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Fire destroys home

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NASHUA – Nine-year-old Ashton Carrion was looking forward to baking some cupcakes once he got home from church Sunday morning, and taking them, as he often did, to his elderly neighbor across Lock Street in the city’s French Hill section. But those plans changed instantly, and dramatically, ...

Nashua’s 109th government seated, ready to lead

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NASHUA – Recalling his first tenure on the Board of Aldermen as “a time of great progress for the city under the leadership of Mayor Maurice Arel,” current Mayor Jim Donchess on Sunday encouraged incumbent and newly-elected leaders to seize the opportunity to “move the city forward ...

Guidelines help ensure safety on ice

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The lure of a pond is a strong one for many. A moment ago, the waters in local lakes and ponds offered cool diversions from any heat wave. Bathers rarely tired of looking down through the glittering silica flakes suspended in the crystal liquid to see some minnows or sunnies darting ...

Attorney fills gap in legal education at Senior Center

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NASHUA – Legal education is being provided at the Nashua Senior Activity Center through seminars delivered by local Attorney Bob Bartis. Initially, the intention was to deliver just one seminar, but after a strong contingent of attendees showed interest and asked questions, Bartis came back ...

Cold temps, oil delivery delays lead to surge in space heater sales

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With the lingering cold snap many hardware retailers are reporting an increase in sales of space heaters and other heating devices. Nashua’s ACE Hardware location is one of those locations. It’s been hard to keep the store fully stocked during this stretch of cold weather. “We actually ...

Pets of the Week

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Humane Society for Greater Nashua LISA Hello from the Lone Star State. Well, not really, but you know what they say: “You can take the girl out of Texas, but you can’t take Texas out of the girl.” I’m a 3-year-old black and white female that was unclaimed after Hurricane Harvey. I ...

Safety first with space heaters

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Using a space heater requires caution. As safety goes, when using a space heater Belletetes hardware manager Bob Jenkins advises people not to put them next to things that are combustible. “Keep 18 inches to 24 inches around the heater and don’t have it facing directly toward furniture,” ...

What’s in a (street) name? What isn’t?

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Seeing all those snowplows rumbling their way up Nashua’s main thoroughfares and crisscrossing in various neighborhoods during Thursday’s blizzard, I wondered if the drivers, perhaps to break the monotony or fend off fatigue after so many hours, ever thought about the names of the streets ...

Couple arrested for tampering

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HUDSON – A husband and wife were arrested for withholding and tampering with evidence concerning the death of their son, according to police. Robert Rando, 63, and Pauline Rando, 60, both of Hudson, were arrested after a three month-long investigation centered around the suspected overdose ...

Bee nice: Locals assist bee rescue campaign

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Members of the Merrimack Valley Beekeeping Association, a group of around 100 beekeeping enthusiasts from Nashua, Merrimack and Manchester, along with many other towns, already have been thanked by the originator of a save-the-bees campaign designed to help apiculture in Puerto Rico and the ...

First round of chemotherapy met with nerves and determination

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Friday I began my first round of chemotherapy. I was 25 percent done on Friday night. Being a mother of three, I felt as ready as I could be. I cooked a bunch of meals for my family and I got my affairs in order. An affectionate person, I often tell my family and friends I love them. They ...

First Baptist Church celebrating MLK’s legacy

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NASHUA – The First Baptist Church of Nashua will host its 36 annual tribute to the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a program entitled “Love Shall Win.” The event, scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, has drawn hundreds from surrounding communities in the past, and expects ...

Dar Williams sings and writes of ‘downtown’ at Tupelo

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Songwriter, folk/pop performer, and book author, are just a few of the creative feathers that the multi-platform Dar Williams wears in her hats these days. On Jan. 12, she’ll bring her wealth of talent, humor and slice of life storytelling and songs to the Tupelo Music Hall in Derry. Williams ...

Cold temperatures set in for the weekend

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As some continue to dig their way out of Thursday’s storm, more cold temperatures are on deck moving into the weekend. Doug Webster senior meteorologist at Hometown Forecast Services in Nashua said during the storm the peak of snow accumulation was in the time frame of 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., ...

Arts Center back at center stage

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NASHUA – The push to create a downtown performing arts center is back, with the Board of Aldermen expected to vote on a $15.5 million bond proposal similar to the effort killed last year. After the first reading of the new bond proposal, assuming it is approved by the board Tuesday night, it ...

Lingering snow and ice could damage roofs

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Roads and driveways have been cleared, but there is still a lingering danger from Thursday’s snowstorm. State Fire Marshall J. William Degnan is stressing the need for home and business owners to keep roofs clear of snow and ice. Recent snow, wind and cold temperatures have created a greater ...

Easter Seals accused of workplace discrimination

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CONCORD – A former employee at Easter Seals of New Hampshire is taking the nonprofit to court saying she was discriminated against after becoming pregnant. Summer Perez claims in her lawsuit that her promising career with Easter Seals came to a halt after she got pregnant. Perez, of Candia, ...

Local man charged with burglary, again

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NASHUA – Just a few hours after police arrested a Nashua man Wednesday on a warrant charging him with three burglary-related offenses, detectives filed an additional count of burglary after discovering he allegedly committed another one earlier the same day. Jonathan Amorella Moore, 28, who ...

Opioid overdoses down in Nashua

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NASHUA – The city’s opioid overdoses are down by 17 percent, the first decrease in three years, according to the final 2017 Safe Stations statistics from Chris Stawasz, regional director of American Medical Response. Safe Stations, originally started in Manchester, were implemented in ...

Nashua Fire Rescue saves goose stranded on ice

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NASHUA – After an almost hour-long “wild goose chase,” Bruce the goose, the injured bird who was stuck on the ice in the Nashua River outside Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant for almost a week, has been rescued. Margarita’s assistant general manager Chris Connolly said an “army of ...