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There is still time to prepare for the inevitable. Neither fire nor flood, we trust, but the inevitable citation that many of us will earn from our local police because we just can’t break the habit of using our phones in the car. We talk, …

Thursday, May 21, 2015
“The research is clear: Tanning devices cause cancer.” That was a comment from Mike Rollo, New Hampshire director of government relations for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network after …
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Whenever presidential candidates come to New Hampshire, the all go to the same places. They go to Joey’s Diner, they go to the Red Arrow Diner, they go to various …
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Where can you see a closet door that exhibits six holes drilled by thieves who robbed a Milford bank? Robbed a Milford bank, you might ask, but when? Why didn’t …
Thursday, May 7, 2015
There is no doubt that in far too many cases, police officers across the country have been brutal, especially against members of minority communities. It is easy to understand why, …
Thursday, May 7, 2015
For the week of April 30-May 7 116 years ago, 1899 While J.C. Ordway was excavating in the yard of Mrs. Batchelder in Milford, he found frost only about 12 …
Thursday, April 30, 2015
We live in a strange, strange world. Witness, if you will, this from state Trooper Jeffrey Dade who was involved in the investigation of four bombs found in a driveway …
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Officials at Milford High School did an excellent job dealing with what might have been a threat to harm students and teachers. They reacted to a list allegedly concocted by …
Thursday, April 30, 2015
We weren’t really worried about the potential for problems at Milford’s annual Pumpkin Festival. We are not Keene, we’re happy to say, and there have never been any problems in …
Thursday, April 23, 2015
If you read this week’s story on the rings designed by and for members of the Milford High School girls basketball team, you would have learned that the engineering class …
Thursday, April 23, 2015
We have two thoughts about Amherst’s decision to ask the pipeline company Kinder Morgan to find an alternative to its proposed route through that town: 1. Why not ask? Nothing …
Thursday, April 23, 2015
116 years ago, 1899 Three of Mont Vernon’s schools were in session. Miss Alice Adams of Boscawen was teaching at the Centre School; Miss Amy V. Hutchinson at the South …
Thursday, April 16, 2015
While researching our story on the Souhegan Nursing Association’s decision to move out of Milford, our reporter came across some fascinating information in “The Granite Town,” a history of Milford, …
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Once upon a time, a young boy (supposedly) walked up to Shoeless Joe Jackson who had been banned from baseball because of his role in the Black Sox scandal and …
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Well, you certainly have to hand it to the Amherst Conservation Commission: Its members sure did not take into consideration the current climate of anti-natural gas pipeline fervor that dominates …
Thursday, April 9, 2015
April is National Poetry Month, and we all love poetry a big, whole bunth. We read it at breakfast, we read it at lunth, if you say you don’t like …
Thursday, April 9, 2015
116 years ago, 1899 Cyrus Weekes, of Boston, was to give a condensed reading of Gen. Lew Wallace’s novel, “Ben Hur,” and illustrate it with 100 steroptican views. A previous …
Thursday, April 2, 2015
The Amherst Board of Selectmen has taken a strong stance against a proposal by Kinder Morgan to run a natural gas pipeline through their town and for that we applaud …
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Why don’t we catch up with Courtney Banghart, who you might remember from her days as a do-everything athlete at Souhegan High School. Well, when last we saw her in …
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
It is endemic, this deification of sports. Nationally and locally, we love our sports teams. Especially, of course, when they win. Oh, when they win we put ‘em on the …
Thursday, March 26, 2015
So, for another year, town meetings and ballot voting days are over and our local officials are left to deal with the decisions of the voters. In Milford, that means …
Thursday, March 26, 2015
116 years ago, 1899 The Milford Woman’s Club was sponsoring a lecture by Edward J. Burnham on “Queer creatures in forest, field and stream.” A dance at Mont Vernon Town …
Thursday, March 19, 2015
It will be interesting to see if the representatives of Kinder Morgan, the company that wants to run a natural gas pipeline through parts of some of our communities, including …
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Kudos to Curt Shilling. The former Red Sox pitcher, who led the way to the brilliant comeback victory over the Yankees in the 2004 playoffs, tracked down some Twitter trolls …
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Recently on the news we heard about a nation-wide scam that seems to be pretty effective i.e., people are falling for it. In that instance, someone phones and claims to …
Thursday, March 12, 2015
The Northeast Energy Direct (NED) natural gas pipeline is a hot topic in southern New Hampshire. Objections have been raised on environmental, financial, citizen’s rights and safety grounds, and many …
Thursday, March 12, 2015 | By COLIN LONSDALE For The Cabinet
116 years ago, 1899 The Ladies Christian Union was to serve dinner and supper in the Milford Town Hall banquet hall during the annual Town Meeting. The Ladies Charitable Society …
Thursday, March 5, 2015
So, did you notice last week when we had one overnight temperature of minus 8 and the next night of minus 11 that your house seemed a tad angry? That …
Thursday, March 5, 2015
116 years ago, 1899 In their report to the town, the Milford selectmen wrote, in a Page 1 Cabinet piece, “for several years but little attention has been given to …
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Well, things just keep getting more interesting for Kinder Morgan, the energy company that wants to run a natural gas pipeline through parts of Amherst and Milford and several other …
Thursday, February 26, 2015
116 years ago, 1899 In Milford Town Hall, John A. Malmburg, late of the U.S. Vulcan, a repair ship, exhibited a fine display of  Spanish-American war relics, including rapid fire …
Thursday, February 19, 2015
If John Lennon had lived in New Hampshire, the words to his song “Instant Karma” might have been a bit different, as in: “Cabin fever gonna get you; “Gonna knock …
Thursday, February 19, 2015
So, now we discover that even the sainted Little League baseball organization has cheaters. What’s next? The NCAA? Oh, right. We agree with Juliet Macur, a New York Times sports …
Thursday, February 19, 2015
116 years ago, 1899 The state House of Representatives voted 204-84 to let the B&M Railroad build a line from Manchester to Milford. Our Amherst correspondent, Mrs. V.R. Dodge, reported …
Thursday, February 12, 2015
News that the Lyndeborough Board of Selectmen is forming a committee to study the idea of building a safety complex that would house the fire and police departments should be …
Thursday, February 12, 2015
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