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Nashua South students cook for the community

NASHUA – If one were to walk into Nashua High School South teacher Heather Dubois’ classroom last week, they would have found piles upon piles of bacon, hundreds of muffins, watermelon carvings and other treats. Dubois and her students spent three days preparing to feed the community as ...

United Way and Food Council getting retirees involved

NASHUA – Retired community members will have an opportunity to learn how to get involved in volunteering, as organizers with the United Way of Greater Nashua and their partners at the Greater Nashua Food Council, Harvard Pilgrim Health Fund, and Southern New Hampshire Health are teaming up ...

Nashua artist of French heritage reacts to Notre Dame Cathedral fire

Prominent Nashua artist Dominique Boutard, who was born and raised in Nice, a coastal city in southern France, spent hours Monday swapping emails with people in her home country. The topic: The devastating fire at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame. “It’s just terrible ... everybody is ...

Weld officially challenging Trump in Republican primary

BOSTON -- Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld today announced plans to run for president in the 2020 Republican primary. “Ours is a nation built on courage, resilience, and independence. In these times of great political strife, when both major parties are entrenched in their “win at ...

Early morning river plunge claims life of unidentified man

NASHUA – A man whose name, age and address were not disclosed as of Sunday night was pronounced dead earlier in the day, despite efforts by police and firefighters to revive him after he reportedly jumped into the Nashua River. Officials said police, fire and medical personnel, along with ...

Art Accolades: Poetry theme perfect backdrop for 6th annual Goyette Arts Awards

NASHUA – Poetry flowed from hearts, souls, the printed word and through the work of Nashua artist Michaila Sheehan on Sunday, putting the perfect touch on yet another successful Meri Goyette Arts Awards Luncheon that each spring celebrates the folks and businesses that make a positive impact ...

Hollis Dems host Town Hall with presidential hopeful Inslee

Bringing his “Climate Mission Tour” to New Hampshire, Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee spoke with citizens at an intimate town hall discussion at the Lawrence Barn in Hollis on Sunday night. “I’ve come here to say something very simple,” he said in his opening remarks. ...

Legacy Of Joy: Amherst kicks off church campaign

AMHERST – People don’t move to Amherst because they love the big box stores on Route 101A. The town’s biggest draw is its historic center with its beautifully preserved houses, expansive green, anchored by the stately Congregational Church and Town Hall. Those are truths generally ...

New Milford principal chosen; vote set for April 15

MILFORD – Chali Davis, an assistant principal at Concord High School, has been chosen the new Milford High School principal, replacing longtime Principal Bradford Craven, who is retiring. The school board is expected to vote on Davis’ appointment at its next meeting, April 15. Davis has ...

Nelson’s Candy in Wilton under new ownership

WILTON – Nelson’s Candy Shop has a new owner, but there will still be chocolate bunnies for Easter. They come in several sizes, milk cholate, white chocolate, hollow bunnies filled with jelly beans, and, new this year, a milk chocolate rabbit in a white chocolate basket. Doug Nelson moved ...

School board admonished

AMHERST – A former Souhegan Cooperative School Board member urged Amherst school officials last Monday night to pay attention to the election results. The Amherst School District’s operating budget and a warrant article for four new elementary school teachers were voted down on March 12. ...

Revitalization: Array of economic activity springs up in downtown Nashua

NASHUA – With one tapas bar recently opening on Main Street, and another eatery on the way that’s set to open at the end of May, a range of economic activity is springing up across the city as the winter season wears off. With warm weather right around the corner, downtown Nashua already ...

Recalling the day Dillinger came calling

When I picked up the phone the other day and heard a somewhat familiar voice start talking about the daily almanac we publish on the editorial page, my first thought was something like, “oh, jeez, there must be something missing from today’s entry or maybe a date is incorrect.” Because ...

Hometown heroes Aces & Eights headline ‘Play It Forward’ event

NASHUA – Consider it the rock of ages. Legendary Nashua band Aces & Eights once again invited students from the Nashua Community Music School to perform with them at the 5th annual Play It Forward show to benefit NCMS on Saturday night at Hollis’ Alpine Grove. The evening provided ...

Man pulled from Nashua River has died

NASHUA – Police and fire officials have confirmed that an unidentified man died Sunday morning, shortly after he reportedly jumped off the Main Street Bridge into the Nashua River. Two police officers who were first to arrive on the scene jumped into the river and were able to pull the man ...

Easter egg hunt at Lyons Park a success

A little rain didn’t keep the Easter Bunny from making an appearance at Lyons Park, as dozens of families enjoyed activities, which included face painting, a bounce house and an Easter egg hunt. The Well Church and its pastor Scott Kearney hosted the day’s events. “We put an event ...

A voice for the voiceless: Former war reporter visits Rivier University

NASHUA – Former Québec journalist Michèle Ouimet spent Thursday night at Rivier University, where she shared stories of what it was like covering wars and natural disasters and reporting in dangerous areas. Michèle Ouimet was a journalist at La Presse in Montreal for 29 years, from 1989 to ...

NY trio arrested in alleged scheme

NASHUA – Nashua Police arrested three New York men who were allegedly attempting to fraudulently obtain several Apple iPhones from local cell phone stores. The trio, officials said, were portraying themselves as representatives of various local businesses. At 4:41 p.m., officers with the ...

Wonder Walk: Creative Years raises over $6K for March of Dimes

NASHUA – After two weeks of raising money for the March of Dimes, students and faculty at Creative Years Child Development & Learning Center – all donning purple – were led by March for Babies Ambassador Amelia Brunelle as they participated in this year’s Wonder Walk. Over the ...

North’s biotechnology program wins Excellence in Action award

NASHUA – This week, Nashua High School North’s Biotechnology Career Technical Education program was one of eight programs across the country that received the Excellence in Action award from Advance CTE. Programs received this award for providing clear pathways into college and careers, ...