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George Scione

George Scione

Is there still a football game being played Sunday?

It’s Friday. Only a couple days stand between a fourth Vince Lombardi Trophy for the dynamic Patriots duo of quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick. Yes, the New … Full story  


Teresa Santoski

Teresa Santoski

The syndrome foiling the best-laid plans of mouse and man

A formidable foe lies in wait to derail your New Year’s resolutions. It’s not a lack of willpower, a lack of self-discipline or your warm, snuggly bed. It is “If … Full story  


Kathleen Palmer

Kathleen Palmer

Blizzards often involve a flurry of activity for many folks

Last night, I dreamed I was at an all-inclusive tropical resort, starring in a film. Then I woke up to 20 inches of snow and gale-force winds. I pulled the … Full story  


Alan Greenwood

Alan Greenwood

Lynch definitely proving himself as super jack-ass

For those who haven’t figured it out, Marshawn Lynch is a jack-ass. Upon further review, make that a complete fraud and a jack-ass. Lynch is a beast in his own … Full story  


Tom King

Tom King

Nashua native enjoying Patriots visit to new hometown

There’s nothing like a New England Patriots fan enjoying his home away from home. You don’t see too many in the Arizona sunshine yet, but one of them on Wednesday … Full story  


David Brooks

David Brooks

A little nostalgia (but not too much) for the pre-Web days of online bulletin boards in Greater Nashua

Legal Beagle. Dave’s Swimming Hole. Cuckoo’s Nest. Pleasure Dome. The Outpost. That’s a list to make you smile with fond remembrance – assuming, that is, you’re a Greater Nashua geek … Full story  


Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Quilts will connect material mementos, memorable moments

Life is made up of special moments, and for young people involved in sports, many of those moments include playing accomplishments, victories as well as valiant attempts, and celebrations. Some … Full story  


Gerry Descoteaux

Gerry Descoteaux

Dragon, Queen offer quite an adventure in February skies

While visiting the circumpolar constellations last month, I made a note-to-self type resolution, quite different from my New Year’s resolution, to return to this easy to locate part of the … Full story  


Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

The Force is with Marvel’s ‘Star Wars’

Star Wars has come home. Not at the movies, but in the comics. On Jan. 14, Marvel released “Star Wars” No. 1, a new series set right after the first … Full story  


Dean Shalhoup

Dean Shalhoup

Once the dust clears, old magazines evoke nostalgia

Desperately needing a break from the rapidly escalating cacophony that is this “Deflategate” thing, the latest talker – or in this case, screamer – to fill that excruciatingly lengthy gap … Full story  


Gary Trahan

Gary Trahan

The iPod gods call the tune selection in ‘God’s Country’

Lately, I’ve been going on the occasional hike along trails near Lake Massabesic. These hikes and walks are not planned but are more of a spontaneous pull-myself-up-by-my-bootstraps and force-myself-to-enjoy-life kind … Full story  


Joe Marchilena

Joe Marchilena

Getting Fit: Setting 12-hour window for meals is beneficial

The thing I used to hate most about getting blood work done was the needle. When I was a child, I was terrified of them. There’s a story my mother … Full story  


Jessie Salisbury

Jessie Salisbury

Lyndeborough reports offer glimpse into history

It’s January, and all of the town offices are collecting reports from agencies, committees and boards for their annual town report. They’ve been doing that since the early 1800s. Town … Full story  


Benjamin Garber

Benjamin Garber

Guidelines can be universal across ages

I enjoy receiving reader feedback, both praise and constructive criticism. These notes help me to refine my thinking, improve my writing and better serve the community. It was reader feedback, … Full story  


Paul Collins

Paul Collins

John Denver’s haunting music still strikes a fresh chord

In his own way, John Denver used his music to extol the serenity of nature’s beauty. There are so many of his songs that I still love today, 15 years … Full story  


Melissa Runde

Melissa Runde

Puppy love: Pet parents know sleep is overrated anyway

The Rundes are proud to announce a beautiful, blessed new addition to our family. Max Runde was born Oct. 17 and weighed 7 lbs. at birth. We are completely in … Full story  


Eric Stanway

Eric Stanway

Tuning into a changing America, the TV dinner is born

Now that the gustatory excesses of the holidays are largely behind us, I decided to try something a little different for this column. I’m pretty sure everyone is rather sick … Full story  


Scott Flegal

Scott Flegal

Milennials have stepped off the conveyor belt of life

From the day I graduated high school, I was on a conveyor belt: Four years of college. Three years of graduate school. Take the bar exam. Get a job. Get … Full story  


Don Himsel

Don Himsel

House of cards stands strong in spirit on Franklin Street

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, along with … Full story  


Doug Webster

Doug Webster

December was mild, wet, cloudy in Nashua

After a November that dealt us a heavy helping of winter weather, December treated us to milder temperatures, lots of clouds and rain, and little snow. December caps off the … Full story  


Sandy Philpott

Sandy Philpott

Merry ChristMESS: The delight is worth the debris

Another Christmas has come and gone. It’s been a full two weeks since Christmas Day. You’d think after two weeks, I’d have had a chance to clean up the mess … Full story