Cabinet News

Frederick’s Pastries earns distinction

The Thirteenth annual Best of Weddings Awards Honor the Top Wedding Vendors Across America Frederick’s Pastries recently announced that they have been selected as a 2019 ­­winner of The Knot Best of Weddings awards, an accolade representing the highest- and most-rated wedding ...

Country club dining: Restaurant, inn planned for club

AMHERST – The idea of an inn, function space and a restaurant at the Amherst Country Club received strong encouragement from the planning board recently. Kenneth Clinton of Meridian Land Services brought his 12-year-old proposal to the board Jan. 2, for an informal discussion and a brief ...

WLC middle school reorganization on the way

WILTON – Changes are planned for the cooperative middle school, but they do not include staff reductions at this time. No final decisions were made by the school board on Jan. 8, and the proposal has not been discussed by the Budget Committee. The board voted to adopt some ...

Community turns out to support FRES principal

WILTON – On Jan. 8, Florence Rideout Elementary School Principal Tim O’Connell was described by dozens of residents as “an innovator,” “a man devoted to the school and community,” “caring,” “loved by his students,” and the person responsible for adding cultural programs, ...

Condo alley?: Another housing project for Route 122; 54 possible units included

AMHERST – The planning board recently gave conditional use approval for 54 condominium units on Route 122, across from the Peacock Brook condos. The project was originally proposed last August with 61 units of elderly housing on 31 acres that had long been an automotive flea market. Located ...

Shaping the ‘best of’ ballot

NASHUA - For years, the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce has recognized local businesses with their Best of Souhegan Valley Region Awards, and are currently calling upon the public and area businesses to vote on award categories. SVCC Executive Director Wendy Hunt said the survey will be ...

Amherst budget committee says no to trail

AMHERST – Taxes on a typical Amherst home will go up $2,070 if all proposed town warrant articles are approved in March. That’s based on a town tax rate increase of $5.87 per thousand, most of it from the operating budget and its 1.7 percent increase. And at the public budget hearing ...

More teachers wanted

AMHERST – Hiring four new teachers will begin to address class size problems, school officials said at the Amherst School District’s budget hearing last week. The cost of the teachers, plus their classroom equipment and supplies, are in a $427,000 warrant article voters will be asked to ...

Driver charged in Route 101 crash

AMHERST – The driver who allegedly caused a head-on crash on Route 101 last month turned himself into police Jan. 11. Robert Sheridan, 34, of Goffstown, is charged with vehicular assault and a yellow/solid line violation. He was released on personal recognizance with an arraignment ...

Wilton reacts to MACC situation; officials to examine needs

WILTON – On Jan. 14, the Select Board signed a three-year extension of their current contract with Milford Area Communications Center. However, recent events in Milford prompted them to authorize Town Administrator Paul Branscombe to “begin contacting communications providers and to ...

Wilton Select Board talks taxes and bridges

WILTON – The town’s deteriorating bridges and an operating budget projected to rise by 10 percent, or $500,000, took up much of the meeting of the Select Board on Monday, Jan. 14. The board met with Sean James and Josif Bicja of Hoyle, Tanner Associates to discuss the Stagecoach Road ...

Fast News for Jan. 17

More caffeine AMHERST – One more coffee shop is coming to Route 101A in Amherst, which already has two Dunkin’ Donuts, an A&E Coffee & Tea, as well as a Starbucks just over the border in Nashua, not to mention the three Dunkin’ Donuts on Route 101A in Milford. The planning ...

Plastic bag ban waits for law change

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

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

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

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

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 ...

‘We get killed every year:’ School board blasts state downshifting

MILFORD – School board members are defending their proposed budget for next year, saying the downshifting of costs on the part of the state is the main reason school costs keep going up. The proposed budget is $42.84 million, $64,880 more than the current budget, and voters can weigh in ...

Lyndeborough selectment discuss warrant

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, ...