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All creatures great & small

SHERBORN, Mass. – Once “Dudley” roamed a New Hampshire pasture alone. Now, the Scottish Highlands bull with the big soulful eyes is surrounded by company, including two sweet young cows in an adjacent stall. Dudley was purchased from a Milford farm earlier this year by David Wirbal, of ...

Manchester Choral Society welcomes new singers

Manchester – This fall marks the Manchester Choral Society’s 58th season. We look forward to another successful season beginning with our Holiday Pops concerts in December at St. Joe’s Cathedral in Manchester, and at a new venue, LaBelle Winery in Amherst. Spring 2019 will feature works ...

Bedford Cub Scouts Pack 511 to host open house Sept. 6

Bedford’s Cub Scout Pack 511, sponsored by St. Elizabeth Seton Parish, is hot off the trail this summer, with Cubs attending resident camp at Camp Carpenter. They also did an indoor rock climbing night and will be hosting an Introduction to Cub Scouting Open House at 6:30 p.m, Thursday, Sept. ...

Music school announces new director for jazz ensemble

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Community Music School announces Mark Taddonio as the director of the New Hampshire Youth Jazz Ensemble. Taddonio is a New Hampshire native, having grown up in Greater Manchester. He is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, where he earned his Bachelor ...

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Barracudas successfully defend title

The Bedford Swim Club Barracudas captured the Division I championship at the recent Granite State Swim Association Championship Meet in Manchester. The defense of their state title capped off a successful summer season for the Barracudas with several individual and team records broken over ...

Bedford righty Harrington carries Merrimack Legion on playoff bid

By HECTOR LONGO Staff Writer MERRIMACK – The Merrimack American Legion team dropped a tough doubleheader Wednesday, but remains right in the thick of the playoff chase. Bedford’s Pat Harrington is a major reason why. The Assumption-bound righty has been impeccable on the hill this ...

BHS stars key Granite State sweep

HANOVER – New Hampshire enjoyed a two-game sweep Saturday in the Byrne Cup Twin State All-Star lacrosse games held at Hanover High School. Bedford High grads had plenty to do with the Granite State success. In the boys game, it was New Hampshire dominating by a 19-7 count. Jack Cusack ...

It’s official! Bedford’s Lavigne begins pro baseball career

Grant Lavigne will spend his immediate future immersed in baseball and geography. The recent Bedford High School graduate, a two-time Gatorade New Hampshire Baseball Player of the Year, signed his first professional contract and is now a member of the Colorado Rockies organization. The deal ...

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Bi-Partisan approach: When only the best will do

Greetings from Colorado. Seven states in 80 years, but New Hampshire is still the state I love most. While serving six years on the Bedford Town Council and as chairman for one year, I worked with public officials across the state, including Sens. Hassan, Shaheen, Ayotte and many others. I ...

Chris Pappas is the best choice for U.S. Congress, ‘a true statesman’

We urge every Democrat, Independent and even Republicans, to vote for Chris Pappas in the upcoming Democratic primary. Chris is a true statesman with a devotion to public service, something we find too little of in Washington these days. Chris is very bright. He listens. He understands all ...

Compromise, understanding needed to achieve country’s goals

Perhaps, we have all forgotten the lessons of the past. Our country and our state were founded by people determined to put in place a government of checks and balances, so that we could avoid an autocratic, undemocratic society. At the same time, frightened by the effective anarchy of the ...

Selectmen, take note

The need for a new library has been discussed off and on for over thirty years. Over two decades ago a plan was developed to preserve the existing Arts and Crafts library as a stunning reading room in a new structure adjacent to Carlton Pond. The rationale was the room was too good to lose and ...

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Eugene J. Carlin

Eugene J. Carlin, 91, of Bedford, NH passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018. He was born on December 20, 1926 in Brooklyn, NY, to Eugene J. Carlin Sr. and Mabel O’Brien. He attended the St. Vincent Ferrer Elementary School, Brooklyn Technical High School and the Polytechnic Institute of ...

Deborah L. (Burns) Fenton

Deborah L. (Burns) Fenton 64, of Bedford, NH died Wednesday, October 4, 2017 in Burlington, MA after a period of failing health attributed to her years of battling Crohn’s Disease. Debbie and her twin brother, David, were born prematurely at Wheelus AFB, Tripoli, Libya on July 2, 1953. ...

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 ...