Cabinet News

West Nile risk is low

AMHERST – Town officials say Amherst is in the “low-risk” category for mosquito-borne diseases. The state Department of Health and Human Services issued a report last week with Amherst, Merrimack, Hollis, Nashua and about two dozen other towns on a list of places that tested positive ...

Wilton selectmen get update on variety of public works projects

WILTON – From major highway reconstruction, to dealing with residents’ complaints about dead trees, to “doing something” about the old bowling alley under Main Street, Department of Public Works Director Jim Lavacchia presented a wide variety of ongoing projects to the Select Board on ...

‘A perfect library’ for Mont Vernon

MONT VERNON – The town’s new public library should also be a community center and feature traditional New England architecture, said residents at a planning session last week. A cafe, movie room, community garden, and a porch with rocking chairs overlooking Carleton Pond would be nice, ...

Consultants: Milford should leave MACC-Base

MILFORD – The town should start its own emergency communications operation, invest in upgraded equipment and leave MACC-Base, said consultants who recently completed a study of Milford’s dispatch operations. Staying in the three-town communications system, with Wilton and Mont Vernon, is ...

Alene Candles to host job fair and walk-in interviews

MILFORD – Alene Candles, the industry leader in full-service contract candle manufacturing, will host a job fair on Saturday, September 22, from 9 am to 3 pm, as it continues to hire additional team members to meet the demands of its growing business. The company will also host walk-in ...

New emergency director named

WILTON – The Select Board has named long-time resident David Boissonnault Emergency Management Director, filling a vacancy. He has lived in the area for most of his life and has spent 36 years in emergency services. He began in 1982 with the Milford Fire Department, where he worked his way ...

Lyndeborough selectmen outline roadwork and more at meeting

LYNDEBOROUGH – Finishing paving projects, upgrading gravel roads, getting equipment ready for winter, finding people to plow snow, the many aspects of getting the roads ready for winter, were all discussed by the Road Agent and the Board of Selectmen at their regular meeting on Wednesday, ...

Andy’s Summer Playhouse to conduct fourth annual benefit auction Sept. 22

WILTON – The fourth annual auction to benefit Andy’s summer Playhouse will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, 6 p.m., at Keller’s Yellow Barn, 605 Isaac Frye Highway, in Wilton Center. Live performances and a silent auction begin at 6 p.m., followed by a live auction at 7 p.m. Tickets are ...

Zoning Board of Adjustment denies Boisvert appeal

LYNDEBOROUGH – The Zoning Board of Adjustment has denied an appeal from administrative decision presented by Larry Boisvert, Portable Privies LLC, and voted to uphold a decision by then Building Inspector Ed Hunter denying a permit to operate the business at his home on Johnson’s Corner ...

Habitat for Humanity to build house in Wilton

WILTON – On Monday, Sept. 17, the Select Board and directors of Greater Nashua Habitat For Humanity signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will allow Habitat to construct a single family, ranch-style residence at 19 Pleasant Street. Although there are still several steps to go through, ...

Documentary coming to Town Hall Theater in Wilton

WILTON – The documentary “Instructions on Parting” will be presented at the Town hall Theater on Sunday, Sept. 23, 4 p.m., sponsored by Threshold Care and Souhegan Transition Network. Admission is by donation with proceeds furthering the work of the sponsors. “Instructions on ...

University of New Hampshire gets $20M to study 3D printing tech

DURHAM – A $20 million federal grant should help the University of New Hampshire study the development of life-saving biomaterials through the use of 3D printing, Granite State leaders announced this week. Specifically, the $20 million will go from the National Science Foundation to New ...

Fast News for Sept. 20

Share needs food MILFORD – Share Director Christine Janson says the community outreach organzation is in serious need of food and other supplies. “I haven’t had to post anything like this in the last few years,” she wrote on the Milford Residents’ Facebook Group, “but the Share ...

Amherst gathers to honor Sept. 11 fallen

AMHERST – As dusk descended on the big field on Boston Post Road hundreds of small lights lit up, exactly 343 lights, randomly placed over the field leading to a big American flag. Each one represented a firefighter who died on 9/11 at Ground Zero in New York. Next to each solar light was a ...

Board hires firm for town administrator search

AMHERST – Selectmen voted unanimously last week to hire Municipal Resources, Inc. to find candidates to fill the job of outgoing town administrator Jim O’Mara. Board members and O’Mara interviewed MRI president Alan Gould for nearly an hour at a special meeting Sept. 5. Gould told the ...

Author of addiction memoir scheduled to speak in Milford

MILFORD – All those spoons that went missing from her house – they should have been a clue. But addiction is a disease of denial, and it was not until Maureen Cavanagh and her ex-husband saw the needle track marks on their daughter’s arm that the reality of her heroin addiction sunk ...

Property taxes slammed at forum

MILFORD – High property taxes and low school funding are the chief problems afflicting Milford and the state of New Hampshire, said Democrats last week at a forum for District 23 House of Representative candidates. The three Democrat candidates were the only ones participating. There are ...

Fisk to retire from meat processing business

WILTON – Darrell Fisk has decided it is time to retire – but only from the meat processing business he has run for the past 28 years. He will stay in the business he was in long before that – making maple syrup, this time with his nephew Ben Fisk at Ben’s Sugar Shack in Temple. Fisk, ...

Public hearing on parking regulations

WILTON – Following a brief public hearing on Monday, the Select Board adopted changes in parking fines at three areas in town, but did not adopt the entire ordinance because clarifications are needed to define the “no parking” areas the fines cover. Those will be added to the final ...