Opinion

George, I remember you

Cabinet Editorials

Millions of people across the country have seen the Moving Wall honoring the more than 58,000 Americans who died during the Vietnam War. What they haven’t seen is this name: George Poor. George, a kid from Hillsdale, N.J., was killed only three months after arriving in Vietnam and his ...

Enjoyment and pride

Cabinet Editorials

Sometimes a picture says even more than 1,000 words and that was the case with our Page 1 photo last week of Paul Spiess holding aloft his Amherst Citizen of the Year trophy. The photo tells us of Spiess’s pride in being so honored, it says joy, it says thank you, it says community. This ...

Reminder

Cabinet Editorials

The Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall arrived in Amherst today. At 5:30 p.m. Friday, its four-day stay officially begins. The word “moving” is apropos in at least two ways: The wall does move from place to place, but anyone who sees it, who reads those thousands of names etched into it, will ...

Thumbing the Files for July 19

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1947 Richard Carpenter won the Milford playground horseshoe tournament for junior and senior boys. In a brief mention in his editorial column, “The Observer,” William B. Rotch wrote about North Carolina where “a colored man was refused the prize he won in a raffle, a ...

McAllister Bronze Star

Cabinet Editorials

Sgt. Roger McAllister was a 24-year-old Army ranger from Milford when he was killed in Vietnam on Mother’s Day 1965. In the photo, his children Gary and Roger, and their mother, Rita, receive his Bronze Star. McAllister’s name is on the Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall that is scheduled to be ...

Some random tidbits

Cabinet Editorials

All righty, then. Let’s look at some headlines from the New York tabloids, and one from The Hill, from last week. First, from The Hill’s website: “Fla. police chief told officers to pin unsolved crimes on random black people.” Friends, talk about proactive police work. Well ... ...

It’s the lady with the dog in her purse’s fault

Cabinet Editorials

All the excuses you need to know so you can feel better about yourself while paying outrageous prices to fix your car. Viable Excuse number seven, those irritating miscellaneous shop charges. In our last Article we discussed the expense item on the bill “hazardous waste removal”, and we ...

Fernald runs for office

Cabinet Letters

I am running for State Senate District 9 (which includes the towns of Mont Vernon, Lyndeborough and Temple) because New Hampshire is on the wrong track. Consider these trends: Since 2000, the total property tax bill in New Hampshire has more than doubled, rising faster than the incomes of ...

Thank you

Cabinet Letters

We wanted to write to publically thank the Milford Hospital Association for generously awarding us a first-time $2,500 grant to help expand our Loaner’s Closet for Durable Medical Equipment. The Milford Hospital Association supports causes that benefit the health and well-being of the ...

‘Really?’

Cabinet Letters

What’s next? Now, shortly after the horrific separation of immigrant children from their parents, including children under 5 years old, comes the news that the Trump administration has tried to block a resolution supporting breastfeeding at the World Health Organization. There are four ...

Roundtable welcomed

Cabinet Letters

As both a small environmental business owner and a Nashua resident, my hat is off to Melanie Levesque, candidate for state Senate, for putting together a renewable energy roundtable last night at the Lawrence Barn in Hollis. Dick Swett, former congressman/ambassador and two local solar ...

Keeping and open mind

Cabinet Editorials

You might think that a Gay Pride rally that drew 15 people would not be considered a great success, but we would beg to disagree. On the contrary, for the first such rally on the Milford Oval, it was a fine start, aided by the number of people who honked their car horns in support as they ...

Being safe

Cabinet Editorials

An organization called Everytown for Gun Safety, which bills itself as the country’s largest gun violence prevention organization, recently issued a report showing that “dozens of states have passed laws to establish or improve their mental health records reporting systems, resulting in a ...

It’s the lady with the dog in her purse’s fault

Cabinet Editorials

All the excuses you need to know so you can feel better about yourself while paying outrageous prices to fix your car. Viable Excuse number six, it’s the fault of the rivers that caught on fire. In our last Article we discussed the expense tradeoff between dealer ambiance, and paying for ...

Thumbing the Files for July 12

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1947 The tourist information booth on the Milford Oval, shut down during the war, opened at the north end of the Oval. Funds for the booth were provided by the state Planning and Development Commission and the Monadnock Region Association. At Milford’s High Diving Pool, ...

Goss Park

Cabinet Editorials

This photo, from 1979, was taken at Goss Park, the Wilton and Lyndeboroough summer recreation area that was created in the 1950s after Jennie M. Goss contributed 14 acres for community recreation use. Over the years facilities grew to include a pavilion, snack bar, basketball court, tennis ...

World Cup excitement

Cabinet Editorials

“ I ache in the places where I used to play.” – Leonard Cohen, “Tower of Song” Yeah, I thought of that as I wandered the very hot streets of Montreal recently, sometimes waiting for a World Cup match to start so I could get a seat at Bar Bifteck, or sometimes heading down to the ...

One Ostrich

Cabinet Letters

It has been hot, really hot! And not just here. There have been an extraordinary number of new maximum temperatures recorded over the entire world during the last two weeks. This comes following recent catastrophic, super storms, 500-year floods and devastating droughts. What is going on? A ...

Time for change

Cabinet Letters

With the latest decision on fox and fisher season and bag limits, The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission once again has demonstrated its total disregard for its statutory responsibilities and lack of understanding of wildlife management and ecosystem dynamics. The Legislature [RSA ...

Entrants sought for summer holiday card challenge

HB Letters

To the Editor: I’m baaaack! While I remain ever grateful to Hollis/Brookline response to last year’s Holiday Card Challenge, I’d like to up the ante and challenge our amazing community again. This year my goal is to collect 5,000 cards for each of the branches of our military; 25,000 in ...