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Trailblazer in the sky: Aviation museum honors Bernice Perry

LONDONDERRY – When she was a teenager during World War I, Bernice Blake loved to watch planes head for Europe, and she knew she wanted to be up there flying some day. Not many years later she took flying lessons at the new Manchester Airport and became the first New Hampshire woman to ...

Page-Turners: Donchess awards Winter Reading Contest winners

NASHUA – The Nashua City Hall Auditorium was packed with exuberant students and their families as Mayor Jim Donchess hosted the Winter Reading Challenge Awards Ceremony for Nashua school students, grades one through five on Saturday. “The students here have read so many books,” Donchess ...

Wild Irish Breakfast on tap Friday

He’s a Special Olympics medalist – cross-country skiing is his specialty – and an increasingly confident public speaker and performer who absolutely nailed his role as Paul McCartney in a Beatles tribute he and three other PLUS Company of Nashua clients staged at a recent donor ...

United Way’s third annual ‘Over the Edge’ event set for June 27-28

NASHUA – The United Way of Greater Nashua announced Friday that its 3rd annual LIVE UNITED Over the Edge event is coming to Manchester on June 27 and 28. The event, which is a collaborative fundraiser for many local nonprofits, raised more than $180,000 in 2018 and is projected to raise ...

Alleged texting and driving leads to crash

HUDSON – Police said distracted driving appears to be the cause of the Sunday night crash on Derry Street, in which a car driven by a Londonderry teenager left the road, entered a gas station parking lot and slammed into a gas pump. Quick thinking by the attendant on duty at Hudson Mobile ...

A song to sing

NASHUA – A local musician is set to release her first single on Friday, as Amy Doran will take the stage with a show through Sofar Sounds in Boston to perform a song she describes as a letter reflecting on her past self-doubt. Doran will also celebrate the release locally with a Riverwalk ...

Students’ Hawaii trip comes to a close

Editor’s Note: This is part of a continuing series of articles from Nashua High School South senior Abbey Rowe, who is www the adventures of nearly 70 local high school students on their trip to Hawaii. Day 10 Today was a day to chill and enjoy the hotel. Some more went zip lining, and on ...

Multiple gunshots, domestic altercation prompt arrest

NASHUA – Hudson resident Serge Michaud, charged Sunday with a series of felony offenses accusing him of firing a gun several times during an alleged altercation with family members, is due back in court Tuesday for a review and bail hearing, according to court documents. Police said Michaud, ...

For the fourth year, street pianos return in May

NASHUA – For the fourth straight year, the artistically painted Nashua street pianos will grace Main Street. They will be accessible to anyone, regardless of age or skill. Presented yearly since 2016, the program is a partnership between Darrell’s Music Hall, Great American Downtown and ...

Senior Citizens Police Academy begins May 9

NASHUA – Chief Andrew Lavoie said the Nashua Police Department will host a Senior Citizens Police Academy from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursdays, beginning May 9 and running through May 30. The four-week program is designed to provide seniors with a glimpse into the day-to-day operations of the ...

Lions Club scholarships applications available

NASHUA – Lions Club President Mike Francoeur said the club will award up to $3,600 in scholarships to deserving high school seniors in 2019. Applicants to the Nashua Lions Scholarship Fund must meet the following eligibility criteria: Be a resident of Nashua; a 2019 senior attending any ...

Nominations still open for Gate City Light Award

NASHUA – Nashua is a city often recognized for its welcoming and vibrant community. The city is filled with organizations and volunteers who constantly work toward the greater good. The city will soon celebrate volunteers in honor of National Volunteer Week, which will take place April ...

Assessing the problems

Management Audit Report NASHUA – The position of Chief Assessor Jon Duhamel will likely be eliminated as the result of an internal audit, a study which also found the last full evaluation of Nashua property took place nearly 30 years ago. Berkeley Street property owner Laurie Ortolano began ...

Facebook Fallout

NASHUA – “Here is a REAL woman, not one of those ‘I’m a victim’ feminist-lesbos who go to a man’s hotel room for an ‘interview,’ than (sic) file a phony sexual harassment lawsuit.” That’s a direct post from Board of Aldermen candidate Fred Teeboom’s Facebook page, a page ...

House ablaze in Hudson

HUDSON – With a three-alarm fire breaking out at 7 Sir Isaac Way on Friday, the Hudson Fire Department worked with departments from surrounding areas to extinguish the blaze, which required the departments to utilize tanker trucks to transport water to the scene. All occupants were able to ...

Coffee with Clemons

NASHUA – Board of Aldermen candidate Ben Clemons drew a large crown to jajaBelle’s Pastry & Coffee Shop Friday morning, as he spent about an hour discussing his top three priorities: commuter rail, the Elm Street Middle School and the downtown Performing Arts Center. Patrons began ...

St. Patrick’s Day fisticuffs for area PAL

NASHUA – To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Nashua and Manchester Police Athletic Leagues are putting up their dukes for an event that will bring boxing to Nashua Community College. On March 14, they will host an event to engage the community and raise money for the programs they run ...

Fighting Hunger

NASHUA – “A lot of people are really surprised to learn that 40 percent of the kids in the Nashua Public Schools are getting free or reduced lunch – that’s a huge number.” Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter Executive Director Michael Reinke said. With the shelter working to expand ...

The things he carried

NASHUA – Local mail carrier Jimmy James Beaupre decided to discover his roots when his wife bought him an Ancestry.com kit for Father’s Day last year, and after receiving the results, grew his family tree a bit larger. Growing up, Beaupre knew little to nothing about his biological father, ...

Students explore nature

Editor’s Note: This is part of a continuing series of articles from Nashua High School South senior Abbey Rowe, who is www the adventures of nearly 70 local high school students on their trip to Hawaii. Day 8 Today was a really cool day. Some got to go on an eco tour, while others relaxed ...