Friday, October 31, 2014
My Account  | Login
Nashua;49.0;http://forecast.weather.gov/images/wtf/small/ovc.png;2014-10-31 18:14:10

Columnists

George Scione

George Scione

Bishop Guertin gets last laugh on reporter’s football picks

Roaming the sidelines at Stellos Stadium last week, it was only a matter of time before that misguided prognosticator would be heckled. With one minute left in Bishop Guertin’s 32-14 … Full story  


Kathleen Palmer

Kathleen Palmer

No tricks, just lots of treats this Halloween weekend

Thank goodness tomorrow is Halloween. My kid was going to burst from excitement if she had to wait one more day. We live in a great trick-or-treating neighborhood. Some of … Full story  


Alan Greenwood

Alan Greenwood

Rajon Rondo is many things, but Boston Celtics’ ‘elder statesman’?

For at least one Celtics fan, it has taken a year to accept the fact that no one is coming through that door anytime soon who could carry them through … Full story  


Don Himsel

Don Himsel

Grant’s department store in Nashua a huge success … until its bankruptcy, that is

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

We may not have pyramids, but stone structures do exist here

When it comes to ancient archaeology – the study of sites or structures pre-dating Europeans – there’s one thing in New Hampshire I know: The field doesn’t really exist because … Full story  


Tom King

Tom King

Chicago Bears were Gronk’d on Sunday

Here’s how well things are going for the New England Patriots these days: On the first play of the second quarter of Sunday’s 51-23 boring beat down of the Chicago … Full story  


Joe Marchilena

Joe Marchilena

Getting Fit: ‘Zombie apocalypse’ training is a well-balanced workout

It’s the final week of October, and you’re likely to run into a few ghouls and goblins as it gets closer to Halloween. But what if those ghouls weren’t someone … Full story  


Gerry Descoteaux

Gerry Descoteaux

Early signs of winter appearing above

Too short! That’s the only conclusion I can come up with for the fly-by summer. If I knew where to file a formal protest, the Lawnchair is prepared to get … Full story  


Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Bags sewn from donated fabric will hold necessities for Honduran women

All around the world, people face problems such as in Honduras, where women continue to fight for their basic human rights. For women, violence is both a cause and a … Full story  


Dean Shalhoup

Dean Shalhoup

For Rolfe, the (drum) beat goes on with Hudson Legion band

If, as we’ve heard a few times, old soldiers don’t die, they just fade away, then do old military musicians simply come to parade rest? Some may, I suppose, but … Full story  


Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Constant worry about TV’s ‘Constantine’

I’m worried about “Constantine.” The one I’m worried about isn’t John Constantine, the comics character who had a 300-issue run in his own title at Vertigo, DC Comics’ mature-readers line, … 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  


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  


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  


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