Opinion

Possibly The Worst Road in Bedford

Bedford Letters

I hope most of my neighbors would agree that the Beaver Lane/Blanford Place continuum is one of the worst roads in Bedford. It is a heavily travelled road used by resident neighbors and other travelers going between Rte. 101 and North Amherst Road. It is filled with large cracks and potholes ...

Truth vs Believable-Lies

Bedford Letters

Is it true that “noise from windmills causes cancer,” as President Trump claimed? Politifact.com and the American Cancer Society report that there is no evidence for this. Most people are fearful of cancer, however. Once their fear is aroused, people opt for survival. Trump’s claim ...

Co-op idea could save local tennis

Cabinet Editorials

In last week’s Cabinet, Tom King wrote about an idea that could save high school tennis in two of our local schools. Recently, Milford shut down its boys tennis team because not enough kids were interested. Last year, Wilton-Lyndeborough shut down its boys team for the same reason. But ...

West Side of the Oval

Cabinet Editorials

This is another Bernice Perry photo of the Milford Oval, the west side, where the state liquor store was originally located. A few years after the 18th amendment was repealed in 1933, New Hampshire set up a commission for selling beverages of over 6 percent alcohol content and opened a state ...

Thumbing the Files

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1948: The home ecdonomics class at Wilton High School submitted an article explaining the importance of the course, saying it was to educate for personal and family living and to help people achieve better health through good nutrition, and better appearance through careful ...

Legislative Update

Cabinet Editorials

Last Thursday, April 11, was the last day for the House of Representatives to act on House Budget bills. We voted on three bills, HB 25-A, HB 1-A and HB 2-FN-A-Local. Throughout the last several weeks I’ve listed all the major bills and the results of the vote on each bill. I did not take a ...

How to make a real impact in the community

Cabinet Editorials

Every three years for the past several decades, United Way of Greater Nashua has embarked on its most central and core mission of assessing the needs of the community and then investing in programs proven to address those needs. Unlike other organizations which make grants, it is in the DNA of ...

Taxing thoughts

Cabinet Editorials

It turns out that Winston Churchill was in favor of a progressive income tax with a total exemption for the poor and a higher rate for unearned income, according to the biography, “Churchill: Walking with Destiny,” by Andrew Roberts. Wow, so am I. Bet I could rally Britain after Dunkirk, ...

Thanks to all

Cabinet Letters

With the help of many, many volunteers and sponsors, the Milford Historical Society’s April Open House was a wonderful success. The first event celebrating the 40th anniversary of our move into the Carey House was sponsored by the Milford Rotary Club. “A Visit From The Hutchinson Family” ...

Common sense legislation

Bedford Letters

In regard to “Why reward illegals” and “Licenses for people here illegally”, it would be constructive to step back and take a deep breath. Please, we need to talk about this. We can all agree that we have a broken immigration system that needs to be fixed. The 2013 bipartisan Senate ...

Will Marijuana Sales Set Us Free in New Hampshire?

HB Letters

On Behalf of the New Hampshire Academy of Family Physicians (NH AFP) I speak in opposition of HB 481. As a family physician who currently, the commercialization of marijuana would adversely affect the health and safety of our most vulnerable population, children. While, the Academy supports ...

Update: Stevens-Buswell Community Center

Bedford Letters

In case you missed the open house last October at the future Stevens-Buswell Community Center, the Bedford Historical Society will be giving you another opportunity to tour the main floor of the building on Sunday, April 28, from 2:00 until 4:00. We have made many changes to the building as it ...

Fatal flaw

Cabinet Editorials

Another fatal accident on Route 101 in the area between Bedford and Milford? This one was in Amherst. So, state of New Hampshire, what’s the plan? From what we can tell, there is no plan. Several years ago, after another fatal, then-Milford Police Chief Fred Douglas called for jersey ...

Helping the planet with solar energy

Cabinet Letters

We the people can do a lot of good for our earth if we support, develop and use solar energy in the right places. Where and how we implement solar makes the difference between reaping the most benefits for the planet rather than simply swapping one good for another that results in zero net ...

Thumbing the Files

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1948 Farmers in Hollis and surrounding towns were contracted to grow 150 acres of pickling cucumbers for the R&S Pickle Works, Inc., of Boston. Herbert Blais of Milford was named president of Mask and Daggger, the University of New Hampshire’s dramatic society, where the ...

Talk was informative

Cabinet Editorials

I am fascinated by hummingbirds, but until last week, I knew very little about them. Now, thanks to a talk at the Milford Garden Club, I know quite a bit more. I even learned all the dopey things I was doing and have seen the error of my ways. Correction is just around the corner, or, I ...

A violation

Cabinet Letters

“On America Day celebrating our great country at the Epping High School, a freshman student chose to wear a Trump T-shirt for the event. The school dress code does not forbid this attire. The student was contacted by the principal of that school and told she had two choices, one to cover up ...

N.H. families are ready

Cabinet Letters

Decades. That’s how long New Hampshire’s mental health system has needed critical attention and investment. Civilly committed patients need to be removed from the secure psychiatric unit (SPU) located within the Men’s prison in Concord. Patients who need admission to the state’s acute ...

Journalism masquerade

Cabinet Letters

Just when I think Trump can do no more for me, he surprises with another triumph. The latest is emphatically exposing the Main Stream Media (MSM) for breaking basic rules of bona fide journalism. They have committed figurative suicide, and by choosing to go all-in, they should pay the price for ...

“Mulch Volcanoes” are killing region’s trees

HB Letters

Now that spring is finally here, landscape companies and homeowners are beginning their annual application of mounds of bark mulch piled high against trees. These “mulch volcanoes” can be seen everywhere - shopping malls, office parks, private homes, public spaces, etc. To see this ...