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Milford-based group removes truckloads of trash from forest

MILFORD – Driving wheeled vehicles on unpaved roads or over forest terrain isn’t a sport usually connected with environmental awareness – and the Offroad Misfits want to change that perception. During Earth Day weekend, Elicia Vallier and more than a dozen members of the new club she ...

$2.4M in roadwork set for Milford

MILFORD – Voters approved a $2 million bond for roadwork in March, and soon they, and their vehicles, will get some of the benefit of that money. Over the next two years, 10.4 miles of roads will be reconstructed for a cost of $1.93 million. About $600,000 will be left over for smaller ...

Mont Vernon Spring Gala set for this weekend

MONT VERNON – Most New Hampshire towns have a lot of spring events, but none of them do spring quite like Mont Vernon. First, there are the daffodils lining Main Street, a project of the town beautification committee, with more than 8,000 bulbs planted since 2007. Then there’s the Spring ...

Milford High seniors out to make history

MILFORD – Mom usually knows best, but every now and then, it’s wise to ignore her advice. McKinley Weatherford’s mother told her not to make jokes during the state history competition in April at Plymouth State University. But Weatherford took first place, despite her lighthearted ...

Milford student accosted at bus stop

MILFORD – An older female student was accosted by a man in a truck after she was dropped off at her bus stop Monday afternoon, and Schools Superintendent Robert Marquis is asking parent to talk to their children about how to deal with strangers. In a May 16 letter to parents, Marquis said he ...

Wilton church to conduct Blessing of the Motorcycles

WILTON – It’s spring, and for motorcyclists, it’s time to be out on the open road enjoying the good weather. And it’s a time to be a little extra careful in traffic. At noon Sunday, May 21, the Second Congregational Church will hold a Blessing of the Motorcycles in the parking lot. ...

Summer Academy slated for local students

The session would target incoming students who “don’t have an educational background and no school socializing,” Superintendent Bryan Lane said. “It will be an invitation, not a requirement.” Lane said he has already “spoken with parents who are interested.” “Ten students ...

Expert gives Earth-friendly advice to garden club

AMHERST – Dandelions are so easy to despise, as their yellow flowers give way to coarse, flat leaves that mar our carefully cultivated lawns and a tap root that seems to go all the way to China. Norma Weinberg wants gardeners to embrace their dandelions – or at least tolerate them. In a ...

Annual Taste of Milford set for May 19

MILFORD – Last year, the Taste of Milford sold out, with 750 people showing up to sample food and drink from more than 25 local chefs, bakers, caterers, candymakers and baristas. That’s why organizer Wendy Hunt advises people to buy their tickets early for the Friday, May 19, event. From ...

6th annual Pancake Breakfast to benefit scholarship fund

Sunday, May 21 we will be having the 6th annual pancake breakfast for the Gail Westergren Memorial Scholarship Fund. Come to the Milford Masonic Temple, 30 Mont Vernon Road, Milford N.H. from 7am to noon for an all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages ...

Annual Taste of Milford set for May 19

MILFORD – Last year, the Taste of Milford sold out, with 750 people showing up to sample food and drink from more than 25 local chefs, bakers, caterers, candymakers and baristas. That’s why organizer Wendy Hunt advises people to buy their tickets early for the Friday, May 19, event. From ...

War memorial plans revealed in Milford

MILFORD – Selectmen were given their first look at a plan for a Vietnam War memorial for the entrance to Keyes Memorial Park. The memorial would be on top of the Fletcher Paint Superfund site, where cleanup work is complete. Jerry Guthrie, a member of a group calling itself the Keyes Memorial ...

Milford back on odd-even water use

MILFORD – Winter snow and spring rains have eased the drought, but Milford water officials have reinstated the odd-even watering restrictions that were in place last year. That’s because the town wants to keep its three water tanks, especially the one at Dram Cup Hill, near the Market ...

Target shooting band for Brox area tabled

MILFORD – A divided board of selectmen postponed action on a target shooting ban for the Brox property at its meeting on Monday, May 8, asking those who want a shooting area to give them a detailed plan. Selectmen also asked the group to investigate the Londonderry shooting range, and to talk ...

Water commissioner addresses issues

WILTON – While officials agree the Water Commission is a separate entity – chartered by the state Legislature in 1905, and authorized to use its town-owned equipment as it sees fit to run the department – there is still a degree of animosity over how it operates. On Monday, May 8, ...

Milford Middle School to hold Green Week

Milford Middle School’s 22nd annual Green Week, a week of activities, contests and projects promoting environmental awareness, will be held May 22-25. Monday and Tuesday, 5/22 and 23 6th Grade Band and Recycling Club students will be working with Jeff Erwin, creator of Junk 2 Funk. Junk 2 ...

Wilton Town Hall renovations to begin May 22

WILTON – Renovations to the north end of Town Hall are scheduled to begin Monday, May 22. Town Administrator Scott Butcher told selectmen on Monday, May 8, that the offices of those who use that part of the building are being relocated and the phone and computer lines changed. “Decisions ...

Volunteers fill trash bags on Milford Clean Up Day

MILFORD – A nearly full bottle of motor oil, a wood pallet, a $20 bill and 200 bags of trash were collected during the Milford Clean Up Day on Saturday, May 6. The event was sponsored by the Milford Improvement Team and the Benevolent Masonic Lodge No. 7, whose members cooked barbecue to feed ...

Students release salmon for last time

MILFORD – In 1996, Florence Rideout Elementary School in Wilton joined the Adopt-a-Fish program. Fourth-graders raised a tankful of fish from eggs to the “fry” stage, about 2 inches long, and then released them into the Souhegan River from the gravelly shore behind the screens at the ...

Kitty Angels raises money for homeless cats

AMHERST – Sherry and Rick Tobin call themselves crazy cat people, but their six cats are their children and they love them, and all other cats, for that matter. That’s why, for 23 years, the couple has been hosting a fundraiser for Kitty Angels, a non-profit, all-volunteer cat rescue ...