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Opinion

New phase

Merrimack Letters

Our state is entering a new phase dealing with the impact of the Coronacvirus as businesses reopen.  The economic hardships that so many people in NH are facing are overwhelming. People who provide services such as barbers, hairdressers, waiters and waitresses, and so many others too numerous ...

New fund should help bridge the gap

Cabinet Editorials

Businesses at some point will have to reopen as our state continues to navigate COVID-19 and its far-reaching impact. Greater Nashua cities and towns may not have direct control over what will open and when, but it’s reassuring to look toward the future and some support that is forthcoming ...

Local efforts elicit smiles

Cabinet Editorials

The ability to make someone smile is among the greatest of talents, we believe. Often, it costs nothing. However, this weekend, there are some inexpensive ways in which those who are capable can a profound impact in the lives of others. In support of 12 different local food pantries and ...

Curb tobacco, vape use

Cabinet Letters

The American Heart Association is deeply concerned about the public health crisis facing our country. Our top priority regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) is the health and well-being of all individuals and their families today and in the future, in every community, everywhere. This virus is ...

Sununu and Gardner must act now

Cabinet Letters

Voting is a cornerstone of our democracy. Elections must be fair and available to all eligible voters in a way that does not compromise their health or security. The state of New Hampshire has the responsibility to provide for these fair, secure and safe elections. COVID-19 has arrived and ...

A shout-out to my colleagues

Cabinet Letters

On April 17, it was reported in the media that 19 residents and 17 staff members at the Easter Seals Gammon Academy in Manchester tested positive for COVID-19. I have worked with the children and teens at Easter Seals as a massage therapist for the past 13 years. Because of the hands-on work ...

Trump doing a great job

Cabinet Letters

President Donald Trump is doing a good job, considering all the problems he carries on his shoulders! In defense of his (not) being aware of the rapid spread of the coronovirus in its infancy, let’s not forget that he was embroiled in impeachment proceedings, from Jan. 16 to Feb. 5. This ...

Just wondering?

Cabinet Letters

Why is it that my friend, 89 years old, stays at a local hospital and is charged more than $1,100 per day when I can stay at a local motel for $75 per day? Not only, but the motel food is superior to that of the hospital, and I can vouch, the free aspirin at my motel tasted exactly the same as ...

Trump keeps losing

Cabinet Letters

In 2016, President Trump lost the November election by 2.5 million votes. In 2018, President Trump lost support of the House of Representatives. In 2019, President Trump was impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. In 2020 President Trump was behind the curve in responding to ...

Don’t become complacent

Cabinet Editorials

On Friday, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu extended his state of emergency declaration – originally issued March 13 – for another 21 days. Further extension is necessary given that the pandemic has caused an unprecedented public health emergency and economic devastation, he ...

Minimum wage 2020

Cabinet Letters

Get rid of all the cleaners, rubbish collectors, supermarket checkout staff and secretaries, for example, and society will very quickly grind to a halt. On the other hand, if we woke up one morning to find that all the highly paid advertising executives, management consultants and private ...

Celebrating 50 years

Cabinet Letters

Wednesday marked the 50th celebration of Earth Day in more than 193 countries across the globe. This holiday was first created in 1970, to respond to the Santa Barbara Oil Spill that occurred in 1969 and resulted in spilling more than three million gallons of oil and the killing of more than ...

When local jobs went away

Cabinet Letters

Special for me during isolation – by phone playing a Scrabble game just about daily with my 96-year-old friend Marylou in Florida, in assisted living, in isolation, too. We have conversation while playing, so please don’t suggest online “Scrabble with Friends!” My Scrabble game’s box ...

Donald Trump had one thing to do!

Cabinet Letters

Donald Trump’s job was to lead the country in the midst of an emergency, to show leadership, to be president of the United States – and he couldn’t do it. Instead, he chose to be president of his base. He was unable to switch gears, stop campaigning and be president to the whole ...

Openmindedness

Cabinet Letters

How will we to return to normal and restore ourselves mentally and fiscally after the COVID-19 pandemic? The NH Fiscal Policy Institute has been assessing the economic damage done to our state and what it might take to get back to where we were. NH has a rainy-day fund, but even with federal ...

Protesters need to keep calm

Cabinet Editorials

On Saturday, dozens of Granite Staters gathered at the State House in Concord to persuade Gov. Chris Sununu to end his stay-at-home order. Sununu issued the decree on March 27 to limit the spread of the coronavirus. The order mandates that people stay home unless they are working in ...

Thank you

Cabinet Letters

To the Greater Nashua Community; It is with tremendous gratitude that I wish to thank the many volunteers who helped us provide masks to both Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital, and the Alternate Care Site(s). Our volunteers came from Mt. Vernon, Brookline, Milford, ...

Let the sun shine on election planning

Cabinet Letters

Late Good Friday afternoon, the Secretary of State William Gardner released a memo that said New Hampshire voters with concerns about COVID-19 can request an absentee ballot – declare we are “disabled” – and vote in the primary and presidential elections this fall. Having just ...

Testing should increase

Cabinet Editorials

Each week, The Cabinet publishes an update with the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Hampshire. A map – provided by the state and documenting case numbers by county and/or region – usually accompanies this figure. As of Wednesday night, state health officials reported 788 ...

Beware of scams

Cabinet Editorials

Where most of us see tragedy, a few scum see opportunity. Their newest crime is preying on people who expect federal payments to help them get through the COVID-19 outbreak. Needless to say, senior citizens are the preferred targets. Some are receiving calls offering to help them register for ...