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Share-ing the holiday spirit

MILFORD – Christmas starts in July for Mariette Facques when she visits craft shops in the Lake Winnipesaukee area, takes the crafters’ business cards and hopes they aren’t booked for the first Saturday in December. Facques was one of the founders of Share, the local safety net for ...

UNH’s Knight, Kennedy honored

BOSTON – Amherst’s Trevor Knight and Jake Kennedy, of the University of New Hampshire, were among four Wildcats named to the 2017 All-New England Division I Football Team on Tuesday. The others were Neil O’Connell of Leominster, Mass., and Portsmouth’s Rick Holt. The four helped ...

Bedford High School announces first quarter honor roll

Bedford High School has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 9: Scott Anderson, Emet Baker, Marina Braga, Hannah Burdick, Laura Callahan, McKenna Casey, Brycen Catania, Victoria Chartier, Carley Citron, Thomas Claussen, Daniel Cronin, ...

Soul of a town

AMHERST – Milk and bread. Beer and kitty litter. General stores are convenient when you need something, but they also give people who live in small towns much more: a community gathering spot. Sure, churches, barber shops and cafes can fill that role, but the right kind of store probably ...

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Bedford’s Wittenberg honored at WPI

WORCESTER – Bedford’s Ryan Wittenberg was one of seven fall WPI student-athletes to earn a spot on their respective sports All-Sportsmanship team. WPI seniors Pavolas Christidis, Aaron Hartford, Kat Hurlock, Abby King and Lizzie Rooney were named to NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship teams. Junior ...

Bedford wins golf title

PORTSMOUTH - A little wind couldn’t bother the Bedford High School golf team. No, the Bulldogs, even though they hadn’t even practiced at neutral site Portsmouth Country Club, rode a one-over par 73 from sophomore C.J. LaDue to take their fourth straight Division I team title on ...

The story of pie

AMHERST – Pies in nearly every variety – apple, blueberry, cherry, pumpkin, pecan, strawberry-rhubarb, custard, peach, cherry and cranberry – were sliced up and served to an audience at the Amherst Town Library, whose appetites had been whetted by the evening program. But none of them ...

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 ...

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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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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 ...

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. ...