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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, praised Milford’s alternative high school, the Sage School. Sage, said Sheehan, now 23, “helped me …

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
100 years ago, 1914 Because of the prevalence of scarlet fever in the area, Milford decided that children under the age of 15 would not be allowed at places of …
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Here is an interesting dichotomy: Last month, many New Hampshire towns joined towns across the nation in voting to support the idea of an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that …
Thursday, April 10, 2014
100 years ago, 1914 In a heavy rain, the cement roof of the Souhegan Bank in Milford began to leak. Water poured in near the big glass dome and soon …
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Wilton voters sent a strong message to those relatively few who remain opposed to using a small amount of public money to preserve open space: It’s our money, too, and …
Thursday, March 27, 2014
We have to hand it to the Wilton- Lyndeborough School Board members who worked so hard to convince voters to combine the two towns’ elementary schools. Yes, the vote two weeks …
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Soon, of course, we will begin to hear what will become the operative word vis a vis Scott Brown: Carpetbagger. And it is certainly true that he is a newcomer …
Thursday, March 27, 2014
100 years ago, 1914 The Ladies Charitable Society, of Milford, held a missionary meeting and tea and entertained their families at the Congregational chapel with a clever farce titled “The …
Thursday, March 20, 2014
The March 11 New York Times carried another lengthy piece on how New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie used the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to his own …
Thursday, March 20, 2014
100 years ago, 1914 At its annual School District Meeting, Amherst voters decided to establish a Practical Arts High School, 96 yes to 49 no. G.F. Bennett, of Milford, lost …
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Our friends in the Massachusetts Legislature felt it necessary last week to pass a law against shooting “upskirting” photos of unsuspecting women. What the law does, according to the Associated …
Thursday, March 13, 2014
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