Cabinet Editorials

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, ...

Route 110 bypass a hotspot of horror stories

Many of our readers undoubtedly have their own horror stories about driving on the Route 101 bypass between the Bedford-Amherst line and the traffic light near Market Basket in Milford. Those who don’t have undoubtedly read stories about accidents, some minor, some horrific. Over the years ...

Thumbing the Files

71 years ago, 1948: Lyndeborough school district voters decided to build a modern style schoolhouse. The new building was to be a two-room school with central heating and was to cost $30,000, a sum approved by School District Meeting. It was to be located on the main road between John ...

Souhegan Valley: A great place for a day trip

Find out why people have fallen in love with this unique part of New Hampshire for centuries. In the Souhegan Valley, you will find picturesque towns and villages, breathtaking landscapes, and the quintessential New England feel that can still be found here. Close to New Hampshire’s two ...

He is going to regret it

Ten years from now I might regret saying this but here goes anyway: Dave Gettleman is an idiot. The general manager of the New York Giants (who play in New Jersey but, hey, it’s New Jersey) drafted quarterback Daniel Jones of Duke instead of quarterback Dwayne Haskins of Ohio State, and he ...

Co-op idea could save local tennis

In last week’s Cabinet, Tom King wrote about an idea that could save high school tennis in two of our local schools. Recently, Milford shut down its boys tennis team because not enough kids were interested. Last year, Wilton-Lyndeborough shut down its boys team for the same reason. But ...

West Side of the Oval

This is another Bernice Perry photo of the Milford Oval, the west side, where the state liquor store was originally located. A few years after the 18th amendment was repealed in 1933, New Hampshire set up a commission for selling beverages of over 6 percent alcohol content and opened a state ...

Thumbing the Files

71 years ago, 1948: The home ecdonomics class at Wilton High School submitted an article explaining the importance of the course, saying it was to educate for personal and family living and to help people achieve better health through good nutrition, and better appearance through careful ...

Legislative Update

Last Thursday, April 11, was the last day for the House of Representatives to act on House Budget bills. We voted on three bills, HB 25-A, HB 1-A and HB 2-FN-A-Local. Throughout the last several weeks I’ve listed all the major bills and the results of the vote on each bill. I did not take a ...

How to make a real impact in the community

Every three years for the past several decades, United Way of Greater Nashua has embarked on its most central and core mission of assessing the needs of the community and then investing in programs proven to address those needs. Unlike other organizations which make grants, it is in the DNA of ...

Taxing thoughts

It turns out that Winston Churchill was in favor of a progressive income tax with a total exemption for the poor and a higher rate for unearned income, according to the biography, “Churchill: Walking with Destiny,” by Andrew Roberts. Wow, so am I. Bet I could rally Britain after Dunkirk, ...

Fatal flaw

Another fatal accident on Route 101 in the area between Bedford and Milford? This one was in Amherst. So, state of New Hampshire, what’s the plan? From what we can tell, there is no plan. Several years ago, after another fatal, then-Milford Police Chief Fred Douglas called for jersey ...