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Opinion

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 ...

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 ...