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Opinion

Amherst’s Chandley filed for re-election to N.H. House

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: In June I filed for re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives from Hillsborough County, District 22. Serving the people of Amherst has been my honor, and I ask the voters to allow me to continue. When I ran for the seat in 2012, I promised to represent Amherst ...

Join Friends of Bedford Cemeteries July 19

Bedford Letters

To The Editor: Looking for something to do that’s interesting and unusual yet beneficial to the community? If you’re over the age of 13, consider joining the Friends of Bedford Cemeteries (go to www.bedfordcemeteries.org and follow the link at left). Join us on July 19 ...

It’s time for a ban on fireworks

Cabinet Editorials

The state fire marshal has come out in favor of incrementally banning fireworks in New Hampshire. He’s right. They are of no value and they are, as Fire Marshal William Degnan said, dangerous. So, why are they legal? Well, why are a lot of things legal, one might ask. Cars can be ...

Connectivity plan a good one

Cabinet Editorials

Milford’s concept of a “connectivity plan” designed, as we reported last week, to give walkers, runners and bicyclists more sidewalks, bike paths and hiking trails is one all of us should applaud. First of all, it will benefit the people of Milford who will be ...

World Cup great, will soccer stick?

Cabinet Editorials

So, World Cup is over. Miss it yet? Some of us do and wait eagerly for World Cup 2018. We are not, however, among the Polyannas who believe that the decent showing by the United States in the Brazil matches will ignite a furor of interest in soccer in our country. Certainly more youngsters ...

Backstroke to Milford Rotary’s swim meet

Cabinet Editorials

116 years ago, 1898 John A. Malmburg, of Milford, serving on the U.S. Vulcan off the Cuban coast, wrote to the Cabinet about a sea battle in the Spanish-American War and said that the U.S. battleship Oregon “finished the (Spanish) Vizcaya with one shot, a 13-inch shell ... The ...

Cat with collar now a welcome sight

Cabinet Letters

To The Editor: I ride through Wilton center quite frequently and have always thought how inhumane to have a cat outdoors with an e-collar on. It makes that cat defenseless. I would never, however, take it upon myself to just remove the collar. I was very happy to read the letter regarding ...

Appreciation for Mont Vernon store

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: Maybe it’s the sight of the Adirondack chairs outside the Mont Vernon General Store that has me appreciating summer, ice cream and the place of a general store in a small town like ours. A good general store, like the library and the transfer station, lives at the ...

Brox Property dump site cleaned up

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: I am happy to write that one illegal dump site at the Brox Property is now a lot cleaner due to the efforts of a group of volunteers who worked hard to bag 1,080 pounds of debris. We will return to finish the challenging job completely. This cleanup happened on Saturday, July ...

Merrimack zoning board should not OK cell tower proposal

Merrimack Letters

To the Editor: The zoning board is considering a petition to allow construction of a 150 foot cellular tower disguised as a pine tree in a residential zoned neighborhood with adjacent wetlands at 121 Joppa Rd in Merrimack. Cellular companies are allowed by law to construct additional towers ...

Lease of land is a viable option

Cabinet Editorials

The Amherst Board of Selectmen is reluctantly going to talk with Brad Knight about leasing his land on Stearns Road so the town can use it for fields on which kids can play soccer and lacrosse. We say “reluctantly” because, as the board clearly stated, reliance on private ...

Milford swimming pools have history of summer fun

Cabinet Editorials

EDITOR’S NOTE: Because many of our bound volumes containing old copies of The Cabinet either are missing or in such bad shape as to be unusable, we sometimes have to change how we deliver the old news to you. Recently, we were doing 1914, but the July to December book is unavailable ...

Drink soda? Get health insurance

Cabinet Editorials

Courts have now determined that New York City’s ban upon certain sized sugary drinks, particularly soda, shall not stand, thus enabling stores and restaurants to sell such drinks in any size they wish. Well, OK, apparently feeding the sugar addiction of the American public is a ...

Praise for school is heartening

Cabinet Editorials

We hear so many stories about bad education, poor teachers, the failures of our school system that it is heartening to hear from Ryan Sheehan who, in last week’s Cabinet, praised Milford’s alternative high school, the Sage School. Sage, said Sheehan, now 23, ...

Thank you for care during hospital stay

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: I’ve been in hospitals visiting friends and relatives, but not as a patient in the last 30 years. Lucky me. But last month, I was admitted for five days. I have to say from the time we entered and were greeted to the person who wheeled me out when I was discharged, I ...

Keep Milford teacher contract on negotiating table

Cabinet Editorials

We live in a state where the vast majority of local government decisions are made by town and school district meeting voters, but that doesn’t mean all decisions should be made that way. And that is why we agree with the Milford School District Advisory Budget Committee, which ...

Whining doesn’t help winning

Cabinet Editorials

Let the whining begin. In Mississippi, it has already begun thanks to state Sen. Christ McDaniel complaining about his loss in the Republican U.S. Senate primary to incumbent Thad Cochran. McDaniel is whining because he is convinced that folks who are not registered or die-hard Republicans ...

Citizen honored by town of Amherst

Cabinet Editorials

Editor’s note: Because many of our old bound volumes of The Cabinet are either missing or in such bad shape as to be unusable, we sometimes have to change how we deliver the old news to you. Recently, we were doing 1914, but the July to December book is unavailable for that year. So, ...

Please don’t remove cat’s head gear

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: We live in Wilton Center, as do our two cats. One of our cats, Jimmy, wears a plastic cone and thick cloth “cloak” and harness for his protection. Without it, he rips gaping holes in the skin on his head, neck and shoulder area. This may not be an ideal ...