Cabinet News

Something new brewing Milford coffee shop opens on South Street

MILFORD – Derek Fimbel got tired of waiting for Milford to have a coffee shop, so he started his own. Union Coffee Company at 42 South St., just off the Oval, opened Nov. 1, and it is indeed a real coffee shop, with an espresso machine and trained baristas. Its 25-year-old owner ...

Amherst proposes full-day kindergarten

AMHERST – In 1997, Amherst began offering its 5-year-olds a kindergarten program, and now the school district wants to turn the half-day program into a full-day program. The proposal is for the 2015-16 school year. At the Amherst School Board meeting on Thursday, Nov. 20, the plan ...

Charge against Milford man in fatal crash dismissed

NASHUA – A judge dismissed a negligent homicide charge against Greg Cullen, 32, of Milford, who was involved in a fatal crash in Brookline last December. Hillsborough County Superior Court Judge Kathleen McGuire granted defense attorney Michael Iacopino’s motion to dismiss ...

Historical society: Leave Milford dams alone

MILFORD – The town’s Historical Society and Heritage Commission have come out against the removal of the two river dams, citing their historic value and the potential effect on the appearance of downtown Milford. In a strongly worded letter, Milford Historical Society ...

Local voters support GOP Amherst votes straight Republican ticket

Local Republicans put on a strong showing in the general election last week, except in Wilton and Lyndeborough where two Democrat state representatives, Carol Roberts and incumbent Kermit Williams, beat their GOP challengers in District 4, which also includes Greenville and Francestown. Two ...

New Milford antique store

Kathy Cleveland photo Keara Castor opened her Cove of Treasures Antiques & Home Decor shop in a Cape Cod-style house at 778 Elm St., just west of the Dunkin’ Donuts shop in west Milford. She is having an open house this weekend, Nov. 14-16, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Milford pond may get more money for dredging

MILFORD – A possible grant from the state Fish and Game Department could allow more of Osgood Pond to be dredged. David Wheeler, of Milford, a newly elected member of the state Executive Council, said the town could be awarded a grant of between $25,000 and $50,000 for habitat ...

Fire may mean the end of Milford Motel

MILFORD – In 1955, a motel was built in Milford on the road to Wilton, next to Hayward’s Ice Cream. It was the first of its kind around here and opened to great fanfare, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by town officials. In recent years, it has looked run down, ...

Milford Conservation Commission to host site walk at Tucker Brook Town Forest

The Milford Conservation Commission will host a site walk at the Tucker Brook Town Forest on Nov. 15 to view the ongoing timber harvest operation. The public is welcome to tour the logging site with the forester. The group will meet at Boulder Drive at 9 a.m. Look for the cars parked along the ...

Nephew seeks Medal of Honor for Milford World War II veteran

MILFORD – Harry Alfred Parker was one of 13 Milford men who died in World War II and is considered the leading New Hampshire pilot in the air war over Europe. Parker received the Silver Star Medal with Oak Leaf cluster and the Distinguished Flying Cross, as well as an award from the ...

Fast News

Gravel study MILFORD – Selectman Mark Fougere went to a meeting of the Advisory Budget Committee last week to explain why the town is paying Fieldstone Land Consultants $20,000 for a study of gravel resources at the Brox property this fall. A warrant article that would have given ...

Fall photo contest winner is from Hollis

The trees are mostly bare and the leaf peepers have come and gone, but the memories of fall 2014 live on in photos from The Cabinet Press’ fall foliage photo contest. More than three dozen people sent entries, and the first place award went to Donna Hussey, of Hollis, for her photo ...

Milford class reunion was great

To the Editor: I’m writing to say thank you to Lou Ann Poor and everyone who helped her to put our 1974 class reunion. We had it at the Amherst Country Club on Oct. 11. It was awesome to see the classmates, and I was happy to see Mrs. Magoon, our gym teacher. We also had ...

Workouts aid area fund for homeless

Get In Shape For Women Nashua is sponsoring a fundraiser for the Ending Homelessness Fund of Harbor Homes. Participants get a workout with a personal trainer for $25, 100 percent of which gets donated to the Ending Homelessness fund. On top of that, Get In Shape For Women Nashua will match ...

Stunt rider speaks out against bullying at FRES

WILTON – “Be nice to each other, treat people like you would like them to treat you,” Chris Poulos told the students of Lyndeborough Central School and Florence Rideout Elementary when they were all collected in the FRES gym on Wednesday, Oct. 22. “Show ...

See Art Work

Anyone who lives in the Granite State knows there is a burgeoning arts community out here. Literally thousands of artists toil in their studios every day, producing a bewildering array of arts, crafts and quality foods. The work of these artisans will be celebrated on the weekend of Nov. 8 ...

Fine, practical arts program inclusive

WILTON – The fine and practical arts programs in Wilton and Lyndeborough, from grades one through 12, are changing to meet new standards, to include other subjects such as math and science in their curriculum, and to incorporate new techniques, such as computer art at the high ...

Wheeler recapturing seat

At press time Tuesday night former Executive Councilor David Wheeler was well on his way to defeating Nashua Alderman-At-Large Diane Sheehan in the race for an open seat on the state Executive Council on Tuesday. With 73 percent of the precincts reporting, Wheeler was ahead 44,618 to ...

Does Amherst need more stop signs?

AMHERST – Plans to install new stop signs in the Amherst Village brought sharply divided opinions to the selectmen’s public hearing last week. The town’s Traffic Safety Committee has proposed a four-way stop at the intersection of Main and Middle streets, and the ...

Wilton man plans film

WILTON – Chris Owen of Wilton Center is planning to make a documentary and would like to film part of it at the Recycling Center. “My project is a documentary on how things that are worthless can be transformed into something useful,” he told selectmen on Monday, ...