Opinion

What kind of society do we want to be?

Cabinet Editorials

We know, of course, that in a time when 28 people can be massacred in a Texas church that the welfare of a dozen kittens pales. But the abandonment of those kittens in Hollis still says something, something about the cruel individual who abandoned them, that’s for sure, but we wonder, too, ...

Let’s discuss Daylight Saving Time

Cabinet Editorials

For many a year, The Cabinet has editorialized against Daylight Saving Time. We said it made no sense; we said there were no longer enough farmers (for whom it was created) to warrant its continuation. Stay with Eastern Standard Time, we said. Recently, we have been listening to new ...

Thumbing the Files

Cabinet Editorials

75 years ago, 1941 In London, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. G.M. Barnes was quoted as saying that the British and Americans were producing a secret weapon that would prove “a great surprise” to the Germans. He did not hint at what type the weapon was. The Town Hall Theatre in Wilton was showing ...

Lunkhead of the year…

Cabinet Editorials

Here we are in mid-November and fortunate to have an early Christmas present: From the “State-by-State” column in USA Today, we have two choices for lunkhead of the year. Or the month. Or whatever you choose. You can vote any way you choose, but only vote more than once if you grew up in ...

Terrible decision

Cabinet Letters

Milford Public Works has done a terrible thing to the ecologically important and awe-inspiring Heron Pond. On the order of the Board of Selectmen, led by Chair Mark Fougere, staff breached the beaver dam that creates Heron Pond, lowering it by at least a foot-and-a-half, and putting at risk the ...

Energy strategy

Cabinet Letters

The Office of Strategic Initiatives is collecting public comments regarding our state’s 10-year energy strategy. Some say more natural gas is a way to reduce energy prices, but that approach ignores important risks. New investments in fossil fuel infrastructure are likely to become stranded ...

Ice hockey a great idea; others possible

Cabinet Editorials

Hockey is a wonderful sport, and the idea that Milford High School is considering forming a team undoubtedly has a lot of folks, and MHS students, excited. Milford officials are taking a hard look into this, as they should, because there are problems associated with hockey, not the least of ...

Caution while hiking is imperative

Cabinet Editorials

Many people who live in New Hampshire and many people who visit the Granite State love to hike. We have plenty of great places to wander the woods and hills and mountains and it’s great to see people out there. But we all need to remember this: When you go, make sure you have everything you ...

Thumbing the Files

Cabinet Editorials

75 years ago, 1941 Mr. and Mrs. Fred B. Richards observed their 60th wedding anniversary at their South Lyndeborough home. She was the former Elizabeth Hartshorn and they were married in 1882 in Lyndeborough. Harriet Cleaves was appointed captain of the reorganized Wilton High School Safety ...

Endangered snakes being harmed in Milford

Cabinet Editorials

Preparations for a massive, commercial gravel operation are underway at Milford’s town-owned land purchased from Brox Industries in 2000. A state Alteration of Terrain permit was issued on Sept. 18. This land is home to the state-endangered Eastern Hognose Snake and is characterized as an ...

‘The Birds’ is for the birds

Cabinet Editorials

I like old movies. Not all of them, no, not the top hat and tails movies of the 1930s, but lots of old movies, even some not terribly old. So the other day, I got from the Lyndeborough library “The Birds,” which I hadn’t seen since in first came out more than 50 years ago, and I’d ...

It’s complicated

Cabinet Letters

Not sure who has the ear of the editor of the Milford Cabinet, but it appears that in writing the editorial entitled “Cameras in schools a good idea,” the editor only chose to cite the opinion of one Amherst resident and a fear- filled presentation made by the SROs of Souhegan and the ...

A big thank you

Cabinet Letters

Thank you to all who made the Nov. 4 Scouting for Food event a success: The scouts who distributed door-hanger reminders and collected and sorted food; the many individuals who left out food to be collected; Cirtronics for the use of their truck and driver who transported SHARE’s portion of ...

Boys & Girls Club taking aim at crisis

Cabinet Editorials

While too many public officials dither, the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley is actually doing something to combat the opioid crisis which has brought New Hampshire the dubious distinction of being second in the nation to West Virginia in the number of opioid-related deaths. Our state ...

‘Cell Phone Zombies’ a real problem

Cabinet Editorials

If you cross a street while looking down at your phone, reading what must be your incredibly important email – perhaps the president has asked you to negotiate with North Korea – you are what is known as a Cell Phone Zombie. That is not something of which to be proud, but it is something ...

SB 193 should be a major concern

Cabinet Editorials

If you are a New Hampshire parent, you may be aware of SB 193. If you pay property taxes in Milford, or any other town in the state, you should be concerned about SB 193. SB 193, the educational zombie bill that just won’t die, did not make it out of the House Education Committee in the ...

Let’s balance the scales

Cabinet Editorials

Some towns in Massachusetts are debating what to do about the term “selectman” when more and more women are serving on town governing bodies. They are trying to come up with a neutral term, most of the suggestions already pretty awful (like “selector”) but there is one suggestion that ...

Both sides on paranormal must be considered

Cabinet Letters

In response to the Oct. 26 article on my “Paranormal Event.” In this article it states that nothing happened in the first hour, which was reported accurately, but this was a two-hour paranormal event, and something did happen in the second hour of the event, my spirit box had voices ...

Milford Touch-A-Truck event a success, thanks given

Cabinet Letters

On Saturday, Aug. 12, Milford Recreation Department held its third annual Touch-A-Truck Event at Milford Middle School and High School. We had more than 400 people come out for our event. The Recreation Department wants to give a big thank you to Milford Fire Department, Milford Police ...

Cameras in schools a good idea

Cabinet Editorials

Frank Brown made a great point recently when he spoke at a forum on security at Souhegan High School where some of the primary issues are whether to install cameras in the school and end Souhegan’s open campus philosophy. Brown, an Amherst resident, pointed out that in this day and age, ...