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Cabinet News

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.

Virginia company infiltrates New England breweries

You’ve heard of a secret shopper – someone who gets paid to shop and then send feedback to that consumer outfit based on their experience. Now meet the Secret Hopper. The brainchild of founder Andrew Coplon, Secret Hopper sends mystery shoppers, or in simpler terms, undercover beer ...

Art of Beekeeping @ the Amherst Town Library

Did you know that the practice of beekeeping dates back at least 4,500 years? How about that approximately one third of the food we eat is the result of honey bee pollination? Join Julie Kelley, owner of Tewksbury Honey, at the Amherst Town Library on Wednesday, August 14 at 7:00PM for a ...

Wilton Old Home Days set for Aug. 25

WILTON – Old Home Days will be celebrated from Saturday, Aug. 17 through Sunday, Aug. 25, with a wide variety of activities for every member of the family. There will be parades, sports, lots of music, and special events. Most of the events will be held at Whiting Park (“The Flat” at ...

Sununu to Chamber: State of the state is ‘great’

NASHUA – Whatever one thinks of President Donald Trump, his administration’s tax cuts “helped New Hampshire put a lot of money” into state coffers, boosting businesses and Granite Staters alike, Gov. Chris Sununu said Tuesday during his annual State of the State address. Hosted by the ...

Creative Ventures Q&A

GP: How long have you been around? BC: I’ve run Creative Ventures for four years. We were in Amherst in a split-level set-up. That wasn’t working, neither was the rent. So, we found a space that’s larger here. We’re able to have larger classrooms, in fact have two of them. We have a ...

New music and comedy venue opens in Milford

The old Milford Montessori School got some well-deserved love when owner Chad Zingales and Rachel Barnard put their heads together to restore and provide a great listening room and venue (owner Zingales) and offer national acts in Milford (booking agent Barnard). “Zinger’s, being a new ...

District welcomes two new principals

MILFORD – Superintendent Jessica Huizenga is pleased to announce that the Milford School District has officially welcomed new principals at Milford High School and Jacques Memorial School. Chali Davis and Timothy O’Connell joined the district this month as principals at the high school ...

Work on Putnam Pond boat launch, picnic area begins; more needed

LYNDEBOROUGH – Work has begun on creating a picnic area near the Putnam Pond boat launch off Cemetery Road. Selectman Fred Douglas and members of the Highway Department recently removed dead and dying trees and cleared an area under the trees to the right of the parking circle. Future work ...

Bronson Potter short film will be show on Aug. 9 in Mason

MASON – On July 22, 1979, resident Bronson Potter flew his light plane under the Greenville Trestle – much to the delight of the hundreds of people who watched. The FAA, however, was not amused and later suspended his license. Resident Dave Morrison captured the event on 8 mm film. That ...