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Voters can cast absentee ballots because of COVID

CONCORD – Voters can vote by absentee ballot in the 2020 primary and general elections because of concerns about COVID-19, according to guidance issued Friday by Attorney General Gordon MacDonald and Secretary of State William Gardner. To obtain an absentee ballot, voters would need to ...

Bishop’s Fund accepting applications

MANCHESTER – The Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund is directing all grants this quarter to organizations in New Hampshire that are directly involved in the response to COVID-19 via the new Bishop’s Crisis Relief Emergency Fund. The Bishop’s Crisis Relief Emergency Fund will ...

Peterborough company makes mask donation

NASHUA – The city of Nashua received a generous donation of 3,000 masks from Masks for New Hampshire, a private and philanthropic-sector initiative spearheaded by SoClean Inc. of Peterborough. Mayor Jim Donchess was on hand to personally receive the boxes on Saturday. Kim Kleiner, ...

Perfect Pooch

Rosie takes a breather at her Lyndeborough home, patiently posing with a flower for her owner, Liesl Clark. (Photo courtesy of LIESL CLARK)

Candle company producing 10,000 face shields

MILFORD – Personal protective equipment is in high demand as those on the front lines combating the spread of coronavirus diseasestill are awaiting a surge to hit, and in helping to meet their needs, a local candle company is stepping up to help. Alene Candles, one of the nation’s leading ...

Four more COVID-19 deaths; 747 total cases

CONCORD – The state announced four additional deaths related to COVID-19 on Tuesday. These were three men and one woman, all 60 years of age or older. Two were residents of Hillsborough County, one was a resident of Cheshire County, and one was a resident of Rockingham County. We offer our ...

Belletetes hardware sees sales uptick despite outbreak

JAFFREY – With the governor’s stay-at-home order in place until May 4, and as we enter week 2 of the new normal, folks are considering painting the walls, which seems like a pleasant alternative to climbing them. Some people are using their extra time at home to get home improvement ...

Area catering firm gets community recharge; meals still going out

MANCHESTER – Celebrations Catering, a familiar name in Milford, has corporate clients that includes Hitchiner Manufacturing, Airmar Technology and Chappell Tractor. And thanks to longtime corporate clients and members of the community, Celebrations is seeing some well-needed relief in the ...

United Way of Greater Nashua takes part in ‘challenge grant’

NASHUA – United Way of Greater Nashua is participating in a Challenge Grant sponsored by AmeriHealth Caritas New Hampshire to aid in the COVID-19 releif efforts. The grant will match the exact dollar amount up to $25,000 of individual and corporate donations to United Way’s Covid-19 ...

Officials reverse course

WASHINGTON – Following calls from U.S. Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and colleagues, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that Social Security recipients will automatically receive direct cash assistance included in the CARES Act without having to file tax ...

Delegation applauds Trump on approval

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen and U.S. Reps. Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas released the following statement after President Donald Trump approved Gov. Chris Sununu’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration for New Hampshire in response to COVID-19: “We are ...

Shaheen, others urge coverage of NG costs

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., wrote a letter with U.S. Sens. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., to President Donald Trump Friday requesting that the administration extend the Title 32 authority for all National Guard troops ...

N.H. Food Bank gets $50K grant

MANCHESTER – The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire, announced Friday it had received a $50,000 grant from the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation to help it purchase food to support the growing need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant is part of a $3 ...

Food service effort continue at schools

MILFORD – In a letter from Milford school superintendent Dr. Jessica Huizenga, the issue of food service was addressed. “Most of the kitchen staff continues to package approximately 1,500 meals weekly for our drive-through pickup on Mondays,” the letter stated. “We have also been ...

All Recreation Dept. events canceled until May 4

AMHERST – On their website, the Amherst Recreation Department announced that all recreation programs are canceled or postponed until at least May 4. “For any classes that have already started, we will be offering a prorated refund or account credit for that program,” the page read. ...

Chamber providing COVID-19 resources

AMHERST – The Greater Merrimack-Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce is providing new COVID-19 resource tabs on their website, www.gmsvcc.org. The Small Business Administration’s, “Landing Site,” for small business COVID-19 assistance: The SBA has four “products” to help small ...

State planning work on bridge; on 10-year plan

MILFORD – The town of Milford posted a notice regarding Swing Bridge rehab. The State of New Hampshire is starting the planning process to rehab the Swing Bridge. The bridge is now on the 10-year master plan for rehabilitation and will need to gather data for the planning and construction. ...

Playground, skate park are closed amid COVID-19 crisis

MILFORD – The town of Milford playgrounds and skate park are closed due to the COVID-29 outbreak. The CDC continues to recommend social distancing practices including a minimum of six feet between individuals to prevent further spread of the Coronavirus.

Bangor Savings Bank awards three grants

AMHERST – Bangor Savings Bank recently awarded grants to three nonprofit organizations in New Hampshire: Colebrook Recreation Department’s Cultural Arts and Crafts Programs; New Hampshire State Library Services; and Seacoast Mental Health.

Keene company debuts play house cube

KEENE – Whitney Brothers furniture has introduced its new Nature View Play House Cube and Floor Mat Set, a variation of the play house cube first introduced over 14 years ago and the newest item in its biophilia-inspired Nature View Furniture collection for early learning environments. The ...