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Amherst man allegedly threatens members of Congress

CONCORD – An Amherst resident identified as Ryder B. Winegar, 33, has been taken into custody by federal agents for allegedly leaving threatening voicemails at the offices of six members of Congress, officials said. Winegar made the alleged threats on Dec. 16-17, about three weeks before a ...

Milford first responders need improved communications network

MILFORD – This year, Milford’s first responders are hoping that residents will vote yes on Article 3, which will provide the police, fire and ambulance emergency services a much-needed upgrade and replacement of the existing public radio system that serves the town. The communications ...

District releases school update

MILFORD – The town’s school district, SAU 40, recently released an outline containing CDC COVID-19 case metrics and spread/mitigation strategies, priorities for school reopening, pandemic resilience and data per Milford school, among other pieces of information for parents, families and ...

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First Rivier women’s hockey coach ready to get started

NASHUA – Hockey is in his blood. That’s the best explanation you can give for first-ever Rivier University women’s hockey coach Chris Czarnota’s involvement in the game. In fact, a family member he never knew can take the credit – Czarnota’s late grandfather, Joseph “Red” ...

Pandemic dominates sports headlines in 2020

The year 2020 will certainly send shudders through many years from now when the they look back on it. For the local sports community, it will go down in history for many reasons. But there was certainly some good things to remember with the bad. It’s pretty easy to choose the top story ...

Silver Knights have had busy off-season

NASHUA – Holman Stadium is currently covered with snow, but that’s no big deal. If the defending Futures Collegiate League Champions Nashua Silver Knights had to start the season today, they could field a team – and then some. The Knights have had a busy off-season in filling the ...

Kaleb Joseph in right place at right time

He saw the opportunity, even in a pandemic, to hop on a plane and head back over to Europe where he had spent much of the previous year. Last month, Nashua’s Kaleb Joseph was gambling on himself and his basketball talents. But that’s nothing new – he’s used to doing that. The ...

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Take a closer look

When politicians talk about “the science,” they often limit discussion to their science. A long as we understand that, we can defend ourselves by checking more reliable sources. But what happens when the politicians start tinkering with primary sources – with reports from government ...

Inspiration for the new year

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr. “There are only two ways to live your life. One ...

Santa always comes through, and he always will

And finally it’s Christmas. A time for remembrance of happy Christmas past; for enjoying happy Christmas present; for anticipation of happy Christmas future. Many years ago, Francis Church of the New York Sun wrote a famous editorial in reply to a letter from an 8-year-old girl, Virginia ...

2020 winds down in our community and at the United Way

Hello, good friends. First and foremost, I would like to wish each of you a wonderful holiday season. As we near the end of 2020, I think it makes sense to reflect for a moment on the year which we are soon to put in our rear-view mirror. I think it is fair to say that this has been a different ...

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Robert ‘Bob’ E. Decourcy

Robert “Bob” E. Decourcy, 77, of Amherst, NH, passed away on Sunday, December 16th, 2020 at his home. He was the widower of the late Christine (Hagerty) Decourcy, who died on August 14th, 2008. He was born in Woonsockett, RI on June 10th, 1943 to the late Henry W. and Ruth (Mason) ...

Frank J. Weber

AMHERST – Frank J. Weber, 89, resident of Amherst, NH died on January 10, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Nashua, NH. He was born in Jamaica, NY on November 22, 1931, a son of Frank S. and Anna (Hitcherich) Weber. He was raised and educated in Indianapolis. Mr. Weber made his home in ...

Hugh Allan (Al) MacGillivary

Hugh Allan (Al) MacGillivary of Mont Vernon, NH died peacefully at home in the loving care of his wife at the age of 75 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Al was predeceased by his parents, his siblings John, Alexander, James and Karen. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jean, his ...

Joseph Henry Fay III

Joseph Henry Fay III, 68, resident of Syracuse, NY, passed away at home on January 7, 2021. Joe was born in Melrose, MA to Joseph H. Jr. and Helen M. (Gautreau) Fay on June 2, 1952 and raised in Lyndeboro and Milford, NH. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Restaurant ...