Cabinet News

Celebrating Labor Day

MILFORD – Families with children, couples, locals and even pets flocked to the streets of Milford on Monday to watch the Labor Day parade and honor a very special group of people: Vietnam veterans. “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans … 50 Years” was the theme of this year’s parade, and to ...

Bash the incandescent bulb and save money

Go to the store today and purchase a pack of LED bulbs and replace perfectly working incandescent bulbs in your home and start saving money in just three months. As a bonus, you’ll be doing your part to help the environment. Yes, that’s right, removing a perfectly good incandescent bulb and ...

Souhegan Speakers and Leadership Club helps develop skills

AMHERST – The thought of having to speak in public makes most people want to run for cover, and a poll once had public speaking ahead of death as the thing that frightens us the most. Yet, there are people who put themselves through this anxiety every week and get up early in the morning to ...

Discover Amherst Day & Community Supper set for Sept. 16th

The Discover Amherst Day and Community Supper is a fundraiser for the Historical Society of Amherst. There are many options for you to participate in this event throughout the day and have fun at the same time! Free Walking Tours: We will be leading three guided walking tours through the ...

At the Library

EDITOR’S NOTE: Library items are submitted by the libraries and are only lightly edited. AMHERST Amherst Town Library, 14 Main St. 673-2288, library@amherst.lib.nh.us, amherstlibrary.org. QUILT TRUNK SHOW The Amherst Town Library welcomes you to Quilt Designer Beth Helfter’s “Quilt Trunk ...

Longtime selectman, Ricciardi, is remembered

MILFORD – The origin of his nickname is obscure, but what is clear is that Rosario “Sarooch” Ricciardi loved the town of Milford. The longtime selectman and World War II veteran was born in 1919, in a house on the corner of Mill and Cottage streets. He died on Aug. 28 in a Milford ...

School staff contract OK’d

AMHERST – Information specialists, food workers other support staff in the elementary and middle schools have a new five-year contract. Along with restructured job titles and salary schedules, the collective bargaining agreement between the Amherst School Board and the 69-member Amherst ...

Rain brings E. coli levels up once again

The Souhegan Watershed Association conducts volunteer water quality tests on the Souhegan and Merrimack Rivers every two weeks during the summer. The luck of the draw means that many of the tests this summer have come during or after heavy rainstorms. That happened again for this week’s ...

A sense of community

LYNDEBOROUGH – In spite of Saturday’s gray skies and occasional chilly breeze, those attending the 11th annual Community Day in Lyndeborough Center could find a wide variety of things to do, from a history tour of the Center Cemetery, a silent auction and CPR classes to a magic show, a flag ...

Riverbend Youth Co. presents ‘High School Musical’

MILFORD – The iconic movie “High School Musical” is being brought to the stage by The Riverbend Youth Co. this weekend – Aug. 18, 19 and 20 – at Amato Theater at the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley. One of the biggest pop culture phenomena in recent memory, Disney ...

New program proposed

LYNDEBOROUGH – Students at the cooperative elementary school should know a lot more about the history of their towns and Wilton Heritage Commission Member Deborah Mortvedt is proposing a way to remedy that – get them acquainted with the Historical Societies in their towns. She approached ...

Milford student helps college win competition

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Zoe Menendez, of Milford, is a member of the Johnson & Wales University “Adteam,” which recently was announced as the winner of the 2017 National Student Advertising Competition hosted by the American Advertising Federation in New Orleans. This marks the best finish ...

Police Log

AMHERST Aug. 5 Police arrested Ashley Brown, 26, of Haverhill, Mass., on a charge of aggravated DWI. Brown was released on $2,500 PR bail, with an arraignment set for Aug. 17. Aug. 6 Police arrested Kurt Wilson, 30, of Nashua, on a charge of willful concealment. Wilson was released on $5,000 PR ...

Fast News

Help wanted MILFORD – The Milford welfare office is looking for two or three residents to volunteer on the social services warrant article committee. The committee will evaluate agencies working for the people of Milford and who have applied for funding. It will evaluate each proposal and ...

Military News

Airman 1st Class Willie J. Miles III U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Willie J. Miles III graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and ...

Selectmen eye SHS security

AMHERST – Selectmen have come out in support of police who want Souhegan High School to beef up its security, but they stopped short of endorsing internal cameras and locked doors. At a recent meeting, board members said they were cautious about overstepping their authority, but agreed they ...

Milford’s Hampshire Dome rises once again

MILFORD – Just like in the well-known baseball movie “Field of Dreams,” if you build it, they will come. The Hampshire Dome, which collapsed in March, is now being resurrected thanks to the efforts of not only the owners, but a slew of volunteers from around the Milford area who want to ...

Garwin Falls’ popularity brings traffic congestion

WILTON – The inclusion of privately owned Garwin Falls in both the New Hampshire and New England guides to waterfalls is causing major traffic and parking problems for local residents. About two dozen concerned citizens attended the selectmen’s meeting Monday to express those concerns and ...

There goes the sun!

AMHERST – “Here comes the sun – here goes the sun,” Ruslyn Vear sang gayly as she skipped into the Amherst Town Library’s main reading room Monday to introduce the evening’s speaker to a packed audience. Solar astronomer R.P. Hale from the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center was ...

Tiny house is a big project for teens in Wilton

LYNDEBOROUGH – Tiny houses are in the news as the latest thing – so Jason Elder, a student at High Mowing School in Wilton, decided to build one. “A classmate said, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool to turn one into a dorm room?’ “ Elder said recently. He later was joined in the project by ...