Cabinet News

Slavery in the Souhegan Valley?

If you want to talk about slavery in the Souhegan Valley you have to go far back in history, back to the times of King Phillips War with the Indians. And if you search through the musty New Hampshire town histories for the towns of Merrimack, Hollis, Amherst, Milford, Mont Vernon, ...

How to combat cabin fever

This winter seems endless, and even snow-lovers are beginning to think, “Enough!” Before cabin fever begins to set in and you start to feel like Jack in “The Shining,” remember there is a lot to do around here to shake the mid-winter blues. Being in ...

3 finalists chosen for Milford schools’ superintendent

MILFORD – After a nationwide search, one middle school principal and two assistant superintendents, all from New Hampshire, were chosen as finalists for the job of Milford superintendent of schools. A search committee chose the three men from 16 applicants to replace Superintendent ...

Building a legacy Brookline man wants to revitalize American Legion

BROOKLINE – At 48, Ron Merryman is probably the youngest active member of the Brookline American Legion Post 74, and that fact does not bode well for the organization’s continuing vitality. Post 74, like most veterans’ groups all over the country, is losing ...

State fire marshal warns of roof collapse

State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan announced that due to recent snow, there is a greater urgency to clear roofs of accumulated snow and ice. These warning signs could indicate that you have a danger of roof collapse. You should evacuate the building and notify your local building official ...

2 Milford selectmen facing 3 challengers

Gary Daniels will face a familiar challenger in the local election March 10. Roger Tilton, who ran against him unsuccessfully for state senate last year, has signed up for a three-year term on the Milford Board of Selectmen. Daniels, the board chairman and the other incumbent, Mark Fougere, ...

Money for new sidewalks will be on March ballot in Amherst

AMHERST – Sidewalks can be a very good thing, but will voters pay for them if there is no federal funding? That’s what residents will learn on town election day, March 10. Town officials want to build one and a half miles of sidewalks on Jones Road and on portions of Mack ...

Amherst-Mont Vernon high school costs are an issue

AMHERST – The high school’s cost per pupil might be high, but the towns are getting a lot for their money, said several school supporters at the deliberative session for the Souhegan Cooperative School District. And despite a strong attempt to cut the operating budget, ...

Correction

A story in the Feb. 5 Cabinet on a proposal for a new Wadleigh Memorial Library building in Milford misstated the size of the proposed library. Under the plan, the town would have a 21,000 square foot two-story building, made up of a new 8,100 square foot addition and a 12,900 square foot ...

Feel Good Farm fire ‘accidental’

LYNDEBORUGH – A fire late Monday afternoon damaged the kitchen and the area above it at the home of Larry and Sharon Boisvert, which they call Feel Good Farm on Johnson’s Corner Road. Both were at home and neither was injured in the fire. According to Police Chief Rance ...

Wilton library drains not working as expected

WILTON – Last fall’s $3,000 temporary fix of the Wilton Public-Gregg Free Library drains didn’t work as expected and the basement has flooded again. Since the ground is now frozen, making any work on the drainage system difficult, the trustees expect more problems ...

5 Questions for Dennis Markaverich

When Dennis Markaverich was a teenager in the 1960s he would get bored at parties and go off to the movies to watch classic like “Lawrence of Arabia” and “The Miracle Worker.” Eventually he wound up working part-time at what were then the grand movie ...

Lyndeborough selectmen set projects

LYNDEBOROUGH – On Wednesday, Jan. 21, the Board of Selectmen finalized the list of projects to be encumbered from last year’s funds. The entire length of Brandy Brook Road, 850 feet from Route 31 to the old bridge abutments, will be redone for $35,000. To help cover those ...

Amherst looks for new fire chief

AMHERST – Selectmen are expected to begin interviewing candidates for fire chief soon, almost a year after Chief Mark Boynton left to take a similar position in Massachusetts. Selectman Tom Grella said the board will probably discuss the question of a new chief at their next meeting ...

Condition of Wadleigh library building called ‘disgraceful’

MILFORD – The time is right to build a new public library, several people said at the town deliberative session Saturday. Others said Milford is still suffering from the recession and the project should wait. But no one argued that a new Wadleigh Memorial Library building is not ...

Another Amherst pipeline route?

AMHERST – If a natural gas pipeline has to go through Amherst, one selectman says he will work to get another route through town. Energy company Kinder Morgan announced in December that its new preferred route for an underground pipeline across southern New Hampshire would go ...

Registration open for Walk MS: Nashua

NASHUA – About 350 people are expected to raise nearly $70,000 to support cutting-edge research and life-changing programs and services for people living with multiple sclerosis at the annual Walk MS: Nashua on Saturday, May 2, at Amherst Street Elementary School. Walk MS is an ...

Nashua Actorsingers to auditions for ‘Crazy For You’

NASHUA – The Actorsingers of Nashua will hold auditions for its spring production of the Gershwin favorite “Crazy For You.” Auditions will be 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, and 7-9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at Actorsingers Hall, 219 Lake St. If needed, callbacks will be held ...

Garden Club offers scholarships

AMHERST – The Amherst Garden Club is offering $4,000 in scholarships to Amherst or Mont Vernon residents who will be attending an institute of higher learning to study horticulture, botany, plant science, landscape design or environmental science as it relates to ...