Cabinet News

Sweet Holiday Fun

Kobe Sukcharoen, 4, puts the finishing touches on his gingerbread house at the Amherst Town Library. About 25 families participated in three sessions of gingerbread house making throughout the day on Dec. 9 at the Amherst Town Library. The walls and roof of the tasty treats were made with ...

‘We have to do something’

MILFORD – Milford first graders are falling behind national standards for reading and math, and educators say the lack of full-day kindergarten is to blame. First graders are tested in the fall, winter and spring in reading, language fluency and math. For reading, the national assessment ...

Milford officials blast proposed state gun law

MILFORD – A proposed state law that would penalize towns that try to control gun use came under fire from local officials Monday night. Selectmen’s Chairman Mark Fougere said House Bill 1749 contains language offensive and derogatory, and he faulted the bill for “calling out the town of ...

Welcome signs, Riverwalk discussed

WILTON – There should be attractive signs welcoming, and enticing, travelers to downtown, and once they get there, directing people to various places. Other well-known attractions should have their signs, too: Andy’s Summer Playhouse and Frye’s Measure Mill. And there is a plan for ...

Taking a Breather

Bruce Turner, of Bedford, and John Kelly, of Concord, relax in the middle of the Holiday Shopping Extravaganza at Hampshire Hills Athletic Club Saturday as crowds of people look over the wares from dozens of craft vendors.

MMS Health Fair

Milford Middle School held its annual Health Fair in November, and 13 vendors, including the Milford Ambulance Service, the Milford Fire Department, Breathe NH, and the Souhegan Valley Boys & Girls Club, offered challenges, activities, information and free samples with the goal of promoting ...

McGaughey celebrates 100th birthday; recalls work with WAC in WWII

MILFORD – Before Congress passed a law in 1942 allowing women to serve in the army, there was a much-heated and bipartisan debate. Some lawmakers were outraged, according to the National Army Museum’s website, and asked would women generals eventually be telling men what to do? One ...

Crazy About Christmas

There are several elaborately decorated homes and businesses in Milford, but the front yard of the house at 144 Elm St., the home of Drain Pro-Plumb Crazy, would probably take a prize if there was one for the greatest number of blowup figures. The holiday decorations range from Santa and the ...

Wilton having issues with its ambulances

WILTON – Electrical problems with the town’s back-up ambulance, purchased in 2007, have caused Service Director Steve Desrosiers to ask that the purchase of a new one “be moved up.” At the request of Selectman Kelli-Sue Boissonault, Desroisiers met with selectmen on Dec. 12, to ...

500 luminaria will light way in Wilton on Sunday

WILTON – Luminaria, a Mexican Christmas tradition, are votive candles placed in a small paper bag and used to illuminate walkways. On Sunday, 500 of the little lights will line Main Street from the Congregational Church to the fire station, plus the sidewalks at the new River Walk ...

Expanded fire house on Milford warrant

MILFORD – A plan for a bigger and better fire station will be the star of the show next year when residents vote on town spending. Monday night, selectmen decided unanimously to put a $3.8 million proposal to expand and upgrade the station on the town warrant for 2018. The 43-year-old ...

Milford High School Honor Roll

Milford High School has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 9: Cassidy Arrasmith, Ryan Baer, Grace Carpenter, Paxton Chappell, Sarah Chase, Rachel Gizzonio, Heather Hager, Colby Hayner, Christina Horne, Madison Howard, Erin Jasper, ...

Holiday Stroll

Decorated trees fill the rotunda of the Wilton Public-Gregg Free Library. This elegant gentleman tree, one of 18 decorated by community businesses and organizations, was decorated by Putnam’s Clothing Store on Main Street.

Lyndeborough road plan set

LYNDEBOROUGH – At the suggestion of the Highway Advisory Committee, the Board of Selectmen has set the road paving plan for 2018. The schedule includes work on New Road (Meetinghouse Hill), Baldwin Hill Road and Center Road from the town hall east as far as funds permit. The rest of that ...

Fast News for Dec. 14

Calendar venues MILFORD – The Milford Historical Society still has 2018 calendars filled with photos of the town’s past, like this one of Hayward Farms on Elm Street, circa 1950. They can be purchased at Hometown Insurance, The Garden Party, J.M. Princewell, The Frame Depot, Union ...

Town of Milford earns recycling award

The town of Milford presented the Milford Recycling Award to Diane Varney-Parker this year. Twelve years ago, Varney-Parker and a small group of students began the Milford Middle School Recycling Club. In 2008, she was instrumental in the school being awarded the Northeast Resource Recovery ...

Bus Safety

Souhegan School Board chairman and Mont Vernon Village School bus driver Howard Brown teaches Mont Vernon kindergarten and first grade students bus safety during a visit to the school on Nov. 8.

Amherst PTA looking for talent to go ‘Under the Sea’

AMHERST – The Amherst Parent-Teacher Association is inviting kids and adults ‘under the sea’ for auditions for its 66th annual PTA play. In April 2018, the PTA will present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” for its largest fundraiser, which generates upwards of $15,000 for vital ...

Milford man had front-row seat to music history

MILFORD – Bob Hug had a front-row seat to rock ‘n’ roll history and has the photos, and their contact sheets, to prove it. In the mid-1970s San Francisco was the place to be for music lovers and Hug wound up studying photography at the San Francisco Academy of Art. He took his 35mm ...

NH law may void Brox shooting rule

MILFORD – The town’s new rule banning target shooting on the Brox property would likely face a challenge if a proposed state law passes next year. In August Milford selectmen, after months of hearings and debate, passed the rule, prompted by police, who said they have no legal basis to ...