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Daughters spur a mother’s recovery

NASHUA - Hollie Perkins has lots of scars. Some keep her strong. Some she battles daily. Some define her. Let's start with the track marks on her arms - a remnant of her days as an intravenous heroin user. She once considered having them removed. She decided they need to stay. "I want this to ...

Students attend anti-bullying program

Battling both bullying and drug use among youth, Nashua students took part in "prevention week" presentations at Fairgrounds Middle School on Tuesday afternoon. Actors visiting from the Boston-based theater troupe Urban Improv performed a series of interactive scenes about bullying and ...

BOE to hire an interim leader

NASHUA - In a special meeting Monday, the Nashua Board of Education decided to pursue the hiring of an interim superintendent of schools to replace Superintendent Mark Conrad, who announced his resignation Friday. Board member George Farrington said the board wanted to give enough time for a ...

Father: Son dealing with mental illness

MERRIMACK - Lindsey Steinetz cannot imagine her lifelong friend Ian MacPherson carrying or even owning a gun, much less shooting anyone. The Ian MacPherson she knows, Steinetz said Monday, "is a real sweetheart" who is afraid of guns. "It just doesn't make sense," added Steinetz, who gradually ...

DES: Rise in PFOA levels not alarming

MERRIMACK - Another round of water testing conducted at the Merrimack Village Water District shows that the concentration of a potentially carcinogenic acid has grown in most cases. The concentration of perfluorooctanoic acid - or PFOA - in the wells used by 95 percent of the town of Merrimack ...

Gate City students rally around their classmate’s brother

First- and second-graders at the Gate City Charter School for the Arts, a K-8 public charter school in Merrimack, organized a paper tissue and toy drive to benefit the Boston Children's Hospital. Students planned the drive in honor of Nashua resident and transplant recipient Jack Christianson, ...

Merrimack panel wants water data

MERRIMACK - The results of testing conducted on the tap water drawn from the kitchens of several Merrimack schools shows perfluorooctanoic acid - or PFOA - at levels well below the state's provisional 100 part per trillion concentration limit. But members of the school board are still ...

News Digest

Nashua World Academy celebrates Earth South Nashua private school World Academy celebrated Earth Day with a series of activities about ecology and conservation, starting with a presentation on invasive insects in New Hampshire. Hillsborough County forester Jon Nute and the Middle School ...

William E. Kokko Sr.

> William E. Kok­ko Sr. passed away peace­fully in the presence of family on Sunday, May 1st, at St. Jo­seph's Hospital in Nashua, NH. Mr. Kokko was born at home on June 16, 1922, the young­est son of Finnish immigrants Matti and Hilja (Isosalo) Kokko of Milford, NH. He was a lifelong ...

Pauline F. Kenick, R.N. (ret)

Pauline Fifield Kenick died peacefully in her home on May 2, 2016, at the age of 106. Born in Hudson, she was formerly of Nashua, Exeter, and St Petersburg, FL. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held in the chapel of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, Milford, on Saturday, May 7, at ...

Money is there, but so is a waiting list

When deciding to run for New Hampshire state Senate, I outlined what I wanted to accomplish. My goals were pretty straightforward: to protect individual freedoms in the "Live Free or Die" state, but also to provide for those most in need right here in our communities. I am a strong advocate ...

‘Next generation’ labs proposed at Souhegan High

AMHERST - Souhegan High School's science labs need updating, but instead of merely adding new plumbing and countertops, school officials are considering major changes. At their most recent meeting, Souhegan School Board members agreed to solicit bids for design plans for what Principal Rob ...

Park’s parking plan butts against opposition

AMHERST - The group planning Joshua's Park has mounted a vigorous defense of its plans after an abutter complained that the parking lot is too close to his home. The Amherst Land Trust plans to open the park on Memorial Day weekend on 4 acres of farmland on Courthouse Road, near Route 122, to ...

Jury indicts locals on drugs, theft

NASHUA - Armed robberies, assaults and threats, drug sales, a serious accident involving drunk driving and the theft of a school bus, are some of the allegations that led to indictments in the April term of the Hillsborough County southern district grand jury. Suspects indicted include two men ...

Time for repairs at Mount Pleasant

The Nashua Board of Education and the city's Board of Aldermen frequently have to distinguish between those things that are truly necessary and those which are merely desirable. That choice came into focus yet again recently when a group of parents and educators detailed ongoing physical plant ...

Town to discuss Farley Building

HOLLIS - After more than a decade sitting idle, Hollis officials plan to meet in early May to continue talks about the restoration plans for the iconic Farley Building. Hollis Board of Selectmen Chairman Mark LeDoux said the town has been in conversations with the Hollis School Board about ...

Education budget OK’d above cap

NASHUA - Coming in nearly $700,000 over the mayor's spending cap, school officials approved an education budget for next year, coming in at a 2.68 increase over the previous year's budget. After a series of budget meetings that began in January, Board of Education members reached an impasse, ...

DES: Chemical at 10 times safe level

MERRIMACK - The Department of Environmental Services announced Thursday that the results of groundwater testing around the Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics facility indicate the presence of a potentially carcinogenic contaminant at dangerously high levels. "The groundwater test results were ...

Survey: Few fans of grading change

This school year has been the first under the full implementation of the new grading system, and there has been enormous backlash against the change. Under competencies, students are assessed in specific categories, instead of overall like the old system. Along with this change, the school ...

Merrimack council candidates share their thoughts

MERRIMACK - When residents of Merrimack go to the Town Meeting polls Tuesday, they will be asked to decide on two of three candidates seeking a seat on the Town Council. The three candidates running for the two open seats are incumbent Dan Dwyer, former Councilwoman Jackie Flood and newcomer ...