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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 the past. Still, it was good to see the comments in last week’s Cabinet from …

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
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
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