Cabinet Editorials

Keeping and open mind

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

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

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

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

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

“ 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 ...

Support local protests

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 ...

Thumbing the Files for June 28

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

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

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

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 ...

Getting it right and wrong

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 ...

Excuse No. 3: Sometimes, the ‘salesman sells you the wrong car’

It’s Not Your Fault! 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. 3, the salesman sold you the wrong car. In our last Article we discussed idiot engineers who should have been flunked turning ...

Things that drive me crazy

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

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 ...

Is New Hampshire facing another education funding crisis?

In 1991, five communities-Claremont, Franklin, Lisbon, Pittsfield and Allenstown-sued the state, arguing that the education funding system was unconstitutional. The plaintiffs won the first round in 1993, when the Supreme Court ruled that education is a fundamental right under New ...

Moving Wall a strong symbol

In July, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall will come to Amherst and be set up in a large field at Souhegan High School. It is called the Moving Wall, because it travels around the country from place to place, but it is moving emotionally, too, especially for those who served in ...

Thumbing the Files for June 14

75 years ago, 1943 Christine H. Moore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Moore of Milford, and a second lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps, reported for duty in North Africa. Amherst youngsters ranging in age from fifth graders to high school formed a drum and bugle corps under the ...

Bringing the dead back to life

The other day I was thinking about whom to call back from the dead and I came up with five names (this time): Miles Davis. Dave Brubeck. John Steinbeck. Fred Rogers. Jeff Cleveland. Ah, I see you want to know why, so I will tell you, but only because I like you. With Miles and ...

Spurring growth

Here’s how the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance describes the state law that allows Milford officials to offer a tax break to the people developing the old Boston Shoe Store site on the Oval. “RSA 79-E is a state law that encourages investment in downtowns and village centers. It ...