Community News

United Way to install ‘Little Free Libraries’

NASHUA – In partnership with BAE Systems, P&L Landscaping, the Nashua Public Library, and Reeds Ferry Lumber, United Way of Greater Nashua is planning to install eight new “Little Free Libraries” on Sept. 26. This program began in Nashua in 2017 with the installation of seven ...

Environmental groups and neighbors urge removal of toxic waste

NASHUA – Although pleased city and federal officials are finally taking action to clean up the contaminated site of Nashua’s former Mohawk Tannery, activists and a majority of neighbors are not yet sold on the current U.S. Environmental Protection Agency remediation plans. “We’re ...

Faith community keeps growing

NASHUA – Sherine Iskander and her family used to attend liturgy at the St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Natick, Massachusetts, close to an hour’s drive from her Bedford home. Now, they attend services at St. Mary and Archangel Michael Church in Nashua, one of the more than 200 ...

Two years of ‘Welcoming City’

NASHUA – Muhammad Mustak and his family came to Nashua five years ago as refugees from state-sponsored violence against the Rohingya people in the nation of Burma, also known as Myanmar, in Southeast Asia. Today, he is a business owner and community leader in his adopted hometown. “I ...

Nashua offers citizens police academy

NASHUA – The deadline to register for the Nashua Police Department’s 30th Citizens Academy is Aug. 28. The nine-week program begins Sept. 4 and concludes Oct. 30. Sessions will go from 6:30-9:30 p.m. each Tuesday during the period. The program will feature presentations by members of ...

Rotarians recognized for service

NASHUA — Jack Atkinson has been attending weekly Rotary Club of Nashua meetings since before humans walked on the moon, as he marked 56 years of perfect attendance during the Monday meeting. Atkinson is followed in years of perfect attendance by Skip Bryant and Bob Cater, who mark 47 and 36 ...

A Lift from AJ: Memorial car show raises NCC scholarship funds

NASHUA – Al Dodge stepped out from under a pop-up shelter and fixed his gaze upon a sharp, blue-and-white Camaro Z-28 sparkling in Sunday afternoon’s bright sun. “This would have been A.J.’s,” Dodge told a visitor, pausing briefly before adding, “yep, he and I worked on this a lot ...

Community center program helps kids get on grade level

NASHUA – For Trish Stansfield and Donna Dye who coach skills building to young children at the Arlington Street Community Center, “there’s so much joy when that light bulb goes off,” Dye said. The two women, both retired educators from the Nashua School District, lead the Skills ...

Hollis mourns Vahrij Manoukian

HOLLIS – “You say the name Vahrij in New Hampshire – there’s only one face that comes to mind, and so many people know him,” said Andrew Gyorda, a pharmacist at Hollis Pharmacy and General Store. Pharmacist, selectman, political insider and friend, Vahrij Manoukian died Thursday ...

St. Joseph Hospital gets new president

NASHUA – One of the city’s leading health care providers features new leadership, as John A. Jurczyk is the new president of St. Joseph Hospital. Hospital officials said Monday was Jurczyk’s first day on the job. He will also serve as senior vice president of Covenant Health, the ...

Nashua’s Pokémon Go Group gives back to the Community

In today’s techno-savvy world, it’s not uncommon to find people clinging to the virtual world contained in their phones, even amid their real-life surroundings. The latest trend involves individuals following a GPS to travel to different parks, campuses, restaurants and even cities in hopes ...

Hudson man found, safe

HUDSON -- Officers confirm locating Bryan Provencher, the 48-year-old Hudson man who went missing July 31. "He has been located and is safe," the Hudson Police Department states on its Facebook page regarding Provencher. An officer with the department contacted this afternoon declined to ...

Lyndeborough Community Day hits small snag

LYNDEBOROUGH - Although the rain didn’t arrive until after noon, it did manage to keep people indoors, as few attended the annual Community Day events on Saturday. Most vendors for the marketplace passed, but that didn’t stop those who attended from having a good time looking at the wide ...

Local club throws party celebrating Nashua ‘Bug Juice’ stars

NASHUA – If you grew up in the 1990s, you may remember watching the hit Disney reality show, Bug Juice, which follows a group of campers through the trials and tribulations of their summer camp experience. Now, 20 years after the premiere of its first season, Bug Juice has relaunched for a ...

Eversource helps YMCA’s summer program

NASHUA — The YMCA of Greater Nashua received a $1,500 award from Eversource in support of the Y’s Power Scholars Academy, a summer program that expands learning time to improve the academic achievements, self-confidence and life trajectories of elementary school students who are performing ...

Make It Labs 3D printer brings projects to life

NASHUA – For those curious creators eager to learn how to navigate the digital playground of 3D printing, Make It Labs has just the class to get you started. On Sunday, electronic engineer Paul Hardin taught a course on the Replicator 2 for anyone interested in a formal introduction to the 3D ...

National Night Out promises to unify neighborhoods

NASHUA – On Tuesday, from 5-8 p.m., members of the Nashua Police Department, Police Athletic League, Nashua Fire Department and the Nashua community will join together at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua to celebrate their allegiance against crime during the 35th annual National ...

Gate City Bike Co-op celebrates one year

NASHUA - The Gate City Bike Co-op is doing more than just repairing gears on people’s bikes, but also allowing them to shift gears in their lives. “It has been a good resource because most of the adults that get a bike need it for transportation to get to work, and it allows them the ...

Woman gets head start on the holidays

HOLLIS – Although it may only be August, one woman is looking to get a head start on the holidays by setting a goal of sending 25,000 cards to military personnel. Last year, Laura Landerman-Garber set her goal at 5,000 holiday cards just for Navy sailors, but ended up receiving 17,000 in ...