Cabinet News

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall coming to area

AMHERST – About 10 years ago, Marie Grella visited Goffstown to see the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall, and she never forgot it. The Moving Wall is a half-sized replica of the Washington D.C. memorial to the 2.7 million men and women who served in Vietnam, inscribed with the names of ...

Milford school chief to retire

MILFORD – Robert Marquis announced Monday night his decision to retire as superintendent of the Milford School District on June 30. Marquis has been superintendent for three years, hired after a nationwide search to replace Bob Suprenant, who retired after 11 years here as ...

Catch, but don’t eat the fish, officials say

MILFORD – Fish that is safe to eat was one of the Environmental Protection Agancy’s stated goals for the third phase of its Fletcher Paint Superfund cleanup two years ago. In the summer and fall of 2016, the EPA removed about 2,000 cubic yards of PCB-contaminated sediment from a third of ...

Vietnam memorial to be dedicated

LYNDEBOROUGH – New plaques honoring residents who served during the Vietnam War and all of the conflicts since then will be formally dedicated with ceremonies on Sunday, May 27, during the annual Memorial Day observances on the Village Common. The observance, led by the Lafayette Artillery ...

He saved Dudley: Milford bull going to Mass. farm

MILFORD – His rugged masculinity drew the women to him, and as they got to know him they were charmed by his soulful eyes and playful spirit. During their regular walks together down Savage Road, Bonnie Byrd and Vicki Pelczar would bring carrots and other vegetables to feed the young ...

Wildflower walk fun, educational for all

HOLLIS – Children have always known that woodlands are full of enchantment. Adults can feel some of that magic on Wednesday mornings, during one of the wildflower hikes offered seasonally by Beaver Brook Nature Center. The nonprofit conservation and nature education center has more than ...

Broadcasting of board meetings at issue

WILTON – The proposed broadcasting of board meetings, where to store town records, and what to do about the flooding in the old bowling alley under Main Street were among the topics at the regular meeting of the Select Board on Monday. Chairman Kellie-Sue Boissonnault was not present, so no ...

Ditri is Wilton’s first female building inspector

WILTON – Norma Ditri did not set out become a building inspector. “I love houses,” she said recently. “I think they should be built properly. It’s most expensive thing you are going to buy, and you want to think it has been built properly.” Ditri, who holds a degree in ...

71st Boys State set for June 24-29

The New Hampshire American Legion will hold its 71st annual Boys State program from June 24-29. Boys State is a six-day “learn-by-doing” experience in the American way of government. One hundred and fifty public and private high schools throughout the state are invited to select qualified ...

Hand-made ‘signature quilt’ to return to New Boston

WILTON – Thanks to a series of apparently unrelated events, a well preserved, hand-made “signature quilt,” created in New Boston between 1858 and 1859, will be given to the New Boston Historical Society on May 14 by the Wilton Historical Society. The Wilton Society was given the quilt ...

Fast News for May 24

Donation" WILTON – The cost of live-streaming public meetings for a year has been donated by Charles Crawford and Kimball Physics. The Select Board accepted the donation at their regular meeting on Monday, May 14. Crawford was accompanied by former Police Chief Brent Hautanen who explained ...

Leaders & Achievers Scholarship Winner

Milford’s Shelby Houghton was recently awarded a $1,000 Leaders & Achievers Scholarship from Comcast in recognition of her academic achievement and community service. At a special ceremony at the New Hampshire State House, Frank Edelblut, state commissioner of education, awarded ...

Selectmen OK tax relief for new downtown building

MILFORD – There have been shops on the corner of Nashua Street and South Street since 1797, according to the town history, and a shoe store on the corner since 1884. But there hasn’t been a business in One Nashua Street for a very long time, not since Salvatore Crisafulli closed his ...

Dog park at Brox?

MILFORD – The group of residents planning a dog park told selectmen Monday night they would like to fence in about a half acre of town-owned land off Perry Road. The organization has been working with the Recreation Commission to find a site, and last year they talked about using one of the ...

Residents asked for feedback on memorial

MILFORD – Residents are being asked to weigh in on the design of a new war memorial planned for the entrance to Keyes Park. The town’s Vietnam War Memorial Committee is looking for feedback on size, location, and design, and the survey can be found on the town website and includes links ...

Library story trail to open in Wilton

WILTON – Library volunteer Don Rankin estimates that he spent “about 200 hours” constructing 20 “story boards” that now line the circular driveway in front of the Wilton Public-Gregg Free Library creating a “story trail” visible from Forest Street. “It was a design-build,” ...

Dick Putnam remembers Wilton Main Street

WILTON–- Main Street has been the topic of discussions for some time, surveyed and diagnosed by several groups, wondering how to improve it, make it better and more attractive. Last week, longtime merchant Dick Putnam visited with the Historical Society and recalled how it used to be – ...

Senior Chicken Barbecue

Bill Andrews, of the Milford Rotary Club, welcomes early arrivals at the club’s annual senior chicken barbecue on May 2. This was the 40th luncheon event and the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley donated the gym to seat over 300 seniors and guests. Entertainment was by Milford High ...

Auto dealer doing his part to protect environment

MILFORD – Auto dealerships aren’t the sort of businesses that come to mind when you’re thinking about sustainability and protecting the planet. David and Audrey Hammer know that. They sell Jeeps, Chrysler SUVs and Ram trucks, and their big new Contemporary Automotive building on ...

Police chief: Repairs needed at Wilton jail

WILTON – The arrest of two intoxicated teenagers on May 9 resulted in the destruction of one of the cells at the police station. Police Chief Eric Olesen described the incident for the Select Board on May 14, and outlined the needed repairs and cost. The two were eventually transported to ...