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By now, nearly everyone who watches television or has a social media account has seen the horrific video of four teenagers torturing and ridiculing a mentally challenged young man in Chicago. Here is how the New York Daily News reported the aftermath of the incident: …

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The economic climate of New Hampshire and the Souhegan Valley is changing and creating challenges to continued growth. A number of factors are affecting these changes, such as demographics, the …
Thursday, January 5, 2017
The story in the Dec. 22 Cabinet on the Milford Area Communication Center (MACC Base) should have said Lyndeborough police are dispatched through the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. MACC Base …
Thursday, January 5, 2017
The Amherst Ways and Means Committee (W&M) is called upon to examine and provide an outside report on all planned appropriations and finances of the town. To do so, W&M …
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Count us in: For decades, The Cabinet has been editorializing in favor of replacing the grievously unfair property tax with an income tax, and now, for the first time since …
Thursday, January 5, 2017
It's the law, but that doesn't make it sen­sible: If you have a license to carry a con­cealed weapon, you can legally bring it into a school. The theory behind …
Friday, December 30, 2016
Under the heading "Please Tell Us This is Re­ally About Montana," we bring you this piece of in­formation from our state Legislature via a press re­lease from a group called …
Friday, December 30, 2016
Each year at this time, we reprint for you the lyrics from John McCutcheon's "Christmas in the Trenches," a story of men far from home in a time of war. …
Thursday, December 22, 2016
At a recent meeting, Milford Selectman Gary Daniels gave us, and we suspect his colleagues and some Milford residents, something to think about. In suggesting that selectmen prioritize spending items …
Thursday, December 15, 2016
One of the things that makes New Hampshire unusual is our method of dealing with elections in that we live up to the late Tip O'Neill's axiom that "all politics …
Thursday, December 8, 2016
At this time of the year, folks who cel­ebrate Christmas are thinking about what to buy for people they love, and maybe wondering what people will buy for them. It's …
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Milford's water commission continues to look for a place to dig a new municipal well, but, "It's not too promising," com­mission Chairman Robert Courage said. This is a legacy of …
Thursday, December 1, 2016
It is Thanksgiving, but you're wonder­ing how you can be thankful when you're so invested in agonizing over the election of Donald Trump. Well, let's look at it this way: …
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
At the end of every presidential elec­tion, somebody says something about healing or, as it was with President-elect Donald Trump on election night, about being the president of all the …
Thursday, November 17, 2016
This is what we will be celebrating Fri­day, as explained on the website Military Benefits, which is not a government site: "Veterans Day is observed every year on November 11th. …
Thursday, November 10, 2016
There are some interesting ideas being kicked around by the people studying the possible consolidation of the Amherst, Souhegan and Mont Vernon school dis­tricts. One that interests us greatly is …
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Given the tone of this presidential elec­tion campaign, we thought we should bring you these words, written by William B. Rotch, for The Cabinet's issue of Dec. 6, 1951, regarding …
Thursday, October 27, 2016
We all have some worries about our kids going out trick-or-treating on Hal­loween. It's dark and not all of our streets are well-lit, so it's possible there could be a …
Thursday, October 27, 2016
EDITOR'S NOTE: This was sub­mitted by John D'Angelo, chairman of the Amherst Pipeline Task Force. We have a federal election in a couple of weeks, and the noise is deafening. …
Thursday, October 27, 2016
What is it about Americans that makes us (multiple choice): A. Gullible. B. Trusting. C. Targetable. D. All of the above. Well, it's all of the above, we suppose, and …
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Many years ago, the Wilton Recycling Center started a system of handing out stickers for use of the center to residents of its five member towns - Wilton, Lynde­borough, Mason, …
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Readers of this paper will recall our support over the years for police depart­ments' requests for additional officers. They will not, then, be surprised to read that we think the …
Thursday, October 6, 2016
In a recent letter to the editor of The Cabinet, a writer lamented the lack of bicycle lanes on the renovated stretch of Route 101/101A in west Milford, down along …
Thursday, September 29, 2016
This is an interesting dichotomy: On one hand, the majority of members of the Milford School Board rejected the idea of a "pay to play" plan for school sports, ba­sically …
Thursday, September 22, 2016
We heard from John Powers, a retired Marine from Amherst, who wants readers to know that after the front page photo of Milford's 9/11 ceremony was taken - the photo …
Thursday, September 22, 2016
The Sept. 8 story on the District 3 Hillsborough County commissioner's race incorrectly reported that the win­ner would join Toni Pappas and San­dra Ziehm on the commission. That is yet …
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Oh, good job, folks. We speak, of course, of VFW Post 4368 in Milford and the people there who put on the latest edition of the Milford Labor Day parade, …
Thursday, September 15, 2016
It might seem in the great outside world to be a small thing, this new sign on the Lyndeborough Village Store, but in a small town, just about anything that's …
Thursday, September 15, 2016
It seems to us that Amy LaBelle and Cesar Abodela, owners of Amherst's La­Belle Winery, crossed all their T's when they went before the local Zoning Board of Adjustment seeking …
Thursday, September 8, 2016
>While we applaud Wilton's efforts through its Business Retention and Ex­pansion Program (BREP) to help local businesses grow and find greater pros­perity, we think that in one way its mem­bers …
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Well, let's try the good news first: A survey of Milford High School stu­dents found that "only" 5.8 percent of those responding to the survey said they had driven a …
Thursday, August 25, 2016
p>EDITOR'S NOTE: This guest editorial was written by John D'Angelo, formerly of the Amherst Board of Selectmen. Interesting news from Massachusetts: "A decision Wednes­day (8/17/16) by the state's highest court …
Thursday, August 25, 2016
>Some Milford neighbors of a vacant lot across from Pine Valley Mill and its apart­ments are a bit concerned that the lot will soon be home to a self-storage complex. …
Thursday, August 18, 2016
>We don't know how this started, why it started or who started it, but some folks in Amherst are expressing their apprecia­tion for their Police Department in ways other than …
Thursday, August 18, 2016
>Well, good luck, you enforcement peo­ple, you. We're talking about whoever will be responsible for enforcing Milford's water restrictions, i.e., requiring people to follow a schedule, to wit: Lawn watering …
Thursday, August 11, 2016
>The Sunday, July 31, edition of our sister paper, The Telegraph, carried an editorial about the state Attorney General's Office refusal to release the name of the 17-year-old driver who …
Thursday, August 11, 2016
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