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Local author Dan Szczesny pens ode to daughter Uma

MANCHESTER - When local author Dan Szczesny’s daughter Uma born almost five and a half years ago, he began journaling their special bond. The result is his new book, “You & Me (Reflections on becoming your dad; Hobblebush Books, 2020). With the inauguration of its “Reflections ...

Blood clots pose new threat

First came a high fever, drenching sweats and muscle aches. Then, almost a month later, a weird numbness that spread down the right side of her body. Darlene Gildersleeve thought she had recovered from COVID-19. Doctors said she just needed rest. And for several days, no one suspected her ...

Jobless total hits record

CONCORD (AP) – New Hampshire’s unemployment rate for April reflects the impact of the coronavirus pandemic at 16.3 percent, the highest rate since 1976, the earliest year such data is available. The unemployment rate was an increase of 13.9% from the March rate. The April 2019 rate was ...

Two NYC comedians return home to New Hampshire

BEDFORD – English poet Lord Byron said, “Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.” Two New York City comedians, Trevor Glassman and Connor Kwiecien, were doing open mics and playing the circuit in Manhattan when COVID-19 forced them to make a decision as whether to stay in a ...

Flags for heroes

Following in the tradition of the Wheeler family that goes back to the early 20th century with Emigene Wheeler putting flags and planting geraniums on the graves of Civil War veterans in the six Milford cemeteries, Amy Wheeler Teas and her children, Ainsley and Frankie Teas, join with her ...

There’s no place like home in preventing homelessness

Greater Nashua Mental Health (GNMH) focuses on a “whole person” approach to care. For every individual served, a comprehensive assessment of basic needs is conducted upon entry into services and every 90 days thereafter. Basic needs that remain unmet create barriers to a person’s ability ...

Child sexual abuse rate drops, misleading public

NASHUA - Since the COVID-19 pandemic has forced New Hampshire schools online and eliminated in-person student/teacher interaction, reports of child sexual abuse have fallen sharply according to the Granite State Children’s Alliance, New Hampshire’s network of child advocacy ...

Two suspects arrested in Milford

MILFORD - On May 14, Milford police arrested Joshua Horvitz, 30 years old, of Milford, New Hampshire. Horvitz is charged with robbery, possession of drugs, resisting arrest, felon in possession of a dangerous weapon and falsifying physical evidence. Horvitz has a considerable record. He was ...

Shaheen talks to city mayors, N.H. officials during COVID call

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke with mayors and town officials from around New Hampshire during a conference call last week. Shaheen last spoke with a group of local government leaders in April when the CARES act was passed and now, as was then, she’s still pushing to get money out to ...

Leaders send treasury letter

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) called on the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to help individuals who did not receive their COVID-19 stimulus payments or ...

Merrimack Girl Scout authors essay

MERRIMACK – Nine-year-old Elise Tribou, who has been a member of Junior Girl Scout Troop 10731 for five years, recently needed to write a “news story” to fulfill one of the five steps required to earn her Scribe badge. At the same time, she and her fellow scouts were looking for a ...

Virtual Walk/Run being held

MILFORD/AMHERST - The Virtual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run will take place on the last weekend in June, 2020. Participants can decide if they would like to walk/run either on Saturday, June 27, 2020 or Sunday, June 28, 2020. The event can take place in your neighborhood, on a trail, bike path, ...

26th annual ‘Power of Angels’ event

AMHERST: The 26th annual “Power of Angels, Kitty Angels Fundraiser” will be hosted by Treasures Antiques, Collectables & MORE, at 106 Ponemah Rd. in Amherst, NH on Saturday and Sunday, June 6 & 7. The event will run, from 9AM to 5PM, rain or shine. This fun and exciting fundraiser ...

Family life bound to be challenging during pandemic

Life for most of us has changed significantly in the past few months. With school buildings closed and most people sheltering at home, parents and children are together in close quarters for extended periods of time without the usual external distractions and activities. This is unprecedented ...

MMC and St. Joe’s staying one step ahead

NASHUA – As the dynamics and number of COVID-19 cases change on a daily basis, so do procedures, safeguarding and protocols at St. Joseph Hospital, both at its Nashua facility and at the Milford Medical Center. Concerns have grown as the pandemic spreads that some patients who require ...

School board thanks teachers, families

MILFORD – During a recent Milford school board virtual meeting, superintendent of schools Dr. Jessica Huizenga reported that remote learning for Milford students has been productive and successful thanks to the hard work of teachers, parents and students. Board chair Mike Hannon ...

Rules for reopening taking shape

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – A panel tasked with reopening New Hampshire’s economy amid the easing threat from the coronavirus pandemic agreed Tuesday on proposals for six sectors, among them lodging, outdoor attractions and gyms. The recommendations won’t be final until public health officials ...

Weare co. holds art contest that highlights environment and recycling

Not long ago, a driver for H20 Waste Disposal Service, a waste management company that offers weekly and bi-weekly trash pick-up for residents who don’t want to be bothered with the weekly trip to the town dump, was gifted a piece of artwork drawn by a young child, thanking that employee for ...

Parents grapple with decision regarding kids

Kids learning remotely all spring are looking forward to guitar-led singalongs, tug-of-rope tournaments, swimming lessons and all the screen-free idylls that epitomize summer camp. For parents who’ve been juggling work with child care, paying to have their school-aged brethren warming in ...

Flipping over the coin: The truth about resilience

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it significant anxiety and fear about our health and the future. Many have experienced loss of jobs, loss of loved ones, loss of activities, loss of connections and loss of celebrations of achievements or rights of passage. Dr. Mark Horwitz of Westfield ...