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107 and counting: Belanger celebrates birthday

MILFORD – When Marie Belanger was 100 years old she broke her leg and her doctor, fearing the worst, asked her if she wanted to be revived if her condition got worse. Of course she did. “Bring me back to life!” she told him. “I have a wedding to go to,” the wedding of her great ...

Florence Rideout fourth-graders go hands on with history

WILTON – Last fall, Heritage Commission Member Deb Mortvedt said she was concerned by how few children (and their parents) visited the history rooms at the library. She decided to try to do something about it. Since the Florence Rideout Elementary School fourth grade has a unit on ...

Sununu speaks at Souhegan Chamber celebration

MILFORD – Gov. Chris Sununu said facing re-election less than two years after taking office is a challenge, but he believes this serves New Hampshire residents as a check on governmental power. Serving as the keynote speaker Wednesday during the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual ...

Fast News for June 14

Another game in town AMHERST – Bocce, an ancient game played in the Roman Empire and now a favorite of sun-loving retirees, is coming to Amherst. This summer the town recreation department will build a bocce court in Buchanan Park on Middle Street, where the town ice-skating pond used to ...

Sometimes, it’s the engineer’s fault

It’s not your fault! All the excuses you need to know so you can feel better about yourself while paying outrageous prices to fix your car. Viable Excuse No. 2, the engineer who designed your car should have been flunked. In our last article, we discussed outside forces that can cause ...

Paving contracts awarded in Lyndeborough

LYNDEBOROUGH – Selectmen awarded two paving contracts on Wednesday, June 6. Shattuck Paving of Milford will finish the two parking lots at Citizens’ Hall and one at the Tarbell Library, while Advance Paving of Allenstown will reconstruct parts of several roads. All work is expected to be ...

Students dig deep into Milford history

MILFORD – The Google search engine is a wonderful resource, but by making research so easy it can be the bane of teachers who want their students to do real research. For her sophomore American studies class on Milford history, teacher Lindsey Bates wanted the kids to go beyond their phones ...

Speakers praise Souhegan’s class of 2018

AMHERST – If there was a theme to the graduation of Souhegan High School’s Class of 2018 it was gratitude – gratitude toward parents, advisors and teachers, but also to senior projects. Most of the seniors who spoke at the June 1 ceremony mentioned the projects as a vital part of their ...

Kuster talks opioid crisis

MILFORD – Addiction is a long-term, chronic illness and what makes it so hard to cure is that the organ you need to treat the illness, the brain, is the organ affected, U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster said during a panel discussion about the opioid crisis at the Boys & Girls Club last ...

Morgan defies odds; graduation is Saturday

MILFORD – Children of single mothers aren’t supposed to fare well. And children born to teenage single mothers? Doomed to mental, social, emotional problems, they tend to drop out of school and live in poverty, right? Not always. Born when her mother was 16, Kaitlynn Morgan is an honor ...

Potential 2020 presidential candidate visits New Hampshire

GOFFSTOWN – Eric Holder told an audience at Saint Anselm College Friday he may or may not run for president in 2020, but his main goal for now is to battle gerrymandering. Holder served as the 82nd U.S. attorney general from 2009 to 2015 in the administration of President Barack Obama. He ...

It’s the weather, and the other guy

All the excuses you need to know so you can feel better about yourself while paying outrageous prices to fix your car. Viable Excuse No. 1: It’s the weather ... and the other guy. Mechanical things break down and wear out. Electronics when subject to salt water and vibration fail. Here in ...

Milford High School Honor Roll

Milford High School has announced its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2017-18 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 9: Annalisa Adkins, Allison Bugler, Grace Carpenter, Sarah Chase, Jessica Constantine, Jacob Dube, Erica Faucher, Julia Greer, Gabriella Guarniere, Christina Horne, Erin ...

Youth company to present ‘Last Five Years’

MILFORD – “The Last Five Years,” a musical rarely performed in New Hampshire, is being brought to the stage by The Riverbend Youth Company on June 29, 30 and July 1 at the Amato Center for the Performing Arts, 56 Mont Vernon St. “The Last 5 Years,” by Tony Award-winning composer and ...

Fast News for June 7

Fired administrator sues: Guy Scaife was the Milford town administrator for several years until 2014 when he left to become the town manager of Rocky Hill, Connecticut. Two years later, he left Rocky Hill for Meriden, Connecticut, where he was city manager until December when the town council ...

Taxpayer waste

You’ve heard of Tom Price resigning from HHS for luxury travel? Well, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is wasting our taxpayer dollars, too. In fact, Pruitt is facing three separate investigations for misusing taxpayer money and illegally lobbying, including spending ...

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall coming to area

AMHERST – About 10 years ago, Marie Grella visited Goffstown to see the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall, and she never forgot it. The Moving Wall is a half-sized replica of the Washington D.C. memorial to the 2.7 million men and women who served in Vietnam, inscribed with the names of ...

Milford school chief to retire

MILFORD – Robert Marquis announced Monday night his decision to retire as superintendent of the Milford School District on June 30. Marquis has been superintendent for three years, hired after a nationwide search to replace Bob Suprenant, who retired after 11 years here as ...

Catch, but don’t eat the fish, officials say

MILFORD – Fish that is safe to eat was one of the Environmental Protection Agancy’s stated goals for the third phase of its Fletcher Paint Superfund cleanup two years ago. In the summer and fall of 2016, the EPA removed about 2,000 cubic yards of PCB-contaminated sediment from a third of ...

Vietnam memorial to be dedicated

LYNDEBOROUGH – New plaques honoring residents who served during the Vietnam War and all of the conflicts since then will be formally dedicated with ceremonies on Sunday, May 27, during the annual Memorial Day observances on the Village Common. The observance, led by the Lafayette Artillery ...