Cabinet News

Under Construction

Two long-awaited Milford building projects are under construction – a new Milford Circuit Court, top, near Market Basket, and a new commercial building at the corner of Nashua and South streets. The building at One Nashua Street is being built inside the shell of the old Boston Shoe Store and ...

New gateway signs in the works

MILFORD – First impressions count, and often the first thing drivers see when they’re entering a town or city is its welcome sign. And for drivers going west on 101A, from Amherst into Milford, there is a slab of granite that says “Welcome to Milford.” The stone is definitely in ...

Barbour dispels rumors at library event

AMHERST – Just the words “pressure cooker” can strike fear into the heart of anyone who grew up with stories of boiling hot stew exploding all over the kitchen. Liz Barbour tried to dispel that anxsiety during a recent Amherst Public Library evening program on using the new electric ...

Street lights are up for discussion

LYNDEBOROUGH – The South Lyndeborough Village area has about 20 street lights, most dating back to about 1947. Some don’t function properly, while others may no longer be needed where they are. Still others may prove more useful elsewhere. During the March Town Meeting, voters approved ...

Farmers Market

The Milford Farmers Market opened for the season Saturday in a new location, 300 Elm St., across from the NH Antique Co-op. Displaying their wares were Butternut Farm, Firefly Fields. Fresh Start Farms, G3 Baking, Hulda’s Swedish Baked Goods, Ledge Top Farm, Lyddie’s Goods, MolaFoods, ...

Summer Fun

Jameson Wheeler, of Milford, enjoys a beach day at Baboosic Lake in Amherst on Tuesday with his mother, Christina. Baboosic Lake Beach is a popular attractions for locals looking to get away from warm temperatures.

Another try at rainbow flags

MILFORD – June is Gay Pride Month, and in Milford, there might be one more attempt to fly a gay pride flag on the Milford Oval this month - actually 22 flags. New Selectman Paul Dargie says he is planning to introduce a motion at the June 25 board meeting to allow gay pride flags on the ...

Four vying for N.H. District 23 seat

Milford Selectman Paul Dargie is one of four Milford Democrats who have signed up to run for four seats in Hillsborough County’s House District 23. Potential candidates had until 5 p.m. Friday, June 15 to file for the Sept. 11 party primary elections that will decide which candidates will ...

Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative High School graduates 43

WILTON – In a strictly traditional ceremony, 43 seniors at Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative Middle/High School received their diplomas on Friday, June 15 in the school gym. They marched in to “Pomp and Circumstance” under floral arches carried by Juniors and led by Marshall Emma ...

School bus contact awarded

WILTON – The Cooperative School District has awarded a three-year transportation contract to Steve’s Bus Service of Lyndeborough, after agreeing to waive a requirement for a performance bond. Company owner Steve Brown said he had never posted one, nor had his predecessor, Draper ...

Scholarship Recipient

Gov. Chris Sununu presented the Leadership Scholarship to Mark Johnson at the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards dinner at Hampshire Hills Athletic Club. Mark graduated from Milford High School June 9. The Chamber’s scholarship fund recognizes high school seniors who plan ...

Strawberry Festival scheduled for Sunday

HOLLIS – It’s just a berry, but what a berry! Packed with taste and nutrition, strawberries have vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants. But we love them because, at their best – meaning fresh, locally grown and ripe and not overripe – they taste as sweet as summer. And just as summer ...

Bon Appetit: Hilltop Cafe called one of the best

WILTON – Bon Appetit Magazine has named Hilltop Café at Four Corners Farm one of “America’s Favorite Neighborhood Restaurants.” “It was a surprise to us,” Café Manager Christie Reed said. “We didn’t enter a contest or anything. A woman called and asked if she could take ...

Fast News for June 21

Bigger room AMHERST – Last March residents packed the selectmen’s meeting room for a “listening session” about creating safe walking and biking routes. Next week, on Thursday, June 28, there will be another session and the town’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee has ...

Wall builder tells stories of stone

MILFORD – “Why build all these walls in the woods?” That’s the question people hiking New England forests for the first time almost always ask natives like Kevin Gardner. And when Gardner explains how the walls got there, they don’t believe it. They don’t believe that at one ...

Committee seeking ideas for Riverwalk

WILTON – In the near future, the Economic Development Committee plans to solicit bids for the design of the second phase of the downtown Riverwalk, as approved at Town Meeting in March, and is asking residents for their ideas. The committee sponsored two strolls along Main Street last week to ...

Milford High’s class of 2018 graduates

MILFORD – Waiting on the football field for graduation ceremonies to begin, David Alcox had something to say about the Class of 2018. Alcox, who had 140 of the 210 graduating seniors in his social studies, psychology and We the People classes, said this class is special in a way he has not ...

Gravel protest goes on

MILFORD – A gravel removal operation at the Brox property has been going on since late March, but the leader of the group fighting it says she is not giving up. Brox Environmental Citizens, lead by Suzanne Fournier, has appealed a 4-3 decision by the water commission bureau of the state ...

No rainbow flag for Milford; proc approved

MILFORD – There will be no rainbow flag flying on the Milford Oval this month. On Monday, selectmen turned down a request to fly a gay pride flag, but they also voted 3-2 in favor of a town proclamation naming June as Gay Pride month. The board was reacting to requests from George Hoyt, a ...

Wilton’s Summerfest scheduled for June 23

WILTON – The Main Street Association will again sponsor Summerfest, a day of family fun on June 23, beginning at 8 a.m. with breakfast on Main Street and ending with fireworks on Carnival Hill at 9 p.m. In between are live music, tours, demonstrations, games for kids and lots of ...