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Students get a lesson in communication during Robot Day

NASHUA – Robot Day at Nashua High School South last week focused on more than just technology and remote controls. It allowed participating students to study communication and get a glimpse of different future paths they could take. On May 15, the school hosted Robot Day, during which ...

Middle school plans discussed during Mayor’s meeting

NASHUA – Ward 7 residents on Tuesday gathered at Dr. Norman W. Crisp Elementary School for the first of nine town hall-style meetings with Mayor Jim Donchess to discuss the city’s future. “We think we can open this thing in 2023, fall of 2023,” Donchess said of previously discussed ...

Sculpting Dreams

As part of the 12th annual Nashua International Sculpture Symposium, Jocelyn Pratt, a sculptor from Putaruru, New Zealand, works on her sculpture, ‘A Bird Dreaming 2,’ on Wednesday at Picker Artists Studios on Pine Street. Members of the community can stop by the studio to watch Pratt and ...

Super Seven: Only 7 of 23 Democrats in 2020 race polling at least 2%

NASHUA – Polls show former Vice President Joe Biden maintains a huge lead in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, while only seven of the 23 confirmed candidates registered at least 2% support in a Monday average of national survey results. Chicago-based Real Clear ...

Lopez: Performing Arts Center in ‘poverty area’

NASHUA – Consultants and city leaders said the median income for those living near Nashua’s planned Performing Arts Center is so low that the project is eligible for New Market Tax Credits. “I just think it would be important for people to remember that downtown is within a poverty area ...

Measles confirmed in state: Officials work to prevent outbreak in N.H.

NASHUA – A New Hampshire child is afflicted with measles, a disease caused by a virus that is passed from person-to-person through the air when someone with the infection sneezes, coughs, or talks. More than two months after New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services officials ...

Nashua ward town halls set

NASHUA – Amid all the talk of town hall-style meetings involving presidential candidates, Nashua officials are going to host nine such sessions of their own to collect input from members of the public. The first meeting is set for 7 p.m. today at Dr. Norman W. Crisp Elementary School, 50 ...

Coffee shop disturbance ends in arrest

NASHUA – Salem police officers called to a disturbance at a town coffee shop during the weekend ended up arresting a Massachusetts man – but not for anything to do with the incident. Instead, the officers took into custody Kennth Gallant, a 41-year-old Haverhill man, on warrants that ...

Alvirne High School students headed to FFA Nationals

HUDSON — After winning the 89th Granite State FFA Convention at the Mount Washington Hotel and Resort in Bretton Woods last month, Alvirne High School Veterinary Science and Forestry students will be heading to Indianapolis in October to participate in the National Future Farmers of America ...

Recalling a ’70s status symbol – Cadillac

If it was 1970 and you drove a Cadillac, you had arrived. You were a big deal. A Caddy was the ultimate status symbol. Is the king of the General Motors product line still the drive it was 50 years ago? A bunch of my Facebook friends weighed in with their Cadillac memories. From Martha: “I ...

New charges, no bail changes for suspect in assault involving knife

NASHUA – The prosecutor in the knife-involved assault case of Nashua resident Joshua Fournier-DeJesus, who is accused of punching a man while holding a knife on May 10, said in court Monday she is filing two new felony charges, while replacing another felony charge with a differently-worded ...

Providing hope to individuals with a ‘co-occurring disorder’

News about substance use disorders is all around us. We continue to hear about the high numbers of overdoses occurring all across the country. Unfortunately, New Hampshire has the fourth highest rate of overdose incidents in the U.S. That said, most people are not aware of the fact that many ...

Man arrested after allegedly firing gun during a domestic disturbance

NASHUA – Jose Castaneda-Alvarez, 40, of Nashua, faces multiple misdemeanor charges and one felony count after he allegedly fired three rounds from a gun during a domestic disturbance. At 11:37 p.m. Sunday, officers received a report of shots fired at a local residence. Upon arriving ...

Running the course: Gate City Striders host fifth consecutive marathon

NASHUA – A marathon is a big endeavor, a feat of endurance, a test of will. Sunday morning, hundreds of athletes from across the country and around the globe competed on the brand new Gate City Marathon, Relay and Half Marathon course – a Gate City Striders’ signature event. “Today ...

May is the National Osteoporosis month

At a regular doctor’s visit, Peggy noticed that the doctor noted her height as 5-feet, 2-inch. When she was a teenager, she was a 5-feet, 5-inches. Peggy casually mentioned it to her doctor; however, he did not pay much attention. It was when she mentioned back pain that the doctor stated ...

The value of family therapy: Setting goals, finding solutions

Family. It makes up our earliest identities. We use the term “family” to describe people in our lives who we love and are related to, live and interact with daily, and upon whom we depend. Each person in a family has a role and a unique perspective of what that role entails and how it ...

Comics come alive: 4th annual Kids Con New England wows

NASHUA – When “Frozen” characters Elsa and Kristoff crossed paths Sunday with a peg-legged pirate named “Captain Jay” toting a real, squawking parrot on his shoulder, they stared for a moment then, when offered the chance to feed the big-beaked bird, took a step back. “Tiki” did ...

The joy of heading ‘up-ta’ camp

It doesn’t seem all that long ago that the magical phrase “the sooner you go to sleep the sooner Santa will come” developed a springtime rival for instilling that special glee and excitement that you wish every single child could experience. Each year right around this time there would ...

Now Open: Space at 14 Court St. enjoys renaissance

NASHUA – Mayor Jim Donchess and Lee Guerette, wife of Nashua Alderman Ken Gidge, cut the ribbon at the new artists studio space at 14 Court St. on Saturday. The space was gutted and redesigned for nine studios, which are renting for $125 per studio, per month. There are three spaces rented, ...