×
×
homepage logo
LOGIN
SUBSCRIBE

Greater Nashua

More municipalities mull mandatory mask orders

PLYMOUTH – Mandatory mask ordinances are being considered in towns and cities around the state and one is already in place in Nashua as municipalities grapple on their own with measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. While at least 36 states now have mandatory requirements for mask use in ...

Four new COVID-19 deaths, 25 more cases Thursday

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced three additional deaths related to COVID-19 on Thursday, three men and one woman from Hillsborough County, all 60 years of age and older. On Thursday, the state also announced 25 new positive test results for COVID-19. ...

Immigrant rights activist tells panel she works as bridge to police

CONCORD – A commission looking at improving police accountability across the state heard from an immigrant rights activist in Manchester Wednesday who said she often finds herself serving as a bridge between the people and police. Eva Castillo-Turgeon, a member of the Manchester Police ...

Equity team says N.H. people of color at risk

The COVID-19 Equity Response Team says that in order to keep people of color safe from the COVID-19 pandemic, New Hampshire needs to work on racial inequalities already plaguing the state. In a report presented to Gov. Chris Sununu on July 12 and released by Sununu’s office late Wednesday, ...

Rural areas to benefit from new broadband law

CONCORD — A bill intended to enhance the state’s broadband infrastructure was signed into law Wednesday. The bill passed the Senate on 24-0 vote, and the House 248-64. House Bill 1111 would expand broadband access throughout the state, particularly in rural areas. The coronavirus ...

Strong storms strike Greater Nashua

A line of heavy thunderstorms, accompanied by high winds, swept through the area Thursday afternoon. The storms are part of a larger weather system bringing similar storms across New England.

Masks now mandatory in State House complex

CONCORD — Face masks will be required to enter or pass through the State House complex after the Joint Facilities Committee voted 11-0 to approve the new policy Tuesday. Currently the State House complex is closed to the public and only open to legislators and legislative staff. The ...

2 new COVID-19 deaths and 16 new positives

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced two additional deaths related to COVID-19 on Tuesday. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends. They are one man and one woman from Hillsborough County, both 60 years of age or older. The state also announced ...

Bike Week: Hot legs, tattoo and burrito eating contests, masks recommended

LACONIA – The hot legs contest, tattoo, and bikini competitions are on, but the annual Hill Climb at Gunstock and biker’s cruise on MV Mount Washington across Lake Winnipesaukee have been scrapped due to the pandemic. There will be lots of chrome on Lakeside Avenue, though, and the ...

Enhanced child protection measures now law

CONCORD — An omnibus bill to enhance state child protection laws and programs was signed into law by Gov. Chris Sununu on Monday. House Bill 1162 provides additional safety and health provisions, legal safeguards, and earlier intervention services. A number of provisions in the bill ...

Plymouth State University outlines COVID-19 safety plans for fall

PLYMOUTH – Plymouth State University officials explained their vision and safety procedures for the fall semester to alumni and town community members at a virtual town hall on Monday afternoon. The panel, led by Vice President of Communications, Enrollment and Student Life Marlin ...

Beach parking banned for out-of-towners; Amtrak adds trips

A look at coronavirus-related developments in New England on Sunday. ___ MASSACHUSETTS The city of Gloucester banned beach parking for out-of-town visitors this weekend as temperatures were expected to reach into the upper 90s. The move came after complaints about excessive traffic last ...

‘Local control’ to reopen schools really means you are on your own

Local control was a phrase heard frequently last week regarding the opening of public schools this fall while the coronavirus continues to ravage much of the country. Local control is a bit of a misnomer in New Hampshire because we are not a “home rule” state. What does that ...