Opinion

Making progress

Cabinet Letters

For the second winter, The New Hampshire Wellpoint Foundation, in conjunction and in cooperation with the Hampshire Dome, again offered a free opportunity for seniors 70 years of age and older in the Souhegan Valley to walk, jog and socialize in a safe environment. The “Walkie-Talkie” crew ...

Let your representatives know

Cabinet Letters

SB 193 bans products containing flame retardants for alleged health reasons but allowing those same “unhealthy” products in schools, hospitals and yes even jails. Both Representatives Murray and Radhakrishnan voted for the bill , Panasiti voted no and Sanborn was absent. SB 205, allowing ...

Addressing climate change

Cabinet Letters

Climate change isn’t happening 100 years from now. It’s happening now. Here in New Hampshire we’re seeing increased flooding along the Seacoast due to sea level rise. We’re also experiencing a decrease in maple syrup production due to changing weather patterns. Some of our largest ...

Thank you

Cabinet Letters

A heartfelt thank you to the organizers of the Souhegan Sustainability Fair, which took place on May 4 at the Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative Middle High School. As a former WLC board member I understand the value and challenge of forming bonds between the school and the wider community. This ...

Our Thanks To

Merrimack Letters

On Wednesday, April 17, Merrimack High School held their 3rd annual Vietnam Veterans’ Panel Discussion. Seven veterans were in attendance to share their experiences with all US History and American Experience classes. In order to show our appreciation to the veterans for their service to our ...

Southern New Hampshire’s PFAS

Merrimack Letters

Southern New Hampshire’s PFAS water contamination situation is getting attention from the Presidential candidates and the national news. We’ve already had several candidates visit Merrimack to hold PFAS discussions with the communities. As more and more attention comes to southern New ...

Be prepared!

Bedford Letters

Bedford’s current Master Plan, which was last revised in 2010, is rife with the goals and language of the “Congress for the New Urbanism”. The CNU.org is a group of about 2,500 people nationwide which espouses the radical philosophy of “new urbanism”. This philosophy is also espoused ...

‘Why not’

Cabinet Editorials

The recent search of Milford High School by five drug-sniffing dogs apparently turned up no drugs. At first blush, that’s a good thing. But finding no drugs doesn’t mean that teenagers aren’t using drugs. It just means that, this time, no drugs were found. Indeed, a memo sent to ...

Talking Politics?

Cabinet Editorials

In September of 1979, Don Campbell, a photographer with the Gannett News Service, visited Milford for a story on politics and took this photo in Louie’s Variety Store. From left, Archie Rudolfo, Louie Aveni, Aido Richelli, Joe Shaughnessy and Joe Krush.

Thumbing the Files

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1948: A beginning epidemic of measles among pre-school and first and second grade children was reported in Wilton. All children known to have been exposed were advised to be inoculated as soon as possible. Mrs. George Handyside of Selsey, England, addressed the Women’s ...

Milford citizens to benefit from House state budget

Cabinet Editorials

With the recent passage of the House budget bill by the NH House with a vote of 225-159, the state’s budget for the next biennium is a step closer to being finalized. As one of your Milford State Representatives, I’m pleased to report that we’ve drafted a budget that focuses on you, the ...

The rich get richer

Cabinet Editorials

Oh, man, are we getting ripped off, although it probably won’t affect us because we’re gonna die before it happens, but our kids could get raked because of how people who make more money than you or I are getting away with monetary murder vis a vis the Social Security tax. Dig: This year, ...

People In Glass Houses

HB Letters

In an interview with the weekly public radio show “This American Life,” Seth Moulton, a former Marine Corps officer serving as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, and candidate for president, has criticized President-elect Donald Trump on his lack of ...

Route 110 bypass a hotspot of horror stories

Cabinet Editorials

Many of our readers undoubtedly have their own horror stories about driving on the Route 101 bypass between the Bedford-Amherst line and the traffic light near Market Basket in Milford. Those who don’t have undoubtedly read stories about accidents, some minor, some horrific. Over the years ...

Thumbing the Files

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1948: Lyndeborough school district voters decided to build a modern style schoolhouse. The new building was to be a two-room school with central heating and was to cost $30,000, a sum approved by School District Meeting. It was to be located on the main road between John ...

Souhegan Valley: A great place for a day trip

Cabinet Editorials

Find out why people have fallen in love with this unique part of New Hampshire for centuries. In the Souhegan Valley, you will find picturesque towns and villages, breathtaking landscapes, and the quintessential New England feel that can still be found here. Close to New Hampshire’s two ...

He is going to regret it

Cabinet Editorials

Ten years from now I might regret saying this but here goes anyway: Dave Gettleman is an idiot. The general manager of the New York Giants (who play in New Jersey but, hey, it’s New Jersey) drafted quarterback Daniel Jones of Duke instead of quarterback Dwayne Haskins of Ohio State, and he ...

Hiring fair earns praise

Cabinet Letters

Thank you for the article regarding the Milford High School hiring fair. Not only does this promote hiring to fill much needed positions, but it also assists our future generation in promoting responsibility and a good work ethic. I must, however, point out an error. You mentioned Crestwood ...

Recreation Dept. thanks volunteers

Cabinet Letters

On Saturday, April 20th, Milford Recreation Department held its Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Milford Town Hall Auditorium. We had over 300 people join us for our event. The Recreation Department wants to give a big thank you to Anrik Irrigation and Hitchiner Manufacturing for being our 2019 Easter ...

Want to become a millionaire?

Merrimack Letters

Want to become a millionaire? Just invent a fire alarm that will shut off when you yell, “Hey, I’m just cooking”. Another way would be to get Hannity (Fox News) and Rachel Maddow (MSNBC) to appear in a debate. It would set records for listeners. Advertisers would pay dearly for a spot ...