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North-South to battle for more than just a bridge

NASHUA – They basically have fit right into the theme of the Battle of the Bridge. Nashua High School South back/receiver Jason Compoh and Nashua High School North quarterback Curtis Harris have been friends for years. They played together in youth football on the Nashua Elks Crusaders. But ...

Positive Street Art provides hope to incarcerated women

CONCORD – While still paying their debts to society, inmates at the New Hampshire Correctional Facility for Women have the opportunity to express their visions for brighter days – thanks to the help of Nashua’s Manny Ramirez and Positive Street Art. With the help of Ramirez, who serves ...

Trump publicly beseeches China to probe Bidens

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, ensnared in an impeachment inquiry over his request that Ukraine investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, on Thursday called on China to do the same. “China should start an investigation into the Bidens,” Trump said in remarks to reporters ...

Souhegan slips by Milford in football shootout

MILFORD – For the second straight week, the Milford High football team surrendered 40-plus points. This time, the opposition made the Spartans pay. Souhegan High made just enough big plays to overcome a slew of mistakes and a gritty comeback by the home team, holding on for a thrilling ...

Panthers prove it’s still their planet in win over North

NASHUA --- They turned Titans Gym into Panther Planet. The Nashua High School South girls volleyball team systematically dispatched of their Nashua North rivals in their own gym, 3-0, to stay unbeaten (11-0) on the season. It was quite a 24 hour span for the Panthers, who had to follow up a ...

A celebration of teachers at NEFie Awards

NASHUA — Thirteen educators received recognition Thursday evening during the Nashua Education Foundation (NEFie) Awards, a ceremony which seeks to acknowledge outstanding educators in the Nashua School District. For nearly a decade, members of the Nashua Education Foundation have worked ...

Longo’s Friday Football Feast: North, South put Nashua back in game

Last Friday might have been as good a night for football in Nashua as we’ve seen in over a decade. Nashua North knocked off perennially monster Exeter High on Lucas Cunningham’s 33-yard field goal to remain unbeaten at 4-0. Nashua South took a major stride to the playoff hunt, dominating ...

Boys soccer Merrimack 2, Alvirne 1 (OT) Eric Curcio finished a Carson Papp pass to win the game for the Tomahawks (5-5). Andres Ramos tallied a goal and Jonathan Paulhamus added an assist. Jack Goodwin contributed 11 saves for Merrimack. Merrimack hosts Winnacunnet on Tuesday and Alvirne ...

Patriots sign veteran kicker Nuget to fill void

The New England Patriots have solved their kicker issue, for now. The team Thursday signed veteran Mike Nugent, a former New York Jets second round draft choice, to replace Stephen Gostkowski, who is out for the season with a hip injury. Nugent, 37, has kicked for eight NFL teams – the ...

BAE partners with city for hybrid buses

NASHUA — City leaders still have a long way to go to achieve the goal of deriving 100% of their energy from renewable sources by 2050, but they are celebrating the debut of two electric hybrid buses that are expected to enter service in the coming weeks. Via a $1.1 million grant from ...

Sen. Hassan educates third-graders on government

NASHUA — U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., may find answering questions from the Washington, D.C. press corps to be a cinch after her Thursday quiz from Dr. Norman W. Crisp Elementary School third-graders. About 75 third-grade students sat eagerly in Ashlee Cataldo’s classroom ...

Finding new kicker is rare for Belichick

By The Associated Press Patriots coach Bill Belichick hasn’t had to deal with much turnover – or uncertainty – at placekicker. Just three people have had the job since Belichick took over in New England in 2000, including two of the best in NFL history: Adam Vinatieri and Stephen ...

2 pilots among those 7 killed in B-17 crash

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — A pilot with more than 7,000 hours of experience flying a B-17 and his co-pilot were among seven people killed when the bomber crashed and burned at a Connecticut airport, officials said Thursday. Pilot Ernest McCauley, 75, of Long Beach, California, had flown ...

Jurors begin deliberations in Hudson man’s sex assault trial

NASHUA – The young woman with whom Hudson resident Ryan Reese is accused of having sex – despite, as prosecutors insist, the fact she was way too intoxicated to consent or resist – had been drinking, but she was “fine ... aware,” “coherent,” talking and walking just fine, Reese ...

Retired fire chief charged with online solicitation

NASHUA – A retired fire chief from Pittsfield was arrested Tuesday by Nashua police, who charged him with three felony offenses stemming from alleged drug possession as well as allegations he used a computer to solicit sex from a person he believed was a 15-year-old boy. Leonard Deane, 59, ...

Garfield not guilty of felony

NASHUA – Although a Superior Court jury on Thursday convicted Milford resident Wayne Garfield of a violation-level disorderly conduct charge, the panel acquitted him of the far more serious count of felony criminal threatening with a deadly weapon. Attorney Amanda Henderson, who represented ...

Burping, steaming volcano serves as nursery for baby seals

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s northern fur seal population for three decades has been classified as depleted, but the marine mammals are showing up in growing numbers at an unlikely location: a tiny island that forms the tip of an active undersea volcano. Vents on Bogoslof Island ...

Colleges got millions from opioid maker

BOSTON (AP) — Prestigious universities around the world have accepted at least $60 million over the past five years from the family that owns the maker of OxyContin, even as the company became embroiled in lawsuits related to the opioid epidemic, financial records show. Some of the ...

Irene S. Labrecque

Irene S. Labrecque, 97, of Nashua, widow of Roland A. Labrecque, passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon, October 2, 2019 at the Courville at Nashua. A lifelong resident of this city, Mrs. Labrecque was born on September 11, 1922, a daughter of the late Louis and Lilly (Demanche) ...

Eugene “Gene” Pelletier

Eugene “Gene” Pelletier passed away on October 1, 2019 in Goffstown, NH. Gene’s health declined steadily over the past few years, but he remained a fighter and optimistic to the end. Gene was born on January 20, 1935 in Springfield, Massachusetts, the son of the late Isabelle Graziano ...