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There goes the sun!

AMHERST – “Here comes the sun – here goes the sun,” Ruslyn Vear sang gayly as she skipped into the Amherst Town Library’s main reading room Monday to introduce the evening’s speaker to a packed audience. Solar astronomer R.P. Hale from the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center was ...

Garwin Falls’ popularity brings traffic congestion

WILTON – The inclusion of privately owned Garwin Falls in both the New Hampshire and New England guides to waterfalls is causing major traffic and parking problems for local residents. About two dozen concerned citizens attended the selectmen’s meeting Monday to express those concerns and ...

Milford’s Hampshire Dome rises once again

MILFORD – Just like in the well-known baseball movie “Field of Dreams,” if you build it, they will come. The Hampshire Dome, which collapsed in March, is now being resurrected thanks to the efforts of not only the owners, but a slew of volunteers from around the Milford area who want to ...

Selectmen eye SHS security

AMHERST – Selectmen have come out in support of police who want Souhegan High School to beef up its security, but they stopped short of endorsing internal cameras and locked doors. At a recent meeting, board members said they were cautious about overstepping their authority, but agreed they ...

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Celebrating Doc Adams: ‘A father of base ball’?

MONT VERNON – Daniel Adams was a persistent man. Born in Mont Vernon in 1814, he practiced medicine here with his father before moving to New York. After work, he loved to play “base ball,” a crude forerunner of modern baseball, but in 1845 that wasn’t easy. The sport was so ...

Still time to take a dip at Keyes

MILFORD – Take a big breath. Hold it. Hold it. Now, jump for joy into the crystal waters at Keyes Memorial Pool, a main attraction at Keyes Memorial Park, 45 Elm St., in Milford. Summer fun there still is an option, before the pool closes for the season Aug. 25. The Milford Recreation ...

Pittsfield’s ballpark has history, too

Welcome to Wahconah Park, located a stone’s throw from downtown Pittsfield in the heart of the Berkshires. On Tuesday night it was the sight of the best Nashua Silver Knights victory of the year, 5-2 over the Pittsfield Suns in the one-game first-round of the FCBL Playoffs. Wahconah tries to ...

Kibbe takes early lead at Stroke Play tourney

ROCHESTER – Peter Keilty’s share of the lead disappeared when Josh Kibbe, one of the last players to reach the clubhouse on Tuesday afternoon, unveiled the only round under par. That doesn’t mean he left Rochester Country Club disappointed. Keilty, a Portsmouth CC member, sits in a ...

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Fate of Keyes Park building still in limbo

Let’s see if we can figure out how this works: Milford officials form a committee and charge it to plan the future of Keyes Memorial Park, including what to do with a large, empty building at the west end of the site. The committee presents its report to the Milford Board of Selectmen with ...

Who’s at fault for Electoral College flub?

I’m all for blame. You got an issue you can’t resolve? Blame somebody. You don’t like something that happened? Blame anybody. Blaming everybody is good, too. As the Old Crone said to Edmund Lord Blackadder when he asked her advice on concealing his love for his manservant, Bob: “Kill ...

What vanity moose plates say to others

The other day I went to Lyndeborough Town Hall to register my new 2012 Prius from Horseless Carriage, which is beginning to seem like my second home, and told Trish, the town clerk, I wanted moose plates and she asked, “Do you want moose vanity plates? Because if you do, you have to get them ...

Sedlar defends Am title

GRANTHAM – There was never a doubt. Chelsea Sedlar fired a 2-over-par 71 to run away with her second straight New Hampshire Women’s Amateur golf championship on Wednesday at Eastman Golf Links. The 19-year-old Merrimack native cleared the field by 11 strokes and became the first golfer to ...

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Arvid R. B. Wilson

[as Arvid would fondly reminisce “First day of fishing season”]MONT VERNON, NH – Arvid R. B. Wilson, 86, passed away August 10, 2017 after a brief illness. He was born August 24, 1930 in Melrose, MA, the youngest of eight children to Bertul Wilson and Anna B. Krauklis. The Wilson family ...

Joanne M. Pelletier

Joanne M. Pelletier, 72, of Rochester, NH, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the Riverside Rest Home in Dover, NH surrounded by her loved ones. Joanne was born on November 22, 1944, in Wilton, NH, the daughter of Henry and Jenny (Raymond) Whitney. Joanne worked in many ...

Robert K. Grassett

AMHERST, NH – Robert K. Grassett, 73, lifelong resident of Amherst, NH died peacefully at home on August 3, 2017. He was born in Nashua, NH on May 13, 1944, a son of Kenneth W. and Madelene B. (Roby) Grassett. Bob graduated from Milford High School, Class of 1962. He had been employed in the ...

Desmond Thomas Coffee

Des, left for heaven surrounded by his family at home Wednesday July 19, 2017. Des was a man who loved and served God. His family was so important to him and he delighted in being with them all. He was born in Visalia, California to Earl J. and Genevieve Coffee. His California legacy stretched ...