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Alan Greenwood

Alan Greenwood

Goodell’s actions must look better than he sounds

In less than one minute Friday afternoon, it became absolutely clear how NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spent his previous seven days: In rehearsal. Alas, his handlers could not elicit sincerity … Full story  


Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Small craft group needs baby yarn to keep the smallest babies warm

Premature birth is defined as a birth before 37 weeks; full term is 40 weeks. In general, the closer to the due date that a baby is born, the better … Full story  


Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

In movies, it even pays to be bad

Well, “Sin City” 2 isn’t making any money, so I guess we’ve seen the end of movies based on comic books. Ha ha! Just kidding. “Frank Miller’s Sin City: A … Full story  


Dean Shalhoup

Dean Shalhoup

Closing of Nashua hardware store evokes fond memories

Dennis Archambeault knows the history of the Nashua Aubuchon like nobody else, and he should: He has been hanging around the place since he was knee-high to the display racks. … Full story  


Tom King

Tom King

New England Patriots should rip aging Oakland Raiders

The other day, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick went back in time talking about the single wing offense used during his days playing for the eighth-grade T-Birds in Annapolis, … Full story  


George Scione

George Scione

QB Danny Brown leading Alvirne High School football

Horseshoes are good luck. At least that’s what I was taught at an early age. Luck and skill are two different things entirely. Alvirne High School’s football team may have … Full story  


Paul Collins

Paul Collins

James Dean – icon of a restless soul, an immortal rebel

James Dean, you said it all so clean James Dean, James Dean, you bought it sight unseen You were too fast to live, too young to die, bye bye – … Full story  


Melissa Runde

Melissa Runde

Seeking ‘the buck’ stoppage

So listen: My husband and I run a pretty tight ship, and there are a lot of rules in our house. But we understand that kids are kids, and there … Full story  


Eric Stanway

Eric Stanway

Exploring the sloppy, fattening goodness that is Frito pie

Stomach Bomb. Texas Straw Hat. Or, as renowned TV chef Anthony Bourdain dubbed it, “colostomy pie.” Doesn’t sound exactly enticing, does it? The much-maligned dish at issue here is the … Full story  


Kathleen Palmer

Kathleen Palmer

Autumn is ready to take over here in southern NH

Well, the humidity is officially gone, I think. The official autumnal nip is in the morning air, and New England prepares for its most beautiful season (to me, at least) … Full story  


Joe Marchilena

Joe Marchilena

Even in NFL’s gloom, it is possible to find sunshine

It seems for most of this month that the NFL has been unable to make the right decision when it comes to off-field issues. In the last week, quite a … Full story  


Don Himsel

Don Himsel

Lund house in Nashua shows survival of family

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  


Mike Morin

Mike Morin

Rental rage is driving me crazy

CAUTION: Failing to read this week’s column could cost you more than $250. Maybe even $275. As you know, I’m here every few weeks to deliver some laughs. Today, I’m … Full story  


David Brooks

David Brooks

Can ‘bridge in a backpack’, with arches of composite materials, help fix our bridges?

It’s hard to think of a construction technology much older than the concrete arch, which has been around since the Roman Empire. But even old ideas can be updated: Consider … Full story  


Jessie Salisbury

Jessie Salisbury

Polydactyl cats are double the fun

Fads come and go, some lasting a few weeks, some for years. Good luck charms and omens last longer. And everyone knows that cats bring luck of one kind of … Full story  


Doug Webster

Doug Webster

August 2014: Bright and sunny, but cool

If you grow sunflowers, then you’ll know they got a little extra workout last month before reaching the blooming stage. Sunflowers turn to follow the sun each day to boost … Full story  


Sandy Philpott

Sandy Philpott

An unexpected rite of passage: Lost and found in the store

Over the past few weeks, I’ve heard friend after friend lamenting over sending a child off to kindergarten for the first time, or off to high school for the first … Full story  


Tony Paradiso

Tony Paradiso

The last word

For a moment, I considered a “Sopranos”-like fade to black, but it didn’t translate to the written word. With Tony Soprano, it begged the question, Is he alive or dead? … Full story  


Benjamin Garber

Benjamin Garber

Don’t be afraid to advocate for your kids

You know that healthy parenting requires love and affection, time and attention. But did you know that it also requires organization and advocacy, perseverance and audacity? Chutzpah. Courage. Cojones. Healthy … Full story  


Marc Bouchard

Marc Bouchard

Spicing up the end of summer with blossoms and gumbo

Someone asked me the other day if I cooked at home for my wife. Yes, in fact I save my best cooking for her. One of the dishes that I … Full story  


Teresa Santoski

Teresa Santoski

When it comes to perceptions, I’m drawing a blank

Whenever people gather to play a group game, there’s always one person who is, for lack of a more affectionate term, a liability. The game will progress smoothly up until … Full story  


Tina Forbes

Tina Forbes

Delayed morning classes may improve student success

Sleep deprivation could be one obstacle for the academic success and overall health of Nashua students. Teens who don’t get enough sleep can experience physical and mental health problems, an … Full story  


J. Daniel Marr

J. Daniel Marr

Risk and reward of start-ups is seen in NH labor rulings

People with an entrepreneurial spirit may join with others of like mind to invest time and perhaps money into a start-up company. If the start-up company becomes successful and produces … Full story  


Gerry Descoteaux

Gerry Descoteaux

Aquarius comes of age during fall Lawnchair season

It’s over. It’s coming. It’s on its way. And soon, before you know it, it’ll be fall – or is that autumn? Why does just this season have two names? … Full story  


Full Plate

Full Plate

A sweet start to a milestone new school year

Each new school year is a milestone for parents and kids alike. You can’t help but be surprised at how grown-up she’s becoming, how tall … and in my case … Full story  


George Pelletier

George Pelletier

Speaking English as a second – or third – language

A few years back, I was driving a visiting girlfriend back to Logan Airport to catch her flight. We were on Interstate 95 when she turned to me and asked, … Full story  


Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley

Long life vs. good life: Income planning in the 21st century

One of the things we frequently do for community outreach and to attract new clients is Social Security workshops. These are held several times a year at various colleges and … Full story