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Venue swap: Iconic Hollis Strawberry Festival moves indoors

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HOLLIS – The Hollis Town Band staged a robust 75th anniversary year concert and Hollis Woman’s Club members and their volunteers dished out what may have seemed like 7,500 strawberry shortcakes and ice cream, even though a threat of storms took this year’s Strawberry Festival ...

Summer meals for kids in need

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NASHUA – With schools dismissing students for summer vacation, Southern New Hampshire Services will be providing free meals to children during the break. Some students rely on the food they receive at school. The Summer Food Services Program works to fill that void by filling children’s ...

Residents discuss HHS blood tests

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Blood testing that has been done on southern New Hampshire residents in three different studies has confirmed exposure from PFAS from Saint-Gobain water contamination. According to results from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, which conducted the tests, residents who ...

Nashua artist Boutaud returns from France with high honors

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NASHUA – At first blush, prolific Nashua artist Dominique Boutaud’s recent two-week visit to her native France would seem like the ultimate dream vacation. Reconnecting with friends and fellow artists, visiting favorite nooks and crannies of her birthplace, Nice, and taking part in a ...

Relay for Life: Community comes together to fight cancer

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NASHUA – Hundreds came together for the same cause on Saturday, fighting to raise funds for cancer treatment, research and diagnostics at the Relay For Life of Greater Nashua. “Relay For Life is an event that’s part of the American Cancer Society, and what we do is we fundraise, but we ...

Water warriors rally against contamination

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MERRIMACK – “Whenever I refer to Gobain I refuse to use the word Saint, because they’re not,” Roni McCall said during the Merrimack PFAS Pollution Protest across from Saint Gobain Performance Plastics on Saturday. Merrimack Citizens for Clean Water organized the protest, including ...

Remembering iconic Nashua innkeeper

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When he graduated from Nashua High School in 1956, the “witty” and “ardent sports fan” his classmates called “Little Stan” wanted “only to be a millionaire,” according to the brief bio next to a photo of a smiling young man sporting a classic crew cut in the NHS ...

No more classes, no more books…

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After an abundance of snowfall this past winter, schools needed to extend the school year into late June to make-up for snow days. Friday, June 22 marked the last day of school for Nashua students.

Holiday card challenge underway

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HOLLIS – Although it’s only June, Hollis resident Laura Landerman-Garber has the holidays on her mind, as she is collecting greeting cards for the military again this year. After last year’s success of collecting 17,000 cards in six weeks for U.S. Navy sailors, she decided to expand ...

Board sides with NTU; waives last day for all staff

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NASHUA – Paraeducators, secretaries and food service workers in the Nashua School District finished the school year on Friday after Board of Education members conducted a nearly five-hour meeting on Thursday to debate the matter. Ultimately late Thursday, the board agreed with the grievance ...

Alzheimer’s Association fundraiser raises shy of $8K

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NASHUA – By the second half of Thursday, the first day of summer and longest day of the year, Judy Loubier was sore. That morning, she and her friends, Dan St. James and Lynn Wahle, had rowed 15,000 meters on the Merrimack River, more than they had ever rowed at once. At 4 p.m. that same ...

New Boston Chief defends department

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NEW BOSTON – Police Chief James Brace welcomes the review by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office into allegations he and another officer lied about evidence in a drug case. “I will always welcome a review from higher authority, as I believe it will ultimately be an affirmation ...

Nashuan gets prison for gun trafficking

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Eric Valentin, the Nashua man known by his gang name “Jefe,” is headed to federal prison after he was sentenced in the U.S. District Court in Boston on a federal gun trafficking conviction. Valentin, 22, is a reputed member of the Latin Gangsta’ Disciples gang, based in Lawrence, ...

Let’s Dance

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Theo Martinez instructs participants at the second annual Dancin’ In The Street free dance party in front of Nashua City Hall Saturday evening. Mayor Jim Donchess and Symphony NH hosted the second annual event from 7-11 p.m. People packed Main Street, and East and West Hollis streets and East ...

Gov. Sununu vetoes death penalty repeal

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CONCORD – Saying he sides with crime victims, their families and police officers, Gov. Chris Sununu on Thursday formally vetoed SB 593, the law that would have repealed New Hampshire’s death penalty. “I stand with the crime victims, members of the law enforcement community, and ...

N.H. leaders blast Supreme Court tax ruling

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CONCORD – New Hampshire Republicans and Democrats presented a rare united front on Thursday in voicing strong opposition to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, which will likely force small businesses in the Granite State to collect sales taxes for other states. “It’s clear that none of those ...

Positive Street Art begins work on recovery-themed piece

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NASHUA – Those creating a new downtown work of art hope to both remember loved ones lost to drug addiction and inspire those seeking recovery with the new “Take Courage Mural.” Artists with Positive Street Art began their latest mural Thursday afternoon. The mural will honor those who ...

Mass. educator picked for Milford school post

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MILFORD – Dr. Jessica Huizenga, an educator who most recently served as a state-appointed receiver for a failing Massachusetts school district has been picked to be Milford’s interim superintendent. Huizenga is exceptionally qualified and the best fit for Milford schools, Milford School ...

Mentally ill Hollis man going home

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HOLLIS – Andrew Butler, the Hollis man being held against his will inside the New Hampshire State Prison, is going home this week after months of detention. “I’m supposed to pick him up tomorrow,” Doug Butler, Andrew Butler’s father said Thursday. Andrew Butler, now 21, is a ...