Cabinet News

Fiery board meeting held amid contentious text messages

By George Pelletier Milford Bureau Chief MILFORD – Residents wearing t-shirts, bearing the slogan, “Milford Strong,” showed their support, and at times, their dismay, at the June 17th Milford School Board meeting, over alleged text messages shared between board member Jenni Siegrist ...

Police: distracted driving tops home break-ins

As summer vacation looms, Milford Police state that distracted driving is more of an area, and a statewide problem, than that of area home break-ins. “Obviously, we urge citizens to lock their homes and their vehicles,” said Captain Craig Frye. “It’s not normal, but often smaller ...

Milford Farmers Market celebrates 41st year

Enthusiastic consumers enjoyed healthy and local fare ranging from olive oils and vinaigrettes, to fresh produce and fruit, to poultry and seafood and freshly baked goods at the 41st inaugural Milford Farmers Market on Saturday June 15th at 300 Elm Street. Organizer Adrienne Colsia was more ...

Wilton Summerfest set for June 22

WILTON – Summerfest 2019 will be held on Main Street, Saturday June 22, beginning with a pancake breakfast in the Park at 8 a.m., sponsored by the Masons, Clinton Lodge #52.. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Main Street will be closed to traffic and filled with vendors, artists, authors and ...

Wilton horseshoe purchase plan is dropped

WILTON – The Conservation Commission will not, at this time, continue to pursue a plan to purchase The Horseshoe for a family recreation and conservation area. At a special meeting on June 10, the Commission decided they could not pursue a state grant without the unanimous support of the ...

Drug Disposal Box

There is now a permanent Drug Take Back Box in the Police Department lobby. The box was granted by the KidsCents and Rite Aid Foundation. The lobby is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Disposal can be made at any time there is an administrative assistant in the office. If the door is ...

Alene Candles awards scholarship

MILFORD – Alene Candles, LLC awarded Milford High School graduating senior Keon Jackson with a $500 scholarship during a presentation at Milford High School on June 4. For the past eight years, Alene Candles has awarded a Milford High School graduating senior with a scholarship to support the ...

Wing retires after 30 years

WILTON – Since the WLC middle/high school opened in 1971, there have been two art teachers. The second one, Judith Wing, retired last week after 30 years at the school. “When I took the job, people asked me how I could follow a teacher like Eleanor Greer. She was almost legendary. It took ...

Andy’s Summer Playhouse gearing up

WILTON – Andy’s Summer Playhouse is gearing up for their 49th season of children’s theater. “This is the last of our themed years leading up to the 50th,” Artistic Director Jared Mezzocchi, now in his fifth year, said. This year’s theme is “The Summer of Rebellion.” For ...

Souhegan High School celebrates class of 2019

AMHERST – Students, along with their teachers, friends and family members, gathered on Calvetti Family Field on Friday to celebrate the graduation of the Souhegan High School class of 2019. With a an atmosphere of joy, students bounced beach balls, blew bubbles and sprayed water pistols at ...

Milford graduates 210 seniors at ceremony

Donning gowns and caps, the latter adorned with thoughts, messages and mantras, the 2019 graduating class of 210 from Milford High School celebrated its commencement on Saturday morning. Principal Dr. Bradford Craven, a student favorite at the high school, offered his remarks on the occasion ...

Basiliere to board: Mend bridges

MILFORD – During another contentious school board meeting, district moderator Peter Basiliere told the board he is dismayed that board members have not taken action to resolve the conflict between employees and Superintendent of Schools Jessica Huizenga. Teachers and support staff took a ...

Wilton-Lyndeborough graduates 32 at commencement

WILTON – One of the things he has learned in life, guest speaker Marc Belanger told the 32 members of the high school graduating class on Friday evening, “Nothing in life is certain. You cannot predict an outcome.” Belanger, a social studies teacher and one of their class advisors, ...

Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts awards banquet

Connecting communities, the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce presented awards at their 31st annual banquet at the event center at Hampshire Hills on June 5. The chamber represents the towns of Amherst, Brookline, Greenville, Hollis, Lyndeborough, Mason, Milford, Mont Vernon, New Ipswich, ...

Debate continues after Senate approves $13 billion budget

CONCORD – One frustrated Republican member of the New Hampshire Senate said the $13 billion state budget Democrats passed during a Friday party-line vote will make it more expensive for Granite Staters to cool off in the summer. “Any budget that creates an income tax, raises business ...

Milford man arrested on criminal bail order protection

A Milford man, Tanner Ricciardi, 27, of Osgood Road was arrested on June 6th in Merrimack, at first what was thought to be a domestic violence/stalking charge, after members of the Merrimack special investigations unit reportedly spotted Ricciardi as a passenger in a car driven by a ...

Fast News

Thank you: Amherst Soccer Club/Hampshire United Soccer Club’s 27rd Annual Memorial Day Soccer Tourney – We wish to express our gratitude to the Towns of Amherst and Milford, the Amherst and Milford Recreation Departments, the Amherst and Milford School Districts, MCCA, Dwayne Andreason- DDA ...

Milford centenarian celebrates her 108th birthday

Marie Belanger, of Milford, celebrated her 108th birthday on June 7, at the Crestwood Care Center. Belanger was born in Canada, and moved to Nashua, at age 11. As her faith was very important to her, she was a devout parishioner St. Aloysius of Gonzaga Parish on West Hollis Street. Belanger ...

Fourth graders take history tour

LYNDEBOROUGH – For the second year, fourth graders at Florence Rideout Elementary School in Wilton spent a day touring the historic sites in Wilton and Lyndeborough. The tour was part of their study of local history and had included a visit to the state house earlier in the week. They ...

Rev. Dr. Regina Kinney bids farewell to congregation in Milford

WILTON – Members of the Second Congregational Church said “thank you, good luck, and good-bye” to their pastor, Rev. Dr. Regina Kinney on Saturday, June 8, with a potluck supper in the parish hall. Kinney is leaving the church after serving for five years to answer a call to another phase ...