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Cabinet News

SHARE in Milford gears up for need

MILFORD – Adjusting the volume to the demand, the SHARE Outreach program in Milford is taking necessary steps to keep its agency healthy while meeting the community needs during the current coronavirus crisis. SHARE Executive Director Christine Janson said they’re doing everything ...

Sununu outlines protections for people impacted by COVID-19

CONCORD – Gov. Chris Sununu detailed three new emergency orders, including expanded unemployment benefits and relief from being evicted or foreclosed upon due to COVID-19 at a news conference Tuesday morning. The orders also would prohibit utilities, fuel and cable companies, and Internet ...

Dichotomy of two businesses

Consider it two ends of the spectrum as COVID-19 effects the way people do businesses and interact — or do not. With the pandemic reaching new levels, many businesses have restricted their hours or closed altogether, while some entities continue with business as usual. Chad Zingales is in ...

Milford School District Superintendent Announces Remote Learning

MILFORD – In response to Governor Chris Sununu’s order to close all New Hampshire schools for three weeks, starting March 16 – April 3, Milford school district superintendent Dr. Jessica Huizenga sent a letter on Sunday night, Mar. 16, to parents and school staff, communicating the plan ...

Town of Milford issues memo to employees

As of Mar. 17, John Shannon, town administrator for Milford, issued a memorandum to town employees regarding the initial action plan related to COVID-19. “I have communicated with all departments heads and we are finding out who can work from home, who physically needs to be in the ...

Lyndeborough voters OK operating budget

LYNDEBOROUGH – Voters on Saturday, March 14, approved an operating budget of $2,165.071, an increase of about $25,000 over last year. They also decided it was time to replace the Fire Department’s 1984 pumper, make several safety improvements to the fire station, and purchase a new police ...

Wilton voters OK zoning changes

WILTON – On March 10, voters approved a wide variety of zoning changes proposed by the Planning Board. These changes involve wetlands, light manufacturing, heavy manufacturing, the elderly housing district, solar collection systems, and review of impact fees. Changes in the industrial zones ...

Voters OK full-time fire chief for Wilton

WILTON – Voters at March 12’s town meeting approved hiring a full-time fire chief, buying a new sidewalk plow, okayed an improved “Welcome to Wilton” sign for Route 101, and adopted an operating budget of $5,063,388. Also approved were $240,000 for new Self-contained Breathing Apparatus ...

COVID-19 Prep: Volinsky asks Sununu to call emergency council session

CONCORD – Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky has asked Republican Gov. Chris Sununu to call an emergency session of the Executive Council to help deal with the COVID-19 epidemic. Volinsky, D-Concord, a candidate for governor, also asked to be included in Sununu’s public health conference ...

Fast News for March 19

WILTON - The Library board of Trustees has made the decision to close the Wilton library until further notice. “It is our duty to do all that we can to prevent the spread of illness in our town. The closing takes effect immediately and will be in place as long as the situation demands. We ...

Chambers of Commerce celebrate merger

MERRIMACK – The recently formed Greater Merrimack-Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce kicked off its new partnership with a reception Tuesday night at the Biergarten at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Merrimack. As more and more brick and mortar companies compete with the Amazons of the ...

Hollis closes school for virus

HOLLIS – On Monday, official with SAU 41 were notified that an employee of the district was being tested for COVID-19. After the notification, district staff and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, as well as the commissioner of education, made the decision to close ...

Ambulance director wasn’t fired; department ‘simply reorganized’

WILTON – In spite of the rumors circulating around town and across the Internet, the Select Board did not fire Ambulance Director Steve Desrochers during or after a non-public meeting with him on March 2. On Monday, March 9, following consultation with their attorney, the Select Board ...

A New Brand of Physical Wellness

MILFORD — Never underestimate the beauty of a great massage. Heather Stickney, of Joyful Choice Wellness Center, was the first tenant signed on to the rejuvenated Col. Shepherd House in Milford last June and said there are many misconceptions about wellness and massage therapy. “My ...

Kidsfest draws 1,500 kids and families to Nashua’s new YMCA

Over 1,500 children and their families made the inaugural “Kidsfest” a huge success. The event took place at the YMCA’s Westwood Park facility at 90 Northwest Blvd. in Nashua on Saturday, Mar. 7. Organized by the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce, the day was chock-full of free ...

WLC school budget slashed

WILTON – On Saturday morning, voters at the annual Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School District meeting reduced the proposed budget by $411,444, leaving a total of $12,644,720. Debate on the budget lasted about three hours and included several paper ballots. The main area of contention was ...

Amherst Town Library Renovation Open House

The Amherst Town Library renovation is complete! These renovations were made possible because of the thoughtful generosity of Doris E. Jones, an Amherst native who loved her town library, Trustee funds, and the always generous support of the Friends of the Amherst Library. Our new space ...

Local kids honored for Christmastime artistic excellence

MERRIMACK — Two local children have garnered state-level honors for artwork they created to spread the true message of Christmas joy. Natalie Rose Faucher, 10, of Milford, daughter of Keith and Deb Faucher, won top prize in the 8-year-old to 10-year old division of the New Hampshire ...

Fast News for March 12

AMHERST - Junction 71, 71 NH 101A, will be holding its Spring Market on March 21-22, officially kicking off the spring decor season. The shop is definitely making a name for itself! After opening in June 2019, the shop won ELEVEN local awards in less than 5 months. And what makes this event ...

Milford school district addresses coronavirus

https://www.cabinet.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/document-5.pdf In a letter from Milford school superintendent Dr. Jessica Huizenga, sent on Mar. 2 right after families and students returned from winter vacation, parents were cautioned about the concern over the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) ...