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Merrimack woman awarded NAR Green Designation

Merrimack News

MERRIMACK – Cheryl Liss, a sales associate affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Bedford, has been awarded the National Association of Realtors Green Designation, the only green professional real estate designation recognized by NAR. Liss, a Merrimack resident, ...

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Merrimack News

Farmers market opens June 14 This year marks the 10th season of the Merrimack Farmers Market, which will open for the season on Wednesday, June 14 and continue through Wednesday, Oct. 11. The market will run every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. in the Vault Motor Storage parking lot located at 526 ...

BAE, Great Bay partner to prepare students for workforce

Merrimack News

MERRIMACK – When a leader in global technology, defense, aerospace and cyber security ramps up its workforce in its highly-specialized advanced composite manufacturing division, it didn’t leave the quality of its future applicant pool to chance. Merrimack-based BAE Systems recently joined ...

Playhouse 101 focus of upcoming events

Cabinet News

MILFORD – Bonnie Gondola was looking through some of the archives at the First Congregational Church last year and found items not usually associated with a church: two playbills. Gondola is the parish historian, so she took them to the Milford Historical Society and was told to call Terry ...

Local women join in protest

Cabinet News

CONCORD – The sight was spooky: Five women and one man dressed in blood-red gowns and big white bonnets that partly obscured their faces walked up the Statehouse stairs and settled in the gallery of the House of Representatives amid schoolchildren and other spectators. Their costumes were ...

Portsmouth peacemakers recalled at Milford ceremony

Cabinet News

MILFORD – It isn’t often that someone from Milford has a role on the international stage, but it happened more than 100 years ago when New Hampshire Gov. John McLane helped end the Russo-Japanese War. By 1905, the fighting in the Far East had killed more than 120,000 soldiers and civilians, ...

Souhegan High School is ‘a magical place’

Cabinet News

AMHERST – In some Native American tribes, when a child wandered away, everyone would help weave a blanket that was a map of the area. Souhegan High School is like that, Paul Schlotman said in his faculty address at graduation ceremonies on Friday, June 3. “We are a family, a tribe,” he ...

Amherst man dies after crash on Route 101

Cabinet News

AMHERST – A local man died following a crash last month on Route 101. Philip Howe, 73, of Amherst, died two days after the May 23 accident near the Bedford town line. According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, Howe was traveling west on Route 101, crossed over the yellow line for unknown ...

Police: Man passed out while driving

Cabinet News

MANCHESTER – A Milford man was arrested Thursday, June 1, after police said they found him passed out in a running vehicle with a young child in the back seat and syringes on the floor. Benjamin Philbrick, 34, reportedly passed out while taking a right turn in his 2013 Ford Explorer from ...

Scales OK’d for Wilton Recycling Center

Cabinet News

WILTON – The purchase and installation of truck scales at the Recycling Center was approved by the Board of Selectmen among its items of discussion on Monday, June 5. The idea has been discussed several times over the last few years, and there is general agreement among the member towns that ...

Program shows that weeds aren’t all bad

Cabinet News

LYNDEBOROUGH – People passing the J.A. Tarbell Library one evening in May might have seen about a dozen people wandering about picking weeds and showing them to one another as they waved away black flies. The peculiar-seeming group was foraging for local edibles such as dandelions, burdock ...

Book of poems resurfaces in Wilton

Cabinet News

WILTON – In 1851, when Abbie R. Parker was 12, she wrote a poem she called “Advertisement.” Her parents were planning to sell the farm, and she wrote about it. Abbie wrote a lot of poetry, and sometime after her marriage in 1862 to Harvey Perham, of Lyndeborough, she copied 83 poems into ...

Love or hate, take the high ground

Cabinet News

Here is where we are in these United States: Some dimwits in Danville think it’s perfectly fine to destroy American flags and really, really neat to do it around Memorial Day. Clearly, their parents are proud of them, particularly Dad, who either avoided military service, isn’t proud of his ...

Pinnacle House defined town’s ‘grand’ era

Cabinet News

From the 1870s through the start of World War I, most towns in the area had at least one large hotel catering to summer visitors. One the largest was The Grand on the hill overlooking Mont Vernon Village. Amherst had at least one on the common and another at Ponemah, where there was a railroad ...

Milford teen honored as Youth of Year

Cabinet News

MANCHESTER – A tough competition culminated in the selection of Shelby Houghton, a member of the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley, as the New Hampshire Youth of the Year. The Boys & Girls Clubs of America title, bestowed at Saint Anselm College in Manchester on May 25, recognizes ...

Wilton library receives $10K bequest

Cabinet News

WILTON – The trustees of the Wilton Public & Gregg Free Library received a second bequest from the estate of the late David LaPonsee, $10,536 that will be used toward work in the children’s room. “The children’s rooms were one of his main interests,” Chairman Ron Brown said. The ...

Sabers edge Bulldogs for D-I title

Bedford News

MANCHESTER – Sometimes team meetings can actually work. Just ask the Souhegan High School girls lacrosse team. After the Sabers had lost to Londonderry by a goal back on May 9, coach Maren Petropulos got everyone together in a room, closed the door, and they hashed things out. “We were in ...

Plants with purpose

Bedford News

LYNDEBOROUGH – People passing the J.A. Tarbell Library one evening in May might have seen about a dozen people wandering about picking weeds and showing them to one another as they waved away black flies. The peculiar-seeming group was foraging for local edibles such as dandelions, burdock ...

Stephanie J. (Trott) Schehl

Bedford News

Stephanie J. (Trott) Schehl, 57, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 surrounded by her loving family following a five year battle with ALS. Born in Manchester, she was the daughter of the late William and Joyce (Lefebvre) Trott. Raised and educated in Manchester, she worked as a ...

ASD students make prosthetic hand for second grader

Bedford News

NASHUA – Across the country, there is a big need for prosthetics, but they typically cost thousands of dollars. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year 1,500 babies are born in the United States without part or all of their arm. For children who are constantly ...