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City moving forward on Ultima building

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NASHUA – After decades of planning and advocacy by city leaders, the 1.8-mile stretch of road known as the Broad Street Parkway opened in Nashua’s Millyard area at a cost of $80 million in December 2015. Nearly three years later, a dispute regarding property the city took through eminent ...

City of Nashua to regulate chickens

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NASHUA – “Why did the chicken cross the road?” This is a question officials in Nashua hope to avoid answering, as members of the Board of Aldermen are considering an ordinance to regulate urban chickens. There also should not be any roosters crowing to awaken residents in the morning ...

La Hacienda Del Rio a community of friends

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NASHUA – While the allure of fajitas, ultimate burritos and build-your-own-margaritas may bring customers into La Hacienda Del Rio for the first time, it is the relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and second-home feel that bring them back to the restaurant. Such was the case for Kristin ...

Tariff battle hits home

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AMHERST – The results of President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum imports are mixed, as some long-stagnant mill towns in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan are again bustling with activity. However, as purchasers of steel and other equipment needed to ...

Hudson man arrested in PA

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NASHUA – Cornelius C. Stanley, 45, a member of the New Hampshire Stanley family known for perpetrating paving scams, was arrested last week on charges he ran a scheme on a Pennsylvania resident. Stanley, a Hudson resident, is charged with theft by deception and fraudulent business ...

‘Dinner on Main Street’

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NASHUA – Shaunae Nolet expects this year’s Dinner on Main Street to be a “win-win-win.” It will be a win for the downtown restaurants and downtown business, a win for the community to experience such a wide array of what the local restaurants have to offer, and a win for Great American ...

Manchester residents charged with bank fraud

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CONCORD – Ariel Mendoza, 26, Angel Forteza-Concepcion, 18, and Katyushkanair Baez Vega, 18, all of Manchester, face charges of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and bank fraud, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray said. An indictment unsealed last week alleges Mendoza and Forteza-Concepcion ...

Talbott appointed principal of New Searles

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NASHUA – Helayne Talbott performed multiple duties during her 15 years with the Nashua School District, but after the Monday Board of Education meeting, her new title is principal of New Searles Elementary School. Named just two weeks before the start of the 2018-19 school year, Talbott’s ...

Father sues DCYF after child’s death

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MANCHESTER – By the time Sadee Willott died three years ago at the age of 21 months, social workers with New Hampshire’s Division for Children, Youth and Families had investigated her parents nine times for suspected abuse. Despite the many reports of black eyes and broken bones, ...

St. Joseph Hospital gets new president

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NASHUA – One of the city’s leading health care providers features new leadership, as John A. Jurczyk is the new president of St. Joseph Hospital. Hospital officials said Monday was Jurczyk’s first day on the job. He will also serve as senior vice president of Covenant Health, the ...

Brookline welcomes first director of public works

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BROOKLINE – Michael Wenrich started his own business at 11 years old. For the last 16 years, he has dedicated himself to running his Nashua-based landscaping and excavation company, MCW Landscaping. Now, though, he is hanging up his hard hat and stepping in as Brookline’s first-ever ...

Witnesses plead Fifth ahead of trial

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NASHUA – Witness after witness refused to answer whether they had even worked for Dusty Old Cars, with that basic question being enough for the former employees of the defunct classic car dealership to invoke their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination. Stephan Condodemetraky, ...

Hudson man found safe

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HUDSON – Police officers confirm locating Bryan Provencher, the 48-year-old Hudson man who went missing July 31. “He has been located and is safe,” the Hudson Police Department states on its Facebook page regarding Provencher. An officer with the department contacted Monday afternoon ...

New Hampshire seeks $46 million opioid grant

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NASHUA – Of the 50 states, only West Virginia has a higher rate of opioid-related overdose deaths than does New Hampshire, as abuse of fentanyl, heroin and other drugs continues to plague the Granite State. Therefore, Gov. Chris Sununu and officials with the state Department of Health and ...

Police keeping watch on rise of meth in New Hampshire

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PORTSMOUTH (AP) – Crystal meth is on the rise in New Hampshire, entering the state through main highways like Interstate 95, but Seacoast police say use of the drug does not appear to be increasing at the same rate in their cities and towns. State Police Lt. John Hennessey said ...

Nashua’s Pokémon Go Group gives back to the Community

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In today’s techno-savvy world, it’s not uncommon to find people clinging to the virtual world contained in their phones, even amid their real-life surroundings. The latest trend involves individuals following a GPS to travel to different parks, campuses, restaurants and even cities in hopes ...

Hudson man found, safe

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HUDSON -- Officers confirm locating Bryan Provencher, the 48-year-old Hudson man who went missing July 31. "He has been located and is safe," the Hudson Police Department states on its Facebook page regarding Provencher. An officer with the department contacted this afternoon declined to ...

Retiree skydives to honor late wife

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PEPPERELL, Mass. - Bill Rogers lost his wife in March 2017. While nothing will bring his wife back, he sought to honor her memory last week in what could be considered an unorthodox way. Rogers’ family and a crew of well-wishers gathered at Pepperell Airport to witness him skydive in honor ...

Local schools look at class-size fixes

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MONT VERNON – School officials are hoping that at least six parents of kindergarten children from Amherst will choose to send them to Mont Vernon’s Village School in September. The unusual request for volunteers is intended to solve class size problems in both schools. The Mont Vernon ...

Lyndeborough Community Day hits small snag

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LYNDEBOROUGH - Although the rain didn’t arrive until after noon, it did manage to keep people indoors, as few attended the annual Community Day events on Saturday. Most vendors for the marketplace passed, but that didn’t stop those who attended from having a good time looking at the wide ...