Opinion

Getting it right and wrong

Cabinet Editorials

The Milford selectmen got it right when they voted not to allow a rainbow flag to fly on the town’s flag pole on the Oval. They also got it right when the agreed to designate June as Gay Pride Month in the community. But getting the Oval pole issue right doesn’t mean there is no way for ...

Things that drive me crazy

Cabinet Editorials

There are four hummingbird feeders in our yard, all always stocked with sugar syrup that I make, yet the other day I watched two hummingbirds argue over the feeder on the deck. I yelled at them to play nice. They ignored me and continued to buzz one another in the kind of scene you’d see ...

Thumbing the Files For June 21

Cabinet Editorials

75 years ago, 1943 Under a special agreement between cigarette companies and American Legion posts across the nation, folks could buy cigarettes for a nickle a pack to have sent to men and women in uniform. Officials were considering a proposal for the federal government to establish a ...

Is New Hampshire facing another education funding crisis?

Cabinet Editorials

In 1991, five communities-Claremont, Franklin, Lisbon, Pittsfield and Allenstown-sued the state, arguing that the education funding system was unconstitutional. The plaintiffs won the first round in 1993, when the Supreme Court ruled that education is a fundamental right under New ...

Moving Wall a strong symbol

Cabinet Editorials

In July, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall will come to Amherst and be set up in a large field at Souhegan High School. It is called the Moving Wall, because it travels around the country from place to place, but it is moving emotionally, too, especially for those who served in ...

Try again

Cabinet Letters

Signs flashing “Click It Or Ticket” and “Seat Belts Save Lives.” The deer that ran in front of our car on a South Carolina road. All reminders about wearing seat belts as we enjoyed a drive down the east coast. They left me wondering if New Hampshire has ever updated state seat belt ...

Thumbing the Files for June 14

Cabinet Editorials

75 years ago, 1943 Christine H. Moore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Moore of Milford, and a second lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps, reported for duty in North Africa. Amherst youngsters ranging in age from fifth graders to high school formed a drum and bugle corps under the ...

Bringing the dead back to life

Cabinet Editorials

The other day I was thinking about whom to call back from the dead and I came up with five names (this time): Miles Davis. Dave Brubeck. John Steinbeck. Fred Rogers. Jeff Cleveland. Ah, I see you want to know why, so I will tell you, but only because I like you. With Miles and ...

Class of 1973

Cabinet Letters

Milford High School class of 1973 will be gathering for its 45th class reunion on July 7 at 6 p.m. at Grill 603, 168 Elm Street, Milford. Reservations may be made by calling Christina (Batchelder Medlyn) at 673-1667 or emailing Ruth.Sterling@gmail.com. A buffet of Grill 603 specialties will be ...

Fishing derby

Cabinet Letters

On May 26, the Milford Police Department held the annual Fishing Derby at Railroad Pond in memory of Michael McBriarty. The goal was to make sure that the children and parents have a great day of fishing! On a sunny Saturday morning, 114 children registered and they and their parents had a ...

Substitute teachers deserve way more

Cabinet Letters

New Hampshire is not alone when it comes to the difficulty of finding substitute teachers. In Michigan, according to Education Week, a school staffing company is putting up billboards saying “Substitute Teachers Needed.” That’s one way to get the message out. Other schools are hosting ...

Decision erodes women’s rights

Cabinet Letters

The president has announced that, in addition to the Global Gag Rule, he’s introducing a Domestic Gag Rule, forbidding doctors and other health care providers that receive U.S. Health Funding (Title X) from using their own private funding to provide health information on the option of ...

Requirement will hurt residents

Cabinet Letters

New Hampshire is about to enact the harshest work requirement in the United States on people who rely on Medicaid for health care. Earlier this year, when the New Hampshire Legislature re-authorized the state’s Medicaid Expansion Program, they requested a waiver from the federal government to ...

Community center grateful for student helpers

Merrimack Letters

The Board of Directors of the John O’Leary Adult Community Center, Inc., of Merrimack wishes to thank the Senior Class of Merrimack High School for their participation in this year’s Senior Service Day. On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, two students from the class visited the center and performed ...

Spurring growth

Cabinet Editorials

Here’s how the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance describes the state law that allows Milford officials to offer a tax break to the people developing the old Boston Shoe Store site on the Oval. “RSA 79-E is a state law that encourages investment in downtowns and village centers. It ...

Books are magic

Cabinet Editorials

Anything that attracts people to a library is all right with us, so applause for the new Story Trail at Wilton’s Public-Gregg Free Library. According to library director Pat Fickett, the trail was created “to bring parents/caregivers onto the library gounds by creating an opportunity to ...

Thumbing the Files for May 24

Cabinet Editorials

75 years ago, 1943 Because of government orders to conserve fuel, the midday B and M bus from Nashua to Peterborough was cancelled, leaving one bus in the morning and one in the late afternoon. A Japanese two-man submarine, captured at the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, was being trucked ...

Thank you

Cabinet Letters

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Letter Carrier’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive so successful. This annual drive helps to restock local food pantries, including the SHARE Food Pantry. Thanks to all who left donations for the mail carriers to pick up. Thanks to the letter ...

Update

Cabinet Letters

I want to acknowledge and appreciate the efforts of the Library Expansion Task Squad over the past 12 months. This volunteer team is made up of construction professionals, community members, library staff and library trustees. Their charge was to evaluate the current needs of Milford’s ...