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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 ...

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 ...