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NHDES announces deal to begin water line extension to Amherst properties

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services announced today Textiles Coated International Inc. has signed an agreement for work to begin to connect 102 Amherst properties to the Pennichuck public water system. Expectations are that mobilization and construction will begin ...

Wilton’s historic Streeter House demolished

WILTON – A piece of history was reduced to a pile of trash and rubble on Oct. 6. An excavator demolished the house at 15 Gregg St., once the home of longtime educator Florence Rideout. The house was condemned by Health Officer over a year ago, because of its deteriorating condition. By the ...

Tasty confections topic of talk at Amherst Town Library

AMHERST – Pies in nearly every variety – apple, blueberry, cherry, pumpkin, pecan, strawberry-rhubarb, custard, peach, cherry and cranberry – were sliced up and served to an audience at the Amherst Town Library whose appetites had been whetted by the evening program. But none of them were ...

Fast News

School budget MILFORD – The school board set a cap of 2 percent on next year’s district budget, and at its Oct. 2 meeting, Chairman Ron Carvell called it a good starting point. This year’s budget is $40,636,000, and 2 percent more would probably not mean staff cuts, he said. ” I ...

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Volunteer coaches deserve our thanks

Here’s a few tids and bits as we get those rakes ready as we move into mid-October: The recent passing of former longtime Nashua Babe Ruth coach/official Jim Sanderson should rekindle the appreciation for volunteer coaches, shouldn’t it? When you realize someone dedicated the bulk of 50 ...

COMMENTARY: Rematch would be great

They stand 100 yards apart, each with the best seat in the house for one of the Granite State’s great girls soccer rivalries. Each provides a foundation, a backbone, a lifeline for one of the premier programs in Division II. They live in bordering towns, and aside from a handful of post-match ...

Souhegan football now headed in right direction

AMHERST – It’s no secret that John Lohnes helped talk his Souhegan High buddy and hoop standout Max Leonard to try football this season. Nobody needed to coax Lohnes back into the Saber football fold. Lohnes heard first-year coach Robin Bowkett was a “spread offense” guy. And that’s ...

Milford, Souhegan girls battle to 2-2 tie

MILFORD – One hundred minutes of soccer, and the fans were left wanting more. Souhegan and Milford, a pair of fierce rivals and Division II girls soccer giants battled to a dazzling 2-2 stalemate here on Tuesday night. All that can be hoped for now is that this thing can get settled, sometime ...

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Tillerson has to leave like a champ

So, here’s what has to happen: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has to find a reasonable, intelligent, believable way to say … I HATE THIS JOB. I QUIT. Without saying I hate this job, I quit. He’s got to get out with his dignity intact. OK, it’s too late for that, but he’s got to get ...

Thumbing the Files

75 years ago, 1942 From his lookout station on Federal Hill in Milford, George R. Foster reported that fall foliage was at its best with maples and sumach unusually brilliant. The Milford Draft Board sent 13 men to be examined by Army physicians at the Manchester induction center. The Rev. ...

‘Walk, Johnny, Walk’

Wilton Town Administrator Scott Butcher, in a recent meeting with the Board of Selectmen, said something we really like. In discussing some of the town’s projects, he mentioned being part of the Safe Routes to School Program and how a crosswalk near the police station fits into that. Well, he ...

Some things to ponder

• The usual warning has come down from Concord: If you go into the woods this time of year, put on bright orange clothing, especially fluorescent orange hats, vests or jackets. Yes, it’s hunting season and it’s time to be wary. Most hunters take care before they shoot, but not everyone ...

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Rena K. Vanni

Rena K. Vanni, 96, of Wilton, NH, passed away peacefully at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH, on Thursday, October 5, 2017. She was born November 25, 1920, in Wilton, NH, the daughter of Italo Vanni and Malvina (Paulini) Vanni. Rena was a graduate of Wilton High School. She spent ...

Martha L. ‘Patty’ Burke

TEMPLE, NH – Martha L. “Patty” Burke, 70, resident of Temple, NH, died peacefully October 4, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, NH surrounded by her family. She was born in Paterson, NJ, February 10, 1947, a daughter of the late Arthur J. and Margaret N. (Hansen) Burke. Patty was ...

James A. DeWitt

MONT VERNON, NH – Volunteer fire Captain and Navy veteran James Adrian DeWitt, 61, passed away after a brief illness at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH on October 7th, 2017 surrounded by his family and their love. Jim was born on July 14, 1956 in Attleboro, Massachusetts, a ...

Kelly J. Shepard

Kelly J. Shepard, 59, of Keene, passed away suddenly in the comfort of her home on October 6, 2017. She was born September 2, 1958 in Claremont, NH, the daughter of Simonne (Choquette) and Jay Shepard. She grew up in Milford, NH and was a high school graduate from MASH with the class of 1976. ...