Cabinet Editorials

Thumbing the Files for Dec. 27

71 years ago, 1947 Amherst published a 112-page book called “Amherst in the World Wars” to pay tribute to local veterans. Milford police officer Fred Ayers left for Canada to spend the holidays with his wife’s sister, Mrs. F. Christian, in Montreal. He joined his wife, who had gone to ...

It’s got to be bad

Friends, I know I cannot speak for you most times but I have a feeling that this time I can when I say this in response to this New York Time’s headline: “President Vladimir Putin of Russia praised President Trump’s plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, calling it ‘the right ...

‘Where’s Wanda’

You have just until Friday night to enter Wilton’s “Where’s Wanda?” contest, part of the town’s efforts to launch its new website at www.wiltonnh.gov. The contest looks like fun, but what we find most interesting is the biography of Wanda’s creator, Grace Kller, a 13-year-old ...

Christmas Trees

For so many people, this really is, as the song says, the most wonderful time of the year and among those people, we can count everyone who has attended recent visits from Santa or the lighting of official community Christmas trees. Or holiday tree or just town tree as some ...

Seasons Readings: Some novel ideas to pass the time

Friends, I know that you have lots and lots of time during the holidays with absolutely nothing to do, and that you are in desperate need of something interesting or fun to read. Fortunately, you have me to help you. After all, what are friends for? I don’t know, either. I recommend to ...

Looking at the past

With the new year almost upon us, we think about the past, in this case December of 1988. In an editorial, William B. Rotch said this: “A freshman legislator interviewed on WEVO recently repeated two pledges she had made to the people who elected her. One pledge was to do everything in her ...

Thumbing the Files For Nov. 29

71 years ago, 1947 The Rev. John P. Fitzsimmons, former supervisory chaplain with the Flying Tigers of the 14th U.S. Air Force in China, was to be the speaker at a supper meeting of the Churchmen’s League of the Milford Congregational Church. Wilton’s Middle Street Mart was offering ...

A date with history

I thought about this on Thanksgiving day, because it fell on Nov. 22: 1. It was the 55th anniversary of the day John Kennedy was assassinated. 2. It was the birthday of Anna who is the daughter of my friends Wendy and Dean and the sister of Joely. 3. It was the 50th anniversary of the ...

Bronze Reading Children

For those who wonder about the history behind the bronze reading children on the Milford common: About 25 years ago, Milford Elementary School teacher Sandy Murphy, above, and her students raised the money, and artist Sylvia Nicolas of Mont Vernon created the statue.

How to spot fake news

It is the time of year when we at least try to have a greater perspective on our world and what we have to be thankful for. But it can be hard in our world today, with the the clear evidence of hatred for certain groups – minorities, of course – and our continued inability to treat all ...

Thumbing the Files for Nov. 22

71 years ago, 1947 Three Milford juveniles were apprehended in connection with a series of break-ins at the Milford Army and Navy store. One was placed in the temporary custody of the Industrial School pending the recommendation of the probation department. Milford was one of five ...

Fiscal agency: Being smarter with our community’s resources

Please raise your hand if you think we need more nonprofits in Greater Nashua? You might be surprised to learn that a simple search on GuideStar shows that there are over 400 registered nonprofits in our community. Some of these are very large with budgets in the tens of millions of dollars, ...

Thoughts worth sharing

I just get this bug sometimes where I have so many things I want to share. Here are some quotes I like: “A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants.” Chuckles the Clown, The Mary Tyler Moore Show “If parenting consists of shattering a child’s illusions, it ...

You do have a voice

We are certainly pleased with ourselves, we the voters of the United States of America, where we turned out “in force” for last week’s midterm elections. In force. Indeed. If by “in force” we mean more than in the midterms of four years ago, well, then one could accept that as ...

Some random thoughts

• My favorite day-after-the-election headline comes to us from the CNN web site: “GOP congressman, who lamented not being able to call women ‘sluts,’ loses to a woman” Ah, sometimes irony is just too cool for words. It was Rep. Jason Lewis of Minnesota who, after dorko Rush ...

Thumbing the Files for Nov. 15

71 years ago, 1947 A religious census was to be conducted by members of the Baptist, Congregational, Episcopal, Methodist, and Unitarian churches in Milford with 100 canvassers going door-to-door asking people their church membership or preference, among other questions about family. The ...

Maj. Robert Phillips

Milford physician Maj. Robert Phillips served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II. An Army Reserve officer with four children, he had been called to active duty after the attack on Pearl Harbor and was on Bataan Island when the Japanese engulfed it. He was prompted from captain ...

Time to fund library is now

It will be interesting to see what architects come up with as they plan an expansion to Wadleigh Memorial Library in Milford. The library’s trustees are beginning to search for an architect to develop one, and we hope the plan will find eventual support. In 2015 and again in 2016, a $5.6 ...

Recalling baseball’s glory days

Well, the Dodgers did it to me again. I’d say I hate the Dodgers, but given the tone set by the White House, hate is far too strong a word to use about baseball, or about anything. But certainly I am infuriated with the Dodgers, as I was in 1977 and 1978, when those noodniks couldn’t ...

Thumbing the Files for Nov. 8

71 years ago, 1947 Raymond F. Regan returned to Milford from six days hunting at Indian Stream near the Canadian border, during which time he failed to even see a buck. But on North River Road shortly after returning, he killed a 6-point buck when it smashed into his Buick, crushing the grill ...