Cabinet News

Mont Vernon selectmen: Karate studio has to go

MONT VERNON – About 15 people filled the selectmen’s meeting room Monday night to urge board members to reverse their decision to evict a popular karate studio from the town-owned McCollom Building. But the board is sticking with its plan, said Selectman Jim Whipple, and it ...

Milford budget committee balks at selectmen’s plan

MILFORD – A proposal by selectmen to cut the town budget committee’s power is not going over well with the budget committee. Selectmen’s Chairman Gary Daniels went to a meeting of the Milford Advisory Budget Committee last week and presented a warrant article that ...

Lyndeborough mulls full-time kindergarten

LYNDEBOROUGH – The question of full-time kindergarten has again come up for discussion at the Cooperative School Board. During a work session with the budget committee Jan. 6, Board Chairman Geoff Brock said they were considering two options, one or both will be on the school ...

Amherst facing pipeline threat

AMHERST – The dozens of people who showed up for a hearing on a proposed natural gas pipeline Monday night learned that the town is forming a task force and that it needs to act fast if it wants to alter the plans of energy giant Kinder Morgan. The company’s new ...

Strong constitution

MILFORD – The Milford High School “We the People” team took a motto from the U.S. Post Office as it won the 2015 Constitutional Convention state championship on Friday, Jan. 9 by defeating teams from Nashua and John Stark Regional high schools. ...

Airman Dana Demambro, Milford

Air Force Airman Dana Demambro recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Demambro is a 2014 graduate of Milford High School. She completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air ...

French teacher to talk about Paris events

MILFORD – Carol Bonow will give a free talk on Sunday, Jan. 25 about recent events in Paris. Bonow, a professor of the French language who has designed and lead many tours to France, wants to share her insights about France, its people and its love of freedom. “These are ...

Possible animal control ordinance reinstatement in Lyndeborough

LYNDEBOROUGH – Selectmen are proposing reauthorizing an animal control ordnance voted in 1983. The ordnance, not an actual “leash law,” states that is it “unlawful for a dog to run at large, except when accompanied by the owner, and when used for ...

Lyndeborough selectmen encumber project funds from 2014

LYNDEBOROUGH – Selectmen have voted to encumber funds for various projects approved in 2014 but not completed before Dec. 31. The projects were discussed at the regular board meeting on Jan. 7. Brandy Brook Road is to be resurfaced, but where the original Route 31 ended is unclear as ...

Manchester school to hold statewide Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament

MANCHESTER – The Derryfield School, 2108 River Road, will hold its statewide Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25. All private and public middle and high schools have been invited to send a school champion. Home-school students are also invited. There is no ...

Milford Lions gives free holiday dinner for seniors

The Milford Lions Club will hold their 36th annual Senior Citizens Holiday Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 10, from noon until 2 p.m.in the Souhegan Valley Boys and Girls Club, Milford. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call Elaine Farrington at 672-4757 and leave a message. The ...

RISE spring information session planned

NASHUA – The Rivier Institute for Senior Education spring information session is scheduled for 1-3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, in the reception room of the Dion Center at Rivier University. Seniors can choose from more than 55 five-week courses with two start dates. First-term courses run ...

A lot has changed at your local library

In case you haven’t heard, the library has plans for a building project that will be put before the voters in just a few months. With that in mind, I thought it apropos to talk about the need for libraries in the age of Google. “Libraries are going away because everything ...

Milford church continues speaker series

MILFORD – In the 19th century adults in the Milford area who were hungry to learn more about the world didn’t need to go further than the First Congregational Church. At that time the Milford church was part of a flourishing lyceum movement that had spread through New ...

Milford property has $1 million worth of gravel

MILFORD – There is more than a million dollars worth of earth materials at the Brox property that the town could mine and sell, according to a consultant’s report. Milford officials have been working with Fieldstone Land Consultants to develop a plan for excavating sand and ...

Milford sex assault case may be diverted to mental health court

MILFORD – An elderly Milford man charged with sexual assault in November has reached a court agreement that requires him to undergo a mental health evaluation and also places him under house arrest. On Dec. 11 police charged William Walker, 78, with sexual assault/forcible fondling, ...

Former Amherst EMS director indicted on felony theft charge

AMHERST – Brian Gleason, who resigned several months ago as Amherst’s Emergency Medical Services director, has been indicted by a Hillsborough County grand jury on a felony theft charge that alleges he used a town credit card for personal purchases. The indictment, handed ...

‘Joy, laughter and love’ Milford circus benefits longtime teachers

MILFORD ­– On the afternoon of New Year’s Eve, Rick Davis’ friends gave him a gift like no other. The gift involved giant wheels, rubber chickens, unicycles, adorable children and a dancing dog. Davis’ friends include jugglers, acrobats, trapeze ...