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Impossible Dream?: Petrocelli a baseball legend

NASHUA – The Impossible Dream? When Rico Petrocelli was a rookie shortstop with the Red Sox two years before they won their legendary pennant, he was on a team that lost 100 games. In his mind, anything was possible. “It wasn’t easy,” he said with a chuckle as he spoke to a joint ...

The ’67 Sox: Fathers of Red Sox Nation

NASHUA – John Nolan was just a kid when it happened. But certain events – like, say, the moment shortstop Rico Petrocelli squeezed a pop fly that would propel the Red Sox into the 1967 World Series – tend to stick around in the memory banks for some time. “I remember it well,” Nolan, ...

N.H. Farm Bureau Young Farmers receive donations

HOLLIS – Monday morning at Brookdale Fruit Farm in Hollis, farmers loaded trucks with pallets of fresh produce to be donated to the New Hampshire Food Bank, and then distributed across the state. On a where temperatures reached above 80 degrees, these trips around the state can be both costly ...

Teachers reject contract

NASHUA – The district and teachers are at odds once again after the Nashua Teachers’ Union voted 357 to 269 to reject the contract agreement proposed last week. “We’ll go back to the table,” said Adam Marcoux, president of the Nashua Teachers’ Union. The district and the union ...

Local organizations provide ways to aid relief efforts

NASHUA – In the wake of recent hurricanes Harvey and Irma, communities all over the country, including Great Nashua, have reached out with various forms of assistance – still are giving. St. James United Methodist Church is accepting donations to aid those affected by the hurricanes. The ...

Stand Down event to assist homeless veterans

NASHUA – Homeless and at-risk veterans will have the opportunity to have a hot meal, health screenings, haircuts and a variety of other social and health services at the 11th annual Homeless Veteran Stand Down from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at 45 High St. in Nashua. “To stand down means to ...

Local Islamic Society greets Nashua neighbors

NASHUA – Of all the potential hurdles that American Muslims, especially newly arrived practitioners of the faith, might come up against as they establish homes here, being labeled a “terrorist” is perhaps the “most disturbing,” an expert on Islam told his audience Sunday. Alaa Abou ...

Symphony NH string quartet gives ‘sneak peek’

NASHUA – Through the bows and strings of Symphony NH’s Chamber Players, overtures, movements and symphonies etched in history long ago by Beethoven, Dvorak and New Hampshire’s own Amy Beach filled the Nashua Public Library’s Chandler Memorial Wing Sunday afternoon. The string ...

Vintage baseball tourney honors legacy

MONT VERNON – Doc Adams left Mont Vernon nearly 200 years ago, but his legacy in his hometown and his contribution to the national pastime of baseball both still were tangible this weekend. Honoring the pioneer, enthusiasts of baseball and 19th-century history gathered at Lamson Farm for the ...

August temps normal with varying rain

The weather during August was close to normal from the aspect of long-term averages, but the month lacked the “dog-day” conditions we often see. Plenty of sun was to be had and rainfall was again quite variable across the local area. The lack of a sustained Bermuda high is the main reason ...

Milford at Souhegan football game to tackle issue of hunger

AMHERST – In conjunction with the Milford at Souhegan football game, the Ethics Forum and the Souhegan Athletic Department are joining forces to host a Night of Giving for New Hampshire Tackles Hunger and Hope for Gus. New Hampshire Tackles Hunger is a statewide effort by high schools to ...

Homeless man’s story a tragic tale

NASHUA – Micah Baroque was my Intro to Homelessness in Nashua 101. If I had a question about homelessness, Baroque had the 411. Where do the homeless in Nashua stay when they’re not living in one of the handful of shelters? Where can you get a meal? How do you acquire funds to pay for ...

Immersion experience aids in awareness

NASHUA – From poverty to human trafficking, many aspects impacting homelessness were discussed as people sought to find solutions to these plights as part of a United Way immersion experience this weekend at Nashua Community College. The second annual United We Sleep To End Hunger and ...

Data shows homeless population growing in Greater Nashua

NASHUA – The state Department of Health and Human Services conducted its annual homeless count in January. The annual Point-in-Time count, coordinated by DHHS, is an effort to identify people in New Hampshire experiencing homelessness. The DHHS Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services ...

Nashuans among 62 veterans on 18-hour tour of D.C.

Hours before most of us even stirred in the pre-dawn darkness this morning, three Nashua men in their 80s had already lifted off from Boston’s Logan Airport bound for the nation’s capital. “It’s unbelievable, what they do for us. We don’t take anything … we don’t have to do ...

Commuter rail line to Lowell a possibility

NASHUA – The Gate City is getting closer to being able to offer a commuter rail service, thanks to a proposed partnership with a private company. “It’s a huge step, with a huge impact for the city,” Mayor Jim Donchess said Friday. Donchess will bring forward a proposal to Aldermen to ...

United We Sleep: Simulation emphasizes hunger, homelessness issues

Editor’s note: This is part of an ongoing series about homelessness in Greater Nashua. The topic will be explored through columns and commentary, profiles about those who are homeless, and in-depth news features about this compelling, complex challenge we face in our community. NASHUA – ...

Massachusetts man gets 10 to 20 years for rape

NASHUA – The Massachusetts man convicted of raping an intoxicated woman at his Main Street wireless phone shop is headed to prison for the next 10 to 20 years. “You exploited this young woman in a way that is absolutely and undeniably criminal, cruel and inexplicable,” Superior Court ...

Artistic Expressions: Local woman paints path to success

NASHUA – After making the move from Lebanon to the United States 47 years ago, local artist Monique Sakellarios continued her passion for oil painting right here in the heart of downtown Nashua. She’s owned her own studio and gallery, Maison de l’Art – Fine Art Gallery, on East Pearl ...

Rivier receives $300K grant

NASHUA – Rivier University will receive nearly $300,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice for its Reduce Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking on Campus Program. The announcement was made by U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., representing the state’s 2nd ...