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Work hard, play hard, give hard: Clark & Lavey promote giving back

NASHUA – Work hard, play hard, give hard. That’s the way they do it at Clark & Lavey Benefits Solutions, a local agency that acts as an advocate and negotiates employee benefits for its clients. Clark & Lavey Benefits Solutions President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Clark ...

‘Never Forget’–Nashua mural remembering 9/11

NASHUA – Those at least age 30 likely remember witnessing the surreal images of airplanes crashing into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, but a whole generation of younger people now know of these events only as history. In Nashua, Positive ...

BAE celebrates graduating warriors

NASHUA – BAE Systems recognizes the importance of those who serve in the trenches of battlefields around the world, as well as those who have come home as veterans. Since 2009, BAE has worked to make the transition for returning veterans a little easier through its Warrior Integration ...

Lindner readies for city role

NASHUA – Longtime city resident Cheryl Lindner is ready for a new challenge, which she will begin June 10 as the new chief of staff to Mayor Jim Donchess. “I’m very excited to start in the new role, and I really am excited about the possibilities and opportunities that will present ...

Girls Inc. presents ‘Girl of the Year’ award to winner

NASHUA – While maturing during her time at Girls Inc., Wanja Mwangi has shown staff members at the Nashua center that she deserves the Girl of the Year Award. Mwangi, a 14-year-old freshman at Nashua High School North, has been going to Girls Inc. since she was 8. She has a record of ...

Volunteers unite to build community garden

NASHUA – More than 20 volunteers from Gateways Community Services, Souhegan Valley Rotary Club and ReGenerative Roots came together Monday afternoon to build a community garden in Nashua, which will be used by local residents served by Gateways Community Services, while also being open to ...

Middle school plans discussed during Mayor’s meeting

NASHUA – Ward 7 residents on Tuesday gathered at Dr. Norman W. Crisp Elementary School for the first of nine town hall-style meetings with Mayor Jim Donchess to discuss the city’s future. “We think we can open this thing in 2023, fall of 2023,” Donchess said of previously discussed ...

Running the course: Gate City Striders host fifth consecutive marathon

NASHUA – A marathon is a big endeavor, a feat of endurance, a test of will. Sunday morning, hundreds of athletes from across the country and around the globe competed on the brand new Gate City Marathon, Relay and Half Marathon course – a Gate City Striders’ signature event. “Today ...

Comics come alive: 4th annual Kids Con New England wows

NASHUA – When “Frozen” characters Elsa and Kristoff crossed paths Sunday with a peg-legged pirate named “Captain Jay” toting a real, squawking parrot on his shoulder, they stared for a moment then, when offered the chance to feed the big-beaked bird, took a step back. “Tiki” did ...

Now Open: Space at 14 Court St. enjoys renaissance

NASHUA – Mayor Jim Donchess and Lee Guerette, wife of Nashua Alderman Ken Gidge, cut the ribbon at the new artists studio space at 14 Court St. on Saturday. The space was gutted and redesigned for nine studios, which are renting for $125 per studio, per month. There are three spaces rented, ...

Kleiner gets full-time job; Nicotine age to remain 18

NASHUA – Kim Kleiner is now slated to earn about $105,000 per year as the city’s full-time administrative services director after her Tuesday confirmation, while members of the Board of Aldermen have no immediate route to hike the legal nicotine age from 18 to 21. Members of the board had ...

Only a drill: Nashua Fire Rescue conducts live fire training

For about a month, members of Nashua Fire Rescue have been training at 117 W. Hobart St., which is near Daniel Webster Highway. This culminated in a live fire training session, which began at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. During the event, officials worked on multiple aspects of fighting fires. They ...

Joe Biden brings 2020 presidential campaign to Nashua

NASHUA – Unseasonably cool and wet weather greeted the dozens of Joe Biden supporters gathered for the Tuesday house party at the home of former New Hampshire Senator Bette Lasky, D-Nashua. These conditions did not dampen spirits, however, as the former vice president energized the crowd by ...

‘Up in smoke’– Nashua legal nicotine age hike fails, 6-7

NASHUA – After months of public debate, members of a divided Board of Aldermen spent more than three hours Tuesday evening arguing whether to increase Nashua’s legal age for tobacco and other nicotine products from 18 to 21. When the smoke cleared late Tuesday, members rejected the ...

Academy of ‘Excellence’ – Nashua school earns designation

NASHUA – The Academy for Science and Design recently earned the designation of being the 2019 Secondary School of Excellence in New Hampshire. Monday, members from the New Hampshire Excellence in Education Awards Committee, also known as EDies, visited the school to announce the award during ...

United Way volunteer fair on tap at library

NASHUA – There are always opportunities for those looking to volunteer, and with summer vacation just around the corner, there are even more choices for anyone wanting to help. The United Way of Greater Nashua will conduct a volunteer fair from 5:30-7 p.m. June 6 at the Nashua Public ...

‘Rational Fears’: Dozens speak on Nashua North JROTC air rifle course

NASHUA – Repeatedly citing their “fear” of guns in schools, dozens of students, parents and other concerned community members on Monday told Board of Education members they don’t want a JROTC air rifle course near Nashua High School North. This issue also indirectly led to the ...

Symphony NH introduces new music director

NASHUA – After an 18-month search, Symphony NH officials unveiled their new music director during the annual Maestro Dinner, Monday at Nashua Country Club. Roger Kalia, 34, will fill this role, and aims to lead the symphony into the 100th anniversary, which is coming up in 2023. In the 96th ...

Having a BLAST: High schoolers teach young students about Apollo 11

NASHUA – On Friday, Broad Street Elementary School students got a lesson in the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, as the 50th anniversary is coming up July. Nashua High School North U.S. history teacher Charlie Ziniti took his students to four second and third-grade classrooms to teach the ...

City Hall computer use investigated

NASHUA – According to a 2006 Nashua Police Department report, an investigation into unauthorized computer usage led to Assessing Office employee Greg Turgiss admitting he used the city’s internet service to view adult pornography during work hours. With the March 1 release of the ...