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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 ...

United Way of Greater Nashua supports those in need

NASHUA – The community came out in droves, purchasing non-perishable food items at stores ranging from major supermarkets to independent food marts to support a food drive on Saturday by the United Way of Greater Nashua and their work with 12 food pantries and animal shelters in and around ...

Sununu begins to loosen restrictions

CONCORD – Gov. Chris Sununu announced his much-anticipated amended order giving more flexibility to people in their daily lives calling it Stay at Home 2.0. Starting immediately, Sununu re-opened campgrounds to New Hampshire residents and members, expanded some procedures in hospitals for ...

Milford drive-in set to open

MILFORD - It’s not just a staple in Milford, it’s a throwback to Americana, the place where your grandparents said they used to go on a Friday night. It’s also a great way to extend social distancing (car from car anyway), in this state of a health crisis. On Friday, May 15, the ...

‘Hot Button’ Issue: What to do when people refuse to work

CONCORD – Deputy Employment Security Commissioner Richard Lavers said the state is now seeing a decline in requests for new unemployment claims from the peak and “we are cautiously optimistic.” The rate of decline is more than double that of the country as a whole, in large part due to ...

Greater Nashua Mental Health celebrates 100 years

Somewhere between 75% to 96% percent of all businesses fail within 15 years. So how is it that a nonprofit agency in Nashua is celebrating its 100th-year anniversary when, according to Forbes magazine, less than half of all nonprofits fail to exist within even a few years? Forbes said it ...

Hospital resumes urgent procedures

LEBANON, NH - Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH), New Hampshire’s largest provider of health care and the state’s only academic health system, is preparing to resume time-sensitive, urgent elective surgeries and procedures and ambulatory visits within the next 14 days. Working in ...

Residents raise concerns as Merrimack neighborhood is overrun by visitors

MERRIMACK – Concerns are growing among residents living in the area of the Wildcat Falls Conservation Area as people flood their neighborhood to utilize local trails. Residents are reporting people parking their vehicles on both sides of the street and speeding through the neighborhood, ...

New Hampshire businesses grappling with reopening

While a state task force is working on a plan to reopen New Hampshire’s economy, many area establishments say they know it’ll take a while to get back to business as usual. In the meantime, they are trying to figure out what their new normal will look like, as they seek ways to get back ...

Last Groups

HUDSON – A deal is in the works between members of the Friel family and representatives of a Dallas-based industrial real estate developer regarding the future of the nearly 400 acres of land in southern Hudson known for generations as the Green Meadow Golf Club. “It’s been 60 years. ...

Greater Nashua Mental Health celebrates 100 years

Somewhere between 75% to 96% percent of all businesses fail within 15 years. So how is it that a nonprofit agency in Nashua is celebrating its 100th-year anniversary when, according to Forbes magazine, less than half of all nonprofits fail to exist within even a few years? Forbes said it ...