Health and Lifestyle

Veterans, future enlistees honored at Flag Ceremony

Allowing one more moment to pause and reflect on Memorial Day, the fourth annual Flag Ceremony in honor of Memorial Day was held at Nashua High School North on Tuesday, attended by students, parents, local and state officials, Air Force JROTC cadets and color guard. "This is a very ...

NH picks PFOA water standard

CONCORD - Following the release and review of an Environmental Protection Agency advisory aimed at protecting U.S. families from a potentially carcinogenic chemical, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services announced Tuesday that the state would temporarily adopt an official ...

Elm Street principal to be new assistant superintendent

NASHUA – One of three Nashua School District leadership positions has been filled after the Board of Education unanimously voted to appoint Elm Street Middle School Principal Mike Fredericksen as interim assistant superintendent of schools this summer. Both of the Nashua School ...

Nashua custodians maintain jobs through summer as Labor Board processes claim

NASHUA - With 30 days left on their contract, Nashua union custodial workers are likely to stay with the district through the summer as an unfair labor complaint against the district is still being processed by the Public Employee Labor Relations Board. Last fall, the Board of Education voted ...

Marin waives jury trial

NASHUA - The Nashua mother accused of inflicting the injuries that led to the death of her 3-year-old daughter in November 2014 has waived her right to a jury trial, electing instead to have a judge determine her fate. Katlyn Marin, who is charged with one count each of second-degree murder ...

Mental health center welcomes “Campaign to Change Direction"

NASHUA - Following the announcement by lawmakers on May 23 that New Hampshire would become the first state to take up the "Campaign to Change Direction," clinicians at the Greater Nashua Mental Health Center are calling the move a vital and necessary step in the right ...

Amherst Street work delayed

NASHUA - The long-anticipated reconstruction of Amherst Street and Charron Avenue has been delayed about a month and is now expected to begin the first week of July, city officials said. The city has its bonding in place and is waiting for financing from three private donors to be finalized ...

Foodies gather for 22nd annual Taste of Downtown in Nashua

Zihihao Lu, left, of San Francisco Kitchen, serves a sample of the fine-dining restaurant’s sushi bar to Colleen Scott, of Nashua, during the 22nd annual Taste of Downtown Nashua on Wednesday afternoon. Cardin Jewelers served as host for San Francisco Kitchen, two of roughly 50 local ...

Ceremony honors those who served, fell

NASHUA - Rain canceled city's the Memorial Day Parade, but it didn't dampen the spirits of several dozen Nashuans who gathered to honor those who fell in service to their country. A bugler played taps, and the American Legion Post 3 band struck up "The Star Spangled Banner" ...

Nashua reps prepped for re-election

NASHUA - At least seven incumbent state representatives from Nashua say they have decided not to seek re-election, while more than a dozen city lawmakers hope to be returned to Concord in this fall's elections. The filing period runs from Wednesday, June 1, to Friday, June 10. Residents who ...

Son arraigned in ex-chief’s beating

NASHUA - After being locked up for seven years, Eric Largy was arraigned Friday on the same charges that were previously dropped in the alleged beating of his father, retired Nashua Police Chief Clifton Largy. Judge Charles S. Temple set Eric Largy's bail at $100,000 cash on two counts of ...

Nashua Fire Rescue honors its own at annual awards night

NASHUA - It was an evening of cheerful welcomes and emotional farewells as the Nashua Fire Rescue held its annual recognition and awards night last week. The department honored five longtime members during the May 25 celebration at Nashua Community College, including Lt. Thomas Lingley, Fire ...

BOE to talk leader fill-ins

NASHUA - The Nashua Board of Education will take up the hiring of a familiar face as an interim assistant superintendent and decide whether to maintain competency-based grading when it meets tonight at 7 p.m. at Nashua High School North. Both of the Nashua School District's assistant ...

Madison Bacon helps make things happen at WLC

WILTON - Every high school class needs a mother hen - that student everyone turns to, who encourages everyone to do his or her best. But Madison "Maddy" Bacon would be the last person to claim that title since, she said, laughing a little, "I'm a little skeptical of ...

NTS rides now equipped with Google Translate

Onde posso obter o onibus para Amherst Street?" A Portuguese-speaking resident may ask where to get the bus to Amherst Street. "Puedes hacer el cambio?" Another rider who speaks Spanish might want to know if the driver can make change. Nashua Transit System buses ...

Antipathy on BOE cause for concern

Nashua residents can disagree about the job Superintendent Mark Conrad did during his seven years leading the district. His critics point to declining student test scores across the district as evidence that it was time for him to leave and bring in a superintendent with more of a background ...

Remembering the soldiers New Hampshire has lost

There are many ways the state will salute its military men and women who died while serving their country this Memorial Day. Some march in parades. Some quietly place flowers by gravesides. Others listen to the distant strains of taps while hundreds of American flags snap to attention in the ...

Board tension behind departure?

There's a widely held belief among many in Nashua's educational community that discord among some members of the Nashua Board of Education was at least a contributing factor in Superintendent Mark Conrad's unexpected decision earlier this month to resign his position, effective in ...