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Main Dunstable is the place to ‘Bee’

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Fourth-grader Yash Patel wins school geography bee NASHUA – Yash Patel, a fourth grade student at Main Dunstable Elementry School, won the school-level championship competition of the National Geographic Bee on Jan. 9 and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship. The school-level Bee, at ...

Nashua South students to take the plunge at Hampton Beach

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NASHUA – There seems to be a fair amount of disagreement over the worst part of the Penguin Plunge. Is it the anticipation of what’s to come? Is it the total body shock that comes with hitting the freezing waves head on? Or is it the wet, shivering run back to warmth? Either way, students ...

Souhegan Chamber benefit to help vets

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NASHUA – Since 2007, the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce has organized a benefit auction on behalf of New Hampshire active duty military families and veterans. For the past three events, the Chamber has been very fortunate to partner with some very popular and talented professional ...

Fly fishing: An art form for local club

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A fuzzy replica of a winged insect, secured to a barbless hook, was a conversation piece – a hand-tied fishing fly passed around at the monthly meeting of the Nashua Fly Casting Association, founded in 1955. The group, which meets on the second Tuesday of the month at the Nashua Country Club, ...

Nashua North Choir, Sinfonietta Strings to host joint show

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NASHUA – To see the future of the arts in the community, one need look no farther than the Nashua High School North auditorium Wednesday night, Brianne Biastoff, NHSN choral director said. The group will pair with Sinfonietta Strings of Greater Nashua for a special concert at 6:30 p.m.; the ...

Six former BAE employees charged in education-fraud case

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Six more people have been charged in connection with an alleged tuition reimbursement scam allegedly conducted by former employees of BAE Systems in Fort Wayne, Indiana, The News-Sentinel has learned. Stephanie Dates, Calvin Jamal Howell, David Rinderle, Latonya Smith, ...

Flu season has yet to reach its peak

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You have a fever, compete with full-body chills and intense muscle aches. Your nose is running. Your head hurts. You are coughing day and night. You have the flu and you are exhausted. We know the symptoms and can do our best to prepare, but flu season is well underway and does not appear to ...

Murder in the ‘Pins and Needles’

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This time would be different, I promised myself, as I dragged the cardboard boxes and recycling bins away from the spiders and down the hall into a hopelessly cluttered space that, according to my property deed, was once a bedroom. No more excuses, I muttered; it was high time I attack this ...

Bridges auctions ‘Love’ at Sky Meadow Country Club

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NASHUA – Dinner, dancing and donations – made through live and silent auctions – benefited Bridges Domestic and Sexual Violence Support at Saturday night’s ‘LOVE is in the Air’ event at the Sky Meadow Country Club. In its fourth year, the event, which has been in the planning ...

Making learning fun

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NASHUA – It is common enough for third and fourth grade students to rush through their homework, but to rush through their homework so they can do even more math and science? Well that’s practically unheard of. And yet, that is exactly what high school junior Ashok Arun has accomplished ...

Chemo causes strange sleep patterns

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Powerful dreams and far out hallucinations have been the strangest experience of going through chemotherapy. During the first couple days, the combination of steroids, anti-nausea drugs, chemotherapy, anxiety, and lack of sleep really affected me. I felt exhausted, but my mind was working hard ...

Slow VA response ‘unacceptable’

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MANCHESTER – The United States Department of Veterans Affairs failed to act after getting credible reports of serious problems at the VA Medical Center in Manchester, and only took minimal corrective steps after media coverage of the problems. “The VA did not initiate substantive changes to ...

Fairgrounds Middle School hosting custodian’s wedding

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Cheryl Richards is 61 years old. After two previous marriages, Richards says she has finally found the love of her life. On Sunday, she will marry 58-year-old George Kaltsas, also with a marriage behind him, who feels the same way. “We never gave up on happiness,” Richards said. “What a ...

Two local men fail to register as sex offenders

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NASHUA – Detectives with the Nashua police Special Investigations Division arrested two men within a half-hour Wednesday afternoon on similar charges that accuse each of failing to comply with certain requirements of the state’s Sex Offender Registry, police said. Taken into custody at 5:16 ...

Nashua woman charged with attacking family members

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NASHUA – A 21-year-old Nashua woman whose alleged behavior reportedly caused her family to be evicted from their apartment flew into a rage after her mother told her she “was on her own” from now on, according to a police report. MacKenzie Lee Murtagh, of 54 Whitney St., was taken into ...

Bedford schools make the grade

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The Bedford School District was ranked 20th in a list of the Top 500 school districts nationwide by Alarms.org, the website for the National Council for Home Safety and Security. Also representing Greater Nashua, Hollis Brookline Cooperative School District was 199th on the list. Alarms.org ...

Feeding the soul: NSKS free music kitchen concert

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NASHUA – Much more than just the hunger for food was satisfied at the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter Friday night. Violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins, January’s guest artist with Symphony N.H., performed a free concert during the evening meal. This NSKS-Symphony N.H. collaboration began at ...

Classical music aficionados get primer at NPL

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In the lower level of the Nashua Public Library, Symphony N.H. bassist Robert F. Hoffman primed classical music lovers with a taste of what to expect during the “All Beethoven” orchestra performance at 8 tonight in the Keefe Center for Arts at Elm Street Middle School. Thursday night’s ...

Project providing aid from New Hampshire to Nigeria

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NASHUA – After moving to the United States from Nigeria in 1999 with his wife, Charles Okorie now looks to give back in three ways to Nigerians living in the areas of Ututu, Arochukwu and Achi. Okorie founded the Christian-based nonprofit Thank You Project in 2014. Its mission is a simple ...