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Christmas fairs set for Saturday

MILFORD – Christmas starts in July for Mariette Facques when she visits craft shops in the Lake Winnipesaukee area, takes the crafters’ business cards and hopes they aren’t booked for the first Saturday in December. Facques was one of the founders of Share, the local safety net for those ...

Officials may renegotiate MACC agreement next year

WILTON – Milford wants to rewrite the agreement governing the Milford Area Communications Center, but Wilton’s selectmen doesn’t like the suggested changes. “They want to rewrite it in Milford’s favor,” Fire Chief Jim Culter said at the selectmen’s meeting on Nov. 27. “Give ...

Selectmen to revisit stance on pipeline

WILTON – Selectmen have received a request to revisit the town’s position on the expansion or construction of a natural gas pipeline in the town. In 2016, town meeting passed a resolution in response to a proposal from Kinder-Morgan to construct a pipeline through the area. On Monday, Nov. ...

Board wrestles with school spending

MILFORD – The number of children in Milford schools who require special services has been increasing, and two new professionals, a licensed mental health counselor and a board-certified behavioral analyst, are needed to help them, Michael Hatfield, director of special services, told the ...

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Wildcats face tough trip to Arkansas

DURHAM — Trevor Knight and the upset-minded University of New Hampshire Wildcats hit the road Saturday in the FCS Playoffs Round of 16. UNH is a hefty 13.5-point underdog as it visits the University of Central Arkansas. Central Arkansas head coach Steve Campbell says the closest he’s come ...

Strong fall for Milford girls, now boys ready to soar

MILFORD – The girls of Milford High School were certainly Spartan in their efforts this fall, almost hoarding the monster performances of the season for themselves. Girls volleyball, teeming with underclassmen, raced to the Division II state semis. Girls soccer piled up a 13-2-1 mark, ...

Time to hit the mat

MILFORD – The Milford High wrestling team will certainly be rebuilding. This is an overhaul, a bigtime project. It couldn’t be in better hands. Coach Dana Bourassa, in his 41st year, has put together a blue-chip staff. Co-head coach Jeff Sellars, varsity assistant Ken Goodine and JV Coach ...

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We need to be on right side of the fight

The group known as Wilton Peace Action launched itself into our local public consciousness on Jan. 21 when it joined women all over the world with its own observance of The Women’s March in Wilton’s Main Street Park. And, much to our surprise and to our delight, the group is still ...

Let us all count our many blessings

“When I’m worried and I can’t sleep, I count my blessing instead of sheep, “ And I fall asleep, counting my blessings.” Bing Crosby sang it. Diana Krall sang it. It’s one of those songs that have been around for decades, are featured in movies, and sung in churches. This ...

Seasonal warnings important

It is time, again, for seasonal warnings but if you’ve lived here long enough you probably have a handle on what to do and not to do. Still. ... Here’s one from the state Fish and Game Department: “Motorists are advised to watch for deer crossing roadways this time of year, especially ...

Reflecting on current events

Now and then, I like to look around the world to see what’s going on and how I feel about it. Here, then, is that: ■ “Cards Against Humanity,” which bills itself as the world’s most inappropriate adult card game, is seeking donations to help pay for a plot of land it claims to have ...

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Juanita (MacDonald) Drake

Juanita (MacDonald) Drake, 82, of Milford passed away peacefully at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack on November 17, 2017 after a courageous battle with thyroid cancer. Born to Helen and Harold MacDonald on October 29, 1935, Juanita graduated from Ashland High School in 1953. Soon ...

Edward F. Clark

MILFORD, NH – Edward F. “Eddie” Clark, 98, resident of Milford, NH died on November 19, 2017 at the Community Hospice House, Merrimack, NH surrounded by his two beloved daughters. He was born in West Quincy, MA on February 7, 1919, a son of John R. and Celina (Belleveau) Clark and has ...

Marion Wells Patterson

MILFORD, NH – Marion Wells grew up in Melrose, MA during the Great Depression. She had hoped for a career in nursing, but recognized that the cost of such an education might be too great a burden at a time when money was tight. Still, it was her wish to work in a profession, “Where you wore ...

Shirley Gros Louis

Shirley Gros Louis, a resident of Blue Ridge with her husband Lou since 2001 passed away peacefully at the Sunrise of Falls Church, Virginia Nursing Home on November 11, 2017. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of Marvin and Cecelia Olson. Survivors include her devoted husband of ...