Parishioners Wish Father Michael A Fond Farewell.

Parishioners Wish Father Michael A Fond Farewell.
Saying goodbye to a member of any family is always hard. When that family member is the Father of an entire parish it becomes even harder. That is exactly what the parishioners of St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish which includes Holy Trinity, St. Martin’s churches in Somersworth and St. Mary’s in Rollinsford are dealing with ...

Somersworth Says Thanks To Its Veterans

Somersworth Says Thanks To Its Veterans
Last week like many in the city I found myself focused on Veterans for a variety of reasons. It was a busy week but a fun week. Bringing History To Life Last Sunday I took part in my first reenactment. I joined the Dearborn’s company from Exeter as a guest for the day and joined ...

From The Archives: “Now And Mostly Then” Quiz

From The Archives:
Long time Somersworth High School teacher/coach Jeffrey Francoeur Sr. also wrote a weekly sports column during the 1950’s in the Somersworth Free Press under the title…Now and Mostly Then. It seems fitting today Veterans Day 2016 to remember one of those articles that  stands out. In an early 50’s column he tested readers memories of ...

Ten Commandments Returned To Its Spot. 7

Ten Commandments Returned To Its Spot.
Sunday November 6th saw the ten commandments statue returned to the place that it has stood for 56 years. The monument which was gifted to the citizens of Somersworth by the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in 1958 has caused some controversy over the past few years.

Not Sure Where To Vote? We Got You Covered.

Not Sure Where To Vote? We Got You Covered.
I hope that you will get out and vote on Tuesday Nov 8th. Residents registering to vote and/or voting at their polling location on election day should bring a picture ID. If the address on the ID is not current, they should also bring a piece of mail for proof of residency. Polling stations will ...

Candidates Take The Hot Seat At Forum: Part 1

Candidates Take The Hot Seat At Forum: Part 1
Thursday evening saw several hopeful people gathered at Somersworth city hall. All were hoping to secure your vote when the state goes to the polls on November 8th. The candidates forum which was organized by the Greater Somersworth Chamber of Commerce featured Peter Mathieu as the evenings moderator and Eric Mommsen as the time keeper. ...

Garlic: A Pungent Way to Raise Funds

Garlic: A Pungent Way to Raise Funds
When I visited the Somersworth Middle school a couple of weeks ago it would have been easy for me to believe that they had a mild vampire infestation. The smell of garlic was unmistakable and drifted through the hallways, into the classrooms and if it was in fact used for vampire protection it would have ...

Somersworth Fire Department Opens House To Citizens

Somersworth Fire Department Opens House To Citizens
I seem to have spent quite a bit of time with the guys and girls of the Somersworth Fire Department this past week. It all started on Tuesday when I could be found at the Middle school. As part of National Fire safety week they were there giving the kids plenty of life saving advice, ...

Picnic a Big Hit With the Somersworth Seniors

Picnic a Big Hit With the Somersworth Seniors
Thursday October 13th 2016 – I sent a few hours yesterday afternoon with the seniors of Somersworth. Around 100 of them could be found at the Flanagan center where several city organizations had come together to put on the annual Senior Picnic. Those organizations included, Somersworth Police Department, Strafford Nutrition Meals on Wheels, Somersworth Recreational ...

Pumpkins Prove To Be Fun For Everyone.

Pumpkins Prove To Be Fun For Everyone.
Like so many in Somersworth I love the fall. The colors, the hot chocolate and most of all the pumpkins. Who doesn’t love those little round orbs of orange which offer the possibility of fun, food and friends? So having a festival that celebrates all things pumpkin and more right here in Somersworth is something ...