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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

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Elisabeth Jacob leads way for Wilton-Lyndeborough soccer squad

It all began several years ago at the indoor sports center of the Souhegan Valley, Milford’s Hampshire Dome. Little did anyone know that when Elisabeth Jacob’s parents signed her up when she was 5 years old for a preschool indoor soccer program at the popular facility that a budding ...

Rivier sports teams adjusting to practice-only athletics

NASHUA – Practice makes perfect. The problem is, at Rivier University, that’s all their athletic teams can do this fall. But it’s better than what happened last spring, when all the seasons were scrapped and the campus shut down due to the pandemic. Now, there are students on ...

Twomey recalls Nashua Pride championship

NASHUA – There are all sorts of little details that get recalled here and there about a championship season that often get overlooked. There’s no one better than one of only two people still in the area from the Nashua Pride 2000 Atlantic League of Professional Baseball championship team ...

Former Nashua Pride standout recalls championship season

Sometimes, winning one championship in a season isn’t enough. Sometimes, you need two. That was James Lofton’s thinking back in the late summer of 2000, when, after winning a title with the Tri-City Posse of the independent Western League, he sought to do the same thing with the ...

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Punishment should be severe

If the authorities are correct in their allegations against a group accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the 13 men ought to be viewed with a mixture of horror and disgust. Real Americans do not attempt to change either society or government by force. Those who do so, ...

Punish those who harm law enforcement

By the end of September 2019, 30 U.S. law enforcement personnel had been killed while on duty. Thirty-seven have been killed this year. Non-fatal injuries have soared, too. It is not being inaccurate to note that many, probably most, police officers, sheriff’s deputies and other law ...

Take voter intent into account

There is one safe bet regarding the upcoming presidential election: If vote totals in any of the states are close, there will be controversy over how ballots were handled. That will be so whether President Donald Trump or Joe Biden appears to have the edge. Ballot battles are nothing new, of ...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be missed

The Notorious RBG, as some admirers referred to her, is gone. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday, at 87, of cancer. She was an icon to Americans with certain political positions — a scourge to others. Already, the battle over a successor has become heated, with ideology ...

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Samuel Whiting

Samuel Whiting – 3/8/1944 to 10/14/2020 A giant of a man left this earth after having lost a mighty battle with pancreatic cancer. A beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Sam lived a rich life of dedication to his community, family and friends. Born in Boston, raised in Wilton NH, ...

Theresa M. Martel

Theresa M. Martel, 87, of Milford, NH passed peacefully on Monday, October 26, 2020, at the Crestwood Nursing Home, Milford, NH. She was born January 6, 1933 in Winchendon, MA to parents Charles and Marie (Roy) Beletete. Theresa was known most for her love for her family. She left school in ...

Thomas Levi Hartshorn Sr.

Thomas Levi Hartshorn Sr., passed away peacefully at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack on Saturday October 24, 2020. After being surrounded by loving family members for a week, he was called home after his family had an opportunity to say their goodbyes. Born on January 4, 1946 in ...

Jerald ‘Jerry’ Smith-Niles

Jerald “Jerry” Smith-Niles of Milford, New Hampshire, passed away at Southern NH Hospital following a short illness Tuesday, October 6th at the age of 57.  Jerry was born on January 15th, 1963 to parents Charles Smith of Nashua and Claire Place of Milford, New Hampshire.  After ...