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Milford selectmen want consensus on Vietnam memorial

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MILFORD – A plan for a Vietnam memorial at the entrance to Keyes Park needs more public input, selectmen told members of the memorial committee last week. Chairman Jerry Guthrie was looking for the board’s approval so they can have a capital reserve fund article on the town warrant next ...

School board, budget committee discuss 2019-2020 plan

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WILTON – At a joint meeting of the School Board and the Wilton-Lyndeborough Budget Committee on Sept. 25, three areas of the proposed 2019-2020 were discussed: SAU expenses, technology and the Capital Improvements Plan. Joint meetings of the two boards will continue throughout the budget ...

Mont Vernon recognizes baseball founder

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MONT VERNON – On the last Saturday in September each year, Mont Vernon throws a big party to celebrate its heritage at the town-owned Lamson Farm. This year, under blue skies, children rode ponies and admired farm animals, people packed into hay rides, firefighters barbecued hundreds of ...

DMV to open Monday through Friday; shorter waits expected

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CONCORD – The Milford office of the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles will begin opening five days a week soon. The office, temporarily located at 589 Elm Street, is now open only Wednesday and Thursdays. Beginning Oct. 15 it will open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 ...

Big plans for Col. Shepard House; meeting set

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MILFORD – For more than 200 years, it was the stately home of prominent Milford residents. Later, it was converted to a restaurant-tavern and, most recently, it served as a Montessori school. Now an Amherst resident has a new plan for the historic Col. Shepard House. Cynthia Dokmo told the ...

Local residents receive learning award

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CONCORD – A high school student who helped construct his family’s new home. An information technology company that has been placing interns in employment positions for years. Teachers, educators, and counselors working together, with businesses, to get students access to learning ...

Fast News for Oct. 4

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Education award CONCORD – Rich Paiva, director of technical studies at Milford High School, was one of 21 New Hampshire residents who received Work-Based Learning Awards at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord on Sept. 25 Paiva was among three advisor/coordinator champions. ...

WLC get energy update

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WILTON – Resident Chris Balch, a member of the Wilton Energy Committee, presented the school board with a several options for upgrading the lighting at the middle-high school at their regular meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the school. Changing from fluorescent to LED would accomplish ...

Board of Selectmen adopted a new town parking ordinance

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LYNDEBOROUGH – The Board of Selectmen adopted a new town parking ordinance on Wednesday, Sept. 26, following a brief public hearing. No residents attended. Chairman Fred Douglas said adopting the new regulations was prompted by parking congestion at the Purgatory Falls trail heads, both ...

Selectmen get report from fire chief

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LYNDEBOROUGH – Fire Chief Brian Smith, at a request from the Board of Selectmen, has prepared what he called “a response to the Emergency Services Building Committee report that was in the Town Report,” and presented the board with “an 11 page document.” He did not read from it at the ...

Kenmore Stamp employee is 90

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MILFORD – Leona St. Cyr celebrated her 90th birthday this month with a party on Labor Day. It was a day off for St. Cyr, because on Monday mornings for the past 50 years she always gets up early and goes to work. St. Cyr has been working at Kenmore Stamp Company in Milford since 1958, and ...

Voters going strong in Souhegan Valley

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New Hampshire Democrats say they are energized by the party turnout in the state primary last week. The Democratic turnout surpassed that of Republicans in every Souhegan Valley town, but, said one leading local Republican, his party is energized, too. Official tallies of the statewide vote ...

West Nile risk is low

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AMHERST – Town officials say Amherst is in the “low-risk” category for mosquito-borne diseases. The state Department of Health and Human Services issued a report last week with Amherst, Merrimack, Hollis, Nashua and about two dozen other towns on a list of places that tested positive ...

Wilton selectmen get update on variety of public works projects

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WILTON – From major highway reconstruction, to dealing with residents’ complaints about dead trees, to “doing something” about the old bowling alley under Main Street, Department of Public Works Director Jim Lavacchia presented a wide variety of ongoing projects to the Select Board on ...

‘A perfect library’ for Mont Vernon

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MONT VERNON – The town’s new public library should also be a community center and feature traditional New England architecture, said residents at a planning session last week. A cafe, movie room, community garden, and a porch with rocking chairs overlooking Carleton Pond would be nice, ...

Consultants: Milford should leave MACC-Base

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MILFORD – The town should start its own emergency communications operation, invest in upgraded equipment and leave MACC-Base, said consultants who recently completed a study of Milford’s dispatch operations. Staying in the three-town communications system, with Wilton and Mont Vernon, is ...

Alene Candles to host job fair and walk-in interviews

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MILFORD – Alene Candles, the industry leader in full-service contract candle manufacturing, will host a job fair on Saturday, September 22, from 9 am to 3 pm, as it continues to hire additional team members to meet the demands of its growing business. The company will also host walk-in ...

New emergency director named

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WILTON – The Select Board has named long-time resident David Boissonnault Emergency Management Director, filling a vacancy. He has lived in the area for most of his life and has spent 36 years in emergency services. He began in 1982 with the Milford Fire Department, where he worked his way ...

Lyndeborough selectmen outline roadwork and more at meeting

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LYNDEBOROUGH – Finishing paving projects, upgrading gravel roads, getting equipment ready for winter, finding people to plow snow, the many aspects of getting the roads ready for winter, were all discussed by the Road Agent and the Board of Selectmen at their regular meeting on Wednesday, ...