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Opinion

Share the road safely with bicycles in Bedford and elsewhere

Bedford Letters

To the Editor: With spring and warm weather arriving we are again faced with bicycles and automobiles sharing the road. Making this year especially hard is the horrible condition the roads are in after a severe winter. I am writing to remind drivers and bikers that there are laws in the state ...

Thank you for supporting Bedford’s Stand By Me program

Bedford Letters

To the Editor: In the Bedford Town Library is a display case containing an old book in which the names of its original subscribers from 1789 to 1848 are recorded. Filled with sepia ink that must have been written with quill pens, the book is really something to see! It always prompts me to ...

Bedford School Board favors survey supporters

Bedford Letters

To the Editor: At the Bedford School Board meeting on April 21, the 2014 Developmental Assets and Attitude and Behavior surveys were the primary topic. The Attitude and Behavior survey, given to students as young as seventh grade, included questions, such as sexual behavior, drug use and ...

Reader finds Zore letter satirical

HB Letters

To the Editor: Last weeks’ satirical letter by Mary Zore was hilarious. As a longtime satire writer, I especially liked her powerful use of irony. She criticizes two previous HBJ articles as “emotional responses to the issues of our days while omitting important ...

Lyndeborough store once featured gas pumps

Cabinet Editorials

100 years ago, 1914 A Maine sheriff and six deputies made what was believed to be the biggest seizure of liquor in the history of that state, taking the contents of a large box car in the Maine Central Railroad yards in Bangor. The lot was 2,502 gallons of whiskey, gin, rum, brandy and ...

Name your sources, Francis Gros Louis

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: Your editorial critiquing Francis Gros Louis’ letter is spot on. I was tempted to write you a letter along the same strain, but then I thought, “Who am I to criticize someone as esteemed as Gros Louis?” I grew up in Wilton. Wilton folks are Yankee ...

Many hours spent reviewing school budget

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: Mr. Conrad’s letter re: “Mont Vernon Voters Turn Down School Budget” is inaccurate when it comes to the Budget Committee’s reluctance to segregate necessary repairs from desired or deferrable repairs. Stating that the Budget Committee was ...

It was a great day to run

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: It was a great day to run on Monday, April 21, at the 118th running of the 2014 Boston Marathon. I was so proud of everyone who participated in this special event, including my husband, Mark Linn. It was a great way to show the running world that we can come back and run ...

Don’t maintain us versus them

Cabinet Letters

Editor’s note: We contacted Graham Smith, and he said Anthony Nino wasn’t invited to the event and he did not wish to respond further. To the Editor: Our Founding Fathers came together from many different walks of life to discuss, debate, argue and finally, reach a ...

About the good and bad from letters editorial

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: When I read the good and bad from letters this week and found myself the subject of “odd news,” I wasn’t sure if the comments were a backhanded compliment to my investigative talents or a question about my honesty, which could result in negative ...

Listen to the parents about Bedford middle school survey

Bedford Letters

To the Editor: The Bedford School Board is currently gathering feedback from parents regarding the survey that was recently given to middle school students. It is important to identify the mistakes that were made, listen to honest feedback and make the necessary corrections. The first problem ...

Bedford School Board favored survey supporters

Bedford Letters

To the Editor: At the Bedford School Board meeting on April 21, the 2014 Developmental Assets and Attitude and Behavior surveys were the primary topic. The Attitude and Behavior survey, given to students as young as seventh grade, included questions, such as sexual behavior, drug use and ...

Hollis Social Library Book Sale slated for May 10

HB Letters

To the Editor: The Friends of the Hollis Social Library will hold the annual Book Sale on May 10 at the Hollis Town Hall. This well-attended event opens its doors at 9 a.m. At 3 p.m., the last half hour of the sale, there will be an “all that will fit” $5 a bag closing ...

Thumbing the Files for April 24-30

Cabinet Editorials

100 years ago, 1914 Because of the prevalence of scarlet fever in the area, Milford decided that children under the age of 15 would not be allowed at places of public amusement. The Star Theatre was among those notified not to allow admission to the children. An Italian child, age 5, was ...

Agrees Brox property in Milford was a wise purchase

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: Fifteen years after the town’s purchase of the Brox property, we agree with the editorial on April 17 that the buy was a good idea, just not for the reasons given in the editorial. Rather, the citizens are now owners of what is turning out to be a real gem of a ...

Conservation is a wise choice at the Brox property in Milford

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: The editorial on April 17 that the purchase of the Brox property was a good idea for development is in stark contrast to an editorial published in The Cabinet on June 6, 2013. Last year’s editorial, referring to conservation of the Wilkins property in Amherst and Mont ...