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Milford Memorial Day ceremonies draw large crowd

MILFORD – They were not just statistics, they were our sons and daughters and our husbands and wives, said Gary Williams before he read the names of the 28 American men and women who died so far in military conflicts this year. And that stark reality of lost lives is brought home, he said, ...

Amherst will build cemetery

AMHERST – Five years ago the 48-acre former recreation property on Merrimack Road called Cemetery Fields, once home to ball fields and a memorial playground, became officially out of bounds to the public and the playground was dismantled and removed. That Sept. 1, 2014, deadline marked the ...

Lydeborough has strong turnout for holiday remembrance

LYNDEBOROUGH – The Lafayette Artillery conducted traditional ceremonies on the Village Common on May 26. Lorraine Strube served as Mistress of Ceremonies, the Black River Fife and Drum Corp provided appropriate music, and President Abraham Lincoln (in the person of re-enactor Steve Wood) ...

Ah, nuts: Crop failure to blame for fewer chipmunks

CONCORD – Where have all the chipmunks gone? This time of year those cute little striped rodents are usually scurrying all over the stone walls. We asked friends and family in New Hampshire and Connecticut and everyone agreed they’ve seen few or no chipmunks this year. So we called New ...

Wilton observes Memorial Day

WILTON – For those who have lost loved ones, every day is Memorial Day. William Chambers, a resident and veteran, was the guest speaker at the annual Memorial Day observance on Monday. He recalled the services rendered by generations of his family. “For those we honor today,” he said, ...

South Cemetery wall to be repaired

LYNDEBOROUGH – The South Cemetery retaining wall along Cemetery Road is “bulging out” a little, according to cemetery trustees. It could become a safety hazard, and will be repaired this summer. The restoration work has been planned for the past several years while options were studied. ...

Students design boards for elders

World War II Marine Corps veteran Bessie Linsott, anticipating her 100th birthday, is known at Crestwood Center in Milford as the “Cribbage Queen.” Cribbage is a card game invented in the 1600s with the object of securing draws and discards until exactly 15 or 31 points are snagged. It is ...

‘My job was to piss him off’

AMHERST - Michael McGowan had an inauspicious start to his career as an FBI special agent. Assigned to find a vicious killer in a seedy Camden, N.J. bar, he tucked a photo of the man in his chest pocket, a photo that someone quickly swiped from his pocket. “I was the worst undercover agent ...

Fast News

Wilton butcher charged NASHUA - Phillip Pellerin, 30, of Wilton, is facing felony charges alleging that he deprived two dozen customers when he failed to butcher their deer. Pellerin owns a wild game butcher shop, and, according to the Union Leader a Hillsborough County Superior Court grand ...

Students honor volunteers, others

WILTON – For the third year, Florence Rideout Elementary School students teamed up on May 17 to honor all those who volunteer in both Wilton and Lyndeborough. Included were firefighters and first responders, police, library personnel, and school board members. Because of rain, the planned ...

Defying the odds

MILFORD – A few days before the Fourth of July in 1979, Mark Carter suffered traumatic brain injuries in a car accident in Hampton that killed his mother and his 9-year-old brother and severely injured his father. Mark was 17 and the Carters were living on Falconer Avenue in Milford. He ...

Architects unveil plans for Wadleigh Library

MILFORD – Last week architects revealed a tentative plan for remodeling and enlarging the Wadleigh Memorial Library, a plan that includes a terrace on the Nashua Street side and a large children’s room. Jason LaCombe, of SMP Architects of Concord, used slides to show three tentative ...

Milford ZBA continues brewery review

MILFORD - William Ogert will have to do more research on mitigating potential odors from the beer-making operation he wants start on South Street. The Milford Zoning Board of Adjustment will continue its review of the Ogie Brewery at its next meeting, on June 6, to allow Ogert to look into ...

Search for Wilton fire chief begins

WILTON – The Select Board voted on Monday, May 20, to increase the Fire Chief’s stipend to $15,000, and increase of $8,000, the first step in trying to attract a qualified person to the position. Selectwoman Kellie-Sue Boissonnault abstained, saying she first wanted to know where the extra ...

Fimbel recalls beginnings of Mont Vernon Spring Gala

Mont Vernon held its 26th Spring Gala Saturday, and Zoe Fimbel, one of the first organizers, remembers how it got started. “Mont Vernon used to have something called Spring Fling which had fizzled out. In late 1992 I saw an ad or a story in the Cabinet seeking interested volunteers ...

Keyes stage being built with quarry stone

MILFORD - The construction of a new public performance space at the east entrance to Keyes Memorial Park is scheduled to begin this week, using stones from an old Milford quarry. Stones are from the original stone cutting shed located on the former Tonella King Quarry, and they will be ...

Lessons from the Blue Zones

AMHERST - What do Loma Linda, California; Sardinia, Italy; Ikaria, Greece and Okinawa, Japan all have in common? In these little pockets of the world people tend to live three to 10 times longer than people who live elsewhere. Paula Koppel, a geriatric nurse practitioner for more than 30 ...

RSEC approved to serve Massachusetts school districts

AMHERST – Regional Services and Education Center, Inc. (RSEC) has received approval from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to accept special education placements for Massachusetts students at The RSEC Academy Middle School and The RSEC Academy High School. ...

Fast News

Memorial Day observed: Amherst observes Memorial Day on the evening of the last Friday in May. The parade line up is at 5:30 p.m. and it steps off at 6 p.m. Lyndeborough will observe Memorial Day with traditional ceremonies on Sunday, May 26 under the direction of the Lyndeborough Artillery ...

New eatery welcomes customers in Milford

MILFORD – We’ve been watching the transformation of the old Souhegan National Bank building at the corner of Nashua and School streets, and on May 2 the upscale farm-to-table restaurant on the first floor opened. Simple and elegant, Greenleaf has vaulted ceilings and huge windows that ...