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George Scione

George Scione

Ainge is genius; Chiarelli, not so much

Somewhere in the bowels of TD Garden one executive is grinning ear to ear while another is fraught with despair. Danny Ainge and Peter Chiarelli were both tired of babysitting … Full story  


Gary Trahan

Gary Trahan

Catchy snow day viruses and unwanted viral humor

It’s been a month of nonstop everything, beginning with the gamut of snow accumulating on our precious hills, valleys and alas, roadways. The “best” of both worlds: Slip-sliding away from … Full story  


Kathleen Palmer

Kathleen Palmer

No matter your musical preference, we’ve got you covered this weekend

There’s a lot of music in the frigid air this weekend, that should manage to satisfy pretty much all tastes. For classical music lovers, the Nashua Chamber Orchestra has two … Full story  


Alan Greenwood

Alan Greenwood

Boston Red Sox’ David Ortiz needs to see bigger picture

David Ortiz usually seems like a big leaguer who gets it. That is, unlike far too many of his brethren, Ortiz grasps the incredible good fortune that has blessed his … Full story  


Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley

To Roth or not to Roth: It’s all about the plan

One of the things people most often ask me is whether they should be in a Roth IRA. Usually, my answer is something like “I have no idea” or “Why … Full story  


Don Himsel

Don Himsel

Montcalm building distinctive for shape

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  


David Brooks

David Brooks

All those snowflakes you’ve been shoveling lately – are they really unique?

You may have wondered, during the umpty-ump hours you’ve spent shoveling snow this month, exactly how many of the snowflakes blocking your car were identical to each other. Wonder no … Full story  


Joe Marchilena

Joe Marchilena

Getting Fit: Treadmills aren’t the only winter running option

Everyone has his own tastes and preferences. You might like sitting through a lecture on palynology and find watching a three-hour baseball game as interesting as watching paint dry. You … Full story  


Tom King

Tom King

Bruins change things up in the Windy City

Welcome back, Boston Bruins, you’ve been missed. Were you hiding in Chicago the entire time? Shame on you then, for teasing your fan base into thinking your season was about … Full story  


Gerry Descoteaux

Gerry Descoteaux

Winter-summer combination enlivens night sky

On the off chance that I’m not getting senile, I’d like to confess to a dirty little Lawnchair secret. Rescued from the three-season porch, the Lawnchair and its toys have … Full story  


Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Early heroines worthy of reprints

Thanks to a pack of recent reprints, we are free to take a peek at some of the ladies of the early days of comics, from the late 1930s to … Full story  


Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Exercise, entertainment, education focus on indoor activities

Check on neighbors to see what they might need, slow down on the roads and watch your speed. Ice is nice on a frozen pond or skating rink; the black … Full story  


Dean Shalhoup

Dean Shalhoup

From a World War II bomber to the Taj Mahal: Nashua model-maker Dick Zoerb has done it all

If patience is a virtue, then Dick Zoerb may be one of the most virtuous men on the planet. Add in his eye for detail and the ability to crease, … Full story  


Paul Collins

Paul Collins

The Kinks, Britain’s ‘well respected’ band ‘really got me’

For those of a certain generation, 1964 is remembered as a year of epic social change. Music was at the vanguard of that sweeping change, and it roared across the … Full story  


Melissa Runde

Melissa Runde

In the game of life, the score is definitely 40 LOVE

The other day I was sitting with my sons at the kitchen table while they were procrastinating about doing their homework. On this particular afternoon they were feeling chatty, and … Full story  


Scott Flegal

Scott Flegal

Outside retail, businesses still need to sell their work

The first months of a new year can be tough for business owners. First, there is the weather. My business is not a retail business, so I really have no … Full story  


Mike Morin

Mike Morin

Grandparenting vs. the winter weather

OK, who’s the wise guy that said grandparenting is easy? “They come over, you give ’em four pounds of candy, you send ’em home with a sugar rush to mom … Full story  


Benjamin Garber

Benjamin Garber

Tips about when to hold tight or let go

This is parenting in eight words: Hold tight. Let go. Hold tight. Let go. It’s a dance. From the moment of birth, far beyond driver’s licenses and proms and weddings, … Full story  


Eric Stanway

Eric Stanway

Happy Chinese New Year! Celebrate with lucky rice

Happy New Year! Let’s welcome in 4713! No, that’s not a typo. Nor have you wandered into Doctor Who’s TARDIS and whisked a couple of millennia into the future. That … Full story  


Sandy Philpott

Sandy Philpott

Old phone, new phone

For the last few weeks, my smartphone has been getting finicky about recharging. I can’t just shove it into the charger without looking anymore; I have to finesse it and … Full story  


Jessie Salisbury

Jessie Salisbury

Artillery Company’s ‘22nd Ball’ was popular affair in Lyndeborough

The Lyndeborough Historical Society recently received a gift of two programs from the Lafayette Artillery Balls from 1902 and 1908. The daylong events, usually called “levees,” were held yearly in … Full story  


J. Daniel Marr

J. Daniel Marr

Think ahead before starting business competing with former employer

New Hampshire courts will narrowly construe employment agreement terms that restrict workers from competing with their former employers – and modify them, when necessary, so as to only protect the … Full story  


Marc Bouchard

Marc Bouchard

Mastery of Pad Thai takes practice, but makes perfect

Pad Thai is probably the most popular Asian dish in America. It appears not just on Thai restaurant menus, but Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and even many American restaurants offer it. … Full story  


Teresa Santoski

Teresa Santoski

Saved (from) the (seed) bell: How Dad saved Christmas

Teresa’s note: I realize this topic is a bit unseasonable, but sometimes strange things happen to my family and I simply can’t wait 12 months to share them. Thank you … Full story