News briefs

Board development

MILFORD – One recurring Milford Planning Board agenda item over the past few months is listed under “Old Business,” and indeed it is old.

The 180-lot Badger Hill development was first proposed in the late-1980s in the southwest corner of town on 271 acres when it received conditional approval. Since then, there were “ownership changes, legal actions and review, and complex efforts to bring the subdivision to the point where the plan could be signed by the Planning Board,” said Town Planner Jodie Levandowski in an email.

At the board’s August meeting, the lot-line adjustment for Phase 6, involving 60 residential lots, was approved, and the applicant, Badger Hill Properties, LLC, asked the board for a “sub-phasing” to only construct eight building lots and 1,250 feet of road.

– KATHY CLEVELAND

Company brings muscle

MILFORD – Granite State Trucks of Milford lent a hand, and a forklift, recently to help the Milford Historical Society move an empty 600-pound fire=proof file cabinet.

The Society has been moving things around at its Carey House Museum, and it will use the cabinet to protect the Humphrey Moore sermons and tens of thousands of old photographs, said President David Palance.

Humphrey Moore was the town’s first settled clergyman.

“We have so much to show and the space to show it, just not all at once,” Palance said in an email. “This file safe needed some muscle to move it, so neighbors around the corner on Garden Street stepped up with some volunteer might … Rob Smith sent over Fitz and Jake Lepard with a forklift down the street and gingerly lowered the heavy file safe into the basement. Nothing was damaged, and no one was injured, and the two strong men and their big machine drove off into the sunset.”

– KATHY CLEVELAND

Blues legend in Wilton

WILTON – Luther (Guitar Jr.) Johnson and the Night Hawks will be playing at the Locals Cafe/Nelson’s Candy in Wilton, Saturday, Sept. 27. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the house band, and refreshments are included. Bring your own bottle. For ticket information call 654-5030.

The cafe is at 65 Main St. and the show will be filmed as a tribute to these blues legends.

Discussion about heroin

MILFORD – Police Sgt. Matthew Fiffield will repeat the talk he gave here in July, “Heroin High: Drug Use and Abuse in Our Community,” on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Wadleigh Memorial Library.

Selectmen seek input

AMHERST – The Board of Selectmen has retained the services of Municipal Resources Incorporated to perform an operations review of the Fire Department and the Emergency Medical Services Department. The purpose of this review it to assess how these services are delivered to the community and to compare our method to contemporary best practices in New Hampshire, New England and around the nation.

This is an opportunity for you to ask questions, offer comment and suggestions or simply listen to the consultants and your fellow citizens for a couple of hours.

This community meeting will be held 7-9 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Barbara Landry Meeting Room (second floor) at Town Hall, 2 Main Street.