Opinion

All-out attack: The troubles of Trump

Editorials

We often wonder what goes through the mind of President Donald Trump when he chooses to attack others through his words. This is particularly true when it comes to his latest assault on the late U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona. “I was never a fan of John McCain, and I never will be,” ...

Trump, Congress deserve praise

Editorials

Officials in some environmental groups were not at all happy last week when President Donald Trump signed into law the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act. But, you say, the act is a major step in protecting the environment. Indeed, the law, named for the ...

Paying the price for an elite label

Editorials

What is it about so called “elite” universities that drives people, some of them famous, to get involved in what clearly were scams directed at getting their children into colleges they obviously couldn’t have gotten on merit? Speculation about motives has been rife ever since news of ...

Revive the recycling program

Editorials

We were somewhat surprised to learn that Nashua’s city-wide recycling program is on schedule to run out of money by the end of March. During a special Tuesday Board of Aldermen meeting, officials from the Nashua Solid Waste Department and Public Works Director Lisa Fauteux told board ...

An exciting year to come

Letters

Many thanks to The Cabinet for publishing our recent news update about 2019 events at the Milford Historical Society’s Carey House. We have great new leadership and an able assembly of enthusiastic volunteers. It’s already a promising year, our 40th anniversary year in Carey House, with so ...

Reducing the need

Letters

I do see the merit of ELL, but I question the affordability. As a Welcoming City, there are limits to what we can afford. Rather than increasing the ELL staff, consideration needs to be given to reducing the need. Suggest BOA/BOE take a hard look.

Why N.H. needs the SMART Act

Letters

The American public’s trust in our electoral systems and processes has always been what’s made our nation strong. For many years, we’ve believed that the outcomes of our elections has made America an example of democracy for other countries. However, with Americans’ faith in political ...

We must fight for recycling

Letters

On March 12 at the Board of Alderman meeting it was called to the city’s attention that the recycling program in Nashua is under funded and needs an additional $120,000 to continue to operate in the 2019 fiscal year. This means operating for the months of May, April, and June. Without this ...

Watch your wallets!

Letters

Rep. Joelle Martin’s March 10 Letter to the Editor makes glowing claims for proposed HB 686. According to the letter, HB686 will fund schools and reduce the statewide education property tax by 25 percent And it will protect “our most vulnerable seniors by doubling Interest & Dividends ...

Budget balances needs

Letters

Gov. Chris Sununu’s budget balances the need to solve existing problems and to responsibly manage taxpayer dollars. The most notable aspect of his budget is the overarching theme that one-time monies should only be used to pay for one-time expenses. Surplus funds are often seen as a green ...

Cursive still matters

Letters

Handwriting matters: does cursive matter? Research shows that legible cursive writing averages no faster than printed handwriting of equal or greater legibility. (Sources for all research are available on request.) The fastest, clearest handwriters avoid cursive: though they aren’t ...

A job well done

Letters

Feline Friends recently saved a cat that was being tormented to death in Derry by a psychopath coward. Feline Friends were the only people I know that gave this cat a chance – an operations, love, medical care, etc. But still, there are cover-ups by the animals controls of America, courts ...

Helping the village feed itself

Local Commentary

Occasionally, somebody says something to me that is humbling, in that it seems like something I should have known but did not. When this happens, if often gets my mind spinning on what can be done to possibly effect change. I want to share with you a story about just such an incident that ...

Top 10 Dems for 2020

Editorials

Below is an updated list of the top 10 Democratic presidential contenders for 2020, as ranked by The Telegraph: 1. Kamala Harris of California – This member of the U.S. Senate continues to rank No. 1 on our list because she is a 50-something, African-American, female professional from ...

Weigh impact of fees

Editorials

The role of local government should be to provide the best possible services at the most reasonable cost. The role of local government should not be to simply collect fees for no apparent reason. Nashua Board of Aldermen members are now considering an ordinance that would hike the monthly ...

Support gun-free schools

Local Commentary

In New Hampshire, state law allows legal gun owners to carry guns into public schools. The law, as presently interpreted by the State Attorney General, forbids local school boards from prohibiting anyone but students and employees from possessing a gun on school grounds. Like many in our ...

We’re all in this together

Editorials

This question has probably been around since the advent of overhead power lines and perhaps especially since the great ice storm of 2008, but it comes up again because Eversource, our regional power company, has asked the Amherst Planning Board to host a public hearing on its plan to remove ...

Fearless Girl: Education, girls, women and a growing movement

Local Commentary

“F-E-A-R has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.” – Zig Ziglar The “Fearless Girl,” a 4-foot-tall bronze statue of a girl standing defiantly with her hands on her hips has found a permanent home around the corner from ...

Pass important legislation

Editorials

On Thursday, the New Hampshire House will consider a bill making the Exculpatory Evidence Schedule public. HB 155, as amended by the House Judiciary Committee, calls for the contents of the EES, formerly the Laurie List, to be subject to the state’s Right-to-Know law, meaning the public ...