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Opinion

To Milford taxpayers

Cabinet Letters

Warrant Article 3 is yet another attempt to fritter away tax dollars on a scheme that promises to solve a problem of questionable origin. In a blatant attempt to slip this through, the board of selectmen has priced it to sell by voting to move $700,000.00 of our already collected tax dollars ...

Vote for Articles 24 and 25

Cabinet Letters

I worked as Milford’s Planning Director and Community Development Director for 22 years. After so many years in the local political environment I am deeply concerned that the majority of the current Board of Selectmen do not support keeping pedestrians safe. This reaction is due to the ...

Send a message

Cabinet Letters

For the third year in a row, a single town emergency dispatch center is being pushed on the voters at the “discount” price of $1.7 million. That figure omits $700,000.00 applied from this year’s fund balance to reduce the cost from $2.4 Million. This is $700,000.00 Milford taxpayers ...

It is time for Milford

Cabinet Letters

The purpose of warrant article 3 on the Milford ballot is to authorize the creation of a new Milford-run Dispatch Center located in an addition to the Police Station that will replace our existing long-term contract with the MACC Base Dispatch Center located in the town hall. I urge you to ...

Libraries needed now more than ever

Bedford Letters

A library is one of the few places to assemble without having to buy something. So often, while reading at the Bedford Public Library, I would smile when seeing a teacher helping a student with a difficult math concept. I was lucky to have had an engineer dad to rescue me from a flinty math ...

Resilience, COVID, safety net and implicit bias

Cabinet Editorials

Have you ever had the experience of many random thoughts, seemingly disconnected, yet somehow related, and then finally had that “a-ha” moment where you realize that it is all actually different sides of the same coin? I would like to think I am not the only person to whom this has happened ...

To the Citizens of Milford

Cabinet Letters

As someone who spent approximately 15 years working with municipal and state public officials to coordinate regional approaches to emergency response needs, I decided to take the time to evaluate Milford’s regional dispatch discussions from 2017 forward. My experience includes coordination ...

Prioritizing reform

Cabinet Letters

The 2020 presidential election revealed the many cruel and unnecessary barriers that far too many Americans still face in order to vote. From confusing voter registration instructions to long lines outside of too few polling places, there are still so many hurdles to participating in our ...

The truth

Cabinet Letters

From a psychological aspect, individuals have the tendency to search for information that confirms to what they already believe and as a result, when it comes to discussing religion or, more specifically, politics, it is here that makes us especially bad at reasoning. If most of reasoning is ...

N.H. voter suppression

Cabinet Letters

NH may have helped defeat Trump and return an all-Democratic Congressional delegation to Washington, but locally, Republicans won control of everything - NH House, Senate, Executive Council, and Governorship. Reflecting a distasteful national trend, NH Republicans are now hard at work to ...

Dear Gov. Sununu

Cabinet Letters

First let me say that I have generally been favorably impressed with how you have handled the State of New Hampshire’s response to COVID. And I am not even a Republican. I hope knowing that will not prejudice your reading of this message. I am writing to let you know of my extreme ...

Vote your mind

Cabinet Letters

They are sworn to be the voice of victims not of accused or the president’s!! A Juror’s Oath & Voice for the Victims You took an oath for unbiased listening Instead you ignore a deadly uprising Shame on you Senator Juror Shame on you for ignoring the horror. A mockery of our ...

COVID-19 has serious impact on people with mental illness

Cabinet Editorials

Over the last several months there has been growing awareness of the damage done by the COVID-19 pandemic to not just our physical health, but also our mental health. Ten months of staying at home, wearing masks, working and going to school remotely, and being separated from family and friends, ...

Term limits

Cabinet Letters

In his farewell address in 1796, George Washington called on the People, the true sovereign of the United States, to exercise “vigilance” of “the dangers of parties” and “the baneful effects of the spirit of party”. Though Washington’s letter is read each year on his birthday in ...

We need bipartisan action

Cabinet Letters

Currently, the Democrats have control over Congress and the Presidential seat, which is great news for climate change laws. But if we are to get these laws to stick we need to use bipartisan action. A climate solution that has been supported by both sides in the past is the carbon fee and ...

Stop the state

Bedford Letters

Are our Republican state senators and state representatives so beholden to the extremist right wing that they would support legislation that will raise our property taxes and diminish our schools? Encouraged by our anti-public school NH Education Commissioner Edelblut, House Bill 20 (HB 20) ...

GOP is in a sad state

Cabinet Letters

In my lifetime, I have seen the USA go from the greatest generation to one where the biggest liar can get elected president based on fear. He should be behind us now – forever – so we can let the good people of our nation can get back to improving the lives of all our ...

House Republicans ready to work for New Hampshire

Cabinet Editorials

There is no secret that this legislative year will be different. Not only are we dealing with how to do our job for our constituents and the people of New Hampshire in the midst of a pandemic that has taken so much from us already, but sadly we are doing it in an ultra politicized environment ...

People need and deserve access to affordable medicines

Cabinet Editorials

All Democrats and many Republicans are committed to making prescription drugs more affordable. There is one strategy that is likely to make things worse: overriding patents on drugs developed with the help of federally funded research. This “march-in” option is not a good idea. It ...

Thomas seeking office

Cabinet Letters

My name is Wendy Thomas, and I am the Democratic candidate for Merrimack’s open New Hampshire House seat in the upcoming Special Election (April 13). Part of advocating for and representing a town is knowing how that town works – and I do more than any candidate in this race. My husband, ...