Cabinet Editorials

Passing thoughts

Here are some wandering thoughts that might interest you, and if they don’t, well ... just remember this line from Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary in a performance of “Puff the Magic Dragon” in a live concert in 1963: “Together we can sing it, “It’s just a children’s ...

Cornerstones

Nancy Morrison said something that was absolutely on point when she spoke at the recent Mont Vernon Town Meeting. In a discussion about a plan to build a new Daland Memorial Library – part of an overall proposal to renovate the Town Hall and the McCollom Building – she spoke in favor of ...

Well done

Good for Amherst voters. At the recent town elections, they approved two warrant articles that will benefit the town’s conservation commission and help to preserve part of what is essentially Amherst – it’s rural character. First, they backed a proposal to allow all of the Land Use ...

Yeah, they’re all schmucks

Sometimes it’s just too easy, and that was the case in determining March’s SCHMUCK OF THE MONTH. The honor goes – absolutely no contest – to Washington, D.C., Councilman Trayon White, Sr. who recently posted a video in which he warned of “climate manipulation” and blamed the ...

Thumbing the Files for March 29

75 years ago, 1943 Miss Adeline Chase, a former Red Cross nurse in Milford, was seriously injured when she was thrown from a horse in Philadelphia where she was supervisor of nurses at University Hospital. Lt. Charles Burpee, a 1933 graduate of Milford High School, led the first American ...

Change

It is now the Wilton Select Board, and that is a victory – a victory for women, of course, but also a victory for common sense. How could it remain a Board of Selectmen when a woman has been serving on it? The 2-1 vote to change the name is welcome and, we hope, a precursor to other ...

Responsibility

Not too long ago, we wondered in this space if New Hampshire law enforcement officials had forgotten to enforce the hands-free law. The law forbids using a phone while driving unless one could do so without holding the phone in one’s hands – thus the term “hands-free.” We are happy ...

The words of ‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’

Well, here’s a song I can’t get it out of my head, so I’m gonna share it with you in what is a searching, but probably vain, hope that it will end up in YOUR head and leave mine: SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE By Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller One day while I was eating beans At Smokey ...

Thumbing the Files for March 15

75 years ago, 1943 The Rev. Ramkdishna Shahn Modaks, a minister from Bombay, India, was stuck in the snow on the Mohawk Trail in North Adams, Mass., and didn’t get to Mont Vernon to deliver a scheduled talk. They managed to make it to Nashua the next day. The New Hampshire Council of ...

Mass murder can happen anywhere

In the wake of the murder of 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, any debate over increasing security measures at any New Hampshire schools should halt. To be opposed to increased security – cameras in the halls of Souhegan High School, for ...

Question them

The next time you have occasion to speak with or write to one of the members of the New Hampshire congressional delegation – Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, or U.S. Reps. Carol Shea Porter or Annie Kuster, ask them this: “Do you accept donations from the National Rifle ...

Thumbing the Files for March 1

75 years ago, 1943 Three hundred people attended Milford’s first “Health for Victory Club” meeting. The group was organized to provide better meal planning, more nutrition and increased food production. Sgt. Melio Riccitelli of Milford was a cooking instructor at the Bakers and Cooks ...

Amherst Conservation Commission urges support for warrant articles

AMHERST – Amherst voters will find two warrant articles on the ballot this year that will cost voters no money and will provide support to the conservation of open space and outdoor recreation in town. These articles are supported unanimously by the Board of Selectmen and the Ways and Means ...

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 ...