Opinion

We are fooling ourselves

Cabinet Editorials

Really thinking about what we read so often in the wake of mass killings is the only way we Americans can find a way to curb them. Taking the easy way out by concluding, as presidential candidate Joe Biden apparently has, that outlawing so-called “assault rifles” will do the trick, is ...

State should help fund new water mandate

Cabinet Editorials

Last month, New Hampshire adopted some of the country’s toughest drinking water standards for a class of chemicals collectively known as PFAS. This decision occurred just two weeks after New Hampshire legislature mandated the lowest arsenic water standards in the nation. We are by no means ...

Still providing quality entertainment

Cabinet Letters

In a recent article announcing the opening of Zingers, in the Colonel Shephard House in Milford, your readers may have been given the impression that Nelson’s Candy and Music venue in Wilton has been closed. Nothing could be further from the truth. We continue to offer a unique listening ...

Put the country first

Cabinet Letters

Time has come for all good men and women to come to the aid of their country. Robert S. Mueller has and all Americans who believe in the Constitution of this great country need to as well. I have been listening to an audible version of the Mueller Report. Mueller’s testimony last week was ...

Clear and present danger

Cabinet Letters

Robert Mueller’s sworn testimony before Congress made clear, once again, that Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to the United States of America. While Mr. Mueller testified that Russia engaged in a “sweeping and systematic” attack on the 2016 election, Trump refuses to even ...

Use technology safely

Cabinet Editorials

Technology and access to the internet have done incredible things for education – but they also bring a danger to our schools. As with many shiny new trends (in all industries, not just education), it is only after we are past the point of no return that we realize some drawbacks. Providing ...

Settled silence

Cabinet Letters

If man-made climate change is indeed the most urgent threat facing humanity, then experts should embrace the opportunity to make that case and convince non-believers. Unfortunately, the most strident advocates for climate-change remediation seem uninterested in coming to the table. Not ...

Continued progress

Cabinet Letters

I’d like to thank Gov. Chris Sununu for signing three important mental health bills into law late last week: House Bill 239, Senate Bill 80, and Senate Bill 177. House Bill 239 makes it easier for counselors seeking to get certified to undergo the necessary processes. SB 80 further deals with ...

Full support

Cabinet Letters

Despite claims that Gov. Chris Sununu’s recent decision to veto HB365, more commonly known as the net-metering bill, is a step backwards, clear-minded New Hampshire residents should fully support the governor’s veto. I’m glad that Gov. Sununu didn’t give into corporate pressures on ...

Local control of high schools ends

Cabinet Letters

Most people are unaware that the New Hampshire Department of Education has voted to end local control of high school curricula. Even fewer realize that the rule moving the credit authorization from local to state control (ED 1400) will come before the Joint Legislative Committee on ...

Where is the deodorant?

Cabinet Editorials

Being a teenager is enough of a challenge for anyone under the best of circumstances. However, imagine having to go to school without access to deodorant, soap or toothpaste. Most of us take such items for granted, but there are undoubtedly some who are so poor that they lack access to such ...

Have you ever wondered about being homeless?

Cabinet Editorials

Personal story. About 2 years ago my mother-in-law got really sick and my wife had to go abroad to take care of her. What started out as an anticipated visit of 2 or 3 weeks ended up becoming a 7-month ordeal for our family. My wife left Nashua just before Thanksgiving and couldn’t return ...

Stop the insults

Cabinet Letters

I am honored to hear the Paul Revere bell ring each day over our town and recall the echoes of liberty that our forefathers and foremothers fought and sacrificed so much to achieve for us. I have recently learned that many slave and free black Americans also shared in the struggle for liberty ...

Support Sununu’s decision

Cabinet Letters

Despite claims that Gov. Chris Sununu’s recent decision to veto HB365, more commonly known as the net-metering bill, is a step backwards, clear-minded New Hampshire residents should fully support the governor’s veto. I’m glad that Sununu didn’t give into corporate pressures on this ...

Library event is worth attending

Cabinet Editorials

Local libraries have a lot going on, even in the summer. One event we recommend is the Eat Well, Live Well, Play Well discussion on July 31 at the Amherst Town Library. It will be hosted by nutritionist Gail Parker who, wants to show how to make better choices about fitness and nutrition in ...

Putnam Pond improvements welcomed

Cabinet Editorials

Lyndeborough’s Putnam Pond is a great place to launch a small boat and, given the town’s plans to clear and develop the launching area off of Cemetery Road, it’s going to be an even better place. Removing dead and dying trees from around the parking area, as suggested by Selectman Fred ...

Urge Governor to sign HB514

Bedford Letters

I am writing to urge Governor Sununu to sign  HB514, an act imposing  a  waiting  period  between  the  purchase  and  delivery  of  a  firearminto law.  This legislation which will authorize a short waiting period (3 working days) before a person can obtain a purchased firearms ...

Gives thanks to a teacher

Cabinet Editorials

Recently, fourth graders from Florence Rideout Elementary School in Wilton spent a day touring historic sites in Wilton and Lyndeborough as part of their study of local history, and they even went to visit our State House. We don’t know who came up with this idea -- it’s only been going ...

Denny Claire is much more than a coach

Cabinet Editorials

Denny Claire sure knows how to make an exit. His Wilton-Lyndeborough Warriors softball team ushered him into retirement with an amazing victory over undefeated Epping in the Class IV championship game at Plymouth State University, a game they really weren’t supposed to win and almost ...

Thumbing the Files

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1948 Milford’s Hayward Farms ice cream stand was adding a self-service frozen food store featuring 192 items including fish, meat and poultry. Rehearsals were underway for a minstrel show to be sponsored by Lyndeborough’s Pinnacle Grange at Citizens’ Hall. A pickup ...