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Honoring Veterans

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Milford Boy Scout Troop 4 marches down Union Street on the way to the Oval during the town’s annual Veterans Day parade and ceremonies Nov. 11.

Board divided on full-day kindergarten

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MILFORD – As work begins on a school district budget for next year, Superintendent Robert Marquis is urging the school board to make full-day kindergarten a priority. “My strong recommendation is publicly funded kindergarten for all, “ he said during the Nov. 6 board meeting, because ...

Milford DMV is moving into old cop shop

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MILFORD – The state Department of Motor Vehicles is scheduled to move early next year into a renovated Elm Street building that had once been the town police station. Last week the state signed a two-year lease with the building’s new owner, Jeff Odhner, whose business, Odhner ...

Wilton police chief to retire at end of month

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WILTON – Police Chief Brent Hautanen has decided it is time to retire. He has served Wilton since October 2003, and has spent a total of 26 years in law enforcement. He replaced Chief Robert Maguire. who had resigned. He will leave at the end of the month. “It was one of the hardest ...

Friend or foe?

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MILFORD – School board members last week defended state Sen. Gary Daniels against charges that a bill he supports will harm the Milford schools. During a discussion about full-day kindergarten at the Nov. 6 meeting, board member Jenn Siegrist said Senate Bill 193, supported by Daniels, ...

Lyndeborough hosts Veterans Day ceremony

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LYNDEBOROUGH – The Lafayette Artillery Company hosted appropriate ceremonies at the Town hall on Nov 11. Captain Walter Holland and member Lorraine Strube officiated. Taps was played by bugler Christian Hettinger. The company’s 1844 brass cannon was fired by several veterans in ...

Selectmen authorize fire chief to apply for matching grant

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LYNDEBOROUGH – On Nov. 8, selectmen authorized Fire Chief Brian Smith to apply for a New Hampshire Forestry matching grant. The $3,200 grant, of which the town will cover half, will provide specialized protective clothing for use when fighting forest fires. Their gear right now, Smith said, ...

‘Wreaths Around the Wadleigh’

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Carla Beaudreau stands with one of the first wreaths delivered this year for the ‘Wreaths Around the Wadleigh’ fundraising auction the Friends of the Library holds each year. Residents are asked to donate a wreath of any size, decorated in any theme, and made with any material. Deliver the ...

Cancer Awareness ‘Pink’ Game

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Milford High School’s girls soccer team would like to thank everyone for coming out to our Cancer awareness “pink” game. It was so nice to see such great community support for our team and this cause. Through our bake sale and goal pledges we were able to raise more than $1,800 to be ...

General stores are key to small communities

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AMHERST – Milk and bread. Beer and kitty litter. General stores are convenient when you need something, but they also give people who live in small towns much more: a community gathering spot. Sure, churches, barber shops and cafes can fill that role, but the right kind of store probably ...

Rapid response vehicle requested

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WILTON – New ambulance service chief Steve Desrosiers would like a “rapid response vehicle,” which would allow paramedics to answer calls much faster than they do now. Desrosiers, who was named chief on Nov. 6, appeared at the selectmen’s meeting that evening. “I didn’t plan to ...

Currier Museum showing Toulouse-Lautrec’s works

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MANCHESTER – Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was less than 5 feet tall, wth an adult-sized torso and child-sized legs, the result of a genetic disability. He also was addicted to alcohol. During a career that spanned less than 20 years, the 19th century post-impressionist created thousands of ...

Fast News

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Ice hockey MILFORD – Start-up costs for a high school ice hockey program would be about $31,000, but there are many variables, athletic director Marc Maurais told the school board recently, giving them information on the costs of ice time, coach stipends, transportation and other items. ...

Letters from WWII soldiers on view

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MILFORD – Winifred Wright never served in the armed forces, but she had empathy and imagination enough to know that soldiers stationed far from home want to remain connected. In 1942, Wright organized an Army/Navy League of “mothers, wives, sisters and sweethearts” of soldiers and ...

Focus of school consolidation changes

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AMHERST – When the school boards first began looking at joining the three school districts in SAU 39, the push was financial, based on declining enrollments and rising costs. A “streamline committee,” charged with looking on school efficiency, reported last year that student population ...

Second man is charged in Milford burglary

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MILFORD – The former Hudson man arrested late last week by Hudson police after a foot chase in the southern part of town has now been charged in connection with previous burglaries in both Hudson and Milford, officials said. John Barbuti, 30, a former resident of 18B Quail Run Drive, who ...

New Rec Director

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Vanessa Chavez, Mont Vernon’s new recreation director, dressed up as a witch and with 49 other Mont Vernon witches, distributed candy for village residents to give out on Halloween.

Volunteer opportunities available

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MILFORD – Want to make the lives of people less fortunate a little brighter during the holidays? You can, by taking part in the SHARE Holiday Program. The decades-old tradition offers four ways to help. First, you can “adopt” a local family by giving gifts to the children, two ...

‘The Lion King’ roars into Nashua Nov. 10-19

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NASHUA – Peacock Players, New Hampshire’s premiere award-winning youth theatre, will proudly present the new Broadway musical adaptation of “Disney’s The Lion King Jr.” for two weekends in November at the Janice B. Streeter Theater, 14 Court Street in Nashua. “Disney’s The Lion ...

Free speech pioneers speak at Milford High School

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MILFORD – Mary Beth Tinker was only 13 in 1965 when she and her brother, John, showed up at their high school in Iowa wearing black arm bands to protest the Vietnam War. Their principal sent them home. Two decades later Cathy Kuhlmeier was the editor of her high school newspaper in ...