Cabinet News

Milford Labor Day Parade float winners announced

Nashua residents Pat Webber, left, and Bill McCarty applaud as floats pass in front of Town Hall during Milford’s Labor Day Parade. The parade’s theme was “The Year of the American Farmer” and the Trombly Gardens won Most Original float, with the Wilton ...

Milford honors its World War II dead

MILFORD – Howard Sanford had no family member to lay a wreath near his name on Sunday, but he had the next best thing – a fellow soldier. Sanford died in 1943 when his ship carrying him to a war zone was torpedoed. He and the 12 other men from Milford who died in World War ...

Milford’s Gary Daniels to face Milford’s Roger Tilton in state senate race

The District 11 seat in the state senate will stay Milford focused, after Gary Daniels overcame a disappointing result in Merrimack, which had two residents running to replace Peter Bragdon, and won the Republican nomination in a four-person race. He will face Roger Tilton of Milford, the only ...

Clarification

Lyndeborough selectmen have talked about a possible noise control ordinance, as reported in a recent story and in an editorial, but Selectman Lee Mayhew said they will, instead, consider a disturbing the peace ordinance.

Correction

The story on the Milford dam report in the Sept. 4 Cabinet said the Woodland Heights apartments were damaged in flooding in 2007. It was the Brookstone Manor apartments, on Elm Street, that were damaged by flooding.

Expo plans to host 200-plus businesses

MILFORD – There are still seven weeks to go before the annual Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce Expo, but already more than 80 businesses have signed up to participate and the Chamber’s Executive Director Tracy Hutchins fully expects to hit the magic 200 number. The ...

Saving Time

LYNDEBOROUGH – At some point during various renovations at Citizens’ Hall over the past few years, no one seems to be able to recall just when, the old wall clock in the upstairs meeting room was removed. It had hung there, perhaps since soon after the hall was built ...

No boat ban at Amherst’s Baboosic Lake

AMHERST – The public beach at Baboosic Lake will not be closed to boaters, despite the risk of milfoil. The invasive weed was discovered in a cove north of the town beach in June, and local volunteers have been working with the Department of Environmental Services to eradicate ...

Amherst locked out of Cemetery Fields

AMHERST – Cemetery Fields is now officially off-bounds to the public. On Sept. 1 the 48-acre former recreation property was given back to its owners, the Cemetery Trustees, who plan to use some of it for more burial sites. The day before, Town Administrator Jim O’Mara ...

Correction

The caption under the photo of the Wilton Old Home Week parade in the Sept. 4 Cabinet misidentified the color guard. It was the Milford Veterans of Foreign Wars Color Guard, not the American Legion Color Guard.

WLC unexpended fund balance tops $432K

WILTON – SAU 63 Business Administrator Lisa Ambrosio reported on Tuesday that the unexpended fund balance for the 2013-14 school year is $432,914. That amount will be returned to the towns to reduce taxes. She said most of the money is from changes in special education expenses and ...

Race benefit for Amherst families with Lyme

AMHERST – One evening two years ago in April, Lois Johnson noticed a small blotch on her thigh after gardening in her Amherst backyard. It was not the bulls-eye rash that’s indicative of Lyme disease, but she was concerned. When she called her doctor’s office and ...

Milford will rededicate World War II park

MILFORD – The 13 Milford men who lost their lives in World War II now have some of the recognition they deserve. Next to each of the 13 names engraved on the monument in the town’s World War II Memorial Park is a newly engraved gold star signifying the man’s ...

Land buy, teachers’ contract on Milford ballot

MILFORD – There are a slew of contested races in the New Hampshire primary election next week, but two ballot items of special interest in Milford have nothing to do with elected offices. A contract for Milford teachers and purchase of recreation land are on the ballot as a ...

Milford will hold hearing on removal of two downtown dams

MILFORD – Several years ago the town hired a Henniker engineering firm to study whether removing the two dams along Milford’s stretch of the Souhegan River would be good for the river and good for the town. Now Gomez and Sullivan has prepared a draft feasibility report on ...

Labor of love Market Basket getting back to normal

MILFORD – It was just a regular work day at the Market Basket supermarket on Monday, except that it was Labor Day. But on this holiday, which traditionally celebrates workers and gives them a day off, none of the employees who were stocking shelves seemed unhappy to be there. In ...

First day back at FRES

WILTON – Despite new traffic patterns, new drop-off locations, new entrances to the school, and the entire back of the buildings in various stages of construction, opening day Thursday went smoothly at Florence Rideout Elementary School. School Board member Harry Dailey, watching ...

Pols, patriots, plenty of people celebrate Labor Day in Milford

Labor Day Parade watchers who turned out for Monday’s annual celebration probably didn’t equal the throng of 12,000 that filled the Oval area back in 1959, but several longtime attendees agreed it was one of the better crowds in recent memory. The parade, a classic ...

Milford horseshoe club is a ringer

MILFORD – Roman soldiers made a game of tossing metal rings over stakes pounded into the ground, and so did American Revolutionary War soldiers, but they used mule shoes, causing the Duke of Wellington to write, “the war was won by the pitchers of horse hardware.” ...