Cabinet News

Milford pipeline meeting draws a crowd

MILFORD – For more than a half hour, the crowd that filled the Milford Town Hall Auditorium Monday night listened politely to representatives from the energy company that wants to put a natural gas pipeline through 17 New Hampshire towns, including Milford and Amherst. But during ...

A Gala Event

WILTON – Back in 1972, some residents of Mason had a bright idea – to bring the magic of theatre to local kids. The project was named Andy’s Summer Playhouse, after local author C.W. Anderson. This venerable institution, now housed in the former Grange Hall in Old ...

Polar Express reading at Jacques Memorial School

Teachers Stacey McQuenney, left, and Hallee Johnson lead Jacques Memorial School students down the hallway for the annual reading of the book, “Polar Express” last Monday. The children sat in the darkened hallway and listened as Principal Nancy Maguire read them the ...

Milford students design, build cribbage boards for nursing homes

This fall, the Milford High School engineering program has designed and built over 20 cribbage boards for Milford’s nursing home communities. Inspired by a student suggestion, this project was embraced by the classes and their teachers at the Milford Applied Technology Center. ...

Agreement on zoning violations?

WILTON – A zoning dispute between the town and Shattuck Paving Company may be settled in an out-of-court agreement reached by the attorneys for both parties. However, on Monday, Dec. 22, the Board of Selectmen said the stipulations did not adequately address their concerns about ...

Restaurant Week dates announced

The New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association has announced that Restaurant Week NH 2015 will take place March 20-27. This marks the fourth year of this statewide, culinary event and, once again, Restaurant Week NH will feature more than 100 dining establishments throughout the state. ...

Wilton Water Works has new generator

WILTON – A new generator, which Superintendent Mike Bergeron said “could probably supply a small village,” has been installed at the pump station off Route 31 south, thanks to a grant through the New Hampshire Department of Safety Emergency Management Performance ...

Sewer commission declines to sign

WILTON – For the third time in two years, the Sewer Commissioners have declined to sign the Milford-Wilton Intermunicipal Sewer Agreement, as required by the state. The commissioners met on Thursday, Dec. 18, and discussed the issue. “It was a unanimous vote,” ...

Report: Combine Amherst fire, EMS

AMHERST – Amherst should combine its fire and emergency medical service departments in a single location with a single leader, says a report from Municipal Resource Inc. released last month. The consultant’s report also says the town should try hard to preserve its ...

Year in Review

January John Bachman’s family and friends gather at a memorial for the retired Amherst fire chief, who was struck and killed at his mailbox by a 20-year-old driver texting on his phone. Tracy Hutchins is chosen to be executive director of the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce. A ...

Amherst homeowners organize pipeline resistance

AMHERST – Town officials promised last week to hold only public meetings and not to meet in private with Kinder Morgan, the energy company that wants to run a natural gas pipeline through Amherst and 16 other New Hampshire towns. Meanwhile residents who live in neighborhoods that ...

Milford High School, first-quarter honor roll, 2014-15

Milford High School announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2014-15 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 9: Blake Audibert, Olivia Blanchet, Sabrina Brown, Matthew Chase, Adrian Curless, Lauren Dishong, Jolie Gonthier, Olivia Hilton, Hunter Hoffman, Nicole Jutras, Cameron Leo, ...

Souhegan High School, Amherst, first-trimester honor roll, 2014-15

AMHERST – Souhegan High School announced its honor roll for the first trimester of the 2014-15 school year. HIGHEST HONORS GRADE 9: Cayley N. Barry, Julia C. Charest, Melody Y. Chen, Kathryn D. Dechambeau, Margaret K. Dix, Brittany A. Drew, Abigail A. Estabrook, Olivia R. Freud, ...

Hike Safe Card now available in New Hampshire

New Hampshire hikers can now buy a sort of Get Out of Trouble Free card if they need to be rescued on the state’s mountains, trails or rivers, although it has limits, and even supporters admit it won’t do the entire job it was designed to do. “No one is under the ...

Made In NH Expo shines spotlight on local products

MANCHESTER – The Made in NH Expo, to be held April 17-19 at the Radisson Hotel/Center of Center of New Hampshire in Manchester, has been a leader in the buy-local movement, raising awareness of local products that boost the economy while maintaining and creating jobs in the ...

Wilfork to help Souhegan Valley Chamber raise money for NH veterans

AMHERST – For the last seven years, the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce has held a benefit auction to raise awareness of the crisis facing many of our veterans, as well as to raise funds for worthy organizations that provide relief and assistance. Since 2007, the SVCC has raised ...

New Year’s bonfire at Milford lumberyard

MILFORD – Dale Riley will hold his annual New Year’s Eve bonfire at Riley Brother’s Lumber on Christmas Tree Lane on Dec. 31. There will be hot dogs and drinks, horse-drawn carriage rides. The bonfire will be touched off early in the evening. Create your own ...

Amherst man is Milford’s new town administrator

MILFORD – Selectmen have chosen an Amherst resident who most recently worked in Wilton to be the new town administrator. Mark Bender started work on Dec. 10. Selectmen cited Bender’s “significant private sector business experience in the management and accounting ...

Five questions for Milford pastry maker Patricia Zermeno

Born and raised in the city of Torreon in northern Mexico, Patricia Zermeno came to Milford several ago with her husband and young daughter and began baking and selling her French pastries – Parisian macaroons, canneles and other small pastries she made in her home kitchen under the ...

‘Pretty sweet’ Milford students learning about computer game careers

MILFORD – In what had to be one of the coolest classes ever at Milford High School, a professor of animation and graphic game programming visited recently to talk about careers in this emerging field. Rodney Dellafelice, who teaches at the NHTI community college in Concord, visited ...