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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 pursuit of business in the line of watchmaking, engraving, and as an optician.” Under bright …

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Here’s a date to keep in mind: Aug. 11. That is the day that trustees of the Beaver Brook Association might meet with Milford selectmen to discuss their suggested alternate …
Thursday, July 31, 2014
We recently heard from an Amherst resident regarding our editorial favoring a ban on fireworks. This resident seems to have it pretty bad, with people in his area of town …
Thursday, July 31, 2014
116 years ago, 1898 Officer Dodge of Milford condemned a horse belonging to the Wilton baker. The animal seemed to be affected with glanders, and was a menace to every …
Thursday, July 24, 2014
OK, boaters, listen up (again): Milfoil is bad. Milfoil can, and will, really mess up local lakes and ponds. And the fault, dear boaters, isn’t in the stars, it’s in …
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Milford voters have an important reason to participate in the Sept. 9 state primary, one that doesn’t involve figuring out which local politicians should make it onto the November ballot. …
Thursday, July 24, 2014
116 years ago, 1898 John A. Malmburg, of Milford, serving on the U.S. Vulcan off the Cuban coast, wrote to the Cabinet about a sea battle in the Spanish-American War …
Thursday, July 17, 2014
So, World Cup is over. Miss it yet? Some of us do and wait eagerly for World Cup 2018. We are not, however, among the Polyannas who believe that the …
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Milford’s concept of a “connectivity plan” designed, as we reported last week, to give walkers, runners and bicyclists more sidewalks, bike paths and hiking trails is one all of us …
Thursday, July 17, 2014
The state fire marshal has come out in favor of incrementally banning fireworks in New Hampshire. He’s right. They are of no value and they are, as Fire Marshal William …
Thursday, July 17, 2014
We hear so many stories about bad education, poor teachers, the failures of our school system that it is heartening to hear from Ryan Sheehan who, in last week’s Cabinet, …
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Courts have now determined that New York City’s ban upon certain sized sugary drinks, particularly soda, shall not stand, thus enabling stores and restaurants to sell such drinks in any …
Thursday, July 10, 2014
EDITOR’S NOTE: Because many of our bound volumes containing old copies of The Cabinet either are missing or in such bad shape as to be unusable, we sometimes have to …
Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Amherst Board of Selectmen is reluctantly going to talk with Brad Knight about leasing his land on Stearns Road so the town can use it for fields on which …
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Editor’s note: Because many of our old bound volumes of The Cabinet are either missing or in such bad shape as to be unusable, we sometimes have to change how …
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Let the whining begin. In Mississippi, it has already begun thanks to state Sen. Christ McDaniel complaining about his loss in the Republican U.S. Senate primary to incumbent Thad Cochran. …
Thursday, July 3, 2014
We live in a state where the vast majority of local government decisions are made by town and school district meeting voters, but that doesn’t mean all decisions should be …
Thursday, July 3, 2014
100 years ago, 1914 Three girls from Milford won cash prizes in the Lowell Commercial College’s essay contest on the Panama Canal. Bernice Fitch won the $10 first prize, Edna …
Thursday, June 26, 2014
100 years ago, 1914 Milford High School won the state debating title, defeating Lebanon. Ovid J. Boutin, of Border Street, Milford, was fined $6.62 on a charge of assault with …
Thursday, June 19, 2014
100 years ago, 1914 Building operations at the Endicott Inn in Milford were active because Charles Colby was erecting a new stable and enlarging the old barn. Three new bowling …
Thursday, June 12, 2014
The little town of Lyndeborough has done a commendable job with its little Town Common, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. It looks beautiful because a group of …
Thursday, June 12, 2014
The case of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, recently released through the actions of President Obama after five years as a captive of the Taliban, is something of a mystery because we …
Thursday, June 12, 2014
100 years ago, 1914 Milford and Lebanon High schools were preparing to meet in the finals of the state debating championship to be held in Milford Town Hall. The subject …
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Kudos to Brice Miller. Miller, the Wilton-Lyndeborough High School athletic director, put the rules above winning at sports when he refused to allow three members of the boys tennis team …
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Eric Shinseki has resigned as secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department in the wake of reports about horrible care for veterans in several VA hospitals, and that will solve ... …
Thursday, June 5, 2014
100 years ago, 1914 During Memorial Day services in Milford, flowers were placed upon the graves of 166 soldiers and sailors of the Civil War and 32 Revolutionary War dead, …
Thursday, May 29, 2014
So, as a nation we have gone from essentially ignoring our veterans (except for Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day) to giving them such lousy medical care that they either get …
Thursday, May 29, 2014
For the week of May 22-29 100 years ago, 1914 F.J. Bittinger was setting out 1,500 trees on his farm on the Mont Vernon Road in Milford. They were mostly …
Thursday, May 22, 2014
We are appalled by the reluctance of so many colleges, and so many college students, to welcome differing points of view to their campuses. In recent weeks, too many invited …
Thursday, May 22, 2014
100 years ago, 1914 Milford High School beat Wilton High 9-5 in a baseball game played at the Pine Valley field in Wilton, but later in the week, Pepperell High …
Thursday, May 15, 2014
In a Boston Globe story out of Concord last week, reporters Noah Bierman and Joshua Miller reported that former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, now seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. …
Thursday, May 15, 2014
It’s difficult to imagine Concord without Milford’s Peter Bragdon who announced last week that he would resign from the state Senate in June to concentrate on his job as executive …
Thursday, May 15, 2014
100 years ago, 1914 F.C. Bradford, of Oregon Agricultural College, accepted the job of principal of Amherst High School. He was a direct descendent of Gov. William Bradford, of the …
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Another piece of Milford history will soon disappear when the Pine Valley School building on Elm Street is torn down to make way for a Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot. “They …
Thursday, May 8, 2014
So, who is against paycheck fairness, a fair minimum wage, sick leave, family leave, fairness for pregnant workers, tax relief for families, early childhood education, and job training? You can …
Thursday, May 8, 2014
100 years ago, 1914 A Maine sheriff and six deputies made what was believed to be the biggest seizure of liquor in the history of that state, taking the contents …
Thursday, May 1, 2014
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