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Improvements add to popularity of Amherst beach

Cabinet News

AMHERST – Build it and they will come. Or make it better and they will come. Over the last few years, the Recreation Department has made significant improvements to the town beach on Baboosic Lake. In his quarterly department report to selectmen recently, Recreation Director Craig Fraley said ...

State threatens to fine, disband Mustangs over annual reports

Cabinet News

MILFORD – The president of the Milford Mustangs says he hopes to get the organization’s paperwork problems solved soon so the club can start registering children for the fall season. The football and cheerleading club stopped taking new registrations because the New Hampshire Attorney ...

Food Truck Festival to be held in Amherst

Cabinet News

AMHERST – Food trucks are a phenomenon in cities around the country, with a huge variety of gourmet and ethnic dishes offered at these mobile restaurants. But they’ve been slow to reach this area. Amherst has the Grazing Gourmet on Route 101A, and there are a couple of trucks in Nashua, ...

Milford High Class of 2017 learned many life lessons

Cabinet News

MILFORD – The Milford High School Class of 2017 learned vital life lessons the hard way – through the pain of loss. When they were in third grade, classmate Jaiden Tlapa died in an accident, and then this spring, beloved senior Kolby Kelley died of a sudden illness. Speakers during ...

Fire destroys 150-year-old Lyndeborough home

Cabinet News

LYNDEBOROUGH – Flames gutted a 150-year-old home on Forest Road near the center of town on Sunday morning, June 18, forcing its occupants to flee with their pets but resulting in no injuries. The owner, former Lyndeborough Selectman Lorraine Strube, said at the scene that the fire started in ...

Variances requested for new plan for Wilton church

Cabinet News

WILTON – If all goes as planned, the former Sacred Heart Church on Maple Street will become five apartments, an adult educational center and a store/gallery. On Tuesday, June 13, John Sprague and Christina Rubio-Sprague, of Willreign Properties, presented a plan for the two buildings on the ...

Committee considering future image of Wilton

Cabinet News

WILTON – The Economic Development Committee has been trying to find solutions for the last year to several problems confronting the town. The group has been addressing several questions: • What image does the town want to project? • What groups of people does it want to ...

E. coli levels generally good on local rivers

Cabinet News

Water quality testing on the Souhegan and Merrimack rivers began last week for the 21st year by volunteers with the Souhegan Watershed Association and Lower Merrimack River Local Advisory Committee. Thirty volunteers will monitor their sites every two weeks during summer. Watson Park in ...

Merrimack Historical Society to sell Civil War-related items

Cabinet News

MERRIMACK – On any weekend this summer, there is probably an American Civil War reenactment going on somewhere in the U.S., and even in Canada. Volunteers for the Merrimack Historical Society hope some of those reenactors will be interested in what they have for sale. Last year, Steve Closs, ...

Presentation highlights architecture

Cabinet News

WILTON – Queen Victoria ruled the British Empire from 1837-1901, a period now referred to as the Victorian Era, although that term is used loosely and includes the periods before and after her reign. The style of house with steep gables and towers, turrets, balconies, porches and detailed ...

Committee considering future image of Wilton

Cabinet News

WILTON – The Economic Development Committee has been trying to find solutions for the last year to several problems confronting the town. The group has been addressing several questions: • What image does the town want to project? • What groups of people does it want to ...

Milford hikes substitute pay

Cabinet News

The pay for substitute teachers will go up by $10 a day, to $75, the School Board decided Monday, June 19. The pay hike, the first in decades, also includes an increase of $20 a day for long-term substitutes. Beginning on the 51st day a person works as a substitute, the rate will be increased ...

Wilton to celebrate the season with annual Summerfest

Cabinet News

WILTON – This year’s Summerfest, the annual celebration of Wilton, will be held Saturday, June 24, beginning at 8 a.m. with a pancake breakfast in Main Street Park. Main Street will become a street fair with vendors of all kinds, plenty of food and a variety of live music offerings – ...

Souhegan High School honor roll

Cabinet News

AMHERST – Souhegan High School announced its honor roll for the third trimester of the 2016-17 school year. HIGHEST HONORS GRADE 9: Adams, Rebekah C.; Alton, Evmorfia B.; Behn, Savannah L.; Carlson, Camryn E.; Clement, Madeleine M.; Dancoes, Ryan T.; D’Augustine, Anthony R.; Dodge, Mary S.; ...

Police say Souhegan High School needs improved security

Cabinet News

AMHERST – The town’s two school resource officers told the Souhegan School Board it should upgrade the high school’s security by closing the campus and installing many more cameras. Officers Michael Knox and John Smith gave school officials a PowerPoint presentation recently and said ...

WLC grads told: ‘Only failure is not trying,’

Cabinet News

WILTON – As Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative’s seniors were about to move on to the next step in their lives, Superintendent Bryan Lane said he wanted them to act appropriately: “Go out and act like 1-year-olds.” One-year-olds don’t know what failure means, he said. They just know what ...

Lack of substitutes vexes Milford School Board

Cabinet News

MILFORD – The school board is asking administrators to look into ways to attract more substitute teachers, saying too many classes have no substitute when teachers are absent. And when the board members looked over the data on substitute teachers at a recent meeting, they noticed what seems ...

Vietnam memorial plans called ‘overdone,”

Cabinet News

MILFORD – Plans for a Vietnam War memorial on the Fletcher Superfund site should be vetted by a committee and have a public airing. That was the consensus of town officials last week after Jerry Guthrie, a retired landscape architect and Vietnam veteran, showed his drawings of a 40-foot-long ...

WLC seniors visit elementary school

Cabinet News

WILTON – The first met the last, and it was a grand parade. For the second year in what is to become a tradition, Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative seniors – wearing their caps and gowns – were escorted to Florence Rideout Elementary School by a fire truck and police cars on Thursday, ...

Work on Wilton Town Hall proceeding

Cabinet News

WILTON – The north end of Town Hall has been stripped down to the brick and granite walls to allow for adding insulation and new wiring and heating systems. The big north end windows are again open, and ornamental brickwork is on view. There are several openings in the floor to allow viewing ...