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Local funeral home adds crematorium

WILTON - Michaud Funeral Home announced the opening of Michaud Crematorium at 343 Forest Road. Statistics show that the number of families and individuals in New Hampshire choosing cremation continues to grow. Currently, most funeral directors have to ...

Road repair cost reduction plans proposed

LYNDEBOROUGH - There might be ways to bring down the cost of the bond being proposed to repair about a mile of Mountain Road and make the idea more palatable to voters. Budget Committee Chairman Burton Reynolds discussed some of those ideas with the selectmen on ...

Bills for Guide at issue

MILFORD - Two Milford companies are wondering why they were billed by an Illinois company for services they never asked for. In August, Souhegan Valley Motor Sports received a past-due invoice from Admosphere Advertising Marketing & Events of East Peoria ...

Souhegan conflict shows in races

AMHERST - An ongoing conflict about Souhegan High School's cost and quality is reflected in races for the School Board and the district moderator this year. There are six people running for two positions on the board, and three of them are members of a citizens ...

Amherst native is promoted to Army colonel

LATHAM, N.Y. - Kevin L. Johnston, an Amherst native and Army veteran of the Iraq War, has been promoted to colonel in the Army. Johnston, who enlisted in the Army as an infantryman in 1990 and became a field artillery officer in 1992, is the son of Kemp and ...

Amherst Middle School honor roll

HIGH HONORS (All A's) GRADE 5: Merideth Beatty, Ian Berlack, Anne Bermingham, Brielle Berube, Sophia Brown, Elizabeth Bryson, Colton Carlson, Greta Caulton, Norah Clancy, Andrew Coleman, Riley Devine, Julia Dowd, Daniel Enright, Autumn Fichera, Grace Giannetti, ...

WLC to offer new program of studies

WILTON - Wilton- Lyndeborough Cooperative High School will have a new program of studies beginning this fall. School principal Brian Bagley presented an overview of the new programs to the school board in January. A leadership team has been working on it for ...

Kindergarten an issue in Mont Vernon

MONT VERNON - There will be a referendum - sort of - on fullday kindergarten, even though Mont Vernon Village School's full-day program is in its second year and school officials say it will continue no matter what voters do March 8. A petition article on the ...

Milford’s camera-shy water board

Commissioners resist having meetings filmed, televised MILFORD - At least two selectmen are disappointed that the town's water and wastewater commissioners are reluctant to have their meetings televised. Selectmen have talked about the situation twice ...

Town budget could rise 3%

Insurance, employment discussed in Lyndeborough LYNDEBOROUGH - The cost to totally rebuild four sections of Mountain Road, totaling more than a mile, is estimated at $1,667,354, and selectmen are proposing a bond in that amount. A hearing on the plan was held Feb. ...

With record turnout, town gives Kasich, Clinton vote

The results of the New Hampshire primary in the Souhegan Valley lined up with the rest of New Hampshire last Tuesday, with a few notable exceptions. While the state gave Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump overwhelming victories over their opponents in the ...

Amherst park leaders hire firm to install playground

AMHERST - The leaders of the movement to build a new park in Amherst announced a big step toward building the park in the spring. They have chosen M.E. O'Brien and Sons as vendor for the playground equipment. M.E. O'Brien, which also built playgrounds at Cemetery Fields and the ...

Board filings announced

Former Wilton Selectman Dan Donovan is running unopposed, since Rick Swanson did not file for re-election. There are no contests on the ballot, but no blank spaces. In Lyndeborough, there are no contests, and several offices unfilled. Selectman Fred Douglas has filed ...

Article focuses on Town Hall fixes

WILTON - Obtaining a design or an engineering plan for the renovation of the northwest end of Town Hall will be on the warrant for Town Meeting. The project would include upgrading the electric service in the downstairs lobby at the bottom of the stairs to the theater. ...

Small increase in school budget

WILTON - For the third year in a row, the board and Budget Committee of the Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School District have kept budget increases to less than 2 percent. Since there is only one special article on the warrant, it should make for a short district meeting ...

Wilton budget up; articles questioned

WILTON - The town's proposed operating budget is up about 2.4 percent and stirred little comment from about 20 people who attended the public budget hearing on Feb. 1. However, some of the proposed warrant articles were questioned at some length, and three of them were ...

Milford school operating budget survives meeting

MILFORD - Voters on March 8 will face a $39.6 million school operating budget and a $3 million bond for school building improvements. At the School District's Deliberative Session last week, an amendment to reduce the budget by $322,000 failed by a 58-29 vote. The ...

Superintendent finalists named

SAU 63, serving Wilton and Lyndeborough, announced the finalists for the position of superintendent of schools starting Friday, July 1. Dr. Lynn Carey, of Swanzey, is the interim assistant superintendent for the Monadnock Regional School District. Previously, she was a ...

Board: All-day kindergarten ‘absolutely critical’

AMHERST - School officials say they are determined to expand the Clark-Wilkins School kindergarten program to full day in September. Even if the budget is defeated in March, kindergarten expansion seems likely to happen. "We have a responsibility to the ...

106-year-old resident chooses absentee ballot

> WILTON - Polly Kenick, at 106 the town's oldest resident, decided to vote by absentee ballot this year - the first time since she voted for Herbert Hoover in 1932. Her folks were great "Hooverites," she said. She was in nurses train­ing in Exeter in 1930 when she ...