Opinion

Get educated and vote

Cabinet Letters

With the Nov. 6 general election less than 30 days away, I’ve got a simple message for every potential voter: Get educated and go vote! This is a midterm election where typically only a third of voters participate. Why should 1/3 of voters dictate what happens to everyone else? Why ...

Chandley for Senate

Cabinet Letters

In 2016, I decided to learn about local politics and become more engaged in New Hampshire’s political landscape. To that end, I reached out to my local representatives. In Amherst where I live, Shannon Chandley immediately responded to my queries, inviting me to Concord and advising me on ...

Give women a chance

Cabinet Editorials

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

Cabinet Editorials

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

Cabinet Editorials

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 ...

Not far enough

Cabinet Letters

I read the letter to the editor headed “Disgusting and Vile Attack” and wonder at those who said they were glued to their TV during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings and testimony, yet missed the part where the FBI was instructed by the current resident of the White House not to follow-up with ...

A special sense of gratitude

Cabinet Letters

On Sept. 22, a special event took place at Lamson Farm in Mont Vernon, NH. Julia Griffith, a long term resident of the area celebrated a very special birthday, with the help of the town, neighbors, friends and family. As Julia has brain cancer, the celebration that was made possible for her was ...

Random thoughts

Cabinet Editorials

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’

Cabinet Editorials

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

Cabinet Editorials

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

Cabinet Editorials

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. ...

Bigotry

Cabinet Letters

Your recent editorial “Hatred more common” failed to offer an answer to the question it raised: Why do more people today feel free to express their racial hatred? The answer is obvious, I believe, when one considers the continuous racist words and actions of the one person Americans are ...

Kind gesture

Cabinet Letters

As a candidate for office, I was prohibited from handling ballots in the recent election, which is normally part of my duties as a Ward 3 Selectwoman. So, after the polls closed, one of my tasks was to record write-in candidates that were on the Republican ballot. My fellow selectwoman read the ...

True allegiance

Cabinet Letters

There is much angst among the Trump Administration and some Republicans these days about the so-called “Deep State.” But who exactly are these people, and why do they matter? There are approximately 2.8 million full-time federal civilian employees as of June 2017, according to Bureau of ...

Hatred is unneeded

Cabinet Editorials

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

Cabinet Editorials

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

Cabinet Editorials

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

Cabinet Editorials

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

Cabinet Editorials

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 ...