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Cabinet Letters

Of days gone by

Recently, I had the honor of celebrating the birth of my first great-grandson. His name is Jackson. He lives in Nashua. He has a loving Mom and Dad, Grandmother and Grandad and of course this ole dude and his missus of almost 60 years. In order to assist our national leadership, I, as ex ...

Vote Wendy Thomas

Merrimack voters, please join me at the election polls on April 13 to vote for Wendy Thomas for N.H. State Representative. I’ve known Wendy for 24 years. I’ve known Wendy as a friend, as the working mother of six who understands the value of a dollar, as a volunteer at the Merrimack ...

Individual liberty

American society once placed a high value on Individual Liberty. Recently, however, there has been an attempt by those who control the free flow and exchange of information and ideas, the ideal should be pushed aside, or laid to rest, for it is outdated. One of the oldest political traditions ...

Pollution bill will help Merrimack

HB-478 is being heard this Friday in the legislative Judiciary committee. This is an important bill that enforces adequate and fair restitution from an industrial polluter toward Merrimack Town residents, who have been adversely affected. HB-478 holds one industrial polluter accountable for ...

HB544 bad for business

The proposed bill HB544 is poorly conceived, poorly written and clearly violates the first amendment to the constitution. One could expect to see legislation like this in some authoritarian country, but not in the U.S.. This proposed bill is an almost verbatim copy of the Executive Order ...

To citizens of Milford

Regional approaches leverage resources. This strategy contributes to our “NH Advantage.” For that reason, I oppose the myopic organizational approach taken by our Board of Selectmen (BOS) in its proposed communications solution. Last week, I outlined my assessment of the process ...

To Milford taxpayers

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

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

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

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 ...

To the Citizens of Milford

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Term limits

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

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

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

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 ...