Cabinet News

Vote on holiday houses

MILFORD – Five houses are in the running for the Milford Recreation Department’s 2018 house decorating competition. Take a drive to 3 Falconer Ave., 4 Laurel St., 14 Park St., 197 Badger Hill Road and 426 Mason Road. Then vote online for most captivating, most creative and most nostalgic. ...

Juvenile diversion

MILFORD – The school board last week gave its approval for a juvenile diversion program for non-violent, school-based offenses. Richard Addonizio, a Milford school resource officer, explained the whys and hows of the program to the board. “We try to temper accountability” with the ...

No one hurt in fire

MILFORD – No one was injured in a fire in a single-family house on Fernwood Drive Tuesday, but “a lot of heat and smoke damage” has made the home unlivable, said Milford Fire Chief Jack Kelly. The cause was probably electrical, he said, and it seems to have started in the basement. The ...

WILTON HOLIDAY STROLL

Santa Claus, who arrives by ”Santamobile” van, reads “’Twas The Night Before Christmas” to several dozen children and their parents gathered in Main Street Park. At the conclusion of a rousing version of “Jingle Bells,” the Christmas tree lights magically activated.

Wilton Select Board modifies Duty Policy

WILTON – In their ongoing effort to improve their relationship with Town Treasurer William Chalmers, members of the Select Board on Dec. 10 adopted a modified version of the town’s Financial Duty Policy. The new wording is based on the state RSAs description of the duties of the Treasurer ...

Deck the Halls

Laura Bull, left, and Carla Boudreau, members of Milford’s Friends of the Library, show off two of the dozens of wreaths to be auctioned during the Wreaths Around the Wadleigh fundraiser. Bull is holding one from an anonymous donor, and Boudreau has an adults-only wreath she made. They will ...

School changes too fast?

MILFORD – Two Milford school principals said they are concerned that changes that are part of a proposed budget for next year are happening too quickly. Answering questions from the Advisory Budget Committee at a four-hour meeting Nov. 17, Milford High School Principal Brad Craven said ...

Fire destroys Wilton home

WILTON – A wood stove apparently set off a fire that destroyed a home on Abbot Hill Road on Thanksgiving Day, killing the residents’ dog. No one was home when the fire started at 259 Abbott Hill Road, not far from the entrance to the Pine Hill Waldorf School. The house is set back from ...

Man pleads not guilty in Thanksgiving Day murder

NASHUA – Facing a charge of second-degree murder for the death of Brandon Kluz in Amherst, Bryson Peluso on Friday entered a plea of not guilty before Judge Charles Temple. Peluso, 27, is charged with shooting Kluz, 23, with a handgun at approximately 1 a.m. Thursday at 19 Baboosic Lake ...

Benefit concert slated for 7 p.m. on Dec. 8

MILFORD – The Murphy-Clark Band and the Stoller family will present a Christmas concert in the Congregational Church Parish House on Union Street on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m., with proceeds benefiting the Corey Frederick Stoller Memorial Scholarship. The Murphy- Clark Band is a six-piece modern ...

Author talk set for Dec. 8

MILFORD – Julie Boardman, author of Death in the White Mountains, will present a program based on her book at the Toadstool Bookshop in Milford at 3 p.m. on Dec. 8. Published by Bondcliff Books of Littleton, Death in the White Mountains is the first book to focus on fatalities in the entire ...

Ice is Nice

Zachary Williamson clears snow off the Milford ice rink. Williamson and about a dozen other volunteers installed the liner. The earliest Milford skaters have ever been able to use the Shepard Park rink was between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Despite the rink’s shallow water, at least four or ...

Getting Ready for Spring

Recreation Commission members Paul Bartolomucci, left, and John Murphy were building a new dugout at Milford’s Shepard Park recently, with the help of Alex Berry, son of Recreation Director Arene Berry.

Holiday shopping in Milford Saturday

MILFORD – The Christmas shopping season is in full swing and already some of us are tired of battling traffic and crowded stores. This Saturday it will be easy find some unusual gift items and support local churches and other worthwhile organizations without going far. The Jingle Downtown ...

Where’s Wanda? Holiday shopping in Milford Saturday

WILTON – The Economic Development Committee is promoting the launch of the town’s new website (www.wiltonnh.gov) with a fun contest – “Where’s Wanda?” Ten photos of “Wanda” and her faithful dog “Winnie” have been Photoshopped into pictures of Wilton on the website. Locate ...

Meet ‘Wanda’ artist Grace Keller

WILTON – Grace Keller, a 13-year-old eighth grade student at WLC Middle School, has, she said, “been drawing most of my life, but not seriously until about third grade.” She is the creator of “Wanda,” the subject of a contest launching the town’s new website. A drawing of Wanda ...

Wilton Select Board gets updates on MAAC

WILTON – The contract with Milford Area Communications Center, upgrading the town’s assessing software and the ongoing contention between the board and the town treasurer filled a short meeting of the Select Board on Monday. They also swore in new Police Officer Matt Holland, who has ...

Fast News For Nov. 29

Recounts overturns results MONT VERNON – A recount team in the state archives in Concord overturned the Election Day result for House District 5, a floterial district for Mont Vernon and New Boston. The recount gives Democrat Donna Mombourquette the seat, according to the Concord Monitor. ...

Christmas Craft Fair

Ralph and Helen Dwire tend a table of Ralph’s handiwork. A longtime resident and former shop teacher at Wilton-Lyndeborough High School, he has continued his woodworking hobby since his retirement.

SHARE Lends Hand

SHARE Director Chris Janson and volunteer Ray Steimel, of Amherst, photo at top, work out the logistics of Thanksgiving box filling at the SHARE Center in Milford. Volunteers worked Monday and Tuesday mornings filling Thanksgiving boxes with ingredients for holiday dinners for about 330 ...