Valley Life

Next talk set for Nov. 10 By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer Just after Christmas in 2013, Eric Schleberg witnessed a sad local harbinger of the opioid crisis: a young man dead of a heroin overdose. Until then, emergency workers would see about six overdoses a …

Thursday, February 4, 2016
One of the nice things, perhaps the only nice thing, about no longer betting on football games is that I can actually root for a team and not root for …
Thursday, February 4, 2016
> WILTON - The Com­munity Hospice House in Merrimack has eight new, bright-colored, hand-pieced quilts thanks to 33 students in two eighth-grade classes from the middle school. "It started as …
Thursday, January 28, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
MILFORD - The Boston School, artists also known as the American Impressionists, flourished from about 1900-40 in the Boston area. They were heavily influenced by French Impressionists Millet, Monet and …
Thursday, January 28, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
Chuck Jackson, Woody Allen delivered memorable lines Somewhere around 40 years ago, I talked to Chuck Jackson on the phone. This might not be a big thing to you, but …
Thursday, January 28, 2016 | By Michael Cleveland
Metal detection appealing to history buffs Four years ago, Michael War­ren's young son came home to tell him about a cel­lar hole not far from their Mont Vernon house. Intrigued, …
Thursday, January 21, 2016 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
Amherst School Board makes full-day program a priority  AMHERST - School of­ficials are standing firm on establishing full-day kindergarten, saying the program might take pre­cedence over existing programs if the …
Thursday, January 21, 2016 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
WILTON - When Diana Zoltko was expecting her fourth child and knew it would be her last, she felt she needed she needed to do something. "I needed some kind …
Thursday, January 21, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
LYNDEBOROUGH - You never know what you'll find when you start digging, but in Lyndebor­ough, it probably will be glass. The Lyndeborough Glass Factory operated near the present South Lyndeborough …
Thursday, January 21, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
> Hear the history of Wilton's Abbott family WILTON - Edward J. Abbott came to Wilton in 1909 at age 25 to take over the operation of the Hillsborough Mills. …
Thursday, January 21, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
> I recently sent an email to Farah Stockman, a columnist for the Boston Globe, whose work I ad­mire greatly. But she started a col­umn this way: "Back in the …
Thursday, January 21, 2016
  Locally produced veggies, cheeses, meats, poultry, honey, handcrafts and more are the stars of the show at winter farmers markets in the area. Milford, Merrimack and Bedford offer winter …
Thursday, January 14, 2016 | By LORETTA JACKSON Correspondent
  MILFORD - Selectmen decided last week to put plans for a new public li­brary on the March town warrant, but also voted not to support it. The board, which …
Thursday, January 7, 2016 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
Oh. Well. It's Dec. 31, thus almost a new year, almost 2016. As my daughter says, "Meh." I no longer put great store in the changing of the year, although …
Thursday, December 31, 2015 | By Michael Cleveland
At dusk people started coming to the Bragdon home on Saturday evening, children with their eyes wide open, grown-ups with smiles that grew bigger as they look around. The guests …
Thursday, December 24, 2015 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
Glass is something we all take for granted, and it was one of the first products manufactured by the earliest colonists. There is evidence that it was made in Jamestown, …
Thursday, December 24, 2015 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
During the night of Dec. 6, 1859, the meetinghouse in Wilton Center mysteriously burned down. Arson was suspected, but no one was ever charged. Earlier that evening, there was a …
Thursday, December 17, 2015 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
I still shop in real stores at Christmas. Oh, I'll cop out and admit that I do a lot of shopping online, but mostly that's for things I'm positive I …
Thursday, December 17, 2015 | By Michael Cleveland
LYNDEBOROUGH - Two volunteers from the Wilton Lions Club visited the Early Learning Center on Thursday, Dec. 10, to provide free vision screening for all of the students in the …
Thursday, December 17, 2015 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
MILFORD - In 2009, Robert Goodby was the archaeological consultant for the new Keene Middle School project, charged with looking for anything that might make the site eligible for the …
Friday, December 11, 2015 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
OK, more than a week has gone by, sort of, so I can tell you this without you getting too angry: The Patriots lost to Denver because of my wife. …
Friday, December 11, 2015 | By Michael Cleveland
WILTON - Caring for the poor, the old and the helpless has al­ways been a problem for civilized societies. There have always been the ill, the orphans, the disabled and …
Thursday, November 19, 2015 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
WILTON - A new en­deavor is coming to Wil­ton. Local Share: Communi­ty Supported Gathering & Goods will have its grand opening from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 19-21. The event …
Thursday, November 19, 2015
When I was a kid, my mother was a stickler for the proper pronunciation of the word "quarter." Woe betide ("Caine Mu­tiny" reference) the kid (me) who said ... you …
Thursday, November 19, 2015
BEDFORD - Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater in Bedford will perform its 15th season of "The Nutcracker" from Nov. 27-29 at the Palace Theatre in Manchester. The performance, with a …
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Recently when I was subbing at Heron Pond Elementary School in Mil­ford, I had a fifth-grade class that had 30 minutes to play dodgeball. Ah, not the way we once …
Thursday, November 19, 2015
For about 60 years, the hand-painted backdrop for the Town Hall stage lay rolled up and tucked away up­stairs. On Wednesday, Nov. 4, it was put back in place on …
Thursday, November 19, 2015 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspon
>Editor's note: At the time of this column's writing, the World Series had not yet ended. On Nov. 1, the Kan­sas City Royals beat the New York Mets, 4 games …
Thursday, November 5, 2015
LYNDEBOROUGH - A new bridge in North Lyndeborough crosses the south branch of the Pis­cataquog River and connects a sys­tem of trails in Lyndeborough with a similar network in New …
Thursday, November 5, 2015 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
Barnes and Noble an­nounced the release of an education book by Bed­ford author Dr. Niki Kara­vasilis, "Shattered Lives." Meet the author from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the …
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Brown, assisted by Kent Perry, continued the fun­draising efforts through 2013 and 2014. The work was done whenever the volunteers had the time and the money. "We shouldn't have to …
Thursday, October 15, 2015 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
WILTON - Les Tallarico, whose family ties in Wil­ton go back to the town's pre-Revolution first farm­ers and first settled minis­ter, has honored those ties by donating a conserva­tion easement …
Thursday, October 15, 2015
My wife and I are great fans of actress Viola Davis, primarily because of her work in the Tom Sellick "Jesse Stone" TV movies. She was excellent - low key …
Thursday, October 15, 2015
LYNDEBOROUGH - For the last 34 years, Don and Kathy Guertin have owned and operated The Village Store, making sure it was open every day of the week - even …
Thursday, October 8, 2015 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
The cat snores. It isn't purring, it isn't dreaming, it's snoring. It's annoying. And prodding her does no good. She wakes up, goes right back to sleep, and snores. I've …
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Three store fronts have closed recently on Main Street, but now there is a new one. Wilton Attic Finds opened in the former Harwood's Market on Thursday, Oct. 1, offering …
Thursday, October 8, 2015 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
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