Opinion

Keeping and open mind

Cabinet Editorials

You might think that a Gay Pride rally that drew 15 people would not be considered a great success, but we would beg to disagree. On the contrary, for the first such rally on the Milford Oval, it was a fine start, aided by the number of people who honked their car horns in support as they ...

Being safe

Cabinet Editorials

An organization called Everytown for Gun Safety, which bills itself as the country’s largest gun violence prevention organization, recently issued a report showing that “dozens of states have passed laws to establish or improve their mental health records reporting systems, resulting in a ...

It’s the lady with the dog in her purse’s fault

Cabinet Editorials

All the excuses you need to know so you can feel better about yourself while paying outrageous prices to fix your car. Viable Excuse number six, it’s the fault of the rivers that caught on fire. In our last Article we discussed the expense tradeoff between dealer ambiance, and paying for ...

Thumbing the Files for July 12

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1947 The tourist information booth on the Milford Oval, shut down during the war, opened at the north end of the Oval. Funds for the booth were provided by the state Planning and Development Commission and the Monadnock Region Association. At Milford’s High Diving Pool, ...

Goss Park

Cabinet Editorials

This photo, from 1979, was taken at Goss Park, the Wilton and Lyndeboroough summer recreation area that was created in the 1950s after Jennie M. Goss contributed 14 acres for community recreation use. Over the years facilities grew to include a pavilion, snack bar, basketball court, tennis ...

World Cup excitement

Cabinet Editorials

“ I ache in the places where I used to play.” – Leonard Cohen, “Tower of Song” Yeah, I thought of that as I wandered the very hot streets of Montreal recently, sometimes waiting for a World Cup match to start so I could get a seat at Bar Bifteck, or sometimes heading down to the ...

One Ostrich

Cabinet Letters

It has been hot, really hot! And not just here. There have been an extraordinary number of new maximum temperatures recorded over the entire world during the last two weeks. This comes following recent catastrophic, super storms, 500-year floods and devastating droughts. What is going on? A ...

Time for change

Cabinet Letters

With the latest decision on fox and fisher season and bag limits, The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission once again has demonstrated its total disregard for its statutory responsibilities and lack of understanding of wildlife management and ecosystem dynamics. The Legislature [RSA ...

Entrants sought for summer holiday card challenge

HB Letters

To the Editor: I’m baaaack! While I remain ever grateful to Hollis/Brookline response to last year’s Holiday Card Challenge, I’d like to up the ante and challenge our amazing community again. This year my goal is to collect 5,000 cards for each of the branches of our military; 25,000 in ...

Support local protests

Cabinet Editorials

It’s impossible to know why Donald Trump finally ended his heartless policy of separating children from their parents when they illegally crossed our borders. He said it was because he so disliked those separations, but if that were the case, he wouldn’t have chosen to enforce this policy ...

All Americans

Cabinet Letters

This letter is about the issue of flying gay pride flags on the 22 flag poles under the American flags on Saturday on the Oval. I am an immigrant from Hungary who came to this country because of what the U S flag represented to me: freedom from tyranny, opportunity to live my life my way, have ...

Thumbing the Files for June 28

Cabinet Editorials

75 years ago, 1943 Ideas and suggestions calculated to aid the busy housewife and streamline her household duties so that she would have more time for war work were to be discussed at a meeting of the Health for Victory Club in Milford Town Hall. The State Theatre in Nashua was showing ...

1975 Celebration

Cabinet Editorials

Milford does not traditionally have an Independence Day parade, but it had a huge one in 1975, the year before the nation’s bicentennial.

Parts prices dilemma is real

Cabinet Editorials

All the excuses you need to know so you can feel better about yourself while paying outrageous prices to fix your car. Viable Excuse No. 4, the parts price dilemma. In our last article, we discussed how the salesperson who is kept in the dark can sell you a model car that can cost you ...

Mo money, mo money, mo money

Cabinet Editorials

You know I don’t like to speak for you, but in this case I am so certain that you agree with me that I’m going to speak for you and say that I know that you have a sense of great relief after having read this headline in USA Today recently: “Millionaires’ wealth up 11%, tops $70 ...

Diabolical disorientation

Cabinet Letters

Although saddened by the recent passing of the transgender therapy ban, and the bathroom bill, I can honestly say I am not surprised. Sadly, Americans, as well as many Catholics are blind to the truth, preferring to believe there is no hard “truth;” there is “your truth, my truth, ...

Getting it right and wrong

Cabinet Editorials

The Milford selectmen got it right when they voted not to allow a rainbow flag to fly on the town’s flag pole on the Oval. They also got it right when the agreed to designate June as Gay Pride Month in the community. But getting the Oval pole issue right doesn’t mean there is no way for ...

Things that drive me crazy

Cabinet Editorials

There are four hummingbird feeders in our yard, all always stocked with sugar syrup that I make, yet the other day I watched two hummingbirds argue over the feeder on the deck. I yelled at them to play nice. They ignored me and continued to buzz one another in the kind of scene you’d see ...

Thumbing the Files For June 21

Cabinet Editorials

75 years ago, 1943 Under a special agreement between cigarette companies and American Legion posts across the nation, folks could buy cigarettes for a nickle a pack to have sent to men and women in uniform. Officials were considering a proposal for the federal government to establish a ...