Opinion

Wadleigh Library should be a No. 1 priority for area

Cabinet Letters

The “Library Deserves Respect” editorial of Oct. 19 is very well presented, but just to add a very important point. Older senior citizens of Milford, living either in a private home or in one of the many 60-plus apartments, so many of them never having developed use of internet, are very ...

Another view on farm animals

Merrimack Letters

To the Editor: I would like to offer another view on a recent letter published in the journal regarding the treatment of farm animals raised for food. In the letter, it stated that animals are abused and mistreated for our consumption. While there are exceptions, this is not the rule. Farmers ...

Crimeline thanks tourney sponsors

Merrimack Letters

To the Editor: The Merrimack Crimeline members would like to thank the sponsors of the golf tournament held on Sept. 13. The Merrimack Crimeline thanks all of our sponsors, as without their support this tournament would not be as successful as it is. We urge all of you to support these ...

Some things to ponder

Cabinet Editorials

• The usual warning has come down from Concord: If you go into the woods this time of year, put on bright orange clothing, especially fluorescent orange hats, vests or jackets. Yes, it’s hunting season and it’s time to be wary. Most hunters take care before they shoot, but not everyone ...

‘Walk, Johnny, Walk’

Cabinet Editorials

Wilton Town Administrator Scott Butcher, in a recent meeting with the Board of Selectmen, said something we really like. In discussing some of the town’s projects, he mentioned being part of the Safe Routes to School Program and how a crosswalk near the police station fits into that. Well, he ...

Thumbing the Files

Cabinet Editorials

75 years ago, 1942 From his lookout station on Federal Hill in Milford, George R. Foster reported that fall foliage was at its best with maples and sumach unusually brilliant. The Milford Draft Board sent 13 men to be examined by Army physicians at the Manchester induction center. The Rev. ...

Tillerson has to leave like a champ

Cabinet Editorials

So, here’s what has to happen: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has to find a reasonable, intelligent, believable way to say … I HATE THIS JOB. I QUIT. Without saying I hate this job, I quit. He’s got to get out with his dignity intact. OK, it’s too late for that, but he’s got to get ...

The sky is not falling when it comes to school security

Cabinet Letters

As a member of Souhegan’s Community Council Security Committee, which spent the summer performing a comprehensive review of security at Souhegan, I was surprised to see a “sky is falling” letter to the editor from a member of WFGS in the last edition of the Citizen. Unlike the writer of ...

Haunted Happenings in Wilton set for Oct. 17

Cabinet Letters

On Oct. 17, from 3-5 p.m., organizer and host Mark Linn will bring a group of people to haunted Vale End Cemetery in Wilton for a two-hour paranormal investigation that is part of a special Halloween event. He will have a special guest, which will be psychic medium Stephanie Burke. She has been ...

Group extends ‘huge thank you‘ to the Merrimack community

Merrimack Letters

To the Editor: On Saturday, Sept. 9, Merrimack Friends and Families hosted a community yard sale. When you support Merrimack Friends and Families Yard Sale, whether it be though volunteering, donating or shopping, you are supporting our community. All of our proceeds go towards our charitable ...

‘Casablanca’ is never out of date

Cabinet Editorials

An open, and of course charming, letter to Dennis Markaverich, owner of Wilton’s Town Hall Theatre, a letter to which I trust you will all add your psychic signitures: Dear Dennis, As you probably know, being the film buff that you are, Nov. 26 is the 75th anniversary of the release of ...

It’s ‘Just the beginning’

Cabinet Editorials

Wilton keeps moving forward with plans to improve the attraction to its lovely downtown. Recently, the town applied for a spot on the National Register of Historic Places, a designation already held by its historic Town Hall. Now, on Friday, Wilton will officially open its downtown river walk. ...

Tackle football participation needs rethought

Cabinet Editorials

It is long past time for parents to seriously reconsider allowing their children to participate in tackle football games, especially those kids who are age 12 and under. We’ve known for some time that getting hit in the head, even if those hits don’t cause concussions, could cause long-term ...

Local Girl Scout gives thanks for assistance with project

Cabinet Letters

Hello, my name is Erica Faucher, and I have just completed my Girl Scout Silver Award Project. It is the second highest award a Girl Scout can earn. At the MCAA (Milford Community Athletic Association), I created an equipment swap. The equipment swap works by customers bringing their old ...

Hurricane season has left many in need of help

Cabinet Letters

This has been a devastating hurricane season, with Harvey, Irma and Jose in our rearview mirror and Maria barreling up the Atlantic. And the season goes through Nov. 1, so who knows if there will be more to come. Needless to say, our help is desperately needed. The Congregational Church of ...

Our response to climate uncertainty is a bet on the odds

Bedford Letters

To the Editor: A previous writer contended that if there is even a 1 percent chance climate change is due to manmade activities, that we should treat it as a certainty (inferring massive political response). Should we ever, personally or politically, buy into the 1 percent doctrine, regardless ...

AARP Foundation tax aide program ‘rewarding’

Bedford Letters

To the Editor: I would like to introduce a volunteer opportunity that I have found to be very rewarding. It is the AARP Foundation Tax- Aide program, and it offers free tax-filing help with special focus on low income and elderly taxpayers. You don’t have to be a tax expert to join; free ...

Thank you to Old Home Days organizers, attendees

HB Letters

To the Editor: Hi, I’m Sofia of Sofia’s Traveling Zoo. I first want to thank the Old Home Days committee for once again allowing me to present my animals at Old Home Days this year and for giving me double the space. A number of people told me mine was one of the busiest booths at OHD, ...

Service project supports town

Merrimack Letters

To the Editor: Merrimack Friends and Families gives to our community in so many ways. Our Service programs are scheduled throughout the year and our members volunteer their time to support our projects. Last year our membership logged over 380 hours of volunteer service time. The first service ...

YMCA food drive benefits shelter

Merrimack Letters

To the Editor: The YMCA of Greater Nashua is pleased to share that its food drive during the month of September netted more than 130 cases of non-perishable food, diapers and personal hygiene items. This week the Y delivered these items to the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter. One of the Y’s ...