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Woman seeks owner of wedding dress

LYNDEBOROUGH – When Debbie Bass married in June of 1986, her mother had her dress cleaned and sealed in an acid-free storage box. “I carried that box to Florida and then Nevada, and then back to New Hampshire” Bass said recently. “I always thought the box seemed too small for my ...

Police Departments’ open house a hit

MILFORD - The star of the Milford Police Department’s open house last week was an alert, energetic black dog. Barry is the department’s K-9, and he was there with his handler, officer Michael Barritt, for much of the two-hour session that attracted about two dozen residents who got an ...

Milford resident will lobby for diabetes sufferers

MILFORD – Four years ago Amanda Cheney’s husband, Wayne, found her unresponsive in the morning and had to call an ambulance. That happened twice, and it frightened them both. Amanda has type 1 diabetes, sometimes called juvenile diabetes. It’s a life-threatening autoimmune disease in ...

Candidate calls for end of the Electoral College

MANCHESTER – The Washington Post called Pete Buttigieg, the two-term Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, “the most interesting mayor you’ve never heard of.” Friday, he told a crowd in Manchester why he should be elected president in 2020. Buttigieg is 37 and a U.S. Navy veteran. ...

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Milford’s Williams will run at Division 1 Stony Brook

MILFORD ­– With Division 1 college athletics in her personal genetic makeup, Viankah Williams often heard about and fantasized about “the dream.” “Seeing it come to life is just a totally different story. That’s just crazy,” beamed the Milford High track sensation. Williams ...

Winter season comes to close

AMHERST – Souhegan High boys basketball coach Peter Pierce, even as his season came to a close prematurely, sounded like a man still in it for the long haul. Immediately after the Sabers’ elimination, he talked about the team and the program’s commitment to defense. It’s a choice ...

Souhegan’s Paquette first team All-State

The Girls Hockey All-State Team has been released, and two area players are on it. Souhegan senior scoring forward Shannon Paquette made First Team while Sabers defenseman Clare Woodford was an Honorable Mention. The team is as follows: PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Carissa Towlson, Exeter. COACH ...

Silver Knights sold to Worcester owner

NASHUA – A Nashua Silver Knights off-season of upheaval and change has been hit with the ultimate new development: Owner Drew Weber has announced he is in the process of selling the Futures Collegiate League franchise to Worcester Bravehearts owner John Creedon, Jr. The team, both Weber ...

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Navigating High Water

Patty Rotch took this photo of a horseback rider and dog making their way through high water in March 1977, along Boston Post Road in Amherst.

Thumbing the Files for March 14

71 years ago, 1948: The U.S. House of Representatives passed a Commerce Department appropriations bill that included $10,425 for an airport in Milford. The bill then had to go to the U.S. Senate. The Latchis Theatre in Milford was showing “Cass Timberlane” with Spencer Tracy, Lana Turner, ...

Name, town and phone number, please

We received a letter from someone who signed it with something that was obviously not a real name and as per our rules at The Cabinet, did not run it. The letter does not reach our criterion for running letters without a name and town. In the long history of The Cabinet, we have run a few ...

We’re all in this together

This question has probably been around since the advent of overhead power lines and perhaps especially since the great ice storm of 2008, but it comes up again because Eversource, our regional power company, has asked the Amherst Planning Board to host a public hearing on its plan to remove ...

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Douglas A. Brown

Douglas A. Brown of Merrimack passed away on March 8, 2019 at the age of 80 following a courageous battle with cancer. He leaves his beloved wife of 57 years, Carole Brown; his four children Lori (Jim) Davis of Goffstown, Deborah (Jim) Wogsland of Cottage Grove, WI, Robert (Crystal) Brown of ...

Brian R. Carr

MERRIMACK, NH –Brian R. Carr, 31, resident of Merrimack, NH, died on March 9, 2019 at his home. He was born in Nashua, NH on May 14, 1987, a son of Michele (Parsons) Cox of Greenville, NH and the late Patrick Robert Carr. Brian made his home in Merrimack for the past 10 years and formerly ...

Thomas S. Quinn

MONT VERNON, NH – Thomas S. Quinn of Mont Vernon, NH, died on February 27, 2019, of cancer. He was born on May 5, 1937, in Winchester, MA, son of Matthew and Irene Quinn, and was younger brother to William. When Tom was young his father died, and he and his mother and brother moved to ...

Alwyn Charles Carleton

Alwyn Charles Carleton, aged 83, of Mont Vernon died at home on February 26, 2019. He was born in Poughkeepsie, NY April 11, 1935, the son of Alwin and Jennie (Bell) Carleton. He was married to Eloise Sleeper Carleton for 56 years. He was predeceased by his parents and his half siblings Vernon ...