Cabinet News

Amherst Lions Club hosts bridge ribbon cutting

The Amherst Lions Club unveiled its latest project on July 13 – a closed bride that now features beautiful flowers, an irrigation system that uses water from the creek below to store and water the flowers and a new “Welcome to Amherst” sign. The bridge is located at the corner of Boston ...

Strategic plan is unveiled

Milford school district superintendent Dr. Jessica Huizenga unveiled the district’s new strategic plan at the board of education meeting held on July 15th. The multi-tiered plan, which will have a five year roll out, is intended to allow students to “be the designers of their own ...

Economic Development Committee changes focus

WILTON – With the removal of purchasing The Horseshoe from their agenda, the Economic Development Committee has established a new list of priorities. They will focus on developing a new business package, community engagement and Phase 2 of the Riverwalk. Use of and access to the New ...

Wilton Zoning Board of Appeals considers asphalt plant

WILTON – Did the town set a height limit of 45 feet for industrial buildings because of the capabilities of the fire department equipment? If so, does Wilton’s new ladder truck change the scenario? The question was raised by members of the Zoning Board of Adjustment at a hearing on July 9. ...

Rotary’s 54th annual swim meet a success

Swimmers, supporters, staff, friends and family enjoyed perfect, albeit hot, weather on July 13th and 14th as the Milford Rotary Club hosted the 54th annual Swim Meet at the Keyes Memorial Pool. More than 400 swimmers participated, with some 1200 visitors attending. “It was great,” said ...

Be a Clown

Young students at the Sliver Lining Circus performed during a show last week. The youth group jumped, tumbled and balanced for a delighted crowd. On July 24, the Flying Gravity Circus will present ‘Circle of Sawdust: Circus tales of must, myth, mirth and mayhem with Rob Mermin.’ Mermin is a ...

14th Monadnock Trails Week starts Friday

CONCORD – Mount Monadnock, known for being featured in the writings of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, is the most prominent peak in Southern New Hampshire. It has also been cited as one of the most climbed mountains in the world. It’s bare, isolated, and rocky summit offers ...

Biden stresses Obamacare, unification

LONDONDERRY – Joe Biden may be losing some ground as the Democratic frontrunner, but that hardly seemed the case as he slammed Donald Trump, defended Obamacare and spoke about climate change at a rally on Saturday in Londonderry. A recent poll shows Biden with the support of 26% of voters ...

Fiery board meeting held amid contentious text messages

By George Pelletier Milford Bureau Chief MILFORD – Residents wearing t-shirts, bearing the slogan, “Milford Strong,” showed their support, and at times, their dismay, at the June 17th Milford School Board meeting, over alleged text messages shared between board member Jenni Siegrist ...

Police: distracted driving tops home break-ins

As summer vacation looms, Milford Police state that distracted driving is more of an area, and a statewide problem, than that of area home break-ins. “Obviously, we urge citizens to lock their homes and their vehicles,” said Captain Craig Frye. “It’s not normal, but often smaller ...

Milford Farmers Market celebrates 41st year

Enthusiastic consumers enjoyed healthy and local fare ranging from olive oils and vinaigrettes, to fresh produce and fruit, to poultry and seafood and freshly baked goods at the 41st inaugural Milford Farmers Market on Saturday June 15th at 300 Elm Street. Organizer Adrienne Colsia was more ...

Wilton Summerfest set for June 22

WILTON – Summerfest 2019 will be held on Main Street, Saturday June 22, beginning with a pancake breakfast in the Park at 8 a.m., sponsored by the Masons, Clinton Lodge #52.. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Main Street will be closed to traffic and filled with vendors, artists, authors and ...

Wilton horseshoe purchase plan is dropped

WILTON – The Conservation Commission will not, at this time, continue to pursue a plan to purchase The Horseshoe for a family recreation and conservation area. At a special meeting on June 10, the Commission decided they could not pursue a state grant without the unanimous support of the ...

Drug Disposal Box

There is now a permanent Drug Take Back Box in the Police Department lobby. The box was granted by the KidsCents and Rite Aid Foundation. The lobby is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Disposal can be made at any time there is an administrative assistant in the office. If the door is ...

Alene Candles awards scholarship

MILFORD – Alene Candles, LLC awarded Milford High School graduating senior Keon Jackson with a $500 scholarship during a presentation at Milford High School on June 4. For the past eight years, Alene Candles has awarded a Milford High School graduating senior with a scholarship to support the ...

Wing retires after 30 years

WILTON – Since the WLC middle/high school opened in 1971, there have been two art teachers. The second one, Judith Wing, retired last week after 30 years at the school. “When I took the job, people asked me how I could follow a teacher like Eleanor Greer. She was almost legendary. It took ...

Andy’s Summer Playhouse gearing up

WILTON – Andy’s Summer Playhouse is gearing up for their 49th season of children’s theater. “This is the last of our themed years leading up to the 50th,” Artistic Director Jared Mezzocchi, now in his fifth year, said. This year’s theme is “The Summer of Rebellion.” For ...

Souhegan High School celebrates class of 2019

AMHERST – Students, along with their teachers, friends and family members, gathered on Calvetti Family Field on Friday to celebrate the graduation of the Souhegan High School class of 2019. With a an atmosphere of joy, students bounced beach balls, blew bubbles and sprayed water pistols at ...

Milford graduates 210 seniors at ceremony

Donning gowns and caps, the latter adorned with thoughts, messages and mantras, the 2019 graduating class of 210 from Milford High School celebrated its commencement on Saturday morning. Principal Dr. Bradford Craven, a student favorite at the high school, offered his remarks on the occasion ...