Opinion

Looking at the past

Cabinet Editorials

With the new year almost upon us, we think about the past, in this case December of 1988. In an editorial, William B. Rotch said this: “A freshman legislator interviewed on WEVO recently repeated two pledges she had made to the people who elected her. One pledge was to do everything in her ...

Thumbing the Files For Nov. 29

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1947 The Rev. John P. Fitzsimmons, former supervisory chaplain with the Flying Tigers of the 14th U.S. Air Force in China, was to be the speaker at a supper meeting of the Churchmen’s League of the Milford Congregational Church. Wilton’s Middle Street Mart was offering ...

A date with history

Cabinet Editorials

I thought about this on Thanksgiving day, because it fell on Nov. 22: 1. It was the 55th anniversary of the day John Kennedy was assassinated. 2. It was the birthday of Anna who is the daughter of my friends Wendy and Dean and the sister of Joely. 3. It was the 50th anniversary of the ...

Bronze Reading Children

Cabinet Editorials

For those who wonder about the history behind the bronze reading children on the Milford common: About 25 years ago, Milford Elementary School teacher Sandy Murphy, above, and her students raised the money, and artist Sylvia Nicolas of Mont Vernon created the statue.

Crimes against humanity

Cabinet Letters

On Sunday, Nov. 25, I viewed online images and read news stories of U.S. Border Agents use of tear gas to envelop immigrant women and children, who were screaming and coughing in pain. Over the past year, I heard of stories of young immigrant children being taken out of their mother’s arms ...

Support Gardner, save primary

Cabinet Letters

To the voters of Greater Nashua: The Democrats have taken over the Legislature. I get that. The voters of New Hampshire have spoken. But did anyone expect that the Democrat-controlled Legislature’s FIRST official action will be to endanger New Hampshire’s first in the nation primary by ...

Inappropriate vote

Cabinet Letters

At the last Bedford School Board meeting, members were pressured to vote whether to allow private developers access to the high school’s sewer and water lines for their proposed apartment project. The developers apparently felt that if they had a confirmed source of tie-in, it would ...

How to spot fake news

Cabinet Editorials

It is the time of year when we at least try to have a greater perspective on our world and what we have to be thankful for. But it can be hard in our world today, with the the clear evidence of hatred for certain groups – minorities, of course – and our continued inability to treat all ...

Thumbing the Files for Nov. 22

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1947 Three Milford juveniles were apprehended in connection with a series of break-ins at the Milford Army and Navy store. One was placed in the temporary custody of the Industrial School pending the recommendation of the probation department. Milford was one of five ...

Thoughts worth sharing

Cabinet Editorials

I just get this bug sometimes where I have so many things I want to share. Here are some quotes I like: “A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants.” Chuckles the Clown, The Mary Tyler Moore Show “If parenting consists of shattering a child’s illusions, it ...

You do have a voice

Cabinet Editorials

We are certainly pleased with ourselves, we the voters of the United States of America, where we turned out “in force” for last week’s midterm elections. In force. Indeed. If by “in force” we mean more than in the midterms of four years ago, well, then one could accept that as ...

Some random thoughts

Cabinet Editorials

• My favorite day-after-the-election headline comes to us from the CNN web site: “GOP congressman, who lamented not being able to call women ‘sluts,’ loses to a woman” Ah, sometimes irony is just too cool for words. It was Rep. Jason Lewis of Minnesota who, after dorko Rush ...

Thumbing the Files for Nov. 15

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1947 A religious census was to be conducted by members of the Baptist, Congregational, Episcopal, Methodist, and Unitarian churches in Milford with 100 canvassers going door-to-door asking people their church membership or preference, among other questions about family. The ...

Maj. Robert Phillips

Cabinet Editorials

Milford physician Maj. Robert Phillips served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II. An Army Reserve officer with four children, he had been called to active duty after the attack on Pearl Harbor and was on Bataan Island when the Japanese engulfed it. He was prompted from captain ...

Local families make impact

Cabinet Letters

This month, sites in the Milford area will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 12-19. Milford families, churches and groups are busy transforming empty shoeboxes into fun ...

Thank you

Cabinet Letters

My thanks go out to all the people of Mont Vernon who participated in any way in the recent election of New Hampshire State Representatives. My successful campaign could not have been possible without your help, not only by going to the polls, but by helping Donna, Kat and me out be canvassing ...

Ongoing support

Cabinet Letters

I would like to thank voters for their on-going support in last week’s election. It has truly been my honor to serve as your State Senator over the past four years.

Gratitude

Cabinet Letters

I would like to thank all my Amherst supporters and constituents for allowing me the experience and honor to serve you in our New Hampshire House for the past eight years. I cannot fully express to you the gratitude I feel for your encouragement, support, and belief that together we could ...

Levesque declares victory

Bedford Letters

On Tuesday, New Hampshire state Senate Democratic candidate Melanie Levesque declared victory over Republican incumbent Kevin Avard and issued the following statement: “I’m incredibly honored to have earned the trust of New Hampshire voters and the opportunity to represent them in the ...