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WLC roof to be repaired in spring

WILTON - One section of the original roof of Wil­ton-Lyndeborough Coop­erative High School will be replaced this spring using $60,000 from a capital re­serve fund. The School Board voted to do the work at their meeting on March 2 "in order to get the work into the bidder's ...

WLC School District names new superintendent

WILTON - Bryan Lane, of Derry, currently super­intendent of schools in Hudson, has been named the new superintendent of School Administrative Unit 63, the Wilton-Lyn­deborough Cooperative School District. Lane previously served as principal of Alvirne High School. He holds a Master of ...

Voters OK Souhegan school district budget

> AMHERST - Voters in Amherst and Mont Vernon supported the coopera­tive school district budget on Tuesday, approving the $17.58 million figure by an unofficial count of 1,813- 1,564. Residents also voted in favor of the Amherst school portion, the town budget and every other article ...

Voters approve budget for WLC district

WILTON - About 60 people spent less than an hour on Friday night ap­proving an operating bud­get of about $12.3 million and approving the use of accumulated interest on the school bond. The warrant consisted of four articles, the fewest anyone could recall. School Board Chairman Geoff Brock ...

In Lyndeborough: No contest

LYNDEBOROUGH - There were no contests and two blank spaces on the town ballot on Tuesday. Town Meeting will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Citi­zens' Hall. Here are the results from voting on Tuesday: Town Total on checklist: 1186 Total votes: 138 Moderator: Walter Hol­land 124 Treasurer: Ellen ...

Boys & Girls Club names Youth of Year

MILFORD - Marrissa Allen was named the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley's Norman Adams Youth of the Year during an awards ceremony in the club's Amato Center last week. Allen, a senior at Mil­ford High School and a club member for eight years, said it is not only a place to have ...

Club to expand

MILFORD - Even before the opioid epidemic hit New Hampshire hard, officials at the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley knew they needed to do more for teens. The club serves almost 900 children, and many of them come after school each day. But unless they're ...

EPA to remove toxic sediment from Souhegan River

MILFORD - Most of the focus of the Fletcher Paint Superfund cleanup has been on the Elm and Mill street sites where contaminated soil is being trucked away for disposal. But contaminated river sediment is also an issue. A 2011 assessment by the federal ...

Foster devoted to town, state

MONT VERNON - Linda Foster is being remembered for her devotion to her community and to her family. The retired state representative died Feb. 26 in the Mont Vernon house she shared with her husband, Bernard, for 46 years. Foster, a Democrat, was first ...

Library voted down again

MILFORD - The town voted no once again to a new $5.6 million public library. The project needed a 60 percent majority in voting on Tuesday, and didn't come close. The vote was 1,680-981 against. The 21,000-square-foot library plan wasn't recommended by the ...

AMS players pumped for a show

AMHERST - February may just be another frigid month to you, but to the Amherst Middle School Theater Club, it was "play" time. As cold winter winds blew across New Hampshire during February, the AMS Theater Club has been working ...

Against the wall

Before wallpaper was generally available and cheap enough for the average homeowner, around 1840, there were itinerant artists who stenciled walls, many of them copying the wallpaper styles. Two of the best known of these folk artists were local: Moses Eaton, both ...

Camper falls through ice

BROOKLINE - State Fish and Game officials have been warning people about thin ice all winter, and the dangers became spectacularly clear last Friday when an extralarge bob house went through the ice at Lake Potanipo. No one was injured, but it took the owner ...

Town forest status sought for Rose Mtn.

LYNDEBOROUGH - The Conservation Commission is asking Town Meeting voters to designate 17 acres of townowned land on Rose Mountain as a town forest. The parcel was taken by the town for unpaid taxes in 2011. It abuts Scout Road and also adjoins the newly ...

Libraries celebrating Shakespeare

Big plans in the works for observation of 400th anniversary of writer’s death MILFORD - Four hundred years after he died, William Shakespeare is alive everywhere - "Star Trek," "The Simpsons," "Harry Potter," "The Lion ...

Budgets and contested races highlight ballots

> Over the coming weeks, Souhegan Valley voters will decide on millions of dollars' worth of spending for their towns and schools and elect town and school officials. Election Day for all towns and school districts is Tuesday, March 8, when those that operate under Senate Bill 2 will ...

Old offices have faded from view

LYNDEBOROUGH - The ballot for town of­fices includes a list of unpaid positions such as trustees of cemeter­ies, libraries and trust funds, and volunteer members of various boards and commis­sions needed to run the town. A hundred or fewer years ago, there were a lot more of them - offices ...

Lyndeborough mulls reactivating fire whistle

LYNDEBOROUGH - The fire whistle on the roof of Citizens' Hall hasn't sounded since last summer, and a group of residents would like to see it restored to use. The selectmen have received a petition asking that the town "reactivate the town emergency ...

Amherst Label earns certification

MILFORD - Amherst Label has achieved a certification that only 32 other companies in North America have attained. In late October, the Milford manufacturer of custom labels, tags and flexible packaging completed the rigorous audit process required for LIFE certification ...

New owner joins Chamber

MILFORD - The Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce welcomed Sheree Kaplan as the new owner of the Milford Subaru dealership with a ribbon cutting on Jan. 27. Kaplan purchased the dealership Nov. 11. Kaplan is no stranger to selling cars. She is the second ...