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Norma J. Smith

Norma Jean (Ashford) Smith passed away on July 17, 2018 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH. She spent her last days on earth with her son, daughter, granddaughter and close friends that are like family. In life, she believed in modesty and pragmatism, she was fiercely independent, ...

Thumbing the Files for June 7

75 years ago, 1943 The regular meeting of Milford’s Granite Grange was interrupted by a surprise air raid alert, but members sat in the dark and sang songs during the test. Telephone users could expect to hear an operator say, “Please limit your call to five minutes. Others are ...

Fast News

Parking lot closed MILFORD – The municipal lot next to the Milford Police Department will be closed from May 20 at noon until May 25 at 5 p.m. Vehicles left there will be towed at the owners’ expense. There will be an International Police Mountain Bike Association class taking place in ...

Boomerang Bags event encourages non-plastic alternative

MILFORD – Last Saturday, Kathy Parker and Celeste Philbrick Barr were in the back room of the Free Spirit Boutique fashioning custom-made reusable shopping bags for anyone who came into the shop and wanted one. The two Milford women are part of Boomerang Bags, an international grassroots ...

Wanted N.H. man is dead in Florida

ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA. – The former Nashua attorney wanted on a warrant charging him with raping a child is dead after Florida police shot him at a Howard Johnson’s hotel. Commander Chuck Mulligan with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office said James Benny Hobbs, 59, AKA The Whip, died ...

Mont Vernon school meeting quick and quiet

MONT VERNON – Twenty-five voters passed every article onto the Village School district warrant during a one-hour Deliberative Session Feb. 8. The meeting had been delayed 24 hours because of a snowstorm. “It was a quiet meeting. There were no amendments and every article passed,” said ...

Fast News

Open and close MILFORD – The town hall and Wadleigh Memorial Library will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10 for Veteran’s Day. The transfer station will also be closed Friday and open on Nov. 11 at normal hours. The library will re-open Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1-5 p.m., ...

Costantino named Citizen of the Year

MILFORD – Hikers and bikers, children and the town’s fauna and flora should thank this year’s Citizen of the Year, said David Palance, as he introduced Chris Costantino during the Milford Pumpkin Festival’s opening ceremonies Friday evening. Palance is president of the Milford ...

MACC wants to install antenna

WILTON – As part of its on-going plan to improve radio communications within their service area, Milford Area Communications Center would like to install a monopole antenna at the Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative High School. “We need more poles to eliminate dead spots,” Fire Chief Jim ...

Veterans Count recognizes local sponsors

In 2007, Veterans Count was developed in partnership with ESNH, the New Hampshire National Guard and the New Hampshire Deptartment of Health and Human Services. The program provides a safety net to service members and families before, during and after deployment. Veterans Count has assisted ...

Milford back on odd-even water use

MILFORD – Winter snow and spring rains have eased the drought, but Milford water officials have reinstated the odd-even watering restrictions that were in place last year. That’s because the town wants to keep its three water tanks, especially the one at Dram Cup Hill, near the Market ...

Pitching in to help others

When I was in the Navy so very many years ago and floating around the Mediterranean on the aircraft carrier America, my mother would send me packages of food. She called them care packages, but we didn’t care what she called them. We just ate them, for of course I shared them with my ...

Friendly’s celebrates grand opening March 2

MERRIMACK – On Thursday, March 2, Friendly’s at 710 Milford Road celebrated its grand opening by welcoming guests to its newest location in Merrimack. Friendly’s is excited to open its first location in almost 10 years, and is thrilled that Merrimack is its new home. The Friendly’s ...

Work Cited

WILTON – Voters are being asked to approve $300,000 for the renovation of the north end of Town Hall, which is the former home of the police station. The plan includes upgrading life/safety features and the installation of a buildingwide alarm system. The upgrade will remove the last of the ...

Milford eyes pay-to-throw disposal program

MILFORD – The town’s recycling committee is studying the idea of a pay-to-throw program as a way to increase recycling and cut down on the town’s costs for garbage disposal. WasteZero, a municipal solid-waste-reduction company based in South Carolina, made a presentation at the ...

Milford’s Hess helps Tilton to another title

TILTON – For the second consecutive year and the third time in four seasons, the Tilton School Varsity Girls’ Basketball team – featuring Milford native Kaitlyn Hess – won the NEPSAC Class B Championship on March 5 with a 54-52 win over Berkshire School. This was Tilton’s eighth ...

Souhegan taps Bowkett as football coach

The Souhegan High School athletic department settled some family business before heading into the annual winter break. The school Friday announced the hiring of Robin Bowkett as its new football coach, replacing Mike Lochman, who resigned in December after four seasons on the job. Bowkett, a ...

Kudos to Wilton Community Center

I recently attended a forum at High Mowing School on Abbot Hill Road in Wilton. The event was sponsored by the Wilton Community Center ... kudos to this group! The event was very well attended, and attracted people of all ages. From the opening remarks to the wrapup, the members of the WCC ...