Opinion

Best wishes

Cabinet Letters

It has come to my attention that your fine investigative reporter, Kathy Cleveland, is retiring from the Milford Cabinet effective June 5. I’ve not seen anything about it published in the paper, as of yet. I would like to take this opportunity to make a few comments about this milestone in ...

Not pro life

Cabinet Letters

Alabama and Georgia legislators are not pro life. They may be anti-abortion, but they are not pro life. Their states consistently have high infant mortality rates. Pro life people would work to keep more of those infants alive. Georgia has one of the highest maternal mortality rates. People who ...

Trains will not solve the traffic problem

Bedford Letters

We are stunned that the Union Leader would print such a misleading statement on their FaceBook page — specifically that a poll “finds 75.5% percentage of Granite State residents favor passenger train service between Boston and southern New Hampshire.” The poll they cite obviously did ...

Open house

Bedford Letters

The Milford Historical Society is getting ready for the third in a year long series of events celebrating the 40th anniversary of being in the Carey House Museum. Each month a different program is being presented and June’s program promises to be very exciting. We are delighted that Milford ...

Time to remember

Cabinet Editorials

As we approach another Memorial Day, it is a good time to remember that American men and women are still in harm’s way around the world. The constant shrieking about people illegally crossing our southern border – many of them children – tends to drown out the problems we face globally, ...

How to win

Cabinet Editorials

The Democratic presidential candidates – now 24 of them and possibly more to come – need to meet in a closed room somewhere and agree to operate their campaigns like a professional hockey team, say, the Bruins. True, there is one more candidate than a hockey team is allowed to have on ...

‘Sleepy Backwater Town’

Cabinet Editorials

Amherst roads were still made of dirt in this undated photo of the common that must have been taken in the late 1800s or early 1900s. The town history says that by 1881 Amherst was a ‘sleepy backwater town’ whose population continued to shrink and ‘whose newspaper would soon depart to a ...

Thumbing the Files

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1948: Quick action by Ellsworth Austin of Brookline saved Perly Lord of Wilton from possible serious injury at the Hillsboro Mills. Austin shut the power off a carding machine into which Lord’s arm was being drawn, and he suffered lacerations and abrasions. Milford health ...

Don’t be cruel to animals

Cabinet Editorials

It seems to go without saying that if you do not want to take car of a dog, cat or any other pet, you should not get one. Someone should have informed 28-year-old Manchester resident Megan Ramos-Heredia of this concept. Last week, authorities charged her with cruelty to animals after she ...

Two sides

Cabinet Letters

As the old saying goes, “There are two sides to every story.” So, as former Rep. Peter Hansen shared his views on some recent legislation in his May 16th Letter to the Editor, here’s another perspective for the readers to consider. SB193 would prohibit the sale of certain furniture ...

On the move

Cabinet Letters

After 40 years at St. Patrick’s Church, the SHARE Clothing Barn is moving. The clothing part of SHARE’s mission will ultimately move to the SHARE Center at 1 Columbus Avenue where the rest of SHARE’s services are offered. Dates for donations and shopping as well as new hours will be ...

A hidden gem

Cabinet Letters

My wife and I are frequent diners availing ourselves of Nashua’s many eating establishments. Being empty nesters, we have entered into this enjoyable--though regretful--period of our lives. One of several area restaurants we popularize is The Arbor Restaurant located at 57 Palm St., off the ...

Elizabeth Warren has a plan to fix that

Merrimack Letters

We all know that the opioid epidemic is an ongoing and heart-breaking problem. President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers estimated that this crisis cost the nation more than $500 billion in 2015 alone with New Hampshire being disproportionately affected. Every day we lose people to ...

It’s best for the children

Cabinet Editorials

Good for Amherst Library Director Amy LaPointe, who recently told selectmen that, based upon the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatricians, she had removed iPADs from the library’s children’s room. The Academy recommended zero screen time for children under 2, which would ...

Slow but sure

Cabinet Editorials

Those who remember when the Main Street Program came to Milford will recall that the organizers kept using the word incremental - meaning that changes to the tired Milford downtown would come slowly and build upon one another. One small good thing will bring another another small good thing, ...

Teams need support for trip

Cabinet Editorials

They’re going to Kansas City, Kansas City here they come. With apologies to the late great Wilbert Harrison, we bring you this reminder that two Milford Destination Imagination teams are trying to raise the funds they need to go to the global finals in Kansas City, Missouri at the end of this ...

What to make of Joe Biden?

Cabinet Editorials

After looking at the latest national polls, one would assume the 2020 Democratic presidential race is a runaway for former Vice President Joe Biden. A polling average earlier this week tabulated by Chicago-based Real Clear Politics showed Biden with anywhere from 23-point to a 27-point lead ...

Thumbing the Files

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1948: Writing in his column, The Sportsman, George S. Proctor of Wilton said he had seen a map from the state Highway Department and Wilton was not on it. He said Route 101 jumped from Milford to Peterborough “and all small towns were lost. The map (was) to show where they ...

2020 Dems at a glance

Cabinet Editorials

OK Democrats, listen up: You want Joe Biden as your presidential candidate? That’s cool. He’s a safe bet, although stealing part of a speech from Neil Kinnock, a rather minor member of the British Parliament many years ago, is nutty when you could have stolen from Winston Churchill, for ...