Community News

New thrift shop opens today

NASHUA – Many teachers in the U.S. have to spend a portion of their paychecks to stock their classrooms with extra supplies, such as pencils and notebooks because those costs are often not figured into budgets. This may soon change for teachers in the Greater Nashua area, however. Teacher ...

Preliminary Riverfront lighting plans unveiled

NASHUA – Lights on the underside of the Main Street Bridge could soon create a glimmer in the Nashua River, thanks to the city’s tax increment financing plan for the Downtown Riverfront lighting project. Commonly known as TIF, tax increment financing is a system that allows governments to ...

25+ nonprofits to benefit from United Way ‘Over the Edge’ fundraiser

NASHUA – Looking down over a 24-story building is likely to lead to excitement, uneasiness, fear and number of other human emotions. Those daring enough to stand at the top of the Brady Sullivan Tower, 1000 Elm St., Manchester, on June 27 and 28 in support of more than 25 nonprofits during ...

Donchess files for re-election

NASHUA – By submitting 135 petitions at the City Clerk’s Office on Monday, Mayor Jim Donchess officially filed for re-election, seeking his second consecutive term in office – and his fourth overall term. Opening for petitions for election to the Mayor’s office started at 8 a.m. Monday ...

Rotary Club of Nashua honors five students with scholarships

NASHUA – Adhering to its motto “service above self,” the Rotary Club of Nashua on Monday honored five students who are giving back to the community in an effort to better the world. Rotary Club of Nashua Scholarship Committee Chair Jane Marquis presented about $30,000 worth of ...

‘Song Remains The Same’ at Daniel Webster College property

NASHUA – The final destiny of the 50-acre campus of the former Daniel Webster College remains unclear more than two years after its closure. The college saw its last class graduate in May 2017. In the meantime, Manchester-based Southern New Hampshire University acquired Daniel Webster’s ...

‘Woofstock’ – Themed event honors Humane Society benefactors, volunteers

NASHUA – Retired HP employee Lee Allison, a longtime volunteer with the Humane Society for Greater Nashua, grew a bit emotional Sunday night in accepting one of three Pets Choice Awards at the society’s annual dinner auction. At first turning a few witty phrases, such as thanking “the ...

Nashua woman’s ‘Fortune Forward’ project aims to spread kindness

NASHUA – One doesn’t necessarily need to be an “official” collector to collect things, most anyone would agree. But whether a seasoned, longtime collector with a sharp eye for detail, or an occasional flea market browser, almost everyone goes about the art of collecting with a ...

Milford High School graduates 210 seniors at commencement ceremony

Donning gowns and caps, the latter adorned with thoughts, messages and mantras, the 2019 graduating class of 210 from Milford High School celebrated its commencement on Saturday morning. Principal Dr. Bradford Craven, a student favorite at the high school, offered his remarks on the occasion ...

Fairgrounds Middle School students recognized for facing adversity

NASHUA – Hard work, respect, perseverance, strength. These were some of the words used to describe 24 Fairgrounds Middle School students who were honored Wednesday night during the fourth annual Ray Dube Student Recognition Award Ceremony. This awards ceremony was named after a Fairgrounds ...

Taste of Downtown Nashua set for Wednesday

NASHUA – The city is known for the wide variety of restaurants and retail shops, all of which will be celebrated Wednesday with the 25th annual Great American Downtown Taste of Downtown Nashua. The event is set 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. With 25 different restaurants and caterers putting their ...

Police: Infant’s death not considered ‘suspicious’

NASHUA – The circumstances surrounding the death of a 7-month-old child at a North End residence Saturday morning remain under investigation, but police don’t believe foul play was involved. “The death is not considered suspicious,” Sgt. Brian Trefry said Sunday. He said police and ...

St. Joseph Hospital names new VP

NASHUA – Those who visit St. Joseph Hospital may notice a new face when they are walking down the halls, hanging out in the lobby or sitting in the hospital’s operating and emergency rooms. That new face is that of Vice President of Medical Affairs, Dr. Alison C. Madden. Madden officially ...

Igniting interest: Students tour candle factory

MILFORD – Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) students saw where their passions could take them, Friday, by touring Alene Candles in Milford. Each year, the company produces millions of candles for popular retail brands. This was ...

Addressing development needs in city

NASHUA – A resolution relative to federal Community Development Block Grant funds received final passage as amended during Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting. Resolution 19-126 passed with the proposed amendments made during the May 13 Human Affairs Committee meeting, which include ...

Third annual Tree Streets celebration set for June 15

NASHUA — Plenty of activities are planned for the third annual Tree Streets block party, which celebrates the diversity and energy of the neighborhood. From 2-7 p.m. June 15, Ash Street, from Central to West Hollis streets, will be an attraction for residents living in and around this ...

Meeting needs: United Way of Greater Nashua making more meals

NASHUA – After reaching the fundraising goal with a full crew of volunteers, The United Way of Greater Nashua will be at SHARE Outreach in Milford for the nest Day of Caring food packaging event. Volunteers will be at SHARE, 1 Columbus Ave. in Milford, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 5. They will ...

Ah, nuts: Chipmunks struggling to find food

CONCORD – Where have all the chipmunks gone? Usually scurrying all over stone walls in the spring, those cute little striped rodents difficult to find. We asked friends and family in New Hampshire and Connecticut, and everyone agreed they’ve seen few or no chipmunks this year. So we called ...

Nashua residents pay respect to those who served

NASHUA – Thousands of local residents came together Monday to honor their loved ones, some alive, some since passed, who have dedicated their lives to service. Nashua’s Memorial Day Parade showcased first responders, city officials, middle and high school bands, Nashua North Air Force ...