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Merrimack woman to run for good cause in Boston Marathon

MERRIMACK – Town resident Michelle “Mo” Wheeler has made many strides in her life. A recent one includes training to run in the Boston Marathon on April 15. For Wheeler, her “why” for running this marathon is a very personal one. She will be once again joining the Samaritans’ ...

Health Week commences with walk

NASHUA – Mayor Jim Donchess, along with members of the community who gathered at City Hall on Monday, began National Public Health Week with a proclamation and one-mile walk through Nashua. With this year’s theme being Healthiest Nation 2030, the end goal is raising the generation of ...

House Democrats put final touches on proposed budget

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – House Democrats are putting the final touches on a $13.4 billion two-year budget that spends more and significantly departs from Republican Gov. Chris Sununu’s proposal on mental health, education and other issues. The New Hampshire House will vote next week on the ...

Ribfest set for June

MERRIMACK – The Great American Ribfest & Food Truck Festival will debut in Merrimack, at the Budweiser Brewery Experience on Father’s Day weekend, June 14-16. Lots of barbecue, music, games, beer, food trucks, and good times are on tap for the weekend. There will be ribs, chicken, ...

On the Big Screen: NH Jewish film festival has local connection

MANCHESTER – Nashua native Bob Treitel, 63, remembers bringing a copy of a priceless, historic and personal document with him when he went to Nashua’s Rivier University four years ago for a Holocaust Remembrance Day presentation by Brandeis professor and author Thomas Doherty. When ...

Murder-suicide ruled in Hollis deaths

HOLLIS – The man and woman found dead in a home in the southern part of town Saturday were both shot in the head in what authorities are calling a murder-suicide. The death of Alisa Mayo, 41, was ruled a homicide, while Brian McDonough, 51, died of suicide, according to the results of an ...

History Lives: Church of 1771 in Merrimack heralded

MERRIMACK – The rich history of The First Church of Merrimack, a congregation founded in 1771, was shared during a recent program presented to dozens of visitors by members of the church. Ruth Marcel, of Merrimack, was one of the many that worked on the program. “We all deemed the event a ...

Hearing examines response to PFAS risks

Representatives of the EPA, the Department of Defense, the National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences offered their perspectives on their role regarding PFAS risks at a ...

Select Board updated on Recycling Center

WILTON – An evaluation of the Recycling Center by the Joint Loss Management Committee last week found the center “to be well run” but there is some needed work. Town Administrator Paul Branscombe, who took part in the site visit, updated the Select Board on March 25. The fence along ...

Vaping device issue postponed pending additional information

LYNDEBOROUGH – At the request of Middle/High School Principal Brian Bagley, the School Board has postponed the purchase and installation of vaping detector devices at the school until more is known. The education programs will continue. The devices are expensive, Bagley told the Board on ...

Fairgrounds Middle School DECA team wins award

NASHUA – Fairgrounds Middle School students recently earned the designation of 2019 Outstanding Middle School DECA Chapter Award. On March 14, Jean Godlewski, a FACS teacher at Fairgrounds Middle School, took 23 eighth grade students to the annual DECA Middle School Spring Conference to ...

A call for change: Awareness is Healing Walk draws crowd

NASHUA – Several hundred activists, supporters, those in recovery and those who have lost friends and loved ones to drug-related deaths took part in the bi-annual Awareness is Healing Walk to Stop Heroin/Opioid abuse Saturday morning at Nashua’s City Hall. The approximate 3-mile walk for ...

The legacy and lore behind Crosby Bakery

As so many other Greater Nashuans have been doing for as long as they can remember, I’ve scored more than my share of doughnuts, fruit squares, cupcakes, cookies, little cakes and giant, multi-story cakes and, yes, Saturday afternoon baked beans from downtown landmark Crosby Bakery. And ...

YMCA of Greater Nashua hosts fundraising Gala

AMHERST – Community members, sponsors and partners joined together to celebrate the YMCA of Greater Nashua’s Champions of Change Gala Friday night at Labelle Winery. The event, the Y’s biggest fundraising event of the year, featured a VIP cocktail hour and was hosted by WMUR’s Cherise ...

Mont Vernon businesses explored

MONT VERNON – This small hilltop town has never had much in the way of businesses. Now there is only a general store, two farms, a sprinkling of home businesses, one nice Airb&b and a small environmental engineering firm. People complain that the town has no tax base, but “it’s ...

Hollis deaths ruled murder-suicide; victims identified

HOLLIS – The man and woman found dead in a home in the southern part of town Saturday were both shot in the head in what authorities are calling a murder-suicide. The death of Alisa Mayo, 41, was ruled a homicide, while Brian McDonough, 51, died of suicide, according to the results of an ...

Chicken of the city: At least two coops now active in Nashua

NASHUA – The city now features at least two chicken coops as a result of the ordinance passed last year, while even more fowl could be on the their way to Nashua as spring rolls toward summer. “I’m just excited to see how it works out for the people and to hear whatever feedback we ...

Ketamine comes to Nashua AMR

NASHUA – American Medical Response paramedics in Nashua now have an additional, non-opioid option to help those who are injured or in tremendous pain: Ketamine. AMR added Ketamine to its medication options in Manchester last year. Bringing it to the Gate City completes the deployment ...

Video Production students embrace class project

NASHUA – Nashua High School South Video Production and Broadcasting students got out of the classroom for a taste of the real world on Friday for their class project. The work took them to Home Health & Hospice Care’s Community Hospice House in Merrimack. This is the second year ...

Performing Arts Center may feature rooftop seating

NASHUA – Plans for the downtown Performing Arts Center remain in a state of flux, but current concepts call for an interior seating capacity of 750 – and a rooftop terrace featuring food and drink at a height of 65 feet. Meanwhile, the building’s entrance is set for the corner of Main ...