Schools set for early release; events postponed

Nashua School District Superintendent Jahmal Mosley made his decision early enough for parents to craft contingency plans: Nashua students will be released two hours early from school today.

“According to all meteorological reports, the storm will be at its apex from late Wednesday afternoon into Thursday evening,” Mosely said in an announcement to parents early Tuesday night.

The safety of the districts 11,112 students is the primary concern, he said. All afterschool activities and preschool also will be cancelled.

Hollis Brookline, Amherst and Milford school districts are following the same game plan.

According to the Hollis Brookline School District’s Twitter, the Co-op will release at 11:45 a.m. and the elementary schools at 12:30 p.m.

Amherst Middle School and Souhegan High School will close at 11 a.m, while Clark-Wilkins School and Mont Vernon Village School will close at noon and lunch will still be served.

Milford schools will all have an early release of two hours.

Looking ahead into Thursday, the United Way of Greater Nashua has postponed its third annual “Food Security Day of Caring.”

The event – which has volunteers cobble together packages of food to be used by Greater Nashua area food pantries as emergency reserves – will now take place Wednesday, March 14. Volunteers will be gathering at Girls Inc. for setup between 12:30-2:30 p.m. and packaging between 2:30-6:30 p.m.

The goal is to package 40,000 single serving meals for local food pantries. Volunteers can still register for the event at www.unitedwaynashua.org.