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Area men charged in defacing vending box

Cabinet News

SALEM, Mass. - The police investigation into the August explosion that destroyed a vending box owned by an LGBTQ newspaper has led to charges filed against men from Milford and Hollis. Lawrence Gilman, 20, of Milford, and John Rich­ard, 23, of Hollis, were scheduled to be arraigned in Salem, ...

Trouble ahead for schools?

Cabinet News

Committee warns of declining enrollment AMHERST - Coming to terms with declining en­rollments might mean the three Amherst and Mont Vernon school districts will have to consolidate. That was the conclusion of a committee charged with looking at how the districts could become more efficient ...

Court denies Brox suit

Cabinet News

Judge rejects call for halt to building of sports fields MILFORD - A superior court judge has denied a request for a temporary halt to the building of two sports fields on the Brox property. Calling the town-owned property where the public works department is pre­paring ground for athletic ...

Experts urge homeowners to test wells

Cabinet News

Various contaminants not uncommon in Granite State LYNDEBOROUGH - Al­most half of the residents of New Hampshire rely on private wells - about 520,000 people. Half of those wells are contami­nated with radon and one-fifth with naturally occur­ring arsenic. While the state doesn't have ...

New Halloween events planned this year

Cabinet News

Trick-or-treating has roots deep in medieval times. In 19th-century America, children of Irish and Scottish immigrants dressed in disguise and carried lanterns made from scooped-out turnips to visit homes where they were rewarded with cakes, fruit and money. Whatever the loot, kids have ...

Documents bring facts to Salem witch trials

Cabinet News

Breaking the Spell AMHERST - The good news is that no one in New Hampshire was ever execut­ed as a witch. The bad news is that 153 people in colonial Massachu­setts were formally accused of witchcraft; 19 of them were hanged, and one man was pressed to death under a pile of stones. The ...

Farnsworth to present report at Bedford Land Trust meeting

Bedford News

Dr. Elizabeth Farnsworth, senior research ecologist with the New England Wild Flower Society will present her report during the Bedford Land Trust's annual meeting on Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Bedford Library's McAllaster Room, 3 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford. At 7 p.m., the program will begin ...

Witch Way to the 5K set

Bedford News

Join us for the seventh annual Witch Way to the 5K on Saturday, Oct. 29. The kids 1K fun run starts at 9:30 a.m. and the adult race begins at 10 a.m. at Lurgio Middle School located at 47A Nashua Road, Bedford. Witch Way to the 5K includes a chip-timed race, perfect for those who want a great ...

BeBOLD presents its first monthly speaker series

Bedford News

Bedford Building Our Lives Drug-free hosted their first monthly Speaker Series event at the Bedford Library on Sept. 27. This monthly series was established to create awareness and educate the community about substance abuse issues. The first presenter for BeBOLD's Speaker Series, ...

CBY to host new member meeting

Bedford News

The Coalition for Bedford Youth will host a members' meeting for all members (old and new) on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Ross A. Lurgio School Media Center. All Bedford youth in grades 8-12 are invited (regardless of which school they attend) to find out more about CBY. Come ...

Craft fair or be square

Bedford News

My mother-in-law always started her Christmas shopping in October and finished it before she bought her Thanksgiving turkey. Over the years, the wisdom of that approach became obvious. Why battle traffic and crowded stores, not to mention snow and ice, in December? That's why the Great New ...

Hollis School Board to host energy study forum

HB News

HOLLIS - The Hollis School Board Energy Study Working Group will host its second of three public forums to discuss progress, findings and recommendations for the district school buildings' heating systems and building energy efficiency improvements from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the ...

Hollis Upper Elementary to hold Halloween Fair, Haunted House

HB News

HOLLIS - Hollis Upper Elementary School will hold its annual Halloween Fun Fair and Haunted House on Saturday, Oct. 22. This is a kid-friendly event, and proceeds will benefit the school's students. The fair will be held in the gym and cafeteria from 4-7 p.m. It is designed for younger ...

Wild Salamander Arts Center to deliver ‘wild’ fall events

HB News

HOLLIS - Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center has a number of artful events coming this fall, including the "Good Things Come in Small Packages" community art show, the grand reopening celebration for the newly renovated Wild Little Art Shop and the NH Open Doors weekendlong ...

HBHS students preparing for Jazz All-State auditions

HB News

A group of talented Hollis Brookline High School musicians will travel to Soughegan High School on Saturday, Oct. 22, to audition for a chance to be a part of the Jazz All-State Festival. Those auditioning for a spot in the 32-person honors choir or 32-person standard jazz choir must sing a ...

Craft fair or be square

HB News

My mother-in-law always started her Christmas shopping in October and finished it before she bought her Thanksgiving turkey. Over the years, the wisdom of that approach became obvious. Why battle traffic and crowded stores, not to mention snow and ice, in December? That's why the Great New ...

Town of Merrimack hosts 24th annual Halloween party

Merrimack News

The town of Merrimack invites you to bring the whole family out to Wasserman Park on Friday, Oct. 28, from 5-8 p.m. to take part in the 24th annual Halloween Party. This free "spooktacular" event features a night of carnival games, face painting, crafts, music, the Pumpkin ...

Informal groundbreaking held for new Merrimack dog park

Merrimack News

After a decade of planning, the dog park at Wasserman Park is now in its construction phase and is expected to open in mid to late November. Once construction is complete, the dog park will be open and free to use for residents and nonresidents. It is located next to the visitors parking Lot ...

Last chance to buy fundraiser scarecrow kits

Merrimack News

Oct. 22 is the last Saturday to buy a scarecrow kit at the Merrimack Public Library. The kits will be available between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Come by the library to buy a new one or dust off your last year's scarecrow. Everyone enjoys seeing the old and new faces as they appear around town. This ...