Fast News for Sept. 5

Program set: LYNDEBOROUGH – On Friday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m., the Historical Society will present Roberta Howe Douglas with her program, “Growing up in a large family in Lyndeborough in the 1930s and 1940s.” The program will include a Power Point selection of period pictures.

The program will be held at the Town Hall in Lyndeborough Center, is free, open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. There will be an opportunity for questions and conversation following the program.

Douglas is a Lyndeborough native, one of nine children of Robert and Rosie Howe. Her family has lived in town for many generations, dating back to the Curtis family in the 1800s.

She now lives in Milford where she is active in their Historical Society.

She has been doing genealogical studies and is contemplating writing a memoir. She said this program is a result of that study.

Open house on tap

The Milford Historical Society invites community members to POP in for a fun QUIZ during the September Open House event, set for Sept. 14-15.

For the continuing celebration of its 40th anniversary in the Carey House, another fun event has been planned.

Staff has scoured the museum for interesting, and perhaps little known, facts and created an easy-to-answer quiz. All answers are readily visible and available in the museum.

Everyone who takes the quiz should score 100%, but instead of grading the quizzes, the staff will reward visitors with Smarties candies and a single serving bag of SMARTFOOD popcorn.

Join the fun, discover some interesting facts about items in the museum and learn a little more about Milford’s history.

Be sure to purchase your Milford Historical Society 2020 calendar while you are in the museum.

The Carey House is located at 6 Union St., Milford. Open House hours are from 2-4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

Please use the accessible entrance on the driveway side of the building.

UMass Lowell off and running

LOWELL, Mass. – UMass Lowell kicked off the start of its 125th anniversary year on Tuesday with Convocation, the official welcome for the largest number of incoming students in the university’s history.

More than 3,300 first-year and new transfer students started their UMass Lowell career at the event, which took place at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell. For the third year in a row, UMass Lowell’s total enrollment will top 18,000, an increase of more than 57% since 2007. The Chronicle of Higher Education has ranked UMass Lowell in the top 10 fastest-growing public doctoral institutions in the nation for the last four years.

The class of 2023 has the highest average high-school GPA of any incoming group and more than 770 new students are joining UMass Lowell’s Honors College, which will bring its total enrollment to a new high of nearly 1,900.

Woman violated restraining order

MERRIMACK – Ashley McLean, 28, of Nashua, faces allegations of violating a restraining order after her arrest.

On Aug. 18, Merrimack police responded to a report of a violation of a protective order. During the investigation, officers came to believe McLean had violated the order by allegedly sending messages to the protected party on four separate occasions. A warrant was issued and McLean turned herself in to Merrimack Police.

McLean was processed on the warrant and held without bail.