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Cabinet Editorials

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 A few years after the 18th amendment was repealed in 1933, New Hampshire set up a commission for selling beverages of over 6 percent alcohol content and opened a state ...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 ...

Thumbing the Files

71 years ago, 1948 Farmers in Hollis and surrounding towns were contracted to grow 150 acres of pickling cucumbers for the R&S Pickle Works, Inc., of Boston. Herbert Blais of Milford was named president of Mask and Daggger, the University of New Hampshire’s dramatic society, where the ...

Talk was informative

I am fascinated by hummingbirds, but until last week, I knew very little about them. Now, thanks to a talk at the Milford Garden Club, I know quite a bit more. I even learned all the dopey things I was doing and have seen the error of my ways. Correction is just around the corner, or, I ...

Fundraising event is vital to community

If you missed the Empty Bowls fundraising event for the Share Outreach Food Pantry, you missed a chance for some really great food and, of course, the opportunity to help an organization that is there to help people in need. The symbol of the Empty Bowls event is a large number of empty ...

People unhappy with school budget

Well, here we go again, a school board forced to look at paring its budget because voters aren’t happy. In this case, at least, the Souhegan Cooperative School Board budget actually passed in the March vote, but it was a narrow victory and it was won only because Mont Vernon brought in ...

Thumbing the Files for April 11

71 years ago, 1948: The Milford Lions Club was discussing a swimming pool for Railroad Pond. Lion Andrew C. Elliott indicated that funds could be made available for the project and that water could be taken from the pond, chlorinated, and used in the pool. Nearly 18 tons of paper were ...

Legislative Update

There were 12 bills voted on Thursday, April 4, 2019. Only those bills that were tabled, had a division or a roll call vote are listed. HB 564 – relative to possession of firearms in safe school zones. This bill prohibits carrying a firearm in a safe school zone. The amendment changes the ...

Oh, it’s baseball season

Baseball is sporting America’s way of saying, “Don’t you have something better to do?” Yes, I do. Anything is better than baseball. Boring, boring, boring and, as Phil Mushnick of the New York Post constantly points out, a game of many more strikeouts than hits, a game in which no ...

Losing teams is sad

We were sad to read in our sister paper, The Telegraph, the news that Milford High School’s boys tennis team canceled its season because it couldn’t field enough players. As Tom King reported, this is the second straight year that the Spartans had difficulty getting enough kids onto the ...

Milford should be proud

Kudos to the board that handled the Milford School Board election recount. They did what was clearly a commendable job, one noted gracefully by Len Mannino, who had requested the recount after he and fellow board incumbent Bob Willette had been bested in March’s election by write-in candidate ...