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Milford High Class of 2017 learned many life lessons

MILFORD – The Milford High School Class of 2017 learned vital life lessons the hard way – through the pain of loss. When they were in third grade, classmate Jaiden Tlapa died in an accident, and then this spring, beloved senior Kolby Kelley died of a sudden illness. Speakers during ...

Improvements add to popularity of Amherst beach

AMHERST – Build it and they will come. Or make it better and they will come. Over the last few years, the Recreation Department has made significant improvements to the town beach on Baboosic Lake. In his quarterly department report to selectmen recently, Recreation Director Craig Fraley said ...

Food Truck Festival to be held in Amherst

AMHERST – Food trucks are a phenomenon in cities around the country, with a huge variety of gourmet and ethnic dishes offered at these mobile restaurants. But they’ve been slow to reach this area. Amherst has the Grazing Gourmet on Route 101A, and there are a couple of trucks in Nashua, ...

State threatens to fine, disband Mustangs over annual reports

MILFORD – The president of the Milford Mustangs says he hopes to get the organization’s paperwork problems solved soon so the club can start registering children for the fall season. The football and cheerleading club stopped taking new registrations because the New Hampshire Attorney ...

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Learn pain-relieving exercises

MILFORD – A “Relieving Hip and Back Pain with Pool Exercises Workshop” will be held on Sunday, June 25, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Hampshire Hills pool. Taught by certified athletic trainer and physical therapist Roxanne Meldrum, participants will learn strategies to safely increase hip ...

Milford’s Andrews makes first start with Breakers

Morgan Andrews made the first start of her NWSL career on Saturday night during Boston’s 3-1 setback on the home pitch of the first-place North Carolina Courage. The Milford native and No. 3 overall pick of this year’s NWSL draft played a full match for the first time this season and ...

Third straight title will be tough task for Milford softball

Dynasties in high school sports are hard to come by. Bishop Guertin lacrosse certainly has one, with nine titles in 13 straight finals trips. Campbell baseball has had four titles during this decade. Milford softball? Well, other than BG boys lacrosse, the Spartans were the only local team with ...

Souhegan’s Greenwood has crosshairs on national team

AMHERST – A couple of years ago, a man approached longtime Souhegan High School baseball coach Bill Dod with a request. The father of a freshman student athlete at the school, Beth Greenwood, came to him and said, “We’ve been told you don’t allow girls on your team,” Dod recalled. ...

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Time to heed words of advice

We live in a scary world, and the adage “Better safe than sorry” has meanings it never had in the past. That is one message we can take away from our story last week about two Souhegan High School resource officers asking the school board to add greater measures to ensure the safety of ...

Better is better… so get over it

A column by Shara Springer in The Sunday Globe recently about getting “chicked” reminded me of the time I was struck out flailing by a Wilton high school softball pitcher. And “flailing” is the proper word. First, a few words about getting “chicked” courtesy of Springer. “Have you ...

Treaty still offers valuable lessons

On Sept. 5, 1905, at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, a document was signed with great fanfare and greeted with glee by President Teddy Roosevelt. Nearly forgotten now, that document was The Treaty of Portsmouth. It officially ended the Russo-Japanese War and earned Roosevelt the 1906 Nobel Peace ...

Maher incident a sad commentary

So Bill Maher is back on television, and apparently all is forgiven. Maher was away for a short time after using the “N” word in what was apparently an offhand reply to something said by his guest, Sen. Ben Sasse, and apparently hoped he’d get a laugh. And he did. Not a great guffaw from ...

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Myrton G. Coy Jr.

Myrton G. Coy, Jr., 69, resident of Milford, NH died on June 11, 2017 at his home. He was born in Arlington, MA on April 12, 1948, a son of Myrton G. Coy, Sr. and Bernice P. Coy. Myrton was raised and educated in Arlington, MA and graduated from Arlington High School. He made his home in ...

Nancy L. Fraser

Nancy L. Fraser, 67, lifelong resident of Milford, died of heart complications on June 11, 2017 at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, MA. She was born in Nashua, NH on May 29, 1950, a daughter of Daniel J. and Annie (Bray) Fraser. She was a graduate of Milford High School, Class of ...

Janice Rafter Adams

Janice Rafter Adams, 80, a longtime resident of Milford, NH died peacefully on September 29, 1916 in Chaska Minnesota. She was born in Milford on October 6, 1935, a daughter to Thomas F. and Olive (Blood) Rafter. Family members include her son and daughter in law David Adams and Amy ...

James Roccio

ROCCIO, JAMES 74, of Milford New Hampshire, formerly of Cranston, passed away on Saturday June 10, 2017 at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, MA. He was the husband of Marie B. (Zawistowski) Roccio and father of the late James J. Roccio. Born in Providence, he was the son of the ...