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Greater Merrimack-Souhegan Valley Chamber hosts annual awards dinner

Last week, the Greater Merrimack-Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce held its 33rd annual Business Awards Dinner on the grounds of Hampshire Hills in Milford. The keynote speaker was Mark Hagopian of Manchester. The 2021 GMSVCC Annual Business Awards winners are: Small Business of the ...

Jimmy Quinlan opens Blue Wave Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Nashua

NASHUA – There’s something to be said about being able to fulfill a lifelong dream. Some struggle and never realize those aspirations because of lack of drive and dedication. Others fall short because of the proverbial roadblocks life throws their way. That’s certainly not the case for ...

Senators question FDA on work with opioid maker consultant

Several U.S. senators are questioning the Food and Drug Administration’s work with a consulting firm that helped businesses sell prescription painkillers during the nation’s overdose crisis. Democrat Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire and Republican Chuck Grassley of Iowa, among others, have ...

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For first time, Knights fail to make FCL playoffs

NASHUA – Kyle Jackson had just begun throwing his first batting practice of the 2021 Nashua Silver Knights season when a line drive screamed in his direction. Normall, the pitching screen always used, would make the stop, but this time the ball found its way to Jackson’s rib, and the ...

Keating set to take over Rivier hockey program

NASHUA – New Rivier University men’s hockey coach Matt Keating has always had faith that each step in his sports career was a means to an end, but not always an easy one. “Whenever I’ve wanted something, it hasn’t come easy for me,” Keating said. “I’ve had to work at it. I got ...

Nashua Police Athletic League’s Coach of the Year is Ben Desfosses

The nonprofit Nashua PAL (Police Athletic League), announced that its 2021 PAL Coach of the Year is Ben Desfosses, the head coach of the Nashua PAL Force 10U football team. Coach DesFosses, along with PAL’s athletes of the year in basketball, boxing, cheerleading, football and boys and ...

Connor Hujsak walking in father’s athletic footsteps

NASHUA – The last name is certainly familiar to people who watched Nashua High School football at Holman Stadium back in the 1980s. After all, how many players from around here get a full football scholarship to the University of Iowa? The big time of the Big Ten? As a punter, no ...

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Nonprofit strategic planning, and why you should care

Have you ever had that feeling that you should probably have paid better attention in a particular class? Perhaps you are sitting there reading this nodding your head in agreement saying to yourself, “If I’d paid more attention in geography, I would actually know where Kamchatka is.” ...

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 ...

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David Joseph Girard

David ‘Vid-Co’ Girard passed away in his sleep on Sunday, August 22, 2021. He was 61 years old. David was born on August 1, 1960, at Hale Hospital in Haverhill, MA. He grew up in Plaistow, NH, was an active member of Haverhill’s Boy Scout Troop 23 and graduated in 1978 from Timberlane ...

David R. Hall

David R. Hall of Amherst, New Hampshire passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease while vacationing at Mullet Lake in Northern Michigan. David was preceded in death by his loving parents, Elizabeth (Betty) and Lawrence Hall. He is survived by his ...

Michael ‘Mike’ J. Philbrick

Michael “Mike” J. Philbrick 62, of Manchester passed away on July 16, 2021 following a brief illness. Michael grew up in Milford, NH where he attended schools and graduated in 1976. He is a past member of American Legion Post 23 in Milford. Michael later moved to Manchester and was a ...

Robert ‘Bob’ ‘Bubba’ J. Connolly

Robert “Bob” “Bubba” J. Connolly, 73, of Palm Harbor, FL died on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was the loving husband to Susan (Deacon) Connolly with whom he shared 53 years of marriage. He was born in Philadelphia to the late Edgar J. and Florence ...