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Opinion

So what’s in a name? A lot.

Cabinet Editorials

We hope Nashua has started something. Recently, our sister newspaper, the daily Telegraph of Nashua, reported that “some new terminology” was being used at meetings of the city’s official governing body: When Pamela Brown was sworn in to represent Ward 4, she ...

Fewer trees, more pavement, same Oval

Cabinet Editorials

116 years ago, 1898 One of the largest blocks of granite that had been quarried at the Milford Granite Company, weighing about 30 tons, was to be made into a monument to go to St. Louis, Mo. The work would require several months. Our South Lyndeborough correspondent wrote that a gravel walk ...

Karen’s Collectibles will be missed in Milford

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: I would like to thank Karen Walker and her husband for their many years of serving customers at their store on the Milford Oval. The Milford Oval is one of those places that can remind you what a privilege it is to live in this neck of the woods, it can help you find just that ...

Hansen off base regarding business tax remarks

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: I strongly disagree with statements made in the press recently by Amherst Rep. Peter T. Hansen. He implied that business taxes are too high in New Hampshire and blamed Democrats for slow job growth. Rep. Hansen cited figures that business taxes are 60 percent of total revenues ...

Havenstein’s plan simple, effective

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: Recently we were greeted to the Democratic Committee’s response to Walt Havenstein’s plan to reignite The New Hampshire Advantage. As can be expected, the NHDC shouted the irrelevant, the incongruous. Let’s compare Governor Hassan’s latest ...

Wilton Grand Marshalls are deserving of honor

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: Someone once said that you can tell the character and living environment of a community by the quality and dedication of its citizens. If this is true, the 2014 Old Home Days Committee in Wilton has named three of the most dedicated and respected old birds in Wilton to serve as ...

What you don’t know about fast-food restaurants

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: With the alarm of disease and viruses, are we also being aware of the cleanliness in our fast-food restaurants? People always talk about the negative effects of fast food based on nutrition, but have you ever thought about the lack of sanitation practiced by these restaurant ...

Show your support for Market Basket workers

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: For many years now, Market Basket has been my grocery store of choice for several reasons. First, their prices are always low. Second, the stores are always clean neat and orderly. And finally, the employees become friends and are always friendly and exceptionally helpful. ...

Make voice heard by voting

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: This year, we have a real opportunity to make a positive change with our state and federal governments. They have not been working for us too much lately, and it is time to send them a message of change with our votes. People do not have the right to complain about their ...

Parents, step up in fight vs. drugs

Cabinet Editorials

We should not be surprised – and we, as a community, probably aren’t – that drugs are an issue here. Our young people are affected by the same triggers as young people in major American cities. They are, in other words, influenced by popular culture, which in ...

Ants trampled in supermarket feud

Cabinet Editorials

There’s an old saying, possibly African: “When elephants fight, ants get crushed.” In the Market Basket battle of the titans, we have two millionaires battling for control of a company that employes thousands of people who are not millionaires, and it is those ...

Cabinet Letters

Setting record straight on logging article inaccuracies To the Editor: I am writing to inform you of several inaccuracies that appeared in a July 31 article titled “Selectmen Debate Noise Ordinance.” First and foremost, I was misquoted as stating that I “had ...

Important Information on Vaccine Exemptions

Bedford Letters

Parents should know vaccine rights While August brings an advertising push for vaccines, parents should know important facts about these products and their rights to exemptions. Many of the vaccines being encouraged at the doctor’s office are not “required” for ...

Merrimack Letters

Police house check is appreciated My wife and I wanted to convey our thanks and appreciation to Officer Lindbom of the Merrimack Police Department for a job well done, and for exceeding our expectations. We were out of town for a few days recently, and asked the Merrimack Police to perform a ...

Hope springs for Osgood Pond

Cabinet Editorials

Forty years and ... counting? Osgood Pond is surely going to end up being a sequel to “The Walking Dead,” for it truly is like a zombie: It’s not alive but it’s around. Unlike a zombie, however, Osgood Pond is not a threat to humanity, unless one thinks ...

Noise ordinance a welcome idea

Cabinet Editorials

Lyndeborough selectmen, at the urging of a resident fed up with the noise of logging operations that begin as early as 4:30 a.m., are considering a noise ordinance. Good. Noise is the enemy of us all, whether it’s made by the cutting of trees or the revving of engines or the ...

Brownies visited Milford barber shop

Cabinet Editorials

116 years, ago, 1898 At a meeting of the Milford Soldiers’ Aid Society, it was voted to send $100 to the treasurer of the state Society for use in relief work. There were 85 guests at the Grand Hotel in Mont Vernon. The Milford Cornet Band furnished music for the Purgatory picnic ...

Fall election season nears, let’s remember value of voting

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: This fall brings with it another election cycle when the phone will ring more often during the dinner hour and our streets will be lined with colorful political signs. As candidates jockey for position, we should all be reminded of the importance of our election process. The ...

Candidate asks to keep political discussions calm, civil

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: Our country is a shining example of a government by the people. It is personal involvement at the most very basic level of politics that keeps our government under the watchful eyes of the people, and it keeps the government in touch with the people. As such, I have filed for ...

NH Representative Hansen’s Skewed View of State Taxes

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: In New Hampshire Representative Peter Hansen’s recent letter-to-the-editor he focused on NH’s business tax, as if it were the only measure of our states worth. I think a better economic measure of our state is to look at the Based on the 2014 evaluation of ...