Cabinet News

Milford Labor Day parade is Monday

MILFORD – Milford’s 70th Labor Day parade will step off at 1 p.m. on Monday at Milford High School, with bands, floats and marchers going down Elm Street to the reviewing stand on the Oval and ending at the Boys & Girls Club, where there will be refreshments. Polly Cote will be grand ...

Back to School

Kindergarten children were treated with warm welcomes Monday as they tried out school buses, got their first library cards and had ice cream sundaes during a back-to-school social at Jacques Memorial School. The first day of school was Wednesday in Milford, when the district’s first full-day ...

Planners look at elderly housing

AMHERST – The developer who wants to build a large elderly complex on Route 122 should offer housing that people would be excited to live in, planning board members told the engineer who brought preliminary plans to them recently. Ashwood Development Company wants to take advantage of a ...

Officials propose removal of 15 street lights

LYNDEBOROUGH – Under a current proposal, the town’s 20 street lights would be reduced to nine: 15 would be removed, five upgraded and four new ones added. Another five are under consideration – adding three for security at the highway garage and two in the Citizens’ Hall parking lot. ...

Milford wants another pedestrian bridge; applies for grant

MILFORD – The town will apply for a federal grant for a bridge over the Souhegan River that would connect the sports fields on North River Road with Keyes Park. The money would come from the federally funded Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), through the New Hampshire Department of ...

Exhibits open at two LaBelle Winery locations

AMHERST – The Art Gallery at LaBelle Winery announces the opening of “The Landscape Photography of Jeff Dachowski” in its Amherst location, and “Unsettled Weather” by Mark Johnson in its Portsmouth location. The artwork displayed in both locations will be available for sale to the ...

New Staff Orientation Day

New faculty and staff from Florence Rideout Elementary School and WLC took a tour of the community recently during their second new staff orientation day.

Community Center event draws crowd

WILTON – The Community Center’s third annual gathering to create “stone soup” in Main Street Park drew over 25 people on Saturday. Sandy Lefleur dropped in the “magic stone,” a fist-sized egg-shaped river rock, which, witnesses agreed, sank. Had it floated, it would have boded ill ...

New WLC assistant principal, Edmunds, named

WILTON – When Sarah Edmunds decided to become a school administrator, she knew what kind of school she wanted, one in a smaller community. She found it in Wilton. “I enjoy the feel of this building,” she said in an interview. “It feels friendly.” Edmunds is replacing long-time ...

More Parking

Last week the two old houses behind Milford’s Wadleigh Memorial Library were torn down to make way for more parking.

PTO needs volunteers

WILTON – The Florence Rideout Elementary/Lyndeborough Central School Parent-Teacher Organization is looking for volunteers to help with upcoming events. An Open House will be held at FRES on Sept 12, and LCS on Sept. 13. They need cookies and baked goods. Assistants are needed for picture ...

Local an extra in ‘Castle Rock’

MILFORD – Rob Canty is a Stephen King fan and loves movies and TV series. So sitting in a church pew all day as episode 7 of the Hulu series “Castle Rock” was being filmed was exciting. The series is airing this summer, but last summer, Canty worked as an extra. The Milford resident ...

Manufacturing firm offers free engineer training

MILFORD – U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., toured the Hitchiner Manufacturing facility Friday, an aerospace technology company in the midst of an $84 million expansion. “It’s exciting to be here,” Shaheen said. “New Hampshire has a growing aerospace and military manufacturing ...

School Meet and Greet

On Monday, students and parents gathered at Florence Rideout Elementary School to meet new teachers and find classrooms, after which they enjoyed Sno-cones, courtesy of the Parent-Teacher Organization, a welcome treat on a humid day. An hour later, the truck was at the Lyndeborough Central ...

Teacher Appreciation

Don Gutterson of Milford met with New England Revolution Club Ambassador Charlie Davies, before being honored by Santander Bank for Teacher Appreciation Day at the Revs game on Aug. 11 when the bank hosted nearly 100 New England area educators at Gillette Stadium. All teachers in attendance ...

Open Water

A family enjoys a boat ride on Milford’s Osgood Pond, where dredging of several acres increased its depth, and there is now open water year round. Other improvements include an ADA-compliant fishing pier, picnic facilities and a boat ramp for kayaks, canoes, and row boats. The Fish and Game ...

Fast News for Aug. 30

Cool off MILFORD –The Wadleigh Memorial Library opened as a cooling center Tuesday through Thursday this week during the heat wave, from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Rides to election MILFORD – The Souhegan Valley Rides bus service, known as “The Blue Bus,” will provide rides to local ...

Tree Trouble

South Lyndeborugh’s favorite tree – said to be the second-largest catalpa in Hillsboro County – was left in this mess by a crew hired by Eversource to clear light wires on Saturday. Branches were not trimmed, just lopped off and the owner was left to clean it all up.

Lull stones are missing at Wadleigh Memorial Library

MILFORD – Look around your garden, or in your potting shed, or your cellar, anywhere someone years ago might have stored an interested stone, especially one engraved with the name of a state. If you find one, Wadleigh Memorial Library officials would be thrilled if you bring it back to the ...

Voters register at public library

MILFORD – Rachel Taylor registered to vote at the Wadleigh Memorial Library last week. The 21-year-old Rochester Institute of Technology student took advantage of a two-hour voter registration session Aug. 9. And so did Dino Quimby, who recently moved to Milford from Manchester and ...