Cabinet News

Morgan defies odds; graduation is Saturday

MILFORD – Children of single mothers aren’t supposed to fare well. And children born to teenage single mothers? Doomed to mental, social, emotional problems, they tend to drop out of school and live in poverty, right? Not always. Born when her mother was 16, Kaitlynn Morgan is an honor ...

Potential 2020 presidential candidate visits New Hampshire

GOFFSTOWN – Eric Holder told an audience at Saint Anselm College Friday he may or may not run for president in 2020, but his main goal for now is to battle gerrymandering. Holder served as the 82nd U.S. attorney general from 2009 to 2015 in the administration of President Barack Obama. He ...

It’s the weather, and the other guy

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. 1: It’s the weather ... and the other guy. Mechanical things break down and wear out. Electronics when subject to salt water and vibration fail. Here in ...

Milford High School Honor Roll

Milford High School has announced its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2017-18 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 9: Annalisa Adkins, Allison Bugler, Grace Carpenter, Sarah Chase, Jessica Constantine, Jacob Dube, Erica Faucher, Julia Greer, Gabriella Guarniere, Christina Horne, Erin ...

Youth company to present ‘Last Five Years’

MILFORD – “The Last Five Years,” a musical rarely performed in New Hampshire, is being brought to the stage by The Riverbend Youth Company on June 29, 30 and July 1 at the Amato Center for the Performing Arts, 56 Mont Vernon St. “The Last 5 Years,” by Tony Award-winning composer and ...

Fast News for June 7

Fired administrator sues: Guy Scaife was the Milford town administrator for several years until 2014 when he left to become the town manager of Rocky Hill, Connecticut. Two years later, he left Rocky Hill for Meriden, Connecticut, where he was city manager until December when the town council ...

Taxpayer waste

You’ve heard of Tom Price resigning from HHS for luxury travel? Well, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is wasting our taxpayer dollars, too. In fact, Pruitt is facing three separate investigations for misusing taxpayer money and illegally lobbying, including spending ...

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall coming to area

AMHERST – About 10 years ago, Marie Grella visited Goffstown to see the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall, and she never forgot it. The Moving Wall is a half-sized replica of the Washington D.C. memorial to the 2.7 million men and women who served in Vietnam, inscribed with the names of ...

Milford school chief to retire

MILFORD – Robert Marquis announced Monday night his decision to retire as superintendent of the Milford School District on June 30. Marquis has been superintendent for three years, hired after a nationwide search to replace Bob Suprenant, who retired after 11 years here as ...

Catch, but don’t eat the fish, officials say

MILFORD – Fish that is safe to eat was one of the Environmental Protection Agancy’s stated goals for the third phase of its Fletcher Paint Superfund cleanup two years ago. In the summer and fall of 2016, the EPA removed about 2,000 cubic yards of PCB-contaminated sediment from a third of ...

Vietnam memorial to be dedicated

LYNDEBOROUGH – New plaques honoring residents who served during the Vietnam War and all of the conflicts since then will be formally dedicated with ceremonies on Sunday, May 27, during the annual Memorial Day observances on the Village Common. The observance, led by the Lafayette Artillery ...

He saved Dudley: Milford bull going to Mass. farm

MILFORD – His rugged masculinity drew the women to him, and as they got to know him they were charmed by his soulful eyes and playful spirit. During their regular walks together down Savage Road, Bonnie Byrd and Vicki Pelczar would bring carrots and other vegetables to feed the young ...

Wildflower walk fun, educational for all

HOLLIS – Children have always known that woodlands are full of enchantment. Adults can feel some of that magic on Wednesday mornings, during one of the wildflower hikes offered seasonally by Beaver Brook Nature Center. The nonprofit conservation and nature education center has more than ...

Broadcasting of board meetings at issue

WILTON – The proposed broadcasting of board meetings, where to store town records, and what to do about the flooding in the old bowling alley under Main Street were among the topics at the regular meeting of the Select Board on Monday. Chairman Kellie-Sue Boissonnault was not present, so no ...

Ditri is Wilton’s first female building inspector

WILTON – Norma Ditri did not set out become a building inspector. “I love houses,” she said recently. “I think they should be built properly. It’s most expensive thing you are going to buy, and you want to think it has been built properly.” Ditri, who holds a degree in ...

71st Boys State set for June 24-29

The New Hampshire American Legion will hold its 71st annual Boys State program from June 24-29. Boys State is a six-day “learn-by-doing” experience in the American way of government. One hundred and fifty public and private high schools throughout the state are invited to select qualified ...

Hand-made ‘signature quilt’ to return to New Boston

WILTON – Thanks to a series of apparently unrelated events, a well preserved, hand-made “signature quilt,” created in New Boston between 1858 and 1859, will be given to the New Boston Historical Society on May 14 by the Wilton Historical Society. The Wilton Society was given the quilt ...

Fast News for May 24

Donation" WILTON – The cost of live-streaming public meetings for a year has been donated by Charles Crawford and Kimball Physics. The Select Board accepted the donation at their regular meeting on Monday, May 14. Crawford was accompanied by former Police Chief Brent Hautanen who explained ...

Leaders & Achievers Scholarship Winner

Milford’s Shelby Houghton was recently awarded a $1,000 Leaders & Achievers Scholarship from Comcast in recognition of her academic achievement and community service. At a special ceremony at the New Hampshire State House, Frank Edelblut, state commissioner of education, awarded ...

Selectmen OK tax relief for new downtown building

MILFORD – There have been shops on the corner of Nashua Street and South Street since 1797, according to the town history, and a shoe store on the corner since 1884. But there hasn’t been a business in One Nashua Street for a very long time, not since Salvatore Crisafulli closed his ...