Cabinet News

Souhegan High School Honor Roll

Souhegan High School in Amherst has announced its honor roll for the second trimester of the 2017-18 school year. ––– HIGHEST HONORS GRADE 9: Molly Atkinson, Mona Blake, Bailey Burke, Hannah Carroll, Paige Colby, Abigail Conard, Zachary Cotter, Emily Drake, Delaney Facques, Braden ...

New exhibit set to open at Carey House Museum

“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ––– MILFORD – From advancements in technology to the harrowing story of a late 1800s bank robbery and some noted “extraordinary” local residents, the Milford Historical Society’s ...

Wilton officials are dealing with a ‘mess’

WILTON – Town officials will form a committee to find a new town administrator as quickly as possible. In the meantime, they are coping with what Selectboard Member Kermit Williams termed “a mess.” About 30 residents with a variety of concerns attended the three-hour regular meeting of ...

Leishman looks at restarting scenic rail service

WILTON – When Stuart Draper started the Wilton Scenic Railroad in 2003, many people were delighted. The seasonal tourist train ran seven days a week between Wilton and Greenfield. Its forested route went by Zephyr Lake and over the highest rail trestle in New Hampshire. Passengers could ...

Wilton admin resigns

WILTON – Town Administrator Scott Butcher and Administrative Assistant Pam Atwood resigned abruptly in the middle of a meeting of the Select Board on Monday, leaving no personnel in the selectmen’s office. While tensions in town hall have been rising, especially since town meeting and the ...

Keno will be available soon at Pasta Loft

MILFORD – The Pasta Loft will be the first local bar or restaurant to offer the electronic bingo-like game called Keno. On Election Day, Milford voters approved a petition article to allow the game, one of the 71 communities in New Hampshire that had the question on their town meeting ...

Local man prefers old-fashioned way of making maple syrup

LYNDEBOROUGH – Making maple syrup has become a high-tech industry. The newest in gleaming evaporators have numerous bells and whistles to keep track of temperature, sap density and any other factor that might be wanted. The syrup makers have a dozen grades of syrup and produce sugar, maple ...

Family displaced by fire that started in garage

MILFORD – A closed door between the house and garage limited the damage from a garage fire at 120 Jennision Road Sunday afternoon. The fire was called in just before 2 p.m. by one of the homeowners, the only person home at the time, said Milford Fire Chief Jack Kelly. “A closed door ...

Family business seeing fruits of its labors

MILFORD – When she first started working at Amherst Label two years ago, Jessica Ackerman could not have imagined that the company’s labels would one day be on her family’s product. But that was before her husband, Mike, and his brother, Charlie, built their own sugar shack in ...

Historic portrait added at Citizens’ Hall

LYNDEBOROUGH – Last fall, a large framed portrait was found in the attic of a house being cleared out for sale and was acquired by the Lafayette Artillery Co. It shows an austere, severe-looking bearded gentleman, the proper pose for a man who in later life was a selectman, businessman and ...

‘Americans Who Tell the Truth’ come to Amherst

AMHERST – Robert Shetterly is a self-taught artist who spent years as a surrealist painter until 9/11. Angry at the government’s attack on Iraq and what he called the media’s thoughtless cheerleading, he looked for a way to express his frustration. “Nobody wanted to hear me ...

Fast News for March 29

Early bears CONCORD — Bears seem to be waking early out of hibernation, and a Fish and Game Department official says now is a good time to take down bird feeders. New Hampshire’s bear project leader says reports of bear activity and sightings are becoming more frequent in recent days. ...

Milford High School Honor Roll

Milford High School has announced its honor roll for the second quarter of the 2017-18 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 9: Brianna Arnoldy, Ryan Baer, Grace Carpenter, Sarah Chase, Isabella Clark, Sarah Dobbs, Gabriella Guarniere, Christina Horne, Madison Howard, Erin Jasper, Jordan King, ...

Conservation commission wins big

AMHERST – The conservation commission was a big winner in the elections last week, with voters approving two warrant articles, one that will allow all of the Land Use Change Tax to go into the commission’s land acquisition fund. The vote was an overwhelming 1,302-412. The tax is what ...

Local students rally against gun violence; honor shooting victims

MILFORD – About 200 Milford High School students joined thousands around the country last week in a 17-minute walkout to protest gun violence on the one-month anniversary of the Parkland, Fla., school massacre. Gathering behind the high school in the bitter cold, the students signed ...

Mont Vernon OKs plans

MONT VERNON – Town meeting voters last week approved several warrant articles that will set in motion long-range plans to renovate the Town Hall and the McCollom Building and build a new Daland Library. Voters gave overwhelming support to articles that will create and fund a heritage ...

Wilton-Lyndeborough students join walkout

WILTON – On Wednesday morning, students at the Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative Middle/High School joined the nationwide “walk out” to remember and honor the 17 students who died in a shooting in Florida. The school had a delayed opening because of the snowstorm, and the gathering took ...

Wilton approves all but one request at town meeting

WILTON – Voters at Town Meeting March 15, approved every request except one on a lengthy ballot. After considerable, sometimes heated, discussion, they declined, by a vote of 144 no to 36 yes, to develop the New Reservoir area into a public park, a plan presented by a citizen committee. ...

Kindergarten, keno and an upgraded firehouse pass in Milford

MILFORD – Voters Tuesday approved plans for a renovated fire station and an expanded kindergarten program during town and school elections that took place despite a severe snowstorm. They also voted to allow Keno to be played within the town. In a seven-person race for two seats on the ...

Full-day classes approved

WILTON – The Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School District will offer a full-day kindergarten program at Lyndeborough Central School next fall. The proposal passed 115 yes votes to 70 no, at the annual school district meeting Saturday morning, after about an hour of discussion. Earlier in ...