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Merrimack County Bank celebrates 150th year

Merrimack County Savings Bank (The Merrimack) has kicked off its 150th anniversary with the presentation of commemorative gifts to four new 2017 babies! The year’s first baby boy and first baby girl born at Concord Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua were each presented with a gift ...

Nadeau resigns from board

HUDSON – Embattled Hudson School Board member Benjamin J. Nadeau formally stepped down Monday night from the board three weeks before he expects to plead guilty to domestic assault and violating court protective orders charges. A letter from Nadeau, 41, was read aloud at the start of the ...

Guilty plea in cocaine sting

CONCORD – A Manchester man pleaded guilty last week to a federal charge of trafficking cocaine in Nashua last July. U.S. Attorney Emily Gray Rice announced Luis D. Capo-Nieves, 33, formerly of Nashua, pleaded guilty March 1 to possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute. Capo-Nieves is ...

Keeping aware of a common cancer

One of the most common cancers in the United States is also one of the most unpleasant to discuss. March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, raising the public consciousness of this disease that does not discriminate against any racial and ethnic group, but is most often found in ...

Locals to meet in prelim

The final pieces to the local high school tournament puzzle have been added as the Division I and II boys basketball tournament gets underway Tuesday and Wednesday. Six area teams are involved in preliminary-round games this week, while four other locals will compete in their respective ...

Wilfred J. ‘Bill’ Bishop

Wilfred J. “Bill” Bishop, 94, of Hudson, NH and formerly of Arlington, MA, died March 4, 2016 following a brief illness. He was a United States Air Force Veteran, having served his country honorably from December 1943 through May of 1945. Following his time in the service, Bill was ...

Paul Pellerin

Paul Pellerin, 89, of Nashua, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, March 5, 2017 at Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover. He was born on January 1, 1928, in Manchester, NH, a son of the late Joseph and Eva Pellerin. He was the husband of Jane (Szymanski) Pellerin, whom he married on June ...

Rosanne Stapleford

Rosanne Stapleford passed away suddenly March 5th surrounded by her family in Nashua NH. Rosanne was born in Bar Harbor, Maine on February 11, 1944 to Elliott and Dorothy Higgins. Rosanne was employed for many years by the Melrose School System and was a passionate Vice President of the ...

Louise A. Larrabee

Louise A. Larrabee (Henderson), age 100, died Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the Bedford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford, NH. She was born on December 13, 1916, in Brockton, MA, the daughter of the late Calvin and Eunice (Hardy) Knight. Louise attended school in Waltham, MA, and ...

Jeannine Larochelle

Mrs. Jeannine Larochelle, 86 of Nashua, N.H. passed away February 7th, 2017. Her final days were spent surrounded by her beloved family. Jeannine was born April 26th, 1930 in Coaticook P.Q. Canada, daughter of late Henri and Anna (St. Pierre) Tougas. She was raised and educated in Canada. She ...

School officials to tackle budget Wednesday

NASHUA – Hoping to approve the education budget by March 29, the school board Budget Committee is set to begin working on the draft document on March 8. The committee has met on almost a weekly basis since the draft budget was presented by Superintendent Connie Brown in January, but members ...

Woman held on multiple charges

NASHUA – A spate of alleged bizarre behavior, including attempts to harm herself with items of clothing while being processed after her arrest, landed a Massachusetts woman in jail pending her next court appearance this week. Cheryl A. Whitney, 49, of 27 Marita St., Leominster, was ordered ...

Blaze destroys Litchfield home

LITCHFIELD – Forced to contend with two of firefighters’ staunchest enemies – high, gusty winds and freezing temperatures – dozens of crews from Litchfield and numerous area towns battled a 3-alarm blaze Saturday night that ultimately destroyed a large colonial home on Muscovy ...

Ales for tails

MERRIMACK – Beer and animal lovers can celebrate both at the Ales for Tails fundraiser, which will be hosted by the Anheuser-Busch brewery on March 26. The event, featuring games, a brewery tour, swag and beer, will benefit the Humane Society for Greater Nashua. “We have a good relationship ...

Tricked into shopping trip

It finally happened, my wife found a way to trick me into buying a new shirt. It’s not that I don’t like having nice things, or looking nice, or what have you. Well, to be honest, I might. But the overriding issue is that I just hate buying clothes. The whole experience of going into a ...

Library Events in Greater Nashua

EDITOR’S NOTE: Library items are submitted by the libraries and are only lightly edited. NASHUA Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., 589-4600, carol.eyman@nashualibrary.org, nashualibrary.org. FAKE NEWS: WHAT’S THE REAL STORY? Join Randall Mikkelsen at 2 p.m. March 5 at the Nashua Public ...

Myles M. Walker, Sr.

Myles Milton Walker, Sr., 95, of Bedford, NH, died peacefully on February 13, 2017, at the Genesis Healthcare Ridgewood Center, after a short illness. Born on June 21, 1921 in Clinton, MA, Myles was the eleventh and youngest child of Grace Luella Montgomery Walker and James Edward Henry ...

Natasia Arlem Edwards

Natasia Arlem Edwards passed away March 3, 2017 peacefully surrounded by her second family in the comfort of her home. She was born on May 22, 1987 in Korea. She resided with her father, James C. Edwards until his passing in May 2015 where she then lived with her brother, Shaun, for a brief ...

Albert E. McCann

Albert Edward McCann, 91, a longtime Merrimack resident and formerly of Nashua, passed away Friday afternoon, March 3, 2017 at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center after a brief illness. Born in Nashua on January 25, 1926, he was a son of the late George and Zelinda (Gagnon) McCann. Following ...

Joan F. (Batchelder) Niven

Joan F. (Batchelder) Niven of Hudson, NH, died suddenly on February 22, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Martin Niven of Hudson, devoted mother to Charles K. McCauley and his wife Beverly A. McCauley, of Hudson, Valerie Niven Ryberg of Marlboro, MA, Jina Niven of Dedham, MA, and the late Mark ...