Cabinet News

University of New Hampshire gets $20M to study 3D printing tech

DURHAM – A $20 million federal grant should help the University of New Hampshire study the development of life-saving biomaterials through the use of 3D printing, Granite State leaders announced this week. Specifically, the $20 million will go from the National Science Foundation to New ...

Fast News for Sept. 20

Share needs food MILFORD – Share Director Christine Janson says the community outreach organzation is in serious need of food and other supplies. “I haven’t had to post anything like this in the last few years,” she wrote on the Milford Residents’ Facebook Group, “but the Share ...

Amherst gathers to honor Sept. 11 fallen

AMHERST – As dusk descended on the big field on Boston Post Road hundreds of small lights lit up, exactly 343 lights, randomly placed over the field leading to a big American flag. Each one represented a firefighter who died on 9/11 at Ground Zero in New York. Next to each solar light was a ...

Board hires firm for town administrator search

AMHERST – Selectmen voted unanimously last week to hire Municipal Resources, Inc. to find candidates to fill the job of outgoing town administrator Jim O’Mara. Board members and O’Mara interviewed MRI president Alan Gould for nearly an hour at a special meeting Sept. 5. Gould told the ...

Author of addiction memoir scheduled to speak in Milford

MILFORD – All those spoons that went missing from her house – they should have been a clue. But addiction is a disease of denial, and it was not until Maureen Cavanagh and her ex-husband saw the needle track marks on their daughter’s arm that the reality of her heroin addiction sunk ...

Property taxes slammed at forum

MILFORD – High property taxes and low school funding are the chief problems afflicting Milford and the state of New Hampshire, said Democrats last week at a forum for District 23 House of Representative candidates. The three Democrat candidates were the only ones participating. There are ...

Fisk to retire from meat processing business

WILTON – Darrell Fisk has decided it is time to retire – but only from the meat processing business he has run for the past 28 years. He will stay in the business he was in long before that – making maple syrup, this time with his nephew Ben Fisk at Ben’s Sugar Shack in Temple. Fisk, ...

Public hearing on parking regulations

WILTON – Following a brief public hearing on Monday, the Select Board adopted changes in parking fines at three areas in town, but did not adopt the entire ordinance because clarifications are needed to define the “no parking” areas the fines cover. Those will be added to the final ...

Fast News For Sept. 13

Pumpkin fest MILFORD – Milford’s annual Pumpkin Festival is slated for Oct. 5-7, and organizer Carol Gates says there are still spaces available in Town Hall. “I would love to see them go to local crafters, businesses,” she wrote on Facebook. Email gtfcmilford@gmail.com Women ...

Volunteers come together for ‘Clean Up Day’ at Garwin Falls

WILTON – The path used by most visitors to Garwin Falls is part of the extensive trail system maintained by the Wilton-Lyndeborough Winter Wanderers Snowmobile Club. Heavy use of the trail over the past two years, plus illegal all-terrain vehicles at the site, have badly eroded parts of ...

WLC tradition continues

WILTON - Following a tradition begun several years ago, when the WLC senior class received their class shirts proclaiming them the class of 2019, they also got tee shirts for the first graders at Florence Rideout Elementary School, welcoming them to the school. On Thursday morning, Sept. 6, the ...

Wilton barbershop celebrates 60 years

WILTON – Elmer Santerre opened his barbershop on Main Street on Sept. 6, 1958. When some members of the Main Street Association noted that was 60 years ago, the town office took notice, and the result was a surprise party at the town hall on Thursday, Sept. 6. Originally planned for Main ...

Wilton Select Board meetings return to weekly basis

WILTON – The Select Board has returned to weekly meetings and their first regular meeting on Monday covered a wide range of topics from the Budget Committee schedule, safety concerns on two streets, a credit card policy, a town plan for recreation, and adoption of rewritten board ...

Florence Rideout evacuated due to kitchen gas leak

WILTON – A propane gas leak in the kitchen of Florence Rideout Elementary School on Wednesday morning prompted the evacuation of the 225 students and their teachers. They were escorted two blocks to the town hall by police. Theater owner Dennis Markaverich was contacted, and he opened both ...

Milford Labor Day parade is Monday

MILFORD – Milford’s 70th Labor Day parade will step off at 1 p.m. on Monday at Milford High School, with bands, floats and marchers going down Elm Street to the reviewing stand on the Oval and ending at the Boys & Girls Club, where there will be refreshments. Polly Cote will be grand ...

Back to School

Kindergarten children were treated with warm welcomes Monday as they tried out school buses, got their first library cards and had ice cream sundaes during a back-to-school social at Jacques Memorial School. The first day of school was Wednesday in Milford, when the district’s first full-day ...

Planners look at elderly housing

AMHERST – The developer who wants to build a large elderly complex on Route 122 should offer housing that people would be excited to live in, planning board members told the engineer who brought preliminary plans to them recently. Ashwood Development Company wants to take advantage of a ...

Officials propose removal of 15 street lights

LYNDEBOROUGH – Under a current proposal, the town’s 20 street lights would be reduced to nine: 15 would be removed, five upgraded and four new ones added. Another five are under consideration – adding three for security at the highway garage and two in the Citizens’ Hall parking lot. ...

Milford wants another pedestrian bridge; applies for grant

MILFORD – The town will apply for a federal grant for a bridge over the Souhegan River that would connect the sports fields on North River Road with Keyes Park. The money would come from the federally funded Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), through the New Hampshire Department of ...

Exhibits open at two LaBelle Winery locations

AMHERST – The Art Gallery at LaBelle Winery announces the opening of “The Landscape Photography of Jeff Dachowski” in its Amherst location, and “Unsettled Weather” by Mark Johnson in its Portsmouth location. The artwork displayed in both locations will be available for sale to the ...