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Law to stall internet sales tax

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CONCORD – States or other taxing entities trying to collect sales taxes for internet purchases through New Hampshire will have a tough time, pending adoption of the proposed law up for consideration at Wednesday’s special legislative session. “We’re going to make it as difficult as ...

A look back at Holman’s birthday bash

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In retrospect, I must say being invited to sit on the Holman Stadium 80th Birthday committee way back when snow still covered the grand old ballpark turned out to be a fun, and sometimes learning, experience, complete with the obligatory occasional raised voice and eye-roll that means everyone ...

Former Nashuan guilty of fentanyl trafficking

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CONCORD – A former Nashua resident pled guilty in federal court to a fentanyl trafficking charge after a search yielded about 76 grams of fentanyl. On Friday, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray announced that Arthur Voutselas, 27, previously of Nashua, pled guilty to possession of fentanyl with ...

Selectmen undecided about old factory building

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MILFORD – Selectmen seem no closer to making a decision on what to do with the industrial complex at 127 Elm St. than they were last summer when the Keyes Memorial Park Expansion Committee urged them to demolish it and build a recreation-senior citizen building. At its July 9 meeting the ...

Land behind Brookstone Manor eyed for dog park

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MILFORD – Land near the Souhegan River and behind Brookstone Manor on Elm Street is being eyed for a dog park. Members of the Milford Dog Park Association meet with town staff recently to talk about location options, which have been narrowed down to three, including undeveloped land ...

Residents voice concerns on are red-listed bridge

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WILTON – The small bridge on Stagecoach Road has been red-listed by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation for several years. It has a weight limit three tons and the town’s emergency vehicles will not cross it. However, it could be another five or six years before the state will ...

Milford school officials: No rainbow flags on school flagpoles

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MILFORD – The school board last week upheld a decision of former superintendent of schools Robert Marquis to not allow gay pride flags to fly on the school district’s flagpoles. George Hoyt, who organized the town’s first gay pride rally on the Milford Oval last month, had appealed ...

Five Generations

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Noella (Jean) Ouellette, seated, who will be 100 in December and lives at Fairview Nursing Home in Hudson, is surrounded by four generations of her family, including Lou Ouellette, 75, of Madawaska, Maine; Lise (Ouellette) Howson of Lancaster; Lauren (Howson) DePetris of Pepperell, ...

Toast-worthy: Local winery celebrates one year in business

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BROOKLINE – Sitting in a Spanish vineyard in the sun sipping wine, members of the Waite family looked around at the rows of grapes awaiting harvest and thought, “you know, we could do this.” So they did. By July 2017, the Averill House Vineyard in Brookline was open, having grown from ...

Hollis church sends 42 volunteers on mission trip

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On Sunday, July 8, 33 youth and nine adult volunteers of the Congregational Church of Hollis left for a week-long mission trip to Wallingford, Conn., to repair homes of low-income, disabled and elderly residents of the community. The 42 volunteers included residents from Hollis, Brookline, ...

ACLU concerned about NPD contract

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NASHUA — Officers with the Nashua Police Department may soon have the ability to purge their own personnel files, even if there is incriminating material in those files, thanks to a new contract. This pending change in the police contract alarms officials with the American Civil Liberties ...

AG takes aim at fraudulent charities

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NASHUA – Many an American is grateful to the nation’s military veterans for their sacrifices, sometimes, unfortunately, to the point they fall victim to “bad actors” who seek only to enrich themselves through their fake charities. This week, New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon ...

Walkin’ Pets makes wheelchairs for furry friends

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AMHERST— Mark Robinson is in the business of happiness, giving old, aging and disabled pets a new “leash” on life. His company, Walkin’ Pets, based in Amherst, created the Walkin’ Wheels adjustable dog wheelchair and other products, which he estimates have saved between 250,000 and ...

NPD drug sweep nabs six

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NASHUA — Extensive investigations into the distribution of illegal drugs in the city culminated with the arrest of six individuals earlier this week. On Wednesday and Thursday, Nashua police targeted drug-related activity, reeling in Jonathan Griffin, 35, of Nashua charging him with two ...

Motorcyclist strikes guardrail, dies at hospital

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BEDFORD (AP) – Police in New Hampshire say a motorcyclist struck a guardrail on a road and died of his injuries. Police in Bedford say the 23-year-old man crashed late Thursday near the intersection of Route 114. He was taken to a hospital, where he died. His name hasn’t been released. ...

Rescuers come to aid of 3 paddlers in canoe rescue

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ERROL (AP) – New Hampshire’s Fish and Game Department say authorities and volunteers teamed up to help three paddlers who became stranded on the banks of the Androscoggin River in Errol. They came to the aid of 46-year-old Lenie Fraiman, of Lincoln, Massachusetts, and her 12-year-old ...

Ted Williams’ heritage explored in PBS film

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ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Ted Williams is the last major league baseball player to hit over .400. The Boston Red Sox slugger captivated millions with his dazzling swing and towering homers throughout the 1940s and 1950s in competition with New York Yankees hero Joe DiMaggio. But beneath the ...

Spartans embark on cross-country tour today

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NASHUA – The Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps kicks off their annual cross-country tour today, participating in their first performance in Glens Falls, New York. The Spartans are a Nashua-based drum and bugle corps. Members have brought home many national awards during its 60-plus years of ...

Vietnam Vets honored in Amherst

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AMHERST – It is only half the size of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., but the replica known as The Moving Wall stirred emotions in a very full way for those in Amherst on Thursday. “That could have been me over there. It’s very touching,” Vietnam veteran Steven ...