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Cabinet Editorials

‘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, ...

Teams need support for trip

They’re going to Kansas City, Kansas City here they come. With apologies to the late great Wilbert Harrison, we bring you this reminder that two Milford Destination Imagination teams are trying to raise the funds they need to go to the global finals in Kansas City, Missouri at the end of this ...

What to make of Joe Biden?

After looking at the latest national polls, one would assume the 2020 Democratic presidential race is a runaway for former Vice President Joe Biden. A polling average earlier this week tabulated by Chicago-based Real Clear Politics showed Biden with anywhere from 23-point to a 27-point lead ...

Thumbing the Files

71 years ago, 1948: Writing in his column, The Sportsman, George S. Proctor of Wilton said he had seen a map from the state Highway Department and Wilton was not on it. He said Route 101 jumped from Milford to Peterborough “and all small towns were lost. The map (was) to show where they ...

2020 Dems at a glance

OK Democrats, listen up: You want Joe Biden as your presidential candidate? That’s cool. He’s a safe bet, although stealing part of a speech from Neil Kinnock, a rather minor member of the British Parliament many years ago, is nutty when you could have stolen from Winston Churchill, for ...

‘Why not’

The recent search of Milford High School by five drug-sniffing dogs apparently turned up no drugs. At first blush, that’s a good thing. But finding no drugs doesn’t mean that teenagers aren’t using drugs. It just means that, this time, no drugs were found. Indeed, a memo sent to ...

Talking Politics?

In September of 1979, Don Campbell, a photographer with the Gannett News Service, visited Milford for a story on politics and took this photo in Louie’s Variety Store. From left, Archie Rudolfo, Louie Aveni, Aido Richelli, Joe Shaughnessy and Joe Krush.

Thumbing the Files

71 years ago, 1948: A beginning epidemic of measles among pre-school and first and second grade children was reported in Wilton. All children known to have been exposed were advised to be inoculated as soon as possible. Mrs. George Handyside of Selsey, England, addressed the Women’s ...

Milford citizens to benefit from House state budget

With the recent passage of the House budget bill by the NH House with a vote of 225-159, the state’s budget for the next biennium is a step closer to being finalized. As one of your Milford State Representatives, I’m pleased to report that we’ve drafted a budget that focuses on you, the ...

The rich get richer

Oh, man, are we getting ripped off, although it probably won’t affect us because we’re gonna die before it happens, but our kids could get raked because of how people who make more money than you or I are getting away with monetary murder vis a vis the Social Security tax. Dig: This year, ...