Health and Lifestyle

Attempt to bond over 007 met with disinterest

Can we all just take a moment here and acknowledge that the fact they called that movie "Octopussy" is still kind of amazing? I've been watching a lot of James Bond movies lately. Usually by myself. I can say proudly that I have raised my children to be the type of people ...

Moose hunt continues to be curtailed

Only 51 people will be allowed to hunt a moose in New Hampshire next fall, just 7 percent of the number who could participate a decade ago, as the iconic mammal continues to struggle with disease and parasites. The number of permits was approved by the Fish and Game Commission at its February ...

Helping fight hunger; Empty Bowls fundraiser is Wednesday

NASHUA - The annual Empty Bowls fundraiser for the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter, still going strong after 22 years, is set for Wednesday at Nashua High School South. Presented by the Nashua High School North and South chapters of the National Art Honor Society, this year's event will ...

School official to plead guilty to domestic-related charges

NASHUA - Hudson School Board member Benjamin J. Nadeau, facing charges of domestic assault and violating court protective orders, has indicated his intention to enter guilty pleas as part of an agreement with prosecutors. Nashua district court documents show that Nadeau, 41, formerly of 71 ...

Late to bed and late to rise makes mom and kids tardy

DEAR ABBY: I will be spending a couple of months visiting my daughter, who is a single mom. She has asked me to help her wake her 8- and 11-year-old kids in the morning and have them ready for school. Unfortunately, she works some distance away from her home. The kids attend private school ...

World-wide link; Merrimack seeks ‘sister school’ in South Korea

MERRIMACK – After a visit from 18 South Korean students and staff members, Merrimack High School is one step closer to establishing an exchange program with a potential sister school in Ulsan, South Korea. Korean students from Maegok High School paired with Merrimack host students ...

Economic optimism sprouts an unusual crop: North Country Hotels

For the first time in decades, there’s a spate of hotels being built, proposed or upgraded in the North Country, with the newest being a Hilton in Bethlehem. “I don’t remember a time like this,” said Benoit Lamontagne, the state official who handles ...

A new brew; Local craft brewers thrive through collaboration

NASHUA – New Hampshire’s beer industry has flourished in last few years– so much that the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce featured three of the region’s beer big hitters at its annual Eminence Awards ceremony. The three beer gurus, Carl Soderberg, ...

Betty Smith McLaughlin

Betty S. McLaughlin resident of New Boston, NH died on January 17 2016 in Franklin NC. while visiting her daughter. She was born in Grasmere, NH on June 16, 1929 a daughter of Winfred A and Ruth Carroll Smith. Betty made her home in New Boston NH where she lived for 53 years and formally ...

‘Wild’ tradition; 26th Wild Irish Breakfast promises usual great time

As one of the most active people at Nashua's PLUS Company, Samantha Pohland, knows firsthand the importance of the Wild Irish Breakfast, the agency's signature fundraiser that each year blends lots of laughs at the expense of "Irish wits" with raising the financial resources ...

Officials wary of lead problem in schools’ water

AMHERST - The Amherst School District is continuing to test for lead in school water after contamination was found in taps and faucets last summer. In August, water from some of the faucets in Wilkins School and Amherst Middle School were found to have levels of lead higher than federal ...

News Digest

NASHUA 40-year-old woman charged with assault A Nashua woman was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with assault after reports of an assault on a preteen girl. The Nashua Police Department arrested Aimee Busby, 40, of 56 Lund Road, Apt. B, on a warrant for second-degree assault - ...

Friendly’s coming to Merrimack

MERRIMACK - The latest addition to a classic food franchise is opening its doors Monday. The first new company-owned Friendly's restaurant in 10 years will be located off Route 101A at 710 Milford Road - the site of a former McDonald's Restaurant. A spokesman for the company said the ...