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Victims of sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein are finally getting their day in court. The long-awaited trial of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell begins Monday in Manhattan. Prosecutors allege that Maxwell, 59, was a central figure in Epstein’s sex criminal enterprise, helping him recruit and sexually abuse girls in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Epstein, 66, was found dead in his Manhattan ...

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Nov. 27—Bernard "Bernie" Streeter, former executive councilor and two-term Nashua mayor, died at 86 this week. Streeter was first elected to the Executive Council in 1968, and eventually served 15 terms. On the Executive Council, he was a key part of starting the state's community college system. In 2018 Nashua Community College named its main building after Streeter. Streeter was elected ...

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Nov. 27—Stores and restaurants along Elm Street in downtown Manchester bustled on Saturday, as shoppers turned their post-Thanksgiving shopping focus to local merchants. For the past decade, "Small Business Saturday" has promoted smaller retail businesses during the post-Thanksgiving shopping weekend, an antidote to the big-box-focused Black Friday. Manchester merchants said they didn't need ...

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Nov. 27—The Christmas spirit was contagious Friday night at the corner of Main and Market streets in Mechanicsburg. A crowd braved a biting wind chill to welcome back a holiday favorite a year after COVID-19 put a crimp on the annual community tree lighting ceremony on the Square. "This is what we're accustomed to," said Jeff Palm, executive director of the Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce. ...

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Nov. 27—The Christmas spirit was contagious Friday night at the corner of Main and Market streets in Mechanicsburg. A crowd braved a biting wind chill to welcome back a holiday favorite a year after COVID-19 put a crimp on the annual community tree lighting ceremony on the Square. "This is what we're accustomed to," said Jeff Palm, executive director of the Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce. ...

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Nov. 27—RYE — The Rye Select Board voted not to increase the town property tax rates for this year. Given the impact of increased utility bills, heating costs and inflation on residents on a fixed income, the Select Board voted to use a portion of the unassigned fund balance to hold town taxes stable with last year. The tax rate was set at $10.22 per $1,000 of assessed value, The town portion ...

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There are many petitions out for Miami Dolphins’ top tight end and impending free agent Mike Gesicki to get a rich new contract from the team. But this week, Gesicki took it upon himself to make a pitch for fellow tight end Durham Smythe, also an upcoming free agent, to get his new contract. In a Monday web conference with reporters, following Sunday’s win at the New York Jets, Gesicki used a ...

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Following the turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie, families often begin coordinating plans to return home after gathering with loved ones. According to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, families may not want to linger much longer after Thursday to avoid the worst traffic in the state. MassDOT said it projects Friday, overall, to be the best day to travel in the state. The best times ...

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jim Tressel righted the ship in the Ohio State vs. Michigan rivalry, and Urban Meyer made the Buckeyes a national power. But Ryan Day has raised questions about when The Game will be competitive again. Day’s first three recruiting classes as the Buckeyes head coach have combined his two predecessors’ philosophies while clearly defining their focus: The best players in Ohio are ...

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Nov. 25—What can Seacoast shop owners expect from the 2021 holiday shopping season? And why should residents shop local? These are the kinds of questions we put to federal, state and local leaders and experts this week. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, visited Dover Tuesday in an effort to promote Small Business Saturday coming Nov. 27. She brought along a team of state and local business ...