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No charges yet in fatal crash

MILFORD - Police say they don't know yet if charges will be filed against a Winchester woman involved in a deadly head-on crash on May 3. Roberta Odell, 52, was driving east on Route 101 and attempting to pass another vehicle when her 2011 Nissan Rogue collided with a ...

Damage in fire’s wake

AMHERST - A fast-moving fire anned by strong winds from the west destroyed a boat store on Route 101A Monday and damaged a nearby building. The blaze sent up huge clouds of black and gray smoke and backed up traffic in both directions for hours. The fire appeared to ...

Milford man sentenced in bank robbery

CONCORD - Seamus Murphy, 34, of Milford, who pleaded guilty last fall to robbing a Stratham bank earlier in 2015, was sentenced in federal court Monday, May 2, to more than four years in State Prison, U.S. Attorney Emily Gray Rice said. Murphy, whose last known address is 427 N. River Road in ...

Accidents mar morning commute

MILFORD - A Wilton woman was seriously injured in a car crash April 27 on Route 101 that police say might have been caused by sun glare. The accident was the fourth and last in a series of crashes that started that Wednesday evening and involved a total of six vehicles ...

Wilton woman dies at age 106

p>WILTON - Polly Kenick was one of those truly amazing people. At more than 100 years old, she was still thinking about, and caring for, other people - making Christmas gift bags for Meals on Wheels, knitting sweaters and booties for premature babies, visiting ...

Gravel excavation protested

MILFORD - The Conservation Commission and Brox Environmental Citizens are protesting the town's plans for a major gravel excavation on the Brox property. Audrey Fraizer, commission chairwoman, said the selectmen have no plan to protect wetlands and wildlife, ...

On display during Freedom’s Way weekends

Most people don't know they are there, but in every town and city in southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts, there are treasures. Whether they are in old cemeteries, deep woods or cozy villages, in libraries or museums, these treasures help tell the ...

Boat launch cleanup set for Putnam Pond

LYNDEBOROUGH - Upgrades will be made to the entrance road and parking lot at the Putnam Pond boat launch. The area, located off Cemetery Road near the entrance to Pinnacle Mountain Fish and Game Club, is getting more use by fishermen and, there­fore, more wear. Selectmen's Chairman Lee ...

Board reverses on staffing

WILTON - Persuaded by a large turnout of concerned parents at a meeting on April 19, the Wilton-Lyndeborough Co­operative School Board said there will be no changes in the staffing at Lyndeborough Central School, as voted by the board last month. About 30 people packed the library at ...

Science in focus for new SHS labs

Souhegan will solicit bids for changes to school facilities AMHERST - Souhegan High School's science labs need updating, but instead of merely adding new plumbing and countertops, school of­ficials are considering major changes. At their last meeting, Souhegan School Board members agreed to ...

Local disc golf courses in the works

WILTON - First there was Fris­bee, a perfect laid-back past­time for the 1960s, then Frisbee evolved into the fast-paced Ulti­mate Frisbee. Now, there's a Frisbee-golf hybrid called disc golf, which seems the perfect game for the 21st century. Three years ago, a course was built at the ...

Pipeline proposal ditched

Community leaders cite local opposition After Kinder Morgan announced last week it is shelving plans for a 188- mile natural gas pipe­line that would have run through a number of New Hampshire towns, lo­cal political leaders said community opposition was probably a big factor in the ...

Committee still considering safety complex

LYNDEBOROUGH - The Safety Complex or Other Option Committee was given two years to come up with a recommendation about a safety facility for the town. Now halfway through that period, the committee members are not yet ready to do so and may take another year or two. The committee ...

Land Trust announces garden plans

AMHERST - The Am­herst Land Trust an­nounced the opening of a community garden in the village. The Joshua's Park playground is scheduled to open on Memorial Day weekend. The bricks for the plaza will arrive in late May. But even before that, the Stearns-Davis Community Gardens at Joshua's ...

Students help with school’s greenhouses

WILTON - It rained a little on April 11, but that didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the students at Florence Rideout Elementary School. All of the students, grades 1-5, assisted in moving a pile of soil into two new greenhouses at the Tremont Street entrance to the 1895 ...

Souhegan High School Honor Roll

AMHERST - Souhegan High School announced its honor roll for the second trimester of the 2015-16 school year. HIGHEST HONORS GRADE 9: Lily Batchelder, Leah Carlson, Jacqueline Chistolini, Kristiana Dibble, William Drake, Daria Dzen,Katherine Eastland, Seth Facey, Sloan Facques, ...

Former Milford couple safe after quake

MILFORD - Two wellknown former residents who moved to Ecuador last year were spared most of the effects of the earthquake that killed hundreds of people last weekend. At a magnitude of 7.8, it was Ecuador's strongest earthquake in decades, devastating coastal areas, ...

Office for new official mulled

WILTON - A committee has been named to start a search for a new town administrator, and now a place must be found for an office for him or her. A study is being done to eventually renovate the western end of Town Hall (the former police station) into offices and storage spaces, but ...

Police: Gang link to crimes

MILFORD - Bail for a California woman with alleged ties to a nationwide crime organization was kept at $250,000 cash during her video arraignment in Milford district court on Monday morning. The woman, who goes by the single name of "Mim," was arrested April 15 ...

Former Wilton church may have new life

WILTON - Robin Lunn has plans to repurpose the former Sacred Heart Church on Maple Street into a variety of uses, from continued community space and the food pantry to a cafe and low-cost rentals. Lunn met informally with the Planning Board on April 6 for a preliminary ...