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New contract for Amherst teachers

Cabinet News

AMHERST – A gradual elimination of controversial retirement payouts to Amherst teachers is part of a new four-year pact between the teachers’ union and the school board. The Amherst elementary and middle school teachers have been working under an expired agreement for two years, and the ...

Pumpkin festival’s future, funding questioned

Cabinet News

MILFORD – The Pumpkin Festival receive more attention at the town budget and bond hearing Monday night than did a proposal for major fire station upgrades and the town operating budget. There is a total of $23,000 for the annual festival and holiday decorations in Article 17 of the town ...

Wilton downtown plan ‘needed’

Cabinet News

WILTON – The downtown area needs a new plan for economic development, one that encompasses many of the proposals that came out of the Plan N.H. Design Charette in July. On Feb. 7, Jennifer Beck, chairman of the Economic Development Committee, will meet with the Planning Board to formally ...

Selectmen OK purchase of new ambulance

Cabinet News

WILTON – Selectmen have authorized Ambulance Service Chief Steve Desrosiers to begin the process of executing a lease-purchase of a 2017 ambulance. Beginning the process now, Desrosiers told selectmen on Jan. 2, will guarantee they can get the vehicle in question and take possession probably ...

Wilton has cold-weather problems

Cabinet News

WILTON – The extended spell of cold weather is causing problems at the town hall. “There are some issues,” Town Administrator Scott Butcher told the Board of Selectmen on Jan. 2. “There is no heat in the men’s and ladies’ rooms,” although a portable electric heater has been ...

Selects say no to recreation funding

Cabinet News

MILFORD – Money for bridge repair, public works vehicles and other basic town needs takes priority over recreation, selectmen told a member of the Keyes Expansion Committee recently. At the board’s Dec. 26 meeting, Paul Bartolomucci asked the board to reconsider its decision to remove an ...

Brrrrrr

Cabinet News

The sign at the professional building at the corner of Route 101A and Route 122 showed a below-zero reading Sunday morning around 8:30, and earlier in Lyndeborough, thermometers were recording even lower temps, down to 8 below zero. By the end of the week a major thaw is expected.

Wilton residents seeking more transparency with agendas

Cabinet News

WILTON – Deb Mortvedt said she was not accusing the selectmen of trying to hide anything, but said the order of items on the meeting agenda, and how they are listed, could give that appearance. She brought her concerns to the board on Jan. 8. She had raised the questions during the public ...

A look at the Lyndeborough Improvement Society

Cabinet News

In 1935, Miss Alice Kimball, a summer resident of South Lyndeborough, penciled a note in the front of the ledger containing the minutes of The Village Improvement Society from its founding in August 1910 to 1915. She wrote, “A group of us had talked of something of this kind one afternoon ...

Milford Board of Selectment say no to recreation funding

Cabinet News

MILFORD – Money for bridge repair, public works vehicles and other basic town needs takes priority over recreation, selectmen told a member of the Keyes Expansion Committee recently. At the board’s Dec. 26 meeting, Paul Bartolomucci asked the board to reconsider its decision to remove an ...

Fast News for Jan. 11, 2018

Cabinet News

Contract impasse MILFORD – The Milford School Board and the Milford Teacher’s Association were unable to come to terms during this year’s contract negotiations, according to a brief press release Tuesday from Superintendent Robert Marquis. “Despite many negotiation sessions, ...

Artillery shed roof on the warrent

Cabinet News

LYNDEBOROUGH – The Lafayette Artillery Company shed will get a new roof. The proposal will be a warrant article for the town meeting, but the costs, and just who will do the work, have not yet been determined. Company Captain Walter Holland and local contractor Walter Holt met with the ...

Milford Selectmen say no to Keno

Cabinet News

MILFORD – Keno will be on the town ballot this year, but not with the help of selectmen. On Dec. 15, people in six cities started playing the bingo-like electronic game after New Hampshire’s kindergarten-Keno bill was signed into law last summer. The New Hamshire Lottery Commission has ...

Wilton Water Commission budget questioned

Cabinet News

WILTON – Michael Bergeron is the longtime superintendent of the town’s water works. He is the commission’s only employee, has no back-up and it would be extremely difficult to replace him if he should leave. He does not have a contract. The commission’s proposed budget for 2018 ...

‘In the dark street shineth …’

Cabinet News

The Milford Oval was filled with carolers on Christmas Eve, some tucked under blankets to keep away the cold. Light of the World and other Christian churches put on the annual event that attracted many dozens of people.

Lafayette Artillery shed needs roof repair

Cabinet News

LYNDEBOROUGH – The roof of the Lafayette Artillery Co. shed, the former town barn in Lyndeborough Center, is leaking, and at least one side should be replaced next summer. Company Capt. Walter Holland has requested $1,000 for materials and said “volunteers would do the work.” To hire ...

Resident seeks variance for home brew business

Cabinet News

WILTON – Anyone can buy a kit and brew beer for family and friends, but if you want to sell it, you can’t make it in your kitchen. The state Liquor Commission says no, David Wirbal told the Zoning Board of Adjustment on Dec. 19. “They have to be able to visit my brewing at any time, ...

Laszlo Gardony Jazz Trio to perform Jan. 14

Cabinet News

The Amherst Town Library begins the 13th year of its popular Sundays at 4 Music Series on Jan. 14 with The Laszlo Gardony Jazz Trio performing “Cool as Nordic Ice, hot as the Mississippi sun: The melting pot of jazz” from 4-5 p.m. in the Main Reading Room of the Library. In this concert, ...

2018 Senior Citizen Activity Healthy Living Walking program set

Cabinet News

MILFORD – The Hampshire Dome and the NH WellPoint Foundation are delighted to co-sponsor a program to enable local citizens 70 years and up from eight surrounding communities to walk the cushioned track at the Dome for free this winter. Our Active, Healthy Living Program makes it possible for ...