Somersworth Businesses: Then And Now

Somersworth Businesses: Then And Now
This week whilst sitting reading the 1962 volumes of the Somersworth Free Press, at the History Museum, I came across a bunch of great articles that featured the businesses as they stood then. Many of these business profiles were written by the proprietors of those businesses. They are an interesting look back at what was, ...

From the Archives: Politicians To The Left And Right Visit The City In 1956.

From the Archives: Politicians To The Left And Right Visit The City In 1956.
Politicians are a staple on the landscape of Somersworth and this was certainly true in 1956 when the City saw two Presidents visit the city long before they would become Presidents. I hope you enjoy these two snippets of times past. Ronald Reagan Wins Host of Friends For Himself; Hollywood and GE (Taken from the ...

Lets Talk About Heroin… 1

Lets Talk About Heroin...
It’s been a busy week here in Somersworth and most of the activity has been based around one theme, drugs. For example; on Tuesday March 17th, along with around fifty high school parents, I attended a talk and presentation given by a gentleman from New Jersey by the name of Michael DeLeon. As the parent ...

City Council Meeting Round Up: 3/16/2015

City Council Meeting Round Up: 3/16/2015
It’s not every day that you get to hear and see bagpipes being played at a City Council meeting but this was exactly what happened on Monday at the Somersworth Chambers. Local bagpiper, Chris Boyle piped two traditional Irish songs to the delight of those present at the meeting. The performances were part of Mayor ...

From The Archives: I Give You The Dominoes! 2

From The Archives: I Give You The Dominoes!
By: Jenne H Last night whilst at the City Council meeting, which included a short performance by local bagpiper, Chris Boyle, I recalled seeing this article in a 1961 copy of The Great Falls Press. It seemed a fitting reminder and tribute to some of the great musical talent that has emerged from Somersworth and ...

From The Archives: It’s 1961 And The Phone Is Buzzing…

From The Archives: It's 1961 And The Phone Is Buzzing...
On Thursday November 16th, 1961, the Somersworth Free Press, informed residents that they were about to enter the marvel that was digital telephone use. No longer would a caller here the tones of the operators that manned the switchboard of the city. Below you will find their account of this marvel of modern science. Buzzing ...

City Council Meeting: 3/2/2015

City Council Meeting: 3/2/2015
Last night saw the regular meeting of the Somersworth City Council. The council chambers were filled with people there to support their chosen candidate for the vacant seat representing Ward 3. The three candidates that were applying for the position created by the sudden and unexpected death of Marcel Hebert earlier this year were as ...

From The Archives: The Blizzards Of 1956.

From The Archives: The Blizzards Of 1956.
It’s no secret that I spend most of my Sunday afternoons rifling through the paper archives at the Somersworth History Museum. Last Sunday I took some time to sort through the vast array of paper archives they have, and put them into some sort of order, which was no small task I might add. The ...