Cabinet News

Program focuses on living skills for those with disabilities

AMHERST – Way in the back of an industrial park off Route 101A is a rambling one-story brick building. Here, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each weekday, are about 150 people who range in age from 18 to 80 and have varying disabilities, including autism, brain injuries and Down syndrome. In New ...

Full-day kindergarten will be on ballot

WILTON – Full-day kindergarten will be on the school district ballot in March. After many hours of study, the School District Strategic Planning Committee is recommending that the kindergarten now housed at Lyndeborough Central School be expanded to full time. The committee had three ...

Selectmen look at communication issues

MILFORD – A renovated and expanded fire house has been considered the top spending item for town meetings in 2018, but police are pushing for updated emergency communication equipment. Milford’s major problem is that police are not able to hear and speak to one another on their radios, ...

Local man, Broyles, leads conversation on Civil War

WILTON – The Civil War ended a 150 years ago, but it’s unanswered questions fascinate a lot of people, and there are still lingering effects on our present society. Today’s news is full of civil rights violations, Civil War statutes and accusations from all sides on racism. On Nov. 16, ...

3 injured seriously, driver arrested in two-car crash in Lyndeborough

LYNDEBOROUGH – A 38-year-old Peterborough woman was arrested at a Manchester hospital Wednesday for felony drunk-driving, shortly after she and two other people sustained serious injuries in a two-car crash on Route 31. State Police said Rebecca Rodenhiser faces one count of aggravated ...

‘Where is Holly Chamber’ contest

AMHERST – Have fun this holiday season while shopping or visiting participating businesses in the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce’s “Where is Holly Chamber” contest! Win the Grand Prize Basket filled with gift cards from the participating businesses! The rules are simple: This ...

Dogwood Club rich in history records located

On April 14, 1948, 14 residents of the Perham Corner section of Lyndeborough met at the home of Virginia Russell on Perham Corner Road for the purpose of forming a women’s club. At their second meeting, two weeks later, they chose the name “Dogwood Reservation Club” in honor of the ...

New Hampshire Antique Co-op hosting exhibit and sale

MILFORD – New Hampshire Antique Co-op will present Art: Salon-style, a new art exhibit featuring original and affordable paintings from the 1800s to the present, hung in the style of traditional 19th century French salon exhibitions. The exhibit will open the weekend of New Hampshire Antique ...

Putnam Pond upgrades on to-do list

LYNDEBOROUGH – The boat launch on Putnam Pond, created soon after the flood control dam was built in 1977, is in need of an upgrade that has been under discussion for the past several years. The entrance off Cemetery Road was a driveway at the former Lucas House, which vanished prior to World ...

Stark Decency: N.H. POW Camp

LYNDEBOROUGH – There is nothing left of Camp Stark now but a few stone foundations covered by a field of wildflowers in a small New Hampshire town northeast of Berlin. During World War II, 300 German prisoners of war were there, cutting pulp wood for the Brown Paper Co. to make the cardboard ...

Granite UW opens RFQ and short form RFP process for 2018

Granite United Way has launched its statewide Request for Qualification and Short Form RFP for 2018. Certified 501(c)3 organizations can apply for qualification status and apply for funding so support opportunities to Learn, Earn and Be Healthy. For comprehensive information on this process ...

Contest announced

AMHERST – Have fun this holiday season while shopping or visiting participating businesses in the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce’s “Where is Holly Chamber” contest! Win the Grand Prize Basket filled with gift cards from the participating businesses! The rules are simple: This ...

Honoring Veterans

Milford Boy Scout Troop 4 marches down Union Street on the way to the Oval during the town’s annual Veterans Day parade and ceremonies Nov. 11.

Board divided on full-day kindergarten

MILFORD – As work begins on a school district budget for next year, Superintendent Robert Marquis is urging the school board to make full-day kindergarten a priority. “My strong recommendation is publicly funded kindergarten for all, “ he said during the Nov. 6 board meeting, because ...

Milford DMV is moving into old cop shop

MILFORD – The state Department of Motor Vehicles is scheduled to move early next year into a renovated Elm Street building that had once been the town police station. Last week the state signed a two-year lease with the building’s new owner, Jeff Odhner, whose business, Odhner ...

Wilton police chief to retire at end of month

WILTON – Police Chief Brent Hautanen has decided it is time to retire. He has served Wilton since October 2003, and has spent a total of 26 years in law enforcement. He replaced Chief Robert Maguire. who had resigned. He will leave at the end of the month. “It was one of the hardest ...

Friend or foe?

MILFORD – School board members last week defended state Sen. Gary Daniels against charges that a bill he supports will harm the Milford schools. During a discussion about full-day kindergarten at the Nov. 6 meeting, board member Jenn Siegrist said Senate Bill 193, supported by Daniels, ...

Lyndeborough hosts Veterans Day ceremony

LYNDEBOROUGH – The Lafayette Artillery Company hosted appropriate ceremonies at the Town hall on Nov 11. Captain Walter Holland and member Lorraine Strube officiated. Taps was played by bugler Christian Hettinger. The company’s 1844 brass cannon was fired by several veterans in ...

Selectmen authorize fire chief to apply for matching grant

LYNDEBOROUGH – On Nov. 8, selectmen authorized Fire Chief Brian Smith to apply for a New Hampshire Forestry matching grant. The $3,200 grant, of which the town will cover half, will provide specialized protective clothing for use when fighting forest fires. Their gear right now, Smith said, ...

‘Wreaths Around the Wadleigh’

Carla Beaudreau stands with one of the first wreaths delivered this year for the ‘Wreaths Around the Wadleigh’ fundraising auction the Friends of the Library holds each year. Residents are asked to donate a wreath of any size, decorated in any theme, and made with any material. Deliver the ...