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Community News

Late Friday fire displaces family

NASHUA -- Fire officials received calls from a neighbor of 14 Traders Way at 9:15 p.m. reporting the neighbor’s house was on fire. Several other people in the area also called 911. When officials reached the scene, they saw heavy fire. They set up lines and ladders, while performing searches ...

Merrimack exploring school complex renovations

MERRIMACK – Town officials are evaluating designs for a potential future upgrade of the campus surrounding Merrimack High School. Planning and Building Committee Chair Rich Hendricks said rather than looking at the single need of a building as has usually been the case, they are looking at ...

The Jenny Fund sets third annual ‘Fun’raiser’

NASHUA – Community members are gearing up to celebrate The Jenny Fund’s third annual Fun’raiser, in honor of former Nashua resident Jennifer Gureckis, who lost her life after a six-year battle with brain cancer on April 23, 2017. Shortly after Jenny’s death, her family started The ...

Clean Water – Nashua school helping Nigerians

NASHUA – While teaching children empathy and compassion for those who don’t have access to clean water, organizers with the Thank You Project teamed up with students at Nashua’s 2nd Nature Academy on Thursday to raise money to provide resources to the Nigerian communities of Ututu and ...

Judge directs Nashua man with a criminal history toward treatment program

NASHUA – Due to a criminal record that allegedly features some 24 convictions, including numerous failures to appear in court, setting 37-year-old Robert Ryan’s bail at $50,000 cash or surety is quite appropriate, a Hillsborough County prosecutor told a Superior Court judge ...

Hollis Old Home Sept. 13-14

HOLLIS – It’s time for Hollis Old Home Days. Enjoy delicious food, place your bid at the silent auction, buy unique items at the artisan market, hop on a carnival ride and watch the fireworks – fun for the entire family. Last year’s free shuttle was such a hit, fair officials have ...

City makes plans for $5.2 million surplus

By ADAM URQUHART Staff Writer NASHUA – From allocating $150,000 toward the cost of a new boat ramp, to spending $65,000 for flashing signals at downtown crosswalks, Mayor Jim Donchess is making big plans for the $5.2 million surplus the city has left over from the fiscal 2019 ...

New thrift shop opens today

NASHUA – Many teachers in the U.S. have to spend a portion of their paychecks to stock their classrooms with extra supplies, such as pencils and notebooks because those costs are often not figured into budgets. This may soon change for teachers in the Greater Nashua area, however. Teacher ...

Preliminary Riverfront lighting plans unveiled

NASHUA – Lights on the underside of the Main Street Bridge could soon create a glimmer in the Nashua River, thanks to the city’s tax increment financing plan for the Downtown Riverfront lighting project. Commonly known as TIF, tax increment financing is a system that allows governments to ...

25+ nonprofits to benefit from United Way ‘Over the Edge’ fundraiser

NASHUA – Looking down over a 24-story building is likely to lead to excitement, uneasiness, fear and number of other human emotions. Those daring enough to stand at the top of the Brady Sullivan Tower, 1000 Elm St., Manchester, on June 27 and 28 in support of more than 25 nonprofits during ...

Donchess files for re-election

NASHUA – By submitting 135 petitions at the City Clerk’s Office on Monday, Mayor Jim Donchess officially filed for re-election, seeking his second consecutive term in office – and his fourth overall term. Opening for petitions for election to the Mayor’s office started at 8 a.m. Monday ...

Rotary Club of Nashua honors five students with scholarships

NASHUA – Adhering to its motto “service above self,” the Rotary Club of Nashua on Monday honored five students who are giving back to the community in an effort to better the world. Rotary Club of Nashua Scholarship Committee Chair Jane Marquis presented about $30,000 worth of ...

‘Song Remains The Same’ at Daniel Webster College property

NASHUA – The final destiny of the 50-acre campus of the former Daniel Webster College remains unclear more than two years after its closure. The college saw its last class graduate in May 2017. In the meantime, Manchester-based Southern New Hampshire University acquired Daniel Webster’s ...

‘Woofstock’ – Themed event honors Humane Society benefactors, volunteers

NASHUA – Retired HP employee Lee Allison, a longtime volunteer with the Humane Society for Greater Nashua, grew a bit emotional Sunday night in accepting one of three Pets Choice Awards at the society’s annual dinner auction. At first turning a few witty phrases, such as thanking “the ...

Nashua woman’s ‘Fortune Forward’ project aims to spread kindness

NASHUA – One doesn’t necessarily need to be an “official” collector to collect things, most anyone would agree. But whether a seasoned, longtime collector with a sharp eye for detail, or an occasional flea market browser, almost everyone goes about the art of collecting with a ...

Milford High School graduates 210 seniors at commencement ceremony

Donning gowns and caps, the latter adorned with thoughts, messages and mantras, the 2019 graduating class of 210 from Milford High School celebrated its commencement on Saturday morning. Principal Dr. Bradford Craven, a student favorite at the high school, offered his remarks on the occasion ...

Fairgrounds Middle School students recognized for facing adversity

NASHUA – Hard work, respect, perseverance, strength. These were some of the words used to describe 24 Fairgrounds Middle School students who were honored Wednesday night during the fourth annual Ray Dube Student Recognition Award Ceremony. This awards ceremony was named after a Fairgrounds ...

Taste of Downtown Nashua set for Wednesday

NASHUA – The city is known for the wide variety of restaurants and retail shops, all of which will be celebrated Wednesday with the 25th annual Great American Downtown Taste of Downtown Nashua. The event is set 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. With 25 different restaurants and caterers putting their ...

Police: Infant’s death not considered ‘suspicious’

NASHUA – The circumstances surrounding the death of a 7-month-old child at a North End residence Saturday morning remain under investigation, but police don’t believe foul play was involved. “The death is not considered suspicious,” Sgt. Brian Trefry said Sunday. He said police and ...