Cabinet News

No Scrooges in the Souhegan Valley Volunteers share the spirit of giving

If it’s true that happiness comes from giving, not receiving, local volunteers should be some of the happiest people around. More than 300 families will have better holidays this year thanks to Share Outreach and more than five dozen of its volunteers. Share serves Amherst, ...

Mont Vernon rider says thanks for ‘Blue Bus’

To the Editor: I like using the Blue Bus because I’m handicapped, walk with a walker and don’t drive. It costs $4 round trip, and I wish more people from Mont Vernon would take the bus. If I can’t get a ride I call for the bus to get me to my appointment and back ...

School Nurse of the Year nominations sought

The New Hampshire School Nurse of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding nurse for her contributions to the school and community. To be eligible, the nurse must meet these criteria: Is a registered professional nurse. Has been practicing school nursing for a minimum of three years. Is a ...

Meals on Wheels seeking donations, gifts for homebound in southern NH

MERRIMACK – St. Joseph Community Services, the provider of Meals on Wheels and community dining throughout Hillsborough County, is seeking holiday gifts for its elderly and disabled homebound clients. Members of the community who wish to contribute can do so in two ways. All cash ...

Woman’s Club to sponsor Christmas Giving Tree

WILTON – The Wilton-Lyndeborough Woman’s Club will again sponsor the Christmas Giving Tree, a way to help those children in the two towns who will not otherwise have a Christmas present. Dawn Tuomala described the program for selectmen on Monday, Nov. 3, and asked ...

Local farm organizers honored

PETERBOROUGH – On Sunday, Nov. 23, the Monadnock Center of History and Culture, 19 Grove St., and Peterborough Grange #35 honored Traugher Groh, Lincoln Geiger and Anthony Graham of the Temple-Wilton Community Farm at a public recognition ceremony. The selectmen of both Wilton and ...

Hobbs found not guilty

MANCHESTER – Travis Hobbs, the 21-year-old Mont Vernon man charged in connection with the December hit-and-run accident that killed Amherst resident John Bachman, was found not guilty on all charges Friday, Nov. 21. In a statement through his attorney, Eric Wilson, Hobbs said he ...

Local Advisory Council discusses river projects

MILFORD – The health and future of the Souhegan River are in good hands, those who love the river and want it to be used by everyone and kept clear. Since 2000, when the Souhegan was named part of the New Hampshire Rivers Management Protection Program, a Local Advisory Council has ...

Wilton economic forum

WILTON – The town has a lot of good points and potential for growth, but residents should take a new, hard, look at how they want the town to grow. Times have changed and the old assumptions might not work anymore. There are a lot of challenges to be faced and dealt with. That was ...

Tour historic Wilton

WILTON – The Heritage Commission has just released a new six-panel folding brochure describing a self-guided driving and walking tour of town. Beginning at the kiosk in the Police Department parking lot, the tour route includes stops at the Commission’s ten historic markers ...

Pets a focus in holiday photos

Portraits featuring families and their beloved pets abound on holiday greeting cards. The time is now to plan for the perfect family photo, the one starring Fido, Frisky, mom, dad and the kids, or Fido and Frisky – all by themselves. Local photographers here offer some photography ...

Milford teachers, school board agree on 3-year contract

MILFORD – The Milford teachers’ union has reached an agreement with the School Board that gives teachers 2 percent raises for each year of the three-year contract but also has them shoulder more of their health insurance costs. Under the contract’s new health ...

Fournier: Test pits damaged Milford’s Brox property

MILFORD – Test pits have caused extensive damage to the Brox property, the leader of a citizens’ group has charged in a letter to town officials. Suzanne Fournier, of Brox Environmental Citizens, wrote that a backhoe damaged the ground, and 40 test pits caused ...

Buffalo snowstorm – could it happen in New Hampshire?

For those of us who dread winter, the news last week from western New York seemed particularly dire. Twenty-five tons of snow fell on a typical driveway in Buffalo, N.Y, during a storm that nearly buried some houses, left a basketball team stuck on a bus for 24 hours and broke all records in a ...

Authors at Toadstool

LYNDEBOROUGH - S.S. Lange is a newly published author and if her books sell a small fraction of the number sold by her favorite author, James Patterson, she’ll be doing well. Patterson has sold more than 300,000 copies of his thrillers and romance novels. Lange and her book, ...

Milford High School students win essay contest

MILFORD – Two Milford High School students have won the New Hampshire Constitution Day Essay Contest this year. Kayla Bullwinkel won the overall state award - a first for a Milford High student. She and Megan Hammes submitted their essays to The Telegraph of Nashua as the sponsoring ...

Milford church thrift shop gives to Share

MILFORD – It’s just a small boutique-like thrift shop, but it’s making big contributions to Share Outreach. Amy Howe, manager of Bridge Bargains, located on Spaulding Street, behind the Bridge Community Church, brought a check for $1,000 to Share last week, with a ...

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 ...