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‘Make 12 Hours Count’ Radio Thon set for May 19

On May 19, the 7th annual “Make 12 Hours Count” Radio Thon will once again hit the airways to show support for New Hampshire’s military heroes, and to honor all they and their families have sacrificed. The 12-hour broadcast (from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.), presented by FedPoint, will highlight ...

N.H. State Arts Council FY22 grant round opens

The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts has announced that guidelines for its seven fiscal year 2022 grant programs are posted on the Council’s website and applications are currently being accepted. Categories for Arts Council fiscal year 2022 grants include: arts for community ...

HUD allocates $3.1M for affordable housing in N.H.

BOSTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the allocation of more than $3.1 million to New Hampshire through the nation’s Housing Trust Fund for affordable housing. The funding is part of $689,565,492.92 being allocated nationally. The Housing Trust Fund was ...

Female cyclist to attempt to break record

Kate Ouellette-Cretsinger, of Temple, has set out to beat the current record of cycling across America in June 2021, with only one year of road cycling experience. That is 4,200 miles, with 150,000 feet in elevation.  Due to the uncertainties of COVID from state-to-state, ...

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Nashua’s Morrissey back in coaching game

Eddy Morrissey was out of college football for a season this past year, and the former Nashua High School quarterback learned one basic thing. “I learned coaching is coaching,” he said of his time at a Catholic school in Eugene, Oregon. “It doesn’t matter what level you’re ...

Tournament season full of memorable moments

By TOM KING Staff Writer The twists, turns, highs, lows and eventful emotion of the high school tourney trail in any season are always many. But this winter, given the change in the wrestling format, the regionalization of all the tournaments (like the fall), resulted in some great ...

Strides in recruiting a plus for Raiders

NASHUA – The practices are intense. The only problem for the Rivier University men’s basketball team is the games haven’t been this season – because they don’t exist. Just as was the case with Raider teams in the fall, Rivier men’s and women’s basketball this winter never got a ...

Gasper looking ahead to 2021 season

The temperatures a couple of weeks ago in the Houston, Texas, area were below freezing. Snow or ice was starting to build up, just a bit. Former Merrimack High School and Nashua Silver Knight standout Mickey Gasper would look at his roommate and good friend, fellow Yankees farmhand and former ...

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Collaboration is how to solve the mental health crisis in a pandemic

In February 2013, I wrote an Op-Ed about a new record number of individuals who were stuck in New Hampshire hospital emergency departments waiting for a psychiatric inpatient bed for an involuntary emergency admission (IEA). There were 44 individuals waiting on February 4, 2013. Eight years ...

Resilience, COVID, safety net and implicit bias

Have you ever had the experience of many random thoughts, seemingly disconnected, yet somehow related, and then finally had that “a-ha” moment where you realize that it is all actually different sides of the same coin? I would like to think I am not the only person to whom this has happened ...

COVID-19 has serious impact on people with mental illness

Over the last several months there has been growing awareness of the damage done by the COVID-19 pandemic to not just our physical health, but also our mental health. Ten months of staying at home, wearing masks, working and going to school remotely, and being separated from family and friends, ...

House Republicans ready to work for New Hampshire

There is no secret that this legislative year will be different. Not only are we dealing with how to do our job for our constituents and the people of New Hampshire in the midst of a pandemic that has taken so much from us already, but sadly we are doing it in an ultra politicized environment ...

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Thomas J. Lippert

MILFORD – Thomas J. Lippert, 21, resident of Milford, NH died on March 29, 2021 in Milford. He was born in Boston, MA on July 30, 1999, a son of Douglas W. and Bridget (Cox) Lippert. He was raised and educated in Milford, graduating from Milford High School, Class of 2017, where he was ...

Frances E. Pierce

Frances E. Pierce, 81, resided at Bedford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford, NH, passed away on March 29, 2021. Born in Merrimack, NH on December 11, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Bessie (Shattuck) Newman. Family members include a son and daughter-in-law, ...

John S. Gaspar

John S. Gaspar of Milford, NH died after a illness on March 30, 2021 at the age of 80. John Gaspar was born in Somerville, MA on May 17, 1940, the son of the late G. Haskell and Doris L. (Short) Gaspar. John graduated from Somerville High School, class of 1958. He then entered the U.S. Army ...

Meghan Rose Theriault

Meghan Rose Theriault, 19, passed away unexpectedly on March 15th, 2021. She was born in Nashua, NH on July 18, 2001, daughter of Paul M. Theriault and the late Susan E. Theriault who died on March 12th, 2012. Meghan attended Brookline elementary and Hollis-Brookline middle schools and was a ...