Cabinet News

Museum focuses on 19th century pop stars

MILFORD – They were the Beatles of their day – the most popular entertainment group of the 1840s. Milford’s home-grown Hutchinson Singers brought their perfect four-part harmony to more than 11,000 concerts in the United States and Europe, including an anti-slavery rally in Boston thaht ...

Wilton officials work out issues

WILTON – The town has new policies on credit card use and investments, as well as beginning to set rules for the town treasurer. However, there is still no deputy treasurer. The Select Board, Town Administrator Paul Branscombe and Finance officer Debra Harling met with town treasurer ...

Food Truck Festival offers array of good eats

MILFORD – From Thai food platters to shaved ice, the New Hampshire Food Truck Festival offered up delicious dishes that appeal to most anyone’s palate. However, if folks weren’t able to attend on Saturday, there’s another opportunity today to stop by the Hampshire Dome at 34 Emerson ...

Turnstone Corp. riding shotgun with Seacoast auto dealer on new project

EXETER – Turnstone Corporation is pleased to announce its latest collaboration with Dan Enxing, and with Volvo Cars of Exeter. Enxing, a former client and the dealership’s owner, has planned a much-needed renovation and expansion of the current building at 140 Portsmouth Avenue in ...

Boisvert case continued

LYNDEBOROUGH – Larry Boisvert has until Sept. 13 to prepare to re-present his case for housing his business, Portable Privies, LLC, at Feel Good Farm on Johnson’s Corner Road. Boisvert, through his attorney James Lombardi of Bedford, had requested a rehearing of an appeal from ...

Bid process called into question

WILTON – Was the town’s bid policy and procedure improperly followed on July 30 in the matter of receiving sealed bids for several pieces of used highway department vehicles? Resident Tim Broderick thinks so and brought his concern to the Select Board on Monday. The winning bid did not ...

Garwin Falls parking issue continues; meeting scheduled

WILTON – There will be new rules for parking at all the town’s four cemeteries. The “No Parking” signs along Isaac Frye and adjoining roads will read “No Parking Between Signs” and add more distance. The Horseshoe area will be included in the higher fines and the parking ...

Conservation Commission proposes creation of master plan

WILTON – The Conservation Commission is proposing the creation of a master plan for the management of three popular recreation areas: The Horseshoe, Garwin Falls and The New Reservoir. Member Jennifer Beck distributed a copy of the proposal, which is still under discussion, at the meeting of ...

National Night Out

National Night Out is a nationwide effort to build relationships between communities and their police departments by having some summer fun together. At Emerson Park in Milford last week, all emergency departments were there. Police grilled burgers, tossed balls to kids and helped them climb ...

Annual Folksoul Music Festival scheduled for Sunday

On Sunday from 10:30 a.m. until 6 p.m., Fred Simmons and Leslie Vogel will be opening their grounds at the corner of Driscol and Mountain Road in Greenfield for the 9th annual Folksoul Music Festival. Featured will be several local and regional bands: Low Lily, the Kingsnakes, the Tara ...

Red means stop

After a number of accidents and close calls, including some with pedestrians, Milford town officials have installed a solar blinking red light to tell drivers entering the Oval from Nashua Street to stop. Many drivers ignore the stop sign at the corner, and the light ‘is an attempt to get ...

Lyndeborough Community Day hits small snag

LYNDEBOROUGH - Although the rain didn’t arrive until after noon, it did manage to keep people indoors, as few attended the annual Community Day events on Saturday. Most vendors for the marketplace passed, but that didn’t stop those who attended from having a good time looking at the wide ...

Fast News for Aug. 16

Aggressive sales MILFORD – Police are altering residents of recent reports of aggressive salespeople for the Kirby Vacuum Company offering rebates. Police are asking residents to report any suspicious or aggressive behavior to 673-7742. Kindergarten follow-up MONT VERNON – The Mont ...

Swimming issue at reservoir is discussed

WILTON – The signs at the New Reservoir state there is no swimming allowed. But, according to Select Board Member Kermit Williams, who is also a Water Commissioner, “there is no rule against swimming.” Many neighbors go there. The signs were installed by the Water Commissioners, he ...

Milford’s Osgood Pond moving into Phase 2

MILFORD – Selectmen voted Monday night to commit to a $175,000 warrant article in March for the next phase of Osgood Pond improvements. In 2016 the town dredged the pond, clearing weeds from about five acres of the 20-acre pond off Mason Road. On Monday night Executive Councilor David ...

Amherst beach limits entry

AMHERST – After the Baboosic Lake Town Beach was bombarded by visitors on July Fourth, the town began limiting the admission of non-residents. So far the policy is working well and there have been few complaints from people who were turned away, Town Administrator Jim O’Mara told ...

Heritage Commission plans historic markers

LYNDEBOROUGH – In their continuing program of placing signs at significant places around town, the Heritage Commission will install two markers this year: the site of the Clark Pottery in North Lyndeborough and at the Woodward Monument on Center Road. Peter Clark arrived in Lyndeborough in ...

Wilton bull finds ‘forever home’ in Massachusetts

SHERBORN, Mass. – Once “Dudley” roamed a New Hampshire pasture alone. Now the Scottish Highlands bull with the big soulful eyes is surrounded by company, including two sweet young cows in an adjacent stall. Dudley was purchased from a Milford farm earlier this year by David Wirbal, of ...

Over the rainbow: Costume contest a hit

WILTON – Sleepy commuters on their way to work Monday morning were treated to sights on Main Street sure to wake them up: a black-clad, green-faced Wicked Witch of the West, Glinda the Good Witch in shimmering pink, and Dorothy in her ruby red shoes carrying Toto in a basket. They were ...

Fast News For Aug. 2

Utility scam CONCORD – The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission warns gas and electric customers that there is a telephone scam circulating around the state. The caller tells the customer that he or she has a past due balance on the account and demands immediate payment, threatening ...