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Cabinet News

Residents hear about plan for Stagecoach Road bridge

WILTON – The bridge on Stagecoach Road, near the junction with Burton Highway, which has been under discussion for several years, is on the state Department of Transportation list to be replaced during the summer of 2021. On Aug. 5, project manage Josif Bicja, an engineer with Hoyle, Tanner ...

Commission to place marker at site

LYNDEBOROUGH – In 1854, several members of two families contracted smallpox. There was no doctor living in town, so they called on Dr. Lorenzo Bartlett of New Boston, who came immediately. All of the patients eventually recovered, but Dr. Bartlett caught the disease and did not survive. He ...

5th Monday Sundaes

Twins Aiden and Brendan Gerry, 4, of Lyndeborough took enthusiastic part in the third annual ‘Fifth Monday Sundae’ event at the J.A. Tarbell Library on July 29. The get-together included make-your-own sundae with a variety of ice cream and sherbet and various toppings, including fruit, ...

Junction 71: Local business offers community unique finds

Editor’s note: Following is a question and answer session with Pamela Robinson of Junction 71 in Amherst. The locations offers home decor items, many of them locally made. GP: What brought you to opening Junction 71? PR: I’ve been in this type of retail for probably about 16 years, after ...

N.H. supporters of gun control bills urge action

CONCORD (AP) – Dozens of supporters of gun-control measures in New Hampshire rallied Monday to call on Republican Gov. Chris Sununu to sign them in the wake of two mass shootings over the weekend. About 75 people – some holding signs that read “Protect Kids Not Guns,” ‘’It’s The ...

Sununu scorns biomass bill

NASHUA - The partisan battle on renewable energy continues in New Hampshire, as Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed a Democratic bill that would have provided subsidies for the state’s biomass industry. In New Hampshire, biomass primarily consists of forest residues. In other regions of the country, ...

Officials ask for help with health care

NASHUA – During National Health Center Week, U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., stopped by Lamprey Health Care to discuss prescription drug pricing and health care costs, while also learning about the InteGreat Health partnership. While there are many facets of health care that need more ...

Select board eyes policies and bridge repair work

WILTON – The Select Board touched on a wide variety of topics at their lengthy – almost four hours – meeting on Aug. 5. Subjects ranged from bridge repair to adopting policies. It wasn’t on the agenda, but during the Public Comment portion, resident Chris Balch read his opposition to ...

Wilton Police ticketing cars at Garwin Falls, Vale End Cemetery

WILTON – As directed last month by the Select Board, the police have been ticketing all cars illegally parked in the area of Garwin Falls and Vale End Cemetery. “We have collected $11,630 in fines,” Police Chief Eric Olesen told the Select Board on Monday, Aug. 5. That money goes into ...

Chris Beard Blues Band to Perform

Local’s Café at Nelson’s Candy and Music, 65 Main St., Wilton, will present the Chris Beard Blues Band on Aug. 16. Doors open at 7 p.m. Nelson’s house band, Sweet Tooth, will open. For more information, call 603-654-5030, or check out website nelsonscandy.music.com.

Selectmen host meeting

LYNDEBOROUGH – After their return from visiting the proposed Purgatory Falls parking area and the Putnam Pond boat launch, the Selectmen had a fairly routine evening. The signs designating Lyndeborough as a Purple Heart Community have been received and will be installed next week. No bids ...

Community Day change

The 9:30 a.m. hike to Purgatory Falls has been changed to the shorter and easier walk to Lower Falls for Lyndeborough Community Day on Saturday. Meet in the parking lot north of Fitch’s Farm Stand. The Committee did not give a reason for the change.

Time rewind back to 1979

MILFORD – Take a trip back in time during the Milford Historical Society’s open house on Saturday and Sunday. In our continuing celebration of the 40th anniversary of being in the Carey House Museum, another fun event has been planned. We will be revisiting the year 1979 and ...

$4.7 million project scheduled

BEDFORD – The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces that starting on Thursday, work on the Interstate 293 southbound bridge over the Merrimack River will require a change to the existing traffic pattern. The new alignment will result in southbound traffic being shifted to the ...

Grants to combat addiction

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, along with U.S. Reps. Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas, all D-N.H., on Tuesday announced the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance has awarded New Hampshire $149,405 through the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment ...

AG: Force in fatal shooting justified

BELMONT (AP) - The New Hampshire attorney general’s office says the fatal shooting of a man in Belmont by police officers was justified. The shooting happened June 15 in Belmont. The attorney general’s office said Tuesday that Michael Sheehan II, who was pulled over by the officers, ...

Best of Souhegan Valley Region survey now open

AMHERST – Cue the drum roll: The 2019 Best of Souhegan Valley Region voting begins now. The annual awards competition in which area businesses and service professionals are recognized and honored launched Aug. 1 for readers, who now may log on to the official Survey Monkey site to cast ...

Town of Mason leads the charge with energy coalition

Good things come in powerful packages. Take Mason, New Hampshire – a town of roughly 1350 residents, that has exactly two commercial establishments and no zip code of its own. Yet its citizens, when faced with a problem, rally to support their decidedly tiny conurbation with startling ...

Granite State Blues Society to host festival

The 2019 ‘Barnful of Blues’ festival will attract some major blues names and local talented musicians on Saturday, August 3 at the Hillsborough Country 4-H Fairgrounds in New Boston. All activities are focused on raising money for the Webster House in Manchester, a specialized residential ...

Milford Family Fun Day

The water slide was a hit during Milford’s Family Fun Day at Keyes Field, as children took turns running and sliding as they stayed cool in the summer heat.