Community News

Colonial Garden Club of Hollis fundraiser yields green

The Colonial Garden Club of Hollis, organized in 1966, offered once again its annual plant sale, an event presented on historic Monument Square on the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend. The event, one that draws hundreds of local shoppers and many others from out of state, is the club’s ...

Rivier University Class of 2019

Rivier University conducts its 84th commencement at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachusetts, on Saturday. A total of 594 graduates were awarded degrees. –Photos by GEORGE PELLETIER

St. Philip Church gearing up for annual Greek Food Festival

NASHUA – If you were driving around town the past few days and saw a youngish-looking middle-aged man sticking metal-legged campaign signs into small grassy areas and median strips, the answer is no – he’s not running for office. He’s George Eftimiou, and he’s what you might call a ...

City employee allegedly caught sleeping on the job

NASHUA – City property owner Laurie Ortolano hired a private investigator to track Nashua Assessing Department employee Greg Turgiss, who was then allegedly found – on more than one occasion – sleeping on the job while he claimed to be completing “field work.” Turgiss would ...

Hohensee under fire: BOE president, superintendent want her to resign

NASHUA – Board of Education President Heather Raymond and Superintendent Jahmal Mosley want board member Doris Hohensee to immediately resign due to her social media posts that allegedly put a student in danger — and for her alleged pro-Nazi remarks. “As a father and as a community ...

Milford PD working construction details in Nashua

NASHUA – While driving through the Gate City, some motorists may be surprised to see officers from towns such as Milford providing detail work at construction sites or similar projects. The question of whether Milford taxpayers are seeing their money used to provide police services in ...

Nashua’s Adult Learning Center recognized as education business leader

NASHUA – Nashua’s Adult Learning Center has been recognized as one of 10 companies honored by Business New Hampshire Magazine as 2019 Businesses of the Year. As noted in the nonprofit’s mission statement, the center is designed to provide the academic skills, job training and support ...

2020 Dems to make local campaign stops

Former Vice President Joe Biden will be in Nashua Tuesday With national polls showing former Vice President Joe Biden as the frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, he will bring his campaign to Nashua on Tuesday. Campaign information states Biden will appear at the ...

CATCHING BIG AIR: City ramps up for skateboarding medalist’s Nashua camp

NASHUA – Nolan Munroe, a 2012 X Games bronze medalist, will host a camp at the city’s David W. Deane Skateboard Park this summer with the hope of shredding stereotypes about his sport. “The goal is to really show people that skateparks aren’t a bad place for kids to be,” Munroe said ...

Women in Public Works: Female DPW employees aim to break stereotypes

NASHUA – Hoping to break the stereotypes of certain jobs being mostly for men, six female employees within the Nashua Division of Public Works spoke of “girl power,” Tuesday at Nashua High School South. Women representing all six departments of Public Works, including Administration, ...

City residents, pet dog escape late night house fire

NASHUA – A pet cat was unfortunately lost, but three people and their dog managed to escape their burning home late Sunday night – despite the fact the house had no smoke detectors, fire officials said. Nashua Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Karl Gerhard said Monday that firefighters were ...

Moving Day: Litchfield Fire Department relocates to new station

LITCHFIELD – To some it was a “bittersweet day,” but everyone agreed Sunday was also a “historic” for the men and women of the Litchfield Fire Department, as well as for the entire town. From now on, the brand-new building at 10 Liberty Drive will be home for the department, which ...

Drug dog sweeps Milford High School

MILFORD – Police and five drug-sniffing dogs went through Milford High School Monday morning. It was apparently the first such search in the school’s history. Students and staff were evacuated from the building around 9:30 a.m., waited in the football field, and returned about 40 minutes ...

Wadleigh Memorial Library hosts forum on race

MILFORD – Doug Sutherland, who is black and lives in Hancock, was visiting Maine one day and getting coffee at his favorite cafe when “an older white gentleman” started talking to him about his “black experience” with a boss who long ago encouraged him, and now he is rich. “I had ...

Wilton Select Board ink boundary-line agreement

WILTON – The Select Board used a “fifth Monday,” April 29, for a work session to try to close some issues. Under their new meeting schedule, the board meets on the first and third Mondays of the month. Board members signed a boundary line agreement with Adam and Melinda Royds, which has ...