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Opinion

Lease of land is a viable option

Cabinet Editorials

The Amherst Board of Selectmen is reluctantly going to talk with Brad Knight about leasing his land on Stearns Road so the town can use it for fields on which kids can play soccer and lacrosse. We say “reluctantly” because, as the board clearly stated, reliance on private ...

Milford swimming pools have history of summer fun

Cabinet Editorials

EDITOR’S NOTE: Because many of our bound volumes containing old copies of The Cabinet either are missing or in such bad shape as to be unusable, we sometimes have to change how we deliver the old news to you. Recently, we were doing 1914, but the July to December book is unavailable ...

Drink soda? Get health insurance

Cabinet Editorials

Courts have now determined that New York City’s ban upon certain sized sugary drinks, particularly soda, shall not stand, thus enabling stores and restaurants to sell such drinks in any size they wish. Well, OK, apparently feeding the sugar addiction of the American public is a ...

Praise for school is heartening

Cabinet Editorials

We hear so many stories about bad education, poor teachers, the failures of our school system that it is heartening to hear from Ryan Sheehan who, in last week’s Cabinet, praised Milford’s alternative high school, the Sage School. Sage, said Sheehan, now 23, ...

Thank you for care during hospital stay

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: I’ve been in hospitals visiting friends and relatives, but not as a patient in the last 30 years. Lucky me. But last month, I was admitted for five days. I have to say from the time we entered and were greeted to the person who wheeled me out when I was discharged, I ...

Keep Milford teacher contract on negotiating table

Cabinet Editorials

We live in a state where the vast majority of local government decisions are made by town and school district meeting voters, but that doesn’t mean all decisions should be made that way. And that is why we agree with the Milford School District Advisory Budget Committee, which ...

Whining doesn’t help winning

Cabinet Editorials

Let the whining begin. In Mississippi, it has already begun thanks to state Sen. Christ McDaniel complaining about his loss in the Republican U.S. Senate primary to incumbent Thad Cochran. McDaniel is whining because he is convinced that folks who are not registered or die-hard Republicans ...

Citizen honored by town of Amherst

Cabinet Editorials

Editor’s note: Because many of our old bound volumes of The Cabinet are either missing or in such bad shape as to be unusable, we sometimes have to change how we deliver the old news to you. Recently, we were doing 1914, but the July to December book is unavailable for that year. So, ...

Please don’t remove cat’s head gear

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: We live in Wilton Center, as do our two cats. One of our cats, Jimmy, wears a plastic cone and thick cloth “cloak” and harness for his protection. Without it, he rips gaping holes in the skin on his head, neck and shoulder area. This may not be an ideal ...

Thank you from Hollis Strawberry Festival

HB Letters

Thank you from Hollis Strawberry Festival To the Editor: The Hollis Town Band and the Hollis Woman’s Club’s 68th Hollis Strawberry Festival on Sunday, June 22, experienced a record crowd thanks to all the wonderful press we received in the local newspapers. For the first ...

Who are the mystery members of DeMolay?

Cabinet Editorials

100 years ago, 1914 Three girls from Milford won cash prizes in the Lowell Commercial College’s essay contest on the Panama Canal. Bernice Fitch won the $10 first prize, Edna Sargent the $3 third prize, and Blanche Wright one of five $1 prizes. In national news, Emerson Dietrich, ...

Tired of GOP’s bait and switch tactics

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: An interesting op-ed piece in the (June 13) New York Times by Paul Krugman attempts to explain the primary loss by Eric Cantor to a tea party candidate. Krugman’s thesis is that Republicans are finally waking up to the bait and switch tactics that Republicans have ...

Souhegan High School Project Graduation 2014 thanks you

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: On June 13, approximately 160 graduates from Souhegan High School attended the 2014 Project Graduation celebration at the Hampshire Dome. Project Graduation is an all-night, organized, substance-free, adult-supervised, post-graduation party. Thanks to all of our corporate ...

Float full of flowers in Milford parade

Cabinet Editorials

100 years ago, 1914 Milford High School won the state debating title, defeating Lebanon. Ovid J. Boutin, of Border Street, Milford, was fined $6.62 on a charge of assault with a gun after shooting a cat owned by Richard Elliott. Boutin said that cats were raiding his henneries and causing ...

Toast to our Troops in Amherst

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: Please join us, the Blue Star Mothers of New Hampshire, on Sunday, July 6, for our first annual “Toast to our Troops” at the beautiful LaBelle Winery, 345 Route 101, Amherst. This will be a fun filled afternoon of wine tasting with food pairings, raffles ...

Sentate passes student loan refinancing

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: I heard this last night (June 11). I am sure it comes as very good news. And it’s about time! After all, why should everyone else be able to refinance their loans (home mortgages, for example) down to prevailing low rates while most federal student loans are fixed ...

Is Bedford Failing?

Bedford Letters

To The Editor, This past year, our 6th grade Girl Scout troop has been exploring issues related to making our environment a better place. We recently visited the Bedford Dump to understand more about Bedford’s trash and recycling programs and we were surprised with what we found ...

Let the Army decide Bergahl’s fate

Cabinet Editorials

The case of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, recently released through the actions of President Obama after five years as a captive of the Taliban, is something of a mystery because we don’t know exactly how and why he became a captive. There is some information indicating that he walked away ...