Cabinet News

State Champions Visit Washington

Members of the state champion Milford High School We the People team had a treat when they walked into Sen. Maggie Hassan’s, D-N.H., office during their academic trip to Washington, D.C. A number of former MHS We the People alumni were waiting to have lunch and a discussion with them. The ...

Boys & Girls Club targets toxic stress

MILFORD – Monica Gallant has a new slogan: “It’s not even about the drugs, it’s about the other stuff.” Gallant is director of prevention services at the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley. The “other stuff” is toxic stress that children are exposed to in dysfunctional ...

Fast News

‘Snovember’ AMHERST – Although there was not a lot of snow this past winter, the number of “treatable events,” DPW Director Eric Hahn told selectmen last week, was significantly above average, with 31. Over the past five years there were an average of 24 storms a year that called ...

Clean-up

In spite of a rainy Sunday morning,some Lyndeborough residents ventured out to clean up roadsides. The bags of trash were collected in a town truck parked by the Town Hall in Lyndeborough Center. The event was sponsored by the Conservation Commission.

Art Show

National Honor Society students recently organized Milford School District’s first district-wide art show at the high school, in the room that once been the school store. The show represents the work of elementary, middle school and high school students and it was open one evening last week ...

Plant Sale

It is that time of year again, as the Amherst Garden Club prepares for its annual plant sale held on May 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the front field at Wilkins Elementary School. Suzy TenBroeck and Dee Pringle prepare the Kids Potting table, a favorite this Mother’s Day Weekend. There are ...

Interim Wilton Fire Chief named at Select Board meeting

WILTON - Veteran firefighter Scott Thomson has been name Interim Fire Chief. At their regular session on Monday, the Select Board met with retiring Fire Chief Jim Cutler and accepted the recommendation of the Fire Department. Cutler’s last day is Friday. “The Department is behind him,” ...

Destination Kansas City

MILFORD – Edie Leak thought her Milford Middle School team might place third in the state Destination Imagination competition March 30, and the eighth grader was thrilled her “AV Olympians” placed second for the fine arts challenge. And a Milford High School team called “We Were ...

Souhegan celebrates sustainability

WILTON – The Sustainability Fair, promoting renewable energy, recycling, preservation of resources, and just enjoying the outdoors, offered something for everyone. Well over 400 people attended. Maple sugar producers were in the entrance hall. Vendors, makers of herbal teas and medications, ...

Gillibrand: I will restore moral integrity

MILFORD – U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand put her opposition to President Donald Trump front and center in a speech to a packed crowd at the home of state Rep. Joelle Martin (D-Milford) Saturday. Gillibrand, a junior senator from upstate New York, is one of 20 Democrats vying for the ...

Drug dog sweeps school

MILFORD – Police and five drug-sniffing dogs went through Milford High School Monday morning. It was apparently the first such search in the school’s history. Students and staff were evacuated from the building around 9:30 a.m., waited in the football field, and returned about 40 minutes ...

‘We have a crisis:’ Milford faces dispatch quandary

MILFORD – Selectmen’s Chairman Gary Daniels told residents at a public forum Monday night the board will pressure the Department of Revenue Administration to answer questions about the use of funds for a study of dispatch issues. The state agency has not responded to questions the town ...

Jockey and Juleps gala scheduled for Saturday at LaBelle Winery

On the first Saturday of May, all eyes turn to Churchill Downs racetrack for the Kentucky Derby, the first jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown. Held annually since 1875, the Kentucky Derby is rich in history and colorful tradition. But the good news is, here in Southern New Hampshire, that ...

Fire fills Hendrix factory with smoke Sunday morning

MILFORD – Firefighters made quick work of a fire that broke out Sunday morning at Hendrix Cable, but then had to deal with a significant smoke condition inside the large factory. Crews were called about 8:30 a.m. to the Old Wilton Road business, and upon arrival reported smoke visible from ...

Opening on tap

Jeff and Steve Powell, the owners of Powell Stone & Gravel, will host a grand opening for their new Brookline location from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 4. A leader in the landscape and masonry supply industry, Powell Stone & Gravel serves both professional contractors as well as ...

Dollar General OK’d

MILFORD – The second time was the charm for Dollar General. In 2014 the discount chain brought the planning board plans for a retail store diagonally across from the Pine Valley Mill apartments in west Milford. The planning board sent the company away, asking for a building design more in ...

Craft brewery planned at 12 South St., Milford

MILFORD – A small brewery is planned for the building on South Street that had been home for many years to Bravo Pizza and more recently Marcus P’s restaurant. Last week the planning board unanimously approved a change of use for William Oger, of Ogie Brewing LLC, for 12 South St. ...

Kitty Angels Fundraiser set for this weekend

AMHERST – The 25th annual “Power of Angels, Kitty Angels Fundraiser” will be hosted by Treasures Antiques, Collectables & MORE, 106 Ponemah Road in Amherst on Saturday and Sunday. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. This fun and exciting fundraiser will ...

Wilton fire chief resigns

WILTON – On Monday, at a work session, the Select Board accepted the resignation of Fire Chief Jim Cutler. A member of the department for 28 years, he has been chief for the past three. His last day will be May 10, the day he moves out of town, too far away to commute. His resignation was ...