Health and Lifestyle

Care Packages; teachers work to fight hunger among local youths

NASHUA - Ensuring that hundreds of students have enough food for February break, Nashua teachers and staff packed a week's worth of food for students who normally rely on free and reduced meals at school. The event was organized by the Nashua arm of the End 68 Hours of Hunger organization, ...

Farewell Fight; melee erupts in final DWC hoop game; 3 arrested

NASHUA - On Saturday, just a day after league officials told the Daniel Webster College men's basketball program that five of its eight conference wins were being taken away due the the presence of an ineligible player, the final game in the program's history erupted into a sizeable brawl ...

VFW to sell post home; decreased revenue and dip in membership for Milford club

MILFORD - After World War II, local veterans bought an old barn on Mont Vernon Street and turned it into a place to meet and socialize. There were 91 charter members of Harley-Sanford Post 4368 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Hundreds more joined the post, which was named after the first two ...

Hudson man charged with arson

HUDSON - A 29-year-old Hudson man with a history of domestic violence arrests and threats of violence against police officers and their family members is now charged with arson, and remains in jail on high bail pending his return to court on March 1. Bryan R. Huntress, most recently of 53 ...

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 ...