Cabinet News

Kuster visits Milford High School’s Applied Technology Center

MILFORD – U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., would certainly never discourage anyone from pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Still, during her Tuesday visit to Milford High School, Kuster acknowledged that four-year degrees are likely not the best path for everyone. “It is so oppressive for ...

Dispatch dilemma: Officials debate use of funding

MILFORD – Number one on Milford selectmen’s list of goals for this year is to resolve emergency communications problems. But board members seem uncertain about what the voters wanted last month when they approved an $85,000 warrant article to study a dispatch center. Should the focus be ...

Wilton facing lack of affordable housing; grants sought

WILTON – The Economic Development Committee is looking at a list of possibilities for improvements, but a lack of affordable housing is one of the main problems with achieving some things on the list. Chairman Jennifer Beck presented her quarterly update to the Select Board on ...

No one injured in Route 101 wreck

AMHERST – One week after a fatal accident on Route 101 killed a Milford High School graduate there was a roll-over accident near the same spot. According to the infonh website, on April 12 a Hyundai Tuscon traveling east on 101 passed a tractor-trailer also traveling east when the ...

Officials hear about Old County Road

WILTON – An offer by Fred and Kay Rodel to repair the stone arch bridge and its abutments in exchange for closing Old County Road – in effect making it a private driveway – was much appreciated by those attending a public hearing, but most said the road should remain public. The Select ...

Salem witch trials had paper trail

MILFORD – How did people in colonial New England go from gossiping about a neighbor to hanging her for witchcraft? That is a central question for Margo Burns, who has scholarly and personal reasons for her interest in the 17th century witch trials. Burns is an historian specializing in the ...

Souhegan Sustainability Fair scheduled for May 4

WILTON – This year’s Souhegan Sustainability Fair, number four and the third at the Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative Middle/High School, is bigger and better than ever. The free event offers something for everyone. The event, sponsored by the Wilton Conservation Commission is open from 10 ...

Police chiefs talk opioid issue

WILTON – The current opioid and related drug problems were the main topics addressed by Police Chief Eric Olesen and Lyndeborough Police Chief Rance Deware at an informational presentation on April 10 in the high school media room. About a dozen people attended the two-hour ...

Sunday Doc Series continues in Wilton

WILTON – The Sunday Doc Film Series at the Wilton Town Hall Theater continues at 4:30 p.m. May 5 with the showing of “Lobster War.” Admission is free, although donations are accepted. “Lobster War” is a must-watch, award-winning feature-length documentary film about a conflict ...

Abel Gance epic ‘La Roue’ to be shown in Wilton

WILTON – It’s a two-day cinematic event. A critically acclaimed French silent drama that runs nearly 4½ hours long will be shown in two parts at the Town Hall Theatre over the weekend of April 27-28. “La Roue” (French for “The Wheel”), a sprawling family drama about a railroad ...

Ukulele Battle

The Silvertones from the Souhegan Valley will be in a ukulele battle of the bands this Saturday, April 20 with celebrity judges in the Portsmouth Music Hall, sponsored by the Southern NH Ukulele Group. The Silvertones formed in ukulele class under the direction of Amy Conley of Milford and and ...

Easter at the Library

Peeps, those colorful, little marshmallow candies, become art mediums for the staff at Wadleigh Memorial Library at Easter time. The literary diorama, representing ‘Make Way for Ducklings’ is on display at the library.

Pool Renovations

Milford’s Keyes Memorial Park swimming pool is undergoing renovations. Voters in March approved $200,000 for Keyes Park swimming pool improvements, and last week the first phase of the work – blasting, caulking and painting was underway. Part 2 involves replacement of the 50-year-old ...

Fast News for April 18

Egg hunt indoors: MILFORD – The Milford Recreation Department Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday, April 20 will be held in the town hall auditorium and banquet hall. The weather isn’t promising and the staff made the decision Tuesday to let residents know ahead of time. The event runs from 11 ...

The Grange was the social center of the town

WILTON – In 1900, the best – and sometimes the only – show in town was The Grange. In addition to providing social contacts for a scattered and mostly rural population, the Grange presented guest speakers with the latest in agricultural news and methods, concerts by both local and ...

Lawmakers to host panel on May 4

WILTON – A panel of four state representatives from all sides of the conservation and energy issues will conduct a dialog with visitors to the Sustainability Fair on May 4 at the Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative High School media room. The debate is scheduled for 1 to 2:20 p.m. and will ...

Amherst kicks off church campaign

AMHERST – People don’t move to Amherst because they love the big box stores on Route 101A. The town’s biggest draw is its historic center with its beautifully preserved houses, expansive green, anchored by the stately Congregational Church and Town Hall. Those are truths generally ...

School board admonished

AMHERST – A former Souhegan Cooperative School Board member urged Amherst school officials Monday night to pay attention to the election results. The Amherst School District’s operating budget and a warrant article for four new elementary school teachers were voted down on March 12. ...

New Milford principal chosen; vote set for April 15

MILFORD – Chali Davis, an assistant principal at Concord High School, has been chosen the new Milford High School principal, replacing longtime Principal Bradford Craven, who is retiring. The school board is expected to vote on Davis’ appointment at its next meeting, April 15. Davis has ...

Victim in Amherst fatal is mourned by community

AMHERST – A Milford High School honors student who graduated in the Class of 2016, Sierra Croteau went on to study nursing, the ideal career for a young woman “who had the ability to brighten anyone’s day” by exuding the compassion and thoughtfulness for which she was known. But now, ...