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116 years ago, 1899 The Stone Cutters Union held a social gathering in Milford’s Grand Army and Mechanics Hall. Forty men from Milford took the train to Brookline to earn money cutting ice, joining more than 150 others in the endeavor. Amherst had a new …

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Some of the leading candidates for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 are already giving conventional party leaders the fits and that means a fun primary season which, if you …
Thursday, January 22, 2015
It’s easy to understand why people in our communities are upset that a natural gas pipeline might be coming right by their properties, yards or even feet from their homes. …
Thursday, January 22, 2015
116 years ago, 1899 L.I. Follett, J.J. Howison, A.R. Webster and G.A. Averill, of the Milford Camera Club, went fishing at Willard Pond in Antrim and after two or three …
Thursday, January 15, 2015
You know, as much as we’re sick of the whole Bill Cosby scandal story, now and then something pops up that drags us back in because it is so irksome: …
Thursday, January 15, 2015
You might recall that a few years ago, the price of oil plunged, much as it has done in recent weeks. And you might recall that when it did, The …
Thursday, January 15, 2015
116 years ago, 1899 Mr. Richard Ross, of South Lyndeborough, who had been a great sufferer for about two years, “found relief from pain” when he died. Brooks Piersons saw …
Thursday, January 8, 2015
We’ve heard it for years and in towns throughout the region: There is a growing problem with response time from essentially all-volunteer fire departments. There is, of course, an element …
Thursday, January 8, 2015
116 years ago, 1899 Prof. A.E. Dolbear was to give an address at the Milford Unitarian Church on the subject “Advances in a New Field of Science.” The Milford Cornet …
Thursday, January 1, 2015
The murder of two New York City police officers reminds us once again of the dangerous job taken on by men and women who wear the uniform, even the men …
Thursday, January 1, 2015
OK, this is just dumb: Rush Limbaugh has opined that because the actor Idris Elba is black, he should not play James Bond. Oy, is that dumb. Wait. Rush Limbaugh …
Thursday, January 1, 2015
116 years ago, 1898 At Town Meeting, Milford voters would be asked to vote on whether to exempt from taxation for a term of 10 years all personal property of …
Thursday, December 25, 2014
A few years ago, as a message of peace from The Cabinet, we printed the words to “Christmas in the Trenches” by John McCutcheon. It seems, at this time in …
Thursday, December 25, 2014
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 …
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
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