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Nashua to launch PayByPhone parking

NASHUA – It is an all too familiar scenario downtown: you park your car, dig out your last few quarters to pay the meter, go get lunch and come out to find that it wasn’t enough, and there’s a little yellow sleeve on your windshield. Not a golden ticket, but a parking ticket. The ...

Silver Knights enjoy a 13-4 pasting of Pittsfield

NASHUA – You never know what’s going to happen at a Nashua Silver Knights game. You want actual knights jousting? The announced Holman Stadium crowd of 1,780 got that on Friday, thanks to a local group, the Knightmares of Knights Hall. You want fireworks at the end of the seventh? Yes, ...

Former Nashua judge disbarred

CONCORD – Paul S. Moore, the former Nashua District Court judge convicted of fraud earlier this year, has been formally disbarred by the New Hampshire Supreme Court. “In light of the seriousness of the misconduct, the court concluded that (Moore) should be disbarred,” the Friday court ...

Some post July 4 sparklers to view and ponder

Here's a few local and regional tids and bits as we are now in the post -July 4 block of summer: Yours truly was very surprised at the lackof Boston fanfare surrounding the free agent departure from the Bruins of Merrimack's Tim Schaller. Now, Schaller would've loved to have stayed a Bruin but ...

Bolstering N.H.’s workforce

AMHERST – “My parents thought, ‘You’re going, you don’t have a choice, you’re going to college because if you don’t, you’re going to end up pumping gas.’ That’s the perception – that’s the mentality, and I listened to them.” Speaking at his Amherst facility Friday ...

Claire R. Laflamme

NASHUA - Claire R. Laflamme, 91, passed away on July 2, 2018 with her niece and great-nieces by her side. She was born on March 16, 1927 in Nashua to Emma (LaPointe) and Alfred Laflamme, and was a resident of Kent Village - Huntington Nashua, NH. Claire leaves behind her nephews, Andrew ...

Nashua grad places in two categories at national competition

NASHUA – Lidia Balanovich, a Dartmouth College-bound local teenager, placed in the top five for both the fitness and scholastics categories at the 2018 Distinguished Young Women National competition. She is the first New Hampshire woman to place in two categories in the competition’s ...

Pantsless man with porn has conviction overturned

CONCORD – The Milford man previously convicted on seven counts of child pornography possession, Robert Norman, saw the convictions overturned by the New Hampshire Supreme Court on Friday. Justices cited a lack of evidence for the search warrant in the case. Associate Justice Anna Barbara ...

Milford a ‘safe city’

MILFORD – Parents are always concerned for their kids’ safety, and now they have two pieces of comforting news: The first is that national crime rates are lower than ever, with violent crime down 50 percent between 1993 and 2016. The second is that Milford finished eighth in a safety ...

U.S. Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, the Associated Press has learned. The AP was unable to quantify how many men and women who enlisted through the special ...

$73K grant for Institute on Disability

NASHUA – U.S. Sens. Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen, both D-N.H., on Friday announced a $73,000 grant for University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability to study individuals who experience disabilities in housing and urban development programs. “This important study will improve the ...

State employee raises take effect

CONCORD (AP) – Nearly 8,000 state workers are seeing more money in their paychecks this week. New Hampshire executive branch employees are getting the first of two 1.5 percent raises starting Friday. The second 1.5 percent increase will take effect in January. The raise was part of ...

Hassan visits Coast Guard station

NEW CASTLE – U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., visited the U.S. Coast Guard Station Portsmouth Harbor this week. While there, she boarded a 29-foot response boat to tour the area and highlighted the important role the Coast Guard plays in the state and country’s national security. “The ...

Bye, Bye Brazil

KAZAN, Russia – Neymar used Brazil’s famed yellow jersey to shield his anguish. The Belgians, clad in red and dancing in a celebratory circle nearby, couldn’t hide their relief. Belgium reached the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 28 years, holding off five-time champion Brazil ...

Germany’s budget meets euro debt limit for first time in 17 years

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – The German government says its 2019 budget will comply with eurozone debt limits for the first time in 17 years. The draft budget also raises defense spending – a contentious issue between Germany and U.S. President Donald Trump. Finance Minister Olaf Scholz ...

Singer Chris Brown arrested on Florida felony battery charge

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Singer Chris Brown walked off stage after his concert in Florida and into the hands of waiting deputies, who arrested him on a felony battery charge involving a nightclub photographer last year. Tampa Police released more details about the battery warrant Friday ...

Cardinal who announced pope’s election dies

VATICAN CITY (AP) – Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the Vatican diplomat and expert in interfaith relations who announced the election of Pope Francis to the world in 2013 with the famous phrase “habemus papam (we have a pope),” has died. The Vatican said Tauran died Thursday at age 75. He ...

Trump’s ex-lawyer hires Clinton ally for legal team

NEW YORK (AP) – President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen could be sending the White House yet another warning shot by adding a close friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton to his legal team. Lanny Davis confirmed his hiring Thursday, saying in a statement that ...

Dear Abby: Woman stuck in tug-of-war of ideals

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend, “Pierre,” and I have been a couple for 18 months. We moved in together three months ago. The trouble is, Pierre is French, and he doesn’t believe in marriage. He says it’s an “outdated institution and a social construct.” He also claims that no one in ...