Opinion

Fisher announces candidacy

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My fellow Americans, My name is Chris Fisher, and I intend to run for Congress in 2020. I am not a Republican. I am not a Democrat. Even if a political party chose to nominate me, I would reject the nomination. I am an American, and that is how I intend to run. I do not claim to represent a ...

Laura Taylor right for job

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Please join me in voting for Laura Taylor as a Souhegan Cooperative High School Board Member. I have had the pleasure of knowing Laura for many years while being a long time resident of Amherst. She is a respectful, loyal, unbiased person who takes pride in being well informed of school ...

Not so strong

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Just a quick correction to your piece about legal marijuana. You stated that today’s pot is much stronger than before, and you quoted THC in the 90 percent range. This is not true, most marijuana is in the low teens to mid 20 percent range not 90 percent.

More transparency

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We are lucky to live in a town where we are able to voice our opinion, and more importantly, vote on important issues in our town. I encourage all of you to vote on March 12. If you are a Milford resident, and are not registered to vote, I encourage you to register. It’s a privilege too many ...

Taking a stand against e-cigarettes

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Kudos to Brian Bagley, principal of the Wilton-Lyndeborough Middle-High School, for taking a strong stand against the use of electronic cigarettes, suggesting the installation of a system that would detect their use in the school’s bathrooms. It is a big problem, he said, with as many as 40 ...

Don’t forget to spring forward

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You probably don’t have to be reminded that Daylight Saving Time starts this weekend. To be precise, it begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10, but it’s quite all right to turn your clocks an hour ahead on Saturday before you go to bed. That way, you won’t arise thinking it’s 7 a.m. ...

Thumbing the Files for March 7

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71 years ago, 1948 The town announced Milford water was being chlorinated, although the chlorinator had been turned on by the water department a month earlier. The public works department delayed announcing the change to see if the public noticed anything, and there was no indication that ...

Believe what you want

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The Republicans on the House Oversight Committee were exactly like the Kansas City Chiefs: Got no defense, crank up the offense: Attack, attack, attack, ATTACK. Not a single Republican representative came out in defense of Donald Trump because, like the Chiefs ... well, you get it. So they ...

Lyndeborough zoning changes

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Article 2 (Question 1) merely replaces the existing zoning articles with the proposed articles with minor changes. For example, in section 408.00 it replaces the name USDA Soil Conservation Service with the new name of the agency being USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service. Article 3 ...

Let your voices be heard

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On March 11, beginning at 5 p.m., New Hampshire House Finance Committee members will host a public hearing on the state’s biennium budget at the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley’s Amato Center. This is a great opportunity for you, as residents of southern New Hampshire, to share ...

A step in the right direction

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On March 8, the New Hampshire House Commerce Committee votes on HB 560, a bill that goes a long way in addressing the wasteful proliferation of plastic bags in our state. New Hampshire is the only east coast state from Maine to Washington, D.C., that has not enacted a ban. Plastic shopping ...

Parking issues for businesses problematic

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There is clearly a lot of faith in the economic future of Milford. Look at the restaurants going up at the corner of Nashua and South streets and at the old Souhegan Bank building on Nashua Street. And look at how well so many long-established restaurants are doing on the Oval. And now look ...

Welcome to the candidates

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Good grief, it seems early. The New Hampshire presidential primary is at least 10 months away – depending upon when Secretary of State Bill Gardner decides it should be held – yet we’ve already been inundated with candidates and more to come. Even New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio might ...

Thumbing the Files

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71 years ago, 1948 The Milford Business Association was to suggest that the town’s Fire Department make monthly inspections of local businesses. The Milford High School Players presentged “Jane Eyre” at the Bales School auditorium with Cynthia Randall as Jane and Archie Carpentiere as ...

Thoughts on current events

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This Jussie Smollett story: Know why I find this fascinating? Because now, all of a sudden, out of the blue ... I’ve heard of him. Never had before. Wouldn’t know him from Adam and still wouldn’t except that I “Get the papers, get the papers” (vague “Goodfellas” reference.) Now ...

Legislative Update

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To my constituents in Amherst and to the surrounding communities: As your state representative in Concord, I would like to provide you with an overview of the bills we voted on during our most recent House session. Since I am limited in the size of the update, I am only going to mention those ...

Travel with the Chamber

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The Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce is excited to offer to the community a unique opportunity to travel internationally with us on a spectacular Food and Wine Tour of Italy. You do not need to be a Chamber member to participate in this exciting trip. The trip departs from Logan to Milan on ...

Open letter to Erick Erickson

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In 2016 you said you could not support Donald Trump because “I found him to be an amoral man and an unprincipled politician.” Now in 2019 you say you are “ready to vote for him in 2020. So what happened?” It appears to me that you are willing to trade principle for a better paycheck. ...

Get ready for more logging

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Fourteen acres of forest at Milford’s Brox town land are about to be cut down to make way for future sand and gravel excavation. Logging is scheduled to start March 1. This 14 acre forest is east of homes on Ches Mae Lane, and just north of houses on Mason Road and the lovely Cold ...