Cabinet News

School bus contact awarded

WILTON – The Cooperative School District has awarded a three-year transportation contract to Steve’s Bus Service of Lyndeborough, after agreeing to waive a requirement for a performance bond. Company owner Steve Brown said he had never posted one, nor had his predecessor, Draper ...

Scholarship Recipient

Gov. Chris Sununu presented the Leadership Scholarship to Mark Johnson at the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards dinner at Hampshire Hills Athletic Club. Mark graduated from Milford High School June 9. The Chamber’s scholarship fund recognizes high school seniors who plan ...

Strawberry Festival scheduled for Sunday

HOLLIS – It’s just a berry, but what a berry! Packed with taste and nutrition, strawberries have vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants. But we love them because, at their best – meaning fresh, locally grown and ripe and not overripe – they taste as sweet as summer. And just as summer ...

Bon Appetit: Hilltop Cafe called one of the best

WILTON – Bon Appetit Magazine has named Hilltop Café at Four Corners Farm one of “America’s Favorite Neighborhood Restaurants.” “It was a surprise to us,” Café Manager Christie Reed said. “We didn’t enter a contest or anything. A woman called and asked if she could take ...

Fast News for June 21

Bigger room AMHERST – Last March residents packed the selectmen’s meeting room for a “listening session” about creating safe walking and biking routes. Next week, on Thursday, June 28, there will be another session and the town’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee has ...

Wall builder tells stories of stone

MILFORD – “Why build all these walls in the woods?” That’s the question people hiking New England forests for the first time almost always ask natives like Kevin Gardner. And when Gardner explains how the walls got there, they don’t believe it. They don’t believe that at one ...

Committee seeking ideas for Riverwalk

WILTON – In the near future, the Economic Development Committee plans to solicit bids for the design of the second phase of the downtown Riverwalk, as approved at Town Meeting in March, and is asking residents for their ideas. The committee sponsored two strolls along Main Street last week to ...

Milford High’s class of 2018 graduates

MILFORD – Waiting on the football field for graduation ceremonies to begin, David Alcox had something to say about the Class of 2018. Alcox, who had 140 of the 210 graduating seniors in his social studies, psychology and We the People classes, said this class is special in a way he has not ...

Gravel protest goes on

MILFORD – A gravel removal operation at the Brox property has been going on since late March, but the leader of the group fighting it says she is not giving up. Brox Environmental Citizens, lead by Suzanne Fournier, has appealed a 4-3 decision by the water commission bureau of the state ...

No rainbow flag for Milford; proc approved

MILFORD – There will be no rainbow flag flying on the Milford Oval this month. On Monday, selectmen turned down a request to fly a gay pride flag, but they also voted 3-2 in favor of a town proclamation naming June as Gay Pride month. The board was reacting to requests from George Hoyt, a ...

Wilton’s Summerfest scheduled for June 23

WILTON – The Main Street Association will again sponsor Summerfest, a day of family fun on June 23, beginning at 8 a.m. with breakfast on Main Street and ending with fireworks on Carnival Hill at 9 p.m. In between are live music, tours, demonstrations, games for kids and lots of ...

107 and counting: Belanger celebrates birthday

MILFORD – When Marie Belanger was 100 years old she broke her leg and her doctor, fearing the worst, asked her if she wanted to be revived if her condition got worse. Of course she did. “Bring me back to life!” she told him. “I have a wedding to go to,” the wedding of her great ...

Florence Rideout fourth-graders go hands on with history

WILTON – Last fall, Heritage Commission Member Deb Mortvedt said she was concerned by how few children (and their parents) visited the history rooms at the library. She decided to try to do something about it. Since the Florence Rideout Elementary School fourth grade has a unit on ...

Sununu speaks at Souhegan Chamber celebration

MILFORD – Gov. Chris Sununu said facing re-election less than two years after taking office is a challenge, but he believes this serves New Hampshire residents as a check on governmental power. Serving as the keynote speaker Wednesday during the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual ...

Fast News for June 14

Another game in town AMHERST – Bocce, an ancient game played in the Roman Empire and now a favorite of sun-loving retirees, is coming to Amherst. This summer the town recreation department will build a bocce court in Buchanan Park on Middle Street, where the town ice-skating pond used to ...

Sometimes, it’s the engineer’s fault

It’s not your fault! All the excuses you need to know so you can feel better about yourself while paying outrageous prices to fix your car. Viable Excuse No. 2, the engineer who designed your car should have been flunked. In our last article, we discussed outside forces that can cause ...

Paving contracts awarded in Lyndeborough

LYNDEBOROUGH – Selectmen awarded two paving contracts on Wednesday, June 6. Shattuck Paving of Milford will finish the two parking lots at Citizens’ Hall and one at the Tarbell Library, while Advance Paving of Allenstown will reconstruct parts of several roads. All work is expected to be ...

Students dig deep into Milford history

MILFORD – The Google search engine is a wonderful resource, but by making research so easy it can be the bane of teachers who want their students to do real research. For her sophomore American studies class on Milford history, teacher Lindsey Bates wanted the kids to go beyond their phones ...

Speakers praise Souhegan’s class of 2018

AMHERST – If there was a theme to the graduation of Souhegan High School’s Class of 2018 it was gratitude – gratitude toward parents, advisors and teachers, but also to senior projects. Most of the seniors who spoke at the June 1 ceremony mentioned the projects as a vital part of their ...

Kuster talks opioid crisis

MILFORD – Addiction is a long-term, chronic illness and what makes it so hard to cure is that the organ you need to treat the illness, the brain, is the organ affected, U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster said during a panel discussion about the opioid crisis at the Boys & Girls Club last ...