Cabinet News

Laszlo Gardony Jazz Trio to perform Jan. 14

The Amherst Town Library begins the 13th year of its popular Sundays at 4 Music Series on Jan. 14 with The Laszlo Gardony Jazz Trio performing “Cool as Nordic Ice, hot as the Mississippi sun: The melting pot of jazz” from 4-5 p.m. in the Main Reading Room of the Library. In this concert, ...

2018 Senior Citizen Activity Healthy Living Walking program set

MILFORD – The Hampshire Dome and the NH WellPoint Foundation are delighted to co-sponsor a program to enable local citizens 70 years and up from eight surrounding communities to walk the cushioned track at the Dome for free this winter. Our Active, Healthy Living Program makes it possible for ...

Florence Rideout Elementary School band rings in Christmas

LYNDEBOROUGH – The Florence Rideout Elementary School 4th and 5th grade band (with some help from the Middle School band) made their debut on Thursday with a concert at the Central School. They played “Jingle Bells,” after which several players explained their instruments to the ...

Christmas Cheer

Florence Rideout Elementary School first-, second- and third-grade students perform “The Littlest Reindeer” at the school. Sean Bickerton, a second grader from Mrs. Hawkes class, played Santa Claus.

Unruly student caused lockdown at Wilkins School

AMHERST – The lockdown at Wilkins School Dec. 14 was triggered by a member of the school staff who was dealing with an uncooperative student, said Police Chief Mark Reams. There were no threats or weapons involved. “The lockdown was merely triggered by staff who were exercising an ...

New Hampshire officials eye Heron Pond reptiles

MILFORD – Town officials say they were surprised by a strongly worded letter from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department admonishing them for the recent drawdown of water at Heron Pond. In the Dec. 4 letter, Glenn Normandeau, the agency’s executive director, wrote that Milford ...

Selectman back conservation funding

AMHERST – In March, voters will be asked if the conservation commission should have all current use penalty funds so it can act quickly when desirable land is available to buy. The commission now gets 50 percent of the money accumulated from the Land Use Change Tax, a penalty landowners pay ...

Officials see need for new facility; renovations on the table

AMHERST – The town needs a bigger and better police station, selectmen agreed as they reviewed warrant articles for 2019, including one to establish a capital reserve fund for a renovated and expanded police station. The building was built in 1980 and renovated in 1996. Now that the ...

Broderick: New attitude needed when dealing with mental health

WILTON – John T. Broderick Jr., former Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court, is on a mission to change the culture and people’s attitudes surrounding mental illness. “When I was growing up,” he told the students at the Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative High School on ...

Shooting penalties target town of Milford

MILFORD – The prime sponsor of a proposed state law that would penalize towns that try to control gun use on town property says the lack of penalties encourages local officials to violate a state statute. State Rep. J.R. Hoell, (R-Dunbarton) and nine other Republican lawmakers introduced ...

Chorus Entertains Seniors

The Milford High School Chorus recently entertained the Milford Area Seniors in town hall, where senior citizens meet each Tuesday for games and entertainment and to hear speakers on topics of interest. Treasurer Bill Andrews presented a check to Jennifer Erdody, music director in support of ...

Visit from Santa

Santa Claus was transported to the Milford Oval by fire truck and then escorted to the gazebo by elves Tricia Shea and Beth San Martino during the Milford Lions Club’s annual Santa on the Oval party earlier this month.

Breakfast with Santa

OnDec. 9, the Milford Recreation Department hosted its first Breakfast with Santa event in which 101 tickets were sold. Everyone enjoyed pancakes, sausages, fruit and donuts, complete with a visit from Santa and his Elf. The Milford Recreation Department would like to thank Papa Joes for the ...

Fast News for Dec. 21

Forums canceled Two public forums in Amherst and Mont Vernon scheduled for this week to explains how school consolidation would take place have been canceled. Instead, attorneys from the firm of Soule, Leslie and Kidder were scheduled to give an update on consolidation to the SAU board on ...

Lighting the Way

A luminaria, decorated by an elementary school student, sits on the wall in front of the Masonic Temple in Milford. The annual event was sponsored by the Wilton Main Street Association, as well as the Community Center. The Main Street group started the event four years ago, in partnership with ...

Jan. 4 program set

On Thursday, Jan. 4, the Amherst Garden Club welcomes Paul Koehler and his presentation on “Sustainable Landscape Design.” Paul’s program on landscape design will cover conservation of natural resources, environmental impact awareness, performing a sustainability audit, design ...

Students of the Month

December Student of the Month at Florence Rideout Elementary School are Cassidy Emmons – from Cathy Hamilton’s third-grade Class and Jason Caragher – from Mrs. Sappet’s third-grade class.

Auditions set for Jan. 2-3

AMHERST – The Amherst Parent-Teacher Association is inviting kids and adults ‘under the sea’ for auditions for its 66th annual PTA play. In April 2018, the PTA will present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” for its largest fundraiser, which generates upwards of $15,000 for vital ...

New 6th through 12th grade charter school to open in Manchester

MANCHESTER – Kreiva Academy Public Charter School will be opening its doors in Manchester for the 2018-19 school year. Kreiva Academy, a grade 6-12 school, is set to open with 144 students, spanning all grades its first year. Kreiva Academy Public Charter School was awarded a $150,000 ...

Leaders help enhance student success in area

MILFORD – Milford High School is working with multiple community champions to enhance student success. Alene Candles headquarters is located in Milford. Heidi Ebol, the human resource director, has spearheaded six internship placements within their organization, including those in computer ...