Valley Life

LYNDEBOROUGH - Every old-time country school should have had a bell, but pictures show that in Lyndeborough, only Center School had one. A picture of the school taken in about 1900, with a teacher and 20 students, shows a little steep-pointed cupola on the roof. …

Thursday, January 19, 2017 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
Use of 'B-word' is a sure sign of lunkhead-level intelligence So there I am, driving along in my car, listen­ing to a sports talk radio show out of Boston, and …
Thursday, January 19, 2017
75 years ago, 1941 Magnesium bombs and poisonous gases were emphasized in local de­fense preparations, with elementary first aid the next project by defense committees. Several local companies sponsored a …
Friday, December 30, 2016
Too many whackos, amateur drinkers to go out celebrating Ah, it's almost New Year's Eve, and my addled mind turns to thoughts of ... Sonny Til and the Orioles and …
Friday, December 30, 2016
75 years ago, 1941 Milford's Civilian Defense Commit­tee scheduled the first of a series of defense meetings in which Warren Towne, of Hollis, a qualified air raid warden, described the …
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Saving the chestnut MILFORD - "Chestnuts roast­ing on an open fire ..." goes the old Christmas song, but most people living today have never enjoyed the sweet nuts from the …
Thursday, December 22, 2016 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
Terrorizing birds doesn't fit with the spirit of the season I'm sorry to say that I had to shoo away the gray cat twice, and I feel bad. I like …
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Everybody loves a good murder mystery, and the more intriguing elements there are, the better. A granite marker in one of Milford's oldest cem­eteries details how Carrie Cutter was murdered …
Thursday, December 22, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent  </
75 years ago, 1941 After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Milford's civilian defense program "burst into activity with preparations being made for any eventuality." The paper said the region was …
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Definition of confidential depends on political leanings OK, I'm not the bright­est bulb in the box of ... well, bulbs, one could say, but I do know this: There is …
Thursday, December 15, 2016
WILTON - Santa Claus was a little late and the wind was defi­nitely chilly, but the 100 or more people in the Main Street Park didn't seem to mind - …
Thursday, December 15, 2016
75 years ago, 1941 The state Department of Public Health was planning a diphtheria immunization clinic in the Red Cross rooms in Milford's Community House for children between 6 months …
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Dark knights of the forest HOLLIS - "In every dog is the soul of a wolf, " goes the dog food commercial, and dog owners pre­sumably warm to the message …
Thursday, December 8, 2016 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
Deep hatred for commercials, save for empowering Avon ad I hate television com­mercials. Hate. I'm assuming you do, too, but if you don't, well ... should I give you a …
Thursday, December 8, 2016
WILTON - The remark­able thing about Wilton is how resilient its people are. "Many towns have burned down," Michael Dell'Orto told those who filled the library rotunda on Sunday. "They're …
Thursday, December 8, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
75 years ago, 1941 Just what part Milford would play in the campaign for civilian defense would be known soon. Local defense chairman Harland H. Holt said he needed volunteers. …
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Learning language is difficult, but will be worth the work I've had to quit watch­ing Spanish television shows because I'm trying to learn Portuguese, and the languages have very little …
Thursday, December 1, 2016
MILFORD - The Milford Im­provement Team and the town of Milford invite area residents and visitors to Milford's annual Holi­day Craft Fairs and Events. The event will take place in …
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Understanding boundaries Anyone reading the history of our local towns will encounter "Old Dunstable," a large tract of land granted by the prov­ince of Massachusetts in 1673. It covered what …
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
75 years ago, 1941 When Robert D. Emmons, new man­ager at the Milford Grain and Coal Co., opened his office one morning, he discovered that the place had been entered …
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
A theatrical expression of Cruz's reaction to the election "Cruz on the Cusp: A play in one act" THE TIME: 4 a.m. THE DATE: Nov. 9, 2016. THE PLACE: The …
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
MILFORD - Farmers markets are wonderful, but a Milford man in­volved with the proposed Souhegan Valley Food Co-op is looking for some­thing more. "I love them, all those farmers," Michael …
Thursday, November 17, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
Ballot counting participation gave insight into the process Last week, I was a direct participant in Democracy. Oh, yes, of course I vot­ed; I'm not a total lunk­head. But there …
Thursday, November 17, 2016
AMHERST - In New Hampshire, a warm coat can mean the difference between life and death, especially for the home­less. Kate Lindsey, a 16-year-old Souhegan High School junior, has done …
Thursday, November 17, 2016 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
YNDEBOROUGH - The Lafayette Artillery Company held its usual Veterans Day ceremonies in Lyndeborough Cen­ter on Friday, Nov. 11, in spite of a cold wind and a passing shower that …
Thursday, November 17, 2016
75 years ago, 1941 Republican U.S. Sen. Styles Bridges, of New Hampshire, said during a talk at the Unitarian Church in Milford that strikes in defense industries had to stop. …
Thursday, November 10, 2016
And nothing good will come out of any of the negativity "You can only make peace after you learn to say you're sorry." - Carlotta Garcia as Paula Novoa Pazos …
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Forging an industry Glassmaking was one of the first industries started in this coun­try. Although England forbade such activity - it wanted to protect its own mar­kets - the colonists …
Thursday, November 10, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
MILFORD - New Hamp­shire's lakes are being invaded by a variety of exotic plants and animals, endangering the native species. To help locate and control them, the New Hampshire Rivers …
Thursday, November 10, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
The junior class of Milford High School was to present the play "Huck­leberry Finn" with Luke Bowen, de­scribed by the paper as "the popular Milford student from Pine Valley," as …
Thursday, November 3, 2016
WILTON - The holiday we celebrate as Hallow­een began as the Celtic ag­ricultural harvest festival Samhain. The meaning of the holiday changed over the years, beginning with the arrival of …
Thursday, November 3, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
MILFORD - In the mean streets of New York, gangs compete as one gang member falls in love with his rival's sister. The Puerto Rican Sharks and their deadly white …
Thursday, November 3, 2016 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
Who knows why they want to come in right after going out I never told you about Lenny's weird love affair with Gene "Jug" Ammons (who I heard on Radio …
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Protestant churches in Milford were to share in the proceeds from a turkey dinner served to a large, hungry group in the Congregational Church Par­ish House, and from the sale …
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Marking 50 years since my discharge from the Navy I've been thinking about this for nearly two months, and here it is: Sept. 14 was the 50th anniversary of my …
Thursday, October 27, 2016
WILTON - It took more than eight years to complete the park on Main Street, so a little mist didn't keep more than two dozen residents from celebrating on Friday, …
Thursday, October 27, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
Find us on Facebook