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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 ...

Milford’s annual Memorial Day observance draws large crowd

MILFORD - They were not just statistics, they were our sons and daughters and our husbands and wives, said Gary Williams before he read the names of the 28 American men and women who died so far in military conflicts this year. And that stark reality of lost lives is brought home, he said, ...

SET IN STONE: Keyes stage being built with quarry stone

MILFORD - The construction of a new public performance space at the east entrance to Keyes Memorial Park is scheduled to begin this week, using stones from an old Milford quarry. Stones are from the original stone cutting shed located on the former Tonella King Quarry, and they will be ...

Milford ZBA continues brewery review

MILFORD - William Ogert will have to do more research on mitigating potential odors from the beer-making operation he wants start on South Street. The Milford Zoning Board of Adjustment will continue its review of the Ogie Brewery at its next meeting, on June 6, to allow Ogert to look into ...

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, ...