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Church to hold two-day music bash

MILFORD - Ten years ago, Mil­ford United Methodist Church moved into a beautiful new build­ing on a spacious lot on North River Road. The congregation is going to celebrate that anniversary with a Christian music festival on Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 27-28. Church members re­cently talked with ...

Town official hurt in accident

WILTON - A Temple town official is recover­ing from serious injuries after a motorcycle crash on Route 101 on Monday, Aug. 8. Wilton police say wit­nesses reported the 1994 Honda motorcycle driv­en by David Martz, 66, of Temple, collided with a red sedan and that the sedan's driver left ...

Farm purchases leased property

WILTON - Since 2004, the Temple-Wilton Com­munity Farm has held a 99-year lease on Four Cor­ners Farm on Abbott Hill Road. It had been using the 68-acre property since about 1997, but the com­munity farm really want­ed to own it. Now it does, thanks to the efforts of a great many people. ...

No cause determined for Milford house fire

Firefighters hampered by papers which filled building MILFORD - The 19th-century house on Elm Street that was destroyed by fire last week offered firefighters unusual chal­lenges. It was packed with items, including newspa­pers that filled the attic from floor to ceiling, and 40 years' worth ...

Risk survey tracks teens

>Results show texting and driving has increased MILFORD - Texting while driving seems to have replaced drinking and driving as the risky behavior of choice among high school students. Despite statistics that show distracted driving has become a major safe­ty problem, nearly half the ...

Wilton names town administrator

>Butcher is first in role, begins in September WILTON - Scott Butch­er will start his new job as Wilton's first town admin­istrator during the first week in September. Butcher, of Pepperell, Mass., has had a career in management in private industry and has been in­volved in ...

Birds of prey showcased at town hall

MILFORD - The five birds in the Town Hall banquet room last week were treated like celebri­ties. Cameras flashed and people oohed and aahed as Jim Parks re­moved each one from its carrier and carried it around the room. Parks is a licensed raptor re­habilitator, and each bird of prey had ...

New fix for Amherst road

> AMHERST - On Mon­day night, Town Admin­istrator Jim O'Mara told selectmen and Mer­rimack Road resident Kevin Dadoly that he and Department of Pub­lic Works Director Bruce Berry have come up with another plan to fix the road's sight lines. Dadoly and his neigh­bors went to the ...

‘Bicycle playground’ opens

AMHERST - Last win­ter, Craig Fraley met Shaun Hickman on the chairlift at the Crotched Mountain ski area. "He said that we really need a pump track in Am­herst," said Fraley, who happens to be the town's recreation director. As it turned out, the Amherst school district ...

Storage units coming to west Milford

>Complex planned for lot across from Pine Valley Mill MILFORD - The Plan­ning Board last week approved a large self-storage complex across from the Pine Valley Mill apartments, de­spite pleas from an abut­ter that the plan would "bring ugliness to the back side of ...

‘Every day is an adventure’

>Amherst tries out summer teen program AMHERST - Day camp can be fun for children, but teens and pre-teens need more from a camp experience, and the Am­herst Recreation Depart­ment has found that some­thing more. This summer, for the first time, the town is of­fering what it calls ...

Work set for fire tower

>Renovations scheduled before end of the year MILFORD - Milford's Federal Hill fire tower is expected to receive signif­icant renovations before the end of the year. Thom­as Mansfield, an architect for the New Hampshire Department of Economic Resources and Develop­ment, said the ...

Burn victim continues to mend

>Mont Vernon man was injured in Taiwan MONT VERNON - A little more than a year ago, Alex Haas was fighting for his life after a fun evening at a Tai­wan water park ended in an horrific fire. Haas suffered burns on 90 percent of his body and for awhile his sur­vival was in doubt. Now, ...

Milford Police host Night Out

Milford police joined thousands of other North American police departments on Aug. 2 when they held a National Night Out. Milford's event, in Emerson Park, was relaxed as police cooked barbecue, demonstrated their vehicles, pitched softballs to children and chatted with parents and ...

Fire destroys Milford home on Elm Street

Fire ripped through a home at 83 Elm St. in Milford on Wednesday, bringing firefighters and equipment from six towns to work on a challenging and stubborn blaze. No one was injured in the fire that brought out scores of spectators on a rainy morning at the corner of Elm and West ...

Thumbing the Files

75 years ago, 1941 Two Milford men were among nine from the area accepted for selec­tive service. They were Raymond G. Ciardelli and Willis Stickney. New Hampshire's next draft call was to be in September when the state was to be asked to provide 135 men. Milford's quota would be eight. Four ...

Warning signs to be installed at Wilton reservoir

WILTON - Because of deteriorating conditions, the Board of Selectmen decided Monday, July 25, to install "Danger - Keep Off" signs along the dam at the Old Reservoir. The area is public prop­erty and open to walkers along the brook. "It's a long drop if some­one ...

Lyndeborough community day

LYNDEBOROUGH - The 10th annual Commu­nity Day in Lyndeborough Center on Saturday, Aug. 13, is set to kick off with a hike up Rose Mountain and end with a steak din­ner under the tent. In between are a Civil War encampment, a silent auc­tion, fun, games, food and a magic show. The schedule ...

New entrance in works for local offices

>Wilton Town Hall to receive upgrades for ADA compliance WILTON - The entry to the town offices could be made ADA compliant next year. The access from Main Street isn't level and doesn't meet the stan­dards of the Americans With Disabilities Act, and are a problem for people in ...

Milford graduate in Pan-Mass ride

MILFORD - Each of the more than 6,000 bicy­clists who will ride in the Pan-Mass challenge this weekend have their own reasons, and Jenn Dupuis has two: Her grandmother and grandfather both died from cancer - her grand­father from pancreatic cancer at the age of 51 - so she knows the toll the ...