Opinion

Laying a strong foundation

Cabinet Letters

Opponents of Medicaid expansion invoke the value of personal responsibility to oppose government-sponsored healthcare. They say that it is the fault of the individual for lacking the ability to afford healthcare and that government programs such as Medicaid encourage dependency. Additionally, ...

No sacrifice

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The proposed New Hampshire Community Rights State Constitutional Amendment, CACR19, has faced criticisms that community rights don’t exist, and that upholding these rights blindly blocks development. I respectfully refute these assertions. The community’s right to local self-determination ...

Holiday shows set

Cabinet Letters

I would like to inform your readers of three upcoming Holiday concerts coming up very soon, that I feel they will really enjoy: • Hollis Town Band & Christmas Chorus will perform a holiday concert at the Hollis-Brookline High School (off Rte. 122 in Hollis) at 7 p.m., Saturday. Our ...

Insanity

Cabinet Letters

The most glaring deficiency in this latest attempt by Congressional Republicans to pass at least something is the fact that, although challenged to support their main theory, they come up again and again empty handed. The premise given for this deficit busting piece of legislation is that the ...

We need to be on right side of the fight

Cabinet Editorials

The group known as Wilton Peace Action launched itself into our local public consciousness on Jan. 21 when it joined women all over the world with its own observance of The Women’s March in Wilton’s Main Street Park. And, much to our surprise and to our delight, the group is still ...

Are you moved to help?

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The Milford United Methodist Youth Mission Team is working toward a lofty goal this year. The team wants to go to Houston to help with the clean-up from hurricane Harvey the week of June 24- June 30, 2018. Thanks to a group called Youth Work Camps they have a way to reach this goal and they ...

Why no enforcement?

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This morning, Nov. 14, I was traveling east on Elm Street toward the Oval. There was about a 15-minute delay to get by the Oval. There was a tractor trailer about 45-feet long with a sleeper tractor trying to get around the Oval. He didn’t make it, which held up traffic . I thought we had ...

It’s time to do the right thing

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By the time you read this, we hope that Sen. Al Franken has taken the lead and shown his peers, and the rest of male society, how to do the right thing. We hope he has resigned from the United States Senate, and we hope that in his resignation speech he says this: “What I did was stupid, ...

School board has a long way to go

Cabinet Editorials

While we strongly agree with Milford Superintendent of Schools Robert Marquis that the town’s kindergarten program should be expanded from half day to full, we also think that school board member Len Mannino has a point about career training and language skills. Which, of course, brings us ...

Seasonal warnings important

Cabinet Editorials

It is time, again, for seasonal warnings but if you’ve lived here long enough you probably have a handle on what to do and not to do. Still. ... Here’s one from the state Fish and Game Department: “Motorists are advised to watch for deer crossing roadways this time of year, especially ...

Let us all count our many blessings

Cabinet Editorials

“When I’m worried and I can’t sleep, I count my blessing instead of sheep, “ And I fall asleep, counting my blessings.” Bing Crosby sang it. Diana Krall sang it. It’s one of those songs that have been around for decades, are featured in movies, and sung in churches. This ...

Reflecting on current events

Cabinet Editorials

Now and then, I like to look around the world to see what’s going on and how I feel about it. Here, then, is that: ■ “Cards Against Humanity,” which bills itself as the world’s most inappropriate adult card game, is seeking donations to help pay for a plot of land it claims to have ...

EPA waters down rules

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I’ll bet Trump supporters in Merrimack, Litchfield and other towns locally impacted by perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, contamination in their drinking water are thrilled that Trump’s EPA appointees are looking out for the interests of the chemical industry rather than average citizens like ...

We need Medicare for all

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It was disconcerting for me to read your editorial today, Oct. 22, 2017, “Have we created a monster.” It seems that The Telegraph makes the same mistake that nearly everyone who discusses health care in America today makes. You (and they) continue to refer to “bailing out the insurance ...

The ‘swamp’ is growing

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Looks like Trump and his Republicans have decided not to drain the swamp after all! Nope, they’re just going to drain Medicaid and Medicare, oh, and your pension, too. Nothing like limiting contributions to the old 401k to help out the middle class! Check out the Republican tax ...

What kind of society do we want to be?

Cabinet Editorials

We know, of course, that in a time when 28 people can be massacred in a Texas church that the welfare of a dozen kittens pales. But the abandonment of those kittens in Hollis still says something, something about the cruel individual who abandoned them, that’s for sure, but we wonder, too, ...

Let’s discuss Daylight Saving Time

Cabinet Editorials

For many a year, The Cabinet has editorialized against Daylight Saving Time. We said it made no sense; we said there were no longer enough farmers (for whom it was created) to warrant its continuation. Stay with Eastern Standard Time, we said. Recently, we have been listening to new ...

Thumbing the Files

Cabinet Editorials

75 years ago, 1941 In London, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. G.M. Barnes was quoted as saying that the British and Americans were producing a secret weapon that would prove “a great surprise” to the Germans. He did not hint at what type the weapon was. The Town Hall Theatre in Wilton was showing ...

Lunkhead of the year…

Cabinet Editorials

Here we are in mid-November and fortunate to have an early Christmas present: From the “State-by-State” column in USA Today, we have two choices for lunkhead of the year. Or the month. Or whatever you choose. You can vote any way you choose, but only vote more than once if you grew up in ...

Terrible decision

Cabinet Letters

Milford Public Works has done a terrible thing to the ecologically important and awe-inspiring Heron Pond. On the order of the Board of Selectmen, led by Chair Mark Fougere, staff breached the beaver dam that creates Heron Pond, lowering it by at least a foot-and-a-half, and putting at risk the ...