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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 the America we know today. In Amherst, of course, it is a day for the …

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
Milford is often a fun place but this weekend, it will be even more fun as the Milford Improvement Team presents its Taste of Milford on Friday and then a …
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Remember this bumper sticker? “It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to …
Thursday, May 28, 2015
There is still time to prepare for the inevitable. Neither fire nor flood, we trust, but the inevitable citation that many of us will earn from our local police because …
Thursday, May 21, 2015
“The research is clear: Tanning devices cause cancer.” That was a comment from Mike Rollo, New Hampshire director of government relations for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network after …
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Whenever presidential candidates come to New Hampshire, the all go to the same places. They go to Joey’s Diner, they go to the Red Arrow Diner, they go to various …
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Where can you see a closet door that exhibits six holes drilled by thieves who robbed a Milford bank? Robbed a Milford bank, you might ask, but when? Why didn’t …
Thursday, May 7, 2015
There is no doubt that in far too many cases, police officers across the country have been brutal, especially against members of minority communities. It is easy to understand why, …
Thursday, May 7, 2015
For the week of April 30-May 7 116 years ago, 1899 While J.C. Ordway was excavating in the yard of Mrs. Batchelder in Milford, he found frost only about 12 …
Thursday, April 30, 2015
We live in a strange, strange world. Witness, if you will, this from state Trooper Jeffrey Dade who was involved in the investigation of four bombs found in a driveway …
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Officials at Milford High School did an excellent job dealing with what might have been a threat to harm students and teachers. They reacted to a list allegedly concocted by …
Thursday, April 30, 2015
We weren’t really worried about the potential for problems at Milford’s annual Pumpkin Festival. We are not Keene, we’re happy to say, and there have never been any problems in …
Thursday, April 23, 2015
If you read this week’s story on the rings designed by and for members of the Milford High School girls basketball team, you would have learned that the engineering class …
Thursday, April 23, 2015
We have two thoughts about Amherst’s decision to ask the pipeline company Kinder Morgan to find an alternative to its proposed route through that town: 1. Why not ask? Nothing …
Thursday, April 23, 2015
116 years ago, 1899 Three of Mont Vernon’s schools were in session. Miss Alice Adams of Boscawen was teaching at the Centre School; Miss Amy V. Hutchinson at the South …
Thursday, April 16, 2015
While researching our story on the Souhegan Nursing Association’s decision to move out of Milford, our reporter came across some fascinating information in “The Granite Town,” a history of Milford, …
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Once upon a time, a young boy (supposedly) walked up to Shoeless Joe Jackson who had been banned from baseball because of his role in the Black Sox scandal and …
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Well, you certainly have to hand it to the Amherst Conservation Commission: Its members sure did not take into consideration the current climate of anti-natural gas pipeline fervor that dominates …
Thursday, April 9, 2015
April is National Poetry Month, and we all love poetry a big, whole bunth. We read it at breakfast, we read it at lunth, if you say you don’t like …
Thursday, April 9, 2015
116 years ago, 1899 Cyrus Weekes, of Boston, was to give a condensed reading of Gen. Lew Wallace’s novel, “Ben Hur,” and illustrate it with 100 steroptican views. A previous …
Thursday, April 2, 2015
The Amherst Board of Selectmen has taken a strong stance against a proposal by Kinder Morgan to run a natural gas pipeline through their town and for that we applaud …
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Why don’t we catch up with Courtney Banghart, who you might remember from her days as a do-everything athlete at Souhegan High School. Well, when last we saw her in …
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
It is endemic, this deification of sports. Nationally and locally, we love our sports teams. Especially, of course, when they win. Oh, when they win we put ‘em on the …
Thursday, March 26, 2015
So, for another year, town meetings and ballot voting days are over and our local officials are left to deal with the decisions of the voters. In Milford, that means …
Thursday, March 26, 2015
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