Cabinet News

Who’ll win the Upside Down Ice-Out contest in Mont Vernon?

One optimistic guess has already proved wrong in the inaugural Upside Down Ice-Out contest in Mont Vernon, and hopefully the pessimist who guessed July 4 will be wrong, too – but as April arrives the tension builds to see who will win a recycled trophy for knowing when the floating ...

Milford, Lyndeborough men avoid jail in Massachusetts firebombing

FITCHBURG, Mass. – Three local men were allegedly involved in a firebombing incident in Fitchburg, Mass. in which a Massachusetts resident was sentenced to prison last week. Joseph E. Brown, of Lyndeborough, and Kyle DeWispelaere, of Milford, had been charged along with John Yang in ...

Share suppers resume in Milford

MILFORD – Steaming bowls of spaghetti and red sauce are now coming out of the kitchen at Share Outreach every Tuesday evening after a four-month hiatus. The weekly community suppers were started several years ago by the local 4-H Club. Over New Year’s weekend a heat pipe ...

Too many apartments in Milford?

MILFORD – A large new apartment complex has been proposed for land behind Burger King, and the new selectmen’s chairman is not sure Milford needs more apartments. At the board’s March 23 meeting Joia Hughes, representing Red Oak Apartment Homes LLC, asked ...

Mont Vernon teen calls for revision of social media bill

CONCORD – A Souhegan High School freshman and bullying victim called for a reasonable compromise over legislation that would limit school access to students’ social media accounts. Fourteen-year-old Jonathan Petersen requested the N.H. Senate Education Committee amend a ...

Amherst Conservation Commission: Gas pipeline could benefit town

AMHERST – The natural gas pipeline through four miles of Amherst would have a limited long-term impact on the town’s ecology and could benefit the town as a whole. Those were two conclusions from the Amherst Conservation Commission’s environmental assessment of ...

Amherst program on helping cottontails survive

AMHERST – Millions of children will be eating chocolate bunnies or sitting on the laps of giant bunnies to have their photos taken this weekend. Rabbits as a symbol of Easter actually came down to us as a pagan fertility symbol because of their famous breeding habits. Unfortunately ...

Amherst student admits to fake bomb scare

A middle school student admitted leaving a message on a classroom chalk board last week stating there is a bomb in the building. The male student said he left the message as a hoax, according to Amherst Police Chief Mark Reams. Amherst Middle School was evacuated around 8:45 a.m. on Friday, ...

Amherst Vietnam vets sought

AMHERST – Marie Grella is looking for help in finding Vietnam veterans who were living in Amherst when they served. For many years, Marie, who is a town Cemetery Trustee, and her husband Tom, a selectman, have been decorating with wreaths and flags the graves of veterans buried in ...

Beware of Kinder Morgan pipeline proposal

To the Editor: My family was at the pipeline meeting last week, and we felt the Kinder Morgan group would have been happy to monopolize the entire meeting with their public relations rhetoric. Thankfully, the selectmen and moderator were able to redirect them to the intended purpose of ...

Police say Bennington man robbed Milford bank

MILFORD – A Bennington man was arrested Monday in connection with a mid-afternoon robbery of the Citizens Bank at Granite Town Plaza. Jason B. Haney, 32, was charged with robbery (unarmed) and falsifying physical evidence, both class B felonies, and is being held at Valley Street ...

NE Farm Workers’ Council offers support

MANCHESTER – The New England Farm Workers’ Council is a federally funded nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the employment and training needs of low-income agricultural workers, including those in the farming, landscaping and fishing industries. The NEFWC can ...

Award-winning film on drug addiction to be shown in Milford

MILFORD – “The Hungry Heart,” a documentary film on prescription drug addiction and recovery in Vermont, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, at the Amato Center for the Performing Arts, 56 Mont Vernon St. The movie will be followed by a panel discussion ...

43rd NH Camping & RV Show set for Bedford

Camping provides some of the best opportunities to experience the great outdoors. One of the best ways to get ready for your camping trips is to attend the 43rd annual New Hampshire Camping & RV Show at the New Hampshire Sportsplex, 68 Technology Drive, Bedford. The show, hosted by the ...

Milford milliner makes news

In the Cabinet’s Thumbing the Files of March 12 of 1899 there is a mention of a lady stepping in a hole in the sidewalk and spraining her foot. One wonders why the newspaper would mention it. Who was this Mrs. Boutelle? Well, according to the 1899 diary of Cate Langdell, who was my ...

Police say Bennington man robbed Milford bank

MILFORD – A Bennington man was arrested Monday in connection with a mid-afternoon robbery of the Citizens Bank at Granite Town Plaza. Jason B. Haney, 32, was charged with robbery and falsifying physical evidence, both Class B felonies, and is being held at Valley Street jail in ...

Tucker memorial April 3

MILFORD – There will be a memorial service for Kyle and Chad Tucker at 4 p.m. Friday, April 3, at Hampshire Hills. The Tuckers, parents of four children ages 7 to 22, died in February within days of each other at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. A fundraising event also is ...

CASA of NH launches 100 Men for 100 Children campaign

MANCHESTER – CASA of New Hampshire is looking for a few good men to volunteer as advocates on behalf of the state’s abused and neglected children. This March, Court Appointed Special Advocates launched its 100 Men for 100 Children campaign, seeking to recruit 100 new male ...