Cabinet News

Deck the Halls

Laura Bull, left, and Carla Boudreau, members of Milford’s Friends of the Library, show off two of the dozens of wreaths to be auctioned during the Wreaths Around the Wadleigh fundraiser. Bull is holding one from an anonymous donor, and Boudreau has an adults-only wreath she made. They will ...

School changes too fast?

MILFORD – Two Milford school principals said they are concerned that changes that are part of a proposed budget for next year are happening too quickly. Answering questions from the Advisory Budget Committee at a four-hour meeting Nov. 17, Milford High School Principal Brad Craven said ...

Fire destroys Wilton home

WILTON – A wood stove apparently set off a fire that destroyed a home on Abbot Hill Road on Thanksgiving Day, killing the residents’ dog. No one was home when the fire started at 259 Abbott Hill Road, not far from the entrance to the Pine Hill Waldorf School. The house is set back from ...

Man pleads not guilty in Thanksgiving Day murder

NASHUA – Facing a charge of second-degree murder for the death of Brandon Kluz in Amherst, Bryson Peluso on Friday entered a plea of not guilty before Judge Charles Temple. Peluso, 27, is charged with shooting Kluz, 23, with a handgun at approximately 1 a.m. Thursday at 19 Baboosic Lake ...

Benefit concert slated for 7 p.m. on Dec. 8

MILFORD – The Murphy-Clark Band and the Stoller family will present a Christmas concert in the Congregational Church Parish House on Union Street on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m., with proceeds benefiting the Corey Frederick Stoller Memorial Scholarship. The Murphy- Clark Band is a six-piece modern ...

Author talk set for Dec. 8

MILFORD – Julie Boardman, author of Death in the White Mountains, will present a program based on her book at the Toadstool Bookshop in Milford at 3 p.m. on Dec. 8. Published by Bondcliff Books of Littleton, Death in the White Mountains is the first book to focus on fatalities in the entire ...

Ice is Nice

Zachary Williamson clears snow off the Milford ice rink. Williamson and about a dozen other volunteers installed the liner. The earliest Milford skaters have ever been able to use the Shepard Park rink was between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Despite the rink’s shallow water, at least four or ...

Getting Ready for Spring

Recreation Commission members Paul Bartolomucci, left, and John Murphy were building a new dugout at Milford’s Shepard Park recently, with the help of Alex Berry, son of Recreation Director Arene Berry.

Holiday shopping in Milford Saturday

MILFORD – The Christmas shopping season is in full swing and already some of us are tired of battling traffic and crowded stores. This Saturday it will be easy find some unusual gift items and support local churches and other worthwhile organizations without going far. The Jingle Downtown ...

Where’s Wanda? Holiday shopping in Milford Saturday

WILTON – The Economic Development Committee is promoting the launch of the town’s new website (www.wiltonnh.gov) with a fun contest – “Where’s Wanda?” Ten photos of “Wanda” and her faithful dog “Winnie” have been Photoshopped into pictures of Wilton on the website. Locate ...

Meet ‘Wanda’ artist Grace Keller

WILTON – Grace Keller, a 13-year-old eighth grade student at WLC Middle School, has, she said, “been drawing most of my life, but not seriously until about third grade.” She is the creator of “Wanda,” the subject of a contest launching the town’s new website. A drawing of Wanda ...

Wilton Select Board gets updates on MAAC

WILTON – The contract with Milford Area Communications Center, upgrading the town’s assessing software and the ongoing contention between the board and the town treasurer filled a short meeting of the Select Board on Monday. They also swore in new Police Officer Matt Holland, who has ...

Fast News For Nov. 29

Recounts overturns results MONT VERNON – A recount team in the state archives in Concord overturned the Election Day result for House District 5, a floterial district for Mont Vernon and New Boston. The recount gives Democrat Donna Mombourquette the seat, according to the Concord Monitor. ...

Christmas Craft Fair

Ralph and Helen Dwire tend a table of Ralph’s handiwork. A longtime resident and former shop teacher at Wilton-Lyndeborough High School, he has continued his woodworking hobby since his retirement.

SHARE Lends Hand

SHARE Director Chris Janson and volunteer Ray Steimel, of Amherst, photo at top, work out the logistics of Thanksgiving box filling at the SHARE Center in Milford. Volunteers worked Monday and Tuesday mornings filling Thanksgiving boxes with ingredients for holiday dinners for about 330 ...

Budget under fire

MILFORD – Teachers, parents and students filled the high school lecture hall Monday night to question a budget proposal for next year that makes major changes in the schools. Several said it makes too many changes too quickly and adds administrators while cutting staff who deal with ...

2018 Wilton tax rate set at $28.76

WILTON – The tax rate for 2018 has been set at $28.76 per $1,000 valuation. This is a rise of $1.59, or 5.86 percent. The biggest change is in the municipal portion of the bill, a rise of $1.05, to $7.98 from last year’s $6.93. In a discussion and explanation of the tax rate at the ...

Lyndeborough Town Hall renovations underway; stage floor refinished

LYNDEBOROUGH – Decades ago, before anyone now in town can remember, the stage floor at the Town Hall was covered with gray linoleum. It was probably part of the Grange program of upkeep. Earlier this month, it was uncovered and the old pine floor sanded and refinished until it gleams. ...

Mont Vernon library moves into fundraising phase

MONT VERNON – A new Daland Memorial Library will be roughly six times the size of the current building and cost around $4 million, architects told residents who gathered at the Village School last week for a second meeting on plans for a new library on Grand Hill Road. Architect Erin ...

Deck the stacks: Wreaths Around the Wadleigh event is on tap

MILFORD – Staff will need to keep a sharp eye on one of the home-made wreaths that will be hung around the Milford library soon. Each year Friends of the Library run the Wreaths Around the Wadleigh fundraising auction, soliciting wreaths from residents and businesses. Theft isn’t ...