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Zoning Board denies variance for porta-potty business

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LYNDEBOROUGH – On Nov. 8, the Zoning Board of Adjustment denied a variance for a porta-potty business requested by Laurent Boisvert II for his property, known as “Feel Good Farm,” on Johnson’s Corner Road. Board members said they had concerns with a commercial/industrial business in a ...

Fast News for Nov. 22

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Capital needs MILFORD – Starting with a $180,000 dump truck/plow for the Department of Public Works, the Capital Improvement Plan Committee Chairman Christopher Beer presented five projects in priority order to selectmen last week. Earlier in the meeting selectmen’s Chairman Kevin ...

Recount favors Dem in Dist. 5

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MONT VERNON – A recount team in the state archives in Concord recently overturned the Election Day result for House District 5, a floterial district for Mont Vernon and New Boston. The recount gives Democrat Donna Mombourquette the seat, according to media reports. Republican Rep. Gerald ...

Honoring Veterans

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Girl Scouts wait for the solemn Veterans Day ceremonies to begin at exactly 11 a.m. during the annual Milford observance on Sunday. The World War I Armistice that ended the war was signed at 11 a.m., on Nov. 11 – the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. The global war was one of the ...

School budgets adds, cuts staffing

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MILFORD – A proposed school district budget that would set the stage for major changes cuts teachers at the high school while adding staff in the lower grades. The $41.9 million budget is $98,000 less than the current one and “brings more cohesion” to the middle school and high ...

The Blue Wave: Local Democrats win big; women capture top spots

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A blue wave, tinged with pink, swept through the Souhegan Valley on Election Day, putting more Democrats, and more women, in elected positions than ever before. Local winners helped both chambers of the state Legislature flip to the Democratic side, and Democrats will now hold five out of ...

Cable service in Milford slammed

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MILFORD – A few cable television subscribers complained about service during an Oct. 29 hearing on a proposal for a new 10-year agreement between Milford and Comcast. Fay Richey told town officials that closed captions on public television are erratic and inconsistent, and when Comcast ...

Wilton Peace Action Rally

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With signs reading ‘No one is above the law’ and ‘Protect Mueller,’ members of Wilton Peace Action held a rally last week in front of the Gregg Free Library after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was fired.

ZBA to deliberate

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LYNDEBOROUGH – After over an hour of presentation and discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 17, the Zoning Board of Adjustment decided to visit the Boisvert property on Johnson’s Corner Road before they deliberate on granting a variance for a home business. The visit was Oct. 23, and the ...

Loving Vincent

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AMHERST – One of the deep mysteries of art is why we respond to one painting and not another. People have loved Vincent van Gogh’s sunflowers and starry nights for more than 100 years, but during his lifetime his paintings were met with indifference or hostility. The one work his brother, ...

Wilton street light study is proposed; costs range from $150-$300

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WILTON – Upgrading all of the town’s street lights to LED would save the town “a great deal of money,” according to members of the town’s Energy Committee. Three members of the committee, Chris Balch, Keith McKay and Peter Martel, met with the Select Board on Monday to present a ...

Lyndeborough Selectmen approve use of recycling center

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LYNDEBOROUGH – On Nov. 7, the Board of Selectmen signed a new five-year agreement with the Town of Wilton for use of the area recycling center. Wilton DPW Chief Jim Lavacchia was present to answer questions. Disposal Fees are in place, Lavacchia said, “that are revenue neutral,” that ...

Superintendent: Milford reading skills falter

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MILFORD – Test data on Milford student achievement conflicts in several areas with results of a recent community survey, especially as they relate to math and English proficiency, Superintendent Jessica Huzienga told the school board recently. During a slide presentation at the board’s ...

Lyndeborough Holiday Fair set

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LYNDEBOROUGH – The annual community Holiday Fair will be held at the J.A. Tarbell Library on Saturday, Nov. 24, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Offerings include hand-crafted wooden ware by Ralph Dwire, hand-made doll clothes by Joan Hyde, knitted items of many kinds by Anna Roemer and the JAT Library ...

Wilton parking ordinance approved by selectmen

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WILTON – Following a brief public hearing on Monday, Nov. 12, the Select Board approved the town’s entire parking ordinance. Although now updated and codified, the only changes made were those recently discussed concerning parking in several areas considered “problematic” and designated ...

Sustainability Slam 2018 winners announced

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NHBSR’s 4th annual Sustainability Slam was a unique opportunity for businesses and nonprofits to share their inspiring efforts to improve our communities, workplaces, and environment. The event, held at LaBelle Winery in Amherst, NH and based on NHBSR’s Just One Thing Campaign, highlighted ...

News Digest for Nov. 9

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Recycle for Share – MILFORD – SHARE Outreach has been chosen by the Hannaford supermarket in Bedford as the latest beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program. Every time the reusable Fight Hunger bag is purchased during the month of November, SHARE will receive $1. Visit the ...

Hammer nominated for TIME Dealer of the Year

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MILFORD – The nomination of David Hammer, dealer principal at Contemporary Automotive Inc., a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, and FIAT dealership in Milford, for the 2019 TIME Dealer of the Year award has been announced by TIME. Hammer is one of a select group of 51 dealer nominees from ...

Wilton to launch social media component to website

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WILTON – Selectmen approved a social media component of the town’s new website, presented by site administrator Kathleen Tighe. The new town site will launch Monday, and it will follow regulations she has outlined. In her proposal, presented to selectmen on Oct. 29, Tighe calls the site ...

Artist Mona Adisa Brooks to be highlighted at Trumpet Gallery

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PETERBOROUGH – Trumpet, the fine arts and idea gallery in downtown Peterborough, is featuring the works of painter and ceramist Mona Adisa Brooks throughout November and December. Born in Rochester, New York, Mona Brooks attended the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she studied ...