Cabinet News

Milford will look into starting an energy committee

MILFORD – During his department update last week town Finance Director Jack Sheehy urged selectmen to start an energy committee. Sheehy said he’d come across some information on a report from an energy committee that existed back in 2009, and nothing much seemed to have ...

‘Why not us?’ Team rings for Milford girls varsity basketball team

MILFORD – Golf has its green jacket, football has the Lombardi Trophy and now the Milford High School girls varsity basketball team has sterling silver rings. No, the rings are not awarded to the best players but to the entire team, as a way to build team spirit. Devany Pitsas and ...

Gilmour to discuss health, budget rules

HOLLIS – Concerned about changes in Medicare and Medicaid in New Hampshire? Peggy Gilmour will speak about the new regulations and the new state budget on at 7 p.m. April 28 at the Lawrence Barn. Pizza and beverages will be available starting at 6:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by ...

Milford woman gets jail time in Wilton crash

NASHUA – Cindy April, the Milford woman found guilty in January of driving drunk and causing a serious accident in December 2013 in Wilton, has been sentenced to at least four months in jail. A Hillsborough County Superior Court South judge recently handed down a sentence of one ...

Amherst task force to meet with Kinder Morgan over pipeline route

AMHERST – The town’s Pipeline Task Force has a tentative date of April 29 to meet with Kinder Morgan and ask the energy company to devise a different gas pipeline route through Amherst. Selectman John D’Angelo said Monday that the task force will show some ...

Agriculture easement would preserve Lyndeborough view

LYNDEBOROUGH – The wide panorama from the top of Parker’s Hill across the apple orchards toward Milford is considered one of the best views around here. Now the Russell Foundation of New Boston is collecting money to buy an easement that would preserve the view. The ...

MHS acts quickly to deal with list

MILFORD – The discovery Monday of a list of students and staff at Milford High School led to the removal of an unidentified male student and left dozens of students and teachers anxiously awaiting word whether the list included their names. Principal Brad Craven said in an email to ...

Jet setting 101: a guide to cheap travel

AMHERST – Is inexpensive international travel an oxymoron? Not for Marcy Yeager. Yeager, who has been all over the world in her 38 years, told an overflow audience at the Amherst Town Library last week that they can go to London, Borneo, South America or Australia on a ...

Ham radio introduction, class planned in Manchester

MANCHESTER – An introduction to ham radio and class will be offered 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Manchester Red Cross Blood Center, 425 Reservoir Avenue. Ham radio, or amateur radio, allows people to communicate via radio over distances ranging from a few to thousands ...

Kitty Angels fundraiser to be held in Amherst

AMHERST – Treasures Antiques, Collectables & More will host its 21st annual Kitty Angels Fundraiser from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, May 2-3. Kitty Angels, a no-kill cat shelter, has been the beneficiary of the events at Treasures, not only gaining much needed funds, but also ...

‘All Shook Up’ at Janice B. Streeter Theater

On April 17-19, the theater at 14 Court Street in Nashua will spring to life with the sounds of rock and roll while StageCoach Productions presents the infectious musical “All Shook Up” – a comedy built around songs made famous by Elvis Presley. The story takes ...

Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity to participate in Women Build Week

NASHUA – More than 50 women volunteers will unlatch the toolboxes and help build homes for local families in need during Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build Week, to be held on May 2-9. The women will work on GNHFH’s Nashua projects at 45 Chestnut ...

Beemer beats Harley

AMHERST – Amherst police will be the first in New Hampshire to use a BMW motorcycle for traffic enforcement. The department has been using Harley-Davidson bikes, but BMW brought up a bike from its North American corporate headquarters in New Jersey, and police were ...

Amherst will ask Kinder Morgan for new pipeline route

AMHERST – The town will ask Kinder Morgan to find a new pipeline route – one that does not cut through residential cul-de-sacs and the Ponemah Bog sanctuary. The Amherst Pipeline Task Force has been studying the proposed route for Kinder Morgan’s Northeast Energy ...

News in brief

They want the job AMHERST - Thirty-two people have applied for the position of Amherst fire chief, Town Administrator Jim O’Mara told selectmen last week. The next step is to give an essay question to most of the applicants. Then the hiring team will do phone interviews with the 10 ...

Paul in Milford seeking support

Newly declared presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Rand Paul brought his message of limited government to a noontime rally Wednesday at Milford Town Hall. Paul told more than 500 people who crowded into the auditorium that the national debt is a “powder keg” and we need to ...

Empty Bowls to fill Milford food pantry

MILFORD – You don’t see them holding out their bowls like Oliver Twist asking for more, but they are hungry. Children in every town around here live in families that have trouble finding enough money to buy food. In the summer it’s worse, because they are not ...

Milford Pumpkin Festival is just fine

MILFORD – The organizer of Milford’s Pumpkin Festival says she doesn’t expect any problems in the wake of the cancellation of the Keene’s festival. Earlier this month the Keene City Council said it would not give a 2015 license to the city’s ...

Milford selectmen say yes to Kinder Morgan survey

MILFORD – Milford selectmen have decided to allow the natural gas pipeline company, Kinder Morgan, to survey town-owned land. Last winter the board voted to deny permission, but at their April 13 meeting Town Administrator Mark Bender read something written by an attorney that ...

More than a dozen Quakers spoke from the heart, and with their feet, April 10 as they walked the Milford-to-Nashua leg of a 12-day pilgrimage that also raised questions about a proposed natural gas pipeline. The walk was part spiritual expression and part public protest about the planned ...