Opinion

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

Support Articles 24, 25

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In the upcoming Amherst town vote on March 13, the Amherst Conservation Commission asks for the support of the town’s residents by voting yes on Warrant Articles 24 and 25. Article 24 will provide the full revenue from the Land Use Change Tax to the ACC in years to come. The LUCT is paid by ...

Society seeks help

Cabinet Letters

It may come as a surprise to many, but our little town of Milford played an important role in African American History. Within the year, we are dedicating a large area in the museum and have assembled an experienced team to create a new exhibit, but we need you to help make the story complete. ...

Full-day kindergarten a must

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How, in this day and age when America is in desperate need of educated men and women, can public officials not know the importance of full-day kindergarten? And why, in this day and age, don’t they simply check out some facts online. Perhaps, we can help those Milford skeptics. Here, from ...

Theater company not forgotten

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Once upon a time, Milford had a wonderful theater company known as The American Stage Festival. It has been gone for many years, but it isn’t forgotten. Witness this announcement from the website Broadway World Palm Beach: “The life and work of one of the country’s greatest and most ...

We must join together

Cabinet Editorials

This is not the column I originally wrote for this week. This is not the column I sent on Saturday to Matthew, my editor. This is not that column. That column was filled with anger, filled with vitriol – anger at guns, anger at Congress, anger at the congressmen and congresswomen whom Kevin ...

Put meeting on calendar

Cabinet Letters

The WLC budget process for the coming school year is in its final stages. The next event is the final event, the School District Meeting held on March 10 at 9 a.m. Those who attend this meeting will be the only individuals who decide on how the district will fund education in the 2018-19 ...

Chen right for job

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I have known David Chen since 1980. I continue to admire his strength, his integrity, his intelligence, his diligence, his persistence and his sense of responsibility to his commitments. I also admire his willingness to ask the questions that need to be asked. I believe he will continue to ...

Select Board?

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In Wilton, men are men and so are women, at least in the opinion of Selectmen William Condra and Kermit Williams. During the February 12, 2018, selectmen’s meeting, the two defeated a motion proposed by Selectwoman Kellie-Sue Boissonnault to change the official name of the group from its ...

Vote yes on Article 3

Cabinet Editorials

Residents of Milford have a history of eventually supporting relatively expensive, but necessary, projects, although they are, in the main, reluctant to do so the first time any major project comes up for a March vote. How many times did it take to get approval for a new elementary school? ...