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LL Bean awards grants for park projects

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean is awarding grants for creation and improvement of outdoor spaces in New Jersey, New York and Vermont. The retailer, in partnership with The Trust for Public Lands, announced the $50,000 grants for each of the projects. In Newark, New Jersey, the grant ...

Judge denies motion in suit over out-of-staters’ quarantine

MASSACHUSETTS: City officials in Boston are concerned that many Asian American residents may not be getting tested for the new coronavirus. Boston's Chinatown zip code, where half the residents are of Asian descent, is one of city neighborhoods with the lowest percentage of positive ...

Demonstrators in Connecticut protest George Floyd death

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Demonstrators rallied in Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport and other Connecticut cities for a second day Saturday to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into his neck for several ...

Boston mayor holds prayer vigil over George Floyd’s death

BOSTON (AP) — The mayor of Boston hosted a prayer vigil with clergy and the city's police commissioner Saturday to honor the memory of George Floyd, a black man who died in Minneapolis after a white police officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving ...

Parade honors Nashua High School North graduates

NASHUA – The Nashua High School North community came together Friday to participate in a parade that looped around the city in honor of the class of 2020. Participants gathered at the high school and decorated their vehicles before forming a line that was led by the Nashua Police Department. ...

Masks, gloves contaminating city’s recycling stream

NASHUA - Face masks and gloves are now ending up in the city's recycling, causing problems for officials. Public Relations Administrator Lauren Byers with the Nashua Division of Public Works said the materials are not recyclable, emphasizing the importance of keeping the city's recycling ...

Maine Democrats’ virtual voting continues this weekend

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Democratic Party is continuing this weekend remote elections for delegates to the Democratic National Convention. The Democratic National Committee approved the plan for remote elections of delegates to the national convention in August in Milwaukee, along ...

Health care workers protest lack of protective gear

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Health care workers rallied Saturday in New London to protest what they called a shortage of personal protective equipment and pay tribute to a nurse's aide who died earlier this month after contracting the coronavirus. Gov. Ned Lamont, Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz and ...

State seeks public’s help to protect plovers, all shorebirds

CHARLESTOWN, R.I. (AP) — A piping plover nest has been discovered at Rhode Island's busiest beach for the first time since monitoring of the threatened birds began in the 1980s, prompting state and federal wildlife agencies to ask the public to help protect all shorebirds at beaches across ...

Running out of options, clinical trial saves man’s life

NASHUA – Three days into April, former Nashua resident Joe Jozitis arrived at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in bad shape. Diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus, Jozitis was sent straight to the hospital’s intensive care unit. There, he rallied, raising hopes among members of his ...

Maintaining mental wellness is a must in the workplace

Reflect for a moment on the emphasis of the importance of work within our society. When you meet someone new, what is one of the first things that you ask them? You ask them what they do for work. Work provides a sense of meaning and purpose, provides structure, promotes social integration, ...

24-hour giving event encourages unity in N.H.

CONCORD – Granite Staters are being invited to rally behind the nonprofit organizations doing great work in New Hampshire communities during NH Gives, a 24-hour online giving event on June 9 and 10. People can choose nonprofits to support and take advantage of matching gifts to increase ...

PawSox offer taste of baseball with ‘Dining on the Diamond’

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The Pawtucket Red Sox are going from "Play Ball" to "Bon Appetit." With the minor league baseball season on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox has found another use for its home field. Starting next weekend, "Dining on ...

Logistics center project reps offer clarity at meeting

HUDSON – An unnamed tenant has been identified for two of the three buildings located at the site of the proposed Hudson Logistics Center. The announcement was made during a public hearing hosted by the Hudson Planning Board last week at the town’s community center. The meeting drew a ...

Alkemy Partners sponsoring tent; Bistro will begin outdoor dining

AMHERST – Unlike many local businesses, Alkemy Partners in Amherst, has not been significantly impacted by the economic downturn sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, a circumstance that recently inspired Jim Kaveney, Alkemy’s president, to create an initiative called One-to-One, a program that ...