In Loving Memory Of Marcel Herbert.

In Loving Memory Of Marcel Herbert.
In Loving Memory of Marcel Herbert. Marcel Hebert – From Somersworth to New York and Paris and back to Somersworth. My father owned the Funeral Home at 24 South Street in Somersworth before it became Bernier’s Funeral Home. When my father died in 1958, Leo Bernier, who worked with my father, bought the Funeral Home. ...

From The Archives: The Trial Of Poor John Hill!

From The Archives: The Trial Of Poor John Hill!
As promised last week, today we take a look at the trail of the unfortunate Mr. John Hill, who was arrested after his wife was found murdered. You can read the account of the arrest HERE if you missed it last week.  It is interesting to note that the trial took place on June 8th ...

Blizzard Of 2015

Blizzard Of 2015
I apologize for the lack of updates this week, but like everyone else in Somersworth, I was busy getting ready for the blizzard. Then once it hit, I was busy shoveling! It looks like we got around 30′ here, although I have to say it feels like a lot more, at least if you ask ...

Somersworth City Council Meeting: 1/20/2015

Somersworth City Council Meeting: 1/20/2015
Once again it proved to be busy and long evening at Somersworth’s council chambers, on Tuesday January 20th. Not only did the regular city council meeting take place, but also a public hearing on Resolution No. 23 -25. The purpose of the resolution is to establish penalties and fines for anyone who does not comply ...

From The Archives: Murder, Murder, Read All About It!

From The Archives: Murder, Murder, Read All About It!
Below you will find the first details of the first case of murder I can find as detailed in the archives of the Free and Journal Press. This issue is dated Friday June 7th 1884. INSANITY THE CAUSE! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A DEVOTED WIFE THE VICTIM. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FULL PARTICULARS (From our six o’clock edition of Friday.) This ...

Buried In The Archives of the Great Falls Free Press.

Buried In The Archives of the Great Falls Free Press.
Almost every Sunday you can find me in one place between the hours and 12.30 and 3.30pm. That place is the Summersworth Historical Museum. I love the place, I love the company, and I love to learn about our cities full, colorful and rich history. Yesterday was a little different though as I’ve been kindly ...

Drugs: Solutions Sought By Task Force

Drugs: Solutions Sought By Task Force
Drugs! We hear about them on the news, over the kitchen table, and just about everywhere else these days. Somersworth is not immune to the problem either, in fact it’s become an increasing problem within the city. This is why Mayor Hilliard set up the Somersworth Drug Use Task Force, a committee that is set ...

Somersworth City Council Meeting: 1/05/2015

Somersworth City Council Meeting: 1/05/2015
Last night proved to be a busy night at the Somersworth council meeting. There were a total of three public hearings as well as the regular council meeting. The three public hearings that covered six different ordinances/topics: 1: Community revitalization tax relief hearing incentive application from David H M Baker for the Round Robin Building ...