Opinion

Pattern of disrespect

Cabinet Editorials

So it appears that the Milford School Board has some concerns about the ability of the district’s teachers and staff members to remain civil. Otherwise, why would the board have two police officers at a meeting where teachers were expected to demand answers to questions about the ...

Boycott Burt’s Hot Dog Day

Bedford Letters

June 13 marks Goffstown Representative John Burt’s 8th annual Hot Dog Day at State House. Although this is a fundraiser for the Granite State Paw Rescuers which is certainly a worthy organization, I am asking that elected officials skip this event. Representative Burt has a history of making ...

Thumbing the Files

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1948: In a letter to the Cabinet, the Protestant ministers of Milford made a formal protest against universal military training. The Revs. J. Wayne Haskell and Earl A. Mack took the stand because “we believe that the cause of human brotherhood can only be served as men learn to ...

Redistricting reform gives power back to the people

Cabinet Editorials

Although we are a proud Republican and a proud Democrat, we are teaming up to end the practice of partisan gerrymandering because this fight transcends ideology and party affiliation. Over the past couple of years, we have both traveled across America to fight for reforms and raise the American ...

Shame on you

Cabinet Letters

I read with interest your reporting on the current BOE/Superintendent/Teacher kerfuffle. Lots of issues here but one to me hits me squarely. Since safety is and should always be the paramount concern of our government the comments regarding a police presence being misguided by Ms Tlapa and Mr. ...

The benefits of small business

Cabinet Letters

We all know and should appreciate local businesses. In small towns throughout Southern New Hampshire we are used to seeing and visiting our favorite boutiques and coffee shops that resonate the beautiful local culture. But small business goes much deeper than that. The benefits that small ...

Voting records

Cabinet Letters

Below are the voting records of the Amherst House members for June 5-6. It is a most likely except on a very few bills that every Democrat in NH voted almost identically. Please note that your Amherst Republican members of the House, Reps. Panasiti and Sanborn voted NOT to pass on all the ...

Nonusers are the key to library campaign

Cabinet Editorials

A member of Milford’s capital improvement plan advisory committee made a point last week about plans to expand the Wadleigh Memorial Library that just might be more important than anything else in this latest attempt to get a proposal past voters: He told library trustees that they will ...

Thumbing the Files

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1948 Paul Hutchinson allowed only two hits as Milford High School’s baseball team beat Wilton High, 8-0. Clayton Bion Craig, a member of the board of lectureship of the Mother Church, the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, was to lecture on “Christian Science: The ...

Best wishes

Cabinet Letters

It has come to my attention that your fine investigative reporter, Kathy Cleveland, is retiring from the Milford Cabinet effective June 5. I’ve not seen anything about it published in the paper, as of yet. I would like to take this opportunity to make a few comments about this milestone in ...

Not pro life

Cabinet Letters

Alabama and Georgia legislators are not pro life. They may be anti-abortion, but they are not pro life. Their states consistently have high infant mortality rates. Pro life people would work to keep more of those infants alive. Georgia has one of the highest maternal mortality rates. People who ...

Trains will not solve the traffic problem

Bedford Letters

We are stunned that the Union Leader would print such a misleading statement on their FaceBook page — specifically that a poll “finds 75.5% percentage of Granite State residents favor passenger train service between Boston and southern New Hampshire.” The poll they cite obviously did ...

Open house

Bedford Letters

The Milford Historical Society is getting ready for the third in a year long series of events celebrating the 40th anniversary of being in the Carey House Museum. Each month a different program is being presented and June’s program promises to be very exciting. We are delighted that Milford ...

Time to remember

Cabinet Editorials

As we approach another Memorial Day, it is a good time to remember that American men and women are still in harm’s way around the world. The constant shrieking about people illegally crossing our southern border – many of them children – tends to drown out the problems we face globally, ...

How to win

Cabinet Editorials

The Democratic presidential candidates – now 24 of them and possibly more to come – need to meet in a closed room somewhere and agree to operate their campaigns like a professional hockey team, say, the Bruins. True, there is one more candidate than a hockey team is allowed to have on ...

‘Sleepy Backwater Town’

Cabinet Editorials

Amherst roads were still made of dirt in this undated photo of the common that must have been taken in the late 1800s or early 1900s. The town history says that by 1881 Amherst was a ‘sleepy backwater town’ whose population continued to shrink and ‘whose newspaper would soon depart to a ...

Thumbing the Files

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1948: Quick action by Ellsworth Austin of Brookline saved Perly Lord of Wilton from possible serious injury at the Hillsboro Mills. Austin shut the power off a carding machine into which Lord’s arm was being drawn, and he suffered lacerations and abrasions. Milford health ...

Don’t be cruel to animals

Cabinet Editorials

It seems to go without saying that if you do not want to take car of a dog, cat or any other pet, you should not get one. Someone should have informed 28-year-old Manchester resident Megan Ramos-Heredia of this concept. Last week, authorities charged her with cruelty to animals after she ...