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By the time you read this, the New Hampshire presidential primary will be over and we probably won't see another contender or pretender until the late summer of 2018. Yes! Two-and-a-half years before we vote, presidential hopefuls and nopefuls will be coming to the Granite …

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Well, folks, in a few days, we get to show the country why New Hampshire deserves to have the first-in-the-nation primary. And we do that in a very simple way: …
Thursday, February 4, 2016
During the last several decades, wolves have been reintroduced into certain parts of the United States, including Yellowstone National Park. And while we all know that wolves can be dangerous …
Thursday, February 4, 2016
It is almost that time of year again - that time of year when town and school officials are, we believe, hopeful that more than the normal number of people …
Thursday, January 28, 2016
This presidential primary season has proved to be one of the most interesting in our state's history. Just the sheer number of candidates makes it special, for lack of a …
Thursday, January 21, 2016
If you are a long-time read­er of The Cabinet, you will re­member reporter Daymond Steer, who did many fine sto­ries for our paper but who might be most remembered for …
Thursday, January 21, 2016
As Julie Andrews sang in "My Fair Lady," "Wouldn't it be loverly?" She wasn't talking about the idea of expanded bus service for southern New Hampshire, including the Souhegan Val­ley, …
Thursday, January 14, 2016
  We have Republican state legislators Josh Moore and Al Baldasaro to thank for making New Hampshire look absurd, sexist and misogynistic in the eyes of any­one who pays attention …
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Thursday, January 7, 2016 |   Thank you, Allison Betelak. The Milford High School senior wrote an absolutely spot-on letter to the editor that appeared in last week's Cabinet in which she discussed a self-defense pre­sentation given to the school's senior girls by Milford Police Sgt. Oliva Siekman. The lecture, Betelak said, was excellent and should be given again next year. But she had one major concern, that we share: "There was one flagrant issue with the event: The senior boys were all in class." And Betelak wrote: "The most effective way to solve a prob­lem is to attack its roots. Instead of lec­turing senior girls about their safety, per­haps young men should be taught not to assault them." Well, right on and good luck. Right on because she is absolutely right. Good luck because men, young or oth­erwise, who are going to assault women generally don't respond well to discus­sions about why they shouldn't do it. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't try. "Young men and women alike need to be educated on consent and respect for one another," Betelak wrote, and she is spot-on. "More thorough and gender-balanced consent discussions are in order for se­niors at Milford High School," Betelak wrote in her letter. Absolutely. But we also think Sgt. Siek­man ought to set up respect courses for some of the misogynists in Concord, our "leaders," those we should be able to look up to. Well, maybe some of the young ladies who heard Sgt. Siekman at Milford High will one day be elected to our Leg­islature and bring with them the lessons of respect they've learned as teenagers. Perhaps they could help our male legis­lators understand it.
109 years ago, 1906 A full-grown partridge made its way into the Milford public library before opening hours, seeking refuge from Brooks Piersons and his dog who were passing by. …
Thursday, November 19, 2015
The next time a presidential candidate is nearby - and that will be soon - ask her or him this question: What are you going to do about Islamic terrorists? …
Thursday, November 19, 2015
It wasn't too many weeks ago that a lo­cal businessperson suggested to Wilton officials that they do more to help local shops attract more customers. But what? Surely if local …
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Ah, it's that time of year again, a good time of year: Daylight saving time has, at last, gone away for a few months, but bet­ter, the annual Southern New …
Thursday, November 5, 2015
109 years ago, 1906 Granite Grange held a minstrel show that drew much laughter from those present. Harold Elmes, 7, son of Mrs. Ida Elmes, was slowly recovering from typhoid …
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Like Gerry St. Amand, the principal of Amherst's Clark-Wilkins Elementary School, we believe that all-day kinder­garten should be a priority for the School District. That's what he told the School …
Thursday, November 5, 2015
109 years ago, 1906 Milford was preparing to vote on a proposal to allow the town to have a sa­loon for two years beginning on May 1. There was said …
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Can you imagine this: Your daughter is crossing a street in Milford, is struck and injured by a pickup truck driven by a man around 30 or younger. Your daughter …
Thursday, October 29, 2015
A victory? A loss? That depends upon one's point of view. We're writing, of course, about the deci­sion of a Massachusetts company to aban­don plans to move its operations to …
Thursday, October 29, 2015
109 years ago, 1906 Under the auspices of the Harvey Holt Post of the Grand Army of the Republic of South Lyndeborough, a special train was to leave Milford so …
Thursday, October 15, 2015
A few random thoughts: • We were reminded recently that tax­payers in some of our towns might be get­ting a surprise: a change in the valuation of their homes. Some …
Thursday, October 15, 2015
It's hard to be a volunteer. And the Mil­ford Community Athletic Association will tell you it also is hard to find volunteers. Volunteering for any organization takes time and effort, …
Thursday, October 15, 2015
109 years ago, 1906 There were 777 students enrolled in Milford schools, including 150 in the high school. Fred Fields, the driver of the Mil­ford laundry team, and his wife …
Thursday, October 8, 2015
We aren't surprised: The Souhegan Val­ley Chamber of Commerce recently re­leased a report that said, in essence, that local businesses are doing well, espe­cially in increased full-time employment caused by …
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Our colleague George Scione, who writes the High School Pick Six football column for our sister paper, The Telegraph, got us thinking last week because in his piece on Oct. …
Thursday, October 8, 2015
List us among what we believe will be hundreds of people, at least, who hope that the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance will list Milford's Swing Bridge among its Seven to …
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Suddenly Kinder Morgan, the company bringing a natural gas pipeline to several southern New Hampshire towns (thank you so very much), doesn't need to go through Amherst's Ponemah Bog, a …
Thursday, October 1, 2015
109 years ago, 1906 Poet Sam Walter Foss gave a read­ing to an audience of 150 in Milford. The first drove of cattle from the mountains passed through Milford from …
Thursday, October 1, 2015
109 years ago, 1906 The state convention of the Order of the King's Daughters was to meet in Amherst for two nights. Work on the road between the foot of …
Thursday, September 24, 2015
OK, let's face it, Donald Trump is the most compelling reason to watch any of the Republican debates among candidates for the GOP presidential nomination. And maybe, now, Carly Fiorina. …
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Our headline last week asked, "Is Au­gust too hot for school?" Well, to quote a line from the old "Bob Newhart Show": "Yes, well, maybe." Yes, because August is hot, …
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Anyone who has lived or worked in the Milford area for even just a few years will know the name Bill Rotch. Bill was, for decades, the publisher and/or editor …
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Milford town officials have gotten into a Facebook battle with a private citizen who, while they might consider her a bit of a pain in the keister, is still a …
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Souhegan High School football coach Mike Lochman said something interest­ing to our Joe Marchilena during a recent interview: "Our theme through the whole offseason has been that potential means nothing." …
Thursday, September 3, 2015
109 years ago, 1906 Most of the summer hotels in the Milford area were set to close around Sept. 15. But the Girls' Friendly Home on Federal Hill in Milford …
Thursday, September 3, 2015
It takes faith and determination to open a new business. Sure, the consensus is that the economy is doing well, but still ... The latest to jump into the new business frying pan is …
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Paul Mulshine, writing in the Star Ledger of Newark, N.J., had this to say about Donald Trump's call to end birthright citizenship (you know, any baby born in this country, …
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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