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Plastic bag ban waits for law change

Cabinet News

MILFORD – The town recycling committee is waiting for the state Legislature to take action before proposing a ban on plastic grocery bags. The committee had planned to collect signatures for a petition warrant article, according to recycling committee member George Hoyt, but on the advice ...

Communications center on town warrant

Cabinet News

MILFORD – Voters in March will be asked to approve a $2.5 million bond for a Milford-only communication center. Monday night selectmen voted to put the bond on the town warrant, and there will be a public hearing Monday, Jan. 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the selectmen’s meeting room. The money ...

Future of fire department discussed

Cabinet News

LYNDEBOROUGH – At town meeting in March, residents will be asked to determine the direction the Fire Department should take in providing for town needs for the next 50 years. A committee spent two years studying the question, but they made no specific recommendation, just presented the pros ...

Bike-hike trail on Amherst warrant; public hearing is Jan. 14

Cabinet News

AMHERST – Town officials will ask residents to put away $67,500 to help fund a bicycle and pedestrian trail between Walnut Hill Road and Baboosic Lake Road Article 28 will be reviewed along with the town operating budget and several other spending articles at a public hearing Monday night, ...

Amherst Selectmen take issue with letter

Cabinet News

AMHERST – Selectmen Monday night took exception to a letter to the editor in a local newspaper by Selectman John D’Angelo. In a long letter in the January issue of the Amherst Citizen D’Angelo wrote about his efforts to create a road plan and to use surplus funds to bring taxes ...

Lyndeborough selectment discuss warrant

Cabinet News

LYNDEBOROUGH – The Highway Department’s 2007 John Deere backhoe is in need of repair, but whether the machine should be repaired, replaced with a new one, or replaced with a front-end loader, has not yet been decided. Road Agent Mark Chase met with the Board of Selectmen on Wednesday, ...

Historic commission OKs non-compliant fence

Cabinet News

AMHERST – After grappling for almost an hour with the issue of vinyl fencing installed in front of a vinyl-sided house, the town’s Historic District Commission voted to allow the fence to stay. At their Dec. 20 meeting, Lizabeth Auth told the commission she bought the house on Boston ...

Wilton butcher shop closed by health officials

Cabinet News

WILTON – After police investigations of complaints of spoiled meat and lost orders filed by several area residents, Health Officer Steven Desrosiers issued a cease-and-desist order to Phillip’s Wild Game Butcher Shop the day after Christmas. New Hampshire Fish and Game Department was also ...

Luminaria in Wilton

Cabinet News

On Sunday evening, more than 500 Luminaria, below, lined Wilton Main Street from the fire station to the Congregational Church. These are on the wall above the dam in Stoney Brook. Luminaria are traditionally candles set on sand in the bottom of a small paper bag, a popular custom in New ...

Solar farm on town warrant

Cabinet News

MILFORD – Voters will soon get to weigh in on plans for large solar farm planned for the Brox property. The proposal will be one item on the town warrant, which will be the subject of public hearing Monday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. The town Deliberative Session is planned for Saturday, Feb. ...

War memorial questioned by Milford selectmen

Cabinet News

MILFORD – Plans for war memorials near the east entrance to Keyes Park came in for some criticism last week. A Vietnam Memorial Committee has been working on a Vietnam memorial as well as one relating to the terror attacks of 9/11 and their aftermath, called a Freedom Memorial. At ...

Lyndeborough selectmen sign contract

Cabinet News

LYNDEBOROUGH – The Board of Selectmen on Wednesday, Dec. 19, signed a one-year contract with Milford Area Communications Center, (MACC) extending the current services and the original contract. MACC Base director, Jason Johnson, met with the board to discuss any changes and the future of the ...

N.H. bipartisan panel objects to Trump tweaks in Medicaid rules

Cabinet News

CONCORD (AP) – A bipartisan legislative committee on Thursday unanimously objected to Trump administration changes to New Hampshire’s proposed work requirements for Medicaid recipients, but the state health commissioner said the rules can be implemented without the panel’s approval. The ...

Winter Clothing Drive a Success

Cabinet News

The Milford Middle School Student Council and the PTO have completed their 17th annual winter clothing drive and thank the staff, family and friends for their help. The kids brought in more than 650 items, including 280 pairs of socks. All the clothing was given to SHARE Outreach.

Chamber Music Among Friends slated for Feb. 3

Cabinet News

The Amherst Town Library is pleased to continue the winter concert series with “The Craft Ensemble: Chamber Music Among Friends” from 4-5 p.m. on Feb. 3. The Craft Ensemble came together to play Schubert’s great C-major Cello Quintet in an Interpretations Masterclass with Ben Zander in ...

A Mont Vernon tradition

Cabinet News

Earle Rich serves as the honorary tree lighter at Mont Vernon’s annual tree lighting ceremony last weekend. Master of Ceremonies Rich Masters acknowledged Rich’s years of volunteer work, including as a STEM volunteer at the Village School and his ‘documenting everything Mont Vernon,’ as ...

Workshop explores energy efficiency

Bedford News

Energy efficiency was the subject of a free workshop attended by nearly two dozen locals and out-of-state residents who recently gathered in a roomy meeting space within the mezzanine of Hannaford supermarket in Bedford. The NHSaves Button Up Workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 28, was a presentation ...

Beaver Brook Appreciation Day

HB News

Members of Beaver Brook Association, a nonprofit nature center in Hollis comprised of around 2,200 acres, recently celebrated the work of its many volunteers with a luncheon and a festive session of wreath making. The event of Friday, Nov. 30, presented at the Lawrence Barn, in Hollis, ...

Merrimack youth leads campaign

Merrimack News

Max Mendez, a third-grade student at Reeds Ferry Elementary School, shared fistbumps and high fives, as he welcomed donors to the grand finale of Mighty Max’s Mega Toy Drive. The donations of toys were added to hundreds more sheltered in a donated storage unit placed alongside a neighbor’s ...