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Last JFK sibling Jean Kennedy Smith dies at 92

Jean Kennedy Smith, who was the last surviving sibling of President John F. Kennedy and who as a U.S. ambassador played a key role in the peace process in Northern Ireland, has died, relatives said Thursday. She was 92. Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, Smith’s nephew, confirmed her death. ...

Businesses across country benefit from at-home projects

It’s Vinnie Lavorgna’s third year running his Premier Power Cleaning and Landscaping business in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. He hadn’t expected a pandemic or the 75 percent increase in business he’d received in the last few months because of it. “It’s a lot because we’re a small ...

Dartmouth data: COVID-19 numbers down

NASHUA – While it was a little like surfing in a hurricane, Dr. Maria Padin, M.D. stepped into the role of Dartmouth Hitchcock’s new chief medical officer of the southern Dartmouth Hitchcock region/community group practice. Just two weeks into the COVID-19 crisis, Dr. Padin started to ...

Amherst Lions Club ‘Flowers’

Wood flowers might soon take over Amherst’s Bridge of Flowers. The Amherst Lions Club is selling engraved, painted flowers to help beautify the bridge. Selling for $10 each, one may choose a shape, color and limited engraving with all funds going to local charities. To order, contact an ...

Hassan participates in COVID-19 hearing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan participated in two Senate hearings today on the COVID-19 pandemic where she highlighted the need to manufacture additional personal protective equipment and expand telehealth services to respond to this public health emergency. During a Senate ...

Charitable assistance fund awards $102K

MANCHESTER – The Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund today announced the distribution of $102,000 in grants to twenty-seven not-for-profit organizations in New Hampshire, providing support for poor and disadvantaged people struggling to afford basic needs such as food, shelter, and health ...

Guidelines issues for reopening theaters

Reopening guidance for “the last hurdle” of New Hampshire’s businesses – amusement parks, movie theaters, performing arts centers and adult day care centers – has been issued for a June 29 start, Gov. Chris Sununu said. “All of these really present the biggest challenges that we ...

Nashua pools to remain closed

NASHUA – City swimming pools will not open this year due to safety concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Lauren Byers, public relations administrator with the city’s Division of Public Works said the city tried to figure out a way to open pools to members of the public this year and ...

City Arts Nashua has two projects during the pandemic

NASHUA – Meeting the challenge of the coronavirus and its frequent repercussions, City Arts Nashua has two projects in the works highlighting how citizens are handling the pandemic. “We wanted to let people know what we’ve been up to lately with everything going on,” said volunteer ...

Winchester man gets master’s degree at 59

WINCHESTER- For Eric Scott, who had previously completed his undergrad degree, the idea of going back to school greatly appealed to him. “I really like being a student,” he said. “And I wanted to further my education to see what I could do to advance my career - whether staying in my ...

Artist finds inspiration for art through her faith

Finding your creative mojo comes from many different places. Some find that certain scenic places can spark imagination; others find inventiveness through music. Some people may find it within, while there are those who have more heavenly enlightenment. For Nashua landscape artist Stacy-Ann ...

Liquor commission celebrates winners of annual poster contest

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Liquor Commission Division of Enforcement and Licensing honored the winners of its annual Alcohol Awareness Youth Poster Contest with a socially distant cruiser parade on June 12. Seventh graders Claire, Ella and Clara were greeted by flashing lights, horns and ...

NHLC expands curbside pickup program

CONCORD – Following a successful pilot program, the New Hampshire Liquor Commission expanded its curbside and in-store pickup program to the Hampton Liquor & Wine Outlet on Interstate 95 South (#73) and the Hooksett Liquor & Wine Outlet on Interstate 93 South (#67). NHLC rolled out ...