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NH champions fight against veteran unemployment

New Hampshire has a very low unemployment rate - currently 2.7 percent, according to New Hampshire Employment Security's most recent unemployment statistics report on June 23. That's below the national rate of 4.7 percent. The rate for New Hampshire veterans, however, is higher - more than 5 ...

St. Stanislaus parish in Nashua to celebrate first Mass Aug. 7

Nashua - The Most Rev. Peter A. Libasci, bishop of Manchester, announced that the newly reopened St. Stanislaus parish will celebrate its first Mass on Sunday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m. The Rev. John Brancich, a member of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP), has been named as pastor of the ...

NH champions fight against veteran unemployment

New Hampshire has a very low unemployment rate - currently 2.7 percent, according to New Hampshire Employment Security's most recent unemployment statistics report on June 23. That's below the national rate of 4.7 percent. The rate for New Hampshire veterans, however, is higher - more than 5 ...

Bishop urges praying in wake of attacks

MANCHESTER - Bishop Peter A. Libasci of the Catholic Diocese of Manchester on Tuesday called on all New Hampshire Catholics and people of good will to pray and perform acts of repentance to end terrorist attacks and other ongoing violence here and across the globe. "The current civil ...

Outside of church, pastor a powerlifter

LINCOLN, Neb. - While chaperoning a church mission trip through a Nicaraguan open-air market, Steve Davenport noticed they were being followed. The Calvary Christian Church pastor of youth ministries and Parkview Christian School religion teacher asked his interpreter to find out what was up, ...

Milford Christian Science group turns to spirituality in battling addiction

When I attended the interfaith panel event titled “The Drug Crisis: A Spiritual Response” at the Harbor Care Health and Wellness Center this past May, I was struck by how central the spiritual element is in handling addiction. Many conferences involving city, state and ...

Black bears safer to admire at a distance

Black bears have become common enough in our area to be considered a nuisance. They are beautiful animals, attractive and fun to watch, but destructive of bird feeders, beehives and berry patches. They are generally shy and nonaggressive, unless mama bear is protecting her cubs, but there ...

Church’s history buried, but not forgotten

The old house on Court Street in Keene is hard to miss. A stained outline of the Star of David can be seen above the double-doors to the two-story structure. For years - decades, more likely - the outline of the star that once identified the building as a place of worship was covered by ...

Boys & Girls Club awards scholarships

NASHUA - The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua awarded scholarships totaling more than $43,000 to 28 members and alumni to help them realize their dreams of earning a college degree at the 16th annual Scholarship Dinner recently. The awards are made possible by private donors who ...

Las Vegas Paiute boy given sacred mantle of song carrier

LAS VEGAS - The elders of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe have always told stories of the song carriers - the ones who would continue to carry on the sounds of their sacred Salt Song ceremonies. But they were quite surprised when the responsibility - and the songs - chose 9-year-old Tobyas Spotted ...

Milford United Methodist held Prayer Vigil for Orlando

MILFORD - On Tuesday evening, June 14, Milford UMC held a prayer vigil in solidarity for the victims of the Orlando attack on LGBTQ persons. The vigil was open to all who needed a place to come together to grieve for the painful loss to that community. The name, age and some information about ...

Questions arise when towns abandon roads

The questions come up in all of the area towns from time to time as people move to remoter sections. What is the status of that old road? Was it closed or abandoned in the past, or is it now my private road? Can it be used by the public for hiking or snow mobiles? In order to build a new ...

NH Gives Day supports state’s nonprofits

CONCORD – New Hampshire will celebrate its first statewide day of giving on Tuesday, June 7. NH Gives Day will harness the collective power of individuals, communities and businesses to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate the impact of nonprofits in the state. Coordinated by the ...

Nashua PAL names Police Explorer of Year

NASHUA – The Police Athletic League announced that its 2016 Police Explorer of the Year is Nashua High School North senior Brandon DiGregorio. DiGregorio, along with PAL’s athletes of the year in football, cross country, boxing and basketball, will be honored at the sixth ...

Nashua Lions name Teacher of Year

NASHUA – New Searles Elementary School teacher Michelle Henning was selected as the Nashua Lions Club Teacher of the Year, club President Louise Deschenes announced. “This marks the second time a teacher from New Searles has been chosen for this honor,” Deschenes ...

REYES Family Field Day scheduled

NASHUA – The public is invited to join Kendall Reyes, his family and Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua staff for the REYES Family Field Day from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the club, 1 Positive Place. The REYES Family Field Day (Re-Engaging Youth through Exercise and ...

Fallen Heroes service set for Saturday

The New Hampshire Daughters of the American Revolution invite Vietnam veterans, families, friends and all New Hampshire residents to its Fallen Heroes Moving Wall Memorial Service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. The DAR will honor each of the ...

Reintegration challenges New Hampshire’s military

New Hampshire has more than 115,000 veterans. We have the eighth-largest per capita veteran population in the country, and that doesn't include those who are currently serving or their families. Reintegration is the stage of the deployment cycle in which those who have served arrive back home ...

Chamberlain came to rescue over Civil War monument

Memorial Day was first celebrated a few years after the Civil War. Most area towns lost men in the conflict and have a monument of some kind. They range from Milford's elaborate monument on the Town Common to Wilton's fairly plain square stone in a small park beside Forest Road. Some of them ...

Nashua church offers spiritual response to drug crisis

"Faith communities have an important role to play" in the battle against drug addiction, U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., told attendees in introductory remarks at the "The Drug Crisis: A Spiritual Response" Interfaith Panel Discussion on May 14. The event, ...