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A call for change: Awareness is Healing Walk draws crowd

NASHUA – Several hundred activists, supporters, those in recovery and those who have lost friends and loved ones to drug-related deaths took part in the bi-annual Awareness is Healing Walk to Stop Heroin/Opioid abuse Saturday morning at Nashua’s City Hall. The approximate 3-mile walk for ...

The legacy and lore behind Crosby Bakery

As so many other Greater Nashuans have been doing for as long as they can remember, I’ve scored more than my share of doughnuts, fruit squares, cupcakes, cookies, little cakes and giant, multi-story cakes and, yes, Saturday afternoon baked beans from downtown landmark Crosby Bakery. And ...

YMCA of Greater Nashua hosts fundraising Gala

AMHERST – Community members, sponsors and partners joined together to celebrate the YMCA of Greater Nashua’s Champions of Change Gala Friday night at Labelle Winery. The event, the Y’s biggest fundraising event of the year, featured a VIP cocktail hour and was hosted by WMUR’s Cherise ...

Mont Vernon businesses explored

MONT VERNON – This small hilltop town has never had much in the way of businesses. Now there is only a general store, two farms, a sprinkling of home businesses, one nice Airb&b and a small environmental engineering firm. People complain that the town has no tax base, but “it’s ...

Hollis deaths ruled murder-suicide; victims identified

HOLLIS – The man and woman found dead in a home in the southern part of town Saturday were both shot in the head in what authorities are calling a murder-suicide. The death of Alisa Mayo, 41, was ruled a homicide, while Brian McDonough, 51, died of suicide, according to the results of an ...

Chicken of the city: At least two coops now active in Nashua

NASHUA – The city now features at least two chicken coops as a result of the ordinance passed last year, while even more fowl could be on the their way to Nashua as spring rolls toward summer. “I’m just excited to see how it works out for the people and to hear whatever feedback we ...

Ketamine comes to Nashua AMR

NASHUA – American Medical Response paramedics in Nashua now have an additional, non-opioid option to help those who are injured or in tremendous pain: Ketamine. AMR added Ketamine to its medication options in Manchester last year. Bringing it to the Gate City completes the deployment ...

Video Production students embrace class project

NASHUA – Nashua High School South Video Production and Broadcasting students got out of the classroom for a taste of the real world on Friday for their class project. The work took them to Home Health & Hospice Care’s Community Hospice House in Merrimack. This is the second year ...

Performing Arts Center may feature rooftop seating

NASHUA – Plans for the downtown Performing Arts Center remain in a state of flux, but current concepts call for an interior seating capacity of 750 – and a rooftop terrace featuring food and drink at a height of 65 feet. Meanwhile, the building’s entrance is set for the corner of Main ...

National Public Health Week begins Monday

NASHUA – National Public Health Week returns on Monday, and the Greater Nashua area will feature several celebratory events. The Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services and community partners will organize events from April 1-8. This year’s theme is“Healthiest Nation ...

Mass. man jailed on $25K bail

NASHUA – A Massachusetts man with “a significant criminal history,” and now charged with stealing 12-16 firearms and taking them across state lines, was jailed Thursday on $25,000 cash or surety bail. Wayne Shea, 37, of Westford, waived formal arraignment Thursday in Hillsborough ...

Cutting out addiction

NASHUA – Rise Barber Shop is a new recovery-friendly workplace on the corner of West Hollis Street, striving to reignite the spirit in addicts. Chris Dinicola founded the business, which in some ways operates as a nonprofit by providing free services. It is run by master barbers Craig ...

Feeding local families in need

NASHUA – As part of National Nutrition Month, members of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua’s Torch Club leadership group purchased, packaged and distributed more than 3,000 pounds of food to families in need. Driven by the desire to help families through tough times, as well as ...

Walking Hazards: Funding an issue for city sidewalks in disrepair

NASHUA – As they age, many of the sidewalks around Nashua are falling into disrepair. While city officials are aware of the issue, the problem persists due to a lack of available funding. City leaders can draw money from three sources to fund sidewalk repairs: • The general operating ...

Negron plans another run for Congress

NASHUA – Steve Negron, who won the 2018 Republican nomination for New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District, plans to again challenge U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., in 2020. “Since U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster has taken office, New Hampshire families and taxpayers continue to be ...

Food packaging event helps fight poverty

HUDSON – The brigade of volunteers at Alvirne High School on Thursday helped pack about 10,000 meals to help the United Way of Greater Nashua feed those in need. While partnering with the Outreach Program, the New England-based nonprofit which provided the supplies, and the high school, ...

Three dead after 15-hour standoff at hotel

MANCHESTER (AP) – A 15-hour standoff at a New Hampshire hotel ended Thursday with three people dead, including two who had barricaded themselves inside a room and shot repeatedly at police and drug enforcement agents. Authorities, including a SWAT team, swarmed the area around the Quality ...

Mistrial declared in Ciampa sex case

NASHUA – James Ciampa, the 69-year-old man who allegedly stored child sexual abuse images on video tapes, saw his case end in a mistrial on Thursday, apparently due to being taken to a hospital sometime before proceedings were to begin. “Mr. Ciampa wasn’t in court (Thursday) morning, ...

Biden, Sanders, O’Rourke lead national 2020 Democrat presidential poll

NASHUA – Whether voters want to call them the “Killer B’s,” “Triple B,” or just three white guys, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Beto O’Rourke are leading the national race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, according to polling data released Thursday by Quinnipiac ...

Pets can FaceTime with owners while at hotel

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. – Best Friends Pet Hotel has opened a new facility just across the border in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, with an updated look and feel to give pet lovers to bring their furry friends when they need a place to stay. The establishment will be celebrating its grand opening ...