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Opinion

To give credit where credit is due

Bedford Letters

To give credit where credit is due On July 18, the Bedford Journal published an article in its “A Bedford Attitude” section, page 7, entitled “Conservation Commission, Land Trust: two different, but worthy groups.” The article’s authorship ...

Support voiced for fireworks ban

Cabinet Editorials

We recently heard from an Amherst resident regarding our editorial favoring a ban on fireworks. This resident seems to have it pretty bad, with people in his area of town setting off kabooms constantly. “Firecrackers are totally out of control,” he told us. He and others ...

Take part in town pipeline debate

Cabinet Editorials

Here’s a date to keep in mind: Aug. 11. That is the day that trustees of the Beaver Brook Association might meet with Milford selectmen to discuss their suggested alternate routes for a proposed natural gas pipeline. Those routes could include Milford and Amherst. Right now, the ...

Origin of Milford’s ‘Reading Children’ revealed

Cabinet Editorials

116 years ago, 1898 Louis Murphy, “one of Milford’s enterprising and esteemed young men,” left for Waltham, Mass., to pursue a course of instruction that will qualify him for the pursuit of business in the line of watchmaking, engraving, and as an ...

Shaheen supports veterans

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: When our young men and women go abroad to protect the American people, we need to be sure that they are supported appropriately once they are back home. As we have all become aware, the Veterans’ Administration has not been looking after our returned vets as they ...

Party for Marilinda Garcia set

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor, This is a note to invite you to a party for Marilinda Garcia. It will be held Thursday, July 31, at the Estabrook Grill at 57 Palm St., Nashua. As you know she is running for New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District now held by Ann Kuster. I can tell you that she ...

Milford voters, keep Keyes open

Cabinet Editorials

Milford voters have an important reason to participate in the Sept. 9 state primary, one that doesn’t involve figuring out which local politicians should make it onto the November ballot. That’s important, too, but, we believe, less important than this: Milford has a ...

Milfoil-free boats only, please

Cabinet Editorials

OK, boaters, listen up (again): Milfoil is bad. Milfoil can, and will, really mess up local lakes and ponds. And the fault, dear boaters, isn’t in the stars, it’s in ourselves. And on our boats. Recently, a resident of the Baboosic Lake area in Amherst found some milfoil in ...

Is this downtown Wilton?

Cabinet Editorials

116 years ago, 1898 Officer Dodge of Milford condemned a horse belonging to the Wilton baker. The animal seemed to be affected with glanders, and was a menace to every other horse he came in contact with. Everyone who listened to the sermon by the Rev. J.S. Seward of Alston, Mass., at the ...

Amherst’s Chandley filed for re-election to N.H. House

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: In June I filed for re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives from Hillsborough County, District 22. Serving the people of Amherst has been my honor, and I ask the voters to allow me to continue. When I ran for the seat in 2012, I promised to represent Amherst ...

Join Friends of Bedford Cemeteries July 19

Bedford Letters

To The Editor: Looking for something to do that’s interesting and unusual yet beneficial to the community? If you’re over the age of 13, consider joining the Friends of Bedford Cemeteries (go to www.bedfordcemeteries.org and follow the link at left). Join us on July 19 ...

It’s time for a ban on fireworks

Cabinet Editorials

The state fire marshal has come out in favor of incrementally banning fireworks in New Hampshire. He’s right. They are of no value and they are, as Fire Marshal William Degnan said, dangerous. So, why are they legal? Well, why are a lot of things legal, one might ask. Cars can be ...

Connectivity plan a good one

Cabinet Editorials

Milford’s concept of a “connectivity plan” designed, as we reported last week, to give walkers, runners and bicyclists more sidewalks, bike paths and hiking trails is one all of us should applaud. First of all, it will benefit the people of Milford who will be ...

World Cup great, will soccer stick?

Cabinet Editorials

So, World Cup is over. Miss it yet? Some of us do and wait eagerly for World Cup 2018. We are not, however, among the Polyannas who believe that the decent showing by the United States in the Brazil matches will ignite a furor of interest in soccer in our country. Certainly more youngsters ...

Backstroke to Milford Rotary’s swim meet

Cabinet Editorials

116 years ago, 1898 John A. Malmburg, of Milford, serving on the U.S. Vulcan off the Cuban coast, wrote to the Cabinet about a sea battle in the Spanish-American War and said that the U.S. battleship Oregon “finished the (Spanish) Vizcaya with one shot, a 13-inch shell ... The ...

Cat with collar now a welcome sight

Cabinet Letters

To The Editor: I ride through Wilton center quite frequently and have always thought how inhumane to have a cat outdoors with an e-collar on. It makes that cat defenseless. I would never, however, take it upon myself to just remove the collar. I was very happy to read the letter regarding ...

Appreciation for Mont Vernon store

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: Maybe it’s the sight of the Adirondack chairs outside the Mont Vernon General Store that has me appreciating summer, ice cream and the place of a general store in a small town like ours. A good general store, like the library and the transfer station, lives at the ...

Brox Property dump site cleaned up

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: I am happy to write that one illegal dump site at the Brox Property is now a lot cleaner due to the efforts of a group of volunteers who worked hard to bag 1,080 pounds of debris. We will return to finish the challenging job completely. This cleanup happened on Saturday, July ...

Merrimack zoning board should not OK cell tower proposal

Merrimack Letters

To the Editor: The zoning board is considering a petition to allow construction of a 150 foot cellular tower disguised as a pine tree in a residential zoned neighborhood with adjacent wetlands at 121 Joppa Rd in Merrimack. Cellular companies are allowed by law to construct additional towers ...