Opinion

‘Where’s Wanda’

Cabinet Editorials

You have just until Friday night to enter Wilton’s “Where’s Wanda?” contest, part of the town’s efforts to launch its new website at www.wiltonnh.gov. The contest looks like fun, but what we find most interesting is the biography of Wanda’s creator, Grace Kller, a 13-year-old ...

Christmas Trees

Cabinet Editorials

For so many people, this really is, as the song says, the most wonderful time of the year and among those people, we can count everyone who has attended recent visits from Santa or the lighting of official community Christmas trees. Or holiday tree or just town tree as some ...

Seasons Readings: Some novel ideas to pass the time

Cabinet Editorials

Friends, I know that you have lots and lots of time during the holidays with absolutely nothing to do, and that you are in desperate need of something interesting or fun to read. Fortunately, you have me to help you. After all, what are friends for? I don’t know, either. I recommend to ...

Advocate

Cabinet Letters

For most girls, their 16th birthday is expected to be a day full of joy. For Alexis McKinney, however, an ambitious teen who was looking toward adulthood, her sweet 16 was spent being mourned at her own funeral. On July 11, 2016, a party thrown for fun memories resulted in Alexis’s death ...

Not just president of those who elected him

HB Letters

I will always remember George H.W. Bush. While caring for my brother, an ex-Marine veteran of Korea and Vietnam, who experienced a stroke that left him paralyzed on his right side and unable to speak or communicate, the VA in New York State, wanted to send him to a nursing home that required he ...

Looking at the past

Cabinet Editorials

With the new year almost upon us, we think about the past, in this case December of 1988. In an editorial, William B. Rotch said this: “A freshman legislator interviewed on WEVO recently repeated two pledges she had made to the people who elected her. One pledge was to do everything in her ...

Thumbing the Files For Nov. 29

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1947 The Rev. John P. Fitzsimmons, former supervisory chaplain with the Flying Tigers of the 14th U.S. Air Force in China, was to be the speaker at a supper meeting of the Churchmen’s League of the Milford Congregational Church. Wilton’s Middle Street Mart was offering ...

A date with history

Cabinet Editorials

I thought about this on Thanksgiving day, because it fell on Nov. 22: 1. It was the 55th anniversary of the day John Kennedy was assassinated. 2. It was the birthday of Anna who is the daughter of my friends Wendy and Dean and the sister of Joely. 3. It was the 50th anniversary of the ...

Bronze Reading Children

Cabinet Editorials

For those who wonder about the history behind the bronze reading children on the Milford common: About 25 years ago, Milford Elementary School teacher Sandy Murphy, above, and her students raised the money, and artist Sylvia Nicolas of Mont Vernon created the statue.

Crimes against humanity

Cabinet Letters

On Sunday, Nov. 25, I viewed online images and read news stories of U.S. Border Agents use of tear gas to envelop immigrant women and children, who were screaming and coughing in pain. Over the past year, I heard of stories of young immigrant children being taken out of their mother’s arms ...

Support Gardner, save primary

Cabinet Letters

To the voters of Greater Nashua: The Democrats have taken over the Legislature. I get that. The voters of New Hampshire have spoken. But did anyone expect that the Democrat-controlled Legislature’s FIRST official action will be to endanger New Hampshire’s first in the nation primary by ...

Inappropriate vote

Cabinet Letters

At the last Bedford School Board meeting, members were pressured to vote whether to allow private developers access to the high school’s sewer and water lines for their proposed apartment project. The developers apparently felt that if they had a confirmed source of tie-in, it would ...

How to spot fake news

Cabinet Editorials

It is the time of year when we at least try to have a greater perspective on our world and what we have to be thankful for. But it can be hard in our world today, with the the clear evidence of hatred for certain groups – minorities, of course – and our continued inability to treat all ...

Thumbing the Files for Nov. 22

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1947 Three Milford juveniles were apprehended in connection with a series of break-ins at the Milford Army and Navy store. One was placed in the temporary custody of the Industrial School pending the recommendation of the probation department. Milford was one of five ...

Thoughts worth sharing

Cabinet Editorials

I just get this bug sometimes where I have so many things I want to share. Here are some quotes I like: “A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants.” Chuckles the Clown, The Mary Tyler Moore Show “If parenting consists of shattering a child’s illusions, it ...

You do have a voice

Cabinet Editorials

We are certainly pleased with ourselves, we the voters of the United States of America, where we turned out “in force” for last week’s midterm elections. In force. Indeed. If by “in force” we mean more than in the midterms of four years ago, well, then one could accept that as ...

Some random thoughts

Cabinet Editorials

• My favorite day-after-the-election headline comes to us from the CNN web site: “GOP congressman, who lamented not being able to call women ‘sluts,’ loses to a woman” Ah, sometimes irony is just too cool for words. It was Rep. Jason Lewis of Minnesota who, after dorko Rush ...

Thumbing the Files for Nov. 15

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1947 A religious census was to be conducted by members of the Baptist, Congregational, Episcopal, Methodist, and Unitarian churches in Milford with 100 canvassers going door-to-door asking people their church membership or preference, among other questions about family. The ...

Maj. Robert Phillips

Cabinet Editorials

Milford physician Maj. Robert Phillips served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II. An Army Reserve officer with four children, he had been called to active duty after the attack on Pearl Harbor and was on Bataan Island when the Japanese engulfed it. He was prompted from captain ...