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Hollis woman to run in inaugural Fenway Park Marathon

HOLLIS – Rebecca Kadish has run many marathons, but her next one will likely go down as one of the most memorable. The Hollis resident will be one of 50 people to run the inaugural Fenway Park Marathon on Sept. 15. The event, managed by DMSE Sports, the same company that puts on the Boston ...

Historic District targets Greeley

NASHUA – Residents will have the opportunity Tuesday evening to weigh in on the proposed ordinance to expand the city’s Historic District by adding the entirety of Greeley Park. The aldermanic Planning & Economic Development Committee is hosting the public hearing, which is scheduled ...

NY fugitive apprehended in Nashua

NASHUA – Police early Sunday morning captured a New York City fugitive moments after he allegedly careened up a narrow sidewalk alongside City Hall, drove over shrubbery, then smashed into several military monuments on City Hall Plaza. Lawrence Thomas, 53, of 715 Noble Ave., Apt. 2C, in the ...

Fire strikes historic dwelling

LYNDEBOROUGH – Flames gutted a 150-year-old home on Forest Road near the center of town Sunday morning, forcing its occupants to flee with their pets but resulting in no injuries. The owner, former Lyndeborough Selectman Lorraine Strube, said at the scene that the fire started in the ...

Summer food distribution program to start

Children and their parents in two New Hampshire counties will again benefit from a summer food program provided by Southern New Hampshire Services. The annual food program is designed to provide continuity for kids whose only meal may be what they get when public schools are open. The program, ...

Second refugee event to be held at Adult Learning Center

NASHUA – Nashua will participate in World Refugee Day on Tuesday with an hourlong event at the Adult Learning Center on Lake Street. This is the second year of the event, promoted worldwide by the United Nations Refugee Agency. It developed through Nashua’s Gate City Immigrant Initiative, ...

Speakers encourage Nashua South grads to apply their knowledge

NASHUA – As the graduates of Nashua High School South’s Class of 2017 prepared to enter the next stage of their lives on Saturday, classmates and faculty encouraged them to take the skills they developed over the last four years and go boldly into the future. While the 384 graduates come ...

Nashua North grads complete journey together as Titans

MANCHESTER – It’s doubtful that anyone could confirm whether the theme song from “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” had ever been incorporated into a graduation speech. However, the adaptation was made Saturday by senior class President Casey Henry at the graduation ceremony for Nashua High ...

Milford High grads told: ‘Seek out the humanity of others’

MILFORD – Milford High School’s Class of 2017 graduated Saturday, and if the ceremonies had a theme, it was kindness. In her officer’s address to her 169 classmates, President Jennifer Carson mentioned their back-to-back softball championships and their winning of Spirit Week four years ...

Merrimack High School grads reminded that they’re unique

MERRIMACK – Tiffany Knowles believes that each member of Merrimack High School’s Class of 2017 is a Renaissance man or woman. “You are as incredible as the Renaissance men of the past when you are yourself, recognize your strengths and weaknesses, and embrace them,” Knowles, the class ...

For paralyzed Nashua woman, road to recovery could lead to Thailand

Six grand is a nice chunk of change for the vast majority of us work-a-day souls. But if your goal is to grow it to $125,000, it suddenly seems like a drop in the proverbial bucket. It’s true that numbers don’t lie — except, that is, when politicians and pundits get ahold of them — but ...

Rock’n Ribfest off to a smokin’ start in Merrimack

MERRIMACK – As the first day of the 15th annual Nashua Rotary West Rock’n Ribfest kicked off, smoke billowed through the air, carrying intoxicating varieties of barbecue sauce irresistible even to those many miles away. Hungry travelers, many fresh out of work, wandered around the ...

Milford youth football organization in trouble with attorney general

MILFORD – The Mustangs Youth Football and Cheerleading Association is in trouble with the state and facing dissolution for reported failure to file annual reports with the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office. Several of the organization’s leaders are named in a complaint filed ...

Nashua man gets five years for Hudson bank robbery

CONCORD – The man who took a bank employee hostage when he robbed the St. Mary’s Bank branch on Winnhaven Drive in Hudson is now headed to a federal prison after he was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court. Daniel Quinn, 48, of Nashua, pleaded guilty in September to armed robbery for the ...

Dedicated Merrimack teacher receives No Bell Award

MERRIMACK – Social studies teacher Harry Hewitt is the latest to receive the No Bell Outstanding Teacher Award, given for excellence in education. Hewitt is the 17th teacher at Merrimack High School to receive the award, which comes with $6,000 check from an anonymous couple in Nashua. The ...

Nashua Adult & Community School grads celebrate journey

NASHUA – Purple robes and tasseled hats revealed the firm intentions of the 2017 graduating class from the Nashua Adult & Community School at Nashua High School North on Friday. Their goal had been met, despite life experiences for some that surely could have stunted the progress of ...

Nashua school board meeting takes chaotic turn

NASHUA – A meeting of the Board of Education this week devolved into a verbal sparring match during a discussion of a motion to revert the district’s grading system back to a 100-point scale. Board member Howard Coffman at one point became enraged and shouted an explicative, for which he ...

South students plant tree in memory of late teacher

NASHUA – Stephanie Wilder, a senior at Nashua High School South, not long ago thought to plant a tree on the school grounds to honor the memory of her teacher Colleen Darwish. The longtime health sciences teacher was claimed by cancer at age 51 in January. Wilder’s idea took root on Friday, ...

Mass. man accused of bilking widow out of husband’s burial payment

NASHUA – Shortly after she lost her husband about a year and a half ago, a Massachusetts widow telephoned the funeral home that handled his services and burial to discuss payment arrangements. It turned out that she misdialed the number, but according to police investigators, the man who ...

Police: Brookline driver intentionally struck vehicle

NASHUA – Police say a Brookline man intentionally rammed his vehicle into another car Thursday night in south Nashua. Patrick Cairney, of 9 Nightingale Road, was charged with a felony count of reckless conduct – deadly weapon after a two-vehicle accident just prior to 9 p.m. on June 15 at ...