Opinion

Support Articles 24, 25

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In the upcoming Amherst town vote on March 13, the Amherst Conservation Commission asks for the support of the town’s residents by voting yes on Warrant Articles 24 and 25. Article 24 will provide the full revenue from the Land Use Change Tax to the ACC in years to come. The LUCT is paid by ...

Society seeks help

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It may come as a surprise to many, but our little town of Milford played an important role in African American History. Within the year, we are dedicating a large area in the museum and have assembled an experienced team to create a new exhibit, but we need you to help make the story complete. ...

Full-day kindergarten a must

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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

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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

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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 ...

Put meeting on calendar

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The WLC budget process for the coming school year is in its final stages. The next event is the final event, the School District Meeting held on March 10 at 9 a.m. Those who attend this meeting will be the only individuals who decide on how the district will fund education in the 2018-19 ...

Chen right for job

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I have known David Chen since 1980. I continue to admire his strength, his integrity, his intelligence, his diligence, his persistence and his sense of responsibility to his commitments. I also admire his willingness to ask the questions that need to be asked. I believe he will continue to ...

Select Board?

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In Wilton, men are men and so are women, at least in the opinion of Selectmen William Condra and Kermit Williams. During the February 12, 2018, selectmen’s meeting, the two defeated a motion proposed by Selectwoman Kellie-Sue Boissonnault to change the official name of the group from its ...

Vote yes on Article 3

Cabinet Editorials

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!

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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

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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

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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 ...

Help needed

Cabinet Letters

It may come as a surprise to many, but our little town of Milford played an important role in African American History. Within the year, we are dedicating a large area in the museum and have assembled an experienced team to create a new exhibit, but we need you to help make the story complete. ...

‘NO. 1 MOM’ Samaritan

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Returning to my Milford apartment on Tuesday morning Jan. 23 from Cumberland’s, still-melting snow from in front of Granite Square Apartments was found to have melted overnight and refrozen at end of the private road ending at Bridge Street – black ice for about six feet before return to ...

Forgotten heroes

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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?

Cabinet Editorials

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

Cabinet Editorials

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 ...

My take on safety and security at Souhegan

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While safety/security data and solutions are still under consideration at Souhegan High School (SHS), it is time to review the status and state some facts from this SHS School Board member’s perspective. The SHS School Board must weigh the concerns of all members of the community, because ...

Get off those cell phones while driving

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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 ...

Pumpkin Fest

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From 2000 until 2016, the Milford Improvement Team coordinated the Milford Pumpkin Festival on behalf of the town of Milford and its citizens. When the Executive Director of MIT left the organization in June 2017, no replacement was hired. Not wanting to put the festival at risk for ...