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Wilton butcher shop closed by health officials

WILTON – After police investigations of complaints of spoiled meat and lost orders filed by several area residents, Health Officer Steven Desrosiers issued a cease-and-desist order to Phillip’s Wild Game Butcher Shop the day after Christmas. New Hampshire Fish and Game Department was also ...

Historic commission OKs non-compliant fence

AMHERST – After grappling for almost an hour with the issue of vinyl fencing installed in front of a vinyl-sided house, the town’s Historic District Commission voted to allow the fence to stay. At their Dec. 20 meeting, Lizabeth Auth told the commission she bought the house on Boston ...

Lyndeborough selectment discuss warrant

LYNDEBOROUGH – The Highway Department’s 2007 John Deere backhoe is in need of repair, but whether the machine should be repaired, replaced with a new one, or replaced with a front-end loader, has not yet been decided. Road Agent Mark Chase met with the Board of Selectmen on Wednesday, ...

‘We get killed every year:’ School board blasts state downshifting

MILFORD – School board members are defending their proposed budget for next year, saying the downshifting of costs on the part of the state is the main reason school costs keep going up. The proposed budget is $42.84 million, $64,880 more than the current budget, and voters can weigh in ...

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Roundup: Milford tracksters sharp

The Milford High and Souhegan High girls track teams headed up to UNH to compete in a six-team meet on Sunday morning. The Spartan girls took second, and Souhegan was fifth in the event. Sophomore Renee Wilson had a busy and extremely productive day for Milford, winning the long jump with a ...

Amazing idea spawned at Amherst Country Club

Perhaps it is the weather, the biblical September and October (you know, rain for 40 days and 40 nights ... stay with me here folks) or maybe it is just as simple as course preservation. But an email rolled into The Telegraph’s sports inbox this week that certainly caught my eye and got me ...

Winter sports season kicks off

New Hampshire girls hockey expands to 16 teams this winter, and Souhegan coach Kelli Braley enthusiastically embraces the growth. “Now that it’s 16 teams, we’re not playing anybody twice anymore, and it makes for a lot more parity,” Braley said. “I think Hanover and Exeter will be ...

Milford High football crew honored

Making the Division II playoffs and finishing with a 6-3 record, the Milford High football team enjoyed a superb season. The Spartans had some excellent help along the way, especially at home. Recently, the NH Football Officials Association has recognized Milford High School as the Division ...

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It’s got to be bad

Friends, I know I cannot speak for you most times but I have a feeling that this time I can when I say this in response to this New York Time’s headline: “President Vladimir Putin of Russia praised President Trump’s plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, calling it ‘the right ...

Thumbing the Files for Dec. 27

71 years ago, 1947 Amherst published a 112-page book called “Amherst in the World Wars” to pay tribute to local veterans. Milford police officer Fred Ayers left for Canada to spend the holidays with his wife’s sister, Mrs. F. Christian, in Montreal. He joined his wife, who had gone to ...

It’s about responsibility

Two things are coming as we approach the new year and it is wise to be aware that they loom: The first is the insanity of New Year’s Eve when far too many people give themselves permission to act in ways they would never act on any other day. They go a little nuts, they drink too much, they ...

Seasons Readings: Some novel ideas to pass the time

Friends, I know that you have lots and lots of time during the holidays with absolutely nothing to do, and that you are in desperate need of something interesting or fun to read. Fortunately, you have me to help you. After all, what are friends for? I don’t know, either. I recommend to ...

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Audrey A. Hooper

Audrey A. Hooper, 85, of Wilton NH. passed away on Wednesday, December 12 at the Elms Center in Milford NH. She had her daughters Laurie and Debbie by her side. Audrey was born on May 24, 1933 to Guy and Betty Foster and spent most of her life in Wilton. She was married to Carl Hooper for ...

Richard R. Parsons

MILFORD, NH – Richard R. “Ron” Parsons, 81, resident of Milford, NH, died on December 9, 2018 at his home. He was born in Old Town, Maine on February 6, 1937, a son of Shirley W. and Lillian (Martin) Parsons. Ron was raised and educated in Wilton, NH and graduated from Wilton High ...

Fred R. Ross

MILFORD, NH – Fred R. Ross, 90, resident of Milford, NH, passed away unexpectedly, with his daughters by his side on December 5, 2018 at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua, NH. He was born in Milford, NH on July 15, 1928, son of John S. Ross Sr. and Abbie J. (Burnham) Ross of ...

Helen (Stasio) Hauser

Helen (Stasio) Hauser, 84, resident of Bedford NH died peacefully surrounded by her family on December 5, 2018. She was born in Boston, MA on February 15, 1934, daughter of the late Dominic and Maria Celeste Stasio. Helen was predeceased by her husband Daniel W. Hauser, Jr. and was the ...