Opinion

Job well done

Cabinet Letters

Kudos to Rep. Jeanine Notter for her stand supporting the right of folks to carry firearms in our state capital buildings. While it is acknowledged that armed guards are on the premises and do a fine job, it must also be acknowledged that numerous events, meetings, and hearings with hundreds, ...

Councilor seeks re-election

Bedford Letters

My name is David Gilbert, and I am running for re-election to the Bedford Town Council. I want to continue to represent the residents of Bedford by insuring that we continue to provide a high level of services at a reasonable price. I believe our goals should include maintaining our appeal as ...

Diane O’Neil for Bedford

Bedford Letters

I am writing to support Diane O’Neil for Bedford Town Clerk because I believe she is the most qualified person running for the position. As a candidate, she brings 10 years of town government experience and over 25 years of professional experience. I am positive Diane will deliver exceptional ...

Diane will bring experience

Bedford Letters

I am writing in support of Diane O’Neil as candidate for Town Clerk. Our kids played softball together and I met Diane through my coaching in the Bedford Sports Recreational program and got to know her well. Over the years, I found Diane to be available and always supportive of the needs ...

American Legion Posts to Help Communities

Bedford Letters

Military veterans in and around the Southern Districts of Belknap, Cheshire, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, Strafford and Sullivan Counties are invited for a special service session at Merrimack Post 92 located at 43 Baboosick Lake Rd., Merrimack, NH 03054. State teams along with local ...

Why is State Curtailing ATV Use and Tourism?

Merrimack Letters

I am a New Hampshire resident and I am extremely troubled about several measures before the State Legislature that would essentially kill Off-Highway Recreational Vehicles (OHRV) (i.e., ATVs, UTVs) use and the associated tourism it brings to NH. Just as bad is the position the State has taken ...

If the EPA won’t protect us and our communities

Merrimack Letters

The long-awaited EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) PFAS (per- and polyflouroalkyl substances) Action Plan released on February 14th outlined steps the agency will take to address PFAS contamination and to protect public health. The plan: · Provides both short-term solutions and ...

Change in start time a good thing

Cabinet Editorials

Too bad they have to wait a year, but starting in September 2020, students in Amherst middle and high school will be able to get a bit more sleep in the morning because school officials there finally decided to make start times later. We say “finally decided” because we can’t for the ...

Let’s make history together

Cabinet Letters

History isn’t just dusty old artifacts, yellowed paper or faded photographs, or nearly forgotten stories. History is happening now, changing daily, and constantly evolving. We invite you to join us in making history in Milford. The Milford Historical Society is celebrating our fortieth year ...

A job well done

Cabinet Editorials

We do not know the name of the New Hampshire state trooper who, after last week’s snow storm, issued 17 tickets to drivers who had not bothered to clear the snow off of their cars, thus finding themselves in violation of Jessica’s Law, named for a young woman killed when flying ice hit a ...

Thumbing the Files

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1948 The three-story brick store and post office building in Amherst, owned by Andrew J. Raymond, was destroyed by fire. It was the only three-story building on town and had been a Village landmark since 1809. Also housed in the building were the IGA market on the first floor ...

Grain Elevator Fire

Cabinet Editorials

In March 1964, firefighters from five towns battled two major warehouse fires in two days, including this spectacular blaze at the Wirthmore grain storage elevator on Mill Street in Milford.

Year of community impact planned at United Way

Cabinet Editorials

It seems like not too long ago that at the United Way we planned one event per year: Day of Caring. That was a great event, where we connected folks to various agencies to go out and in one big day of service help with painting walls, digging gardens, cleaning up basements, etc. Hard to ...

Smart investing for our schools and community

Cabinet Editorials

When you head to the ballot box on March 12, please consider voting YES on the Amherst School District Warrant Article 15. This Article will ask you to approve $225,000 to fund a comprehensive study to be conducted by a professional architectural or engineering firm specializing in educational ...

Collision repair program at NCC aims to fill the labor gaps

Cabinet Editorials

While a strong economy means Granite Staters are finding work, it doesn’t mean applicant skills evenly match with market demands. Many of the trades continue to find themselves with an aging workforce and a shortage of candidates with the right skills. Community colleges and industry ...

An interesting end

Cabinet Editorials

Well, goodbye Amy Klobuchar, it’s been good to sort of know you, more or less. Less. Klobuchar, the Democratic senator from Minnesota, recently announced her campaign to become the Democratic nominee to challenge Donald Trump in 2020 – assuming Trump survives a primary challenge which is ...

Open letter to Bedford,

Bedford Letters

New Hampshire, 2019 Town Council candidates David L. Gilbert, William Carter, Denise Ricciardi and Bryan Lord: Dear Candidates, In August 2018 I spoke critically of the proposed Bow Lane development project at a Conservation Commission meeting and a Planning Board meeting. I spoke as a ...

Please vote on March 12 to change the situation

Bedford Letters

Once again, developers proposing a massive high-density apartment complex in the middle of Bedford and their minions continue whining before town boards and in the newspapers about “workforce housing” (WFH). This we suspect, is a ploy to garner sympathy for their project when not one ...

Feels like the President has “switched sides”

HB Letters

Our President has strong beliefs about Putin that “Benedict Arnold” would love: #1) Putin’s assessment that North Korea’s ballistic missile system is NOT capable of hitting the USA with a nuclear weapon......over his own Intelligence team, who said that North Korea CAN hit the USA ...

To “Disappointed”

Merrimack Letters

I am writing to rebut some of the inaccurate claims laid forth by Rep. Jeanine Notter, and to call her out for the name-calling that passes for “dialogue” from some of today’s politicians. In her recent letter about NH state reps being forbidden from carrying firearms into the state house ...