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Visit over 30 exhibitors at Bridal Show

The Brookline Bridal Show will feature wed­ding professionals from all over southern New Hampshire. This is an opportunity to meet more than 30 exhibitors and plan your big day. Vendors from Milford, Brookline, Hollis, Merri­mack, Nashua, Bedford, Manchester and other towns will participate. ...

Local winery receives awards for excellence

AMHERST - LaBelle Winery was recently awarded 11 medals and Best Fruit Wine/Best New Hampshire Wine. At the Big E North­east Gold Wine Competi­tion, LaBelle received Best Fruit Wine/Best New Hampshire Wine - Cranberry; gold for Tem­pest; silver for Americas, Gewurztraminer, Shim­mer, ...

Hollis youngster wins Lions Club raffle drawing

Ryan Witt, of Hollis, won a recent Amherst Li­ons Club raffle drawing for Boston Red Sox tickets for their game on Satur­day, Sept. 26. Lions President Joan Ferguson also presented Ryan with $100 toward food and souvenirs. The raffle netted nearly $1,500 for local charities. For more ...

Chamber aims to promote economic development

MILFORD - Local busi­nesses are showing a big increase in full-time em­ployment, much of which is attributed to growth in demand and to business expansion. Those were some of the findings in a recent survey of local business owners, part of an Amherst and Milford Business Reten­tion and ...

Local business climate is sun

A profile of the two towns in the Amherst and Milford Business Reten­tion and Expansion Pro­gram report shows that Milford's population grew faster than Amherst's, 4 percent compared with nearly 12 percent, from 2000-10. That trend is ex­pected to continue. By 2040, Amherst is ex­pected to ...

Town recalls Mary Leavitt

LYNDEBOROUGH - Mary Leavitt was one of those people who knew everybody, who would and did help anyone. She was probably the most well-known, and best liked, person in town. On Saturday, several hundred of those friends packed the United Church in Lyndeborough Center to remember her and to say ...

Milford’s ‘Mr. Pumpkin’ retires – sort of

MILFORD - There will be plenty of pumpkins at the Milford Pumpkin Fes­tival, of course, but with a major difference that few people will notice. For the past quarter-century, all of the pump­kins have been grown by Bob Kokko, and this year they won't. "Mr. Pumpkin," as he's ...

Bragdon out as HealthTrust leader

MILFORD - Former state Senate President Peter Bragdon has been let go as the head of New Hampshire HealthTrust and will be paid his sal­ary until his contract ex­pires next June. Bragdon was hired two years ago by what was then called the Local Gov­ernment Center to lead the troubled public ...

Ethics forum teams up with Hope for Gus

AMHERST - As the football season gets into full swing, the Souhegan High School Ethics Fo­rum has planned a week of events to support the Hope for Gus Founda­tion. On Friday, Sept. 25, Souhegan High School will host a football game at 7 p.m. to raise aware­ness and money for Duchene ...

Playground, garden planned

AMHERST - Every town needs a playground for kids to run, jump, climb and slide to their heart's content, and research has been pointing to the im­portance of play, particu­larly unstructured play, in improving all aspects of children's well-being. In Amherst, there has been no public ...

Proposed pipeline avoids Ponemah Bog

AMHERST - The town has negotiated a new route with Kinder Morgan for its planned natural gas pipeline that avoids the Souhegan River, sen­sitive conservation areas and residential cul-de-sacs. On Wednesday, Sept. 16, the Amherst Pipeline Task Force met for a half hour with energy compa­ny ...

Cows in need of new homes

LYNDEBOROUGH - Jerry Rand's cows were something of a town in­stitution: 18 of them, es­sentially wild, frequently out of their pasture, oc­casionally annoying the neighbors and the subject of ongoing jokes. But Rand was also an institution. He purchased his 180-acre farm in 1946, and ...

Parking ban on Oval?

MILFORD - Finding a space to park downtown has been a problem for de­cades, and selectmen last week said they would take another stab at a solution. Owners of shops and restaurants complain pe­riodically about the lack of parking, and a Milford Oval shop owner recently emailed a concern to ...

Milford seeks help saving Swing Bridge

MILFORD - One hun­dred years ago, women in long skirts walked over the bridge to their jobs at Milford's textile mills. Now, the mills have been turned into senior housing, and on fine days, children on scooters, dads pushing strollers and people out for some exercise go back and forth over ...

Is August too hot for school

MILFORD - A mother who said her son came home from school dehy­drated during the heat wave asked the Milford School Board last week to change from a days-based to an hours-based calendar. With an hours-based calendar there can be fewer school days at the beginning and end of the school year ...

WWII soldier laid to rest: Promise to father fulfilled 65 years later

AMHERST - Charlie Vars' father, Robert, had one wish before he died: That Robert's brother, Chris, be buried in the Massachusetts cemetery that has been the final resting place for his fam­ily since the 1800s. Next month Charlie will take the final step in ful­filling the pledge he made to ...

Residents aim to feed hungry kids

MILFORD - Most chil­dren look forward to weekends, but weekends aren't much fun if there's not enough food. Schoolchildren from needy families in Milford can eat breakfast and lunch at school under the national free and reduced-price lunch program, but that doesn't help get them through ...

Cows on the loose in town

For about three hours on Friday morning, traffic on Route 31 through South Lyndeborough was inter­rupted by a rodeo, or at least by attempts to cap­ture a cow named Cinna­mon and her half-grown calf Norton. Owner Wally Holt was aided by several cow-savvy residents. Eventual­ly they were ...

Volunteer Opportunities

BEDFORD HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED SolAmor Hospice, a provider of hospice care, is seeking volunteers in Greater Nashua and Manchester. Some ways hospice volunteers can serve are by providing one-on-one companionship, reading to patients, letter writing, veteran to veteran support, spiritual ...

Calendar

HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT The seventh annual Milford Horseshoe Tournament will be held Sept. 12 at SVTA field, Riley Bros. Lumberyard, 40 Christmas Tree Lane. Registration is open 5:30-8 a.m. Friday and 8-9:45 a.m. Saturday. Tournament will begin at 10 a.m. Luck of the draw, round-robin format. ...