Cabinet News

Mont Vernon resident authors children’s book

When a disheveled cat finds himself sleeping on a Manhattan park bench, he has no choice but join a pack of dogs. That’s the basic plot of this children’s book written by Julie Salamon and illustrated by Jill Weber of Mont Vernon. They are both scheduled to be at the ...

Amherst woman featured at A Quilters’ Gathering

Milly Cunningham, of Amherst, a member of the Souhegan Valley Quilters’ Guild, was recently featured in a one-woman show titled “A Road Less Traveled” at the annual A Quilters’ Gathering in Manchester. Fifteen of her creations were admired for their ...

Congregational Church campaign exceeds goal

MILFORD – The First Congregational Church of Milford has exceeded its 2014 Capital Fund Campaign goal by 30 percent, according to Interim Pastor Dr. Alex Gondola. “We sought $225,000 to refurbish and repair our historic sanctuary and Parish House. This was in honor of the ...

Animal rescue group seeking donations

The Animal Rescue Network of New England is looking for volunteers and for donations of buckle collars for dogs 20-60 pounds, Martingale collars for 20-80 pounds, harnesses for small to medium dogs, paper towels, hand sanitizer, quality treats, nylabones, kongs, fleece bedding, dog coats size ...

Mountain Road upgrade to be studied

LYNDEBOROUGH – Selectmen have chosen Northpoint Engineering LLC, of Pembroke to do an engineering study of five sections of Mountain Road. The firm’s low bid of $59,800 will cover the costs of preparing a plan for the upgrade of the road, preparing bid documents, and then ...

Community farm organizers will be honored

PETERBOROUGH – Three of the central figures in the Temple-Wilton Community Farm will be honored on Sunday, Nov. 23 by the Monadnock Center of History and Culture, and the Peterborough Grange. Traugher Groh, Lincoln Geiger, and Anthony Graham will be honored in a public ceremony at ...

Rymes Propane & Oil Co. looking to save Fred Fuller jobs

HUDSON – A co-owner of Rymes Propane & Oil Co. said it hopes to retain as many Fuller Oil and Propane Co.’s estimated 100 employees as possible under a tentative deal to buy out Fuller Oil’s assets that will go before a bankruptcy judge for emergency action ...

Milford woman injured in accident

MILFORD – A Milford woman was med-flighted to a Massachusetts hospital Nov. 11 after her 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle collided with a car at the intersection of Mont Vernon Street and North River Road in Milford around 3:35 p.m. Linda Dedekian was taken to the University of ...

Stop signs ahead Amherst board votes for 4-way stop

AMHERST – Selectmen leaned toward the side of caution last week, voting to keep the four-way traffic stop at the intersection of Middle and Main streets in the Amherst Village. Extra signs creating the four-way stop were installed during the road work this year, and the board voted ...

Lyndeborough police suit settled

LYNDEBOROUGH – Two former police officers have reached settlements with the town of Lyndeborough that give them each $82,500. The settlements mark the end of a conflict between former selectmen and some residents over the board’s handling of the police department. Thomas ...

Milford’s Mr. Clean

MILFORD - Talk about a New England work ethic. Morris Avery, who is 80, sweeps around the Oval with a broom and dust pan at least three days a week. A self-appointed street cleaner, he turned his attention to downtown streets and parking lots many years ago when Dick MacDonald, who closed up ...

Should Milford reopen Jones Road?

MILFORD ­– Love Market Basket but hate making four turns, including turns at two stop lights, to get to the supermarket in west Milford? There might be relief coming, at least for drivers heading east on 101A. Selectmen are talking about reopening Jones Road, where it connects with ...

News briefs from Amherst, Milford and Mont Vernon

Walmart police station AMHERST – A police substation at Walmart will open soon and last week selectmen voted to accept “with appreciation” the cost of $20,527 as a gift from Walmart and builder Jack Reed of JVR Associates of Amherst. Amherst Police Chief Mark ...

Milford dog rescued from car

MILFORD – Zelda didn’t mean to lock herself in the car, but she did. The dog’s owner, Anita O’Connell was on her way to bring her grandchildren some goodies on Oct. 10 and had stopped to let the little cockapoo run around in a sandpit on Tonella Road. ...

Cumbies celebrates new Milford store opening

MILFORD – Cumberland Farms will hold a ribbon-cutting event today, Oct. 16, at its new store at 583 Nashua Street. The event is scheduled from noon until 1 p.m. and will kick-off a four-week fundraiser for Share Outreach, in which 10 cents from all dispensed beverages purchased at ...

‘Amherst History in Your Hands: Metal Detecting’

AMHERST – The Historical Society of Amherst will host a presentation by Mont Vernon resident and history enthusiast Michael Warren about many fascinating historical treasures he has uncovered by metal detecting in the area. These long-lost items include an 1858 flying eagle one ...

Thumbing the Files for the week of Nov. 20-27

For the week of Nov. 20-27 116 years ago, 1898 Several seniors at Milford High School gave speeches, including Charles D. Hodgman who discussed “The Transformation of Mexico,” and George W. Falconer who discussed “Our Prospective Possessions in the ...

Boston Bruins to play alumni game in Nashua

NASHUA – The Nashua Panthers will host a Boston Bruins alumni game at Conway Arena at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16. “This is a real honor to welcome so many Boston Bruins alumni players to Nashua,” Nashua Panthers President Bobby Bennett said. ...

Nominations sought for Red Cross NH Heroes Breakfast

CONCORD – The American Red Cross New Hampshire Region is seeking hero nominations from community members for its 2015 Heroes Breakfast. The nationwide event that recognizes and honors ordinary people with extraordinary courage will be held 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday, March 5, at Southern ...