Cabinet Editorials

Some random thoughts

• My favorite day-after-the-election headline comes to us from the CNN web site: “GOP congressman, who lamented not being able to call women ‘sluts,’ loses to a woman” Ah, sometimes irony is just too cool for words. It was Rep. Jason Lewis of Minnesota who, after dorko Rush ...

Thumbing the Files for Nov. 15

71 years ago, 1947 A religious census was to be conducted by members of the Baptist, Congregational, Episcopal, Methodist, and Unitarian churches in Milford with 100 canvassers going door-to-door asking people their church membership or preference, among other questions about family. The ...

Maj. Robert Phillips

Milford physician Maj. Robert Phillips served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II. An Army Reserve officer with four children, he had been called to active duty after the attack on Pearl Harbor and was on Bataan Island when the Japanese engulfed it. He was prompted from captain ...

Time to fund library is now

It will be interesting to see what architects come up with as they plan an expansion to Wadleigh Memorial Library in Milford. The library’s trustees are beginning to search for an architect to develop one, and we hope the plan will find eventual support. In 2015 and again in 2016, a $5.6 ...

Recalling baseball’s glory days

Well, the Dodgers did it to me again. I’d say I hate the Dodgers, but given the tone set by the White House, hate is far too strong a word to use about baseball, or about anything. But certainly I am infuriated with the Dodgers, as I was in 1977 and 1978, when those noodniks couldn’t ...

Thumbing the Files for Nov. 8

71 years ago, 1947 Raymond F. Regan returned to Milford from six days hunting at Indian Stream near the Canadian border, during which time he failed to even see a buck. But on North River Road shortly after returning, he killed a 6-point buck when it smashed into his Buick, crushing the grill ...

Give women a chance

We were a little disappointed at the turnout for the Women Run! forum at the Amherst Town Library, not because of the size of the audience, but because all audience members were women. While it was important for women to hear an empowering message from women who hold elected office — state ...

Time to reflect

Donald Trump said young men should be worried now. He said this, referring to those poor, frightened (or should-be frightened) young men: “It’s a very scary time for young men in America when you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of.” He was talking about his ...

Thumbing the Files for Oct. 11

71 years ago, 1947 The Town Hall Theatre in Wilton was showing “The Shocking Miss Pilgrim” with Betty Grable and Dick Haymes, while the Latchis Theatre in Milford was showing “Jewels of Brandenburg” with Richard Travis and Micheleine Chariel. The Milford Merchants Association was to ...

Random thoughts

Oh, my God, I’ve had more random thoughts: Man, how I adore Sarah Huckabee Sanders: After Donald Trump’s recent embarrassment at the United Nations, where several world leaders laughed at his pronouncements of grand success in the White House, Sanders came out the next day to say they ...

‘Women Run’

On Sept. 26, there will be a discussion at the Amherst Town Library on women running for public office. It looks like it will be well worth attending, and not just by women. Men could learn a thing or two from hearing women talk about the need for more of them in the public sector. The ...

Music notes

Oh, what the heck, let’s talk about music, somewhat old music, the music of the early ‘60s, much of which was God awful, but some of which was OK, and some of which was fraught with weird claims, to wit:  Who, really, names their daughter Ramaramaramaramalama? Because in 1957, the ...

Thumbing the Files for Sept. 20

CORRECTION: An item in last week’s Thumbing the Files said that in 1947 the number of booths in Milford’s Coleman’s Pharmacy soda fountain had been increased from three to 11. The item should have read: The soda bar in Coleman’s Pharmacy has been completely renovated and redecorated. ...

Amherst Common

This old photo of the Amherst common was taken sometime between 1890 and 1900.

Hatred is unneeded

There’s weird, and then there is at least the appearance of dangerously weird, to wit: When JerriAnne Boggis’s name ended up on a list on the website of a white supremacist group, it was the follow-up to that listing that should have all of us concerned and appalled. Boggis, of Milford, ...

Thumbing the Files for Sept. 13

71 years ago, 1947 The soda bar in Coleman’s Pharmacy in Milford was renovated and redecorated, enlarging the counter and increasing the number of booths from three to 11. The Milford Congregational Church parish house was to host the Cheyenne Indian tenor Chief Ho-To-Pi in concert. He ...

Being and doing

Educators (parents or teachers) sometimes show more appreciation for guys for who they do than for what they are. They praise them when they get excellent grades from college and reproach them when are low. However, we must value people by their human dignity, regardless of their academic or ...

A good start

The Hollis-Brookline Junior Cavaliers football season had a great start at ConVal when both teams beat the hosting team by crushing numbers. The arsity team won 24-8 and JV 28-0. The first touchdown was a high catch at the end zone just minutes into the game by No. 3 Amani Elfadil, followed ...

Politics

OK, it’s official: I hate our cat. She’s taken to sleeping on the stove. The STOVE. Where I come to cook my food, where my children ... (“Godfather II”). Anyway, she sleeps on the stove which, fortunately for her, is an electric stove so there is no pilot light to set her ...

Wrong Message

Michael Avenatti brought the wrong message to the annual picnic of the Hillsborough County Democrats when he told them, in essence, that in order to battle Donald Trump, they had to get down into the gutter with him. “When they go low, we hit harder,” Avenatti told the Democrats, and they ...