Cabinet News

Fire guts Milford home; owner, dogs escape safely

MILFORD – A woman and her two dogs escaped a fast moving fire that gutted a house here late Monday afternoon. The fire, at 61 Highland Avenue, appears to have started in the front porch, said the homeowner, Madeline Martin. Martin said she was making iced coffee in the kitchen of ...

Love your pet: Chelsea gives love sparingly

Editor’s note: Send a story about your pet to cabnews@cabinet.com or to The Cabinet Press, 54 School St., Milford, NH 03055. My dog Chelsea dislikes the vacuum, the ironing board, fireworks, rain, squirrels, my mother, my father, my father-in-law, my neighbor, my friend Bob, my ...

Greenfield poison ivy removal company owner does not use chemicals

LYNDEBOROUGH – Poison ivy can be truly called a “noxious weed.” The urushiol oil contained in all parts of the trailing vine causes a painful rash and oozing blisters on most people who encounter it. The blisters and intense itching can last up to two weeks. ...

Amherst has a civilian emergency team

AMHERST – “We need young folks,” representatives of a civilian emergency response group told selectmen recently. Don Holden and Gene Kuczewski, members of the Souhegan Community Emergency Response Team, went before the board to explain their mission and asked if ...

Milford Boy Scout Troop 407 holds massive yard sale

MILFORD – Milford Boy Scout Troop 407 hosted a massive yard sale next to Centennial Park in Milford. Helping on a Saturday morning to disassemble a trellis a customer wants are Scouts, from left Jack Burnham, Ryan Christino and David Spaulding (kneeling). The yard sale was the scene ...

Route 101 hearing in Milford

MILFORD – The New Hampshire Department of Transportation will hold a combined public informational meeting to discuss proposed improvements to Route 101, from Wilton Road to the intersection of Elm Street, North River Road, and the Milford Bypass. This project is part of the larger ...

Amherst bridge worries neighbors

AMHERST – People who live near the Manchester Road bridge were back before the selectmen last week, concerned about the bridge’s eventual replacement. Linda Kaiser, who regularly complains about traffic to selectmen, said that when the bridge was open there were ...

Superior court will decide if Milford’s Keyes expansion is an emergency

MILFORD – The future of Milford recreation is riding on the purchase of a 5.8 acre property adjacent to Keyes Park, town officials say. The land at 127 Elm St., abuts the park to the west and would allow the addition of badly needed recreation fields, and even more important over the ...

Milford looks back to land on Stearns Road for possible playing fields

AMHERST – After the March elections it seemed as if any chance the town had to gain more land for badly needed sports fields was gone. Voters overwhelmingly shot down zoning changes that could have allowed athletic practice and events on 47-acres on Stearns Road. The Board of ...

New recreation director named in Amherst

AMHERST – Craig Fraley told selectmen last week he wants Amherst to have the best recreation department in the state. Fraley, the town’s new recreation director, was introduced at the June 23 selectmen’s meeting. He is a New Hampshire native from New London who ...

Amherst, Milford celebrate Independence Day

Founding father John Adams would be pleased. In a letter to his wife Abigail in 1776 he wrote that Independence Day should be celebrated with “pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations from one end of this continent to the ...

Milford school gym gets fresh coat of paint

MILFORD – Ryan Sheehan was wielding a paint brush in Bales School recently, helping spruce up the gym as a way to give back. The 120-year-old building has seen better days, and it now houses the district’s Sage School, a place Sheehan says turned his life around. Sheehan is ...

WLC changes $8.2M bond to 20-year term

LYNDEBOROUGH– The board of the Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School District has negotiated the approved bond of $8.2 million as a 20-year term instead of the 30-year bond approved at district meeting in March. The change was made to save the district a lot of money and was ...

Amherst seeks conservation grant

AMHERST – Selectmen recently voted to allow the Conservation Commission to apply for a state LCHIP (Land and Community Heritage Investment Program) grant to buy an easement on 82 acres at 173 Mack Hill Road. Board members noted that the land abuts the 500-acre Joe English ...

College achievements by Souhegan Valley students

UMASS LOWELL HONORS STUDENTS FOR INNOVATIVE IDEAS The University of Massachusetts Lowell recently awarded $35,000 in seed money to 48 students for winning concepts for businesses, technology and services in the college’s 2014 DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge. Recipients included ...

Why toss a butt out the window?

Last week, someone we know was driving through downtown Wilton. Ahead of him was someone in a Jeep who, in the middle of town, on Main Street, decided to throw a cigarette out the Jeep window and onto the street. Our friend wondered why. So do we. Presumably, this person’s vehicle ...

Right choice made for award

The University System of New Hampshire’s Board of Trustees made the right choice when it named the Souhegan High School Ethics Forum and its annual Hosting Young Philosophy Enthusiasts the recipient of its Granite State Award. The award is given for an outstanding contribution to ...

Hard truth: Life can be unpredictable

Life is unpredictable, and it certainly does not come with a user manual or an easy button. And as I learned this week, while watching “A Fault in Our Stars,” life is not a wish-granting factory either. But the reality is that every morning when you wake up, one thing is ...