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It is unusual when voters at a town or school district deliberative session add money to an operating budget, so when they do, it’s easy to understand that the item to which they’ve added the money is important to them. That was the case in …

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Well, cynic that I am, I thought I’d attend the Wilton Peace Action meeting at the Wilton Public & Gregg Free Library on Feb. 11, expecting to find three people, …
Thursday, February 23, 2017
At the recent Souhegan Cooperative School District Deliberative Session, an age-old conflict between the cost of education and the philosophy of education arose, and certainly not for the last time. …
Thursday, February 16, 2017
In a History in the Monadnock Region column for The Cabinet written in 1942, the Monadnock Region Association’s Historical and Fine Arts Committee wrote, “In no New Hampshire town were …
Thursday, February 16, 2017
To the Editor: While Michael Cleveland makes a good point in favor of free speech (“The Closed Minds of the Uneducated”), the rest of his argument falls apart. A quick …
Thursday, February 16, 2017
So, in just a few days, we will have, we hope, absolute proof that: 1. Tom Brady is the greatest NFL quarterback of all time. 2. Bill Belichick is the …
Thursday, February 2, 2017
So, now we have two local reasons to pay attention to women’s professional sports: Milford’s Morgan Andrews has joined Amherst’s McKinley Curro in a women’s professional league. Morgan was drafted …
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Here’s one to ponder: Just days after one of our local lawmakers, state Rep. Carolyn Halstead, a Milford Republican, dropped her loaded gun in a hearing on kindergarten by the …
Thursday, January 26, 2017
In a few days, Betsy Solon, of Brookline, will take over as director of Milford's Wadleigh Memorial Library, and if you read last week's story about her in The Cabinet, …
Thursday, January 19, 2017
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 …
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
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