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Cabinet News

State Department pressed on man’s death

MILFORD - New Hamp­shire's congressional del­egation is pressing the U.S. State Department to investigate the death of a Milford man in Saudi Ara­bia in January. Christopher Cramer, 50, was representing Kolls­man, Inc. of Merrimack when his body was found beneath the third floor balcony ...

Milford retirees head south

MILFORD - Milford's loss is Ecuador's gain. Two well-known Milford public servants are soon packing their bags and heading to South Ameri­ca. Chris Nervik retired last month as a captain on the Milford Police De­partment, the same day his wife, Johanna John­son, retired as the special ...

At the Library

AMHERST Amherst Town Library, 14 Main St. 673-2288, library@ amherst.lib.nh.us, amherst library.org. HARRIET TUBMAN'S CIVIL WAR The Amherst Town Library presents the living history performance of Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti portraying Harriet Tubman in "I Can't Die But Once - ...

Lifeguards spark idea for students’ film project

NASHUA - Three Nash­ua students teamed up to create a film focusing on the dark side of unsung American heroes, the poolside lifeguard. The film's writers and creators are class of 2012 alumni from Nashua High School North, Dakota Lu­stick and Ethan Hogan, and NHS North class of 2016 senior ...

Buddhist monks visit Frye’s Measure Mill

WILTON - A dozen Bud­dhist monks from Europe and Thailand, who were visiting the Temple For­est Monastery, also toured Frye's Measure Mill in Wilton last week. "They are visiting mon­asteries in this country and this is a place of in­terest," Abbot Ajahn Jay­ento ...

Milford veteran visits B29 bomber

Ron Philbrick, of Milford, and his grandsons, Ronny and Richie, visiting the B29 Superfortress FIFI when it came to Nashua airport last week. Philbrick was a crew member on a B29 during the Korean War. The plane, the only one left, was at the Nashua Boire Field Airport in June to allow people ...

Local man hurt in Taiwan

MONT VERNON - Friends and family are raising money for 26-year-old Alex Haas, who was seriously injured in a fire at a Taiwan water park last week. According to informa­tion on the GoFundMe website, Haas' parents, Leslie and Roger "Ed" Haas, are now with Alex in Taiwan and ...

Drive-in’s Grateful Dead show a hit

MILFORD - The Grate­ful Dead were a great ex­periment for the Milford Drive-In, and happily it turned out great. "The crowd, they couldn't have been any nicer. They were abso­lute the most pleasant, appreciate people I've ever seen," said Barry Scharmett, co-owner of the ...

Police: New law is heeded

Drivers seem to have gotten the message about the state's new hand-held device law. Despite extra patrols on the lookout for offend­ers, only about 38 people in the Milford-Amherst- Wilton area received warnings or summons during the first few days after a law went into ef­fect forbidding ...

Candidates turn out for Amherst parade

AMHERST - The theme of Am­herst's July Fourth parade was "New Hampshire Firsts," and for Jeb Bush, the parade was definite­ly a first. Bush's older brother, the for­mer President George W. Bush, had marched in Amherst parades past. In fact, Annie Elliott served him Blue ...

Former EMS head’s trial set

MANCHESTER - Trial is set to start in Septem­ber in the case of for­mer Amherst Emergency Medical Services director Brian Gleason, who is fac­ing a felony theft charge for allegedly using a town credit card for personal purchases over a period of two years. Gleason, 54, of 8 Tyler Drive in ...

Scholars

ALMA COLLEGE Isabelle Limondin, of Milford, was named to the spring 2015 dean's list at Alma (Mich.) College. ASSUMPTION COLLEGE The following local stu­dents were named to the spring 2015 dean's list at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass. FROM MONT VERNON: Kaitlin Henry. FROM NEW IPSWICH: ...

Performance of Harriet Tubman bio

AMHERST - The Am­herst Town Library pres­ents the living history performance of Gwendo­lyn Quezaire-Presutti por­traying Harriet Tubman in "I Can't Die But Once - Harriet Tubman's Civil War" on Thursday, July 9 at 7 p.m. in the Main Read­ing Room. This program is made ...

Area students recieve Citizenship Award

Each year, Lake Suna­pee Bank recognizes a graduating student from the 22 local high schools in its market area with its $500 Citizenship Award. Each student is chosen by his or her respective high schools for exempla­ry scholastic and commu­nity contributions during his or her tenure at ...

Book sale, 3-D printing demo at Town Green

AMHERST - The Friends of the Amherst Town Library will be hosting their annual sum­mer book sale on Satur­day, July 4 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Amherst Vil­lage Town Green. This year, the book sale will be coupled with live demonstrations of the library's brand-new 3-D printer - a must see. ...

Boys & Girls Club wins award

MILFORD - The Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley received the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Marketing and Communications Award during the or­ganization's 109th annual national con­ference held recently in Chicago. Souhegan Valley was selected among hundreds of clubs across the ...

At the library

AMHERST Amherst Town Library, 14 Main St. 673-2288, library@amherst.lib.nh.us, amherstlibrary.org. BOOK SALE AND 3-D PRINTING DEMO The Friends of the Amherst Town Library will host their annual summer book sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 4 at the Amherst Village Town Green. This year, the book ...

Before the Keyes pool, there was the ‘mud hole’

Milford’s swiming pool from the 1930s to 1965 was Great Brook, off South Street, above, an area sometimes called “the mud hole.” By the 1960s, the swimming area was getting so crowded that people feared for the safety of the children. On June 20, 1965 a modern ...

Gathering for Keyes Pool anniversary

Fifty years ago, Milford's Keyes Pool was dedicated. On June 20, representatives of the town, the Keyes Trust and the Milford Rotary gathered at the pool for an anniversary celebration. Rollie Hardwick was the pool's first manager, and he said Rotarian William Ferguson told him that he'd be a ...