Opinion

Thank you from James Mastricola Elementary School

Merrimack Letters

Thank you from Mastricola Elementary To the Editor: Thank you to everyone who attended our annual Breakfast with Santa fundraiser on behalf of the James Mastricola Elementary School PATT (Parents And Teachers Together) on Saturday, Dec. 7. This family-friendly event raised over $750 for the ...

Items of note locally, nationally

Cabinet Editorials

Some observations: 1. We are so pleased that the Toadstool Bookshop, at Lorden Plaza in Milford, will open a café. And they found a wonderful person to run it: Shannon Duncanson, who owned the former Union Square Provisions. 2. Kudos to Heron Pond Elementary School students, teachers and ...

Handling of ER disappointing

Cabinet Editorials

The decision by St. Joseph Hospital to change its emergency room at Milford Medical Center to an urgent care center has been fraught with problems from the start. Last year, the hospital told the town it might make the change. Then its former CFO told the state’s Executive Council ...

THumbing the Files for Dec. 12

Cabinet Editorials

100 years ago, 1913 Milford was planning its annual Christmas carol singing on the Oval but if the weather was bad, it would be in Town Hall. Milford High School’s boys’ basketball team beat Peterborough, 22-15. Fred W. Sawyer of Milford was elected one of the vice ...

We miss the cemetery trees

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: Once upon a time, not so very long ago, there was a charming old cemetery along North River Road, nestled in a corner of a large field. Pretty as a park, it had beautiful trees that shaded visitors with its canopy of evergreen boughs on hot summer days. A lazy stream flowed ...

Upcoming holiday concerts in and around the Souhegan Valley

HB Letters

To the Editor: I want to give the public a run-down of some of the holiday concerts in the Souhegan Valley in December. Note: These are just the ones that I perform in and can recommend. “The Messiah”- final performance Saturday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m., Mont Vernon Congregational ...

Take the chance to get involved

Cabinet Editorials

Want to get involved in your community? Here’s your chance: 1. The Milford Recreation Department is looking for volunteers to help set up the ice rink at Shepard Park on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The rink was established a few years ago and seems to be popular. ...

Stop for police for safety’s sake

Cabinet Editorials

Here’s the allegation: A Nashua woman leads police from several communities on what was described as “a wild car chase” through local streets and is finally arrested in Nashua. Here’s the question: What the heck was she thinking? First of all, the idea ...

Officer needed in school district

Cabinet Editorials

Once upon a more innocent time, the idea that we need a police officer in our schools would have been difficult to believe. But not now. Too much has happened in recent years for us to take the safety of our students for granted. We have been fortunate that the tragedies that have struck ...

Thumbing the Files for Dec. 5-11

Cabinet Editorials

100 years ago, 1913 The state Humane Society held its monthly meeting in Nashua and reported that seven counties were visited and much cruelty checked. One case was reported of a pair of oxen whose shoe-less feet were worked to a point of bleeding and whose sides showed horrible marks of ...

Manchester Dems would have nominated Jackie Kennedy

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: Your recent picture of John and Jackie Kennedy with my brother, Robert Philbrick, was not taken in Milford. The picture was taken in the Manchester Armory at the 1958 Democratic Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner. JFK, the main speaker, had not announced that he would be a candidate ...

We want our friendly community back

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: I’d like to thank Mrs. Kathy Cleveland for her coverage about the Great Brook Condominium residents. As a long-term resident, I can attest to the questionable and unprofessional manner in which our complex is managed by Cardiff Management, as well as the misguided ...

Upcoming holiday concerts in and around the Souhegan Valley

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: I want to give the public a run-down of some of the holiday concerts that are available to attend in the Souhegan Valley in December. Note: These are just the ones that I personally perform in and can recommend. ? “The Messiah”– final performance ...

An open letter to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: This is an open letter to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. Most people know just because you are in the government that you don’t know everything that happens in it, unlike Mr. Mcconville. Because of this fact, we have congressional hearings, which aren’t to rehash what ...

Thanks for writing about Jessie

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: Turning the tables on Jessie Salisbury made my day! Michael Cleveland’s peek into the inner sanctum of her world was inspirational (maybe it’s time to dust off that 30-year-old novel in the drawer), charming (c’mon – it’s Jessie ...

Downtown Milford 35 years ago

Cabinet Editorials

100 years ago, 1913 In a big fire that raged at Tufts College, two students were injured including Herbert Anderson of Milford. His hand was painfully burned while fighting the fire. Morton Duff, who went to Jacksonville, Vt., to work on a farm, returned to Milford. He enjoyed the work in the ...