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Hockey iced out

MILFORD – Hockey is a winter sport, but this year there has been too much winter. The grand opening of Milford’s hockey rink, planned for Feb. 13, had to be postponed until Feb. 20 because deep snow is acting as an insulator and melting ice underneath.

Plus, said Recreation Programs Coordinator Stephanie Zubricki, there is more snow coming.

“So it’s a mix,” she said in an email, “not freezing due to insulation and having trouble clearing it due to the ice not being frozen and having so much snow.”

The rink is adjacent to the older one at Shepard Park on Nashua Street, and the grand opening, from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, will include fire pits, s’mores, and refreshments.

– KATHY CLEVELAND

Pipeline open house

MILFORD – Kinder Morgan, the energy company planning a 70-mile natural gas transmission line through southern New Hampshire is planning an open house from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Hampshire Hills’ main facility.

The 36-inch pipeline would mainly follow the power line and would go through Mason, Brookline, Milford and Amherst.

Area RadioShack OK

MILFORD – The Radio
Shack at Lorden Plaza is not on the closure list as its parent company enters bankruptcy. Pelham, Salem and Merrimack stores will shut down, while Nashua stores and the Milford store will remain open, according to documents filed by RadioShack in court. Documents indicate RadioShack plans to close at least 1,784 stores by March 31.