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Local musician honors family with song, ‘Abuelo’

HOLLIS – Local musician and Berklee School of Music graduate Fredy Guzman lost his grandfather in late August and decided to pay homage to him with his new single, “Abuelo” (“grandfather” in Spanish). Originally from Lima, Peru, Guzman moved with his family to Hollis in 2002. Two ...

New CARES Act relief fund could help Milford businesses

CONCORD – Governor Sununu has authorized $100 million in CARES Act funds to provide economic support to New Hampshire small businesses through a second round of Main Street relief fund grants (Main Street Relief Fund 2.0). “Based on the very positive feedback we received from that ...

Pro-Trump homes in area get threatening letters

MILFORD – Milford and Brookline police as well as the U.S. Postal service are still looking for suspects who mailed hate letters threatening to burn down people’s homes because their yards had signs supporting President Trump. The typed letters stated, “Dear neighbor, you have been ...

‘Graveside Manor’ still a spooky and scary Halloween destination

NASHUA – Kathy Thomas, hostess of the annual Halloween season must-see haunt “Graveside Manor,” which each October converts her Foxboro Street property into the infamous “Dr. Barlow’s hospital for the criminally insane,” called last week’s opening show “an amazing ...

Nashua’s Winter Holiday Stroll postponed until 2021

NASHUA – The annual Winter Holiday Stroll in Downtown Nashua is a major community event for southern New Hampshire, steeped in local tradition and typically held each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving as a kick-off to the holiday season. The Nashua Winter Holiday Stroll features a wide ...

N.H. sues Monsanto over PCB contamination

New Hampshire filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the agrochemical giant Monsanto over what it says has been widespread PCB pollution in the state. The state alleges Monsanto and two companies that used to be part of Monsanto, Solutia Inc. and Pharmacia LLC, are responsible for contamination of ...

Coronavirus hangs over House race

Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas and his Republican challenger Matt Mowers may have wanted to spend the campaign talking about health care, taxes and immigration. But like so many races this year, the coronavirus and President Donald Trump’s response to it has dominated their discussions ...

Mont Vernon Town Hall listed as structure worth investment

MONT VERNON – The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance announced on Tuesday its 2020 “Seven to Save” list, which highlights vulnerable historical resources and has named the Mont Vernon Town Hall as one of those structures worth saving. Other listees needing transformative investment ...

Touchstone Farm makes move to Lyndeborough

LYNDEBOROUGH – Touchstone Farm, an educational and therapeutic not-for-profit that offers programs, summer camps, equine educational workshops and certifications, has announced its permanent move from its former Temple, New Hampshire location to its new home at 223 Old Temple Rd., in ...

Ouellette earns arts education distinction

The Awards Committee of the New Hampshire Art Educators Association recently announced that Hollis-Brookline Middle School Art educator Lynne Ouellette has been named New Hampshire Art Educator of the Year for 2020-2021. Ouellette has been on the faculty at Hollis-Brookline since 2011, ...

Bridges by EPOCH makes memorable wedding day for resident

NASHUA – Bridges by EPOCH Memory Care Assisted Living at Nashua, located at 575 Amherst St., recently turned a memorable moment into a lasting treasure for one of their residents. Bridges by EPOCH Senior advisor Wendy Sage-Matsis and the team at Bridges learned that the daughter of one ...

Bellavance Beverage unveils largest rooftop solar array in N.H.

LONDONDERRY – A leading New Hampshire beer distributor, Bellavance Beverage Co., will soon be powered by 3,088 solar panels, offsetting more than 100% of the company’s annual electricity needs while cutting costs and carbon pollution. Bellavance Beverage Co. and friends toasted the new 1.16 ...

Local musician who played with Lennon, releases new CD

LYNDEBOROUGH – For guitarist and performer Eddie Mottau, who played with greats like John Lennon in the 1970s, living in the Granite State and making music here is part of the creative process. “Yeah, there’s a lot of it that’s grounded in New Hampshire,” Mottau said. “But it’s a ...

Kuster, Negron spar on issues

CONCORD (AP) – U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, a Democrat representing the 2nd District, and Republican challenger Steve Negron sparred on priorities for federal coronavirus relief, police training and racial bias in a debate Tuesday held by New Hampshire Public Radio. The candidates are in a ...

Karate studio’s October classes to benefit Nashua School District

BROOKLINE – Neil Stone, owner of Neil Stone Karate Academy in Brookline is donating proceeds from all October classes to benefit the Nashua school district. “We’re doing a fundraiser for the whole month of October for the Nashua school district,” Stone said. “We’re inviting people ...

Interactive theater workshops on scheduled

PETERBOROUGH – While onstage offerings are on hiatus, the Peterborough Players has been keeping connected with their treasured patrons and community through entertaining, engaging, and original digital programming under their Players Online umbrella. On Oct. 23 and Oct. 30, the Players will ...

Rotary Lawn Party & Member Recognition Night

On Sept. 3, 39 members of the Milford Rotary Club gathered to enjoy a BBQ-style boxed dinner and fellowship, socially distanced of course, at the President’s Lawn Party & Member Recognition Night in Centennial Park. It was so great to have so many Club members back together in person ...

Milford Pumpkin Fest moves forward with virtual offerings

MILFORD – It won’t be the same, as their Facebook asserts. Still, the Milford Pumpkin Festival will present virtual musical acts this weekend, with Chris Roberts kicking things off on Friday night at 7 p.m. Entertainment coordinator Zoe Lantaff said the Granite Town Festivities ...

Hollis grandmother busy readying holiday cards for troops

HOLLIS – For Laura Landerman-Garber, generating tens of thousands of holiday cards for American troop members is a labor of love. “It’s been 17 years,” she said. “It really started out as two days before Thanksgiving. I had gone to the dentist and in the waiting room, I was reading ...

Humane Society set to sell antiques in Milford

MILFORD – As many events for the Humane Society for Greater Nashua have been cancelled this year due to the pandemic, the shelter faced another financial opportunity gone south, with the cancellation of their annual yard sale, a big money maker for the nonprofit. But thanks to Cindy ...