Health and Lifestyle

Teen credits SNL for interest in politics

MERRIMACK - Jacob Marcus, 18, of Merrimack High School, said while it's tough to sum up the past four years, one of the standout experiences was his time spent with the high school band. "I think it is an awesome opportunity that not all kids have - I'm really glad we have a ...

World Academy in Nashua raises $20,000 for students in need

World Academy, a private school in Nashua for infants through eighth-graders, raised more than $20,000 at its sixth annual gala in May. The money raised supports scholarships to offset tuition costs for students in need. “The gala is so much more than a fun night out,” ...

Tight inventory defines real estate market

It’s crunch time in the Nashua-area real estate market. So says MaryBeth Gustitus, a real-estate broker with Keller Williams Realty in Nashua, who characterizes the current home selling climate as “gridlock.” With an improving economy, local real-estate agents are ...

NPD, FBI arrest six on drug-related offenses

NASHUA – Six Nashua residents rounded up Wednesday in the city’s latest Combined Drug Impact Initiative operation face an assortment of charges relating to the possession and sale of narcotic drugs, police said. One of the suspects, Carlos Gonzalez, 57, of 34 Mulberry St., ...

Infamous former Nashua rep files for U.S. Senate seat

CONCORD – The former Nashua lawmaker who gained notoriety in the 1990s and early 2000s for espousing violence against police and women plans to run for U.S. Senate as a Republican this fall. Tom Alciere, who now lives in Hudson, was a freshman Republican legislator representing ...

Nashua budget hearing draws little public comment

NASHUA – In presenting his first budget since taking office in January, Mayor Jim Donchess on Thursday said most of the increases will go to schools, police and fire, and improvements to city parks and public ways. The mayor’s nearly $248 million budget package for the ...

Merrimack hotel plans get stayed by board

MERRIMACK – Consideration of the final site plan for a 123-room hotel was tabled by the Planning Board on Tuesday, after members of the board voted to seek legal guidance before granting the applicant the subdivision approval necessary to proceed with the project. The proposal, made ...

Witness: Brawl leads to pipe beating

NASHUA - Dozens of Nashua Police Department officers responded to the scene of an apparent brawl near the intersection of Anvil and Forge drives Tuesday, where at least two men were placed in custody, a third was transported away in an ambulance and a witness said a man was struck in the head ...

Merrimack students stitch for Kenyan orphanage

Merrimack Middle School sewing students have been staying after school for months to create colorful dresses for girls living in an orphanage in Kenya. Led by Sue Retelle, consumer science teacher at Merrimack Middle School, the team of six girls have created 16 dresses so far to donate to ...

Wrongful-death trial underway

NASHUA - After spending a week at St. Joseph Hospital recovering from a bout of pneumonia, Byam "Bing" Whitney transitioned into short-term rehabilitation at Greenbriar Terrace to regain his strength before going back home. But Whitney, a Korean War veteran, classical ...

Graduating senior heading to Ivy League

LITCHFIELD - There is a common theme when Campbell High School teachers describe graduating senior Harrison Hidalgo. Faculty are quick to praise the 18-year-old, three-sport athlete's ability to link abstract concepts together and relate them to real-world events. "This ability, in ...

Contracts awarded to nonprofit

CONCORD - The New Hampshire Executive Council has approved two contracts to allow Nashua-based nonprofit Harbor Homes to make peer recovery support services more widely available in the state. The five-member council last week authorized an agreement with Harbor Homes, part of the Partnership ...

Institute hopes to build skilled technicians

Hoping to fill the need for more skilled electronic systems technicians, a new training program is preparing to welcome its inaugural class to Nashua this summer. Called the Maverick Technical Institute, the 10-month, 1,100-hour training program was developed by two business owners to meet ...

Nashua’s outdoor Dinner and a Movie summer series seeking suggestions

NASHUA – The Downtown Dinner and a Movie series is set to return to the streets of Nashua on July 20, but first, organizers want to know what residents want to see on the big screen. Max Snelling, of the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce, said the chamber is running an online ...

Nashua mayor to present $247.8M budget for public comment

NASHUA – The public will get its chance on Thursday, June 9, to comment on Mayor Jim Donchess' proposed $247.8 million budget for fiscal 2017 – a spending package that is about $3.1 million higher than the current year's and about $100,000 below the 1.3 percent spending ...

Former Hudson rep files for Congress

CONCORD – Former three-term representative Jim Lawrence filed his declaration of candidacy on Wednesday, seeking the 2nd Congressional District seat for the second straight election cycle. Lawrence, a Hudson Republican, said the federal government is strangling small businesses with ...

May 2016: Very dry, cool start and warm finish

May got off to a rather rancid start, with a full week of cloudy, cool, damp weather. The culprit, as is usual for spring, was the wind direction. A persistent east wind transported moist maritime air into New England from the Atlantic Ocean, resulting in day after day of drizzle, mist and fog ...

Hollis Brookline senior suited for Naval Academy

HOLLIS – Graduating senior Cameron Jackson has emerged as a leader in the Hollis Brookline High School community, using his talents to best represent the district as a student councilor, an avid athlete and an academic success. But the 18-year-old from Hollis, who constantly would ...

Souhegan High senior deals with health challenges

AMHERST – When about 200 Souhegan High School seniors graduate Friday evening, they will look young, strong and beaming with good health. But looks can be deceiving. One of the graduates, a graceful girl with a sweet, friendly smile, has struggled all her short life with a nasty ...

Three men arrested in Nashua brawl on Tuesday afternoon

NASHUA – A Forge Drive resident who police say pulled a gun on a neighbor, then was hit over the head with a grease gun and pepper-sprayed by police for allegedly threatening an officer, was one of three people arrested following the Tuesday afternoon brawl outside the man's ...