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Nashua woman arrested on theft charges

NASHUA – Out on bail after arrests for theft on Dec. 20 and Jan 7, Nashua resident Dawn Torres was back in court this week, this time for arraignment and a bail hearing on a charge of operating a vehicle as a certified habitual offender. According to a police report, a Nashua police officer ...

Local elementary student named National Geographic Geography Bee champion

On January 3, Yash Patel, a fifth grade student at Main Dunstable Elementry School, and a second time champion, won the school-level championship competition of the National Geographic Bee, moving him one step closer to the national championship and a $50,000 college scholarship. The top 3 ...

Air Force Scholarship given to Nashua North student

NASHUA – In a few months, Nashua High School North senior Adam Landry will be jetting off to participate in an eight-week private pilot license training program, thanks to a scholarship he received from the Headquarters Air Force Junior ROTC, Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. Landry is one ...

Restored Inn

BEDFORD – Since the Bedford Village Inn underwent a multi-million-dollar renovation and expansion project, the establishment has seen an increase in business, including those who may seek political office. The inn opened in 1986, and Jack and his wife, Andrea Carnevale, took over in 1989 ...

Blizzard Blast: Inaugural winter obstacle race a success

NASHUA – More than 500 athletes met in Mine Falls Park Saturday to test their abilities along a 3.56 mile course featuring 28 obstacles. The United Way of Greater Nashua hosted its inaugural Blizzard Blast race, which had participants run from the Nashua Millyard, along the Nashua River ...

Business over Breakfast brings issues to light

The Business over Breakfast series is a traditional offering of the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce. It’s been more than a year that the organization had a lead sponsor that helped the Chamber of Commerce craft the program, and we are so grateful to Dartmouth-Hitchcock for making their ...

Nashua Lions Donate to NHSS Meals Matter

Three members of the Nashua High School South Meals Matter group spoke at a recent meeting of the Nashua Lions Club. The three seniors gave the members a history of how the program came to be and their plans to take district-wide over the next several years. Following their presentation, club ...

BHTNH to present community dialogue

HANOVER – The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire and Dartmouth College will host a community dialogue, the third part of this three-part Elinor Williams Hooker Tea Talks expansion series, Sites of Memory: Reconstructing the Past, from 2-4 p.m. on Feb. 2 at Dartmouth College. In a ...

High schoolers to dive into a good cause

NASHUA – Students at both of Nashua’s high schools will be taking a dive into the cold waves at Hampton Beach during the Penguin Plunge next weekend to raise money for the Special Olympics New Hampshire. “It’s a really great cause for students and staff to participate in,” Mike ...

Nashua mourns loss of longtime local educator

NASHUA – Marilyn R. Wolfe Matuza Viens, a wife, mother, grandmother, friend, teacher and an active member in the community, passed away after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. Viens, or better known by students as Mrs. Matuza, was a longtime seventh grade English teacher at ...

Holiday hijinks at the YMCA

NASHUA – The YMCA of Greater Nashua spread some holiday cheer Saturday morning by hosting its eighth North Pole Extravaganza. Many families stopped by between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to embrace the holiday spirit while having festive fun with the various crafts and activities available, ...

‘Cooking Matters’ in Nashua community

NASHUA – Down in the basement kitchen of The First Church Nashua, members of the Share our Strength’s Cooking Matters class have been whisking eggs, sauteeing veggies and producing nutritious, cost-saving meals that they can recreate for their children. “In 2004, the New Hampshire Food ...

Winners of calendar contest honored

NASHUA – The 2019 Recycling Calendar Contest Awards Ceremony recently took place in front of a packed auditorium on the third floor of City Hall. The contest is done every year as a part of the Division of Public Works’ way of including students in Nashua’s schools in recycling ...

Mighty Max’s Mega Toy Drive celebrates success

MERRIMACK – Max Mendez, a third-grader at Reeds Ferry Elementary School, shared fist bumps and high fives, as he welcomed donors to the grand finale of Mighty Max’s Mega Toy Drive. The donations of toys were added to hundreds more sheltered in a donated storage unit placed alongside a ...

Gallery at the Wall: Students prepare submissions for outdoor gallery

NASHUA – All across the city, young artists are splattering paint, sketching designs and honing their talents to prepare for the Gallery at the Wall, an outdoor gallery dedicated to celebrating “the heart and soul” of Greater Nashua. The Gallery at the Wall will be located at Rotary ...

Tactical Christmas: Santa to lead SWAT team

NASHUA – In the spirit of holiday giving, the Nashua Police Athletic League and the Manchester Police Athletic League will team up for the fifth annual Tactical Christmas. At 8 a.m. Dec. 21, Nashua Police Department officers will gather at Whole Foods on Amherst Street to collect what they ...

Shop with a Cop event lends a hand

NASHUA - As Nashua Police Chief Andrew Lavoie put it, the Target store on Amherst Street was the safest of them all throughout New England Saturday morning while 25 uniformed officers helped kids in the community do some holiday shopping. The Nashua Police Patrolman’s Association and the ...

Celebrating Reading

NASHUA – Parents and their children had the opportunity to learn more about the Mayor’s Winter Reading Challenge Saturday at the Arlington Street Community Center. The center hosted a holiday party where people could learn more about the challenge and enjoy various activities. This ...

BUNDLE UP: Firefighters donate 150 coats to kids in need

NASHUA – Many children in Nashua don’t have the adequate winter wear to deal with the fierce New England winters, with some forced to use hand-me-down clothing outgrown by the previous owners. Wanting to ensure every child is prepared as temperatures drop to freezing, members of the ...

Brookline teenager fighting leukemia

BROOKLINE – For Giving Tuesday, some may have given to nonprofit organizations or larger charities, but what if you could give back to something a little closer to home? Or better yet, someone who is close to home. In particular, a young boy who has been bravely battling leukemia: ...