Cabinet Editorials

Gives thanks to a teacher

Recently, fourth graders from Florence Rideout Elementary School in Wilton spent a day touring historic sites in Wilton and Lyndeborough as part of their study of local history, and they even went to visit our State House. We don’t know who came up with this idea -- it’s only been going ...

Denny Claire is much more than a coach

Denny Claire sure knows how to make an exit. His Wilton-Lyndeborough Warriors softball team ushered him into retirement with an amazing victory over undefeated Epping in the Class IV championship game at Plymouth State University, a game they really weren’t supposed to win and almost ...

Thumbing the Files

71 years ago, 1948 Milford’s Hayward Farms ice cream stand was adding a self-service frozen food store featuring 192 items including fish, meat and poultry. Rehearsals were underway for a minstrel show to be sponsored by Lyndeborough’s Pinnacle Grange at Citizens’ Hall. A pickup ...

USMCA would boost jobs, economy in New Hampshire

Free trade is critical to the success of the economy of New Hampshire and to the economy of our country. Many businesses across our state, especially manufacturers, or their customers, rely on exports to and imports from other countries to keep production robust and business booming. That’s ...

Ending hunger in school

Over the past year, one of our Fiscal Agency partner programs called “Meals Matter” has worked diligently and creatively to put an end to food insecurity in the Nashua Schools. While many kids can afford to bring or buy lunch in school, and others qualify for “free and reduced lunch” ...

Pope Francis’ changes to the Lord’s Prayer irks aunt

The other day, my aunt who was once a Catholic but now attends a Presbyterian church, was irked that Pope Francis changed the language of The Lord’s Prayer. The Pope replaced “lead us not into temptation” with “do not let us fall into temptation.” She defended the “old” ...

Pattern of disrespect

So it appears that the Milford School Board has some concerns about the ability of the district’s teachers and staff members to remain civil. Otherwise, why would the board have two police officers at a meeting where teachers were expected to demand answers to questions about the ...

Thumbing the Files

71 years ago, 1948: In a letter to the Cabinet, the Protestant ministers of Milford made a formal protest against universal military training. The Revs. J. Wayne Haskell and Earl A. Mack took the stand because “we believe that the cause of human brotherhood can only be served as men learn to ...

Redistricting reform gives power back to the people

Although we are a proud Republican and a proud Democrat, we are teaming up to end the practice of partisan gerrymandering because this fight transcends ideology and party affiliation. Over the past couple of years, we have both traveled across America to fight for reforms and raise the American ...

‘To Canada! Oh, Canada! I’d have crossed the border in a rush’

Did I tell you about the bomb on the ship? Yes, we had a bomb on the USS America. A big bomb on a big aircraft carrier. And we kept that bomb carefully hidden, we thought. Although I didn’t play a part in hiding it, I inadvertently played a part in it being discovered. I don’t think ...

Nonusers are the key to library campaign

A member of Milford’s capital improvement plan advisory committee made a point last week about plans to expand the Wadleigh Memorial Library that just might be more important than anything else in this latest attempt to get a proposal past voters: He told library trustees that they will ...

Thumbing the Files

71 years ago, 1948 Paul Hutchinson allowed only two hits as Milford High School’s baseball team beat Wilton High, 8-0. Clayton Bion Craig, a member of the board of lectureship of the Mother Church, the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, was to lecture on “Christian Science: The ...

Time to remember

As we approach another Memorial Day, it is a good time to remember that American men and women are still in harm’s way around the world. The constant shrieking about people illegally crossing our southern border – many of them children – tends to drown out the problems we face globally, ...

How to win

The Democratic presidential candidates – now 24 of them and possibly more to come – need to meet in a closed room somewhere and agree to operate their campaigns like a professional hockey team, say, the Bruins. True, there is one more candidate than a hockey team is allowed to have on ...

‘Sleepy Backwater Town’

Amherst roads were still made of dirt in this undated photo of the common that must have been taken in the late 1800s or early 1900s. The town history says that by 1881 Amherst was a ‘sleepy backwater town’ whose population continued to shrink and ‘whose newspaper would soon depart to a ...

Thumbing the Files

71 years ago, 1948: Quick action by Ellsworth Austin of Brookline saved Perly Lord of Wilton from possible serious injury at the Hillsboro Mills. Austin shut the power off a carding machine into which Lord’s arm was being drawn, and he suffered lacerations and abrasions. Milford health ...

Don’t be cruel to animals

It seems to go without saying that if you do not want to take car of a dog, cat or any other pet, you should not get one. Someone should have informed 28-year-old Manchester resident Megan Ramos-Heredia of this concept. Last week, authorities charged her with cruelty to animals after she ...

It’s best for the children

Good for Amherst Library Director Amy LaPointe, who recently told selectmen that, based upon the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatricians, she had removed iPADs from the library’s children’s room. The Academy recommended zero screen time for children under 2, which would ...

Slow but sure

Those who remember when the Main Street Program came to Milford will recall that the organizers kept using the word incremental - meaning that changes to the tired Milford downtown would come slowly and build upon one another. One small good thing will bring another another small good thing, ...