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Wilton residents seeking more transparency with agendas

Cabinet News

WILTON – Deb Mortvedt said she was not accusing the selectmen of trying to hide anything, but said the order of items on the meeting agenda, and how they are listed, could give that appearance. She brought her concerns to the board on Jan. 8. She had raised the questions during the public ...

A look at the Lyndeborough Improvement Society

Cabinet News

In 1935, Miss Alice Kimball, a summer resident of South Lyndeborough, penciled a note in the front of the ledger containing the minutes of The Village Improvement Society from its founding in August 1910 to 1915. She wrote, “A group of us had talked of something of this kind one afternoon ...

Milford Board of Selectment say no to recreation funding

Cabinet News

MILFORD – Money for bridge repair, public works vehicles and other basic town needs takes priority over recreation, selectmen told a member of the Keyes Expansion Committee recently. At the board’s Dec. 26 meeting, Paul Bartolomucci asked the board to reconsider its decision to remove an ...

Fast News for Jan. 11, 2018

Cabinet News

Contract impasse MILFORD – The Milford School Board and the Milford Teacher’s Association were unable to come to terms during this year’s contract negotiations, according to a brief press release Tuesday from Superintendent Robert Marquis. “Despite many negotiation sessions, ...

Artillery shed roof on the warrent

Cabinet News

LYNDEBOROUGH – The Lafayette Artillery Company shed will get a new roof. The proposal will be a warrant article for the town meeting, but the costs, and just who will do the work, have not yet been determined. Company Captain Walter Holland and local contractor Walter Holt met with the ...

Milford Selectmen say no to Keno

Cabinet News

MILFORD – Keno will be on the town ballot this year, but not with the help of selectmen. On Dec. 15, people in six cities started playing the bingo-like electronic game after New Hampshire’s kindergarten-Keno bill was signed into law last summer. The New Hamshire Lottery Commission has ...

Wilton Water Commission budget questioned

Cabinet News

WILTON – Michael Bergeron is the longtime superintendent of the town’s water works. He is the commission’s only employee, has no back-up and it would be extremely difficult to replace him if he should leave. He does not have a contract. The commission’s proposed budget for 2018 ...

‘In the dark street shineth …’

Cabinet News

The Milford Oval was filled with carolers on Christmas Eve, some tucked under blankets to keep away the cold. Light of the World and other Christian churches put on the annual event that attracted many dozens of people.

Lafayette Artillery shed needs roof repair

Cabinet News

LYNDEBOROUGH – The roof of the Lafayette Artillery Co. shed, the former town barn in Lyndeborough Center, is leaking, and at least one side should be replaced next summer. Company Capt. Walter Holland has requested $1,000 for materials and said “volunteers would do the work.” To hire ...

Resident seeks variance for home brew business

Cabinet News

WILTON – Anyone can buy a kit and brew beer for family and friends, but if you want to sell it, you can’t make it in your kitchen. The state Liquor Commission says no, David Wirbal told the Zoning Board of Adjustment on Dec. 19. “They have to be able to visit my brewing at any time, ...

Laszlo Gardony Jazz Trio to perform Jan. 14

Cabinet News

The Amherst Town Library begins the 13th year of its popular Sundays at 4 Music Series on Jan. 14 with The Laszlo Gardony Jazz Trio performing “Cool as Nordic Ice, hot as the Mississippi sun: The melting pot of jazz” from 4-5 p.m. in the Main Reading Room of the Library. In this concert, ...

2018 Senior Citizen Activity Healthy Living Walking program set

Cabinet News

MILFORD – The Hampshire Dome and the NH WellPoint Foundation are delighted to co-sponsor a program to enable local citizens 70 years and up from eight surrounding communities to walk the cushioned track at the Dome for free this winter. Our Active, Healthy Living Program makes it possible for ...

Florence Rideout Elementary School band rings in Christmas

Cabinet News

LYNDEBOROUGH – The Florence Rideout Elementary School 4th and 5th grade band (with some help from the Middle School band) made their debut on Thursday with a concert at the Central School. They played “Jingle Bells,” after which several players explained their instruments to the ...

Christmas Cheer

Cabinet News

Florence Rideout Elementary School first-, second- and third-grade students perform “The Littlest Reindeer” at the school. Sean Bickerton, a second grader from Mrs. Hawkes class, played Santa Claus.

Bedford Garden Club decorates for the holidays

Bedford News

As part of the Bedford Garden Club’s beautification mission, the group has designed and installed seasonal greenery in planters and/or wreaths at the main entrances to the Bedford Town Hall, Bedford Library, Town Offices, Town Hall, Bedford Library, Burleigh Triangle, Police and Fire Safety ...

Unruly student caused lockdown at Wilkins School

Cabinet News

AMHERST – The lockdown at Wilkins School Dec. 14 was triggered by a member of the school staff who was dealing with an uncooperative student, said Police Chief Mark Reams. There were no threats or weapons involved. “The lockdown was merely triggered by staff who were exercising an ...

New Hampshire officials eye Heron Pond reptiles

Cabinet News

MILFORD – Town officials say they were surprised by a strongly worded letter from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department admonishing them for the recent drawdown of water at Heron Pond. In the Dec. 4 letter, Glenn Normandeau, the agency’s executive director, wrote that Milford ...

Selectman back conservation funding

Cabinet News

AMHERST – In March, voters will be asked if the conservation commission should have all current use penalty funds so it can act quickly when desirable land is available to buy. The commission now gets 50 percent of the money accumulated from the Land Use Change Tax, a penalty landowners pay ...

Officials see need for new facility; renovations on the table

Cabinet News

AMHERST – The town needs a bigger and better police station, selectmen agreed as they reviewed warrant articles for 2019, including one to establish a capital reserve fund for a renovated and expanded police station. The building was built in 1980 and renovated in 1996. Now that the ...