Cabinet News

Selectmen undecided about old factory building

MILFORD –- Selectmen seem no closer to making a decision on what to do with the industrial complex at 127 Elm St. than they were last summer when the Keyes Memorial Park Expansion Committee urged them to demolish it and build a recreation-senior citizen building. At its July 9 meeting the ...

Interim school chief takes over

MILFORD – On Monday night Dr. Jessica Huizenga offered a formal entry plan for her first 100 days as Milford interim superintendent of schools, and her first school board meeting showed no sign of the controversy that marked her hiring. Huizenga takes the place of Robert Marquis, who ...

Land behind Brookstone Manor eyed for dog park

MILFORD – Land near the Souhegan River and behind Brookstone Manor on Elm Street is being eyed for a dog park. Members of the Milford Dog Park Association meet with town staff recently to talk about location options, which have been narrowed down to three, including undeveloped land ...

Vietnam Moving Wall

The Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall is scheduled to be set up on Boston Post Road in front of Souhegan High School today, with opening ceremonies at noon. The Wall will be open for viewing 24 hours a day until July 23.

Wilton receives letter of deficiencies

WILTON – The Select Board received a letter from town auditors Roberts & Greene, of Concord, listing a variety of problems they found in the town’s books. The letter is apparently the latest, but, according to Selectman Kermit Williams, the first, the board has seen in at least the ...

Residents voice concerns on are red-listed bridge

WILTON – The small bridge on Stagecoach Road has been red-listed by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation for several years. It has a weight limit three tons and the town’s emergency vehicles will not cross it. However, it could be another five or six years before the state will ...

Amherst resident shares stories of National Parks

AMHERST – It “fills me with awe. It is beyond comparison-beyond description, absolutely unparalleled throughout the wide world.” Those were President Theodore Roosevelt’s words in 1903 after he visited the Grand Canyon for the first time, 16 years before it was designated a national ...

No rainbow flags on school flagpoles

MILFORD – The school board Monday night upheld a decision of former superintendent of schools Robert Marquis to not allow gay pride flags to fly on the school district’s flagpoles. George Hoyt, who organized the town’s first gay pride rally on the Milford Oval last month, had appealed ...

Ducharme named general manager of Homewood Suites in Berlin

WILTON – Roedel Companies proudly welcomes Danielle Ducharme as general manager of the soon-to-be-open Homewood Suites by Hilton in Berlin, Massachusetts. This is the first extended-stay hotel in the company’s portfolio of 11 properties along the East Coast. The Homewood Suites by ...

Garwin Falls parking still a big issues

WILTON – Police Chief Eric Olesen said he is getting more calls about illegal parking on Isaac Frye Highway and Putnam Hill Road by the many out-of-towners who are going to Garwin Falls. He would like to raise the fine to $100. Town officials decided earlier this year not to tow the ...

Exhibition scheduled

MILFORD – New Hampshire Antique Co-op is pleased to present Celebrating Summer: An Exhibition of Coastal & Floral Paintings, a fine art show and sale of more than 50 original works featuring summery seascapes, coastal and beach scenes, and floral still lifes. Featured artists from the ...

Parades, fireworks highlight holiday

Amherst’s annual puppy parade was canceled and a sheep farm, fearing the heat would be too much for its tender lambs, left them home this year. But last week’s heat wave didn’t stop people from attending Amherst’s big Fourth of July party that started with July 3 evening activities ...

Dirty water: Rain hikes river bacteria

Cold river water can be tempting on a sweltering summer day, but before wading into the Souhegan, it would be wise to check the river’s E. coli levels. Based on testing June 26, bacteria levels were up. Except for the headwaters in New Ipswich and at Watson Park in Merrimack, which was ...

Drought said to be likely

MILFORD – The town has a mandatory water conservation program and now the state of New Hampshire is asking people to start limiting their outdoor water use. According to a notice from the Department of Environmental Services on the town’s website, over the last 60 days, most of the state ...

Paul Branscombe named Wilton town administrator

WILTON – It’s official, Paul Branscombe in the new town administrator, and he is settling into the position he has been filling as interim administrator since May 3. Former Administrator Scott Butcher and his two assistants resigned abruptly on March 26, citing conflicts with the select ...

Milford resident cycles toward $52 million goal

NEEDHAM, Mass. – On Aug. 4 and 5, Jenn Dupus, of Milford, N.H., will cycle up to 192 miles in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) with the goal of topping last year’s record-breaking gift and raising $52 million for critical cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer ...

St. Mary’s Bank introduces IOLTA

MANCHESTER – St. Mary’s Bank introduces Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) to its products and services. This special account offers above-market rates on IOLTAs and channels the interest earned on attorney escrow accounts to the New Hampshire Bar Foundation. The Bar Foundation, in ...

Hassan talks bolstering New Hampshire workforce

AMHERST – “My parents thought, ‘You’re going, you don’t have a choice, you’re going to college because if you don’t, you’re going to end up pumping gas.’ That’s the perception – that’s the mentality, and I listened to them.” Speaking at his Amherst facility Friday ...

Wilton Select Board eyes BMSI contract

WILTON – Whether to continue with Business Management Systems, Inc., occupied the first part of Monday’s meeting of the Select Board. A contract with the company was signed by previous Administrator Scott Butcher who has since resigned. The board met with BMSI representative Jim Foley who ...

32 Years of Service

Manager Mark Bausha of Suburban Propane, in Milford, recently presented Joe McEntee with a retirement cake honoring his 32 years of loyal service to his customers and coworkers.