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Nashua city officials hold press conference

NASHUA – The act of social distancing was not lost during Thursday afternoon’s press conference held by Nashua city officials in the emergency operations room at the Nashua Police station, to update the community about city’s response to COVID-19. Mayor Jim Donchess was joined by Bobbie ...

Customers may be OK with latest guidelines

NASHUA — Several customers ready to shop at Market Basket’s Somerset Plaza store Thursday morning chatted through masks with their fellow shoppers, expressing at one point their relief at how fast the line they were in was moving. With a pair of youthful employees wearing bright orange ...

Fifth New Hampshire resident dies; 64 new COVID-19 cases in state

CONCORD – The state announced its fifth death related to COVID-19, a man who lived in Hillsborough County. He was under the age of 60 with underlying medical conditions. The state says it can’t release more information about him to protect the privacy of patients. “We offer our ...

Share Some Good News – April 3 – Lui Lui

Traveling abroad is a great way to find inspiration for creativity, life goals, and gratification. When Eric Roberts set off on a driving tour of Italy with his father and brother in 1991, he experienced food like never before. Anyone who has been to Italy can tell you – the food is ...

Shining a light

MILFORD – Personal protective equipment is in high demand as those on the front lines combating the spread of coronavirus diseasestill are awaiting a surge to hit, and in helping to meet their needs, a local candle company is stepping up to help. Alene Candles, one of the nation’s leading ...

Makerspaces playing vital role in producing PPE with printers

In response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, makerspaces across the state have mobilized an effort to manufacture protective face shields for health care workers, Roy Schlieben, executive director of MAxT Makerspace in Peterborough, said. “We decided to look into it about two weeks ago ...

State rest areas slated to close Sunday

CONCORD – The state is temporarily closing its 12 rest areas and welcome centers this weekend as part of a statewide response to coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs (BEA), in coordination with the New Hampshire Department of ...

United Way of Greater Nashua takes part in ‘challenge grant’

NASHUA – United Way of Greater Nashua is participating in a Challenge Grant sponsored by AmeriHealth Caritas New Hampshire to aid in the COVID-19 releif efforts. The grant will match the exact dollar amount up to $25,000 of individual and corporate donations to United Way’s Covid-19 ...

Lions elect woman to lead them next year

NASHUA – City resident Erin Freda has been elected as president of the 98-year-old Nashua Lions Club. A graduate of Nashua High School, Freda is currently director of student affairs administration at Babson College. Joining her in leadership next year are first vice president Paul Bergeron, ...

Officials reverse course on payments

WASHINGTON – Following calls from U.S. Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and colleagues, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that Social Security recipients will automatically receive direct cash assistance included in the CARES Act without having to file tax returns. On ...

Local artists refocus on weathering COVID-19 fallout

NASHUA – Artists, by nature, are creative folks, an asset that’s coming in mighty handy in these days of apprehension and uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 virus threat. Take The Picker Artists, for instance, the Nashua-based collaborative where an assortment of artists ply their ...

Sculpture Symposium, local events postponed

NASHUA – The latest Nashua-based arts-culture event to be called off because of the COVID-19 virus threat is also one of its most significant: The Nashua International Sculpture Symposium. Originally scheduled to open May 7 and run through May 30, the symposium will be rescheduled for ...

COVID-19 claims fourth N.H. resident

CONCORD – State Epidemiologist Dr. Benjamin Chan said a fourth person has died from COVID-19 in New Hampshire and the number of positive tests climbed dramatically again overnight to a total of 415 on Wednesday. Chan didn’t say whether it was a man or woman or in which county the ...

City parking manager: Tickets still being enforced

NASHUA – Keep feeding that meter, for now. While restaurants in the downtown area struggle to stay afloat with food delivery and take-out, the city of Nashua still is monitoring expired time limits on meters and issuing citations accordingly, city officials said Wednesday. Major cities like ...

Share Some Good News – April 2 – Chicken N Chips

NASHUA – Small businesses come and go, especially in a fast paced market like food service. Nashua has seen so many businesses last for years, only to succumb to time and circumstances, that it can be difficult to keep track of them all. Every once in a while, a restaurant is acquired and is ...

Rivier student navigates remote learning

NASHUA – Students across the country are making the transition to an online format to finish out the school year. This isn’t your typical spring break. Nashua’s Rivier University recently announced, like many schools and colleges, that remote learning will replace the conventional ...

City suggests employees take high-deductible health care plan

NASHUA – The city is encouraging its employees to enroll in a high-deductible health care plan, and officials adopted an ordinance Tuesday night that makes changes to the health plan section of the unaffiliated employees personnel policies. The city has to start somewhere, and chose to ...

Hassan urges residents to complete census

WASHINGTON – In recognition of Census Day, which was Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan is urging everyone to participate in this year’s census. The census helps ensure that federal dollars are appropriately distributed to communities across the country to help them invest in services like ...

Kuster advocates for services

CONCORD – U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., sent a letter to New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, urging him to work to ensure that Granite Staters struggling with substance use disorder can get the care and support they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Physical distancing, which is a critical ...

Hassan, Brown call for action

WASHINGTON – While the CARES Act that President Donald Trump signed into law last week ensured that the Treasury Department had the authority to send automatic direct cash assistance to Social Security beneficiaries regardless of whether they file taxes or not, the Internal Revenue Service ...