Thumbing The Files
75 years ago, 1941
The first New Hampshire Gloria Food store was to open in Milford by Louis Aimini at 4 Union St. It would feature special cheese, salami, spaghetti, macaroni, oils, bread and "scores of other unusual food products."
Manchester was to get a new radio station – WMUR. It would be operated by former Gov. Francis P. Murphy.
The Milk Control Board was to hold a public hearing in Milford Town Hall to discuss retail prices and prices paid to producers for milk.
Milford schools were to open on Sept. 3.
Salvatore Grasso, of Milford, was to teach civil engineering at the City College of New York after spending the previous year at Santa Clara University.
Glenn Wetherbee, of Milford, was promoted to foreman at the Watertown Arsenal, where anti-aircraft guns for coast defense were being turned out.
65 years ago, 1951
Cpl. Joseph Pezzullo, of Milford, was home on 30 days’ leave from the Army after fighting the North Korean Reds and the Chinese Communists in Korea, where he was wounded in the leg but went back on the line again.
In an editorial, William B. Rotch wrote, "The State Senate seems to have tossed overboard any reputation it may have had as a mature legislative body when it voted to wipe out the State Planning and Development Commission and the Veterans Council, and to abolish the position of Commissioner of Education.
The Latchis Theatre in Milford was showing "Alice in Wonderland." The Town Hall Theatre in Wilton was showing "Convicted" with Glen Ford and Broderick Crawford.
Members of the CYO Council Arts and Crafts Teachers were entertained at a weiner roast at Tumble Inn, the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred G. Paro on Lyndeborough Road.
30 years ago, 1986
The Milford Medical Center was planning to celebrate its 10th anniversary.
Kay Marcus, of Amherst, was chairwoman of the American Stage Festival’s half-million-dollar capital campaign leadership gifts committee.
Crystal Chen was elected president of the Amherst Junior Women’s Club. Kyle Langille was elected vice president.
Lyndeborough Police Chief Mark Schultz told selectmen that he had taken the job of full-time chief in Mont Vernon, but did not think it would interfere with his part-time position in Lyndeborough.
Lydia and David Holden, of Amherst, were selected to represent the Bass River Yacht Club in the New England Beetle Cat Boat Association Mitey Mite eliminations for sailors 12 and younger.
15 years ago, 2001
Amherst’s Neal Huntington, 32, was named assistant general manager of the Cleveland Indians. He was a 1987 graduate of Milford AREA Senior High School.
Architect Kevin Ulman, of Wilton, joined the committee developing plans for a new Wilton police station and expansion of the fire station.
Milford selectmen approved having a uniformed parking aide patrol the Oval weekdays between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. in an effort to crack down on overtime parking.
The Wilton Town Hall Theatre was showing "Sexy Beast" and "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back."
Congressman John Sununu was to be one of the float judges