In a residential area west of downtown Keene, there are still signs of what was once the city’s Italian neighborhood. Drive up Island Street and you’ll pass Carbone’s Window and Awning, founded decades ago by a son of immigrants. A few blocks away, members gather at the William Marconi Italian Club. Now, the Keene Heritage Commission is turning to...

Tuscan Village is debuting its first Holiday Shoppes this Friday, which will run weekends and Christmas week, until Dec. 31. Thirty small businesses will set up shop for this six-week, open-air market to sell products ranging from jewelry, clothing, home décor and sweet treats. The market opens Thursdays and Fridays at 4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sund...

Acknowledging the history of city land, Portsmouth officials have pivoted to permanently recognize Indigenous Peoples Day and remove Columbus Day from the city calendar. A two-plus-year push from past and present Portsmouth High School students in We Speak, a club focused on social justice, achieved its goal Monday night. The Portsmouth City Counci...

Jun. 15—Papa Gino's Pizzeria will once again serve up slices in Manchester with the chain's first new location since closing nearly 50 restaurants across New England four years ago. The Dedham, Mass.-based chain signed a lease to open a 1,750-square-foot space at The Shoppes at 655 South Willow St. The plaza is also home to Golden Corral and People...

Of all the mysteries of ancient Rome, silphium is among the most intriguing. Romans loved the herb as much as we love chocolate. They used silphium as perfume, as medicine, as an aphrodisiac and turned it into a condiment, called laser, that they poured on to almost every dish. It was so valuable that Julius Caesar stashed more than half a tonne in...

John DiStaso, a veteran political reporter in New Hampshire who covered 11 first-in-the-nation presidential primaries, interviewing countless candidates and providing analysis on campaigns and elections, died Thursday after suffering a prolonged illness. He was 68. DiStaso, who spent the last seven years as a political reporter for WMUR-TV, was kno...

Joseph A. DiClerico, Jr., a federal judge who served on the U.S. District Court in New Hampshire for three decades, has died, the court said in a statement Sunday. DiClerico died Saturday. He was 81. The cause of death was not disclosed. “He was the consummate trial judge: patient, wise, fair, kind, and humble," current Chief Judge Landya McCaffert...

A Republican-backed bill to preserve Columbus Day and have New Hampshire celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in August drew opposition at a public hearing this week, in a reprise of a fight last legislative session when Abenaki leaders spoke against the August date. Rep. Jess Edwards, an Auburn Republican, who is a co-sponsor of HB 1173, favored the...

Patti O'Leary said it's hard to believe that she's been behind the counter of Moe's Italian Sandwiches of Exeter for three decades. "I think a lot back to the good old days... to the first customers that opened our doors...right up to our customers that continue to keep our doors open," she said. "How blessed we are to still be in business." O'Lear...

Rebecca Moniz and her husband Timothy are the new owners of the restaurant space inside the Seacoast United Sports Complex. The couple recently opened The 101 Grille and customer by customer, they're building another dining option for the area, in an unlikely setting. The restaurant takes over the space in the indoor sports complex formerly occupie...