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116 years ago, 1898 When the convention of New Hampshire Women’s Clubs was called to order in Milford Town Hall, it was well filled with women, all of whom were “earnest of aspect and wore the intelligent air which is the distinguishing mark of the …

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Our friends at the Concord Monitor recently editorialized about the assault upon New Hampshire residents by the hundreds of negative political ads that blanket our airwaves. Here is some of …
Thursday, October 30, 2014
116 years ago, 1898 The annual course at the Milford Unitarian Church was to begin with the Rev. J.L. Seward, of Boston, speaking on “How the Bible was made.” The …
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Here’s an axiom by which to live: You need a cat. No, no, there’s no arguing with us about this. It’s an absolute. You need a cat. And here’s an …
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Sometimes, all you can do is marvel at the stupidity, or maybe the media savvy, of politicians, the latest example of which is Alison Lundergan Grimes, a Democrat running for …
Thursday, October 23, 2014
If you still have a copy of last week’s Cabinet in your home, take another look at our sports pages, in particular Joe Marchilena’s soccer photos. They are, we think, …
Thursday, October 23, 2014
So, we are only a couple of weeks away from the Nov. 2 election at which a lot of important decisions will be made. But before then, you have at …
Thursday, October 16, 2014
116 years ago, 1898 The Rev. F.L. Knapp, of the Milford Baptist Church, spoke against amusements like card-playing, dancing and theater-going. Charles B. Heald returned to Milford from a trip …
Thursday, October 9, 2014
We called her Martha, but of course that wasn’t her real name. Sadly, though, her story was, the story of her son’s addiction to prescription pills and alcohol, perhaps even …
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Ah, Pumpkin Festival weekend is upon us. It begins Friday and runs through Sunday and it is now a 25-year-old tradition that is one of the highlights of the autumn …
Thursday, October 9, 2014
In our story last week about Harvard Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig’s talk at the Amato Center, he was quoted as saying: “This is the moral question of our time: …
Thursday, October 9, 2014
116 years ago, 1898 The Hillsborough County Total Abstinence and Education Society met in Milford Town Hall. One of the organization’s aims was to get the pledge of every boy …
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Recently we attended the UNH-Dartmouth football game which, for most of the first half, was competitive but, as sometimes happens on the gridiron, turned into a rout won by UN …
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Whether or not you agree with Suzanne Fournier, whether or not you even like Suzanne Fournier, you must give the Milford resident credit for persistence and the courage of her …
Thursday, October 2, 2014
116 years ago, 1898 J.B. Heald returned to Milford after a western journey, having been as far as Omaha. A change in the railroad schedule meant that the trip from …
Thursday, September 25, 2014
116 years ago, 1898 An unnamed person wrote a letter to The Cabinet suggesting that bicyclists should be prohibited from riding on the Nashua Street sidewalk. An advertisement told people …
Thursday, September 18, 2014
If you know Wilton, you’re probably familiar with one, if not both, of the intersections that the town believes to be unsafe and that it is now targeting for a …
Thursday, September 18, 2014
What an interesting juxtaposition there was in last week’s Cabinet. On Page 1, we had a story and photos about the rededication of Milford’s World War II monument, a piece …
Thursday, September 18, 2014
116 years ago, 1898 Isaac Brothers took over the old shop of Charles Tarbell on Elm Street in Milford, under Fletcher’s laundry. He was to provide bicycle repairing and wheelwright …
Thursday, September 11, 2014
We love a parade and, obviously, so do you because Milford’s annual Labor Day parade last week was a huge hit. That was evidenced by the number of people watching …
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Once, Lyme disease was just something that happened to other people, something we’d hear about now and then, something discussed on public radio, but not something about which we needed …
Thursday, September 11, 2014
116 years ago, 1898 Emri C. Hutchinson was elected president of Milford’s Granite Grange. Trains running from the Milford area back to the city were said to be heavily laden …
Thursday, September 4, 2014
You know how we love to rail against the idiots who dump trash on the side of the road? Well, here’s a different story: One Saturday morning, at around 6:30, …
Thursday, September 4, 2014
At last: Market Basket is back and those among us who value the company for its prices can breath a sigh of relief. We’re saved after weeks of having to …
Thursday, September 4, 2014
116 years ago, 1898 In a sermon at the Milford Methodist Church, the Rev. Mr. Miller spoke of the insecurity of the Christian position unless fortified with true righteousness. The …
Thursday, August 28, 2014
A reader was recently hiking along the western stretch of Dale Street in Wilton and recalling how we’ve railed against roadside trash. Dale Street, he said, was fraught with garbage …
Thursday, August 28, 2014
We are fast approaching our Sept. 9 state primary when we get to choose who will represent the Republican and Democratic parties on the November ballot. Chief among those choices …
Thursday, August 28, 2014
116 years ago, 1898 One of the largest blocks of granite that had been quarried at the Milford Granite Company, weighing about 30 tons, was to be made into a …
Thursday, August 21, 2014
We hope Nashua has started something. Recently, our sister newspaper, the daily Telegraph of Nashua, reported that “some new terminology” was being used at meetings of the city’s official governing …
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Well, being fans of irony, we can’t help but admire our dear friends the Russians who, despite fomenting a tiny bit of trouble in Ukraine, which they apparently don’t consider …
Thursday, August 21, 2014
There’s an old saying, possibly African: “When elephants fight, ants get crushed.” In the Market Basket battle of the titans, we have two millionaires battling for control of a company …
Thursday, August 14, 2014
We should not be surprised – and we, as a community, probably aren’t – that drugs are an issue here. Our young people are affected by the same triggers as …
Thursday, August 14, 2014
116 years, ago, 1898 At a meeting of the Milford Soldiers’ Aid Society, it was voted to send $100 to the treasurer of the state Society for use in relief …
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Lyndeborough selectmen, at the urging of a resident fed up with the noise of logging operations that begin as early as 4:30 a.m., are considering a noise ordinance. Good. Noise …
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Forty years and ... counting? Osgood Pond is surely going to end up being a sequel to “The Walking Dead,” for it truly is like a zombie: It’s not alive …
Thursday, August 7, 2014
116 years ago, 1898 Louis Murphy, “one of Milford’s enterprising and esteemed young men,” left for Waltham, Mass., to pursue a course of instruction that will qualify him for the …
Thursday, July 31, 2014
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