Cabinet Editorials

Marriage age needs to be higher

Rep. Cassandra Levesque has introduced a common sense bill to raise New Hampshire’s marriage age to 18, something any rational adult should be able to support. Right now, girls who are 16 can marry under a relatively new law that raised the age from 13, which was absurd. But Levesque, who ...

Clear the snow off your car

Just in case you don’t think about such things as the amount of snow on the roof of your car and the danger it imposes, the state police have sent out this reminder: Clear that snow off or face a fine of $250 for a first offense, $500 for a second, and then possible license ...

Top 10 Democrat contenders

Recently, we posted rankings for the top three Democratic presidential contenders for 2020. However, when as many as 40 candidates have either confirmed they are running or are widely reported to be considering runs, this seems inadequate. Therefore, we are listing our top 10 contenders as of ...

Thumbing the Files for Jan. 17

71 years ago, 1948 The March of Dimes was beginning its annual campaign to raise money to fight polio. The Milford and Conant high school girls basketball teams played to a 29-29 tie. The W.E. Aubuchon Co. in Milford was looking for a trainee manager, “preferably married.” The ...

The ‘Heidi’ game and more

Ah, the Golden Globes. Missed ‘em again. Was I supposed to watch them? Actually, I’m with Nate Davis on this. He writes the “32 Things We Learned ...” column on the NFL for USA Today and he had this to say after wild card weekend: “Did anyone else want the Eagles-Bears game to ...

It’s about responsibility

Two things are coming as we approach the new year and it is wise to be aware that they loom: The first is the insanity of New Year’s Eve when far too many people give themselves permission to act in ways they would never act on any other day. They go a little nuts, they drink too much, they ...

Thumbing the Files for Dec. 27

71 years ago, 1947 Amherst published a 112-page book called “Amherst in the World Wars” to pay tribute to local veterans. Milford police officer Fred Ayers left for Canada to spend the holidays with his wife’s sister, Mrs. F. Christian, in Montreal. He joined his wife, who had gone to ...

It’s got to be bad

Friends, I know I cannot speak for you most times but I have a feeling that this time I can when I say this in response to this New York Time’s headline: “President Vladimir Putin of Russia praised President Trump’s plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, calling it ‘the right ...

‘Where’s Wanda’

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

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

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 ...

Looking at the past

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

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

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

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.

How to spot fake news

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

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 ...

Fiscal agency: Being smarter with our community’s resources

Please raise your hand if you think we need more nonprofits in Greater Nashua? You might be surprised to learn that a simple search on GuideStar shows that there are over 400 registered nonprofits in our community. Some of these are very large with budgets in the tens of millions of dollars, ...

Thoughts worth sharing

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

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 ...