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Fires alter assessments AMHERST – Two families whose homes were badly damaged by fire this year will get breaks on their property taxes. Selectmen voted recently to approve the prorated assessments based on a new state law. The house owned by Vince D. Paul and Dale Helen Macguire at ...

‘Fish camp’ may require a permit

WILTON – The owners of the so-called “fish camp” on Route 31 north will need a building permit for the structure they have moved onto the property if it exceeds 200 square feet in area, and the new building must be within the footprint of the former camp. A deck, ...

Dredging of Milford’s Osgood Pond should begin soon

MILFORD – Dredging a small part of the weed-choked Osgood Pond is scheduled to begin soon, and selectmen say they are looking for government grants that would allow the town to dredge more. Plans call for Steve Trombly Excavating of Milford to dig up between one and two acres of the ...

Breach of Milford beaver dam upsets some residents

MILFORD – A few residents joined environmental activist Suzanne Fournier Monday night as she continued to criticize town officials for breaching the dam at Heron Pond. Fournier, who wrote in a letter to the editor of The Cabinet last week that removing part of the dam will harm many ...

‘They are running out of water’ Milford could extend Elm St. water main

MILFORD – Businesses on the west end of Elm Street are in desperate need of water, the town water and sewer commissioners told selectmen recently as they proposed a 3,200 foot extension of the Elm Street water main. Commissioners asked for a warrant article on the ballot next March, ...

Memorial service Sunday for Amherst murder victim

AMHERST – There will be a memorial service Sunday afternoon for the Amherst woman who died at her home last week, the victim of a murder-suicide. Elizabeth “Betsey” Gage Davis Trombly will be remembered at a 3 p.m. service at the Congregational Church of Amherst ...

What about best for the nation?

We often marvel at how parochial political candidates think we are. They run campaigns for national office, ­­ the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House, ­­ as if they were running for the Statehouse, promising to put the needs of their state first. What about the needs of the nation? Holding ...

Cemetery care wrongly paid

Mike Akillian certainly has a point. The Amherst selectman was amazed to find out that taxpayers’ money has been used to fund the entire cost of cemetery maintenance for the past 10 years. It isn’t supposed to be. Cemetery trust funds exist for that purpose. Selectmen ...

Airman Adrien-James B. Crete

Air Force Airman Adrien-James B. Crete recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Crete is a 2012 graduate of Souhegan High School in Amherst.

Household hazardous waste collection scheduled in Nashua

NASHUA – The Nashua Regional Planning Commission will hold its next household hazardous waste collection from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Nashua Public Works Garage, 9 Stadium Drive. The collection is open to residents of Nashua, Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, ...

Love your pet: Therapy dog Lilly brings joy to many

On July 19, 2009, a kindly bystander observed a little lost beagle-ish pup wandering in Richmond and brought her to the Mondanock Humane Society. Meanwhile, on that day, my two sons, my niece and I were in Boston with my sister celebrating her birthday, and I was most likely looking longingly ...

Former Lyndeborough town administrator honored

LYNDEBOROUGH – Former Town Administrator Burton Reynolds was honored during the selectmen’s annual Employee Appreciation cookout on Wednesday, Nov. 3. Reynolds, who served as administrator for about a year in 2011-12, and again as a part-time temporary during the medical ...

Family photos missing from Milford storage unit

To the Editor: I am seeking to get in touch with the person that just recently purchased my storage unit at East Milford Storage in Milford. I was told that there were some things left behind and of those things were some photos, and when I went there to pick them things up there were no ...

Milford Market Basket is back!

To the Editor: I’m glad to hear Market Basket is back. I missed my store. The people are good to me. I’m handicapped and whoever is standing up front, they get me a riding cart. Than I walk out of the store and they bring me my walker. I’ve been watching the ...

Zombies lurk at Milford fall festival

MILFORD – So you feel pretty safe in Milford? You won’t feel that way Saturday night in the corn fields near Adams Field as zombies take over the orienteering event. It will happen after the town Recreation Department’s Fall Family Festival, when people will ...

Got talent? Milford Pumpkin Festival looking for entertainers

MILFORD – Can you sing, dance, juggle balls or make people laugh? If you have any unusual talent and are older than age 12, the organizers of the Milford Pumpkin Festival’s Talent Show want you. The show will be held Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Amato Theater. Auditions will ...

Selectman: Amherst cemetery pact unfair to taxpayers

AMHERST – Voters will decide next year whether the town’s cemetery trustees will build the first phase of a new cemetery at Cemetery Fields. That was one of the few things the Board of Selectmen agreed on last week as they reviewed a draft “memorandum of ...

Dam it! Milford beaver control sparks conflict

MILFORD – Beavers must do what they do – build dams and lodges. And humans must do what they do – protect land from beaver activity when the busy aquatic construction work threatens property. That is part of the way people and the animals co-exist, said Fred ...