Amherst, NH

Brush fire wreaks havoc along Route 2 in Leominster

LEOMINSTER — Firefighters were called to battle a brush fire that was reported along Route 2 late Thursday afternoon. Leominster Deputy Fire Chief Scott Cordio said no one was injured during the blaze that burned up a strip of land about a mile long. The cause of the fire...
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Brush fire chars 2 acres along mile-long stretch of Route 2 in Leominster

LEOMINSTER — Crews saved a handful of houses that were threatened by a brush fire Thursday afternoon that charred around 2 acres along a 1-mile stretch of Route 2, according to authorities. Firefighters from Leominster, Fitchburg, Lunenburg, Shirley and Ayer responded to the brush fire, which was first reported...

Viewers' Choice 2021: Best ice cream in New Hampshire

Ice cream is a tasty treat, especially during the summer, so we wanted to know where to find the best ice cream in New Hampshire. Viewers say the friendly staff at Sundae Drive serve up tasty ice cream. 4. Lago's Ice Cream in Rye. Many viewers say they love the...

NH firefighter back on the job 7 months after being severely burned

MANCHESTER, NH - Fire Captain Steve DesRuisseaux nearly lost his life last November when he was one of the first to run into a burning six unit building in Manchester, New Hampshire to rescue several fire victims on the second floor. After seven months of recovery, he returned to the job he calls his second family this week. "It's been a humbling experience and I'm anxious to get back," he tells WBZ-TV.  Conditions quickly changed inside as he became engulfed in fire from the first floor coming up and the second floor coming out.  It forced him to do a...

New mural dedicated this week graces downtown Nashua’s southern gateway

NASHUA, NH — A partnership between the Rotary Club of Nashua West and Nashua-based Positive Street Art in collaboration with Southern New Hampshire Health has come to fruition in the form of a colorful, eye-catching mural that fills the south wall of a SNHH building at 268 Main St.

NEC Faculty Win Literary Prizes

Congratulations to two faculty members in NEC’s MFA in Creative Writing program for their recent literary prizes. Anais has received a 2022 Whiting Foundation Award in Nonfiction for his essay collection BLACKSPACE: On the Poetics of an Afrofuture. Learn more about BLACKSPACE. Learn about the Whiting Awards. Anaïs is...

Tewksbury Hires New Assistant Superintendent

At its special meeting today, the Tewksbury School Committee announced that Lori McDermott will join the district as assistant superintendent. McDermott will leave her current job as principal of Westford’s Abbot Elementary School, a position she’s held since 2018. Abbot Elementary is for grades 3-5 and serves approximately...

Hidden Gem in Nashua, NH: Skydive and Surf Indoors All Year

There's a place in Nashua, New Hampshire, you might not know about, but it's one of the most exhilarating places you will ever go. Imagine an adventure center so big that it houses an indoor skydiving center, indoor surfing facility, a 24-foot rock climbing wall, a fish pipe (tell you more in a sec), and a café.

Cost of Fourth of July celebration rises this year

ALLENSTOWN, N.H. — If you're planning a family getaway or staying home for a barbecue this Fourth of July, you can expect to pay more than you did last year. Gas prices have risen this year, but that's not the only thing that's gotten more expensive. If you're planning a trip to the grocery store this weekend for essential barbecue items, expect to dish out more at the cash register.

Manchester fire captain severely burned during rescue returns to work

MANCHESTER, N.H. — A Manchester fire captain who was severely burned during a rescue in November has returned to work. Capt. Steve Desruisseaux returned to the Manchester Fire Department on Monday after more than seven months of intensive recovery. He's mainly handling administrative duties for now, but he's hoping to get back on the truck by the end of July.

Manchester’s Congolese community celebrates 62 years of independence with hope for the future

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Days before the United States celebrates its birthday, Manchester residents with ties to another national celebrating its birthday gathered continue what is becoming an annual tradition. Organized by Victory Women of Vision Founder Mary Georges, several members of Manchester’s Congolese community were on hand in front...

Rep. Lori Trahan tours Littleton PFAS water treatment project

LITTLETON — Just over a year after breaking ground, U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan joined members of the Littleton Select Board and Electric, Light and Water Department at the construction site of the town’s new PFAS water treatment facility on Whitcomb Avenue. On Thursday, Trahan joined Select Board Chair...

Tuscan Village welcomes Mass. General Brigham and The Container Store this fall

Salem, NH New Tuscan Village tenants include New Hampshire’s first The Container Store slated for this holiday season, Nike, Chick-Fil-A, T-Mobile and Xfinity, Crumbl Cookies, and Bennett’s Sandwich Shop. “At Tuscan Village our guest experience is our number one priority, we want to provide our community the best...