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Souhegan High School football coach Mike Lochman said something interest­ing to our Joe Marchilena during a recent interview: "Our theme through the whole offseason has been that potential means nothing." It's an excellent point. When it comes to sports, especially at the college and professional …

Thursday, September 3, 2015
109 years ago, 1906 Most of the summer hotels in the Milford area were set to close around Sept. 15. But the Girls' Friendly Home on Federal Hill in Milford …
Thursday, September 3, 2015
It takes faith and determination to open a new business. Sure, the consensus is that the economy is doing well, but still ... The latest to jump into the new business frying pan is …
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Paul Mulshine, writing in the Star Ledger of Newark, N.J., had this to say about Donald Trump's call to end birthright citizenship (you know, any baby born in this country, …
Thursday, August 27, 2015
We don't understand it. So far, only a couple of presidential hopefuls have committed to attending the Milford Labor Day parade. And Donald Trump, the current front-runner for the Republican …
Thursday, August 27, 2015
109 years ago, 1909 The Lincoln Republican Club of Milford scheduled a public meeting at which Col. Winston Churchill, a candi­date for governor of New Hampshire, would speak. The Laurel …
Thursday, August 13, 2015
OK, we're not going to go into all the details of how the state's Community De­velopment Finance Authority's invest­ment tax credit plan works because the details aren't important: This is, …
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Well, here's a shock: People in this region do not want a nat­ural gas pipeline running through their towns. We don't blame them. We wouldn't want one, either. These folks …
Thursday, August 13, 2015
109 years ago, 1906 A.W. Bragg, of Mont Vernon, was ill with bronchitis, laryngitis and heart trouble. At first it was thought to be whooping cough, of which there had …
Thursday, August 6, 2015
We have many good corporate citizens in this area and the latest one to raise the "We're Here to Help" flag is the Edward Jones branch office in Milford. The …
Thursday, August 6, 2015
We continue to be surprised at the eat­ing habits of Americans who, by now, should know better, but we are not sur­prised, and probably will continue to be not surprised, …
Thursday, August 6, 2015
109 years ago, 1906 Grocers' clerks came to Milford from Nashua to play baseball against a team from the Grand Hotel in Mont Vernon, but the Grand team failed to …
Friday, July 31, 2015
Sorry, we love Donald Trump. Oh, we're not going to suggest that any­one actually vote for him in our first in the nation primary, but we love the fact that …
Friday, July 31, 2015
Well, we've been skeptics and it seems we were wrong. We thought that hope for developing the Brox property was going to stand along­side hope for dredging Osgood Pond. But …
Friday, July 31, 2015
109 years ago, 1906 Our Mont Vernon correspondent wrote that one of the most difficult things to procure in the town was a suf­ficient supply of good milk and cream …
Thursday, July 23, 2015
We, too, love our women's soccer team, the champions of the soccer world, and we're thrilled that they are being feted all across this temporarily soccerenthused nation, including a tickertape …
Thursday, July 23, 2015
There is something pathetic about the inability of the United States govern­ment, particularly its State Department, to get the government of Saudi Arabia to honestly investigate the apparent murder of …
Thursday, July 23, 2015
109 years ago, 1906 Mrs. Walter Woods of Mont Vernon got up on a chair to wind her clock and fell and dislocated her hip. For a wom­an past 80, …
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Editorials Someone needs to take aside Hillary Clinton, her campaign advisers, or both, and ask them these two questions: 1. Have you never before run a political campaign? 2. Have you …
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
To the Editor: Thank you everyone for a hugely successful water chestnut pull effort on the Pepperell Pond impoundment of the Nashua River. Forty-five people helped to pull or offload …
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
The headline on the MSN home page was: "Mississippi digs in against same sex marriage ruling." Well, of course it does. Some people in Mississippi are still dug in against …
Thursday, July 9, 2015
All right, dear readers, you've had more than a week to get used to the new law about the use of hand-held devices, i.e., phones, in your car so if …
Thursday, July 9, 2015
This photo of Milford selectmen and the Jaycees was taken at 7:40 p.m. on Jan. 13, 1969, by Officer Beaudoin. …
Thursday, July 9, 2015
99 years ago, 1906 The Grand Hotel in Mont Vernon had many more guests than the pre­vious year and its first hop was well-attended. Thieves entered the cellar of the …
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Ah, the Fourth of July. Independence Day. A day to be with friends and family, to fly the flag, to remember the sacrifices of the people who helped to shape …
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Milford’s swiming pool from the 1930s to 1965 was Great Brook, off South Street, above, an area sometimes called “the mud hole.” By the 1960s, the swimming area was getting …
Thursday, July 2, 2015
109 years ago, 1906 It was, said the paper, the universal verdict that Milford never had a qui­eter Fourth of July than in 1906. It was accounted for in part …
Thursday, July 2, 2015
In the last several years, towns have been taking hard looks at how their most essential services are housed. Milford is a good example: After years of discussion and several …
Thursday, June 25, 2015
116 years ago, 1899 As Fred Buckley was driving one of the Stevens bakery wagons from East Milford to the village, the connection between the front part and the body …
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Well, then, can we say that’s that? Given the report from the Milford Pipeline Task Force that essentially says little benefit would be derived from the natural gas pipeline proposed …
Thursday, June 18, 2015
116 years ago, 1899 There were to be improvements made to the old Brick School in Milford, including the establishment of water closets in the rear part of the second …
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Summer is nearly upon us, despite the fact that we haven’t had too many hot days yet. They’re coming, never fear. Also coming, though, is what AAA calls the “100 …
Thursday, June 11, 2015
While we are by no stretch of the imagination fans of American Idol, we are fans of folks who do really nice things for others which makes us fans of …
Thursday, June 11, 2015
You know what’s fun? The annual dinner of the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce, which is tonight at LaBelle Winery. Now if you are not a member of the chamber …
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Oh, joy. Another drug store company is thinking about opening a store in Milford. Let’s see, we already have three Rite Aid stores and a Walgreens but, what the heck, …
Thursday, June 4, 2015
For the week of June 4-11 116 years ago, 1899 There was speculation in the area about whether the Boston & Maine Railroad would build a Manchester to Milford line. …
Thursday, June 4, 2015
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