Opinion

Time to fund library is now

Cabinet Editorials

It will be interesting to see what architects come up with as they plan an expansion to Wadleigh Memorial Library in Milford. The library’s trustees are beginning to search for an architect to develop one, and we hope the plan will find eventual support. In 2015 and again in 2016, a $5.6 ...

Recalling baseball’s glory days

Cabinet Editorials

Well, the Dodgers did it to me again. I’d say I hate the Dodgers, but given the tone set by the White House, hate is far too strong a word to use about baseball, or about anything. But certainly I am infuriated with the Dodgers, as I was in 1977 and 1978, when those noodniks couldn’t ...

Thumbing the Files for Nov. 8

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1947 Raymond F. Regan returned to Milford from six days hunting at Indian Stream near the Canadian border, during which time he failed to even see a buck. But on North River Road shortly after returning, he killed a 6-point buck when it smashed into his Buick, crushing the grill ...

‘Yes, we’re elitists’

Cabinet Letters

The New Hampshire Democratic Party did Republicans, and especially Donald Trump and his cheerleaders at Fox News, a huge favor when, in a perfect act of shooting itself in the foot, it chose as its guest speaker for its first Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner. ... Alec Baldwin. Congragulations on ...

Best representation

Cabinet Letters

Will you vote on Nov. 6? Who gets your support, and why? I support Joelle Martin, Milford’s current House Representative. Here’s why: Joelle listens to us, her constituents, and responds promptly to our concerns. In Concord, she works collaboratively to develop cost-effective ...

Get educated and vote

Cabinet Letters

With the Nov. 6 general election less than 30 days away, I’ve got a simple message for every potential voter: Get educated and go vote! This is a midterm election where typically only a third of voters participate. Why should 1/3 of voters dictate what happens to everyone else? Why ...

Chandley for Senate

Cabinet Letters

In 2016, I decided to learn about local politics and become more engaged in New Hampshire’s political landscape. To that end, I reached out to my local representatives. In Amherst where I live, Shannon Chandley immediately responded to my queries, inviting me to Concord and advising me on ...

Give women a chance

Cabinet Editorials

We were a little disappointed at the turnout for the Women Run! forum at the Amherst Town Library, not because of the size of the audience, but because all audience members were women. While it was important for women to hear an empowering message from women who hold elected office — state ...

Time to reflect

Cabinet Editorials

Donald Trump said young men should be worried now. He said this, referring to those poor, frightened (or should-be frightened) young men: “It’s a very scary time for young men in America when you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of.” He was talking about his ...

Thumbing the Files for Oct. 11

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1947 The Town Hall Theatre in Wilton was showing “The Shocking Miss Pilgrim” with Betty Grable and Dick Haymes, while the Latchis Theatre in Milford was showing “Jewels of Brandenburg” with Richard Travis and Micheleine Chariel. The Milford Merchants Association was to ...

Not far enough

Cabinet Letters

I read the letter to the editor headed “Disgusting and Vile Attack” and wonder at those who said they were glued to their TV during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings and testimony, yet missed the part where the FBI was instructed by the current resident of the White House not to follow-up with ...

A special sense of gratitude

Cabinet Letters

On Sept. 22, a special event took place at Lamson Farm in Mont Vernon, NH. Julia Griffith, a long term resident of the area celebrated a very special birthday, with the help of the town, neighbors, friends and family. As Julia has brain cancer, the celebration that was made possible for her was ...

Random thoughts

Cabinet Editorials

Oh, my God, I’ve had more random thoughts: Man, how I adore Sarah Huckabee Sanders: After Donald Trump’s recent embarrassment at the United Nations, where several world leaders laughed at his pronouncements of grand success in the White House, Sanders came out the next day to say they ...

‘Women Run’

Cabinet Editorials

On Sept. 26, there will be a discussion at the Amherst Town Library on women running for public office. It looks like it will be well worth attending, and not just by women. Men could learn a thing or two from hearing women talk about the need for more of them in the public sector. The ...

Music notes

Cabinet Editorials

Oh, what the heck, let’s talk about music, somewhat old music, the music of the early ‘60s, much of which was God awful, but some of which was OK, and some of which was fraught with weird claims, to wit:  Who, really, names their daughter Ramaramaramaramalama? Because in 1957, the ...

Thumbing the Files for Sept. 20

Cabinet Editorials

CORRECTION: An item in last week’s Thumbing the Files said that in 1947 the number of booths in Milford’s Coleman’s Pharmacy soda fountain had been increased from three to 11. The item should have read: The soda bar in Coleman’s Pharmacy has been completely renovated and redecorated. ...

Bigotry

Cabinet Letters

Your recent editorial “Hatred more common” failed to offer an answer to the question it raised: Why do more people today feel free to express their racial hatred? The answer is obvious, I believe, when one considers the continuous racist words and actions of the one person Americans are ...

Kind gesture

Cabinet Letters

As a candidate for office, I was prohibited from handling ballots in the recent election, which is normally part of my duties as a Ward 3 Selectwoman. So, after the polls closed, one of my tasks was to record write-in candidates that were on the Republican ballot. My fellow selectwoman read the ...

True allegiance

Cabinet Letters

There is much angst among the Trump Administration and some Republicans these days about the so-called “Deep State.” But who exactly are these people, and why do they matter? There are approximately 2.8 million full-time federal civilian employees as of June 2017, according to Bureau of ...