Cabinet News

Parades, fireworks highlight holiday

Amherst’s annual puppy parade was canceled and a sheep farm, fearing the heat would be too much for its tender lambs, left them home this year. But last week’s heat wave didn’t stop people from attending Amherst’s big Fourth of July party that started with July 3 evening activities ...

Dirty water: Rain hikes river bacteria

Cold river water can be tempting on a sweltering summer day, but before wading into the Souhegan, it would be wise to check the river’s E. coli levels. Based on testing June 26, bacteria levels were up. Except for the headwaters in New Ipswich and at Watson Park in Merrimack, which was ...

Drought said to be likely

MILFORD – The town has a mandatory water conservation program and now the state of New Hampshire is asking people to start limiting their outdoor water use. According to a notice from the Department of Environmental Services on the town’s website, over the last 60 days, most of the state ...

Paul Branscombe named Wilton town administrator

WILTON – It’s official, Paul Branscombe in the new town administrator, and he is settling into the position he has been filling as interim administrator since May 3. Former Administrator Scott Butcher and his two assistants resigned abruptly on March 26, citing conflicts with the select ...

Milford resident cycles toward $52 million goal

NEEDHAM, Mass. – On Aug. 4 and 5, Jenn Dupus, of Milford, N.H., will cycle up to 192 miles in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) with the goal of topping last year’s record-breaking gift and raising $52 million for critical cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer ...

St. Mary’s Bank introduces IOLTA

MANCHESTER – St. Mary’s Bank introduces Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) to its products and services. This special account offers above-market rates on IOLTAs and channels the interest earned on attorney escrow accounts to the New Hampshire Bar Foundation. The Bar Foundation, in ...

Hassan talks bolstering New Hampshire workforce

AMHERST – “My parents thought, ‘You’re going, you don’t have a choice, you’re going to college because if you don’t, you’re going to end up pumping gas.’ That’s the perception – that’s the mentality, and I listened to them.” Speaking at his Amherst facility Friday ...

Wilton Select Board eyes BMSI contract

WILTON – Whether to continue with Business Management Systems, Inc., occupied the first part of Monday’s meeting of the Select Board. A contract with the company was signed by previous Administrator Scott Butcher who has since resigned. The board met with BMSI representative Jim Foley who ...

32 Years of Service

Manager Mark Bausha of Suburban Propane, in Milford, recently presented Joe McEntee with a retirement cake honoring his 32 years of loyal service to his customers and coworkers.

Moving Wall coming to Souhegan High School

AMHERST – The Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall is coming to Souhgean High School on July 19 and leaving on July 23. The half-sized replica of the Washington D.C. memorial to the 2.7 million men and women who served in Vietnam is inscribed with the names of the more than 58,000 soldiers who died ...

Milford Rotary Swim Meet starts Saturday

MILFORD – Swimming builds an appetite, and there will be plenty to eat Saturday and Sunday during the annual Milford Rotary Swim Meet. Milanos’ pizza, and Bill Palaskas’ iSCREAM, the new ice cream concession, will help feed the hundreds of young swimmers, ages 5 to 19, from 14 teams ...

Exeter’s unconventional Independence Day celebration

EXETER – Many New Hampshire towns and cities throw big celebrations for Independence Day, and people in the town of Exeter could be forgiven if they thought theirs was the biggest and the best. But don’t expect anything to happen there on July 4. In fact, it’s pretty quiet. No ...

School board defends choice

MILFORD – An educator who most recently served as a state-appointed receiver for a failing Massachusetts school district has been picked to be Milford’s interim superintendent. In an emailed statement in which he praised Dr. Jessica Huizenga and her qualifications to lead Milford schools, ...

Pride on the Oval: Milford selectmen OK noontime rally

MILFORD – Selectmen voted Monday night to authorize a gay pride rally at the town center Saturday, but stopped short of allowing 22 rainbow flags to fly around the periphery of the Oval. People can assemble for a half hour and decorate the bandstand with signs, banners, flags, ribbons, as ...

Senate District 9 race is on; five vie for seat

Three Democrats are hoping to break the GOP lock on state Senate District 9, a seat now held by Andy Sanborn (R-Bedford), one of a long succession of Republicans who have held the seat for decades. Sanborn has filed for New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District and can’t keep his senate ...

What’s happening on the Fourth of July

Amherst: Amherst’s Fourth of July celebration, with the theme “We the People,” will start on Tuesday, July 3, at Souhegan High School at 5:30 pm., with fireworks, hot air balloon rides, face painting, a juggler, West African drumming, music by the Amherst Town Band and rides on the ...

Fulcrum Associates hires Howard

AMHERST – Fulcrum Associates (Fulcrum), a leading construction management firm in southern New Hampshire, hired Thomas Howard as the company’s first Vice President of Business Development. In this role, Howard is responsible for leading the business development team in creating and ...

Shivdasani earns honor

WILTON – High Mowing School recently announced that Yumin Shivdasani 2020, (of Greenfield) has earned a national Silver Medal in the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. With the mentorship of HMS faculty member Colleen O’Connors, Yumin has been identified by panels of creative ...

Fast News for June 28

Correction A story in the June 21 edition of The Cabinet on the primary races incorrectly stated that Republican state Sen. Gary Daniels has a primary challenge from Shannon Chandley. Chandley is a Democrat and she will run against Roger Tilton in the Democratic primary. Daniels has no ...

Despite weather Summerfest a hit

WILTON – It was a gray morning Saturday, but many people came to stroll among the tents along Main Street, look at the wide variety of arts and crafts and listen to music. A passing shower at noon forced people into the main tent for a while, but didn’t seem to dampen enthusiasm. The ...