Opinion

Pence gets a surprise

Cabinet Editorials

Favorite story of the week: Ireland’s leader, Leo Varadkar, had breakfast with U.S. Vice President Mike (LGBTQ people shouldn’t have rights) Pence and Varadkar brought with him (drum roll) his boyfriend. Uh oh. Mike Pence and Mrs. Mike Pence don’t seem all that comfortable with gay ...

Thumbing the Files

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1948 About 105 inches of snow had fallen in Milford so far, the most on Dec. 23 when 15 inches fell, followed by 12 inches on Dec. 26. Our Milford High School correspondent, Nancy Fitch, wrote that “stringent warnings” were being issued concerning “snowballing.” The ...

Bags, buses and helping the village to feed itself

Cabinet Editorials

Occasionally, somebody says something to me that is humbling, in that it seems like something I should have known but did not. When this happens, if often gets my mind spinning on what can be done to possibly effect change. I want to share with you a story about just such an incident that ...

Wilton EOP or OMG?

Cabinet Letters

The awkward behavior of the Wilton Select Board was again on display in The Cabinet’s coverage of the March 11 meeting. One of the evening’s topics was the emergency operations plan (EOP). This appears to be a rather unconventional document as noted in one section stating, “…Generally, ...

Preserve the N.H. advantage

Cabinet Letters

New Hampshire Democrats, led by State Sen. Dan Feltes, are putting our state on the pathway to an income tax. They are pursuing an income tax by tucking it inside proposed paid family medical leave legislation, called Senate Bill 1. Put simply, their plan is an 0.5 percent income ...

Budget balances needs

Cabinet Letters

Gov. Chris Sununu’s budget balances the need to solve existing problems and to responsibly manage taxpayer dollars. The most notable aspect of his budget is the overarching theme that one-time monies should only be used to pay for one-time expenses. Surplus funds are often seen as a green ...

HB 415 would only allow ballot voting

Bedford Letters

We hear constant complaints that by enforcing clean election laws, we are “suppressing the vote”. But now Democrats, those crafty devils, have sponsored HB 415, a bill which would completely take away the right of the townspeople to vote on SB2 by ballot, which means if SB2 is defeated, ...

Why Does Socialism Invariably Fail?

Bedford Letters

The functional results of socialism are consistent with its antithetical morality discussed in a prior letter. The free market is the only possible way of determining commodities’ true economic values and the economical allocation of scarce resources; i.e., an agreeable monetary price based ...

I would support the President

Bedford Letters

72000 deaths in 2018 from opioid overdose is a national emergency. 700,400 people, the projected number of people that will die of an opioid overdose from 2016 to 2025, is a national emergency. 39770 people dying from firearm injuries in 2016 is a national emergency. 5,790 children being ...

We’re all in this together

Cabinet Editorials

This question has probably been around since the advent of overhead power lines and perhaps especially since the great ice storm of 2008, but it comes up again because Eversource, our regional power company, has asked the Amherst Planning Board to host a public hearing on its plan to remove ...

Name, town and phone number, please

Cabinet Editorials

We received a letter from someone who signed it with something that was obviously not a real name and as per our rules at The Cabinet, did not run it. The letter does not reach our criterion for running letters without a name and town. In the long history of The Cabinet, we have run a few ...

Thumbing the Files for March 14

Cabinet Editorials

71 years ago, 1948: The U.S. House of Representatives passed a Commerce Department appropriations bill that included $10,425 for an airport in Milford. The bill then had to go to the U.S. Senate. The Latchis Theatre in Milford was showing “Cass Timberlane” with Spencer Tracy, Lana Turner, ...

Navigating High Water

Cabinet Editorials

Patty Rotch took this photo of a horseback rider and dog making their way through high water in March 1977, along Boston Post Road in Amherst.

Refusing to decline cookies

Cabinet Editorials

As soon as I read this, I emailed my friend Wendy to see if she and her daughters had any Girl Scout cookies left. I don’t eat cookies, but I want to buy some because of this nitwit’s attack on the Scouts: “Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) fired back at a conservative writer who ...

An exciting year to come

Cabinet Letters

Many thanks to The Cabinet for publishing our recent news update about 2019 events at the Milford Historical Society’s Carey House. We have great new leadership and an able assembly of enthusiastic volunteers. It’s already a promising year, our 40th anniversary year in Carey House, with so ...

Fisher announces candidacy

Cabinet Letters

My fellow Americans, My name is Chris Fisher, and I intend to run for Congress in 2020. I am not a Republican. I am not a Democrat. Even if a political party chose to nominate me, I would reject the nomination. I am an American, and that is how I intend to run. I do not claim to represent a ...

Laura Taylor right for job

Cabinet Letters

Please join me in voting for Laura Taylor as a Souhegan Cooperative High School Board Member. I have had the pleasure of knowing Laura for many years while being a long time resident of Amherst. She is a respectful, loyal, unbiased person who takes pride in being well informed of school ...

Not so strong

Cabinet Letters

Just a quick correction to your piece about legal marijuana. You stated that today’s pot is much stronger than before, and you quoted THC in the 90 percent range. This is not true, most marijuana is in the low teens to mid 20 percent range not 90 percent.

More transparency

Cabinet Letters

We are lucky to live in a town where we are able to voice our opinion, and more importantly, vote on important issues in our town. I encourage all of you to vote on March 12. If you are a Milford resident, and are not registered to vote, I encourage you to register. It’s a privilege too many ...

Taking a stand against e-cigarettes

Cabinet Editorials

Kudos to Brian Bagley, principal of the Wilton-Lyndeborough Middle-High School, for taking a strong stand against the use of electronic cigarettes, suggesting the installation of a system that would detect their use in the school’s bathrooms. It is a big problem, he said, with as many as 40 ...