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Fiery board meeting held amid contentious text messages

By George Pelletier Milford Bureau Chief MILFORD – Residents wearing t-shirts, bearing the slogan, “Milford Strong,” showed their support, and at times, their dismay, at the June 17th Milford School Board meeting, over alleged text messages shared between board member Jenni Siegrist ...

Wing retires after 30 years

WILTON – Since the WLC middle/high school opened in 1971, there have been two art teachers. The second one, Judith Wing, retired last week after 30 years at the school. “When I took the job, people asked me how I could follow a teacher like Eleanor Greer. She was almost legendary. It took ...

Wilton horseshoe purchase plan is dropped

WILTON – The Conservation Commission will not, at this time, continue to pursue a plan to purchase The Horseshoe for a family recreation and conservation area. At a special meeting on June 10, the Commission decided they could not pursue a state grant without the unanimous support of the ...

Police: distracted driving tops home break-ins

As summer vacation looms, Milford Police state that distracted driving is more of an area, and a statewide problem, than that of area home break-ins. “Obviously, we urge citizens to lock their homes and their vehicles,” said Captain Craig Frye. “It’s not normal, but often smaller ...

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Let the (Granite State) Games begin!

Ahhh, the Games people play. These Games, the Granite State Games, are a good thing. Believe it or not, Bishop Guertin High School girls soccer coach Pat Mulcahy’s vision began its fifth year on Monday, giving student athletes a chance at scholarship money (about $4,000 involved) and the ...

Mutts drop tough summer opener

AMHERST – Summer baseball is about individuals putting in the time, honing their craft, working on their game. Getting better. Roy Santiago shattered that mold shortly after he and the Nashua Chiefs held off the Souhegan Valley Mutts, 4-3, on opening night in the New England Independent ...

Batchelder hopes Silver Knights’ summer will re-ignite his game

NASHUA – The road back from injury is always a bumpy one, as Amherst’s Owen Batchelder is finding out. A summer with the Nashua Silver Knights might make that road a bit smoother. At least that’s what the soon-to-be Northeastern University junior hopes. “I tried to get back into the ...

Sabers’ Goddard rules on the court

The high school tennis season officially came to an end late this week with two local doubles teams bowing in the boys and girls finals, respectively. However, earlier in the week, for the second straight year, Souhegan High School has a boys state singles tennis champion. Junior Sam ...

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Thumbing the Files

71 years ago, 1948 Milford’s Hayward Farms ice cream stand was adding a self-service frozen food store featuring 192 items including fish, meat and poultry. Rehearsals were underway for a minstrel show to be sponsored by Lyndeborough’s Pinnacle Grange at Citizens’ Hall. A pickup ...

Gives thanks to a teacher

Recently, fourth graders from Florence Rideout Elementary School in Wilton spent a day touring historic sites in Wilton and Lyndeborough as part of their study of local history, and they even went to visit our State House. We don’t know who came up with this idea -- it’s only been going ...

Ending hunger in school

Over the past year, one of our Fiscal Agency partner programs called “Meals Matter” has worked diligently and creatively to put an end to food insecurity in the Nashua Schools. While many kids can afford to bring or buy lunch in school, and others qualify for “free and reduced lunch” ...

Denny Claire is much more than a coach

Denny Claire sure knows how to make an exit. His Wilton-Lyndeborough Warriors softball team ushered him into retirement with an amazing victory over undefeated Epping in the Class IV championship game at Plymouth State University, a game they really weren’t supposed to win and almost ...

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Arthur Carl Wetherbee

There will be a celebration of life for Arthur Carl Wetherbee and a tribute to his sister Margaret Wetherbee on June 21st at 3pm at the Amherst NH Country Club Pavilion. He was a wonderful brother, uncle, cousin, friend, citizen and all around really nice person. This celebration “party” ...

Jean B. (Riendeau) Rood

Jean B. (Riendeau) Rood, age 82, wife of Ronald H. Rood, of Cocoa FL, died May 31, 2019 after a battle with lung cancer. Jean was a resident of Milford, NH for most of her adult life. Jean worked for Hitchiner Mfg. for 36 years before she retired to Florida in 1996. Jean always opened her ...

David C. Douglas

David Charles Douglas, 63 years old, passed away suddenly on June 4, 2019. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on November 25, 1955 to loving parents, Richard and Elizabeth Douglas. While growing up he had fond memories of helping his parents with the Amherst Flea Market. In 1975, David ...

Patricia Lynn Jalbert

Patricia Lynn Jalbert passed away after battling cancer on April 21, 2019. She was 50 years old. She was born on March 19, 1969 in Newark, Ohio and grew up in Granville, Ohio. Her parents were Jeffrey and Cheryl Jalbert, who were both still living at the time of her death although Trish’s ...