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Tom King

Tom King

Chicago Bears’ Brandon Marshall can’t spark win over New England Patriots

How would the New England Patriots and Bill Belichick would handle a guy like Brandon Marshall? Not well. If he were a Patriot, the Chicago Bears receiver would be done … Full story  


Gary Trahan

Gary Trahan

Fangs a lot: Photo memories of Halloweens gone by

Over the past months, I’ve been sorting through a cornucopia of family photos and slides of varying quality and then scanning a few thousand of them – a fraction, really … Full story  


Kathleen Palmer

Kathleen Palmer

Local theater looking to scare up audiences for Halloween

This has certainly been a great month for those who love Halloween. Between the corn mazes, the haunted houses, the pumpkin and harvest festivals in every town … We certainly … Full story  


Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley

What’s in a Name? Part II

Last month, I discussed variable annuities. First brought into existence by TIAA-CREF in the 1950s, they later gained popularity in the ’80s as a tax strategy. The “tax-deferred annuity” was … Full story  


Alan Greenwood

Alan Greenwood

Fox may hate it, but this World Series matchup could be fun

Most likely, the Fox TV sports executives have gotten over the four-day bender that began when the San Francisco Giants knocked off the Cardinals for the National League pennant. How … Full story  


Don Himsel

Don Himsel

Goodales has place in Nashua’s history

Editor’s Note: Imagine Nashua: Then & Now is a weekly photo column by Don Himsel. Each week, he will feature an old photo within a more recent photo and an … Full story  


David Brooks

David Brooks

Great balls of fire, it’s a UFO!

Did you hear about the UFO spotted over the Everett Turnpike this month? As is always true with such reports, this unidentified flying object was actually an IFO – but … Full story  


Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Wytches unlike any you’ve ever met

The earliest promos for the horror series “Wytches,” which debuted Oct. 8, showed a misshapen finger with a monstrous fingernail scratching out the dictionary definition of “witches.” That’s more than … Full story  


Joe Marchilena

Joe Marchilena

Shocker: gaming linked to obesity

Sometimes, things just seem so obvious. But then again, I guess it could be helpful to have someone smack you with the obvious from time to time. For example, your … Full story  


Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Arts, craft materials to be shared by scrapbookers

“Scrapbooking is not just a craft or a way to pass the time, but a serious activity designed to speak to the future about life as we know it,” says … Full story  


Benjamin Garber

Benjamin Garber

Make treat time for kids every week

It’s every dentist’s dread, a nutritional nightmare, the double dare that can’t be denied, the challenge of not only facing but actually becoming that which you most fear, running through … Full story  


Dean Shalhoup

Dean Shalhoup

Long ago, sports writers were a slightly different breed

When he reached deep into Nashua sports history and pulled out a gem originally penned some 70 years ago by mid-20th-century sports scribe Frank Stawasz, esteemed colleague Alan Greenwood set … Full story  


George Scione

George Scione

Concord, Bedford week’s best NH high school football game

If you want to see some smash-mouth high school football, Bedford is the place to be Friday night. This matchup between the host Bulldogs (6-0) and visiting Concord Crimson Tide … Full story  


Melissa Runde

Melissa Runde

Greetings from Bubble Wrap Nation! Watch your step …

My daughter is a kindergartner at a small private preschool in our town. Let me say right off the bat I love this school for many reasons; paramount among them … Full story  


Tina Forbes

Tina Forbes

Nashua students compete for 2015 National Merit Scholarships

Six Nashua students are among those in the running for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million. The students were named National Merit Scholar Semifinalists in September for … Full story  


Scott Flegal

Scott Flegal

Greater Nashua Bar Association members second to none

Since January of this year, I have had the honor of serving as president of the Greater Nashua Bar Association. I confess to having a few reservations when I agreed … Full story  


Jessie Salisbury

Jessie Salisbury

Raise a cup of cider to fall in NH

In addition to the spectacular foliage, fall in New Hampshire means apples and cider. For me, that is the freshly pressed sweet kind, either cold or hot and mulled with … Full story  


Doug Webster

Doug Webster

September 2014, sunny, warm and dry

Sunshine fans again had plenty to jump for joy about last month as we saw the 4th straight very sunny month across the area. Blue Hill Observatory in Milton, MA … Full story  


Paul Collins

Paul Collins

Amazing Adele proves that it’s the singer, not the song

She didn’t simply take a leisurely stroll onto the music scene in 2008 with her debut album, “19,” named for her age at the time. No, to the contrary. British … Full story  


Eric Stanway

Eric Stanway

A barbecue by any other name would taste as sweet

It’s funny what people get worked up about. I mean, I can understand the divisive aspects of religion or politics; it’s virtually impossible to alter someone’s opinion once they get … Full story  


Sandy Philpott

Sandy Philpott

Close to you: Or, How can I miss them if they won’t go away?

I love snuggling my kids. When they were tiny, I just wanted to hold them close all the time, to touch their soft skin, to sniff their fuzzy hair. I … Full story  


Marc Bouchard

Marc Bouchard

When late summer and early fall collide in the kitchen

This time of year is one of the busiest in our kitchen, because we are dealing with the conflicting demands of processing the last of the summer crops, while integrating … Full story  


Teresa Santoski

Teresa Santoski

Some fears fly right in the face of rational thought

It has been said that 90 percent of the things we’re afraid of will never happen. This is comforting until you realize this means 10 percent of the things we … Full story  


J. Daniel Marr

J. Daniel Marr

Review backs up grounds for firing

Employers seek to hire and retain workers who not only can do the job, but show enthusiasm while working and perform the job effectively. Some workers – shortly after being … Full story  


Gerry Descoteaux

Gerry Descoteaux

Fantastic features fill fishy fall firmament

Flying horses and fish mongers notwithstanding, October skies present a wonderful plethora of stellar sights to behold. However, before we delve into the fishy realm of Pisces, Mars is in … Full story