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Full-day kindergarten will be on ballot

Cabinet News

MILFORD – Full-day kindergarten will be on the school ballot with mixed support from the school board and budget committee. The $582,500 proposal would pay for starting a full-day program at Jacques Memorial School beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. The school board is divided, 3-2 ...

School meeting says no to extra social worker

Cabinet News

AMHERST – Voters at the Amherst School Deliberative Session last week rejected a bid to add money to the budget to hire another social worker at the middle school. The motion came from Lisa Eastland, chairwoman of school district’s finance committee, who told residents and school ...

There’s new hope for Milford Pumpkin Festival

Cabinet News

MILFORD – A former Pepperell, Massachusetts. resident who had organized that town’s July Fourth fireworks has offered to take charge of the Milford Pumpkin Festival, bringing hope that the annual event will go on. Carol Gates spoke at a special meeting of the Board of Selectmen Monday ...

Budget sails through deliberative session

Cabinet News

AMHERST – Outside of a couple of questions seeking to clarify the language in a warrant article asking voters whether to dissolve the Cemetery Lots Fund in favor of an expandable trust fund, about two dozen residents voted without comment at Thursday’s deliberative session to send all 12 ...

Former Selectman Francis Gros Louis dies at 87

Cabinet News

WILTON – Francis Gros Louis is being remembered by friends as a hard-working selectman who left for a career in in the federal government but never lost his ties to Wilton. Gros Louis was 87 when he died on Jan. 31 in Leesburg, Virginia. He served with the U.S. Department of Housing and ...

Full-day kindergarten remains point of contention

Cabinet News

WILTON – The Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School District operating budget is down 1.65 percent from last year, the School Board has reached an agreement with the district staff, and the replacement of the roof on the middle-high school is in year three of a five year plan. The only area ...

Lyndeborough budget 2.9 percent over last year

Cabinet News

LYNDEBOROUGH – The proposed operating budget for the town is a 2.9 percent increase over last year. The special warrant articles bring the total up to $2,042,032, an increase of 5.7 percent. The Budget Committee held a hearing on the proposed budget on Tuesday, Feb. 6, but only a half dozen ...

Fast News for Feb. 15

Cabinet News

Dental health LYNDEBOROUGH – February is National Dental Health Month and it was observed at the Early Learning Center with a visit to the kindergartners by dental hygienist Kris Redman. Her presentation is through a school-based program in the Milford School District. Redman demonstrated ...

‘Circus’ author to sign books at Toadstool

Cabinet News

MILFORD – “Totally useless skills” is how circus people jokingly refer to their work. Useless as in not practical – the skills won’t help you unclog your toilet or get your computer running. But they are fun to learn and can help develop happy, self-confident kids, says Jackie ...

From slave spirituals to hip hop

Cabinet News

AMHERST – Singing and dancing his way through a century and a half of American music, Kevin Comtois recently offered a hugely entertaining Black History Month program at the Amherst Town Library. Slave spirituals. Late 19th century minstrels. Dixieland. Jazz. Blues. Rock ‘n’roll. Hip ...

Articles set

Cabinet News

LYNDEBOROUGH – The Town Meeting this year should be completed by noon. Of the 14 articles on the warrant, the first three are ballot questions and six are concerned with capital reserve funds of various kinds. That leaves the operating budget, paving two parking lots and forming a committee ...

Deliberative Session: Fire house upgrade ‘No. 1 priority’

Cabinet News

MILFORD – Cancer is not usually an issue that comes up at town meetings, but at the Milford Deliberative Session Saturday, fire officials told voters that cancer prevention is a major reason Milford needs an expanded and renovated fire station. A $3.68 million project is now on the ballot ...

‘A new science’

Bedford News

AMHERST – Planning a trip in March? Be warned. March 2018 could be very stormy, said Rob Carolan – who should know. Carolan is president and chief meteorologist of Hometown Forecast Services in Nashua. He and his crew provide forecasting and severe weather warnings to clients that ...

‘A new science’

HB News

AMHERST – Planning a trip in March? Be warned. March 2018 could be very stormy, said Rob Carolan – who should know. Carolan is president and chief meteorologist of Hometown Forecast Services in Nashua. He and his crew provide forecasting and severe weather warnings to clients that include ...

Souhegan facing security issues; group to visit

Bedford News

AMHERST – The school board is not asking for extra money for security cameras in its proposed operating budget for Souhegan High School, but security turned out to be a major focus of the school district’s Feb. 5 Deliberative Session. After board member David Chen complained that the ...

Winter sleepover a chance for Scouts to put skills to the test

HB News

By ADAM URQUHART Staff Writer HOLLIS – One hundred and one Boy Scouts and their Scoutmasters braved the bitter cold on Friday, Feb. 2, sleeping outside in single-digit temperatures, before waking up Saturday morning to compete in the annual Klondike Derby at Lone Pine Hunters Club. ...

Using Legos, Merrimack students learn about science

Merrimack News

Some learning about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) came with boxes and bags and big plastic bins full of colorful Lego blocks that around 75 students in grades 1-4 from Merrimack’s three elementary schools used to create some finely crafted Lego projects. The event was ...

Wilton Budget Committee role questioned

Cabinet News

WILTON – A member of the Budget Committee, all of whom are volunteers, inquired of the selectmen on Jan. 5 why the town administrator appears to be taking over some of their responsibilities, “overlapping some of our job,” Committee Member Donna Pucciarello said. The town of Wilton ...

Personnel shuffle at SAU 39

Cabinet News

AMHERST – Longtime middle school Principal Porter Dodge is retiring, but he’s not going far. Superintendent-elect Adam Steel announced last week that Dodge will take over the newly-created part-time position of director of operations for the school district. The new middle school ...

Local principal honored

Cabinet News

AMHERST – The New Hampshire Association of School Principals described Rob Scully, principal of Souhegan High School, as “laser focused on the student learning experience.” For this reason, among others, Scully was named this year’s high school Principal of the Year. However, ...