Cabinet Editorials

Stupid songs: Just sing away

Recently, as Kathy and I were driving to New Jersey, we picked up a Worcester radio station, WCW, or something like that, that was playing oldies, and on came a live version of “You Were Mine” by the Fireflies. It brought back this memory of the time I was slugged by Pat, as in Patricia, ...

Selectmen made right call on Brox issue

Milford’s Board of Selectmen made the right decision when it adopted a rule prohibiting shooting at the town-owned Brox property. Two selectmen, Gary Daniels and Mike Putnam, voted against the rule – in other words, they thought it was fine for shooters to disturb the peace and quiet of a ...

Watch out for scams related to relief effort

For all of the wonderful stories coming out of Houston about neighbors helping neighbors and people all over the country sending money and other forms of aid to the flood-ravaged region, we have to remember that in every disaster, there are people who come out from under their rocks to try to ...

Who’s at fault for Electoral College flub?

I’m all for blame. You got an issue you can’t resolve? Blame somebody. You don’t like something that happened? Blame anybody. Blaming everybody is good, too. As the Old Crone said to Edmund Lord Blackadder when he asked her advice on concealing his love for his manservant, Bob: “Kill ...

Fate of Keyes Park building still in limbo

Let’s see if we can figure out how this works: Milford officials form a committee and charge it to plan the future of Keyes Memorial Park, including what to do with a large, empty building at the west end of the site. The committee presents its report to the Milford Board of Selectmen with ...

What vanity moose plates say to others

The other day I went to Lyndeborough Town Hall to register my new 2012 Prius from Horseless Carriage, which is beginning to seem like my second home, and told Trish, the town clerk, I wanted moose plates and she asked, “Do you want moose vanity plates? Because if you do, you have to get them ...

Sedlar defends Am title

GRANTHAM – There was never a doubt. Chelsea Sedlar fired a 2-over-par 71 to run away with her second straight New Hampshire Women’s Amateur golf championship on Wednesday at Eastman Golf Links. The 19-year-old Merrimack native cleared the field by 11 strokes and became the first golfer to ...

He used to coach in Cleveland, too

If my family history is correct and I am indeed related to President Grover Cleveland, then, it turns out, I am also related to … Bill Belichick. Because he, according to an article in The Globe, is related to Grover Cleveland. “Dear Uncle Bill, I sure could use some free tickets to the ...

Shooting at Brox leads to questions

The Milford selectmen have asked several important questions of a group that wants to set up a town-authorized, thus legally sanctioned, shooting range on the Brox property after hearing what has been referred to as an in-depth proposal from the new Milford Gun Club. They probably will get ...

When humans are bitten by love

My daughter’s dog died. Her name was Chelsea, and during the decade or more that Sara took care of her, she bit my wife once and bit me at least three times. Yet I am saddened by her passing. Chelsea was a foundling, I guess, who lived for a while at the office of a vet where Sara worked for ...

Water bill latest phone scam

Isn’t it awful to have to be so careful when you answer your phone? But you must be, because the world is full of scammers, and if you give them an inch, they’ll take a mile – and your bank account. Most folks have heard of some of the scams – the “yes” scam, the grandparent scam, ...

Rotary sees swim meet success

They did it again. For the 52nd time, the Milford Rotary Club put on its annual swim meet at Keyes Memorial Pool and, for the 52nd time, it was a rousing success. Hundreds of swimmers on 15 teams from all around the area came and swam, and had a great time competing and meeting kids from other ...

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 ...