Cabinet News

Superintendent: Milford reading skills falter

MILFORD – Test data on Milford student achievement conflicts in several areas with results of a recent community survey, especially as they relate to math and English proficiency, Superintendent Jessica Huzienga told the school board recently. During a slide presentation at the board’s ...

Lyndeborough Holiday Fair set

LYNDEBOROUGH – The annual community Holiday Fair will be held at the J.A. Tarbell Library on Saturday, Nov. 24, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Offerings include hand-crafted wooden ware by Ralph Dwire, hand-made doll clothes by Joan Hyde, knitted items of many kinds by Anna Roemer and the JAT Library ...

Wilton parking ordinance approved by selectmen

WILTON – Following a brief public hearing on Monday, Nov. 12, the Select Board approved the town’s entire parking ordinance. Although now updated and codified, the only changes made were those recently discussed concerning parking in several areas considered “problematic” and designated ...

Sustainability Slam 2018 winners announced

NHBSR’s 4th annual Sustainability Slam was a unique opportunity for businesses and nonprofits to share their inspiring efforts to improve our communities, workplaces, and environment. The event, held at LaBelle Winery in Amherst, NH and based on NHBSR’s Just One Thing Campaign, highlighted ...

News Digest for Nov. 9

Recycle for Share – MILFORD – SHARE Outreach has been chosen by the Hannaford supermarket in Bedford as the latest beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program. Every time the reusable Fight Hunger bag is purchased during the month of November, SHARE will receive $1. Visit the ...

Hammer nominated for TIME Dealer of the Year

MILFORD – The nomination of David Hammer, dealer principal at Contemporary Automotive Inc., a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, and FIAT dealership in Milford, for the 2019 TIME Dealer of the Year award has been announced by TIME. Hammer is one of a select group of 51 dealer nominees from ...

Wilton to launch social media component to website

WILTON – Selectmen approved a social media component of the town’s new website, presented by site administrator Kathleen Tighe. The new town site will launch Monday, and it will follow regulations she has outlined. In her proposal, presented to selectmen on Oct. 29, Tighe calls the site ...

Artist Mona Adisa Brooks to be highlighted at Trumpet Gallery

PETERBOROUGH – Trumpet, the fine arts and idea gallery in downtown Peterborough, is featuring the works of painter and ceramist Mona Adisa Brooks throughout November and December. Born in Rochester, New York, Mona Brooks attended the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she studied ...

Governor overcomes early deficit to earn second term

MANCHESTER – Gov. Chris Sununu, a Republican, will serve a second two-year term after fending off a challenge from Democratic candidate Molly Kelly in the Tuesday general election. “We get stuff done – that’s what good public service is all about,” Sununu told supporters at his ...

Pignatelli leads Wheeler

NASHUA – Democrat Debora Pignatelli maintained a slim lead in the race for New Hampshire Executive Council late Tuesday, preliminary results showed. Pignatelli, a former member of the council, is challenging Republican incumbent David Wheeler. At around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night, results ...

Town of Amherst budget season gears up

AMHERST – The first draft of a town budget shows a 58-cent-per-thousand increase, or $205 on a $353,000 house for the operating budget and warrant articles. Selectmen and Ways & Means Committee members recently had their first look at proposed spending for fiscal year 2020 and a ...

Rosenwald takes N.H. Senate seat, Avard leads

NASHUA – Preliminary results late Tuesday showed indicated Democrat Cindy Rosenwald would win the New Hampshire state Senate race to replace fellow Democrat Bette Lasky, who did not seek re-election. District 11 In the race for the District 11 seat, preliminary results showed Democrat ...

County posts up for grabs

NASHUA – The race to claim a Hillsborough County office seats came to an end on Tuesday. Hillsborough County Commissioner Paul Bergeron, a Democrat, was challenged by Republican Mike Soucy. Additionally, County Commissioner Robert Rowe, a Republican, faced off with Steve Spratt, a ...

Milford Historical Society open houses set for this weekend

MILFORD – The next Milford Historical Society open houses are set for 2-4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. “What better time to visit the Museum and pay your respects to those citizens of Milford who fought for our country in so many wars? Our military exhibition features uniforms and ...

Grant for $625K will help in local drug fight

MILFORD – The third time was the charm for Community Action for Safe Teens. C.A.S.T. had applied for a big federal grant for three years, and this year it got it. The Drug Free Communities Award, from the federal Office of National Drug Control Policy, amounts to $625,000 over five years ...

Halloween parade returns to the Oval

MILFORD – The last children to march around the Milford Oval during the Jacques Memorial School’s Halloween parade are now in high school. That was in 2006. The following year, the principal at the time decided to change the parade’s location to the park behind the school, where it had ...

Creative Ventures opens successful show; on display through Dec. 27

MILFORD – New Englanders are a tough lot. Last Friday was a dreary, wet and raw evening, but it did not dampen the spirits of the folks who turned out to view the opening of Creative Ventures first SMALL WORKS-BIG IMPACT show at 411 Nashua St. in Milford. On display were more than 130 two- ...

Proctor preserve a unique place

LYNDEBOROUGH – The new Proctor Preserve in North Lyndeborough is a unique natural place, and that has made it the recipient of a U.S. Forestry grant through the Merrimack Rivers Council. The grant has allowed the Piscataquog Land Conservancy to do riparian planting along an old pasture. The ...

FRES students to honor veterans

WILTON – The Florence Rideout Elementary School Chorus will present a special Veterans’ Day program at 1 p.m. Nov. 9 in the school gym. The public is invited. “We would like to honor each of our veterans, living and deceased, by displaying their names on our Wall of Stars,” music ...