Selected Articles Archives

Selected articles from my journalism career, with topics ranging from heavy metal to cold cases to samurai armor.

Actress Alyson Hannigan takes out restraining order against Nashua man

Actress Alyson Hannigan has filed a temporary civil harassment order, which is similar to a restraining order, against Nashua resident John Hobbs, 43, according to a report by the Associated Press. The order was taken out by the 38-year-old “How … Continue reading

State of the Arts: How does Nashua not have an arts center?

Can you guess how many public performance venues there are in Nashua? Three? Nope. Six? Try again. “14 venues. Who knew that?” said Liz Racioppi, chairwoman of the Nashua Arts Commission. Most people are familiar with the Court Street Theater … Continue reading

St. Christopher Church group in Nashua creates prayer shawls for those with challenges or celebrations

Thanks to the members of the prayer shawl group at St. Christopher Church, there is one Bible verse that’s becoming more familiar to Christians and non-Christians alike. It’s the first half of Psalm 121:2, “My help comes from the LORD,” … Continue reading

Christian hip hop artist Lamar Callahan shares music and message

Meeting a musician in person is all about connections – knowing someone on the concert staff or within the musician’s entourage who can hook you up with tickets and backstage passes. At a performance by Christian hip hop artist Lamar … Continue reading

Former chief, genealogist continue trying to solve state’s oldest Jane Doe case

Despite the best of intentions, anniversaries often slip one’s mind, with the cares and concerns of everyday life taking precedence. There is one anniversary that former Bedford Police Chief David C. Bailey will never forget, in part because he is reminded … Continue reading

Parkinson’s offers new challenge to artist’s creativity

The worktable in Victoria Tane’s home studio could easily be mistaken for a vendor’s table at a flea market. Plastic ziplock bags hold beads of various shapes and sizes, bits of broken costume jewelry and metal pencil tops. Wine collar … Continue reading

Former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera brings family metal show to Nashua

When a son reaches a certain age, it isn’t unusual for him to follow his father into the family business. It’s a little more unusual, however, if your father is iconic musician Max Cavalera and the family business is heavy … Continue reading

Opera NH brings “Barber of Seville” to Palace Theatre

For many people of a certain age, their introduction to opera came not through a music teacher, but an animated bunny brandishing an electric shaver. “Rabbit of Seville,” released in 1950 and featuring Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd, has stood … Continue reading

Love of hiking bonds pair, spurs book

For an adult without children, figuring out how to engage and entertain a 9-year-old is a daunting task indeed. Just ask Manchester resident Dan Szczesny, who, along with his wife, Meena Gyawali, reached out to the now-10-year-old twins who live … Continue reading

Currier familiar with Japanese art collector, knew exhibit would be high quality

The Granite State, it must be said, isn’t exactly a nexus of Japanese culture. The last time such a large group of Japanese items were present in New Hampshire may well have been 1905, when Japan’s envoys arrived with their … Continue reading