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From left, Elm Street Middle School pre-engineering teacher David Purington and Bicentennial Elementary School student Beckett Lutton introducing Beckett’s calculator app at the STEAM fair Thursday night.

STEAM night showcases student art, tech and science work

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NASHUA – Seeing the latest science and technology project and innovations coming out of city schools, hundreds gathered at the science and arts themed STEAM Fair at Bicentennial Elementary School Thursday night. Kyle Langille, principal of Bicentennial Elementary School, was pleased with the ...

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A rendering gives a glimpse of what Nashua Country Club's new sports center will look like when construction is completed later this year. The complex is being built on the site of the old curling rink, which was demolished last week.

Big things in store for Nashua Country Club curlers, golfers

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[/caption]The aging little building is but a memory. Its creaky frame, long bursting at the seams, now reduced to rubble. The sheets of ice have melted away, while the “chiller,” the machine that kept them frozen for decades, lies on the sidelines, honorably discharged from its long tour of ...

Ronald Burgess, of Nashua, picks up trash near Nashua City Hall April 22 during the Downtown Nashua Pride Parks Cleanup Day.

Big turnout at annual Earth Day downtown cleanup

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NASHUA – Cold and rainy weather did not slow Earth Day efforts Saturday as volunteers gathered in front of Nashua City Hall for the Downtown Nashua Pride Parks Cleanup Day. Paul Shea, executive director of Great American Downtown, who coordinated the event this year for the third time, handed ...

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One of the several garage doors at Dusty Old Cars on Airport Road.The company's warehouse contains close to 400 vehicles.

Buyer lined up for Dusty Old Cars

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NASHUA – A New York financial firm is offering to buy out Dusty Old Cars, and its entire inventory of classic cars, for $1.5 million. Reich Brothers sent a letter this week to the court-appointed trustee, Michael Askenaizer, offering to buy the company, its name, and all the assets for $1.5 ...

In this March 24, 2017 photo, Rachel Moser pours raw milk into a container on her Be Whole Again Farm in Excelsior Springs, Mo. It is illegal to sell raw milk for human consumption in Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey and Rhode Island but local food groups, organic farming advocates and libertarians opposing government regulation are fighting to change that. They have succeeded at legalizing raw milk sales in some form in 42 states and wont rest until all states allow it. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Raw milk advocates push to expand legalized sales

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DES MOINES, Iowa – Raw milk advocates’ efforts to expand availability across the U.S. have not slowed despite health officials’ assertions that it’s dangerous to drink milk that hasn’t been heated to kill bacteria. Efforts to legalize raw milk sales in some form have succeeded in 42 ...

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From left, Infant Jesus sixth grader Ishanvi Bachwal and Sharon Robinson.

Nashua student recognized in nationwide essay contest

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NASHUA – Drawing on inspiration from baseball legend and civil rights pioneer Jackie Robinson, Nashua sixth grader Ishanvi Bachwal placed second in the “Breaking Barriers Essay Contest.” “Learning and reading about Jackie Robinson motivated me a lot,” Ishanvi said, reading from her ...

FILE - In this Thursday, June 2, 2016 file photo, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz delivers remarks in New York.  United Airlines said Friday, April 21, 2017, that its CEO Munoz won't add the title of chairman in 2018 as planned, as fallout continues from the violent removal of a passenger from a plane this month.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

United CEO won’t add chairman title

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DALLAS – United Airlines said CEO Oscar Munoz, who came under withering criticism for the airline’s handling of a passenger-dragging incident, will not automatically add the title of chairman in 2018 as planned. The company said Friday that Munoz proposed rewriting his employment contract ...

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Miss New Hampshire, Caroline Carter, packages food April 21 during United Way of Greater Nashua's 2nd Annual Outreach Food Package event.

Volunteers package 20,000 meals with United Way

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NASHUA – Volunteers gathered at The First Church in Nashua on Friday to package more than 20,000 nonperishable meals that will be distributed to food pantries throughout Hillsborough County. The four-hour packaging marathon was coordinated by United Way of Greater Nashua, an independent, ...

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Gov. Chris Sununu touts his meetings with more than 100 businesses in 100 days, though none have yet committed to coming to New Hampshire.

Sununu 100 business report light on details

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CONCORD – None of the more than 100 businesses that Gov. Chris Sununu met with in his first 100 days in office are named in the report he released Thursday to tout his efforts to bring jobs to New Hampshire. “We’re not allowed to do that,” Sununu said. “We promised these companies we ...

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Leah McKim, age 51, of 34 Balcom Street, Nashua

Nashua mom charged in fracas with teen daughter

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NASHUA – A 51-year-old Nashua mother who told police she “snapped” when her teenage daughter allegedly directed profane comments especially offensive to women at her ended up in police custody Wednesday night on charges including felony counts of domestic violence-related assault, ...

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The skate park and basketball and tennis courts on the O'Gara Drive property, which is slated to be leveled by summer of 2018.

O’Gara Drive property to be leveled

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MERRIMACK – The O’Gara Drive property located next to James Mastricola Upper Elementary School is slated to be leveled – including the tennis courts, basketball court, skate park and ice rink – but the town is already looking at a new location for several of those resources. The School ...

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Rivier University and Temple Beth Abraham have partnered to present an interfaith Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day observance Monday at Rivier.

Rivier to host Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Day

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NASHUA – Rivier University and Temple Beth Abraham have partnered to present an interfaith Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day observance, on Monday. The featured speaker will be Kati Preston, activist, author and Holocaust survivor. The community is invited to the observance, which ...

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A construction crew from Park Construction, of Fitzwilliam, replaces a water line in front of Amherst Street CITGO on April 19.

Water lines replaced before paving on Amherst Street

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NASHUA – Traffic was tightened to one lane near the Amherst Street Citgo station on Thursday as a construction team replaced a water line before the city paves the road. Several police officers were on hand to direct traffic, which at noon appeared to be affected minimally as workers from ...

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Hollis FIRST Robotics Team 1073 "The Force" carries its robot "Zeppelin" off the field during the 2017 New England District Championship at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

Hollis FIRST robotics team heads to world championship

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HOLLIS – FIRST Robotics team 1073 “The Force” was focused Wednesday night as it prepared for the four-day FIRST Championships in St. Louis. Team leaders and mentors talked logistics just days before they head the Show Me State for the culminating competition of the robotics league. Their ...

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Thomas Dwane, age 54, of 2 Elaine Drive, Nashua

Settlement reached in city employee’s theft case

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NASHUA – Former city Recreation Director Thomas Dwane, charged in March with taking more than $3,000 from the city by submitting false payment vouchers, has agreed to return the money in exchange for a suspended jail sentence, his lawyer said Thursday. Nashua attorney Tim Bush said the ...

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Nashua man accused of assaulting and holding girlfriend captive

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NASHUA – At more than 6 feet tall and weighing around 260 pounds, James J. Hand had little trouble making good on his alleged threats to confine his longtime girlfriend to a bedroom by allegedly sitting in front of the only door overnight, according to police reports. Hand, 37, of 16 Hobbs ...

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The Statehouse in Concord, N.H.

Lawmakers OK ratifying delayed votes

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CONCORD – New Hampshire lawmakers on Thursday approved a measure to ratify election results for those municipalities that delayed Town Meeting Day last month due to a snowstorm. The state’s Legislature agreed to a finalized version of House Bill 239, allowing the roughly 80 towns with ...

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, file photo, former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez is led into his court appearance at the Fall River Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. Massachusetts prison officials said Hernandez hanged himself in his cell and was pronounced dead at a hospital early Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (Matt Stone/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool, File)

Locals consider Aaron Hernandez drama ‘a tragedy’

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Shock. That description not only sums up reaction of the local sports community to former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez’s apparent early Wednesday morning suicide in his jail cell, but the Hernandez saga of the last five years as a whole. “You can use that word to sum up ...

In this April 15, 2017, photo customers get help at the ShowGrow, a medical marijuana dispensary in downtown Los Angeles. This year is poised to be a big one for legalized marijuana, with California and other states that recently approved recreational pot coming online. Yet uncertainty over the Trump administration's intents toward pot enforcement has created at least partial paralysis in those states on public consumption, licensing and other issues. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Where is pot legal? A look at shifting US marijuana policy

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Whether it was fear, racism or economic concerns that led the U.S. in the 1930s to ban growing or even possessing marijuana, the nation’s wall against pot lasted a generation. Now, it’s showing signs of wear. Twenty-nine U.S. states consider pot legal for people with certain medical ...