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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
Our story this week on the Souhegan School District Deliberative Session mentioned that two people, who we think should know better, essentially said that the voters who bothered to attend …
Thursday, February 12, 2015
116 years ago, 1899 Prof. Henry T. Baily was to speak to the Milford Woman’s Club on the subject “The Perception of Beauty.” The Grand Hotel in Mont Vernon, owned …
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Christopher Cramer, 50, of Milford, recently died under suspicious circumstances in Saudi Arabia where he was representing the Kollsman Co. of Merrimack. His friends and family believe he was murdered. …
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Oh, dear, it snowed. A lot. And, despite what one might have gathered from the incredible and constant coverage on television, the world did not end. Given that every local …
Thursday, February 5, 2015
116 years ago, 1899 The pleasing drama “Among the Breakers” was to be presented in Milford Town Hall with Miss Caroline Robinson directing and starring David Murray as keeper of …
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Several decades ago, in a land not too far from here – actually, it was New Jersey – there was a very serious drought. People were asked to voluntarily limit …
Thursday, January 29, 2015
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 …
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
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