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Greater Nashua

‘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 ...

Nashua Senior Activity Center announces matching funds challenge

The Nashua Senior Center announces Matching Funds Challenge in response to COVID-19 Relief. A group of anonymous donors have pledged $4750.00 to the Nashua Senior Activity Center if we are able to raise the same amount by July 31, 2020. Their gift will help the organization continue to ...

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update for Sunday: 18 new cases, 2 deaths

CONCORD – Eighteen new positive test results of COVID-19, three of them Nashua residents, were reported Sunday by the state Department of Health and Human Services. Sunday's numbers bring to 6,203 the number of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under ...

Pivero wants apology from Police Accountability Panel over racist allegation

A whistleblower retired Nashua cop is demanding an apology after he was accused of using racist language while giving testimony before the Commission on Law Enforcement Accountability, Community and Transparency. “You want to call me an agitator, you want to call me a trouble maker for ...

Sparked by COVID-19, Alpine Grove reinvents itself

HOLLIS – For Alan and Michelle Archambault, owners and operators of the Alpine Grove, the banquet facility and pavillion at 19 South Depot Rd., Rte. 11A, Hollis, these past few months have not been easy. “It’s been about reinventing Alpine,” Alan said. “We had to rewrite a whole ...

Racist rant spurs donations to feed hungry

NASHUA – Right-wing Massachusetts-based talk show host Dianna Ploss, whose racist, live-streamed rants belittling a group of Nashua landscapers for daring to speak Spanish to each other prompted WSMN to sever all ties with her on Monday, will soon be helping to feed hundreds of low-income ...

St. Joe’s School of Nursing announces degree program

NASHUA – With the pandemic showing no signs of easement and given the high demand in the Greater Nashua area for medical assistants, St. Joseph School of Nursing has announced it will offer an Associate Degree in Medical Assisting program beginning in September. “We’re pleased to offer ...

17th annual Eminence Awards winners announced

NASHUA – The Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the 17th Annual Eminence Awards on Thursday, July 9th. The Eminence Awards recognize individuals, businesses, and nonprofits making a contribution to their industry and the Greater Nashua region in five award ...

Milford staple J.M. Princewell a benchmark of success

MILFORD – Considered by some to be a little bit of Boston’s Newbury Street inside the Milford Oval, award-winning J.M. Princewell, 127 Union St., has been a staple on the oval for well over a decade. J.M. Princewell owner June Carolyn said she has witnessed many a trend in the downtown ...

Local businesses support Nashua Performing Arts Center

NASHUA – The Marzen Group LLC, a systems integration and engineering consulting company based in Nashua, recently committed a significant gift of $40,000 to the Nashua Performing Arts Center through the New Hampshire Tax Credit Program, according to Rich Lannan, president of Nashua Community ...

Bill to address skyrocketing prescription drug costs signed into law

CONCORD – On Thursday, Gov. Chris Sununu signed HB 1280, a comprehensive Democratic-backed omnibus bill to increase prescription drug affordability and improve access to affordable health care was signed into law. Senate Majority Leader Dan Feltes, D-Concord, said, “Long before the ...

Annual Friends of Symphony NH event is Sunday

The Friends of Symphony New Hampshire Garden Tour is set for 3-7 p.m. on Sunday, July 19, and highlights four amazing properties. The four Nashua gardens will be open for viewing and will feature very distinct styles: a bonsai garden, an Asian-inspired garden, a lushly planted garden filled ...

Litchfield artist creates sustainable art

LITCHFIELD – Artist Amalia Flaisher left her native home in Ashkelon, Israel 21-years-ago, always keeping art in her back pocket as a creative way of expressing herself. “It started out as a hobby,” she said. “I was working as a graphic designer and in 2009, when the market crashed ...

Local mother overcomes odds to graduate from NCC

NASHUA – Graduation season during the COVID-19 pandemic looks much different than in years past. With large ceremonies postponed or moved online and graduation parties canceled due to social distancing, it’s easy for graduates to feel underwhelmed by their achievement. But not Christina, a ...

26 new COVID-19 cases; two more patients hospitalized

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 26 new positive test results for COVID-19 and no new deaths on Friday. There have now been 6,165 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Additional information from ...

Sununu slams unemployment benefits, long-term care bill; signs net metering

CONCORD — A bill that would have provided greater unemployment benefits including allowing for health concerns about the coronavirus was vetoed by Gov. Chris Sununu Friday. In his veto message, Sununu said the bill is filled with provisions that would impact the state’s ability to secure ...