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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 work. Passenger traffic over the Fitchburg and Milford railroad line was said to have been …

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
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
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