Opinion

BSA Troop 401 Thanks All

Merrimack Letters

On behalf of the members of BSA 401 & their families, we would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to the attendees of the auction and the following outstanding businesses, whose generosity made the 13th Annual Silent Auction and Dessert Buffet, on 4/7/18 a great success! Those ...

Fundraising event is vital to community

Cabinet Editorials

If you missed the Empty Bowls fundraising event for the Share Outreach Food Pantry, you missed a chance for some really great food and, of course, the opportunity to help an organization that is there to help people in need. The symbol of the Empty Bowls event is a large number of empty ...

People unhappy with school budget

Cabinet Editorials

Well, here we go again, a school board forced to look at paring its budget because voters aren’t happy. In this case, at least, the Souhegan Cooperative School Board budget actually passed in the March vote, but it was a narrow victory and it was won only because Mont Vernon brought in ...

Thumbing the Files for April 11

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1948: The Milford Lions Club was discussing a swimming pool for Railroad Pond. Lion Andrew C. Elliott indicated that funds could be made available for the project and that water could be taken from the pond, chlorinated, and used in the pool. Nearly 18 tons of paper were ...

Legislative Update

Cabinet Editorials

There were 12 bills voted on Thursday, April 4, 2019. Only those bills that were tabled, had a division or a roll call vote are listed. HB 564 – relative to possession of firearms in safe school zones. This bill prohibits carrying a firearm in a safe school zone. The amendment changes the ...

Oh, it’s baseball season

Cabinet Editorials

Baseball is sporting America’s way of saying, “Don’t you have something better to do?” Yes, I do. Anything is better than baseball. Boring, boring, boring and, as Phil Mushnick of the New York Post constantly points out, a game of many more strikeouts than hits, a game in which no ...

Reinstate the funding

Cabinet Letters

Democrats in the New Hampshire House of Representatives removed funding for the state Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and there’s simply no excuse for it. In response to the Governor Sununu’s proposed budget, the Democrat-led House Finance Committee vowed to remove all of the ...

Inspiring

Cabinet Letters

Kids don’t vote, and they don’t donate to political candidates. In other words, they often don’t have a voice with elected officials. Fortunately, U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster understands the need to advocate on behalf of children. She spoke at Save the Children Action Network’s recent ...

Alcohol Awareness Month

Cabinet Letters

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. As a member of our community, you understand the urgent need for addiction recovery solutions. New Hampshire’s lack of treatment funding, rural surroundings and high prescription rates contribute to make the drug and alcohol dependency in New Hampshire among ...

Apologize, governor

Cabinet Letters

I take offense at the inaccuracy of statements made by Gov. Chris Sununu in last Saturday’s speech on the steps of MY house, the state capital. I am a New Hampshire resident, taxpayer and deserve to be heard. Regardless of party affiliation, you are the governor of ALL of New Hampshire and ...

Incurable cancers

Cabinet Letters

The cancer problem was solved in 1931 when the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine went to German Dr. Heinrich Warburg who had established that any cancer can be defeated by adding extra oxygen to the body. The state-of-the-art treatment these days is the hyperbaric chamber, available at ...

Divisive politics

Cabinet Letters

I’m not sure why an op-ed by a guest writer from Canterbury/Loudon, which unfairly attacked a state representative from Concord, would appear in our local newspaper. I am referring to Jose Eduardo Cambrils’ written assault on Rep. Safiya Wazir in the April 4 edition of the Cabinet. I ...

Vote for Lon Woods on Tues., April 9th

Merrimack Letters

We have called Merrimack our home for the past forty-four years. During this time we have seen dozens of selectmen and town councilors, some good, and some forgettable. The best have been good listeners, logical thinkers, and have had an unabrasive style. Lon Woods will be on the Merrimack ...

Losing teams is sad

Cabinet Editorials

We were sad to read in our sister paper, The Telegraph, the news that Milford High School’s boys tennis team canceled its season because it couldn’t field enough players. As Tom King reported, this is the second straight year that the Spartans had difficulty getting enough kids onto the ...

Milford should be proud

Cabinet Editorials

Kudos to the board that handled the Milford School Board election recount. They did what was clearly a commendable job, one noted gracefully by Len Mannino, who had requested the recount after he and fellow board incumbent Bob Willette had been bested in March’s election by write-in candidate ...

Thumbing the Files For April 4

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1948: Because of support from the Mont Vernon PTA and the assistance of the state Board of Health, 32 local children had their teeth examined and necessary dental work done. The dentist was Dr. A.D. Elkins of Wilton. Mrs. Livia Prestipino of Milford was working in the office of ...

1997 Recount

Cabinet Editorials

In 1997, Peter Bragdon won a three-year Milford School Board seat by 27 votes over Jack Danhof, and the election was settled in a recount. In the photo, above, Bragdon is sworn in by then-school district moderator Gary Daniels, left. Bragdon picked up five more votes and Danhof one more vote in ...

Congress should have better things to do

Cabinet Editorials

Is it over? Finally? Because I’m sick of the Mueller investigation and the whole Russian thingy that apparently has gone nowhere, so let’s knock it off and start doing the people’s real business, which is to say enacting laws that help real people, not Donald Trump’s buddies who ...

There are consequences to local identity politics

Cabinet Editorials

I’ve followed with interest the story of State Representative Safiya Wazir, who at age six was a refugee from totalitarian Afghanistan. She eventually found safety and freedom in our great country and in 2018 was elected to represent Merrimack District 17 (Concord’s Ward 8) at the State ...

Chamber Quickbooks training on tap for May

Cabinet Editorials

For more than 30 years, the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce has been dedicated to serving the 11 towns of the Souhegan Valley by promoting regional business and community prosperity through advocacy, economic development, networking opportunities and business education. We also represent ...