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‘Daddy Daughter Dance’ sold out MILFORD – The Recreation Department’s Daddy Daughter Dance sold out, so it is holding a second one in March. The original Daddy Daughter Dance will be held on Saturday Feb. 9 from 6-8 p.m. in the Town Hall Auditorium. Snow date is Feb. 16. Daddy ...

Souhegan High goes all out on Wellness Day

AMHERST – Kids at Souhegan High School took a long break last Friday – they played with Legos and jigsaw puzzles, made pretzels, played cribbage, roasted marshmallows, painted and snowshoed. They danced, ran, jumped, sang, meditated, watched birds and even petted a dog. It was a break ...

VFW honors two Wilton educators

WILTON – Two Wilton teachers have been named state winners in the Veteran of Foreign Wars National Citizenship Education Teacher Program. Both will attend the national convention in July to compete for national honors against the other state winners. National winners receive a $1,000 ...

Health and Wellness Fair on tap Saturday

MILFORD – Trying to get healthy is sometimes be dull and boring, but it can be fun, especially when you take the whole family to a free event. This Saturday, there will be giveaways, demonstrations and expert health advice at the Community Health and Wellness Fair . It’s sponsored by the ...

Eagle Scout builds new utility shed for Emergency Services

LYNDEBOROUGH - The town’s Emergency Services have a new utility shed, thanks to Eagle Scout Matt Deware. On Wednesday, Dec. 5, he presented his final report to the Board of Selectmen and received their thanks for a job well done. Deware, son of the Police Chief Rance Deware, is a member of ...

Hams have a field day

MILFORD – By last Sunday afternoon people all over the world knew the location of Milford’s Keyes Park. That’s because members of the Nashua Area Radio Society worked over the weekend to set up generators, a 40-foot tower and a radio station to allow them to communicate with other ham ...

Milford house gutted by blaze; no injuries reported

MILFORD – Temperatures were hovering around zero Monday night as firefighters from several towns helped the Milford Fire Department fight fire and bitter cold at a midnight blaze at 25 Crosby St. No one was injured, said Milford Fire Chief Jack Kelly, but “conditions were really bad ... ...

Citizens rip dispatch plan

MILFORD – No one at the town budget hearing last week seemed to like a proposal to spend $2.5 million to start Milford’s own emergency communications system. For nearly an hour of the four-hour meeting people questioned and criticized the plan, whose purpose is to allow Milford to set ...

Shaping the ‘best of’ ballot: Input sought from public

NASHUA - For years, the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce has recognized local businesses with their Best of Souhegan Valley Region Awards, and are currently calling upon the public and area businesses to vote on award categories. SVCC Executive Director Wendy Hunt said the survey will be ...

Cabinet Print Shop

The Cabinet’s print shop, on the second floor of the old school house, on School Street, was eventually turned into a printing museum. The building is now owned by Housing Initiatives of New England, and the first floor is being used temporarily by the Milford Fire Department while the fire ...

‘Huge cost savings:’ Four-year Milford teacher contract is ratified

MILFORD – Changes to the early retirement provision of the new teachers’ contract will eventually mean big savings to taxpayers, said the school board chairman. The four-year contract recently ratified by both the school board and teachers’ union will go before voters at the Feb. 7 ...

Five area towns meet to discuss budget concerns

WILTON – Selectmen from the five towns participating in the ambulance service and/or the recycling center met on Jan. 17 to discuss budgets. Those towns are Greenfield, Greenville, Lyndeborough, Mason and Temple. Both services are owned by Wilton. All the towns use the recycling center. The ...

Selectmen alter war memorial article

MILFORD - The Vietnam war memorial planned for the cap of the Fletcher Paint Superfund site on Elm Street “is terribly out of character” with other memorials in town, one Vietnam veteran said at last week’s budget hearing. Articles 33 and 34 on the town warrant would allow the town’s ...

Milford Winter Festival

Dozens of people of varying levels of skill skated during Milford’s Winter Festival Jan. 18, which had probably the biggest attendance ever, due to great weather – cold enough for ice, but warm enough to skate.

Hampshire Dome invites winter walkers

MILFORD – Sally Hogan started walking for exercise with a group in Mont Vernon more than 20 years ago. It was a great way to start the day, and people called them the “Walkie Talkies,” because they gabbed while they walked. But walking outside when it’s bitterly cold and there’s ...

Wilton officials opt to go without health officer

WILTON – The town will not hire a health officer at this time. Under state statute, if a town does not have one, the Board of Selectmen act as the Board of Health. On Jan. 21, the Select Board voted to keep that designation with town Administrator Paul Branscombe to act on their behalf in ...

Town presented with plan to restore Old Country Farm Road Bridge

WILTON – The causeway and retaining walls leading to the Old County Farm Road Bridge are badly in need of repair. Last year, part of one retaining wall collapsed and was temporarily repaired with rip-rap. On Jan. 21, Kevin Anderson, chief of engineering with Meridian Land Services of ...

Castro hopes to become the first Latino president

GOFFSTOWN – Though never using President Donald Trump’s name, 2020 Democratic primary candidate Julian Castro on Wednesday came out swinging against the administration’s practice of separating immigrant children from parents at the southern border – and the plan to build a ...

Millett starts the ‘wave’ at march

Following is the address by Stasia Millett at the march on Jan. 19. Good Afternoon “We The People!” Early January ... and here we stand again with cold hands and feet, but hearts fired up with what James Madison called a “constitutional passion.” What else would bring us out on a day ...