Cabinet News

Salem principal chosen for C-W

AMHERST – A Salem school principal who was New Hampshire’s Elementary School Principal of the Year in 2015 has been named the new principal of the Clark-Wilkins School. At the Monday night school board meeting Superintendent Adam Steel announced that Anna Parrill, current principal of ...

Riverside land eyed for dog park; officials concerned about noise

MILFORD – Town-owned land between the Souhegan River and Souhegan Street is being considered for a dog park, but the non-profit organization planning the park should talk to the site’s neighbors, selectmen said. At the board’s Monday night meeting, Kierstyn Williamson, president of the ...

Souhegan National Bank robbery remembered

George Hoyt shared this story, from the Farmers Cabinet, from 1874. October 21, 1874 – Bold robbery of the Souhegan National Bank in Milford. One of the boldest and most daring robberies ever known in this section, took place at Milford, early this (Tuesday) morning. At about one ...

Job Well Done

On April 11, more than 20 volunteers donned heavy shoes, rolled down their sleeves and cleaned up a long stretch of Route 101, and side streets. The amount of trash was staggering. The Wilton Community Center offered  more than 12 pizzas from W.H.O.P. to say thanks for a hard job well done.

Fishing Derby is Saturday

The Milford Polce Department will again be sponsoring the annual Fishing Derby in conjuction with family and friends of Michael McBriarty. The Derby will be on Saturday May 18 from 8 a.m. to noon located at Railroad Pond on South Street in Milford. Prizes will be awarded to the children in ...

Neighbors concerned about smell from brewery; ZBA eyeing issue

MILFORD – Neighbors to a proposed craft brewery on South Street are worried about potential odors from beer making. William Ogert, of Nashua, plans to manufacture and sell bottles and kegs and have a tasting room, and he needs a special exception. A brewery is considered manufacturing, ...

Mont Vernon doctor talks about happiness

MILFORD – Everyone wants that warm, light-hearted feeling we call happiness, but not many of us know how to get it, or realize how important it is to our health. “Happy and optimistic people get less sick, recover faster and live longer,” said Dr. Mahmoud Rashidi during his recent ...

Legislative Update

The House met in session last Wednesday, May 8th to vote on all Senate Bills that go to a second committee. That means when a committee is finished acting upon a bill it gets referred to another committee that shares some responsibility to that bill. The house took up on 44 bills last ...

Route 101 and Area Clean-up

Skyler and Rachael Hunter drove the truck that collected the numerous blue bags from Route 101 and side streets of Wilton on May 11.

Amherst company makes wheelchairs for animals

AMHERST – Kodi has a new lease on life. That was obvious from her friendly smile and the way she went from person to person, getting her chin rubbed and her head petted. The 13-year-old golden retriever had not been able to walk for at least six months, and last week her owners, JoAnn ...

WLC gets a donation of wood shop tools

WILTON – The Guild of N.H. Woodworkers has awarded a grant to the Industrial Technology Department at the middle/high school, - $4,750 worth of wood lathes, tool kits, a sharpener, “and all kinds of other stuff,” according to Dr. Annamarie Pennucci, secretary of the Seacoast ...

Fast News

Clothing barn will close in June: MILFORD – The Clothing Barn is closing down at 26 Amherst Street effective June 1. Share Outreach will eventually be reopening it at the Share Center on Columbus Avenue, but in the meantime they are asking people to stop donating. ––– Labor Day ...

Legislators talk economics, the environment

WILTON – The forum at the Sustainability Fair on May 4 was billed as “dual purpose.” Moderator Jennifer Beck said, “Economic health doesn’t have to come at the expense of the environment,” and cited a University of N.H. project, “Nature Economy.” She added, “You can have ...

Teachers give ‘No confidence’ vote for Huizenga

MILFORD – School staff filled the high school lecture hall Monday night as a teachers’ union official told the school board that teachers had taken a 99 percent no-confidence vote on schools Superintendent Jessica Huizenga. Board Chairman Ron Carvell initially tried to cut off the ...

No arrests from K9 search at Milford High

MILFORD – No arrests were made as a result of the K9 drug search at Milford High School last week. School officials issued a statement two days after the April 29 drug sweep when five police dogs searched classrooms and lockers for 40 minutes as students and teachers waited in the football ...

Milford Planning Board gives conditional approval for warehouse

MILFORD – A warehouse can be built behind the Brennan & MacKay appliance dealership, but the builder must work with planning office to develop a landscaping plan and bring it back to the board. At the planning board’s April 23 meeting, the board gave conditional approval for a ...

May Baskets

For many years, Lyndeborough’s senior citizens and shut-ins have awakened on May 1 to find a May Basket on the front steps. The basket contains a plant, homemade cookies, cards, a linen napkin, and other goodies, and is much appreciated by the recipients. The identity of the anonymous givers ...

Wilton considers purchase of the Horseshoe

WILTON – On Monday, May 6, the Select Board signed an option agreement which will keep the Horseshoe property off the market for the next year. That will give the Conservation Commission time to apply for grants and conduct fund-raising. A purchase would have to be approved by town ...

Habitat for Humanity house recipient is named

WILTON – Resident Jocelyn Benson will be a homeowner, once the house is built at 19 Pleasant Street by the volunteers who work through Habitat for Humanity. She and her children, Avian, 8, and Avery, 6, learned of their selection at ceremonies held at the site on Wednesday, April 30. The ...