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Opinion

Be kind, courteous to others

Cabinet Editorials

As schools, businesses, libraries and nonprofits call off events because of the coronavirus – and general concerns increase – local residents have shifted their attention to stocking up on essential supplies. This, of course, is smart and – in essence – human nature. That said, ...

Adult Day Programming key to community

Cabinet Editorials

At United Way, we often talk about the need for a strong safety net which guarantees access for all residents to the building blocks of a good life – health, education, and economic mobility. Occasionally, then, I will use this space to do a deeper dive into pieces of that safety net which ...

Participation matters

Cabinet Editorials

Learning how many people live in the United States — and how they live — is important for any number of reasons. That is why the census is conducted every decade. Information the census collects is of interest not just to demographers. It is used to apportion states’ members of the U.S. ...

Endorsing Zaino & Vitulli

Cabinet Letters

I am writing to endorse the two candidates with educational experience, Judi Zaino and Joseph Vitulli. As a practicing school psychologist, I am fully aware of how necessary it is to have educational leadership with actual experience and education in the field of education. We are living in ...

Seek Grella for Selectman

Cabinet Letters

I am seeking a sixth term as Amherst Selectman. During these last fifteen years, I have been involved in numerous financial and personnel decisions with the Board on a variety of topics. It has been a truly rewarding experience to be a part of the political process. One of my most memorable ...

Vote for continuance

Cabinet Letters

I ask for your vote to continue as a member of the Cemetery Trustees. During my eighteen years on the Board, I have worked to bring the land purchased on Merrimack Road to the point of use for a cemetery. A designer has mapped out the area and the main roads have been built. The plots will ...

Three-day wait is reasonable

Cabinet Editorials

The New Hampshire House of Representatives this week passed legislation that would impose a waiting period between the purchase and delivery of a firearm. Last year, a similar bill was vetoed by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu. The difference with this year’s bill is that it shortens the ...

Where is the humanity

Cabinet Letters

Imagine this: It’s summer. It’s 100 degrees, and you can barely breathe. You’re coming out of the grocery store, and you see a dog’s face pressed against the inside of a car window, struggling to catch the next breath in a scorching car with the temperature of a furnace. If you have a ...

Vote yes for future of Amherst

Cabinet Letters

The APPOINTED Planning Board in Amherst is NOT serving the best interests of the community. They are siding with developers, and we NEED CHANGE! The Integrated Innovative Housing Ordinance, crafted by several members of our current board, is a flawed, confusing and unnecessary ordinance that ...

Support Warrant Article 3

Cabinet Letters

Please join me on Tuesday, March 10 in supporting Warrant Article 3 on Milford’s town ballot. The Wadleigh Memorial Library is an inclusive, welcoming HUB of the community that brings people of all ages together and offers engaging activities and needed services such as tax assistance, notary ...

Protect our residents

Cabinet Editorials

On Thursday, the New Hampshire Senate approved several bills aimed at protecting the state’s drinking water from harmful chemicals. Lawmakers unanimously voted to approved legislation that set strict standards for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl – collectively known as PFAS. The ...

Staying relevant and other successes

Cabinet Editorials

Having just come through our successful annual giving season, I thought it might be useful this month for me to share a few of the conversations I often have with companies and individuals who are considering donating to United Way. The questions I get when “on the road” are often very ...

Volunteer opportunities in Nashua

Cabinet Editorials

Southern New Hampshire is fortunate to have such a wealth of people who want to pitch in and lend a hand. We also have a huge number of nonprofits in the area who need help. The web portal, Volunteer Greater Nashua, comes in as a connector between those who want to help and the agencies who are ...

Granite State shines

Cabinet Editorials

The Granite State proved once again Tuesday night to be rock solid, when it came to delivering comprehensive, accurate voting totals from our first-in-the-nation primary. It was a far cry from the Iowa Caucus fiasco of just a week ago, when days later Democrats in that state and informed ...

A benefit to Southern New Hampshire

Cabinet Editorials

Last week, the Souhegan Valley and Merrimack chambers of commerce announced they will form a partnership and will unite as the Greater Merrimack-Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce. In announcing the venture, officials noted the two groups share a similar philosophy, “To promote, maintain ...

Vote with your heart and mind in the primary

Cabinet Editorials

With much talk of we only have one choice or the other, there are many choices for our primary voting here in New Hampshire. Bernie Sanders (an Independent running as a Democratic candidate), former Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg (both Democratic ...

Be a part of the solution

Cabinet Letters

In a recent letter to the editor, State Rep. Fred Douchette, a Republican, scolded those who have vehemently criticized our current President Donald J. Trump. He instructed them to show respect for the Office of the President. I think Mr. Doucette has overlooked the fact that President ...

Defending the defenders

Cabinet Letters

Five times in just the last month, sometimes in sub-zero temperatures, groups of environment-defenders have delayed delivery of 10,000 tons of coal shipped from West Virginia to the Merrimack Generation station in Bow. Protesters came from all over New England, representing groups such as ...

Can Bernie deliver?

Cabinet Letters

Bernie Sanders is surging in Iowa and New Hampshire. His supporters are fervent, loyal and, more important, they believe a vote for Bernie is a vote for: Medicare for All, elimination of all student debt, the Green New Deal and everything else that Bernie rails for in his speeches. It’s ...