Cabinet News

Uncertain future for Keyes well even after cleanup

MILFORD – The multimillion-dollar cleanup at the Fletcher Paint Superfund Site is finally over, and tens of thousands of cubic yards of contaminated soil and sediment from the Souhegan River have been trucked away. One of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s main goals was to give the ...

Full-day kindergarten canceled in Milford

MILFORD – Plans for a pilot full-day kindergarten program that was scheduled to start in September were canceled by the School Board on Monday night. In a letter to parents, schools Superintendent Robert Marquis said only 21 children had been signed up as of July 17 and 32 had been expected. ...

Former town moderator dies at 88

MILFORD – Robert Philbrick was a kindhearted man, but you had to be a Democrat to live in his house when his six children were growing up. Celeste Philbrick Barr remembers when she was 2 being at the Milford polling place in Town Hall and following her father’s instructions: “telling the ...

New church plan OK’d in Wilton

WILTON – a new plan for the conversion and repurposing of the former Sacred Heart Church property at 47 Maple St. was unanimously approved by the Zoning Board of Adjustment at its regular meeting last week. Christina Rubio-Sprague, of Willreign Properties, proposed a plan different from one ...

Amherst residents concerned about overcrowding at Baboosic Lake

AMHERST – Town officials are beginning to talk about possibly capping attendance at the Baboosic Lake beach after residents complained to selectmen that it sometimes gets too crowded. “I was just amazed” at how many people were there over Fourth of July weekend, one woman said at the July ...

A brief history of Baboosic Lake

Baboosic Lake has long been the center of summer fun in Amherst, but early in the 20th century, the emphasis was on fun for adults. According to the town history, cottages sprang up around Baboosic Lake after World War I, and it was one of the most popular resorts in this part of New England: ...

Wilton Ambulance Service director moving on to new job

WILTON – Gary Zirpolo received an offer he couldn’t afford to resist, including higher pay and shorter hours. And, Zirpolo said, “I can go back to being just a paramedic.” Zirpolo, who has been director of the Wilton Ambulance Service for eight years, and was with the department for ...

Muslim journalist answers questions at presentation

AMHERST – Robert Azzi fielded questions about his faith last week, including his favorite: Why hasn’t the Muslim community condemned terrorism? “I love that question,” the Arab-American Muslim told about three dozen people at the Amherst Town Library. “Every attack has been condemned ...

New tree dedicated at Wilton library

WILTON – A Japanese blood maple tree was planted behind the library during a recent private ceremony as a memorial to benefactors William and Jean Sullivan. The tree replaces an oak dedicated June 24, 2010, by members of family. That tree was accidently damaged during reconstruction of the ...

Old marker found during repair work

WILTON – An old granite road marker pointing the way to “Peterboro” was found recently by members of the Wilton Highway Department while they were repairing a culvert on Burns Hill Road near Sand Hill Road. The granite slab had been used in a previous rebuilding of the culvert. Public ...

Milford Middle School Honor Roll

Milford Middle School announced its honor roll for the third trimester of the 2016-17 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 6: Kylie Allen, Luke Anderson, Hannah Army, Madelyn Bergen, Makayla Bobusia, Nora Breton, Trice Cote, Christopher Cotsifas, Aden Cremonini, Emily Dube, Delaney Flynn, Gabriella ...

Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative Honor Roll

Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative Middle School/High School announced its honor roll for the fourth quarter/second semester of the 2016-17 school year. HIGH HONORS Fourth Quarter GRADE 6: Liam Butler, Kaylee Degan, Austin Kimball, Mariah Littlefield, Emma Mueller, Lily Mueller, Sam Reid, Marie ...

Academy for Science and Design Honor Roll

The Academy for Science and Design announced its honor roll for the second semester of the 2016-17 school year. FROM AMHERST Highest Honors GRADE 7: Andrew Mullin, Isobel Walton. GRADE 8: Jason Scott. GRADE 10: Olivia Bennett, Evan Loconto. High Honors GRADE 7: Leslie Buchin. GRADE 8: Grace ...

Drains increase E. coli in rivers

Water quality monitors had to go out in drizzly rain and negotiate slippery rocks on Tuesday, July 11, to collect river samples last week. What they found were moderately high E. coli counts in the downtown sections of Wilton and Milford, where storm drains were draining runoff into the ...

Milford swim meet attracts hundreds of youths

More than 500 young people and their coaches and parents will descend on Keyes Memorial Park this weekend for Milford’s biggest athletic event of the year. The Milford Rotary Club’s Swim Meet will have 15 teams from all over southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts. It’s an ...

Wendy Hunt named new leader of Souhegan Valley Chamber

AMHERST – As head of the Milford Improvement Team (MIT), Wendy Hunt organized the Milford Pumpkin Festival over the past 31/2 years. And though she now has a new job, executive director of the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce, she will organize the festival this year, with the help of MIT ...

Wilton seeks input on planning for future

WILTON – The Economic Development Committee, working with Plan NH, is inviting everyone interested in the downtown area to a Design Charette, an intensive planning session, on Friday, July 21, 3-5 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m., at the Florence Rideout Elementary School gym. Covered will be ...

Barbour hosts cooking class at Amherst Town Library

AMHERST – “Our life is frittered away by detail,” said Henry David Thoreau. “Simplify, simplify.” Liz Barbour agrees. “We have so many things in our kitchens,” the chef, gardener and cooking instructor told the crowd at the Amherst Town Library during her recent slide ...

Another perspective about 1959 airplane crash

Some stories stay unfinished. The details are disputed, or discrepancies remain in recollections. Although I recall the incident – I lived on the other side of town and only heard about it – and have talked with people who were there, I’ve spent the last several years looking for ...

Community Events Calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: Calendar items are submitted by readers and are only lightly edited. Items should be submitted at least two weeks in advance to cabnews@cabinet.com. BLOOD DRIVES The American Red Cross will hold these blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 ...