Cabinet News

Wilton fire chief resigns

WILTON – On Monday, at a work session, the Select Board accepted the resignation of Fire Chief Jim Cutler. A member of the department for 28 years, he has been chief for the past three. His last day will be May 10, the day he moves out of town, too far away to commute. His resignation was ...

Milford Rotary Club Celebrates new members

The Milford Rotary Club is pleased to announce that David Hickman and Verna Ross-Hoyt of Milford, and Marc Lancaric of Wilton recently were inducted as new members of our volunteer-based service organization. Hickman is a first time Rotarian. Previously, Ross-Hoyt and Lancaric were members ...

Wadleigh Memorial Library hosts forum on race

MILFORD – Doug Sutherland, who is black and lives in Hancock, was visiting Maine one day and getting coffee at his favorite cafe when “an older white gentleman” started talking to him about his “black experience” with a boss who long ago encouraged him, and now he is rich. “I had ...

A new focus for an old church in Wilton

WILTON – The First Unitarian Congregational Society is the oldest church in Wilton Center, and by one way of reckoning, the oldest church in Wilton. They separated from the Second Congregational Church in downtown Wilton in 1822, giving both churches the same historical beginnings as they ...

Wilton Select Board ink boundary-line agreement

WILTON – The Select Board used a “fifth Monday,” April 29, for a work session to try to close some issues. Under their new meeting schedule, the board meets on the first and third Mondays of the month. Board members signed a boundary line agreement with Adam and Melinda Royds, which has ...

Fast News

Get fit at Keyes: MILFORD – Work will begin this summer on a pedestrian-bike path around Keyes Memorial Park, with eight exercise stations, said town Recreation Director Arene Berry. At the Monday night selectmen’s meeting the board voted to accept a donation of half the value of ...

Hogan: U.S. ‘sick and tired of all the drama’

MANCHESTER – Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan told a crowd at Saint Anselm College Tuesday morning that he has not decided whether he wants to take on President Donald Trump in 2020. If he decides to run, Hogan would be the second Republican who intends to run in the GOP primary. Former ...

Doing more with less?

AMHERST – More efficient bus routes, more courses per teacher, more thrifty purchasing. Those are among the possible cost reductions school officials will examine as they try to reduce Souhegan High School’s operating budget by 5 percent next year. Five percent was the target the ...

Witnesses: Driver in fatal crash ‘swerving,’ ‘erratic’ before impact

AMHERST – Moments before police believe Tyler Berry’s GMC pickup truck smashed into Sierra Croteau’s car “in a mostly head-on fashion” the night of April 5, a man driving west on Route 101 told police the truck passed him on a double-yellow line, swerved back into its lane to let an ...

Elizabeth Warren returns to N.H.

AMHERST – The home of New Hampshire State Sen. Shannon Chandley and Tom Silvia as of late has become a hot commodity for Democratic presidential candidates. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., hosted an intimate living-room-style conversation with area residents on Saturday. U.S. Sen. ...

Dinner is Saturday

PETERBOROUGH – Step back to the year 1910 at the Monadnock Center’s 13th Annual Historic Dinner Benefit on Saturday. Guests will enjoy a delicious meal made from 1910 recipes and learn about dining and cooking at the dawn of the 20th century. After dinner, pianist Vladmir Odinokikh will ...

Milford Middle School Honor Roll

Second Trimester Honor Roll GRADE 6 High Honors: Joshua Berry; William Bertoncini; Beth Brooks; Catriona Carter; Paradise DeLaCruz; Maximus DeRosa; Hayden Dyer; Samantha Ethridge; Jordan Gebro; Jackson Harrinton; Caydence Hatch; Kyleigh Jones; Noah Kittredge; Natalie Lawton; Caron Leo; ...

No drag event at library, for now

MILFORD – The public library will not be hosting a drag queen story hour soon, at least not in June, which is LGBTQ+ Pride Month. Resident George Hoyt had written to Wadleigh Memorial Library Director Betsy Solon requesting permission to put on the event. “Teaching compassion and ...

Good Friday

Bohdan Zaryckyj, carrying a cross, and the Rev. Hank Junkins, pastor of Church of Our Saviour, were part of an ecumenical Good Friday cross walk in Milford April 19. Walkers started out at Bicentennial Park, where there is a statue of Harriet Wilson, and then walked to Milford’s black ...

Fast News

Elder fraud: More than 200,000 scams and financial abuse cases targeting the elderly are reported to authorities every year, according to the website Comparitech, and that’s the tip of the iceberg. The estimates show $1.17 billion in damages are reported to authorities, but the real figure ...

Sing out

The Milford Historical Society celebrated the first open house of its 40th anniversary year in the Carey House Museum on April 13 with a visit from the Hutchinson Family. As portrayed by Deborah Goss, Steve Blunt and Marek Bennett they sang old tunes and rousing abolitionist songs. The ...

Milford High School holds Job and Internship Fair for students

MILFORD – With handshakes and smiles, students put their best selves forward last week during a job and and internship fair at Milford High School. Representatives of 45 local companies had booths set up in the gym for the all-day event so students could quiz them about opportunities for ...

First Congregational Church organist steps down after 34 years

MILFORD – In 1985 Ben Mague came here to the First Congregational Church and built an organ. At the time, the church was also in need of someone to play the organ, so Mague took the position. Thirty-four years later no one is surprised the organ is still here – tracker pipe organs can ...

Holiday Tradition

In the 1970s, members of the Amherst Junior Women’s Club started an Easter egg hunt for their own children and eventually they welcomed everyone, said member Alison Batey. Last Saturday morning, parents and children crowded into the town green for the annual event, and kids chased after the ...