Cabinet News

Lyndeborough selectmen look at technology upgrades; two options presented

LYNDEBOROUGH – Facing the possible need for a major upgrade of the computer systems in the town offices, selectmen and members of the Budget Committee met on Oct. 10 with representatives of RMon Networks, the company that has been providing services for the past four years. RMon President ...

Mezzocchi: Andy’s Summer Playhouse a rare place

WILTON – Jared Mezzocchi just completed his fourth year as artistic director of Andy’s Summer Playhouse. It also was his 11th year as a writer or director, and it’s been 19 years since he began as a participant as one of “Andy’s Kids.” This year was the theater’s 48th season, ...

Candidates for N.H. House District 22

On Nov. 6, voters will go to the polls to choose a governor, representatives in Congress and for the Executive Council, the state Senate and the state House of Representatives. There are six candidates for the three seats in New Hampshire House District 22, representing Amherst. We asked them ...

Taxes, wages tops at forum

MILFORD – If voters were looking to distinguish policy differences between the three candidates for the District 40 seat in the House of Representatives, the forum last week in Milford Town Hall was not the place to do it. The Democrat and Libertarian candidates seemed to have few ...

Peterborough Players announce third annual winter season

Peterborough – Following an amazing summer season, the Players return for their third annual winter season. First in the three-play line-up is a classic holiday tale told from a new perspective, followed in January by the return of one of their most popular productions, and they close out the ...

‘Hunchback’ showing set

WILTON – It was a spectacular combination: Lon Chaney, the actor known as the “Man of 1,000 Faces,” and Universal’s big screen adaptation of Victor Hugo’s sprawling tale of the tortured Quasimodo. The result was the classic silent film version of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” ...

New Horace Greeley Bridge Opens

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held last week for Amherst’s newly reconstructed Horace Greeley Bridge. The span had been red-listed by the state in 2008 and had its legal load limit reduced to six tons in 2017. Since May 1 it was closed to all traffic and opened immediately after the Oct. 10 ...

Paying Homage

In 1950, First Lt. Leon Jacques Jr. was killed in the Korean War, 17 days after the war officially started. Four years later, Milford’s new elementary school was named after him. On Oct. 5, Jacques’ sister, Jeanne, stopped into Jacques Memorial School with her son Steve, granddaughter Amy ...

Local family helps with service dogs

LYNDEBOROUGH – Kara Steere was at a University of New Hampshire hockey game years ago when she noticed a man in a wheelchair with a service dog. She wondered if the disabled man would have been able to go to the game if he didn’t have the dog. “I wasn’t watching the game,” she said, ...

Council, Senate candidates discuss rail, taxes, opioids during forum

NASHUA – If elected to the New Hampshire Senate in November, Democrat Cindy Rosenwald’s first order of business will be working to create more work force housing in the city, she told an audience of roughly 100 people on Monday. Her opponent for the open seat, Republican David Schoneman, ...

Manufacturing Day 2018

Amherst Label in Milford celebrated Manufacturing Day 2018 by hosting sixth graders and their parents in an evening program called ‘Al and the Label Factory,’ complete with chocolate bars and golden tickets. In-house graphic designers focused on the art and design of labels and there was a ...

Senate candidates debate

MILFORD – The two state senate candidates are scheduled to debate at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 in the selectmen’s meeting room of Milford Town Hall. Incumbent state Sen. Gary Daniels and state Rep. Shannon Chandley are running for the District 11 seat, which covers Amherst, Merrimack, ...

Register to vote

The Milford Supervisors of the Checklist will be in session in the town clerk’s office in Milford Town Hall on Monday, Oct. 29, 4:30 - 5 p.m. to approve the new and/or changed voter registrations and to accept new voter registrations. New Hampshire has same-day registration, and residents ...

Help wanted

MILFORD – The Milford Recreation Department is looking for volunteers to rebuild the dugouts at Shepard Park. Work is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Nov. 10. Call 249-0625 or email recreation@milford.nh.gov if you can lend a hand.

Annual festival a hit; Alan Woolfson is citizen of the year

MILFORD – From Friday evening, when the Pumpkin Runner ascended the fire department’s ladder and lit the big pumpkin in Town Hall as the crowd cheered, until Monday afternoon, when the beer and wine tasting tent was trucked away from the Community House lawn, Milford’s annual Pumpkin ...

Negligent homicide case from 2016 Milford fatal crash appears headed for trial

NASHUA – Although it’s still possible that a negligent homicide case stemming from a 2016 fatal Milford crash will be settled ahead of next month’s scheduled trial, court documents indicate the deadline to reach an agreement passed nearly two months ago. The defendant, Roberta O’Dell, ...

Annual Lions Club Penny Sale is Oct. 27

WILTON – More than 60 years of family fun, and it keeps getting better. The annual Lions Club Penny Sale will be held on Oct. 27. The doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the sale begins at 6 p.m., in the Florence Rideout Elementary School gym. Club Secretary Deb Degan said there “are hundreds ...

Memory Tree continues as holiday tradition

New Hampshire has long enjoyed a tradition of caring, and that generosity of spirit has been abundantly clear in the years since 1995 when donations to the Amherst Garden Club’s first Memory Tree were collected. Situated on the Village Common, the tree is illuminated throughout the holiday ...

Boisvert hearing postponed again; to resume on Oct. 17

LYNDEBOROUGH – A request for a variance to allow a home business filed by Larry and Sharon Boisvert was postponed by the Zoning Board of Adjustment on Oct. 4, until the board “can decide just what it is they want a variance from,” and if the ZBA should be hearing the case at all. The ...