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Magick the Gathering

NASHUA – If you knew as much about herbs as does Ellen Evert Hopman, and someone told you they’d been experimenting with chervil, mullein, poplar, yew and wormwood, you’d know that he or she is trying to communicate with the dead. That’s not the same as trying to communicate with the ...

Student arrested for ‘violent’ online threat

NASHUA – Police said Sunday that “no known threats” currently exist to students or faculty at Nashua High School North, but that the investigation is continuing into a “violent” online threat that led to Saturday night’s arrest of a 15-year-old male student. Interim Principal Nathan ...

Local woman launches website to help veterans

A Chester native has launched a campaign aimed at helping veterans start their own business and achieve financial freedom. Nicole Van Eden is the president and founder of Onpoint Media and has launched USA Website Xpress, where veterans will market free websites to local businesses while ...

Art community comes together this weekend

NASHUA – With 125-plus artists displaying their work, many people took to the streets of downtown Nashua to observe the 13th annual ArtWalk Weekend. The two-day festival kicked off Saturday, enticing crowds up and down Main Street to stop in at more than 33 locations to view and purchase art ...

Remembering ‘Home Wet Wash Laundry’

I must have driven up and down that segment of Elm Street a couple dozen times over the past few weeks – until it finally dawned on me that the definition of “insanity” is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Whether it was Einstein or Ben ...

Granite Staters alarmed by Trump scrapping federal subsidy

CONCORD – President Donald Trump’s decision Friday to end the subsidies for the Affordable Care Act is drawing sharp criticism from Granite State leaders, with calls for action in the state house and in Washington D.C. The cost-sharing subsidies for low-income Americans buying insurance ...

Nashua Police nab seven in drug bust

NASHUA – Police arrested seven people this week as part of the ongoing effort to bust up the city’s drug trade. The investigation and arrests targeting people in and around the drug trade are part of the Nashua Police Department’s Granite Shield operation, funded through a state program ...

ArtWalk 2017: Downtown event starts at 11 a.m.

NASHUA – This weekend, the city’s downtown will be bustling with the sounds of live entertainment, the sites of visual arts and the aroma of food as the 13th annual ArtWalk Weekend gets underway. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. More than 100 ...

New England pies the topic of talk at Amherst library

AMHERST – Pies in nearly every variety – apple, blueberry, cherry, pumpkin, pecan, strawberry-rhubarb, custard, peach, cherry and cranberry – were sliced up and served to an audience at the Amherst Town Library whose appetites had been whetted by the evening program. But none of them were ...

Judge to decide on athlete’s suspension

NASHUA – Hillsborough County Superior Court Judge Jacalyn Colburn is expected to rule soon on whether or not a Nashua High School North student will remain suspended from sports. The student was banned from athletics after he was charged with criminal mischief for reportedly driving his truck ...

Milford board wrestles with full-day kindergarten

MILFORD – The school board might try again to establish a full-day kindergarten program, but board members are not sure how to expand the current half-day program without setting fees too high or burdening taxpayers. In July, the board scrapped a pilot full-day program because not enough ...

Massachusetts Trooper Joseph Flynn acquitted of assault

NASHUA – A jury Thursday afternoon found Massachusetts State Trooper Joseph Flynn not guilty on both counts of assault by an on-duty law enforcement officer, bringing to an end a seven-day trial in Hillsborough County Superior Court South. Emotions flowed on the defense side of the room, ...

Gov. Sununu tabs Jasper for Agriculture Commissioner

CONCORD – Shawn Jasper plans to leave his post as Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives for the Commission of the Department of Agriculture position, after Gov. Chris Sununu asked him to seek the job. The Hudson Republican said Thursday while it’s tough to say no when the ...

Court sides with Nashua School District vs. custodial union

NASHUA – The Supreme Court of New Hampshire sided with the Nashua School District in an appeal that the district committed an unfair labor practice by refusing to bargain with the Nashua Custodial/Janitorial Staff, or custodians union concerning the district’s plan to move toward ...

Granite State reacts to president’s health insurance executive order

NASHUA – Don St. Pierre is trying to figure out how his engineering and design services business will be able to stay competitive as the cost of health care for himself and his employees is set to skyrocket. “I’m trying to run a business,” St. Pierre said. St. Pierre is looking at a 45 ...

Pumpkin carver leads event for visually impaired

HOLLIS – Local pumpkin carver Jim Flis gave a class to visually impaired Future in Sight clients Thursday afternoon. The carving class took place at Brookdale Fruit Farm in Hollis, which donated a hayride and all of the pumpkins for the event. Future in Sight is a nonprofit that serves ...

‘Poetry Guy’ leads ‘Year of the Book’ visit

NASHUA – Poet Ted Scheu stood in front of Meghan Wilson’s fourth-grade class at Dr. Crisp Elementary School Thursday and asked the students to think of something they were “really, really good at.” It could be anything, he said, whether it is something athletic like soccer, or an ...

Awareness is Healing: Walk to STOP Heroin/Opioid Abuse event set

NASHUA – Bodies will be in motion bringing awareness to the opioid epidemic New Hampshire is facing through participating in the upcoming Awareness is Healing: Walk to STOP Heroin/Opioid Abuse. The walk is organized by Darlene Pina, who has put on three of these walks in the past. The event ...

Regulatory reform panel hosts meeting

CONCORD – A committee aimed at making New Hampshire more business friendly heard about burdensome regulations affecting ski areas, builders, bagpipe makers and more on Thursday. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, who called New Hampshire a “regulatory police state” during his campaign, ...