Opinion

Milford should be proud

Cabinet Editorials

Kudos to the board that handled the Milford School Board election recount. They did what was clearly a commendable job, one noted gracefully by Len Mannino, who had requested the recount after he and fellow board incumbent Bob Willette had been bested in March’s election by write-in candidate ...

Thumbing the Files For April 4

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1948: Because of support from the Mont Vernon PTA and the assistance of the state Board of Health, 32 local children had their teeth examined and necessary dental work done. The dentist was Dr. A.D. Elkins of Wilton. Mrs. Livia Prestipino of Milford was working in the office of ...

1997 Recount

Cabinet Editorials

In 1997, Peter Bragdon won a three-year Milford School Board seat by 27 votes over Jack Danhof, and the election was settled in a recount. In the photo, above, Bragdon is sworn in by then-school district moderator Gary Daniels, left. Bragdon picked up five more votes and Danhof one more vote in ...

Congress should have better things to do

Cabinet Editorials

Is it over? Finally? Because I’m sick of the Mueller investigation and the whole Russian thingy that apparently has gone nowhere, so let’s knock it off and start doing the people’s real business, which is to say enacting laws that help real people, not Donald Trump’s buddies who ...

There are consequences to local identity politics

Cabinet Editorials

I’ve followed with interest the story of State Representative Safiya Wazir, who at age six was a refugee from totalitarian Afghanistan. She eventually found safety and freedom in our great country and in 2018 was elected to represent Merrimack District 17 (Concord’s Ward 8) at the State ...

Chamber Quickbooks training on tap for May

Cabinet Editorials

For more than 30 years, the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce has been dedicated to serving the 11 towns of the Souhegan Valley by promoting regional business and community prosperity through advocacy, economic development, networking opportunities and business education. We also represent ...

Put a halt to the spending

Cabinet Letters

The Democrats in the New Hampshire Legislature seem to have lost their minds. The sheer number of bills with enormous price tags have been passed by the Legislature is staggering. As it stands, spending for the 2020-21 budget would grow by $319 million. In the 2022-23 budget, spending would ...

Why reward illegals?

Cabinet Letters

According to a March 22, 2019, article in The Telegraph concerning the recent NH House of Representatives vote on HB 397, 203 democrats and one republican voted to reward some 15,000 illegals in our state with State driver’s licenses. The rationale given by Rep Casey Conley (D-Dover) was that ...

Licenses for people here illegally

Cabinet Letters

Has the lefts agenda dawned on you yet? First, they want to cripple law enforcement, not allow the state and local police to work with the feds regarding illegal immigration. Then they want to abolish ICE. They have pretty much lost the voter id argument, so now the latest ploy, let’s ...

Required to post a bond

HB Letters

New Hampshire does not require insurance to drive, however, it is my understanding that if a driver has no insurance he or she is required to post a bond in case of accidents. The state however does not verify the posting of said bond. Since no social security card and hence I assume no ...

What constitutes a socialist?

Bedford Letters

My prior two letters identified socialism’s antithetical morality and dysfunctional economic theory that assuredly leads to oppression, violence, privation and lost liberty. Most of the world’s economies are a mix of markets and socialistic government control and ownership, but ...

We cannot allow history to repeat itself

Merrimack Letters

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention there is a justifiable amount of evidence to keep the youth of America away form vaping products. These products contain the highly addictive substance nicotine, which has been shown to harm the developing brain. As a college ...

Vote ‘yes’ on Article 8

Merrimack Letters

Article 8 on the April 9th Merrimack School District Warrant: returns control of grading practices to the individual classroom teacher; restores grade reporting equity to its previous norms; and, brings back confidence in our school district which then equates to maintaining higher property ...

Been a unique and joyful experience

Merrimack Letters

Please consider becoming a host family for the Nashua Silver Knights. We became a host family in 2005, and have housed players from the Nashua Pride, the NH Fisher Cats, and now the Nashua Silver Knights. These are hard working young men chasing a dream. All they need is a little help along ...

The chance to choose

Cabinet Editorials

Recently we heard an interesting take on living in a small, rural town. It was brought up at Lyndeborough Town Meeting by a man who was the only person to vote “No” on a series of warrant articles seeking funding for several of the town’s capital reserve funds, something that the town has ...

Thank you

Cabinet Letters

Thank you for voting me in as a Souhegan Cooperative School Board Member. I was drawn to run by interests in the continued success of Souhegan, students and our community. Thank you to those who helped me articulate my views. The number of friends and family that came out to support my ...

Thumbing the Files for March 28

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1948 Milford Superintendent of Public Works Salvatore Grasso asked motorists to stay off back roads because the thaw was bringing frost out of the ground and making shoulders extremely soft. On several occasions, automobiles had been stuck and had to be towed. The Laughing ...

‘He’s all hat and no cattle’

Cabinet Editorials

As far as I can tell to this point, Beto O’Rourke lives up to, or down to, that old Texas saying: “He’s all hat and no cattle.” Oh, he’s young and enthusiastic and handsome and well-spoken and perhaps he has some ideas, but nothing that’s grabbed me. I’m no huge fan of ...

No more vaping

Cabinet Letters

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is a justifiable amount of evidence to keep the youth of America away form vaping products. These products contain the highly addictive substance nicotine, which has been shown to harm the developing brain. As a college ...