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Amherst budget committee says no to trail

Cabinet News

AMHERST – Taxes on a typical Amherst home will go up $2,070 if all proposed town warrant articles are approved in March. That’s based on a town tax rate increase of $5.87 per thousand, most of it from the operating budget and its 1.7 percent increase. And at the public budget hearing ...

More teachers wanted

Cabinet News

AMHERST – Hiring four new teachers will begin to address class size problems, school officials said at the Amherst School District’s budget hearing last week. The cost of the teachers, plus their classroom equipment and supplies, are in a $427,000 warrant article voters will be asked to ...

Driver charged in Route 101 crash

Cabinet News

AMHERST – The driver who allegedly caused a head-on crash on Route 101 last month turned himself into police Jan. 11. Robert Sheridan, 34, of Goffstown, is charged with vehicular assault and a yellow/solid line violation. He was released on personal recognizance with an arraignment ...

Wilton reacts to MACC situation; officials to examine needs

Cabinet News

WILTON – On Jan. 14, the Select Board signed a three-year extension of their current contract with Milford Area Communications Center. However, recent events in Milford prompted them to authorize Town Administrator Paul Branscombe to “begin contacting communications providers and to ...

Wilton Select Board talks taxes and bridges

Cabinet News

WILTON – The town’s deteriorating bridges and an operating budget projected to rise by 10 percent, or $500,000, took up much of the meeting of the Select Board on Monday, Jan. 14. The board met with Sean James and Josif Bicja of Hoyle, Tanner Associates to discuss the Stagecoach Road ...

Fast News for Jan. 17

Cabinet News

More caffeine AMHERST – One more coffee shop is coming to Route 101A in Amherst, which already has two Dunkin’ Donuts, an A&E Coffee & Tea, as well as a Starbucks just over the border in Nashua, not to mention the three Dunkin’ Donuts on Route 101A in Milford. The planning ...

Frederick’s Pastries earns distinction

Cabinet News

The Thirteenth annual Best of Weddings Awards Honor the Top Wedding Vendors Across America Frederick’s Pastries recently announced that they have been selected as a 2019 ­­winner of The Knot Best of Weddings awards, an accolade representing the highest- and most-rated wedding professionals ...

Plastic bag ban waits for law change

Cabinet News

MILFORD – The town recycling committee is waiting for the state Legislature to take action before proposing a ban on plastic grocery bags. The committee had planned to collect signatures for a petition warrant article, according to recycling committee member George Hoyt, but on the advice ...

Communications center on town warrant

Cabinet News

MILFORD – Voters in March will be asked to approve a $2.5 million bond for a Milford-only communication center. Monday night selectmen voted to put the bond on the town warrant, and there will be a public hearing Monday, Jan. 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the selectmen’s meeting room. The money ...

Future of fire department discussed

Cabinet News

LYNDEBOROUGH – At town meeting in March, residents will be asked to determine the direction the Fire Department should take in providing for town needs for the next 50 years. A committee spent two years studying the question, but they made no specific recommendation, just presented the pros ...

Bike-hike trail on Amherst warrant; public hearing is Jan. 14

Cabinet News

AMHERST – Town officials will ask residents to put away $67,500 to help fund a bicycle and pedestrian trail between Walnut Hill Road and Baboosic Lake Road Article 28 will be reviewed along with the town operating budget and several other spending articles at a public hearing Monday night, ...

Amherst Selectmen take issue with letter

Cabinet News

AMHERST – Selectmen Monday night took exception to a letter to the editor in a local newspaper by Selectman John D’Angelo. In a long letter in the January issue of the Amherst Citizen D’Angelo wrote about his efforts to create a road plan and to use surplus funds to bring taxes ...

Lyndeborough selectment discuss warrant

Cabinet News

LYNDEBOROUGH – The Highway Department’s 2007 John Deere backhoe is in need of repair, but whether the machine should be repaired, replaced with a new one, or replaced with a front-end loader, has not yet been decided. Road Agent Mark Chase met with the Board of Selectmen on Wednesday, ...

Historic commission OKs non-compliant fence

Cabinet News

AMHERST – After grappling for almost an hour with the issue of vinyl fencing installed in front of a vinyl-sided house, the town’s Historic District Commission voted to allow the fence to stay. At their Dec. 20 meeting, Lizabeth Auth told the commission she bought the house on Boston ...

Wilton butcher shop closed by health officials

Cabinet News

WILTON – After police investigations of complaints of spoiled meat and lost orders filed by several area residents, Health Officer Steven Desrosiers issued a cease-and-desist order to Phillip’s Wild Game Butcher Shop the day after Christmas. New Hampshire Fish and Game Department was also ...

Luminaria in Wilton

Cabinet News

On Sunday evening, more than 500 Luminaria, below, lined Wilton Main Street from the fire station to the Congregational Church. These are on the wall above the dam in Stoney Brook. Luminaria are traditionally candles set on sand in the bottom of a small paper bag, a popular custom in New ...

Solar farm on town warrant

Cabinet News

MILFORD – Voters will soon get to weigh in on plans for large solar farm planned for the Brox property. The proposal will be one item on the town warrant, which will be the subject of public hearing Monday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. The town Deliberative Session is planned for Saturday, Feb. ...

War memorial questioned by Milford selectmen

Cabinet News

MILFORD – Plans for war memorials near the east entrance to Keyes Park came in for some criticism last week. A Vietnam Memorial Committee has been working on a Vietnam memorial as well as one relating to the terror attacks of 9/11 and their aftermath, called a Freedom Memorial. At ...