Opinion

Requirement will hurt residents

Cabinet Letters

New Hampshire is about to enact the harshest work requirement in the United States on people who rely on Medicaid for health care. Earlier this year, when the New Hampshire Legislature re-authorized the state’s Medicaid Expansion Program, they requested a waiver from the federal government to ...

Community center grateful for student helpers

Merrimack Letters

The Board of Directors of the John O’Leary Adult Community Center, Inc., of Merrimack wishes to thank the Senior Class of Merrimack High School for their participation in this year’s Senior Service Day. On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, two students from the class visited the center and performed ...

Spurring growth

Cabinet Editorials

Here’s how the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance describes the state law that allows Milford officials to offer a tax break to the people developing the old Boston Shoe Store site on the Oval. “RSA 79-E is a state law that encourages investment in downtowns and village centers. It ...

Books are magic

Cabinet Editorials

Anything that attracts people to a library is all right with us, so applause for the new Story Trail at Wilton’s Public-Gregg Free Library. According to library director Pat Fickett, the trail was created “to bring parents/caregivers onto the library gounds by creating an opportunity to ...

Thumbing the Files for May 24

Cabinet Editorials

75 years ago, 1943 Because of government orders to conserve fuel, the midday B and M bus from Nashua to Peterborough was cancelled, leaving one bus in the morning and one in the late afternoon. A Japanese two-man submarine, captured at the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, was being trucked ...

Thank you

Cabinet Letters

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Letter Carrier’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive so successful. This annual drive helps to restock local food pantries, including the SHARE Food Pantry. Thanks to all who left donations for the mail carriers to pick up. Thanks to the letter ...

Update

Cabinet Letters

I want to acknowledge and appreciate the efforts of the Library Expansion Task Squad over the past 12 months. This volunteer team is made up of construction professionals, community members, library staff and library trustees. Their charge was to evaluate the current needs of Milford’s ...

A champion of the people

Cabinet Letters

The low-income residents of Hillsborough and Rockingham counties lost a champion with the recent passing of Richard “Dick” Delay Sr. of Bennington. For more than 35 years, Dick provided strong and effective leadership to the organization through his work on the board of directors of ...

Remember those who serve

Cabinet Editorials

In two weeks, it will be Memorial Day, and this year it might behoove us to prepare for the holiday by thinking about John McCain, who now faces death as bravely as he faced torture at the hands of the North Vietnamese. Unfortunately, the majority of Americans will spend the holiday paying ...

Thumbing the Files

Cabinet Editorials

75 years ago, 1943 Miss Pauline Mason, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mason of Mont Vernon, was the first girl in the secretarial-science class at Bay Path Institute of Commerce in Springfield, Mass., to be awarded a pin for typewriting at the rate of 75 words a minute. Lyndeborough ...

‘You don’t own me’

Cabinet Editorials

Let us talk about Lesley Gore. I was a year ahead of her in junior high school and never said two words to her and then she was gone, off to private school. And then she was famous with “It’s My Party” followed by “Judy’s Turn to Cry.” Followup songs were big in the early ‘60s. ...

Random Acts of Kindness

Cabinet Letters

In 2015, Great NH Restaurants decided to empower their management teams with a “Random Acts of Kindness” program. Managers of all the T-BONES, Cactus Jack’s, CJ’s and Copper Door restaurants surprise guests with free desserts, appetizers, or even entire meals when they see a touching ...

Vote against new restrictions

Cabinet Letters

We have all heard the expression “that doesn’t smell right.” I believe this is true of the proposed voting restriction bills, HB 1264 and 372, headed for Gov. Sununu’s office. In email communications with Sen. Andy Sanborn, I learned that virtually no voter fraud has occurred in New ...

Progress versus history

Cabinet Editorials

So, here we go again: Another piece of Milford history is for the chop. Years ago, it was the Stone House on Nashua Street. It was preserved, sort of. Now there’s a granite building on Tonella Road soon to fall to development, although the developer, kindly, as agreed to save the stones ...

Clearing the air

Cabinet Letters

Over the last several weeks there has been plenty of speculation about us leaving our positions with the town of Wilton. Wilton taxpayers have been asking questions and deserve honest answers. What precipitated our resignations? How bad does the work environment have to be for the entire staff ...

Conscience

Cabinet Editorials

Who can blame Speaker of the House Paul Ryan for forcing out the House chaplain after the Rev. Pat Conroy prayed something as odious as suggesting that lawmakers, in voting on a tax cut bill, make sure “there are not winner and losers under the new tax laws, but benefits balanced and shared ...

Thumbing the Files for May 10

Cabinet Editorials

75 years ago, 1943 It was believed that two escaped inmates of an industrial school were the persons who stole a car in Leominster, Mass. and abandoned it in Lyndeborough where three boxes of candy were found in the car and a rifle belonging to the car owner was found nearby. In war news, ...

Common decency, sense

Cabinet Editorials

In the age of Michelle Wolf, America is fortunate to have a supreme leader who sets a high moral example, a man of temperence, a man of virtue, a man who, unlike Wolf, does not demean others in search of a laugh, a man who treats others, especially women, as he would want to be treated, a man ...

It’s finally spring

Cabinet Letters

On Saturday, the Freedoms Way National Heritage Area will partner with the Amherst Heritage and Conservation Commissions and the Historical Society of Amherst in hosting events in the morning and afternoon. At 10:00 AM, a hike of the Haseltine Preserve will commence at the Austin Road Parking ...

Smart Move

Cabinet Editorials

Our story last week about Wilton’s Heritage Commission and Historical Society asking the Select Board to establish a right of way through private land to a 19th century cemetery brings into focus a dichotomy: When do the needs or rights of a town override the concept of private ...