Winter in Milford… but what year?

116 years ago, 1899

Mr. Richard Ross, of South Lyndeborough, who had been a great sufferer for about two years, “found relief from pain” when he died.

Brooks Piersons saw a fine silver gray fox in West Milford.

The matrons of Souhegan Grange in Amherst were concerned that not everyone ate oysters so they suggested that people bring something else to their oyster supper.

In Wilton, Miss Grace Whittemore, of Boston, purchased the stock and goods of Mrs. Alice Matthews Chase and leased her store. She was planning to open a first class millinery business in the spring.

D.E. Proctor was elected president of the Wilton Savings Bank.

66 years ago, 1949

The Milford High School basketball team was still undefeated after beating Marlboro, 61-28.

Three people were killed as the result of a plane crash near the Nashua airport. Everett Martin, 22, son of the late Basil and Doris Martin, of Milford, and Robert Bellevance, 21, of Nashua, died in the crash. Raymond Niebling, 54, of Milford, apparently died of a heart attack while searching for the wrecked plane in the woods.

A proposed Souhegan Cooperative School District would have included Lyndeborough, Wilton, Mont Vernon, Milford, Amherst and Hollis. It was seen as a possible solution to the crowding and building problems faced by each town.

The Town Hall Theatre in Wilton was showing “Homecoming” with Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Ann Baxter, and John Hodiak.

50 years ago, 1964

Milford High School Principal George Corson, the guest speaker at the Milford Unitarian Church, said too many teenagers had “many worries, emotional and psychological problems, ill health, even ulcers as a result of their way of living. They come and go as they please, they eat most of their meals away from
home …”

Robert Philbrick, of Milford, was chosen to be the Nashua Area Chairman of the Heart Fund campaign.

The Milford School Board voted to carry “vandalism and malicious mischief” insurance on local school buildings for $384 a year, a decision prompted by a number of break-ins during the past year and cases of minor vandalism.

Amherst animal officer Howard French said that too many of the town’s 420 registered dogs were gathering on two local playgrounds and liked to sneak rides on buses and steal brown lunch bags.

25 years ago, 1990

Amherst firefighter David Waris suffered smoke inhalation while working off a ladder truck to vent a roof as his department battled a blaze at a house on Baboosic Lake Road, Fire Chief John Bachman reported. The home was severely damaged in the two-alarm fire.

Republican state Rep. David Wheeler, of Milford, attended a legislative conference in Washington, sponsored by the American Legislative Exchange Council.

Milford police were investigating the theft from Hayward Trading Post of three coats valued at close to $3,000.

Only half way through Amherst’s budget year, the town’s $45,000 welfare budget had been spent, Town Administrator Barbara Landry reported. She said the town had 26 welfare cases.

Raymond Clayborn, New England Patriots cornerback, was to attended a sports collectors and comic book show at Milford Area Senior High and sign autographs.