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WILTON – The proposed town operating budget is up about 4.3 percent, and a variety of capital projects bring the total to about 10.7 percent. Since the selectmen haven’t yet made decisions concerning the use of town surplus, they didn’t offer how it would affect …

Thursday, February 23, 2017 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
MILFORD – Police would like to forbid target shooting at the Brox property, near Heron Pond Elementary School, but selectmen aren’t ready to decide. Police Chief Michael Viola and Capt. …
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
WILTON – Creating a pedestrian walk along the Souhegan River behind the Main Street stores has been proposed many times over the years, from the Main Street Association to a …
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
MONT VERNON – Voters at the Feb. 8 School Deliberative Session quickly put all articles on the warrant for the March 14 election, including a $4.6 million operating budget. The …
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
AMHERST – Real progress in keeping school costs down will be made over the long term through contract negotiations. That was the message from school officials during the Amherst School …
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
WILTON – Town Meeting may be a long one this year, considering various concerns raised at the public budget hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 15. The traditional Town Meeting on Thursday, …
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
MILFORD – When plow drivers tackle snow-filled streets after a storm, snow and ice aren’t the only challenges. A big problem is parked cars that get in the way of …
Thursday, February 23, 2017
HOLLIS – Bats are among the unloved members of the animal kingdom. Most people find these flying mammals downright ugly, and some of their species are indeed blood eaters, which …
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
MILFORD – The fire alarm was a welcome sound when Dick Tortorelli was a senior at Milford High School long ago. He and five other boys were part of the …
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
WILTON – The U.S. Constitution is considered the most important document ever written, and an increased civic knowledge is indispensable for an informed citizenry. To that end, the Wilton Community …
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
WILTON – The proposed Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School District operating budget totals $12.5 million, and not counting the $250,000 bond payment that is Wilton’s responsibility, the budget is $46,858 less than …
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
AMHERST – Residents at the annual town Deliberative Session on Wednesday, Feb. 8, voted to spend more money on road maintenance, amending the town’s operating budget to add $200,000 for …
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
MILFORD – After World War II, local veterans bought an old barn on Mont Vernon Street and turned it into a place to meet and socialize. There were 91 charter …
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
AMHERST – The Amherst School District is continuing to test for lead in school water after contamination was found in taps and faucets last summer. In August, water from some …
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
MILFORD – Voters at the School Deliberative Session on Saturday, Feb. 11, easily pushed back an attempt to reduce a $3 million bond for school building repairs and improvements. Last …
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
LYNDEBOROUGH – If projected revenues are as expected, the town portion of the proposed operating budget will stay the same or decrease slightly. An increase in revenues of more than …
Thursday, February 16, 2017
LYNDEBOROUGH – Town Meeting should be quiet and short this year, because all but two of the nine special articles concern contributions to various capital reserve funds. The Budget Committee …
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
Editor’s note: This was written by Julia Tilton, of of Amherst, a freshman at The Derryfield School in Manchester. Surrounded by swirling pink crowds chanting “this is what democracy looks …
Thursday, February 16, 2017
OK, here’s the thing: Unlike my friend Walt who, until very recently was a die-hard Patriots fan, I rooted for the Pats in the Super Bowl and was thrilled when …
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Small-town fire departments were frequently created after a disastrous fire proved one was needed. Wilton was no exception. Most of the Main Street business section burned in December 1874. The …
Thursday, February 9, 2017 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent  </
MILFORD – Lively groups of fourth-graders at Heron Pond Elementary School enjoyed two STEM presentations on Wednesday, Feb. 1. The event gave them the chance to learn about opportunities for …
Thursday, February 9, 2017 | By LORETTA JACKSON Correspondent
WILTON – The most important words in the United States Constitution are the first three: “We the People.” “We, the people, need to know the Constitution,” John Greabe said on …
Thursday, February 9, 2017 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
AMHERST – Why is the United States never in the top 10 in worldwide surveys of happiness? Can money buy happiness? And what is happiness? Maria Sanders, who teaches philosophy …
Thursday, February 9, 2017 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
MILFORD – Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., the town’s largest private employer, is planning to build onto its Elm Street plant, an expansion that will require 30 or 40 new employees. The …
Thursday, February 9, 2017 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
MILFORD – Many years ago, Francis Gros Louis walked into the office of The Cabinet on School Street and asked to speak to the editor. The Wilton selectman wanted to …
Thursday, February 9, 2017 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
Years ago, Nat Hentoff wrote “Free Speech for Thee, But Not for Me,” and what he meant, of course, was that from YOUR point of view, you could say whatever …
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Is there anyone in the Souhegan Valley over a certain age who didn’t know Bill Rotch, or in so very many cases, hasn’t worked for Bill Rotch? If you were …
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles that will be released monthly throughout 2017 as part of the celebration of the New HampshireState Library’s 300th anniversary. …
Thursday, February 9, 2017
WILTON – A break in a water main on Wednesday, Feb. 1, left the downtown area without water. The break was discovered about 3 p.m. near the post office. The …
Thursday, February 9, 2017
MILFORD – There seems to be no shortage of candidates for town and school offices. In Milford, environmental activist Suzanne Fournier is running for one of the two open seats …
Thursday, February 9, 2017 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
MILFORD – Last April, Kinder Morgan announced it would suspend plans for a gas pipeline that would have gone through 17 southern New Hampshire towns, and residents and town officials …
Thursday, February 9, 2017 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
AMHERST – Those who believe Souhegan High School’s cost per pupil is too high and those who are worried that budget cutting has gone to far clashed at the Souhegan …
Thursday, February 9, 2017 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
MILFORD – Fewer than 70 residents reviewed the town budget and 30 other warrant articles during a six-hour Deliberative Session on Saturday, when more than $19 million worth of spending …
Thursday, February 9, 2017 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
Boys Basketball Milford 57, Manchester West 53 Shane Winnett recorded a double-double (21 points, 10 rebounds) as the Spartans remained undefeated in Division II on Friday night. Ryan Banuskevich added …
Thursday, February 2, 2017
HOLLIS – Some believe the Hollis Brookline girls basketball team has the look of a Final Four contender. Souhegan coach Mike Heaney can be counted among them. The Cavaliers built …
Thursday, February 2, 2017 | By JASON ORFAO Staff Writer
Senior captain Lily Sullivan and sophomore Nate Sodders led the Souhegan Nordic Ski Team in the first classic-style cross-country ski race of the season. Both varsity girls and boys teams …
Thursday, February 2, 2017
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