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Spring Gala is May 19

MONT VERNON – In celebrating the 25th Mont Vernon Spring Gala on May 19, there will be a silent auction of eight chairs that are copies of a chair that once sat on the veranda of The Grand Hotel (1891-1929) in Mont Vernon. Local woodworker and owner of Furniture That Fits Carolyn Dorr-Rich ...

Wilton Select Board signs ambulance lease

WILTON – The new ambulance arrived in town on Monday morning. At their regular meeting that evening, the Select Board signed a six-year lease. There will be six payments of $36,549. The board also signed a seven-year lease for a new International dump truck for the Public Works Department. ...

Agency wants people to climb fire towers

MILFORD – Federal Hill is only a hill, but if you climb its 690 feet on a clear day and then climb the 75-foot steel tower at the top, you can see, if not forever, many miles in every direction. The steel structure is one of New Hampshire’s fire towers that have been protecting forests ...

Fasst News for May 10

Clarification MILFORD – A story on substitute teachers and teacher absences in the April 26 Cabinet should have noted that the total staff absences include not only teachers, but most district staff, including nurses, paraprofessionals and administrative, custodial and kitchen ...

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Milford girls win on track

Outdoor Track Milford girls win: The Milford High girls took a three team meet with West and John Stark. The Spartan boys took second. Pittsburgh-bound Rebecca Durham is back on track, taking the 1600 in 5:13.24. Ashleigh Matsis won the 400 in 65.14. Lori DeMambro won the 3200 in 13:11.14. ...

Giant event set for Dod’s retirement

A big celebration is planned for Souhegan High School baseball coach and area legend Bill Dod’s retirement next month after 50 seasons of coaching baseball. It will be held at the New Hampshire Fisher Cats game on Saturday, June 9 at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. The left field pavillion ...

Defensive stopper

Souhegan girls lacrosse coach, Maren Petropulos calls the Sabers’ defensive dynamo “feisty.” More than one opponent used the term “tenacious.” Pick out any synomym for relentless that you can find and you’re talking about senior co-captain McKenzie Robinson. “She’s the ...

Defending champ Sabers face huge week ahead

The two games surrounding last weekend told a little bit about the Souhegan High girls lacrosse team. The defending Division I state champs showed a bit of resilience, dropping their first game of the year to Mass. power Notre Dame Academy. Unfazed, the Sabers got right back on track Tuesday ...

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Common decency, sense

In the age of Michelle Wolf, America is fortunate to have a supreme leader who sets a high moral example, a man of temperence, a man of virtue, a man who, unlike Wolf, does not demean others in search of a laugh, a man who treats others, especially women, as he would want to be treated, a man ...

Thumbing the Files for May 10

75 years ago, 1943 It was believed that two escaped inmates of an industrial school were the persons who stole a car in Leominster, Mass. and abandoned it in Lyndeborough where three boxes of candy were found in the car and a rifle belonging to the car owner was found nearby. In war news, ...

Conscience

Who can blame Speaker of the House Paul Ryan for forcing out the House chaplain after the Rev. Pat Conroy prayed something as odious as suggesting that lawmakers, in voting on a tax cut bill, make sure “there are not winner and losers under the new tax laws, but benefits balanced and shared ...

Progress versus history

So, here we go again: Another piece of Milford history is for the chop. Years ago, it was the Stone House on Nashua Street. It was preserved, sort of. Now there’s a granite building on Tonella Road soon to fall to development, although the developer, kindly, as agreed to save the stones ...

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Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Heinemann

Amherst, NH – Elizabeth “Betty” Heinemann, 97, longtime resident of Amherst, NH, died on May 2, 2018. She was born on January 8, 1921 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Raymond Schuster and Elizabeth (Swank) Schuster. Betty graduated from Montclair High School, Montclair, NJ, ...

Logan, James Clark Sr.

James Clark Logan, Sr. Of Amherst, NH died on May 1, 2018 at the Beaumont Facility in Westborough, MA following a battle with vascular dementia. Born in Hartford, CT, he had just celebrated his 83rd birthday on April 28th. Clark was a loving husband of 57 years to Ann Murray Logan. Devoted ...

Jean E. Vincent

Jean Edna Vincent, 94, of Peterborough, NH, passed away at the Monadnock Community Hospital, in Peterborough, NH, on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. She was born on May 1, 1924, in Wilton, NH, the daughter of Vernon W. Greeley and Hattie (Fish) Greeley. Jean was born on The Greeley Farm in West ...

Mariann (Paradis) Morton

Mariann (Paradis) Morton, 80, of Amherst, NH, wife of Robert W. Morton, passed away Sunday morning, May 6, 2018, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua after a brief illness. Mrs. Morton was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on January 29, 1938, the daughter of the late Leo and ...