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Signs of wildlife abound in Bedford’s backyard – Part 2

In part one of our article, we looked at a few of our fine furry and feathered friends who coexist with us here in town (namely, birds, beavers, porcupines and turkeys). With your “wildlife radar” turned on and tuned in, you’ll see evidence of those critters (and a few more we’ll ...

60th annual NH Antiques Show this weekend

MANCHESTER – For six decades, the annual NH Antiques Show has upheld the tradition of bringing fine quality antiques to New England. The NH Antiques Dealers Association date for the 60th annual New Hampshire Antiques Show is through Aug. 12 at the Radisson Hotel Manchester. This years’ show ...

Follow the red lines

AMHERST – When Steve Hale came up from Louisiana to New Hampshire for graduate school in the early 1990s he had little interest in hiking. What did interest him was birds, and he did his Ph.D. thesis on the Bicknell’s thrush, a small bird that can be found in the high mountains of New ...

Vermont blanks NH Shrine team

Make it two in a row for Vermont. Fair Haven’s Dylan Ellis scored a pair of touchdowns and Vermont stifled New Hampshire for a 19-0 victory in the 64th Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl on Saturday evening at Spartan Stadium in Castleton, Vt. It’s the second straight victory in the series for the ...

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NH high school athletes safe? Survey says …

The sun was beating down on the Nashua High School North football practice field on Wednesday morning, and an assistant coach was right on top of things. “You guys have been working hard, really hard,” he said. “Drink plenty of water, lots of water.” One exit down the Everett Turnpike, ...

Sedlar defends Am title

GRANTHAM – There was never a doubt. Chelsea Sedlar fired a 2-over-par 71 to run away with her second straight New Hampshire Women’s Amateur golf championship on Wednesday at Eastman Golf Links. The 19-year-old Merrimack native cleared the field by 11 strokes and became the first golfer to ...

Football camp fast approaching

DURHAM – It won’t be long now. Members of the University of New Hampshire football report for preseason camp in 18 days. The 2017 season begins in dramatic fashion seven weeks from today with a “Thursday Night Throwdown” 7 p.m. game on Aug. 31 against archrival Maine to open UNH’s ...

Lavigne chosen to participate in all star games

Bedford High School’s Grant Lavigne and Souhegan High School’s Bryce Reagan continue to prove they’re two of the best baseball players New Hampshire has seen in recent years. Reagan and Lavigne, was named to the prestigious East Coast Pro Rangers and Area Code Yankees teams. The Souhegan ...

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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 ...

Fashion Showcase brings in funds for Community Center project

To the Editor: On May 24 the multi-generational efforts of a group of Bedford High School students and teachers, along with members of the Bedford Historical Society, organized and hosted an amazing show, Design Through the Decades, A Fashion Showcase to benefit the Stevens-Buswell Community ...

Color Blast 5K Fun Run/Walk raises more than $20K for local schools

To the Editor: The Bedford PTG would like to send a BIG THANK YOU to the nearly 870 people who came out on Sunday, June 4th to run, walk, twirl, skip, and dance through six color stations along the 5K course. Thank you to our sponsors, participants, volunteers, and the community for their ...

Free market regarding healthcare a prerequisite to domestic tranquility

To the Editor: My prior letter suggested that, regardless how much we spend on direct healthcare welfare, the general healthcare market should be free of arcane regulations, operating freely to avoid political hiding of the true costs. The respondent echoed the progressive view of many that ...

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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 ...