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Opinion

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 ...

USMCA would boost jobs, economy in New Hampshire

Cabinet Editorials

Free trade is critical to the success of the economy of New Hampshire and to the economy of our country. Many businesses across our state, especially manufacturers, or their customers, rely on exports to and imports from other countries to keep production robust and business booming. That’s ...

Ending hunger in school

Cabinet Editorials

Over the past year, one of our Fiscal Agency partner programs called “Meals Matter” has worked diligently and creatively to put an end to food insecurity in the Nashua Schools. While many kids can afford to bring or buy lunch in school, and others qualify for “free and reduced lunch” ...

Pope Francis’ changes to the Lord’s Prayer irks aunt

Cabinet Editorials

The other day, my aunt who was once a Catholic but now attends a Presbyterian church, was irked that Pope Francis changed the language of The Lord’s Prayer. The Pope replaced “lead us not into temptation” with “do not let us fall into temptation.” She defended the “old” ...

Let us not repeat history

Cabinet Letters

Historically, when times are bad economically, we look for something or someone to blame. This tendency becomes dangerous when it is a group we blame. This happened in pre-war Germany when, left devastated by World War I, the Germans blamed the Jews and the intellectuals. I see this same ...

Construction detours

Cabinet Letters

While the construction continues along Nashua St. in Milford, please understand that the detours are set in place to help you get to your destination as easily and quickly as possible. But, please, please keep in mind that this detour runs through a heavily-populated, young-children (and pet) ...

A job well done

Cabinet Letters

On behalf of the Souhegan Valley Transportation Collaborative (aka The Blue Bus) during National Transit Week from June 17-21, we thank the many employees and drivers of the Nashua Transportation System for their hard work. Dispatch answers phone calls and ensures that schedules are efficient. ...

Pattern of disrespect

Cabinet Editorials

So it appears that the Milford School Board has some concerns about the ability of the district’s teachers and staff members to remain civil. Otherwise, why would the board have two police officers at a meeting where teachers were expected to demand answers to questions about the ...

Boycott Burt’s Hot Dog Day

Bedford Letters

June 13 marks Goffstown Representative John Burt’s 8th annual Hot Dog Day at State House. Although this is a fundraiser for the Granite State Paw Rescuers which is certainly a worthy organization, I am asking that elected officials skip this event. Representative Burt has a history of making ...

Thumbing the Files

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1948: In a letter to the Cabinet, the Protestant ministers of Milford made a formal protest against universal military training. The Revs. J. Wayne Haskell and Earl A. Mack took the stand because “we believe that the cause of human brotherhood can only be served as men learn to ...

Redistricting reform gives power back to the people

Cabinet Editorials

Although we are a proud Republican and a proud Democrat, we are teaming up to end the practice of partisan gerrymandering because this fight transcends ideology and party affiliation. Over the past couple of years, we have both traveled across America to fight for reforms and raise the American ...

Shame on you

Cabinet Letters

I read with interest your reporting on the current BOE/Superintendent/Teacher kerfuffle. Lots of issues here but one to me hits me squarely. Since safety is and should always be the paramount concern of our government the comments regarding a police presence being misguided by Ms Tlapa and Mr. ...

The benefits of small business

Cabinet Letters

We all know and should appreciate local businesses. In small towns throughout Southern New Hampshire we are used to seeing and visiting our favorite boutiques and coffee shops that resonate the beautiful local culture. But small business goes much deeper than that. The benefits that small ...

Voting records

Cabinet Letters

Below are the voting records of the Amherst House members for June 5-6. It is a most likely except on a very few bills that every Democrat in NH voted almost identically. Please note that your Amherst Republican members of the House, Reps. Panasiti and Sanborn voted NOT to pass on all the ...

Nonusers are the key to library campaign

Cabinet Editorials

A member of Milford’s capital improvement plan advisory committee made a point last week about plans to expand the Wadleigh Memorial Library that just might be more important than anything else in this latest attempt to get a proposal past voters: He told library trustees that they will ...

Thumbing the Files

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1948 Paul Hutchinson allowed only two hits as Milford High School’s baseball team beat Wilton High, 8-0. Clayton Bion Craig, a member of the board of lectureship of the Mother Church, the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, was to lecture on “Christian Science: The ...