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Opinion

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 ...

Possibly The Worst Road in Bedford

Bedford Letters

I hope most of my neighbors would agree that the Beaver Lane/Blanford Place continuum is one of the worst roads in Bedford. It is a heavily travelled road used by resident neighbors and other travelers going between Rte. 101 and North Amherst Road. It is filled with large cracks and potholes ...

Truth vs Believable-Lies

Bedford Letters

Is it true that “noise from windmills causes cancer,” as President Trump claimed? Politifact.com and the American Cancer Society report that there is no evidence for this. Most people are fearful of cancer, however. Once their fear is aroused, people opt for survival. Trump’s claim ...

Co-op idea could save local tennis

Cabinet Editorials

In last week’s Cabinet, Tom King wrote about an idea that could save high school tennis in two of our local schools. Recently, Milford shut down its boys tennis team because not enough kids were interested. Last year, Wilton-Lyndeborough shut down its boys team for the same reason. But ...

West Side of the Oval

Cabinet Editorials

This is another Bernice Perry photo of the Milford Oval, the west side, where the state liquor store was originally located. A few years after the 18th amendment was repealed in 1933, New Hampshire set up a commission for selling beverages of over 6 percent alcohol content and opened a state ...

Thumbing the Files

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1948: The home ecdonomics class at Wilton High School submitted an article explaining the importance of the course, saying it was to educate for personal and family living and to help people achieve better health through good nutrition, and better appearance through careful ...

Legislative Update

Cabinet Editorials

Last Thursday, April 11, was the last day for the House of Representatives to act on House Budget bills. We voted on three bills, HB 25-A, HB 1-A and HB 2-FN-A-Local. Throughout the last several weeks I’ve listed all the major bills and the results of the vote on each bill. I did not take a ...

How to make a real impact in the community

Cabinet Editorials

Every three years for the past several decades, United Way of Greater Nashua has embarked on its most central and core mission of assessing the needs of the community and then investing in programs proven to address those needs. Unlike other organizations which make grants, it is in the DNA of ...

Taxing thoughts

Cabinet Editorials

It turns out that Winston Churchill was in favor of a progressive income tax with a total exemption for the poor and a higher rate for unearned income, according to the biography, “Churchill: Walking with Destiny,” by Andrew Roberts. Wow, so am I. Bet I could rally Britain after Dunkirk, ...

Thanks to all

Cabinet Letters

With the help of many, many volunteers and sponsors, the Milford Historical Society’s April Open House was a wonderful success. The first event celebrating the 40th anniversary of our move into the Carey House was sponsored by the Milford Rotary Club. “A Visit From The Hutchinson Family” ...

Common sense legislation

Bedford Letters

In regard to “Why reward illegals” and “Licenses for people here illegally”, it would be constructive to step back and take a deep breath. Please, we need to talk about this. We can all agree that we have a broken immigration system that needs to be fixed. The 2013 bipartisan Senate ...

Will Marijuana Sales Set Us Free in New Hampshire?

HB Letters

On Behalf of the New Hampshire Academy of Family Physicians (NH AFP) I speak in opposition of HB 481. As a family physician who currently, the commercialization of marijuana would adversely affect the health and safety of our most vulnerable population, children. While, the Academy supports ...

Update: Stevens-Buswell Community Center

Bedford Letters

In case you missed the open house last October at the future Stevens-Buswell Community Center, the Bedford Historical Society will be giving you another opportunity to tour the main floor of the building on Sunday, April 28, from 2:00 until 4:00. We have made many changes to the building as it ...