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Lunch rules criticized by Milford School Board

Cabinet News

MILFORD – Two School Board members railed against the federal government’s school lunch program last week after taking action to deal with a deficit in the Milford program. “This is the annual bailout of the failed Washington, D.C., program,” Len Mannino said, “and we’re stuck with ...

Funds for new Milford courthouse available in state budget

Cabinet News

MILFORD – There is good news for Milford in the state budget legislators passed last week. The capital portion of the spending plan includes at least $4.5 million to fully fund building a new Milford courthouse. Beginning in 2009 when a statewide court consolidation plan had Milford district ...

Wilton marks arrival of summer with festival

Cabinet News

WILTON – Summerfest, the annual conversion of Main Street into a street fair, drew hundreds of visitors to Wilton on Saturday, June 24. They listened to music and browsed among dozens of booths offering everything from handmade jewelry and wooden boxes to plants, herbal facials and activities ...

Wilton provides safe place for meetings

Cabinet News

WILTON – People who do business over the internet and who meet people they don’t know in order to transact sales, such as using Craig’s List, now have a safe and secure place to do so. A sign in front of the police station marks a spot that is well lighted and under constant video ...

Man charged in Milford burglary

Cabinet News

MILFORD – Police say a former local man now living in Warner was arraigned last week on a burglary charge. Milford police said Maurice Tweedie, 47, of 65 Hartshorn Lane, Warner, was arraigned and held on $10,000 cash bail in connection with an April 14 residential burglary on Ponemah Hill ...

Superintendent: Absences within district policy

Cabinet News

MILFORD – Teachers are absent from school at a rate in line with the district’s policies and staff contracts, schools Superintendent Robert Marquis told the School Board last week. The board had asked administrators to look into the number of sick days and other days off after they reviewed ...

Friends create summer jobs with lemonade stand

Cabinet News

AMHERST – What do you do when you’re 12 years old, want to make some money but are too young for a paying job? You start your own business, of course. So friends Willem Aiston and Michael Merryfield built a stand from leftover lumber, set it up at the corner of Kendall Hill and Remington ...

Club to raise funds for Brick School window restoration

Cabinet News

AMHERST – The Amherst Village Questers have chosen the ongoing restoration of Brick School as their project this year. The club will raise funds for the restoration of a window in the center of the foyer, which is visible from the exterior. Fundraising will begin with the sale of packs of ...

Improvements add to popularity of Amherst beach

Cabinet News

AMHERST – Build it and they will come. Or make it better and they will come. Over the last few years, the Recreation Department has made significant improvements to the town beach on Baboosic Lake. In his quarterly department report to selectmen recently, Recreation Director Craig Fraley said ...

State threatens to fine, disband Mustangs over annual reports

Cabinet News

MILFORD – The president of the Milford Mustangs says he hopes to get the organization’s paperwork problems solved soon so the club can start registering children for the fall season. The football and cheerleading club stopped taking new registrations because the New Hampshire Attorney ...

Food Truck Festival to be held in Amherst

Cabinet News

AMHERST – Food trucks are a phenomenon in cities around the country, with a huge variety of gourmet and ethnic dishes offered at these mobile restaurants. But they’ve been slow to reach this area. Amherst has the Grazing Gourmet on Route 101A, and there are a couple of trucks in Nashua, ...

Milford High Class of 2017 learned many life lessons

Cabinet News

MILFORD – The Milford High School Class of 2017 learned vital life lessons the hard way – through the pain of loss. When they were in third grade, classmate Jaiden Tlapa died in an accident, and then this spring, beloved senior Kolby Kelley died of a sudden illness. Speakers during ...

Fire destroys 150-year-old Lyndeborough home

Cabinet News

LYNDEBOROUGH – Flames gutted a 150-year-old home on Forest Road near the center of town on Sunday morning, June 18, forcing its occupants to flee with their pets but resulting in no injuries. The owner, former Lyndeborough Selectman Lorraine Strube, said at the scene that the fire started in ...

Variances requested for new plan for Wilton church

Cabinet News

WILTON – If all goes as planned, the former Sacred Heart Church on Maple Street will become five apartments, an adult educational center and a store/gallery. On Tuesday, June 13, John Sprague and Christina Rubio-Sprague, of Willreign Properties, presented a plan for the two buildings on the ...

Committee considering future image of Wilton

Cabinet News

WILTON – The Economic Development Committee has been trying to find solutions for the last year to several problems confronting the town. The group has been addressing several questions: • What image does the town want to project? • What groups of people does it want to ...

E. coli levels generally good on local rivers

Cabinet News

Water quality testing on the Souhegan and Merrimack rivers began last week for the 21st year by volunteers with the Souhegan Watershed Association and Lower Merrimack River Local Advisory Committee. Thirty volunteers will monitor their sites every two weeks during summer. Watson Park in ...

Merrimack Historical Society to sell Civil War-related items

Cabinet News

MERRIMACK – On any weekend this summer, there is probably an American Civil War reenactment going on somewhere in the U.S., and even in Canada. Volunteers for the Merrimack Historical Society hope some of those reenactors will be interested in what they have for sale. Last year, Steve Closs, ...

Presentation highlights architecture

Cabinet News

WILTON – Queen Victoria ruled the British Empire from 1837-1901, a period now referred to as the Victorian Era, although that term is used loosely and includes the periods before and after her reign. The style of house with steep gables and towers, turrets, balconies, porches and detailed ...

Committee considering future image of Wilton

Cabinet News

WILTON – The Economic Development Committee has been trying to find solutions for the last year to several problems confronting the town. The group has been addressing several questions: • What image does the town want to project? • What groups of people does it want to ...

Milford hikes substitute pay

Cabinet News

The pay for substitute teachers will go up by $10 a day, to $75, the School Board decided Monday, June 19. The pay hike, the first in decades, also includes an increase of $20 a day for long-term substitutes. Beginning on the 51st day a person works as a substitute, the rate will be increased ...