Cabinet News

Historic commission OKs non-compliant fence

AMHERST – After grappling for almost an hour with the issue of vinyl fencing installed in front of a vinyl-sided house, the town’s Historic District Commission voted to allow the fence to stay. At their Dec. 20 meeting, Lizabeth Auth told the commission she bought the house on Boston ...

Wilton butcher shop closed by health officials

WILTON – After police investigations of complaints of spoiled meat and lost orders filed by several area residents, Health Officer Steven Desrosiers issued a cease-and-desist order to Phillip’s Wild Game Butcher Shop the day after Christmas. New Hampshire Fish and Game Department was also ...

Luminaria in Wilton

On Sunday evening, more than 500 Luminaria, below, lined Wilton Main Street from the fire station to the Congregational Church. These are on the wall above the dam in Stoney Brook. Luminaria are traditionally candles set on sand in the bottom of a small paper bag, a popular custom in New ...

Solar farm on town warrant

MILFORD – Voters will soon get to weigh in on plans for large solar farm planned for the Brox property. The proposal will be one item on the town warrant, which will be the subject of public hearing Monday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. The town Deliberative Session is planned for Saturday, Feb. ...

War memorial questioned by Milford selectmen

MILFORD – Plans for war memorials near the east entrance to Keyes Park came in for some criticism last week. A Vietnam Memorial Committee has been working on a Vietnam memorial as well as one relating to the terror attacks of 9/11 and their aftermath, called a Freedom Memorial. At ...

Lyndeborough selectmen sign contract

LYNDEBOROUGH – The Board of Selectmen on Wednesday, Dec. 19, signed a one-year contract with Milford Area Communications Center, (MACC) extending the current services and the original contract. MACC Base director, Jason Johnson, met with the board to discuss any changes and the future of the ...

N.H. bipartisan panel objects to Trump tweaks in Medicaid rules

CONCORD (AP) – A bipartisan legislative committee on Thursday unanimously objected to Trump administration changes to New Hampshire’s proposed work requirements for Medicaid recipients, but the state health commissioner said the rules can be implemented without the panel’s approval. The ...

Winter Clothing Drive a Success

The Milford Middle School Student Council and the PTO have completed their 17th annual winter clothing drive and thank the staff, family and friends for their help. The kids brought in more than 650 items, including 280 pairs of socks. All the clothing was given to SHARE Outreach.

Chamber Music Among Friends slated for Feb. 3

The Amherst Town Library is pleased to continue the winter concert series with “The Craft Ensemble: Chamber Music Among Friends” from 4-5 p.m. on Feb. 3. The Craft Ensemble came together to play Schubert’s great C-major Cello Quintet in an Interpretations Masterclass with Ben Zander in ...

A Mont Vernon tradition

Earle Rich serves as the honorary tree lighter at Mont Vernon’s annual tree lighting ceremony last weekend. Master of Ceremonies Rich Masters acknowledged Rich’s years of volunteer work, including as a STEM volunteer at the Village School and his ‘documenting everything Mont Vernon,’ as ...

Amherst selects Shankle for post

AMHERST – Dean Shankle Jr., a 30-year veteran of municipal government in New Hampshire, has been chosen to be Amherst’s new town administrator. At their meeting Monday night, selectmen voted unanimously to hire Shankle after choosing him out of a field of 34 applicants. Shankle lives in ...

Amherst may start school 30 minutes later

AMHERST – It’s taken 30 years, but it now appears the Amherst-Mont Vernon school district is poised to change its start times to allow middle and high school students to get more sleep. A committee is recommending that all district schools adjust their starting times by 30 minutes, which ...

10th anniversary of the great ice storm of 2008

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the great ice storm of 2008. A request on the Milford Residents’ Group Facebook page brought forth a flood of comments about the storm and its aftermath: “The only time I can remember my company closing.” Cheryl Taylor “My sister and I sat in ...

Milford School budget revised

MILFORD – A month after presenting a school district budget that called for cutting a number of positions, schools Superintendent Jessica Huizenga returned to the board of education with some major changes. During the Dec. 3 board meeting, Huizenga said the new spending plan reinstates to ...

Dollar General back on table

MILFORD – A proposal for a Dollar General store similar to a one offered four years ago is before the planning board. Engineers from Lisciotti Development Corp. recently reviewed a conceptual plan for a 9,300-square-foot discount retail store at 30 Wilton Road, diagonally across from the ...

Youthful migration

DURHAM – More young people moved to New Hampshire from other parts of the country in recent years, a substantial shift in demographic trends, according to new research from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station and Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New ...

Vote on holiday houses

MILFORD – Five houses are in the running for the Milford Recreation Department’s 2018 house decorating competition. Take a drive to 3 Falconer Ave., 4 Laurel St., 14 Park St., 197 Badger Hill Road and 426 Mason Road. Then vote online for most captivating, most creative and most nostalgic. ...

Juvenile diversion

MILFORD – The school board last week gave its approval for a juvenile diversion program for non-violent, school-based offenses. Richard Addonizio, a Milford school resource officer, explained the whys and hows of the program to the board. “We try to temper accountability” with the ...

No one hurt in fire

MILFORD – No one was injured in a fire in a single-family house on Fernwood Drive Tuesday, but “a lot of heat and smoke damage” has made the home unlivable, said Milford Fire Chief Jack Kelly. The cause was probably electrical, he said, and it seems to have started in the basement. The ...

WILTON HOLIDAY STROLL

Santa Claus, who arrives by ”Santamobile” van, reads “’Twas The Night Before Christmas” to several dozen children and their parents gathered in Main Street Park. At the conclusion of a rousing version of “Jingle Bells,” the Christmas tree lights magically activated.