Cabinet News

Brotherly fun at Milford merry-go-round

Wyatt Stetson, 8, and his brother Bryce, 11, play on Milford’s Keyes Park merry-go-round after their tennis lessons and before their swim lessons last week

Historical glass ball highlight of Lyndeborough Community Day get-together

Saturday was a perfect day for a get-together at the Town Hall in Lyndeborough Center – bright sun, light breeze, not too hot – and a couple hundred people took advantage of the many activities during the town’s eighth annual Community Day. The highlight of the ...

Souhegan grad from Mont Vernon honored by Maine magazine

MONT VERNON – Renee Bouchard was only 16 and a student at Souhegan High School when she took a portraiture course from the watercolor artist Phoebe Flory, in the summer of 1993. The youngest student in the class, she was thrilled and somewhat intimidated. “Oh ...

Construction underway for new Milford Medical Center

MILFORD – St. Joseph Hospital officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday, Aug. 1 for a new Milford Medical Center building. The multi-level, 19,500-square-foot outpatient facility on Nashua Street is scheduled to open in the summer of 2015, Construction will be divided up into ...

Board nixes teachers’ contract

MILFORD – Despite a strong budget committee push to “zero out” a warrant article that would give teachers $545,000 worth of increases this year, residents at the school Deliberative Session Monday night voted to put the article on the Sept. 9 ballot. The unusual ...

Wilton parking ordinance updated, adopted

WILTON – After lengthy discussions with many of the Main Street merchants, the Board of Selectmen on Monday, Aug. 4, adopted new parking rules for Main Street. After deciding to incorporate the current winter parking ban into the wording, the board approved a proposal presented by ...

Wilton Old Home Days – A week-long celebration

WILTON – Every five years, residents spend a week celebrating Old Home Days. This year the event coincides with the town’s 275th anniversary and will be observed from Saturday Aug. 16 through Sunday Aug. 24. The grand parade theme is “275 Years of Neighbors ...

Shaw’s Supermarkets remove charity barrels in Milford and other stores

MILFORD – As Shaw’s Supermarket attracts throngs of extra shoppers during the Market Basket feud, all 137 stores in New England have removed their charity collection barrels. Shaw’s is getting many of Market Basket customers as workers for the low-price chain ...

Wilton House of Pizza offering Market Basket employees discount

The Wilton House of Pizza is advertising its support for Market Basket employees with a 4 percent discount for the supermarket’s workers. Owner D.J. Garcia said he and his wife, Amy, thought “it was the right thing to do.” Four percent is the discount Market ...

Correction

SHARE Outreach is not involved with charity gambling. In a story in last week’s Cabinet, Greg Barber, the manager for the River Card Room, incorrectly stated his charitable gaming facility recently gave SHARE $11,000 during a 10-day period. Christine Janson, SHARE’s ...

Wilton Lions offering free vision screening

The Wilton Lions Club plans to offer a free vision screening for children (and anyone else who would like to do it) during the Wilton Old Home Days celebration next week. The Lions will offer the screenings on Saturday, Aug. 16, and Saturday, Aug. 23. The Lions can be found in a tent on the ...

Milford man charged in Mass. used car scam

MILFORD – Geoffrey McIntosh, 34, of 65 Summer St., Milford, was arrested July 16 in connection with an alleged scam at the car dealership where he worked in Massachusetts. According to the Wilmington, (Mass.) Town Crier, McIntosh allegedly took $3,680.73 that belonged to Bill Dube ...

Broken culvert a safety hazard

LYNDEBOROUGH – Road Agent Kent Perry told selectmen on Wednesday, July 23, a broken culvert on Nichols Road is a safety hazard, especially to the horses that are frequently ridden that way. Nichols Road, located in North Lyndeborough, is a Class VI Road, a town road that is not ...

Heroin. opioid use up Milford Sgt. answers questions on drugs

MILFORD – There are bad drugs here, but “Milford, N.H., isn’t south central Los Angeles,” Sgt. Matthew Fiffield told an overflow crowd at the Milford public library Tuesday night. The Milford officer was there to talk about the increasing abuse of heroin ...

Former Hollis man headed to prison for beating Mason police chief

The former Hollis man who severely beat Mason’s police chief in January will spend more than a year in prison. Russell Monbleau III, 39, now of Fitchburg, Mass., pleaded guilty to second-degree assault, simple assault and reckless conduct charges at a hearing at Hillsborough County ...

Historic Milford bridge is a hazard

MILFORD – The old green bridge at Jones Crossing is in danger of falling into the Souhegan River and is now off limits to pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Milford Department of Public Works Director Rick Riendeau told selectmen Monday night that the New Hampshire Department of ...

Rec field deadline fast approaching

AMHERST – In four weeks all recreation at Cemetery Fields will come to an end, and the town is trying to find out how to make up for the loss of those 48 acres, which have been used for sports for about 15 years. Sept. 1 is the date the town’s Cemetery Trustees gave ...