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Town tradition

This year’s Christmas in Amherst Village House Tour on Saturday, Dec. 13, will showcase five unique homes, representing a variety of architectural styles, sizes, and ages, and all decorated for the holidays. The tour is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Each house on the tour has its own special ...

NH Food Bank seeks game animal donations from hunters

CONCORD – New Hampshire hunters can share their fall harvest with the needy through the Hunt for the Hungry program at the New Hampshire Food Bank. Once again this fall, the food bank is collecting donations of whole or processed game animals for distribution to more than 400 food ...

Library drainage work to begin

WILTON – Selectmen have agreed to a contract with Greeley Farms Landscaping to install temporary drains at the Wilton Public/Gregg Free Library. The work was described by Director of Public Works Steve Elliott as a “good temporary fix.” On Monday, Nov. 10, ...

Wilton town office mulls credit cards

WILTON – If all goes as suggested, residents will be able to pay taxes, register the dog and pay water and sewer bills online. Those coming into the office will be able to use a credit card. Town Clerk Jane Farrell and Treasurer Jerry Greene have been looking into the pros and cons ...

Junior Women’s Club hosts Turkey Trot

Kathy Cleveland photo Runners wait for the start of the 5k Turkey Trot in front of the Amherst Congregational Church on Nov. 28. This was the 14th year for the annual races, sponsored by the Amherst Junior Women’s Club, which gives all proceeds to local charities. There was also a 1 ...

Show of support for ‘Movember’

Kathy Cleveland photo Mont Vernon Police Sgt. Aaron Daigneault sported his ‘Movember’ mustache during the month of November to raise money and awareness of men’s health issues. Five of the six Mont Vernon officers, including Chief Kevin Furlong. grew the facial ...

New Wilton ambulance in service

WILTON – The town’s new ambulance went into service on Oct. 27. It is on a Ford 450 FWD pick-up chassis purchased from Sugarloaf Ambulance/Rescue Vehicles at a cost of $205,000, approved at Town Meeting in March. The cost is shared by Lyndeborough and Temple. Service ...

Milford selectman to talk with pipeline representative

MILFORD – Selectmen’s Chairman Gary Daniels said he will talk with representatives from Kinder Morgan next week about a proposed gas pipeline through Milford. The Houston-based energy company announced recently its preferred route for a large natural gas pipeline would be ...

Milford craft fair day is Saturday Santa visits Oval on Sunday

MILFORD – Instead of going to the mall to buy holiday gifts, find the spirit of Christmas locally. The Milford Improvement Team and the town of Milford invite everyone to join them for the annual Holiday Craft Fairs and Events day on Dec. 6 in and around the Oval. There will be a ...

Souhegan Valley towns back to normal after Thanksgiving storm

It looked like ordinary snow, but as it built up on power lines and tree limbs the night before Thanksgiving, it developed the consistency of frozen oatmeal, or “10 inches of concrete,” as one line worker put it. The weight of all that snow knocked down trees, branches and ...

No Scrooges in the Souhegan Valley Volunteers share the spirit of giving

If it’s true that happiness comes from giving, not receiving, local volunteers should be some of the happiest people around. More than 300 families will have better holidays this year thanks to Share Outreach and more than five dozen of its volunteers. Share serves Amherst, ...

Mont Vernon rider says thanks for ‘Blue Bus’

To the Editor: I like using the Blue Bus because I’m handicapped, walk with a walker and don’t drive. It costs $4 round trip, and I wish more people from Mont Vernon would take the bus. If I can’t get a ride I call for the bus to get me to my appointment and back ...

School Nurse of the Year nominations sought

The New Hampshire School Nurse of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding nurse for her contributions to the school and community. To be eligible, the nurse must meet these criteria: Is a registered professional nurse. Has been practicing school nursing for a minimum of three years. Is a ...

Meals on Wheels seeking donations, gifts for homebound in southern NH

MERRIMACK – St. Joseph Community Services, the provider of Meals on Wheels and community dining throughout Hillsborough County, is seeking holiday gifts for its elderly and disabled homebound clients. Members of the community who wish to contribute can do so in two ways. All cash ...

Woman’s Club to sponsor Christmas Giving Tree

WILTON – The Wilton-Lyndeborough Woman’s Club will again sponsor the Christmas Giving Tree, a way to help those children in the two towns who will not otherwise have a Christmas present. Dawn Tuomala described the program for selectmen on Monday, Nov. 3, and asked ...

Local farm organizers honored

PETERBOROUGH – On Sunday, Nov. 23, the Monadnock Center of History and Culture, 19 Grove St., and Peterborough Grange #35 honored Traugher Groh, Lincoln Geiger and Anthony Graham of the Temple-Wilton Community Farm at a public recognition ceremony. The selectmen of both Wilton and ...

Hobbs found not guilty

MANCHESTER – Travis Hobbs, the 21-year-old Mont Vernon man charged in connection with the December hit-and-run accident that killed Amherst resident John Bachman, was found not guilty on all charges Friday, Nov. 21. In a statement through his attorney, Eric Wilson, Hobbs said he ...

Local Advisory Council discusses river projects

MILFORD – The health and future of the Souhegan River are in good hands, those who love the river and want it to be used by everyone and kept clear. Since 2000, when the Souhegan was named part of the New Hampshire Rivers Management Protection Program, a Local Advisory Council has ...

Wilton economic forum

WILTON – The town has a lot of good points and potential for growth, but residents should take a new, hard, look at how they want the town to grow. Times have changed and the old assumptions might not work anymore. There are a lot of challenges to be faced and dealt with. That was ...