Alone again . . .

Naturally, U.S. Sen. John Sununu losing his re-election bid meant there would be changes in the Nashua office he shared with his Republican colleague, U.S. Sen. Judd Gregg.

Gregg announced Thursday he would temporarily close his Nashua office at 170 Main St. The office was shut down Friday.

The announcement begs the question of whether anti-war protestors would also take a leave of absence or would continue their daily vigil outside the office calling for the end to the Iraq war.

As soon as appropriate space is located, Gregg will reopen an office in Nashua and “looks forward to continuing to provide Nashua citizens with local assistance for federal issues of concern,” according to a message released by his staff.

In the meantime, residents who need assistance with federal problems may still call 577-3823 or one of Gregg’s other offices in Portsmouth, Manchester, Concord or Berlin, according to staff.