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This vintage photo of W. B. Chase’s grocery store goes back to the late 1800s, still some years before ‘horseless carriages,’ or cars that moved without horses pulling them, came along. Old directories list the store’s address as 5 Bridge St., which would be just east of the ...

Nashua Flashback

Before there was the New England Automotive Village, the concept that created a ‘village’ of car dealerships off the Daniel Webster Highway South in the mid-1960s, Nashua’s new and used car dealers were located throughout the city, mainly in the downtown area. One of the dealerships that ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for April 11

The new moon in Aries is wrapped in the shiny cosmic foil of lunar sextiles, so besides the double-freshness of the first phase of the moon in the first sign of the zodiac, this moon also has the benefit of being activated by some air sign love from Saturn and Venus. Its message of joyous ...

Hints From Heloise for April 10

Dear Readers: Interested in your dog's DNA? Want to know which breeds your dog descended from? The particular traits of that breed? What to expect health- and behavior-wise from your dog? A dog DNA test may work for you. Kits range in price from about $50 to over $200. A simple mouth swab is ...

This Week in History for April 11-17

Today is Sunday, April 11, the 101st day of 2021. There are 264 days left in the year. ––– Today’s Highlight in History On April 11, 1945, during World War II, American soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald in Germany. ––– On this date In 1814, ...

Caffeine fiend: Is it really worth it to upset your supervisor?

Dear Annie: I work in a small office with only four employees and one supervisor. Two of my colleagues and I are coffee drinkers. Instead of starting a coffee fund, we started taking turns bringing in a fresh container when we find the previous one is running low. This system has worked for us ...

Today in History for April 9

Today is Friday, April 9, the 99th day of 2021. There are 266 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 9, 1939, Marian Anderson performed a concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., after the Black singer was denied the use of Constitution Hall by the ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for April 9

Babies and puppies aren't trying to be cute, but everything they do is colored by who they are. Communication is always colored by the personality delivering it. In some cases, the messenger makes all of the difference. This Pisces moon, many find themselves in casting director mode, searching ...

Healing from past trauma

Dear Annie: I am 57 years old and autistic. Due to my inability to read people and my own bad choices, I am the single mother of three adult children, whom I love and am indescribably proud of. But I have never been loved. As a child, I was sexually abused by my father for years. A teacher ...

Proper precautions should remain in place after vaccination

DEAR DR. ROACH: Could you please provide your recommendations on how we should conduct ourselves after we get the COVID vaccine? Please include an explanation of how immune we actually will be. -- T.S. ANSWER: Three vaccines are approved under an emergency authorization at the time of this ...

Hints From Heloise for April 9

Dear Heloise: As I've gotten older, I've found spring cleaning to be more difficult. At one time I could sail through my little home and have it over within a weekend. Now, however, I do one room a month. I've also gotten less fussy over my home as far as cleaning goes. I'll clean the windows ...

Today in History for April 8

Today is Thursday, April 8, the 98th day of 2021. There are 267 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 8, 1864, the United States Senate passed, 38-6, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolishing slavery. (The House of Representatives passed it in January ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for April 8

In the age of GPS, to get somewhere, you really don't have to know the way. An intuitive Pisces moon would like to add: For those who trust in mysterious guidance systems, this has always been the case. In days of old, the map was but a speculative hope; brave adventurers oriented themselves as ...

Mother inferior

Dear Annie: My ex and I got married when I was 19. We stayed together for 10 years, during which I was dealing with untreated depression. That did not make life easy for either of us. Eventually, he left, leaving me to care for the kids. He gave us some financial support but was not present in ...

Should people on immunotherapy get COVID vaccine?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am currently on rituximab immunotherapy. I have had my first Moderna vaccine, and my second shot is scheduled in four weeks. My oncologist is not sure how the rituximab affects the immunization and the effectiveness of the vaccine. Can you explain how people on immunotherapy ...

Hints From Heloise for April 8

Dear Readers: Spring has sprung; you may be thinking of sprucing up your wardrobe, getting out of sweatpants and getting back to some semblance of normal, including your fashions. If you're looking for a great deal, you might think, "Let's head to the outlet store." I'll bet you see the ...

Today in History for April 7

Today is Wednesday, April 7, the 97th day of 2021. There are 268 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 7, 1915, jazz singer-songwriter Billie Holiday, also known as "Lady Day," was born in Philadelphia. On this date: In 1862, Union forces led by Gen. Ulysses ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for April 7

The emotional journey is a sweater that the moon wears inside out in the morning and then changes her mind about in the evening, reversing the look. That's when feelings in the environment will be easily absorbed for an outside-in effect. These tendencies come courtesy of a gregarious Aquarius ...

Setting ground rules with sister-in-law

Dear Annie: My sister-in-law has been living with her parents for over a year, after her college graduation ceremony was canceled because of COVID-19. My wife and sister-in-law don't get along well with their parents, so she's been very unhappy there. We invited her to our wedding last ...

Years of heavy drinking can increase risk of health issues

DEAR DR. ROACH: I'd like to know what kind of damage to look out for after being a heavy drinker between the ages of 19 and 40, at which age the drinking slowed to a comparative trickle. I used to have many binge events plus regular consumption three to four nights a week and now have a couple ...