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BAE celebrates graduating warriors

NASHUA – BAE Systems recognizes the importance of those who serve in the trenches of battlefields around the world, as well as those who have come home as veterans. Since 2009, BAE has worked to make the transition for returning veterans a little easier through its Warrior Integration ...

Girls Inc. presents ‘Girl of the Year’ award to winner

NASHUA – While maturing during her time at Girls Inc., Wanja Mwangi has shown staff members at the Nashua center that she deserves the Girl of the Year Award. Mwangi, a 14-year-old freshman at Nashua High School North, has been going to Girls Inc. since she was 8. She has a record of ...

NCC graduates 299

NASHUA – This year, 299 graduates completed associate degrees or certificates across more than 50 academic programs at Nashua Community College. Of the graduates, 184 participated in the Saturday commencement ceremony. “Every year, the graduates of this college move on to great four-year ...

Students get a lesson in communication during Robot Day

NASHUA – Robot Day at Nashua High School South last week focused on more than just technology and remote controls. It allowed participating students to study communication and get a glimpse of different future paths they could take. On May 15, the school hosted Robot Day, during which ...

Middle school plans discussed during Mayor’s meeting

NASHUA – Ward 7 residents on Tuesday gathered at Dr. Norman W. Crisp Elementary School for the first of nine town hall-style meetings with Mayor Jim Donchess to discuss the city’s future. “We think we can open this thing in 2023, fall of 2023,” Donchess said of previously discussed ...

Alvirne High School students headed to FFA Nationals

HUDSON — After winning the 89th Granite State FFA Convention at the Mount Washington Hotel and Resort in Bretton Woods last month, Alvirne High School Veterinary Science and Forestry students will be heading to Indianapolis in October to participate in the National Future Farmers of America ...

N.H. senators push for student loan debt relief

NASHUA – According to the nonprofit Institute for College Access & Success, the average New Hampshire college student completes his or her studies with average loan debt of $34,415. Because this is an average, some students face much larger debts, while others are fortunate enough to ...

Academy of ‘Excellence’ – Nashua school earns designation

NASHUA – The Academy for Science and Design recently earned the designation of being the 2019 Secondary School of Excellence in New Hampshire. Monday, members from the New Hampshire Excellence in Education Awards Committee, also known as EDies, visited the school to announce the award during ...

Air rifle course suspended amid public ‘fear’

NASHUA – From the “fear” of “normalizing guns in schools,” to concerns of lead contaminating the environment, numerous speakers on Monday expressed opposition to the planned JROTC air rifle course for the campus of Nashua High School North. After the nearly four-hour Monday Board of ...

‘Rational Fears’: Dozens speak on Nashua North JROTC air rifle course

NASHUA – Repeatedly citing their “fear” of guns in schools, dozens of students, parents and other concerned community members on Monday told Board of Education members they don’t want a JROTC air rifle course near Nashua High School North. This issue also indirectly led to the ...

Having a BLAST: High schoolers teach young students about Apollo 11

NASHUA – On Friday, Broad Street Elementary School students got a lesson in the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, as the 50th anniversary is coming up July. Nashua High School North U.S. history teacher Charlie Ziniti took his students to four second and third-grade classrooms to teach the ...

Rivier University Class of 2019

Rivier University conducts its 84th commencement at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachusetts, on Saturday. A total of 594 graduates were awarded degrees. –Photos by GEORGE PELLETIER

Hohensee under fire: BOE president, superintendent want her to resign

NASHUA – Board of Education President Heather Raymond and Superintendent Jahmal Mosley want board member Doris Hohensee to immediately resign due to her social media posts that allegedly put a student in danger — and for her alleged pro-Nazi remarks. “As a father and as a community ...

Nashua’s Adult Learning Center recognized as education business leader

NASHUA – Nashua’s Adult Learning Center has been recognized as one of 10 companies honored by Business New Hampshire Magazine as 2019 Businesses of the Year. As noted in the nonprofit’s mission statement, the center is designed to provide the academic skills, job training and support ...

Women in Public Works: Female DPW employees aim to break stereotypes

NASHUA – Hoping to break the stereotypes of certain jobs being mostly for men, six female employees within the Nashua Division of Public Works spoke of “girl power,” Tuesday at Nashua High School South. Women representing all six departments of Public Works, including Administration, ...

‘Running Start’ teacher honored

CONCORD – On Teacher Appreciation Day, New Hampshire high school teachers were recognized for their work promoting access to college credits by state and college leadership officials. Linda Fox of Pelham High School was among those honored. Fox has been teaching for 50 years, and has been a ...

Panelists address cybersecurity at forum

NASHUA – The Rivier University President’s Circle hosted a panel of cybersecurity professionals from the public, private, and service sectors on Tuesday for a leadership forum titled “Cybersecurity: The Evolving Threat Landscape and What Every Business Leader Needs to Know.” The ...

Marksmanship class approved in 5-3 BOE vote

NASHUA – Amid the ongoing national debate regarding gun rights, Nashua Board of Education members on Monday voted 5-3 to allow a Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) course on marksmanship that will involve air rifles. In March, Maj. Brian Newton, Master Sgt. Nick Ellis and ...