Cabinet Editorials

Convincing golf ball to do your will

Occasionally, I find myself needing to go comatose, so I put a golf match on television. Only two matches – the Masters and the British Open – are of any serious interest, but sometimes on a Sunday afternoon, when I want to read but need some background noise that won’t be at all ...

Involvement in politics great for youths

Milford High School has a Young Republicans Club – the MHS Young Republicans – and that, we think, is a good thing. We don’t know if the school has a Young Democrats Club or a Young Independents Club, but those would be good things, too. Say what you will about politics in this day and ...

Cooking up revenge for sticky pasta

I like to cook. Even if I didn’t, I’d be the cook because my wife has an actual square job. She goes to work every day and on weekends, she’s in our workroom at home … working. She claims it’s only for a couple of hours every day but that’s just not true. It’s lots more than a ...

Safe meeting a smart decision

The Wilton police have tagged onto a wonderful idea that we only wish weren’t necessary. Taking a hint from a police professional magazine, Chief Brent Hautanen and his officers have provided folks who transact online sales that require face-to-face meetings with a safe place to do that ...

Corinne E. Pelchat

Corinne E. Pelchat, 87, lifelong resident of Milford, NH died on July 2, 2017 at The Courville of Nashua, NH. She was born in Milford on June 9, 1930, a daughter of Percy and Rosemond (Butterfield) Field. Corinne was a graduate of Milford High School, Class of 1948. She was employed as a ...

Carefree is how youth should be

My friend Steven died last July and the other day I was thinking about him and how we used to argue about really dorky things, especially when we were in high school and one I recalled was the battle over a few of the words in the song “Love Potion No. 9,” by The Clovers. (An aside: When I ...

Still fortunate this 4th of July

Another Independence Day has come and gone, but there was something about this one that was different, something that continues to speak so well about this nation and about its people. That something is our ability, for 241 years, to choose as our leaders anyone we deem preferable to anyone ...

One big world of culture and appropriation

As if we don’t have enough to worry about, now we have to fret about something called “cultural appropriation,” or in the alternative, “cultural misappropriation.” In case you don’t know exactly what it is you’re supposed to fret about, here is a definition from ...

Brightest gem on baseball field

Ah, Bill Dod: 49 years coaching high school baseball and still into it, still helping kids develop their skills and learn teamwork. And at least one more to go. Dod will return next season to coach the Souhegan High School baseball team that he’s coached since the school opened in 1992. ...

Wilton mulling future of town

The Wilton Economic Development Committee is taking a close look at the town and pondering several questions, the answers to which could determine the community’s future. The three areas of study that seem most compelling, and probably the most difficult to pin down, are these: What image ...

Time to heed words of advice

We live in a scary world, and the adage “Better safe than sorry” has meanings it never had in the past. That is one message we can take away from our story last week about two Souhegan High School resource officers asking the school board to add greater measures to ensure the safety of ...

Better is better… so get over it

A column by Shara Springer in The Sunday Globe recently about getting “chicked” reminded me of the time I was struck out flailing by a Wilton high school softball pitcher. And “flailing” is the proper word. First, a few words about getting “chicked” courtesy of Springer. “Have you ...

When you are out, you must call in

When did it begin? When, I demand to know, did people start using the phrase “called out sick” to explain why they hadn’t gone to work on a particular day? I’ve been hearing it for a few years, but I think only up here in New England, never in New Jersey or Florida or Colorado, where I ...

Maher incident a sad commentary

So Bill Maher is back on television, and apparently all is forgiven. Maher was away for a short time after using the “N” word in what was apparently an offhand reply to something said by his guest, Sen. Ben Sasse, and apparently hoped he’d get a laugh. And he did. Not a great guffaw from ...

Treaty still offers valuable lessons

On Sept. 5, 1905, at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, a document was signed with great fanfare and greeted with glee by President Teddy Roosevelt. Nearly forgotten now, that document was The Treaty of Portsmouth. It officially ended the Russo-Japanese War and earned Roosevelt the 1906 Nobel Peace ...

Support leads to success stories

It’s always nice to read an inspiring story, and in last week’s Cabinet, there was the tale of Olivia Smith, who graduated last week from Souhegan High School, and how she overcame the early tough times in her life to rise to college acceptance. Here’s the crux as we reported and that ...

Seeking the song’s hidden meaning

OK, because I am old, I am hip to a lot of music that a lot of you would know nothing about because you aren’t old – or maybe you are, but just aren’t interested, which is unfortunate because you’ll be missing a lot. And I have a lot of “oldies” CDs, like “The Only Do-Wop ...

Issues arise with fearless bears

News stories about the bears that broke into a Hanover home have been using the word “domesticated,” as if the animals were housebroken pets. “Domesticated” is the kind of word we use when we don’t understand what we’re talking about, or because we just don’t care about the proper ...

People put bears in harm’s way

Because humans, as is our wont, would rather go our own ways than pay attention to the constant warnings from wildlife experts not to leave out bird feeders and not to leave garbage cans unsecured, four bears will likely be sent off to bear purgatory or perhaps eventually put to death. And ...

It’s a cat’s world for us to clean up

Let us now discuss the ability of cats to communicate with one another over long distances and to use this ability to mess with the heads of humans. As proof, I give you the two cats of my friends Wendy and Dean and their children Joely and Anna – Zipper and Tiny – and my cat, Mandy. I had ...