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Raising money with a Monster of a 5K

NASHUA — Monsters, both frightening- and friendly-looking, took-off running down Concord Street, from Greeley Park, while participating in the second annual High Hopes Foundation Monster Dash 5K. The race was the fourth of the five Gate City Series events geared at raising money for ...

War scholars unmask ails of lost veteran

Nobody knew – or more accurately, anyone who did know never said – why Staff Sgt. William Doucette, a decorated U.S. Army veteran cut of the Greatest Generation cloth, sometimes swung from the “loving husband and father ... we all adored” to a sullen, cheerless man angry at the ...

The wonderful world of Walt

No, I’m not talking about Disney. I’m talking about Walt, my colorful neighbor, who takes marathon walks, feeds chipmunks, wears three pair of glasses (readers, distance and in “betweeners”) and often stops to check in with me and offer some of his trademark Waltisms. At times, he ...

School providing clean water

NASHUA – Members of the Nashua community have continued to show support for those in other countries who do not have sustainable clean drinking water. The children at 2nd Nature Academy, a school that teaches their elementary, middle and high school students through a non-traditional ...

Cancer survivor paying forward to those in treatment

BROOKLINE – In a world where things can seem a little dismal, Brookline resident Lauren Caulfield is working to bring a sense of peace to those experiencing hard times. On Nov. 16, Caulfield will be hosting her second chemo care packaging event to benefit cancer patients in New Hampshire ...

City continues work to improve middle school system

NASHUA – The buildings serving as middle schools in the Nashua School District – Elm Street, Fairgrounds and Pennechuck – are all in need of repairs and upgrades to meet today’s state and federal standards for education, safety and security. After lengthy data analysis and a ...

Court affirms spending-cap judgement

CONCORD – The state Supreme Court has denied what would appear to be former city Alderman Fred S. Teeboom’s final opportunity to keep alive his spending-cap lawsuit against the city and Mayor Jim Donchess. In a brief, single-page order, the Supreme Court justices reaffirmed their July ...

Third graders participate in Harvest Hustle fundraiser

NASHUA – Thursday’s cold wind and drizzle did not dampen the spirits of hundreds of Charlotte Avenue Elementary School students who participated in the school’s inaugural Harvest Hustle Fundraiser. The fundraiser, hosted by Charlotte Avenue Elementary School’s Parent Teacher ...

Man held on bail for attack, threatening messages

NASHUA – After a member of his household allegedly sent Charles DePrima “threatening text messages,” DePrima told police Wednesday, DePrima said he went to a Milford residence “and hit him with an aluminum rod,” a prosecutor told a Superior Court judge Thursday at DePrima’s bail ...

Attorneys, judge agree in DV case

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge OK’d an agreement this week that allows Bradley Cole, a 29-year-old Nashua man arrested Tuesday on domestic violence-related assault charges, to continue being around the alleged victim and their child – but he cannot live with them for the time ...

Chamber Groups seeking members

NASHUA – The mission of Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce Networking Groups is to grow all members’ respective businesses while supporting the local community. The structure is designed as a member-exclusive group, which meets to network, exchange referrals and make business connections. ...

BOE discusses discipline policy a week after incident

NASHUA – Parents advocated for change among the Nashua School District during Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting following a Fairgrounds Middle School bullying incident caught on video that went viral last week. Last Monday, Fairgrounds Middle School parent Chad LaCrosse shared ...

Rivier University celebrates alumni for superb work

NASHUA – Rivier University recognized four successful alumni during its recent Alumni Reunion Weekend. Each year, the university awards alumni who have gone on to make a notable difference within their profession, while also staying connected with Rivier. Award winners can be nominated by ...

Bruce Hanson not guilty on both counts

NASHUA – Bruce Hanson shook his attorney’s hand, then the two embraced as many of the 15 or so people who attended both days of Hanson’s trial shed tears of relief on his behalf Wednesday afternoon. The scene in Courtroom 3 at Hillsborough County Superior Court in Nashua came moments ...

Locals meet to discuss human trafficking

NASHUA – Human trafficking extends its reach across the country, and New Hampshire is no different, with individuals trapped within the grip of this global industry, which is estimated to be worth $150 billion worldwide. Whether it’s for sex or labor, human trafficking is a low-risk ...

Walmart fiasco results in charges

NASHUA – The 22-year-old Hudson man who allegedly grabbed a cell phone from a Walmart employee, fled the store, then spit on and “became combative” when police confronted him, later told officers his phone broke and he was just trying to replace it, according to police reports. Jake ...

Valicenti saves Spaghetti City with 25-gallon donation

NASHUA — With classic Italian music emanating throughout the room, and the aromas of pasta sauce and spaghetti filling the air of the Nashua Senior Activity Center, members of the community came together to partake in the 46th Annual Spaghetti City dinner. While the event went off without ...

Ducks to race down Nashua River Saturday

NASHUA — For the second straight year, thousands of rubber ducks will float down the Nashua River from the Greeley House at 12 Front St., vying to be the first rubber fowl to finish for a good cause, as the Rotary Club of Nashua West raises money for the 40-plus charities the nonprofit ...

PFAS protest is on Sunday

MERRIMACK – Area citizens are set to protest pollution caused by Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics on Sunday. The demonstration is scheduled from 1-3 p.m. Sunday across from the facility at 701 Daniel Webster Highway. Recently, the town of Merrimack sent a letter to Saint-Gobain and the ...

Supporting first responders facing mental illness

NASHUA – Across the state, police officers work tirelessly to serve their communities, and when a call comes in they respond, regardless of the repeated stress and trauma in which they are exposed. In recognizing the realities of mental health challenges some on the front lines face, U.S. ...