Windham, NH

Man dies while rowing on Merrimack River in N.H.

The incident occurred Saturday morning. A man died Saturday morning while rowing on the Merrimack River in Hooksett, New Hampshire, state police said. The man, who has not been publicly identified, “was rowing a scull with others nearby when he stopped and collapsed into the water” around 10 a.m., according to police.
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2 North Shore ponds closed to swimming, boating, fishing

LYNN. Mass. — Two ponds on the North Shore have been closed to swimming, boating, and fishing, officials said. Sluice Pond and Flax Pond in Lynn will be chemically treated with a herbicide that targets the control of nuisance aquatic vegetation, according to city officials. The ponds will remain closed until Tuesday.
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Historic Changes Proposed For Belmont Government, Budget Process As Town Facing ’Serious Financial Difficulties’

Stephen Cirillo did not mince words: an on-going structural deficit will result in Belmont “facing a significant financial challenge” in the next years. Yet Cirillo’s statement was hardly a Cassandra-like message; everyone knows it’s only so true. In fact, Cirillo has been before the town for the past four years sounding that same alarm and voters passed a Proposition 2 1/2 override in 2015 to fill the town’s coffer emptied by an earlier fiscal imbalance. But in a damning review of the town’s financial structure by the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management at UMass Boston presented before a joint hybrid meeting of the town’s major committees and boards on Wednesday, Aug. 3, the ability of Belmont’s leaders to effectively face the current fiscal precipice is hindered by an antiquated governmental framework that mutes any opportunity to come to grips with the issues.

Boston Red Sox promote top prospect Marcelo Mayer to High-A Greenville; slugger Blaze Jordan also called up

Red Sox top prospect Marcelo Mayer has earned himself a promotion. Boston is promoting Mayer and slugger Blaze Jordan from Single-A Salem to High-A Greenville, as’s Chris Hatfield first reported Monday morning. Mayer, who the team took with the fourth overall pick in 2021, and Jordan, the third-round pick in 2020, will proceed to the third-highest level in the minors.

Man due in court in stabbing death of great-aunt in Lowell, Massachusetts

LOWELL, Mass. — A Massachusetts man is set to face charges Monday in the stabbing death of his great aunt in Lowell, according to authorities. Rashawn Settles, 22, of Lowell, was arrested Saturday without incident at the Saint's Campus of Lowell General Hospital. Settles had been civilly held at the hospital since Aug. 1.

Volodymyr Zhukovskyy: Trial for West Springfield man accused of killing 7 motorcyclists resumes Monday

The trial of a West Springfield man accused of killing seven motorcyclists during a crash in Randolph, New Hampshire, continues in New Hampshire Superior Court on Monday morning. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 26, faces seven negligent homicide charges, seven manslaughter charges and a single reckless conduct charge. Members of Jarhead Motorcycles Club...

New novel 'Mother in the Dark' chronicles a family's struggle with mental illness

While I was reading “Mother in the Dark,” Kayla Maiuri’s novel of how a mother’s undiagnosed mental illness alters the lives of her family, “escape velocity” kept coming to mind: the force needed for a rocket to escape Earth’s gravity. It’s a power that Anna, the eldest of three daughters and the 20-something protagonist of this novel, could sorely use.

Three Alarm Fire Heavily Damages Merrimac, Massachusetts, Home

A single family home was heavily damaged by fire in Merrimac on Sunday afternoon. Heavy flames and smoke were reported at the home on Skunk Road around 2:15 p.m. in the 90+ heat and humidity. A second alarm brought firefighters from several surrounding towns as significant water pressure and supply issues hampered firefighting efforts, according to Merrimac Fire Chief Larry S. Fisher.

Man nearly crushed by trees in Hollis, NH

BOSTON -- Some severe thunderstorms moved across Massachusetts and New Hampshire on Friday afternoon. In Hollis, New Hampshire a storm sent trees and wires down. A man was nearly crushed by trees while sitting in his truck.  Zachary Leishman was about to pull out of his driveway when in a matter of seconds, the wind and rain uprooted not one, but two trees, crashing onto his truck with him inside. "I was scared. I didn't want to move," Leishman said. "Pretty much I was freaking out."Terrified that at any moment, the roof of his truck would give way.It was a tangled...
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Public education has proud past in New Hampshire—Lowell Sun

NASHUA, NH — It may sound hard to believe, but I (and many of you) share something in common with these successful individuals: Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, the late Steve Jobs, Jay Z, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Larry Page, Jeff Bezos and Cindy Crawford. We are all...
Bentley Falcon Athletics

A Spirited New Look for Falcon Athletics

Jolie Schmidt '23, a middle blocker on Bentley's women's volleyball team, sports her new uniform. Photo by Edward Monigan IV '24. This fall, Bentley athletics will be sporting a new look as it starts the season with the same determination, strength and heart as always. Unveiled this week as athletes return to campus, the new athletics logo and uniforms are intended to better reflect the university’s brand in a move to align athletics more closely with the overall Bentley community. The change reflects an important priority in the athletics strategic plan: boosting institutional pride through community engagement and raising the visibility of the Bentley athletics brand.

UPDATE: Arrest made in Nashua deadly shooting

NASHUA, N.H. — An arrest has been made in connection with a deadly shooting that took place in Nashua, New Hampshire. Nashua Police responded to reports of a person shot near a business on Amherst Street, shortly before 11:30 a.m., Friday. When officials arrived on scene they located the body of Lee Knoetig, age 53, outside the business suffering from a gunshot wound, according to the N.H. Attorney General.

Chef Chris Viaud: Serving up Haitian culture, togetherness through food

On Aug. 7, the New England community of Milford, N.H., will receive a special treat when three acclaimed Haitian chefs — Chef Chris Viaud, Alain Lemaire and Sebastien Solomon — come together for A Taste of Haiti at Viaud’s restaurant, Greenleaf. Gratin lalo lambi, cod croquettes and...

Police investigating suspicious death at New Hampshire business

NASHUA, NH (WGME) -- Police say they are investigating the suspicious death of a man at a business in Nashua, New Hampshire. The man’s body was found at a gas station on Friday, according to the Union Leader. The attorney general’s office says additional information will be released as...

August 8, 2022

The Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control and Wetlands Management District is conducting an application to control adult mosquitoes on Monday, August 15th, 2022, in the evening between the hours of 8:00pm and 12am in North Andover. In case of inclement weather, the Backup date of application would be Tuesday, August 16th, 2022. The areas to be treated are the North Andover High & Middle School, Atkinson School, Brooks Academy, Kittredge School, Franklin School, Sargent School, Drummond Field, Grogan Field, Carl Thomas Playground, Aplin Playground, McEvoy Field, Reynolds Playground, Gallagher Field, Cyr Rec Area, Foster Farm Fields, Carter Fields, Anne Bradstreet ECC, Old Town Common, Thomas Elementary, Patriot Memorial Field & The Stevens Estate.