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116 years ago, 1898 In a Page 1 advertisement, C.F. Fiske, of Milford, said that the making and repairing of artificial teeth was his exclusive business “to which I give my whole and undivided attention. I am in partnership with nobody.” Miss Flora A. …

Thursday, December 18, 2014
‘Tis the season of joy, the season of family, the season of remembrance. For two local families, what they will remember is a time of sadness for it was just …
Thursday, December 18, 2014
116 years ago, 1898 The Dow and Gutterson cider mill of Milford made its last pressing of the season. Henry Sargent, while driving in the southeast part of Milford on …
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Think back two weeks: You had no power. If you were lucky, or smart, you had a generator. But you probably were still cold. But at least once during the …
Thursday, December 11, 2014
It’s called “Jessica’s Law” and it’s been on the books for more than a decade, but some drivers either aren’t aware of it or are, and just don’t care. The …
Thursday, December 11, 2014
116 years ago, 1898 Hornbeam ax handles were on sale at W.F. French’s in Milford, which was also selling saw horses for 19 cents each. The Rev. Mr. Hillman, of …
Thursday, December 4, 2014
So, a Grand Jury in St. Louis County, Mo., decided not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson who fatally shot an unarmed  African-American teeanager, Michael Brown, and as a …
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Here’s just one example of how well Milford High School teachers are doing: Recently, two students won prizes in the state Constitution Day Essay Contest. Kayla Bullwinkel won the overall …
Thursday, December 4, 2014
It’s early, but we want to say right now that we hope Milford voters will approve the recently negotiated teachers’ contract on Election Day, March 10. We believe the School …
Thursday, December 4, 2014
116 years ago, 1898 Residents of Milford were to be entertained by the pupils of the New England and Industrial Home for the Blind. The entertainment was said to be …
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Let’s have a round of applause for the Milford selectmen, who have launched the idea of reopening an entrance to Jones Road from Elm Street/Route 101A. It is an idea …
Thursday, November 27, 2014
According to a news report on WGBH television last week, Buffalo got as much snow in four days as it normally gets in an entire winter. Why do we care? …
Thursday, November 27, 2014
We can only surmise that the webmaster for the Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers is on vacation. How else to explain the fact that as of Tuesday of this week, …
Thursday, November 20, 2014
We support the Amherst School District’s plan to turn its half-day kindergarten program into a full-day one and we hope voters will do the same when it comes before them …
Thursday, November 20, 2014
There is never a time of the year when we shouldn’t take a moment to think of those among us who are not as fortunate as we. At this time …
Thursday, November 20, 2014
116 years ago, 1898 The Milford Cornet Band was preparing for its season with dancing to be held. Admission was 25 cents for “gents” and 15 cents for ladies. It …
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Voter fraud, eh? You know, there might be voter fraud somewhere in the nation, perhaps even in New Hampshire somewhere, but it’s pretty clear it’s not in Wilton, despite the …
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Some post-election thoughts: Was this Jennifer Horn’s 47 percent moment? Speaking before last week’s vote, the state Republican chairman said, “This is our time. We need to crush it. We …
Thursday, November 13, 2014
116 years ago, 1898 John F. Howard, of Boston, gave a Shakespeare recital at the Milford Unitarian Church. The Cabinet called his interpretation of the character of Hamlet “intelligent and …
Thursday, November 6, 2014
There is no doubt that Milford’s Wadleigh Memorial Library has some structural problems with its building or, really, two buildings – the original 1950 structure and the 1986 addition. All …
Thursday, November 6, 2014
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 …
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
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