Cabinet Editorials

Varsity lacrosse a good decision

The Milford School Board’s approval of funding for girls varsity and junior varsity lacrosse was the right decision, one that will allow 30 young women to compete against other schools as part of the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association and, much more important, be able to seek ...

Past time for athletes to be accountable

My new favorite person in the entire universe is Florida Circuit Judge Margaret Taylor, who, while presiding over the first appearance of a University of South Florida football player charged with sexual battery, not only gave him hell, but lashed out at his coach, who wasn’t even in the ...

Speech not free for all at school

Ah, The University of California-Berkeley. Once upon a time – 50 plus years ago – it stood for free speech and thank you again, Mario Savio. Today it stands for only the speech approved by a certain group of students. Students who want to hear other forms of speech, say a talk by Ann ...

You’ve got the power to rescue

Here is something you absolutely should do this weekend: Get to the Power of Angels, Kitty Angels Fundraiser at Treasures Antiques, Collectibles & More on Saturday and/or Sunday, both days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a yearly event – we’ve mentioned it before and The Cabinet always ...

Redistricting bill failure no shock

Well, of course it failed: State Rep. Shannon Chandley, a Democrat, told Amherst selectmen recently that one of the bills she sponsored – a bill that would have established an independent redistricting committee to take redistricting out of the hands of a majority party – was defeated. Oh, ...

There’s really no place like dome

Oh, this is a good idea: Don’t we all just hate it when we load up our vehicles and drive all the way to the local transfer station – or, in our western towns, the Wilton Recycling Center – only to find that it’s absolutely mobbed and we have to wait a really long time, perhaps as long ...

Shooting plan misses target

Here’s an idea whose time should never come: Having a group of residents plan to supervise a target shooting area on Milford’s town-owned Brox property. The road to hell, etc. We don’t doubt that people have good intentions initially. People always believe they will have enough time, ...

Reflecting on missed opportunity

I missed my chance with Harry Belafonte. Many years ago, Kathy, Sara and I went to New York to see “Angels in America,” and at intermission, I went to the men’s room, where I found myself standing between John Lithgow on my left, to whom I had nothing to say, and Belafonte on my right, to ...

Courtesy on the streets works both ways

Last week, we reminded drivers that we have entered the time of year when bicycles and motorcycles are, as a bumper sticker says, everywhere, and asked motorists to be alert for them and – especially in the case of bicycle riders – to show courtesy. Bicycle riders, we should remember, have ...

Spring joy – for turtles, snakes

One could argue that logging on Milford’s Brox property will not be all that onerous for concerned conservationists or abutters because, after all, it will only go on for three to five days. But those who would argue such a point, we think, are folks who don’t understand the importance of ...

Hold on to that train of thought

I’ve been thinking about trains. You know what trains are: Those things that run on tracks that you can’t catch anywhere around here. Those things. And I’ve been thinking about them because when Kathy and I were in Portugal recently, we took a lot of trains. Well, actually, a total of ...

Be courteous: Clear off snow

It might seem a bit late in the year for this, but given that we live in New England, one can never be sure, so: Please clean snow and ice off the roofs of your vehicles. Just last week, someone could have been killed when ice flew off the roof of a truck and struck the windshield of a car ...

Spring means be alert for bikes

With the coming of spring and, one can hope, the end of our snow season, we need to be aware that bicycles and motorcycles will become more prevalent on streets and highways. The recent accident in Wilton is a clear reminder that not everyone on the road is in a car. We have no idea what ...

Knowing everything about nothing

WASHINGTON (KNNS) – The Trump administration is expected to issue an executive order calling for stronger and perhaps more painful vetting of Republican congressional candidates, including incumbents, The Know Nothing News Service has learned. The move comes just days after Congress failed to ...

Play the name game

Name a nation that says this: Cutting taxes for people who have a lot of money is more important than: 1. Meals on Wheels. 2. Mammograms for poor women. 3. Local food pantries. In that nation, organizations such as Share Outreach and Wilton’s Open Cupboard end up getting the short end of the ...

Bauer’s service benefit Milford

Kathy Bauer’s decision to no longer seek office in Milford is a loss to the community, but understandable given the number of years she has served, and served well. Bauer, whose final position was as a selectman, served Milford for 22 years, most of that on the Zoning Board, including several ...

Courtesy should rule the road

Someone we know was driving onto the Route 101 bypass the other day, entering from Route 13, heading toward Wilton. He came up the on-ramp with the foolish idea that drivers already on the bypass would be polite and let him enter. But first, a car held position to keep him out. Then, as he ...

An Easter egg actually is an Easter egg

Easter nears (it’s late April this year), and I got to wondering about the word: Easter. Is it still cool to use it? Or is it going to be like Christmas, where you can use it but only in the privacy of your own home, or in church, but not out in public where innocent young minds could be ...

Equal decision for elections

So, which town or towns made the right call when a nasty storm hit on election day? Milford, Wilton, Mont Vernon and Lyndeborough, which postponed, or Amherst, which let its voting go ahead as planned? This being New Hampshire, someone is going to be unhappy about something, either the ...

Libraries offer real books to read

As the New Hampshire State Library celebrates its 300th anniversary this year, we are reminded that not everyone appreciates the value of libraries in this digital age. Indeed, a local official recently said he saw little value in libraries because when he wants to read something, he does it on ...