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N.H. celebrates Statehouse’s Bicentennial

CONCORD (AP) – A replica flag with 20 stars flew over the New Hampshire Statehouse on Sunday, waving in a weeklong celebration of the building’s 200th birthday. While a wooden building in Portsmouth served as the seat of New Hampshire’s colonial government starting in 1758, the ...

Police: Infant’s death not considered ‘suspicious’

NASHUA – The circumstances surrounding the death of a 7-month-old child at a North End residence Saturday morning remain under investigation, but police don’t believe foul play was involved. “The death is not considered suspicious,” Sgt. Brian Trefry said Sunday. He said police and ...

Retired FBI agent tells his story at Milford Library

AMHERST - Michael McGowan had an inauspicious start to his career as an FBI special agent. Assigned to find a vicious killer in a seedy Camden, N.J. bar, he tucked a photo of the man in his chest pocket, a photo that someone quickly swiped from his pocket. “I was the worst undercover agent ...

Students design cribbage boards for elders

World War II Marine Corps veteran Bessie Linsott, anticipating her 100th birthday, is known at Crestwood Center in Milford as the “Cribbage Queen.” Cribbage is a card game invented in the 1600s with the object of securing draws and discards until exactly 15 or 31 points are snagged. It is ...

Amherst will build cemetery

AMHERST – Five years ago the 48-acre former recreation property on Merrimack Road called Cemetery Fields, once home to ball fields and a memorial playground, became officially out of bounds to the public and the playground was dismantled and removed. That Sept. 1, 2014, deadline marked the ...

South Cemetery wall to be repaired

LYNDEBOROUGH – The South Cemetery retaining wall along Cemetery Road is “bulging out” a little, according to cemetery trustees. It could become a safety hazard, and will be repaired this summer. The restoration work has been planned for the past several years while options were studied. ...

International Sculpture Symposium wraps up with tour

NASHUA – The culture of art continues to grow in Nashua, which was made apparent on Saturday when community members gathered for the closing ceremonies of the 2019 International Sculpture Symposium. Members of the community gathered at City Hall to celebrate the final placements of three ...

Reeds Ferry celebrates 50 years of service

MERRIMACK – In celebration of its 50th anniversary as a part of the Merrimack School District, Reeds Ferry Elementary School hosted a community carnival on Saturday, with games, face painting and a special ceremony dedicating a new brick walkway leading to the school’s flag. “Caring, ...

‘Stray Cats’– Contract remains point of contention in Nashua

NASHUA – City resident Gary Braun continues working to stop a contract he believes allows officials to capture cats throughout Nashua by simply declaring the animals “strays” or as “running at large.” With his recent letter to Board of Aldermen President Lori Wilshire, Braun is ...

St. Joseph Hospital names new VP

NASHUA – Those who visit St. Joseph Hospital may notice a new face when they are walking down the halls, hanging out in the lobby or sitting in the hospital’s operating and emergency rooms. That new face is that of Vice President of Medical Affairs, Dr. Alison C. Madden. Madden officially ...

Igniting interest: Students tour candle factory

MILFORD – Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) students saw where their passions could take them, Friday, by touring Alene Candles in Milford. Each year, the company produces millions of candles for popular retail brands. This was ...

N.H. celebrates Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month

CONCORD – Gov. Chris Sununu recently signed a proclamation declaring May Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month. On May 22, Sununu met with a small group of Neurofibromatosis patients and their families at the State House, spending time with attendees to learn how the condition has affected them ...

Addressing development needs in city

NASHUA – A resolution relative to federal Community Development Block Grant funds received final passage as amended during Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting. Resolution 19-126 passed with the proposed amendments made during the May 13 Human Affairs Committee meeting, which include ...

Third annual Tree Streets celebration set for June 15

NASHUA — Plenty of activities are planned for the third annual Tree Streets block party, which celebrates the diversity and energy of the neighborhood. From 2-7 p.m. June 15, Ash Street, from Central to West Hollis streets, will be an attraction for residents living in and around this ...

Sculpting a city with modernist, interpretive works

A visit to the Andres Institute of Art in Brookline and a conversation with Director John Weidman led to the creation of large scale sculptures for Nashua and the development of today’s symposium. Weidman and Meri Goyette, Nashua’s longtime patron of the arts, co-founders of this project, ...

Capital punishment dead in New Hampshire

CONCORD – “Archaic, costly, discriminatory and final,” are the words New Hampshire Sen. Melanie Levesque, D-Nashua, used to describe the death penalty. Thursday, Levesque and 15 other state senators voted to override Gov. Chris Sununu’s May 3 veto of House Bill 455, which outlaws New ...

Hohensee defiant after officials vote to censure

NASHUA – “This is a political vendetta. My opposition wants me off this board because I cause them trouble by pointing out their misdeeds.” Embattled Nashua Board of Education member Doris Hohensee delivered these remarks in response to six of her fellow board members voting to censure ...

Car Versus Building

Nashua Fire Rescue personnel respond to 303 Amherst St. Thursday afternoon after a gray Toyota Camry crunched into the side of the building. There did not appear to be any injuries.