Cabinet News

Longtime newsman talks ‘fake news’

AMHERST – Once we sat in front of our TVs and watched anchors tell us the news. Many of us read a daily paper, and we trusted the newscasters and reporters to give us the truth as they knew it. The idea that any of that news could be deliberatively false was inconceivable. Sure, fake ...

Selectboard tackles dog waste, political signs, more

WILTON – At its regular meeting Monday, the Selectboard dealt with a variety of issues, from collecting dog waste on Main Street to illegal wording on political signs and finding a new building inspector. A Girl Scout troop has asked permission to install dog waste dispensers along Main ...

Milford DMV temporarily relocated

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles announces the temporary relocation of the Milford DMV office. Beginning Wednesday, the Milford office relocated to 589 Elm St, Milford, less than one-half mile from the current location. The new location will maintain the same services ...

Contemporary gallery creates local access to various works

MILFORD – Upstairs from the Union Coffee Co., in what once was an old gun shop, are now beautiful and serene spaces with white-walled rooms with gleaming wood floors. The Granite Town Gallery opened in September and is the creation of art-loving website designer Kimo Lee. Lee’s ...

St. Patrick’s Day reception set for antique co-op

MILFORD – New Hampshire Antique Co-op is pleased to present Transcending the Ordinary: Abstract, Assemblage & Collage, an art exhibit and sale of more than 50 works including artists Joseph Cornell, Varujan Boghosian and Louise Nevelson, as well as Monadnock-region contemporary artists ...

Empty Bowls event slated for noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday

MILFORD – With its beautiful colonial homes set among rolling hills, Mont Vernon seems an unlikely place to need a school food pantry. But this winter, the principal, school nurse and guidance counselor began to stock a small unused office at the Village School with pasta, peanut butter and ...

Flag to commemorate Vietnam vets

WILTON – March 30 marks the 50th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. The day has been declared the Welcome Home Vietnam War Veterans Day. On Monday, Karen Blood, representing the Josiah Crosby Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Milford, presented the Selectboard ...

Local documentary recalls slavery

MILFORD – In 1775, on the eve of the American Revolution, there were 656 slaves in New Hampshire. Almost a century later, African-Americans still worked here in slavery or near slavery. Later, in the mid-1800s, Harriet Wilson, author of the autobiographical novel, “Our Nig,” lived in ...

Parking woes, solutions eyed for Milford Oval area

MILFORD – Prosperity in Milford’s downtown area has a price, and the busy shops and restaurants mean it’s sometimes hard to find a place to park. One evening last week town planners gathered with a small group of residents, property owners and business owners to talk about possible ...

Officials OK boys ice hockey

MILFORD – In less than a year, Milford students will head south to an ice rink in Tyngsborough, Mass., to begin hockey practice. The school board voted Feb. 19 to start a boys’ varsity hockey team with Hudson’s Alvirne High School. Marc Maurais, Milford’s director of athletics, ...

Board changes its name

WILTON – At the request of Selectman Kermit Williams, changing the name of the board was again addressed at the regular meeting on the board on Feb. 26. “It’s important to many people that we change the name,” from Selectmen to Selectboard, he said, and moved to do so. Selectwoman ...

Milford selectmen candidates give positions

MILFORD – Five people are challenging Gary Daniels and Mark Fougere for two three-year seats on the board of selectmen. Both incumbents and three of the challengers showed up for a candidates’ forum last week moderated by Dave Alcox, the Milford High School’s award-winning “We the ...

School board endorses full-day kindergarten

WILTON – The Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School Board has endorsed full-day kindergarten for a variety of educational reasons, including having all students start first grade at the same level. Many students now come to first grade with little or no educational background, putting them at ...

Loose, Shea vying for Amherst School Board positions

AMHERST – Casey Loose and Kevin Shea are vying for a three-year seat on the Amherst School Board. The two men spoke at a Feb. 13 candidates’ forum hosted by the American Association of University Women – Southern New Hampshire branch. Loose was an officer in the U.S. Air Force and ...

Boomerang Bags

Milford is the first town on the international Boomerang Bag map for New Hampshire and Vermont, thanks to Celeste Philbrick Barr, of the Milford Recycling Committee, Diane Varney-Parker, Milford Middle School teacher, and their friends who are making reusable shopping bag from T-shirts and ...

Fast News for March 1

Animal cruelty – The trial of Joseph Driscoll, a Brookline man charged with animal cruelty, has been continued until April 12. Driscoll, 59, of 6 Mosher Dr., pled not guilty Jan. 23 in the 9th Circuit Court of Milford. He was charged with a class A misdemeanour after an incident in the ...

Milford Players production set for March 9-18

MILFORD – Milford Area Players, winner of the 2013, 2011, and 2009 New Hampshire Theatre Award for Best Production in Drama/Comedy for Community Theatre, is proud to present “A Few Good Men” by Aaron Sorkin March 9-18 at the Amato Center for the Performing Arts, 56 Mont Vernon St., Route ...

Keno issue on Wilton warrant for town meeting

WILTON – The nine people who attended a public hearing on Feb. 26, on whether to allow keno in town, were not particularly opposed to the idea, but they had questions and were skeptical, especially of the state using the money raised to aid to education. The game operation and the plan to ...

Town vault reorganization makes vital records more accessible in Amherst

AMHERST – Like every town, Amherst stores a great number of vital records, including those of historic value, and has struggled over the years to keep them in some semblance of order. Not anymore. Now, town records are professionally labeled and stored. Will Ludt, chairman of the ...

Wyman remembered at event

WILTON – For about 25 years, artist-teacher Linda Wyman, who died in 2010, created Flower Prayers For Peace. Recently, samples of her work and a celebration of her life were presented at the Wilton Public-Gregg Free Library by her son Aaron Dermon and Katherine Schimke, metal workers and ...