Cabinet Editorials

Year of community impact planned at United Way

It seems like not too long ago that at the United Way we planned one event per year: Day of Caring. That was a great event, where we connected folks to various agencies to go out and in one big day of service help with painting walls, digging gardens, cleaning up basements, etc. Hard to ...

Smart investing for our schools and community

When you head to the ballot box on March 12, please consider voting YES on the Amherst School District Warrant Article 15. This Article will ask you to approve $225,000 to fund a comprehensive study to be conducted by a professional architectural or engineering firm specializing in educational ...

Collision repair program at NCC aims to fill the labor gaps

While a strong economy means Granite Staters are finding work, it doesn’t mean applicant skills evenly match with market demands. Many of the trades continue to find themselves with an aging workforce and a shortage of candidates with the right skills. Community colleges and industry ...

An interesting end

Well, goodbye Amy Klobuchar, it’s been good to sort of know you, more or less. Less. Klobuchar, the Democratic senator from Minnesota, recently announced her campaign to become the Democratic nominee to challenge Donald Trump in 2020 – assuming Trump survives a primary challenge which is ...

Simplicity is best approach for proposed monuments

Milford’s war monuments are all simple and respectful, and we believe all future monuments should be too. So we agree with Vietnam War veteran Rodney Richey’s assessment that the proposal for a Vietnam War memorial would be best as, in his words, “a simple granite memorial and ...

Thumbing the Files for Jan. 31

71 years ago, 1948 Milford police investigated 21 accidents since the beginning of the year. Most of them were minor and blamed on slipper roads. Milford High School correspondent Nancy Fitch reported that the school would have two representatives in the “Miss Cheerleader of 1948” ...

A brighter future for New Hampshire’s students

New Hampshire has a rich tradition of thinking outside the box and experimenting with new solutions, which often leads to accomplished results for our citizens and our businesses. It is one of the reasons why the Granite State is consistently given high marks when compared to other areas of the ...

A little of this and that

OK, this is serious, and I’m telling you because I want you to be aware that you, too, might be in scam danger: The other night I got an email from my credit card company — I have a Chase Bank Southwest Airlines Visa, which I tell you just in case it’s pertinent — asking if I ...

Necessity, unfortunately, always may win out

Is there a more common phrase during local budget season than this: “Seems like a nice thing to have, but not a necessity.” Perhaps “We can’t afford it,” but they’re close. The latest use of the “Seems like a ...” phrase came from Peter Moustakis of the Amherst Ways & ...

Thumbing the Files for Jan. 24

71 years ago, 1948 Public Service was touting a major step in the efficiency of its repair and maintenance crrews because of the installation of a shortwave radio on one of the company trucks in Milford. A new course in driver education was added to the list of extra-curricular activities ...

March smaller, but very important

There were fewer than there had been two years ago, fewer than last year, but the 34 men, women and kids (three) at the Wilton Peace Action sister event – one of an estimated 350 nationwide – for the third Women’s March. The big one was in Washington but this smaller one in Wilton was ...

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 ...