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A hidden gem

Cabinet Letters

My wife and I are frequent diners availing ourselves of Nashua’s many eating establishments. Being empty nesters, we have entered into this enjoyable--though regretful--period of our lives. One of several area restaurants we popularize is The Arbor Restaurant located at 57 Palm St., off the ...

Elizabeth Warren has a plan to fix that

Merrimack Letters

We all know that the opioid epidemic is an ongoing and heart-breaking problem. President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers estimated that this crisis cost the nation more than $500 billion in 2015 alone with New Hampshire being disproportionately affected. Every day we lose people to ...

It’s best for the children

Cabinet Editorials

Good for Amherst Library Director Amy LaPointe, who recently told selectmen that, based upon the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatricians, she had removed iPADs from the library’s children’s room. The Academy recommended zero screen time for children under 2, which would ...

Slow but sure

Cabinet Editorials

Those who remember when the Main Street Program came to Milford will recall that the organizers kept using the word incremental - meaning that changes to the tired Milford downtown would come slowly and build upon one another. One small good thing will bring another another small good thing, ...

Teams need support for trip

Cabinet Editorials

They’re going to Kansas City, Kansas City here they come. With apologies to the late great Wilbert Harrison, we bring you this reminder that two Milford Destination Imagination teams are trying to raise the funds they need to go to the global finals in Kansas City, Missouri at the end of this ...

What to make of Joe Biden?

Cabinet Editorials

After looking at the latest national polls, one would assume the 2020 Democratic presidential race is a runaway for former Vice President Joe Biden. A polling average earlier this week tabulated by Chicago-based Real Clear Politics showed Biden with anywhere from 23-point to a 27-point lead ...

Thumbing the Files

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1948: Writing in his column, The Sportsman, George S. Proctor of Wilton said he had seen a map from the state Highway Department and Wilton was not on it. He said Route 101 jumped from Milford to Peterborough “and all small towns were lost. The map (was) to show where they ...

2020 Dems at a glance

Cabinet Editorials

OK Democrats, listen up: You want Joe Biden as your presidential candidate? That’s cool. He’s a safe bet, although stealing part of a speech from Neil Kinnock, a rather minor member of the British Parliament many years ago, is nutty when you could have stolen from Winston Churchill, for ...

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, ...