Health and Lifestyle

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Shown is Amanda Jillson, Executive Director at Bridges by EPOCH at Nashua.

Your loved one has dementia, now what?

When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, family members are often left confused and unprepared. There are many symptoms, such as behavioral changes, to learn about and expect. Knowing the symptoms of dementia can mitigate feelings of anger and stress that may arise when you don’t fully ...

‘This is not clean’

I’m not mad at anyone. OK, I’m a little mad, but you can see I’m trying not to yell. These things happen from time to time, and I’m sure your mother will call when she cools down in a bit. What? No, I don’t know where she went. I know, she didn’t have to say those things, but you ...

Hudson hosts candidates forum

HUDSON - Candidates for public office in Hudson had a chance to make their pitch to town voters this week. Twelve candidates appeared Tuesday at the Candidates Night, hosted by the Hudson Junior Woman's Club. Each had three minutes to introduce himself or herself, followed by a ...

Nashua’s superintendent finalists make pitch to public

NASHUA - Nashua's two finalists for superintendent of schools, Connie Brown and Jahmal Mosley, each made their case Thursday evening for the position. Both candidates, in an event hosted by the Board of Education, participated in separate question-and-answer sessions using written questions ...

Merrimack School Board approves use of drug dogs

MERRIMACK - The School Board approved an agreement between Merrimack High School and the Merrimack Police Department to allow drug-sniffing dogs in the facility. The agreement had been in the works since 2015 after a youth risk behavior survey suggested a troubling level of prescription drug ...

Probation violations land Nashua woman in State Prison

NASHUA – Although she was given a suspended jail sentence a year ago after pleading guilty to first-degree assault for attacking a man with a pair of scissors, Nashua resident Lauren Ivy Munday was also ordered to serve two years' probation which, according to court documents, she ...

Trial set in Nashua GoFundMe theft case

NASHUA – The trial has been scheduled for May in the case of Krystal Gentley, the Nashua woman charged 10 months ago with felony theft for allegedly emptying the GoFundMe account she started in memory of her deceased friend. Gentley, 27, with a last known address of 9 Eighth St., is ...

Fun & Fortunes: Psychics offering readings at 7th city fair

For the seventh year in a row, a group of the area’s most popular psychic readers will be offering their talents at Nashua’s iconic landmark, the high-Gothic Hunt Memorial Building on the corner of Main and Lowell Streets. The readers will congregate on Sunday, March 5, ...

Nashua police investigating death of 15-month-old child

Police say a 15-month-old child has died after he was removed from an Ash Street residence Wednesday afternoon. Officers with the Nashua Police Department responded to 131 Ash St. shortly after 2:30 p.m. for reports of a male baby who was unconscious and not breathing. Upon arrival, emergency ...

Six more busted in Granite Hammer op

NASHUA - Continued drug eradication efforts resulted in six more arrests on Wednesday. Nashua police arrested several people from southern New Hampshire in its latest Granite Hammer effort. All were to be arraigned Thursday at Nashua district court. Arrested were: - Dawn Pyles, 39, of no ...

DWC guard involved in melee arraigned

NASHUA - A Connecticut youth services worker who said he has known former Daniel Webster College basketball player Marquise Caudill for about 10 years said Tuesday that Caudill's alleged violent outburst in Saturday's game was completely out of character for the 22-year-old man. "I ...

Nashua explores alternatives plans for one-way streets

NASHUA - Working on a suggestion from a consultant, Nashua officials are considering possible changes to the traffic pattern on some downtown streets that would include reversing some one-way roads. James Vayo, Nashua's downtown specialist at City Hall, will present a plan to Nashua's ...

Too much sun could put a freeze on Merrimack festival

MERRIMACK - For the second winter in a row, the townwide seasonal carnival planned for Wasserman Park is feeling the effects of warmer weather. The 25th annual Winter Carnival is planned for Saturday, but the expected higher temperatures and chance of rain may change plans. Parks and ...

Porch fire quickly contained

NASHUA - Nashua Fire Rescue quickly contained and extinguished a porch fire early Tuesday morning. Smoke detectors alerted the residents of a second floor apartment at 30 Norton St., who evacuated the residence and contacted emergency services at 2:57 a.m, Nashua firefighters reported. Three ...

Historic Holman; banners would celebrate notable players

NASHUA - The Silver Knights baseball team and representatives from the city are working on a plan to add two banners outside Holman Stadium championing two notable former baseball players - Don Newcombe and Roy Campanella. Newcombe and Campanella are credited with having had a pivotal role in ...

Good weather allows roofers to work on Hunt Memorial Building

NASHUA - Davis Construction was back at the Hunt Memorial Building on Wednesday, taking advantage of the clear and warm weather to install new roofing on a portion of the building on Library Hill. The Jaffrey company, which has done work on the historic building before, stripped off old ...

Nashua school officials to host meet and greet with superintendent finalists

NASHUA – After a monthslong search for a permanent superintendent of schools, the Board of Education has invited the public to weigh in on the two finalists on Thursday. The candidates are Dr. Cornelia Brown, the current superintendent in Nashua, and Dr. Jahmal Mosley, the assistant ...