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Cabinet News

Huizenga responds to criticism from community

Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part series from a Cabinet exclusive sit-down with Milford School District Superintendent Jessica Huizenga. ––– In the second part of a conversation with Milford School district superintendent Dr. Jessica L. Huizenga and school board chair ...

‘PUMP’ IT UP: 30th annual Pumpkin Festival is coming together

MILFORD – Zoe Lantaff is busy finalizing details, lining up vendors and slotting music acts on three stages this year, just a few of the tasks that fortunately don’t daunt the Milford resident and member of the Granite Town Festivities Committee. “Things are going great,” she said. ...

School district faces shortfall

WILTON – The Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School District is facing a budget shortfall of over $305,000. The figures were given to the school board at their last meeting on Sept. 10, and will discuss the problem at their next meeting on Sept. 24. Contacted this week, Superintendent Bryan ...

Community is gearing up for United We Sleep event

NASHUA – In efforts to shed light on the many layers of homelessness, The United Way of Greater Nashua will be hosting its fourth annual “United We Sleep” event next week. Those who attend will be able to learn about the major causes of homelessness within the community and learn about ...

Lyndeborough Board of Selectmen set hearing for TDS Telecom agreement talks

LYNDEBOROUGH – A public hearing on a proposed franchise agreement with TDS Telecom has been set for Oct. 9, 6 p.m., at Citizens’ Hall. The company has been stringing fiber optic cables throughout the town and the hearing will outline what the company is offering. A five-year agreement is ...

Habitat of Humanity House Progressing

The new Habitat of Humanity house under construction at 19 Pleasant St. in Wilton got its roof on Saturday. Ground was broken for the project in November, and a crew of volunteers with Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity has been working on the project since spring. In May, resident Jocelyn ...

Local business shows staff appreciation

MILFORD – Amherst Label, located at 15 Westchester Drive in Milford, knows how to make a clever idea stick. The family-owned label-maker boasts 50 employees, 40-plus years in the label and specialty printing business, multiple industry awards and as a company, they know how to reward their ...

LaBelle Winery ventures into art

If making great wine in New Hampshire wasn’t enough for the success story of LaBelle Winery, located at 345 Route 101 in Amherst, they always added a brush stroke or two, in the form of featuring art on display that the public may purchase. Now Amy Sullivan, owner of Sullivan Framing and ...

The alleged ‘wife poisoner’ of Wilton Centre

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part story on the “Wilton Centre Wife Poisoner,” the 19th century murder case that captivated the rural farming community for weeks. Part II will run in this space on Sept. 26. Since the first newspapers rolled off of comparatively tiny presses ...

One injured in automobile accident

On Sept. 17, the Lyndeborough Police Department responded to Center Road near the intersection of Herrick Road for a single car motor vehicle crash vehicle into a tree. The vehicle involved was a 2011 black Dodge Challenger, driven by; Joshua Nichols of Jaffrey. Nichols was entrapped in the ...

Sanders stops by 71st annual Milford Labor Day Parade

MILFORD – A Souhegan Valley tradition marched through the center of town Monday as the 71st annual Milford Labor Day Parade attracted a large and excited crowd. While some spectators arrived early in search of the perfect site to view the bands, floats and marchers passing by, those ...

Milford School Board votes on new member

MILFORD – The Milford school board met on August 28, discussing new business but facing same problems. The meeting started on a high note as board member Holleigh Ciardelli Tlapa read her opening remarks. “I wanted to start off by saying how excited I am the start of a new school year. ...

Fiber optics coming to area

LYNDEBOROUGH – It’s been a long time coming, but fiber optics and highspeed Internet will be available in many parts of town this fall. On Wednesday, Aug. 28, the Board of Selectmen met with Scott Brooks of TDS Telecom for an update. The company has been stringing cable since early ...

Milford Citizen of the Year nominations still are open

Nominations are currently being accepted for Milford’s 2019 Citizen of the Year honoree. All residents of Milford are invited to submit nominations for the individual who, in their opinion, best demonstrates good citizenship through active volunteerism, participation and actions to help make ...

Eatery owners to keep the ‘La Medina’ brand

MILFORD – Restauranteur and talent booker Rachel Barnard apparently looks good in hats. She wears enough of them. Her latest gig is reinventing La Medina restaurant in the Milford Oval. “I have been friends with Jorge Arrunategui for a number of years,” said Barnard. “I think he ...

Fast News for Sept. 5

Program set: LYNDEBOROUGH – On Friday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m., the Historical Society will present Roberta Howe Douglas with her program, “Growing up in a large family in Lyndeborough in the 1930s and 1940s.” The program will include a Power Point selection of period pictures. The program ...

The theater of life: Milford has a rich history

As a regional theater historian and archivist, Bonnie Gondola knows a thing or two about the professional regional theatre in the Souhegan Valley. “In the Milford area, it started in January or February of 1971,” she said. “That’s when Terry Lorden made a presentation to the Rotary ...

Affordable and creative co-working office space opens

MILFORD – Award-winning photographer Kristin Hardwick is perhaps best known for her work behind the camera lens. But as her resume expands, the personal branding photographer, who received the honor of “Young Professional of the Year,” at the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce Eminence ...

Parking will be expanded at falls

LYNDEBOROUGH – With the growing popularity of hiking to Purgatory Upper Falls, the Selectmen have reached an agreement with a landowner to expand the parking area at the trailhead at the end of the Class 5 portion of Purgatory Falls Road. Currently there is room for about five cars. The new ...