Health and Lifestyle

Burger bust in China

If you’re in charge of preparing my last meal, please make it a medium rare cheeseburger with raw onions. Since I don’t know who that lucky cook will be, I just wanted to put it out there. Sort of my advanced dinner directive. There is one wrinkle that I should mention. I will make it a ...

Thanksgiving escape plans

Time to game-plan for Thanksgiving, seeing as there’s no hope of avoiding it this year. Seriously, do you have a passport? It’s not too late to leave for a country that doesn’t celebrate this garbage holiday. Maybe you try pretending to join one of those religions that prohibit turkey ...

Finding hope in times of darkness

Saturated. Inundated. Inured. Habituated. Numbed. These are the words that I hear every day from people talking about the state of the world. It’s easy to feel as if we’re drowning. As if life has become little more than trying to keep our heads above a rising tide of pain. What we once ...

Blood Drives

The American Red Cross will hold these blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcross blood.org. – 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 21: Nashua Elks Lodge, 12 Murphy Drive, Unit B-1. – 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 24: Immaculate Conception Gathering Hall, 216 ...

In case of a home inspection, be sure to keep a boat around

Is it time to do something about the sinkhole in the laundry room? For some reason our stupid insurance company wants to do an inspection of our house, even though we totally passed the last time they did an inspection 10 years ago. Why do they need another inspection? What are they trying to ...

Kids need laughter and structure

It’s what every dentists dreads, 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 damp, dark streets, vision obscured by cheap plastic masks to collect candy from ...

Blood Drives

The American Red Cross will hold these blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcross blood.org. – 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 17: St. John Neumann Church, 708 Milford Road, Merrimack. – 2-7 p.m. Oct. 19: Nashua Elks Lodge, 12 Murphy Drive, Unit ...

News you can use: Lawyer sues bishop in fart demon case

In old news you probably didn’t know that you need to know, a Romanian lawyer sued his bishop over the failed exorcism of a fart demon. I kind of collect new stories from time to time, and this one from a few years ago never fails to amuse me. According to the British newspaper, The Daily ...

Letting the air out of your family’s anxiety balloon

Everyone has anxiety. It’s the pressure that fills the balloon. It’s the tension that keeps us alert and reactive, aware and engaged. But like the air that fills that balloon, anxiety can become too much, the pressure too high, to the point that all it takes is a pin-prick to explode. Of ...

Properly utilizing ‘Swayze-ness’ in your parenting technique

Everyone needs a role model. Children need heroes to look up to and emulate just as much as parents can use a guiding light. Me? I have found a lot of inspiration in the work of Patrick Swayze. In fact, with his magnum opus, “Road House,” Swayze provides fathers everywhere a clear role ...

Blood Drives

The American Red Cross will hold these blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcross blood.org. – 1:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 3: Parish of the Resurrection, 449 Broad St., Nashua. – 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 3: St. John Neumann Church, 708 Milford ...

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 ...