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116 years ago, 1899
In their report to the town, the Milford selectmen wrote, in a Page 1 Cabinet piece, “for several years but little attention has been given to our sidewalks and we thought it would be wise to spend a part of our highway money in that direction, and have put in over sixteen hundred feet of edge stones on Myrtle, Elm, and Nashua streets.
The Milford Woman’s Club held Teachers’ Day and nearly every teacher in the school system attended.
From his assortment of Spanish American War relics, John Malmberg contributed several to Milford High School, including a branch of coral taken from Cat Island where the Spanish cruiser “Maria Teresa” was stranded and wrecked.
66 years ago, 1949
By the beginning of March, only 27.5 inches of snow had fallen in Milford. In the previous winter, from November, 1947, to April, 1948, more than 100 inches fell.
Military services were held at the Baptist Church in Milford for Cpl. Theodore E. Hutchinson, of Milford, who was killed on Okinawa in 1945 while serving with the Marines.
Stewart’s IGA opened on Union Square in Milford, joining IGA stores in Amherst, Greenville, Temple and New Ipswich.
The Latchis Theatre in Milford was showing “Manhattan Angel” with Gloria Jean, Ross Ford, and Patricia White. The Town Hall Theatre in Wilton was showing “Fury at Furnace Creek” with Victor Mature.
A storm forced cancellation of the regular meeting of Pinnacle Grange in Lyndeborough.
50 years ago, 1965
Four candidates were seeking one position on the Milford Board of Selectmen: Charles Sullivan, George A. Fraser, Rosario Ricciardi, and Carol Dutton.
The adult education discussion group of the Amherst Congregational Church was to consider methods of maintaining acceptable premarital moral codes during the lengthening time it took for young people to obtain a good education.
At an assembly of 460 students at Jacques School in Milford, Mrs. Caroline Jowders and members of the Harley-Sanford VFW Post Auxiliary presented the school with a new American flag and 11 books on “The Heart of America.”
In South Lyndeborough, a military whist party was scheduled to benefit the library’s furnace fund.
In the Amherst town warrant, one article asked voters to appropriate $1,000 to paint the Cricket Corner bridge over the Souhegan River.
25 years ago, 1990
A group of Milford residents was planning the town’s first Independence Day celebration in many years. A steering committee led by Selectman Vivian Barry and made up of about two dozen civic and business leaders, was meeting to plan for a day-long celebration that would culminate in fireworks.
The Milford School Budget Committee, in its next-to-last report, was proposing to cut 1.3 million from the School Board’s proposed $12.6 million budget.
A newsletter called “The Angry Taxpayer,” published by Andrew Tempelman, was pushing two write-in candidates for Milford selectman posts: William English, who said he would not make any active attempt to win a seat, and Sharon Burns Holcombe, who said she would do some campaigning.
The Town Hall Theatre in Wilton was showing “The Music Box” and “Tremors.”
Milford Area Senior High School wrestler Jose Mangual beat four opponents to become the second state wrestling champion in the six-year history of the school’s program, winning the 112-pound class.