Community News

Nelson’s Candy in Wilton under new ownership

WILTON – Nelson’s Candy Shop has a new owner, but there will still be chocolate bunnies for Easter. They come in several sizes, milk cholate, white chocolate, hollow bunnies filled with jelly beans, and, new this year, a milk chocolate rabbit in a white chocolate basket. Doug Nelson moved ...

Revitalization: Array of economic activity springs up in downtown Nashua

NASHUA – With one tapas bar recently opening on Main Street, and another eatery on the way that’s set to open at the end of May, a range of economic activity is springing up across the city as the winter season wears off. With warm weather right around the corner, downtown Nashua already ...

Hometown heroes Aces & Eights headline ‘Play It Forward’ event

NASHUA – Consider it the rock of ages. Legendary Nashua band Aces & Eights once again invited students from the Nashua Community Music School to perform with them at the 5th annual Play It Forward show to benefit NCMS on Saturday night at Hollis’ Alpine Grove. The evening provided ...

Wonder Walk: Creative Years raises over $6K for March of Dimes

NASHUA – After two weeks of raising money for the March of Dimes, students and faculty at Creative Years Child Development & Learning Center – all donning purple – were led by March for Babies Ambassador Amelia Brunelle as they participated in this year’s Wonder Walk. Over the ...

Meals Matter: Program addressing food insecurity at school thriving

NASHUA – In just six months, something that started out as a simple thought has turned into a massive program, that’s slowly benefitting more and more students across the Nashua School District. In October, students from Suzanne Winters’ Marketing II class and Lisa Yates’ Human ...

Majority of measures pass in Merrimack town election

MERRIMACK – Even with a little intermittent freezing rain, some 3,325 voters turned out to cast their ballot in the Merrimack town elections on Tuesday. Everything passed with the exception of Article 7 on the Merrimack School District ballot, which was to allocate $1.2 million for the ...

Get on Board Nashua slated for May 22

NASHUA – The Leadership Greater Nashua Class of 2019 is partnering with the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits to present Get on Board Nashua, an interactive panel discussion and expo/networking opportunity designed to educate attendees about nonprofit board participation. This free event, ...

Rotary West funding applications sought

NASHUA – The Rotary Club of Nashua West provides financial assistance to local 501(c) 3 community organizations in the greater Nashua area to aid them in providing the necessary services and programs that meet the community’s needs. The group provides assistance for many reasons: a specific ...

Victim in Amherst fatal mourned

AMHERST – A Milford High School honors student who graduated in the Class of 2016, Sierra Croteau went on to study nursing, the ideal career for a young woman “who had the ability to brighten anyone’s day” by exuding the compassion and thoughtfulness for which she was known. But now, ...

Parenting workshop returning to Nashua

NASHUA – New Hampshire Teen Institute, an organization with a mission of empowering teens to lead healthy lifestyles and create stronger communities through community-focused prevention and leadership workshops, is doing exactly as stated in its mission statement as it will be returning to ...

Milford teacher wins STEM Excellence in Teaching Award

MILFORD – Heron Pond Elementary School Teacher Suzanne Schedin was recognized Friday evening for her efforts of going above and beyond to educate students, as she was presented with the 2019 Society of Professional Engineers STEM Excellence in Teaching Award for the elementary level. Each ...

Consultant to look at Milford rec site

MILFORD – Five years after the town purchased property to expand Keyes Memorial Park, selectmen have given the go-ahead for a consultant to look at options for the land. The consultant would do a feasibility analysis and needs assessment of 127 Elm St. and also “exhaust all options for ...

In the Bedroom: Milford exhibit shows parents drug use signs

AMHERST – Kevin Barrows has seen it all, and he wants parents to see what he sees. The retired sheriff was in a trailer in the Amherst Police Department parking lot last week – a trailer tricked-out to resemble the bedroom of someone in their late teens or early 20s who is using illegal ...

‘Y’ Westwood Park facility fit for fun

NASHUA – The YMCA of Greater Nashua hosted an open house at its new 55,000-square-foot complex at 20 Northwest Blvd. in Nashua on Saturday. More than 1,000 people from Nashua, Milford, Amherst and other communities attended and participated in various activities, ranging from basketball to ...

Rivier University breaks ground for new science center

NASHUA – The 35,000-square-foot Science and Innovation Center is scheduled to open at Rivier University for the fall 2020 semester, officials gathered on the grounds Friday said. “Our new science building will provide the perfect environment for expanding our student-faculty ...

Local runner heads to Boston Marathon

NASHUA – Taylor Summit, a city resident and a physical therapist at Southern New Hampshire Health, is making strides toward this year’s Boston Marathon while raising funds for 261 Fearless, a global nonprofit running organization dedicated to empowering women. The 261 Fearless organization ...

Home Health & Hospice Care’s Bereavement Support helps handle loss

MERRIMACK – Home Health & Hospice Care offers numerous services to its patients, but one that has touched many is Bereavement Support. This features trained volunteers who often have suffered losses themselves. Adult Bereavement Coordinator Lisa Woods said organizers run support groups ...

Tobacco law headed for vote

NASHUA – A 20-year-old man or woman may be fined up to $100 for merely having cigarettes in Nashua, let alone smoking them, if Board of Aldermen members change the legal tobacco and nicotine age from 18 to 21. “The way this ordinance is written now, it bans possession of it,” Nashua ...

Large water rate hikes for Merrimack

MERRIMACK – In an effort to protect the community from hazardous PFAS chemicals, water rate increases valued at millions of dollars are reality for Merrimack residents and businesses. “Citizens for Clean Water has been working on this project for three years and people called us hysterical ...