Cabinet News

Tree cutting planned

AMHERST – Eversource wants to remove about 26 trees from Amherst scenic roads, including Mack Hill, Green, Lyndeborough, County and Pond Parish, and the utility has asked the planning board to hold a hearing in advance. Three years ago, plans for cutting 70 trees for a Pond Parish Road ...

Annual meeting set for March 9

WILTON – The annual meeting of the Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School District will be at 9 a.m. March 9 at the high school cafeteria. The meeting is traditional: you have to be present to vote. There are two articles on the warrant: the proposed budget and appropriating $60,000 to the ...

Annual Tradition

John Jacobson, of Milford, bought two quarts of maple walnut ice cream for a family party Saturday at Hayward’s Ice Cream stand. The annual February opening of the seasonal stand is an early sign of spring around here.

Selectmen candidates tackle issues

MILFORD – At a candidates’ forum last week, selectmen’s Chairman Kevin Federico defended the board’s plan for new Milford-only emergency communications system - a plan that was amended from $2.5 million to $85,000 at the deliberative session earlier this month. “It was a very viable ...

Khashoggi death echoes in Granite State

MILFORD – For Noah Mandell, the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul was a horrific reminder of another death involving the Saudis four years ago. Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian dissident and columnist for the Washington Post, was killed and his body dismembered ...

Co-op board discusses vaping; members want more information

WILTON – Brian Bagley, principal at the middle-high school, would like to install “vape” detectors in the school’s bathrooms. The number of students who use the electronic cigarettes “is alarming,” he told the School Board on Feb. 19. Maybe as “high as 40 percent, and they are ...

Fire & Ice Chili Cook-off

People’s choice awards went to Amherst’s Bill Swift, left, and Milford’s Cafe on the Oval’s Paul Francoeur, right, for their chili at the fourth annual Amherst Lions Club Fire & Ice Chili Cook-off and Ice Cream Social. Francoeur said he’s perfected his recipe over 40 years of ...

After 55 years in dentistry Dr. John Kenison bids community farewell

MILFORD – Marilyn Kenison remembers her husband’s first patient. The couple had just opened his practice, and an elderly woman with a bad tooth walked from her home on Merrimack Road to the office of Dr. John Kenison on Amherst Street. The newly-minted dentist and his wife had not even ...

Lyndeborough voters to weigh in on zoning ordinances

LYNDEBOROUGH – Voters at Town Meeting are being asked to make several changes to the town’s zoning ordinances. The two many-part questions will be on the ballot on March 12, and will not be discussed at the business part of the town meeting on March 16. Question 1, proposes minor changes ...

Spring coming for Creative Ventures Gallery

The next First Friday at Creative Venture Gallery is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, when Jen McCalmont will demonstrate her floral painting skills and techniques. A passionate artist, McCalmont’s paintings of flowers, gardens and landscapes express the joy and happiness she feels in this ...

Alene Candles celebrates 10 years of growth

MILFORD – With output growing seven-fold and its workforce quadrupling, Milford-based Alene Candles is celebrating 10 years of growth under the leadership of owners Rod Harl, president, and Ted Goldberg, vice president of business development. Friends and colleagues gathered on Feb. 15 to ...

Cirtronics names Patterson to post

MILFORD – Cirtronics, an advanced contract manufacturing firm in Milford, NH has announced the appointment of Dave Patterson as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Founder and former CEO, Gerardine Ferlins will remain with the company as Chief Governance Officer and Chair of the ...

Performance attendees donate 200 pounds of food

Guests who came to see two performance of the Hilltop Circus at High Mowing School in February left behind nearly 200 pounds of food to be donated to Wilton’s Open Cupboard Food Pantry. “We are grateful to have worked with High Mowing and Pine Hill for the last 20 years,” said Roger ...

Student of the Month

Allie DeGraffenried, daughter of Samuel and Jennifer DeGraffenried, has been selected as Milford High School’s Student of the Month for February. Allie’s teachers nominated her for her hard work and commitment to all of the activities in which she participates. In band, National Honor ...

LaBelle Winery and 603 Brewery team up

Amy LaBelle, co-owner and winemaker at LaBelle Winery, has partnered with Tim Clapper, head brewer at 603 Brewery in Londonderry, to create 603 Sangria Sour Ale, a type of sour beer known as a kettle sour. Kettle sour beers are fermented at a lower pH than most other beer types, giving them a ...

Fast News

Aviation trailblazer MILFORD – Bernice Perry’s father started Blake’s Restaurants in Milford and Manchester, but growing up in the 1920s, she wasn’t eager to enter the food business. She instead took flying lessons at the new Manchester Airport and in 1929 became the state’s ...

U.S. Rep. Swalwell: Be bold and do good

MANCHESTER – U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., was back in New Hampshire Monday in an effort to drum up support for a possible 2020 presidential bid. Speaking during an event at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College, Swalwell gave a speech that seemed to resonate ...

Wilton Select Board: Intersection will be redesigned

WILTON – Because of a fatal car/bicycle accident last year at the intersection of Route 31 North and Burton Highway, the intersection will be redesigned by the state and more clearly marked. Town Administrator Paul Branscombe told the Select Board on Monday the memorial bike now in the ...

Officials: Budget misleading; could not be accurately compared

WILTON – Voters at Town Meeting on March 14 will be asked to consider a gross budget (combined operating and capital expenses) of $6,991,067. That is an increase of about 14 percent, but Administrative Assistant Janice Pack said that number was misleading and the bottom line could not be ...

Library trustees working toward 2020 warrant article

MILFORD – Two years in a row, in 2015 and 2016, Milford voters rejected a $5.6 million plan for a new library building on the site of the current building on Nashua Street. The current facility is considered in overall bad shape and too small for the community it serves, but residents said ...