Cabinet Editorials

Schmuck of the month

Oh, I know what you’re thinking. Because, as Dylan said, “I can see through your eyes, and I see through your brain,” and because I do, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking: “Benjamin Kelly is a schmuck.” Well, yes. In fact, he’s SCHMUCK OF THE MONTH for ...

Full-day kindergarten a must

How, in this day and age when America is in desperate need of educated men and women, can public officials not know the importance of full-day kindergarten? And why, in this day and age, don’t they simply check out some facts online. Perhaps, we can help those Milford skeptics. Here, from ...

Theater company not forgotten

Once upon a time, Milford had a wonderful theater company known as The American Stage Festival. It has been gone for many years, but it isn’t forgotten. Witness this announcement from the website Broadway World Palm Beach: “The life and work of one of the country’s greatest and most ...

We must join together

This is not the column I originally wrote for this week. This is not the column I sent on Saturday to Matthew, my editor. This is not that column. That column was filled with anger, filled with vitriol – anger at guns, anger at Congress, anger at the congressmen and congresswomen whom Kevin ...

Vote yes on Article 3

Residents of Milford have a history of eventually supporting relatively expensive, but necessary, projects, although they are, in the main, reluctant to do so the first time any major project comes up for a March vote. How many times did it take to get approval for a new elementary school? ...

You must watch this!

So my daughter calls and she askes, “Have you see ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’?” and I say, “No, but I’ve heard a lot of good things about it,” and she says, “Forget hearing. Seeing. You have to do seeing. What’s with hearing? See.” So, my wife and I started watching. ...

Good job, Gerber

Good for Gerber. The company that is famous for its baby food has chosen a child with Down Syndrome to be its 2018 Spokesbaby. His name is Lucas Warren, he is 18 months old, and CNN described him as “this cutie with a contagious smile.” And CNN quoted Bill Partyka, Gerber’s ...

Thumbing the Files for Feb. 15

75 years ago, 1943 Milford High School was offering an aeronautics class and it had enrolled 22 students. The teacher was Headmaster Frederick W. Snell, who took an aeronautics class at Plymouth Teachers College to prepare for his work with the class. The Latchis Theatre in Milford was ...

Forgotten heroes

Everyone knows D-Day – the first day of the Normandy invasion of France. But how many know about the U.S. Army’s 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, whose job was to protect soldiers landing on the beach? The 320th was a 621-man assault force that raised hydrogen-filled barrage balloons as a ...

On the bright side?

So, being a glass half full person – more a glass one quarter full, if truth be told – I have a certain standing when it comes to telling you about something positive that I have found. Not being a positive person, I can recognize real positivity when I see it, unlike you optimists who see ...

Thumbing the Files for Feb. 8

75 years ago, 1943 For the first time in memory, the Lafayette Artillery Company called off its annual Washington’s Birthday Celebration held in Lyndeborough. Ernest Howe, captain of the Artillery unit founded in 1804, said most of the company men were in the service or working in war ...

Get off those cell phones while driving

What ever happened to the crackdown on hand-held cell phone usage in cars? It seemed to have worked for a bit when it was first introduced. But now? If you drive anywhere around here for more than a couple of miles and don’t see someone using a phone while driving, it’s unusual. Of ...

Sununu on point on marriage issue

Gov. Chris Sununu has come out in favor of raising the legal marriage age to 16 for teens living in the Granite State. A daily newspaper’s online poll last week indicated that 67 percent of its respondents favored raising that age to 18. A group of people who must be just trolling the poll ...

Andrews will land on her feet

Morgan Andrews is going to land on her feet, we’re sure of that. And why are we concerned about the former Milford High School soccer star? Because her professional team, the Boston Breakers of the Natonal Women’s Soccer League has, according to reports, folded. That’s bad for ...

Nikki Haley a strong person

“It’s absolutely not true,” America’s UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said in response to somewhat muted allegations that she is having an affair with Donald Trump. We believe her. This “speculation” was started by a single sentence in Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury,” a ...

Sing for your order

So there I was, sitting in Union Coffee in Milford, checking out the paper, drinking a Rwanda coffee and watching people go to the counter and order their drinks. I am a people watcher. In Lisbon, I sat at an outdoor cafe drinking a beer and just watching people walk up and down and years ...

Thumbing the Files for Feb. 1

75 years ago, 1943 The Milford Ration Board was receiving frequent anonymous complaints against the misuse of gasoline and fuel oil and said some letters were obviously written as a spite complaint against a neighbor. The board said it was not interested in spite action, nor unsigned ...

Granite Hammer is making impact

Here are a few headlines to ponder: • Operation Granite Hammer nets four drug-related arrests. • Nashua police arrest 22 for drug crimes in Granite Hammer crackdown. • Granite Hammer nets four drug arrests in Portsmouth. Despite headlines like this, there has been some skepticism ...

Thumbing the Files for Jan. 25

75 years ago, 1943 The Finnish people of Milford raised another $42.40 for the Red Cross with a coffee party. Real coffee with real cream ... “made the party something out of the ordinary in this period of rationing and shortages.” The Lyndeborough Center school bus driven by Edward ...

16 things every citizen should know about town meetings

“The N.H. Supreme Court has said time and again that technical rules will not be used to defeat the plain intent of the voters, using ordinary common language.” Editor’s Note: This article, written by H. Bernard Waugh, Jr., then New Hampshire Municipal Association legal counsel, first ...