Health and Lifestyle

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 ...

Merrimack school board, parents frustrated by honors course change

MERRIMACK – Frustrated parents and members of the school board questioned school administrators at length Monday, when it was revealed that only 45 of 105 students applying to a new freshman honors course had been admitted amid changes to scholastic programs. The course in question, ...

Patents go to NH inventors

The following federal patents were assigned to companies in New Hampshire from May 26 to June 2. DEKA DEKA Products, Manchester, has been assigned an ornamental design patent (D757,272) developed by two co- inventors for an ornamental design for a “display screen with vertically ...

Expanded Nashua Farmers Market opening this month

From heirloom tomatoes to locally produced meats and baked goods, the Nashua Farmers Market will feature more vendors selling a wider variety of fare when it opens this season on June 19. The Nashua Farmers Market will also expand beyond its current location on the Main Street Bridge into Le ...

Two charged in beating, robbery

NASHUA - A Massachusetts man is in jail following his Monday arraignment on multiple charges stemming from the alleged tire iron beating of a Nashua man last week, police said. A Nashua district court judge set bail at $25,000 cash-only for James Robinson, 25, of 217 Salem Road in Billerica, ...

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Nashua Bishop Guertin students vie in quiz bowl championships Bishop Guertin High School students competed at the 2016 High School National Championship Quiz Bowl Tournament May 28, placing 53rd against top students from across the country. Bishop Guertin High School joined 271 quiz bowl ...

DI team lauded on world stage

HOLLIS - A Hollis-Brookline team took home special honors at last week's Destination Imagination Global Finals competition in Knoxville, Tenn., winning the "Renaissance Award." "It was great - it was the fourth time our team has made it to Globals, and the kids came ...

NFL player, Nashua native Reyes has field day

NASHUA - The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua, in cooperation with Washington Redskins defensive end and Nashua native Kendall Reyes, held their fourth annual "R.E.Y.E.S. Family Field Day" on Saturday, when more than 125 local children competed for prizes in various ...

ASD senior an app pupil

NASHUA - Founding a successful business was only the beginning for Brian Apple, entrepreneur and soon-to-be graduate of the Academy for Science and Design in Nashua. Apple, 17, is part of a team of students, including Tony Edvalson and Rylee Noorda, who developed the idea for the PickUp ...

World War II bomber lands at Nashua airfield

The Commemorative Air Force B-29 Superfortress known as "Fifi" landed in Nashua Monday, ready for its weeklong stop as part of its nationwide flying history tour. The giant four-engine World War II-era bomber - along with an accompanying C-45 transport plane - are part of ...