Opinion

Returning money to rightful owners

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: House Bill 1546 is a win-win for New Hampshire. Money returned to lawful owners is money pumped back into the economy. It generates tax revenue and supports local businesses. Some owners will be lifted out of debt by the return of their money. Some will use it to upgrade their ...

Time to decriminalize marijuana

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To the Editor: Twenty years ago, I nearly lost my brother to marijuana. He is one of the 2-3 percent of the population who are hyper-reactive to pot and his habitual use in college literally reduced him over time to a near vegetative state. Had my brother continued to smoke, he would have ...

A letter to Gov. Hassan about Great Brook Condos in Milford

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To the Editor: This is a letter to Gov. Maggie Hassan. I live in a condominium development in Milford called Great Brook, and have done so since 1986. It’s a beautiful place and my husband and I raised three children here. About 10 years ago, the management of Great Brook was taken ...

A real community Christmas gift

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To the Editor: Dennis Markaverich, Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed again gave us a truly remarkable holiday experience. On Dec. 22, the admission price for “It’s a Wonderful Life” at Wilton Town Hall Theatre was a non-perishable food item, and because ...

Thank you from the Jensen family

HB Letters

To the Editor: The family of Curt Jensen would like to thank the many people who honored Curt and supported the Jensens after his recent death. We owe special thanks to the Brookline and Milford Fire departments, Bedford Deputy Chief Mark Klose and the Granite State Fire Service Support Team. ...

A bridge to Milford’s past

Cabinet Editorials

100 years ago, 1913 Clarence Sibley, a steam driller at Lovejoy Granite in Milford, and Mrs. Esther Rose, of Lynn, Mass., were arrested at a boarding house on Nashua Street in Milford and charged with a statutory offense. The complaint was made by John Rose, the woman’s husband who ...

A lot more to Christmas than presents

Cabinet Editorials

So, what to do with the rest of Christmas Day once we’ve opened presents and before and after the mid-afternoon dinner? No football because Christmas Day is on a Wednesday this year, and besides, even someone as invested in football as I thinks that playing and especially watching on ...

Thank you from the Christmas in Amherst Village Committee

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To the Editor: On behalf of the Christmas in Amherst Village Committee and the Congregational Church of Amherst, we would like to thank the community for helping to make this event such an outstanding success. We had more than 450 people visit the six amazing homes and we have received ...

Spooky activity afoot at old house in Lyndeborough

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To the Editor: My name is Diana Barrett and I once lived in the house referenced in your article, “This Old House: Dramatic changes in Lyndeborough” by Jessie Salisbury on Dec. 19, at 81 Putnam Hill Road. I lived there from 1989 to 1999. At one time, there was a burned ...

Cardiff Management needs to the honorable thing

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: Award three more Pinocchios to Cardiff Management. Cal Davison (AKA Cardiff Management), really needs to deal with facts. In her recent rebuttal, she states that I knew about the boat being towed and approved it. Really? I had already vacated my position long before the ...

Thank you from Hollis Boy Scouts Troop 12

HB Letters

To the Editor, This past November, Hollis Boy Scout Troop 12 hosted its annual Scouting for Food drive. A group of 28 Scouts and 33 adults teamed up to put out 1,000 door tags throughout Hollis. On “pick-up day,” Scouts set out to retrieve the bags of goods that the ...

Top 10 reasons to legalize marijuana now

HB Letters

10. Hemp benefits are denied. Hemp can be made into paper, paneling, plastics, clothing, flour, cooking oil, cattle feed and thousands of other useful products. It’s the No. 1 biomass producer in the world – 10 tons per acre in four months. It could be an excellent ...

Thank you from Destiny Africa Children’s Choir

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To the Editor: Destiny Africa Children’s Choir would like to take a moment to thank all those involved in making the 2013 NH tour a success. We could not have done it without your continued love and support. We would like to give a special thank you to Monica Harrington for the ...

What if

Cabinet Editorials

If you’ve read the preceding editorial containing John McCutcheon’s deeply moving “Christmas in the Trenches,” perhaps you, like we, are wondering why we haven’t learned anything since 1918. Even in a place where only rhetorical bullets fly, ...

Thumbing the Files for Dec. 19

Cabinet Editorials

100 years ago, 1913 New Hampshire was preparing to welcome a new law limiting working hours for women and minors to 55 hours a week. It was to go into effect on Jan. 1. A spark from a locomotive set fire to the roof of a bakery building next to the Milford train depot. About five yards of ...