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Milford softball outlasts Souhegan in Division II showdown

MILFORD – It’s safe to say that most everybody involved with New Hampshire high school Division II softball had their eyes on the big contest played in Milford’s Keyes Park on Monday. The host Milford Spartans and visiting Souhegan Sabers stepped into their showdown holding the top two ...

Tracey Leigh Smith Thompson

Tracey Leigh was born into this world May 11, 1982 and took the next 37 years by storm. She was a fiercely loyal little sister to her brother Joshua and a true “mama bear” overprotective sister to her little sister Allison. She gave her parents, Joan and Brian, a run for their money with ...

Raymond T. Hudon

NASHUA – Raymond T. Hudon, 88, of Nashua, passed peacefully away Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Community Hospice House, Merrimack. Raymond was born in Nashua on August 16, 1930, son of the late Theodore E. and Eva (St. Onge) Hudon. Raymond’s wife Jeannette (Ouellette) Hudon, preceded him ...

Drug dog sweeps Milford High School

MILFORD – Police and five drug-sniffing dogs went through Milford High School Monday morning. It was apparently the first such search in the school’s history. Students and staff were evacuated from the building around 9:30 a.m., waited in the football field, and returned about 40 minutes ...

Wadleigh Memorial Library hosts forum on race

MILFORD – Doug Sutherland, who is black and lives in Hancock, was visiting Maine one day and getting coffee at his favorite cafe when “an older white gentleman” started talking to him about his “black experience” with a boss who long ago encouraged him, and now he is rich. “I had ...

Wilton Select Board ink boundary-line agreement

WILTON – The Select Board used a “fifth Monday,” April 29, for a work session to try to close some issues. Under their new meeting schedule, the board meets on the first and third Mondays of the month. Board members signed a boundary line agreement with Adam and Melinda Royds, which has ...

High School Highlights: Souhegan baseball tops Milford

Baseball Souhegan 5, Milford 3 The Sabers (4-5) grabbed a win after an early lead against the Spartans (2-7). Aidan Casey brought in two runs with a double in the first. Jake Grasset got the win striking out seven, allowing three hits and one run in six innings. Souhegan racked up nine hits ...

Bucks push Celtics to brink of elimination in NBA playoffs

BOSTON (AP) – Giannis Antetokounmpo had 39 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Bucks to a 113-101 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of their second-round playoff series on Monday night and move Milwaukee within one win from its first trip to the Eastern Conference finals since ...

Pope urges migrant-skeptic Bulgarians to open hearts, homes

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) – Pope Francis urged Bulgarians on Sunday to open their hearts and homes to migrants, arguing that a country like Bulgaria, which is losing so much of its population to emigration, should well understand the forces that drive people to seek better lives elsewhere. As he ...

Longest-running housing discrimination case outlives judge

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) – A federal judge who worked until his recent death at age 96 left a historic trail of groundbreaking legal opinions. But one case outlived Damon Keith: the longest-running housing discrimination lawsuit in the United States. Keith declared in 1971 that Hamtramck, a ...

Uncertain future for ‘super’ seaweed after court ruling

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine’s seaweed business has grown like a weed in recent years, with proponents touting it as both a “superfood” and an economic generator for the rural state – but the industry is now facing sticky new restrictions. Maine has a long tradition of seaweed ...

Stretch of road in Los Angeles renamed Barack Obama Boulevard

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A stretch of road in Los Angeles has been renamed after former President Barack Obama. A concert and ceremony Saturday unveiled Obama Boulevard. The street replaced Rodeo Road, a 3 ½-mile street that runs across the city’s historic black neighborhood. It also ...

Dear Abby: Upcoming visitation causes worry

DEAR ABBY: I am going through a nasty divorce. My sons, ages 4, 11 and 12, live with my husband, 1,000 miles away. They will be with me for summer vacation. This will be the longest stay they will have with me, and I’m not going to lie -- I am excited and nervous at the same time. My ...

To Your Good Health: Tear in knee can usually be diagnosed without MRI

DEAR DR. ROACH: While chasing my cat, I dove to the ground and both my knees took a beating. They were bruised but felt fine. A few days after this, my left knee started to bother me. I put on a brace to see if that would help (as it usually does), but it didn’t. I went to my chiropractor a ...

Horoscope by Holiday: May 6, 2019

Mercury Gets Hungry “Never say never” is a saying that speaks to the fickleness of human nature. We often find that the influence of time and environment is stronger than our resolve. Mercury moves into Taurus, the sign of appetite, today, greasing slippery slopes. “Never again” ...

Trump threatens to raise Chinese tariffs to 25% this week

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump turned up the pressure on China on Sunday, threatening to hike tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. Trump’s comments, delivered on Twitter, came as a Chinese delegation was scheduled to resume talks in Washington on Wednesday aimed at ...

2nd person confirmed dead after explosion at Illinois plant

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) – An explosion and fire at an Illinois silicone factory claimed a second victim Saturday when an employee taken to a hospital after the blast died, a local coroner confirmed, and the official death toll is expected to rise to four as authorities suspended the search for ...

Cook hopes to return favor after another Knights rescue

NASHUA – The Nashua Silver Knights have had a habit of rescuing Cam Cook. Scooped up from a tough situation playing in a summer collegiate league in New York, he returned that favor a couple of years ago by becoming the Futures College League record holder for hits in a single season in 2017 ...

Jockeys and Juleps: Locals celebrate the Kentucky Derby

A Kentucky Derby party at Labelle Winery on Saturday, sponsored by the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce, drew attendees donning their very best derby apparel. The event’s proceeds benefit the non-profit Touchstone Farm, located in Temple.