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Greater Nashua

Will wedding venues be next to reopen?

CONCORD – Gov. Chris Sununu’s economic reopening task force listened to two hours of public comment on proposed reopening guidelines Friday with many urging them to support opening tattoo studios, restaurants, spas, charitable gaming, and Hampton Beach. The task force has been asked to ...

Halfway house resident: Move from Manchester to Vt. exposed family to COVID-19

MANCHESTER – One of the residents of the federal halfway house in Manchester who was suddenly sent home Sunday night during a COVID-19 outbreak says he worries he has unknowingly infected as many as eight family members and their contacts. Dannis Hackney, 37, said he was told to get a ride ...

Fire damages Nashua residence

Nashua Fire Rescue responded to a reported building fire at 6 Cambridge Road late Saturday afternoon. Engine 6 arrived to find a two-story, single-family, wood-frame building with smoke showing from the basement. The bulk of the fire was extinguished 20 minutes from dispatch. The incident ...

12 new COVID-19 deaths reported Saturday; 98 more positive cases

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 12 additional deaths related to COVID-19 on Saturday. They include one man in Strafford County younger than 60; and four women and six men from Hillsborough County and one woman from Rockingham County, all older than ...

PERFECT MATCH: Henry Och leads Partnership for Successful Living

NASHUA – For Henry Och, the chief operating officer of the Partnership for Successful Living, coming into the organization during a pandemic was trying. The organization banners several partnership member agencies in Nashua, such as Harbor Homes, Keystone Hall, Healthy at Home and the ...

Hudson officials plan hearing for logistics center

HUDSON – What could become the state’s largest logistics center may be up and running as soon as fall 2021 if all goes as planned, officials said. The proposed center could become Hudson’s largest employer by nearly three times, bringing 2,500 direct and indirect jobs to the town once ...

City leaders work on developing reopening plan

NASHUA – City officials and community stakeholders are working on a guide detailing economic recovery and relief plans as businesses begin the reopening process. The initial economic recovery report or “Phase 1” is an assessment that includes recommended steps for the city’s economic ...

City eateries offer differing outlooks on reopening

NASHUA – In accordance with guidance from the state, some restaurants will begin reopening next week, and while some businesses are eager to welcome customers back, others are taking caution and delaying their reopening date. Under the guidelines set forth in Governor Chris Sununu’s ...

Performing Arts Center group’s efforts ongoing

NASHUA – Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the city’s performing arts center is still on track, with a few recent design change proposed. The changes were outlined at a special Board of Aldermen meeting last week. Before bringing the changes to the BOA, the Performing Arts Center ...

Men face separate drug charges

CONCORD – Two Nashua men whose drug-trafficking cases went to federal court within the past couple years went before a judge this week, one for a sentencing hearing and the other to plead guilty as part of an agreement with prosecutors. Marvin Morrison, 37, was sentenced to 15 months in ...

Multiple arrests reported in area

MERRIMACK – A young woman who police indicate was determined to continue causing a disturbance at a local gas station, rather than take police up on their suggestion that she leave, was eventually taken into custody on a pair of misdemeanor offenses. Shannae Jackson, 22, of 2 Executive Park ...

United Way of Greater Nashua Volunteers Distribute Masks

With the shopping equivalent of Opening Day at two local malls earlier this week, teams of volunteers from the United Way of Greater Nashua were on hand to distribute free face masks. Nashua’s Pheasant Lane Mall and the Merrimack Premium Outlets Mall reopened Monday morning. Dozens of ...

Greater Nashua Flashback

May 17, 1950: In a flurry of gunfire during which three shots were exchanged, an alert Nashua patrolman early this morning narrowly escaped death in thwarting an attempted burglary at the F. W. Woolworth store on Main St. The patrolman, Ralph J. Provencher, 26, escaped being shot by one of the ...

Local musician debuts song, helps charity

EAST KINGSTON – When singer/songwriter Brian Walker was working on a song last year, titled “Call the Preacher,” he had no idea that the song would generate so much attention and help fellow musicians who have lost their livelihood of playing at bars and clubs with the COVID-19 ...

Local woman celebrates birthday by biking 200 miles for charity

LITCHFIELD – This year for her birthday, one local woman is pushing herself to not only go the extra mile, but to instead bike an extra 100 miles for charity. Jillian Bejtlich Terry, of Litchfield, has participated in a fundraiser and race every year for her birthday for the past few years, ...

Kuster Commends Citizens and Rotary for Mask Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster released the following statement on “Mask Up NH!” and the efforts of Alex Ray, Steve Rand, Bill Berry, and local NH Rotary Clubs to distribute facemasks to Granite Staters free-of-charge. The CDC recommends the use of cloth facemasks in public ...

New Hampshire House and Senate announce plans for early June sessions

CONCORD – The New Hampshire House of Representatives and Senate announced they will be returning for legislative sessions in the beginning of June. Committee and Commission meetings will continue remotely for the time being. In order to ensure the safety of members, staff, and the public, the ...

Two new cases in Coos County totaling four; eight new COVID-19 deaths

CONCORD – The state announced eight more deaths due to COVID-19 Friday bringing the total to 159. They include three women and three men from Hillsborough County, and a man and woman from Rockingham County. They were older than 60 except one man from Hillsborough County who was younger than ...

New Hampshire: One COVID-19 death, 1,247 people, 37% recovered

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced the COVID-19-related death of a woman from Hillsborough County who was older than 60 on Thursday bringing the total deaths to 151. The state also released the weekly summary for May 11 three days late that showed that up ...