Cabinet News

Wilton emergency operations plan

WILTON – After a sometimes heated discussion on Monday, March 11, the Select Board voted to adopt the state Emergency Operations Plan. The proposed plan was presented by Town Administrator Paul Branscombe and Emergency Management Director David Boissonnault. Last week, Selectman Kermit ...

Boys & Girls Club names community award winners

The Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley is proud to honor a number of local individuals and organizations who have had a tremendous impact on youth and the community in general with the following awards: Business of the Year: Jay Steel LLC – For their generous support and commitment to ...

Candidate calls for end of the Electoral College

MANCHESTER – The Washington Post called Pete Buttigieg, the two-term Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, “the most interesting mayor you’ve never heard of.” Friday, he told a crowd in Manchester why he should be elected president in 2020. Buttigieg is 37 and a U.S. Navy veteran. ...

Milford resident will lobby for diabetes sufferers

MILFORD – Four years ago Amanda Cheney’s husband, Wayne, found her unresponsive in the morning and had to call an ambulance. That happened twice, and it frightened them both. Amanda has type 1 diabetes, sometimes called juvenile diabetes. It’s a life-threatening autoimmune disease in ...

Police Departments’ open house a hit

MILFORD - The star of the Milford Police Department’s open house last week was an alert, energetic black dog. Barry is the department’s K-9, and he was there with his handler, officer Michael Barritt, for much of the two-hour session that attracted about two dozen residents who got an ...

Woman seeks owner of wedding dress

LYNDEBOROUGH – When Debbie Bass married in June of 1986, her mother had her dress cleaned and sealed in an acid-free storage box. “I carried that box to Florida and then Nevada, and then back to New Hampshire” Bass said recently. “I always thought the box seemed too small for my ...

Legislative Update for March 14

The following bills were voted on in the House of Representations on Wednesday and Thursday, February 27th and 28th. There was a total of 51 bills presented for both sessions. I will attempt to show only those house bill that have a major impact to the citizens of my district. As an Amherst ...

Board OKs vape detectors

WILTON – At their regular meeting on March 5, the Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School Board authorized Middle/High School Principal Brian Bagley to continue investigating the installation of “vape” detectors in the school. Speaking at the district meeting on March 9, Board Chairman ...

Aviation museum to honor Bernice Perry

LONDONDERRY – When she was a teenager during World War I, Bernice Blake loved to watch planes head for Europe, and she knew she wanted to be up there flying some day. Not many years later she took flying lessons at the new Manchester Airport and became the first New Hampshire woman to ...

Candidate questions board’s openness

MILFORD – Of the four people vying for two seats on the Milford School Board, only one is criticizing the way the new superintendent of schools was hired. Dr. Jessica Huizenga was hired last year after serving as Milford’s interim superintendent for a few months. Holleigh Ciardelli Tlapa, ...

Mont Vernon’s town meeting is next week

MONT VERNON – Mont Vernon is one of only three Souhegan Valley towns that still operate under the traditional town meeting form of government, and town meeting 2019 will be held on Wednesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. in the Village School. One article that could spark discussion is asks for ...

Telegraph claims 19 awards in NENPA competition

BOSTON – The Telegraph continued its long tradition of excellence and service to the community recently, bringing home 19 New England Newspaper & Press Association Contest awards. The regional association - which represents more than 450 daily and weekly newspapers in Connecticut, ...

Goats on the Green

Dog walkers are common in the Amherst Village, but the sight of Steve Cooper, his dog and two goats, strolling the Green made people do double-takes last week. Cooper, who lives in Amherst, said he uses the goats as pack animals for back-packing. ‘When I turned 60 I decided I can’t carry ...

Wilton town official disagree over hiring of town auditor

WILTON – Select Board Member Kermit Williams has advocated for a town auditor – a position which existed until a few years ago when Stanley Greene retired. The financial reports “need another set of eyes,” he argued last week. Such a person would not be a town employee but be hired ...

Pastoral couple finds new home

Messiah Lutheran Church in Amherst will welcome its new pastor on Sunday when the Rev. Karl J. Hester will preside over his first service. It has been a long, circuitous journey for both Messiah as well as Hester that all began exactly two and half years ago. On Oct. 10, 2016, the church was ...

Fast News for March 7

Dollar General: MILFORD – At its Feb. 26 meeting the planning board continued its review of a proposed Dollar General store on Wilton Road, until March 26, when the public is invited to comment and ask questions. After a long discussion about potential regional impacts, board members ...

Wild Adventures

Abbigayle Kemp tries for a good look at a shy hedgehog. The spiny little mammal unrolled itself as more and more children petted it during the Wildlife Encounters program last week. The ‘ambassador animals’ are a yearly vacation week program of the Milford Recreation Department.

Wilton town meeting set for 7 p.m. on March 14

WILTON – The business portion of Wilton’s traditional town meeting will be at 7 p.m. March 14 at the Florence Rideout Elementary School gym. Voting for officers and two proposed zoning changes will take place on March 12, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the town hall. Voters on Thursday will ...