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Author talk set for Dec. 8

Cabinet News

MILFORD – Julie Boardman, author of Death in the White Mountains, will present a program based on her book at the Toadstool Bookshop in Milford at 3 p.m. on Dec. 8. Published by Bondcliff Books of Littleton, Death in the White Mountains is the first book to focus on fatalities in the entire ...

Ice is Nice

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Zachary Williamson clears snow off the Milford ice rink. Williamson and about a dozen other volunteers installed the liner. The earliest Milford skaters have ever been able to use the Shepard Park rink was between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Despite the rink’s shallow water, at least four or ...

Getting Ready for Spring

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Recreation Commission members Paul Bartolomucci, left, and John Murphy were building a new dugout at Milford’s Shepard Park recently, with the help of Alex Berry, son of Recreation Director Arene Berry.

Holiday shopping in Milford Saturday

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MILFORD – The Christmas shopping season is in full swing and already some of us are tired of battling traffic and crowded stores. This Saturday it will be easy find some unusual gift items and support local churches and other worthwhile organizations without going far. The Jingle Downtown ...

Where’s Wanda? Holiday shopping in Milford Saturday

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WILTON – The Economic Development Committee is promoting the launch of the town’s new website (www.wiltonnh.gov) with a fun contest – “Where’s Wanda?” Ten photos of “Wanda” and her faithful dog “Winnie” have been Photoshopped into pictures of Wilton on the website. Locate ...

Meet ‘Wanda’ artist Grace Keller

Cabinet News

WILTON – Grace Keller, a 13-year-old eighth grade student at WLC Middle School, has, she said, “been drawing most of my life, but not seriously until about third grade.” She is the creator of “Wanda,” the subject of a contest launching the town’s new website. A drawing of Wanda ...

Wilton Select Board gets updates on MAAC

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WILTON – The contract with Milford Area Communications Center, upgrading the town’s assessing software and the ongoing contention between the board and the town treasurer filled a short meeting of the Select Board on Monday. They also swore in new Police Officer Matt Holland, who has ...

Fast News For Nov. 29

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Recounts overturns results MONT VERNON – A recount team in the state archives in Concord 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 the Concord Monitor. ...

Christmas Craft Fair

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Ralph and Helen Dwire tend a table of Ralph’s handiwork. A longtime resident and former shop teacher at Wilton-Lyndeborough High School, he has continued his woodworking hobby since his retirement.

SHARE Lends Hand

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SHARE Director Chris Janson and volunteer Ray Steimel, of Amherst, photo at top, work out the logistics of Thanksgiving box filling at the SHARE Center in Milford. Volunteers worked Monday and Tuesday mornings filling Thanksgiving boxes with ingredients for holiday dinners for about 330 ...

Budget under fire

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MILFORD – Teachers, parents and students filled the high school lecture hall Monday night to question a budget proposal for next year that makes major changes in the schools. Several said it makes too many changes too quickly and adds administrators while cutting staff who deal with ...

2018 Wilton tax rate set at $28.76

Cabinet News

WILTON – The tax rate for 2018 has been set at $28.76 per $1,000 valuation. This is a rise of $1.59, or 5.86 percent. The biggest change is in the municipal portion of the bill, a rise of $1.05, to $7.98 from last year’s $6.93. In a discussion and explanation of the tax rate at the ...

Mont Vernon library moves into fundraising phase

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MONT VERNON – A new Daland Memorial Library will be roughly six times the size of the current building and cost around $4 million, architects told residents who gathered at the Village School last week for a second meeting on plans for a new library on Grand Hill Road. Architect Erin ...

Deck the stacks: Wreaths Around the Wadleigh event is on tap

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MILFORD – Staff will need to keep a sharp eye on one of the home-made wreaths that will be hung around the Milford library soon. Each year Friends of the Library run the Wreaths Around the Wadleigh fundraising auction, soliciting wreaths from residents and businesses. Theft isn’t ...

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

Cabinet News

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 ...