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A look back at the ice storm of 2008

On the morning of Dec. 12, 2008, people over much of New England and upstate New York woke up to a changed world. Overnight, freezing rain fell on trees, twigs, branches and utility wires, and everything was encased in silvery ice. The ice-laden trees, branches and poles fell over roads, ...

The Power of Acceptance: Pain Vs. Suffering

The other night, as I was planning my talk for an upcoming mindfulness workshop, I stumbled across that Longfellow quote in a favorite book. When I read it, I was reminded of the power of acceptance and its important role in helping to create an ideal life. You see, most of the time, we’re ...

Milford United Methodist Church Chancel Choir Christmas Concert

Milford United Methodist Church will present “Come and See” its 2018 Christmas Concert directed by its new Music Director, Jennifer Erdody on Sunday, December 16. In addition to the Concert Choir, Bell Choir, MUMC Band, and Praise Band, MUMC alumni Emily Getchell-Lacey and Katrina Feraco ...

Nursing Student  Valerie  Pauer Named to International Honor Society

MANCHESTER, N.H. - A  Brookline resident is among select students from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., who has been inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing. In a ceremony this fall, Sigma Theta Tau inducted  Valerie  Pauer of Brookline among 22 ...

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Huge start on mat for HBHS

The Hollis Brookline High wrestlers got to business recently at the Milford Souhegan Invitational. Above, Owen MacMillan is on his way to an impressive win by fall in the 220-pound championship match. Below, Cavalier teammates Scott Anneser and Tyler St. Pierre tangle in the 170-pound title ...

Hollis Brookline winter teams are off and running

Three champs for Cavalier wrestling The Hollis Brookline wrestling team finished third at the recent Milford Souhegan Wrestling Invitational Tournament. The Cavaliers crowned three individual champions on the day, taking their spot in the 13-team tournament behind champion Coventry, ...

Souhegan shoots again for push to postseason

The second season of Robin Bowkett’s tenure as head football coach at Souhegan High commences this week. There is no talk of a sophomore slump or any kind of a step backwards. “Year Two of a culture and a system,” said Bowkett. “It has to make things a lot easier than in Year ...

Veteran Sabers anchor the offensive line

When you’ve invested as much time and energy to a specific craft, say in this case offensive line play, senior year takes on a whole new meaning. Souhegan’s Ries Grondstra and Vincent Bowman each have realized this could be it. The Sabers’ returning starting center and left tackle took ...

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Not just president of those who elected him

I will always remember George H.W. Bush. While caring for my brother, an ex-Marine veteran of Korea and Vietnam, who experienced a stroke that left him paralyzed on his right side and unable to speak or communicate, the VA in New York State, wanted to send him to a nursing home that required he ...

Vote to override SB 365 and SB 446

Thank you to Sen. Avard for his continued support for the override of the veto by Gov. Sununu of SB 365 and SB 446. The young people we encourage to stay in or move to New Hampshire and visitors are not attracted by the attractions that Nashua, Manchester and Concord offer. They are ...

Entrants sought for summer holiday card challenge

To the Editor: I’m baaaack! While I remain ever grateful to Hollis/Brookline response to last year’s Holiday Card Challenge, I’d like to up the ante and challenge our amazing community again. This year my goal is to collect 5,000 cards for each of the branches of our military; 25,000 in ...

SB 2 is not for Hollis and Brookline

Why do some want the SB 2 form of town meeting versus the traditional town meeting? The benefits of SB 2 are always touted as allowing more people to vote on the town warrant articles because voting is conducted on election day. This is definitely a benefit. But, what is it that people can vote ...

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Daniel C. Hatch

Daniel C. Hatch, 70, resident of Milford, NH, died on August 21, 2018 at Aynsley Place, Nashua, NH. He was born in Hanover, NH on November 24, 1947, a son of Earl and F. Eloise (Hall) Hatch. He graduated from Lebanon High School, Class of 1965 and Thomas College, Waterville, ME, where he met ...

John Kramarczyk

John Kramarczyk, husband of June Fallon Kramarczyk, peacefully passed away in his sleep on August 24, 2018 in his home in Nashua, New Hampshire following a lengthy series of illnesses. John was born on December 9, 1943 in New Haven, CT to John and Shirley Kramarczyk.  He was raised and ...

Patricia Alice (Flanagan) Ryherd

Patricia Alice (Flanagan) Ryherd passed away in Nashua NH on June 14, 2018 at age 85. She was recently surrounded by her family at a reunion with her children and their spouses, Cathleen & Robert Glynn, Eric & Cindy Ryherd, Michael & Debra Ryherd and her six grandchildren Kayleigh, ...

Deanna E. Brede

FORT MYERS, FL –Deanna E. Brede, 80, resident of Fort Myers, FL, died on March 16 2018 at Shell Point Hospice, Fort Myers, FL. She was born in Detroit, MI on May 2, 1937 a daughter of Laurence and Esther (Isaacsen) Dienst. She graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Luther Memorial School ...