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St. Mary’s Bank awarded prestigious LEED Gold Certification

MANCHESTER – St. Mary’s Bank announces that its McGregor Street headquarters has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification (LEED). This rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, is the foremost program for buildings, homes and ...

EmbroidMe named Small Business of the Year

NASHUA AND BEDFORD – EmbroidMe/Fully Promoted of Nashua and Bedford was recently recognized by the Merrimack Chamber of Commerce, receiving the organization’s 2017 Business Excellence Award for Small Business of the Year. This special recognition by the chamber holds a special prestige ...

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U.S. Department of Education honors Riddle Brook School WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today announced that two First District schools, Riddle Brook School in Bedford and Belmont Middle School, have earned recognition by the U.S. Department of Education as National Blue ...

Where the Wild Things Are

AMHERST – “My Dad’s head would explode,” at the idea of leaving fall leaves on the ground or letting daffodils and other weeds run rampant on his lawn, Alicia Geilen told her audience at Parkhurst Place recently. But if you want to attract interesting critters to your backyard, skipping ...

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Speaker has been sparking Bedford High soccer team

BEDFORD – In baseball, they call it being, “in the zone.” In hoops, you’re just “feelin’ it.” On the soccer pitch? “It’s just confidence,” said Bedford High midfielder Charley Speaker, who has to hit this weekend as the hottest soccer scorer in the entire Granite ...

Week 4: Bedford Bulldogs football

FLAG BLUE The Bedford Blue knocked off the Blue Storm. Luke Maye and Ryder Proulx set the tone early with a couple nasty defensive plays. That set up big runs for Brian Gaudreau and Mason Garrett for the first Bedford TD of the day. Proulx added a long TD run after strong runs by Maye and Sam ...

Bedford flag teams dominate Jamboree

It was another busy football weekend for the youngsters from Bedford. Here’s a look at how all the gridiron action went down: FLAG YELLOW The Bedford Bulldogs Yellow squad was back in action for three short games Saturday at Don Ball Park in Derry for the annual football jamboree. Cooper ...

Bulldog golfers tuned up for tourney

BEDFORD – Coach Dan Colburn looks down his Bedford High golf roster and sees just one senior. That doesn’t mean these Bulldogs don’t know what time it is. “There’s heat on us, for sure,” said sophomore C.J. LaDue, the Bedford No. 1. The Bulldogs are the three-time defending State ...

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AARP Foundation tax aide program ‘rewarding’

To the Editor: I would like to introduce a volunteer opportunity that I have found to be very rewarding. It is the AARP Foundation Tax- Aide program, and it offers free tax-filing help with special focus on low income and elderly taxpayers. You don’t have to be a tax expert to join; free ...

Our response to climate uncertainty is a bet on the odds

To the Editor: A previous writer contended that if there is even a 1 percent chance climate change is due to manmade activities, that we should treat it as a certainty (inferring massive political response). Should we ever, personally or politically, buy into the 1 percent doctrine, regardless ...

Thank you from Friends of Aine

To the Editor: Friends of Aine is pleased to thank the community for the tremendous outpouring of support of the fifth annual Friends of Aine Kids Try-athlon, which took place on Sunday, Aug. 13 in Bedford. The Friends of Aine Kids Try-athlon encompasses the 3 things Aine loved to do all ...

Gov. Chris Sununu, please join the Climate Change Alliance

To the Editor: Governor Sununu deserves a nod for expressing his concern for New Hampshire’s environment (The Exchange, July 10.) His support for NH hydro and geothermal energy sources would reduce our carbon dioxide emissions. However, he should reconsider his position to not join the ...

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Cindy Lynn (Teschner) Loefstedt

Cindy Lynn (Teschner) Loefstedt, 55, of Bedford, died July 31, 2017, at her residence, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer, surrounded by her loving family. All who saw her were inspired and humbled by the strength and the abiding sense of peace she demonstrated throughout her ...

Theresa Mary (Tremblay) Cadden

Theresa Mary (Tremblay) Cadden, 86, formerly of North Chelmsford died on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 surrounded by her loving family at Harbor Point at Centerville in Centerville, MA. She was married to the late Paul F. Cadden, who died on Oct. 12, 2011. Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the ...

Barbara Skerry Tufts

Barbara Skerry Tufts of Bedford joined her beloved late husband, Col. Harry Nathaniel Tufts (Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army), on January 22, 2017, after a short period of final declining health. She was born on October 12, 1920, at Ft. Sam Houston at San Antonia, Texas, where her parents, Col. ...

Donald Robert Ross

Donald Robert Ross, 71, of Circleville, Ohio and Bedford, NH passed away on May 5th at his Ohio home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 10, 1945 in Waterville, Maine and attended high school in Westminster, MA. After graduating in 1963, He enlisted in the United States Air ...