials

The next time you have occasion to speak with or write to one of the members of the New Hampshire congressional delegation – Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, or U.S. Reps. Carol Shea Porter or Annie Kuster, ask them this: “Do you accept donations from the National Rifle ...

Thumbing the Files for March 1

Cabinet Editorials

75 years ago, 1943 Three hundred people attended Milford’s first “Health for Victory Club” meeting. The group was organized to provide better meal planning, more nutrition and increased food production. Sgt. Melio Riccitelli of Milford was a cooking instructor at the Bakers and Cooks ...

Schmuck of the month

Cabinet Editorials

Oh, I know what you’re thinking. Because, as Dylan said, “I can see through your eyes, and I see through your brain,” and because I do, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking: “Benjamin Kelly is a schmuck.” Well, yes. In fact, he’s SCHMUCK OF THE MONTH for ...

Goulet right for job

Cabinet Letters

There are two people running for one opening on the Souhegan School Board. It is important for voters to understand what their choice will mean when it comes to getting things done as a member of the Souhegan School Board. The two candidates may have many things in common, but I can guarantee ...

Invest in firefighters

Cabinet Letters

Before we as taxpayers consider spending $3.9 million on an addition to the fire station, shouldn’t we first invest into our call firefighters? The call firefighters do a tremendous job responding to fire calls, yet we don’t pay them a proper wage. A call firefighter with three years of ...

Society gives thanks

Cabinet Letters

Last year, 2017, was a terrific year for the Milford Historical Society. With the help of many volunteers, and support from local businesses, we opened two new exhibitions. The response from our visitors has been very exciting. Our Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day Open Houses drew large crowds ...

Re-elect Fougere

Cabinet Letters

Mark Fougere has been a dedicated selectperson and deserves your vote for re-election. He has been committed to the people of Milford for many years. He brings invaluable knowledge of planning, development and management of town affairs. He has insight as to what is required for the town’s ...

Chen is best choice

Cabinet Letters

Dave Chen is a respectful, honorable and sincere person. He has lived in Amherst for more than 35 years; and has volunteered his time to various positions in Amherst. He loves Amherst. He wants Souhegan to be the best high school in New Hampshire. He wants the children of Amherst to receive the ...

Put aside differences

Cabinet Letters

The people of Parkland were not as fortunate as I was my freshman year at Manchester West High School. Although we practiced a variety of safety procedures every year since kindergarten, nothing could have prepared us for the real situation. Not a single shot was ever fired in Manchester, but ...

Vote for Mike Akillian

Cabinet Letters

I’m running for re-election as an Amherst Selectman. Here’s why, and why I’d like your vote in March. My wife, Carol, and I have lived in Amherst since 2009. In that time, besides serving twice as selectman, I’ve served on the town’s Ways & Means Committee, the Capital ...

Hoyt seeks vote

Cabinet Letters

I am running for Cemetery Trustee, because I believe the Trustee Board should be free of conflict and transparent to the public. The Department of Public Works director is accountable to cemetery trustees on matters concerning the cemetery. My opponent works as the administrative assistant ...