Opinion

Cornerstones

Cabinet Editorials

Nancy Morrison said something that was absolutely on point when she spoke at the recent Mont Vernon Town Meeting. In a discussion about a plan to build a new Daland Memorial Library – part of an overall proposal to renovate the Town Hall and the McCollom Building – she spoke in favor of ...

Selectmen, take note

Bedford Letters

The need for a new library has been discussed off and on for over thirty years. Over two decades ago a plan was developed to preserve the existing Arts and Crafts library as a stunning reading room in a new structure adjacent to Carlton Pond. The rationale was the room was too good to lose and ...

Well done

Cabinet Editorials

Good for Amherst voters. At the recent town elections, they approved two warrant articles that will benefit the town’s conservation commission and help to preserve part of what is essentially Amherst – it’s rural character. First, they backed a proposal to allow all of the Land Use ...

Yeah, they’re all schmucks

Cabinet Editorials

Sometimes it’s just too easy, and that was the case in determining March’s SCHMUCK OF THE MONTH. The honor goes – absolutely no contest – to Washington, D.C., Councilman Trayon White, Sr. who recently posted a video in which he warned of “climate manipulation” and blamed the ...

Thumbing the Files for March 29

Cabinet Editorials

75 years ago, 1943 Miss Adeline Chase, a former Red Cross nurse in Milford, was seriously injured when she was thrown from a horse in Philadelphia where she was supervisor of nurses at University Hospital. Lt. Charles Burpee, a 1933 graduate of Milford High School, led the first American ...

Change

Cabinet Editorials

It is now the Wilton Select Board, and that is a victory – a victory for women, of course, but also a victory for common sense. How could it remain a Board of Selectmen when a woman has been serving on it? The 2-1 vote to change the name is welcome and, we hope, a precursor to other ...

Responsibility

Cabinet Editorials

Not too long ago, we wondered in this space if New Hampshire law enforcement officials had forgotten to enforce the hands-free law. The law forbids using a phone while driving unless one could do so without holding the phone in one’s hands – thus the term “hands-free.” We are happy ...

The words of ‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’

Cabinet Editorials

Well, here’s a song I can’t get it out of my head, so I’m gonna share it with you in what is a searching, but probably vain, hope that it will end up in YOUR head and leave mine: SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE By Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller One day while I was eating beans At Smokey ...

Thumbing the Files for March 15

Cabinet Editorials

75 years ago, 1943 The Rev. Ramkdishna Shahn Modaks, a minister from Bombay, India, was stuck in the snow on the Mohawk Trail in North Adams, Mass., and didn’t get to Mont Vernon to deliver a scheduled talk. They managed to make it to Nashua the next day. The New Hampshire Council of ...

Vote for Walter Gallo for Bedford library trustee

Bedford Letters

Bedford voters interested in the quality of our Bedford Public Library should vote for Walter Gallo as library trustee in Bedford’s town elections on March 13. A retired U.S. Marine Corps Col., Walter’s life has been all about service. He is a long-time member and board director of the ...

Vote NO on SB 2 in Brookline

HB Letters

On election day, March 13, at the bottom of Brookline’s town ballot, there will be a seemingly harmless question vaguely asking whether we want to adopt “official ballot voting on all issues.” Seems benign when you put it that way. However, what it means is ending our 249 year tradition ...

Restore sustainable spending in schools

HB Letters

The Hollis Brookline Cooperative School District has several warrant articles on this year’s warrant, that if approved will significantly increase property taxes for households in Hollis and Brookline. As the former Hollis Brookline Cooperative Budget Committee Chairman, I am very concerned ...

SB 2 is not for Hollis and Brookline

HB Letters

Why do some want the SB 2 form of town meeting versus the traditional town meeting? The benefits of SB 2 are always touted as allowing more people to vote on the town warrant articles because voting is conducted on election day. This is definitely a benefit. But, what is it that people can vote ...

Help keep our schools safe

Merrimack Letters

The tragedy in Parkland, Fla., this past week was the latest in a series of unspeakable acts of violence in our country’s schools. Many parents are asking what they can do to help protect our children and ensure that our communities are safe. Change starts with each and every one of us. As ...

Mass murder can happen anywhere

Cabinet Editorials

In the wake of the murder of 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, any debate over increasing security measures at any New Hampshire schools should halt. To be opposed to increased security – cameras in the halls of Souhegan High School, for ...

Question them

Cabinet Editorials

The next time you have occasion to speak with or write to one of the members of the New Hampshire congressional delegation – Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, or U.S. Reps. Carol Shea Porter or Annie Kuster, ask them this: “Do you accept donations from the National Rifle ...

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 ...