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Waldorf schools in Wilton to merge

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WILTON – They have been affiliated for 45 years, and now Pine Hill and High Mowing Waldorf schools are merging into one program. The move is expected to be completed in July. There are several advantages to the merger, board Secretary Patrick Gillam said. “All independent schools have ...

A 50th anniversary that’s golden — with sunshine

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Things like birthdays and anniversaries are meant to be celebrated, and not just by the birthday boy/girl or the happy couple. If you’re invited to such a celebration, it must mean the guests of honor like you. And if you go, it means you like the guests of honor. So presumably — if I can ...

Greater Nashua growers see changes to hay crop from last year

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Sean Trombly recalls an old saying about a wet May bringing a barn full of hay – and as far as the Milford farmer is concerned, it just may be true, but with a twist. Some area farmers have taken the first cutting of their hay crop, and Trombly, a longtime grower who tends land near Back ...

Nashua tattoo artist looks to start new anti-drug arts venture

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NASHUA – A downtown alley may seem like an odd location for a seed to grow, but for one Nashua woman, it’s exactly the right place for her idea to sprout – and hopefully flourish. What Cathy Roberts finds next to her West Pearl Street business, and what she has seen around Nashua, has ...

State: Milford youth football volunteers in default of court case

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MILFORD – The president of a youth football team and several of the volunteer members of the team’s board have fumbled the court case that seeks to disband the team. The Milford Mustangs Youth Football and Cheerleading team is facing the possibility of being dissolved because its leadership ...

Merrimack begins full-day kindergarten discussions

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MERRIMACK – Three Merrimack principals advocated for full-day kindergarten during a recent School Board meeting at which they were asked to discuss their research on the topic. The presentation, conducted the day before Nashua approved full-day kindergarten for all of its elementary schools, ...

Nashua man indicted on multiple domestic violence counts

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NASHUA – A Nashua man has been indicted on a series of domestic violence charges that accuse him of strangling and threatening a female victim in March. A grand jury from the southern division of Hillsborough County Superior Court handed down nearly a dozen indictments for Matthew Martin, 24, ...

Man charged in Milford burglary

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MILFORD – Police say a former local man now living in Warner was arraigned this week on a burglary charge. Officers with the Milford Police Department said Thursday that Maurice Tweedie, 47, of 65 Hartshorn Lane, Warner, was arraigned and held on $10,000 cash bail in connection to an April 14 ...

Sununu asks Washington for health care flexibility

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CONCORD – New Hampshire needs to be free to make its own decisions about health care, according to a letter Republican leaders in the state sent to Washington in a Friday announcement. Gov. Chris Sununu, Senate President Chuck Morse and House Speaker Shawn Jasper sent a joint letter to U.S. ...

Milford School Board hikes substitute pay

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MILFORD – The pay for substitute teachers will go up by $10 a day, to $75, the School Board decided Monday, June 19. The pay hike, the first in decades, also includes an increase of $20 a day for long-term substitutes. Beginning on the 51st day a person works as a substitute teacher, the rate ...

Collapsing culvert forces weekslong road closure in Merrimack

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MERRIMACK – A portion of Amherst Road will be closed for several weeks because of a collapsing culvert under the roadway. Town officials announced Thursday the closure is on Amherst Road between Turkey Hill Road and Executive Park Drive. The emergency closure was because of a sinkhole in the ...

Sununu seeks new tone for New Hampshire

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NASHUA – Gov. Chris Sununu stressed that changing the tone in Concord is key to pursuing his agenda as New Hampshire meets the coming challenges during an address to the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce on Thursday morning. “We need to change the tone, and then we have to get to work,” ...

Fine, community service for teen driver in fiery Hollis crash

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NASHUA – The teenage girl from Nashua who in January was charged with several driving offenses after crashing her friend’s mother’s car with three friends as passengers has agreed to plead guilty to one of the charges, pay a fine and attend a driving class. Gabrielle Belanger, 16, of 15 ...

Memorial planned for former Nashua turn-of-the-century building

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NASHUA – A historically significant feature of the city’s early industrial-era Tree Streets neighborhood will be recognized through the installation of a memorial in a now vacant lot. During Nashua’s Committee on Infrastructure meeting recently, Economic Development Director Tim Cummings ...

Three with previous drug convictions caught in Granite Hammer busts

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NASHUA – Operation Granite Hammer has led to the arrest of three more individuals on drug-related activity in Nashua, with police reporting all suspects having prior drug convictions. Police said the prior convictions will bring enhanced penalties for Kevin Burgos-Santiago, Toni Flaherty and ...

Man convicted of sexually assaulting elderly Nashua woman

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NASHUA – An 81-year-old resident of a condominium complex in north Nashua told a state prosecutor Wednesday that on the Monday afternoon after Thanksgiving, she was taking a bag of trash to a dumpster when a “for sale” sign on a car caught her eye. Her granddaughter, the woman explained, ...

Purchase of bus cameras approved by Hudson School Board

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HUDSON – The School Board approved the purchase of $39,600 worth of cameras for school buses at the end of the fiscal year, if the budget allows for it. Karen Burnell, the Hudson School District’s business administrator, was given the authority to decide whether to make the purchase. The ...

Nashua school begins construction to expand to seventh grade

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NASHUA – The MicroSociety Academy Charter School held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday to celebrate the beginning of construction that will allow the school to host seventh-graders for the first time by next school year. The public school currently serves kindergarten through sixth ...

School board approves budget funding full-day kindergarten

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NASHUA – The Board of Education has approved a budget for the next school year that will fund full-day kindergarten for all 12 Nashua School District elementary schools. The $106,673,155 budget, a 1.9 percent increase over the current budget, was approved by a 4-2 vote during a special ...