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Fast News for Aug. 30

Cool off MILFORD –The Wadleigh Memorial Library opened as a cooling center Tuesday through Thursday this week during the heat wave, from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Rides to election MILFORD – The Souhegan Valley Rides bus service, known as “The Blue Bus,” will provide rides to local ...

Open Water

A family enjoys a boat ride on Milford’s Osgood Pond, where dredging of several acres increased its depth, and there is now open water year round. Other improvements include an ADA-compliant fishing pier, picnic facilities and a boat ramp for kayaks, canoes, and row boats. The Fish and Game ...

Teacher Appreciation

Don Gutterson of Milford met with New England Revolution Club Ambassador Charlie Davies, before being honored by Santander Bank for Teacher Appreciation Day at the Revs game on Aug. 11 when the bank hosted nearly 100 New England area educators at Gillette Stadium. All teachers in attendance ...

School Meet and Greet

On Monday, students and parents gathered at Florence Rideout Elementary School to meet new teachers and find classrooms, after which they enjoyed Sno-cones, courtesy of the Parent-Teacher Organization, a welcome treat on a humid day. An hour later, the truck was at the Lyndeborough Central ...

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Excessive heat taking early toll on slate

The heat is on, and most high school fall sports teams are off. Or at least their games are. Most high school athletic events in the area, with a few exceptions, were postponed due to the extreme heat and humidity on Tuesday. And the same may happen today. “We’ve faced this extreme ...

Football season has arrived!

It could not have come soon enough. The high school football season in New Hampshire kicks off Friday night and both area combatants will be in action. Both Souhegan High School and Milford High School enter the year on an optimistic note. Souhegan made the playoffs under first-year head ...

Three-sport star has high hopes

There are aggressive agendas for your senior year in high school, and then there is the docket created by Milford High’s Meg Sawyer. We’re talking protect the class rank of No. 8 (out of 220), challenge for state titles potentially in three different spots and help candidate Shannon ...

Halfback ready to sing different tune

Coming off a 2-6 football season in 2017, Milford High is looking to sing a different tune. Who better than senior Owen Zalenski to lead the Spartans? “I like to sing, in the shower, in the car, anywhere,” said Zalenski, a running back/defensive back for coach Keith Jones’ club. ...

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Labor Day

Fire trucks move down the street during a past Labor Day parade in Milford.

Thumbing the Files For Aug. 30

71 years ago, 1947 The Milford Masonic Lodge was preparing to celebrate its 150th anniversary. The Joslin Farm in South Lyndeborough was looking for apple pickers. The Latchis Theatre in Milford was showing “Beginning or the End” with Brian Donlevy, Robert Walker, and Beverly Tyler. ...

Wrong Message

Michael Avenatti brought the wrong message to the annual picnic of the Hillsborough County Democrats when he told them, in essence, that in order to battle Donald Trump, they had to get down into the gutter with him. “When they go low, we hit harder,” Avenatti told the Democrats, and they ...

A laughable mistake

All right now, that’s enough ragging on Fox News for putting up a picture of Patti LaBelle when they should have put up a picture of Aretha Franklin who, after all, was the singer who died. The folks at Fox News SINCERELY believe that all black people are interchangeable so they keep around ...

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Arthur Carl Wetherbee

Arthur Carl Wetherbee died a little after one o’clock on the morning of Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, N.H. He was seventy-four. Cause of death was heart failure brought on by COPD. He had suffered ill health for the last four years. At the time ...

Daniel C. Hatch

Daniel C. Hatch, 70, resident of Milford, NH, died on August 21, 2018 at Aynsley Place, Nashua, NH. He was born in Hanover, NH on November 24, 1947, a son of Earl and F. Eloise (Hall) Hatch. He graduated from Lebanon High School, Class of 1965 and Thomas College, Waterville, ME, where he met ...

Robert Douglas Peters

Robert Douglas Peters, 46 passed away unexpectedly on July 27th, 2018 at his home. He was born on May 1, 1972 in Groton, Connecticut at the Naval Shipyard. He grew up in Wilton, New Hampshire and attended Wilton High School. Bob worked in HVAC and home construction. He loved music, ...

Barbara A. Mayerle

Milford, NH – Barbara A. Mayerle, 88, resident of Milford, NH, died on August 12, 2018 at her home. She was born on October 30, 1929 in Mineola, NY, the daughter of Eric and Grace (Ellard) Strohmayer. She was raised and educated in New York. Barbara made her home in Milford for the ...