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Dems seek Green New Deal to address climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrats launched a sweeping plan Thursday to transform the U.S. economy to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs in renewable energy, signaling its likely elevation as a central campaign issue in 2020 despite President Donald Trump’s failure to mention ...

Bomb squad responds to wary letter

MANCHESTER (AP) – The New Hampshire State Police bomb squad responded to U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s office for reports of a suspicious letter. The Manchester office of the Democratic senator was evacuated Wednesday as police conducted a search. WMUR-TV reports Manchester District Fire ...

Abandoned car leads to bodies of couple

HOOKSETT (AP) – New Hampshire authorities say an abandoned car following a high-speed chase and its driver who apparently died by suicide led to the discovery of a couple found dead in their Hooksett home. The attorney general’s office said the car was found in Massachusetts and was ...

Former Rep. Dingell, US’s longest-serving lawmaker, dies

DETROIT (AP) – Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history and a master of legislative deal-making who was fiercely protective of Detroit’s auto industry, has died. The Michigan Democrat was 92. Dingell, who served in the U.S. House for 59 ...

JOHN “HANK” BEDINGER

John “Hank” Bedinger, 94, of Nashua and formerly of Framingham, MA, passed away at his home, Monday evening, February 4, 2019 after a period of declining health. A resident of Nashua for the past 21 years, he was born in Worsham, Virginia on January 26, 1925, one of six children of the ...

George Frederick Thurber

George Frederick Thurber, known as Geof to his friends and family, passed away in the early hours of Monday morning, Feb 5th, at the age of 63 of an apparent heart attack. He is survived by his wife Beth Tierney, his children Ella and James Thurber, his father Davis P. Thurber, stepmother ...

‘Baby Hanna’ lived 13 months

NASHUA – After a lifelong struggle with various heart and health issues, Hanna Hope Manning gained wings Sunday in the presence of her loved ones. For 13 months, Hanna fought the effects of Congenital Heart Disease. Hanna was diagnosed in utero at 22 weeks with an unbalanced right dominant ...

One thousand dollars

NASHUA – When asked why President Donald Trump won the 2016 general election, many Democrats are likely to reply with answers such as “racism” or “Russian hackers.” Andrew Yang, himself an Asian-American, has a much different take. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate believes ...

Mohawk Tannery meeting Tuesday

NASHUA – The federal government shutdown stalled progress on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund site, the Mohawk Tannery, but the developer scheduled a meeting for officials and residents living in the area for for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the United Way of Greater Nashua ...

Memo to Celtics’ Danny Ainge: Keep trying

Try. How’s that for a novel idea? From Danny Ainge, to the coach, to the players, it’s time these folks became accountable to their fans. Boston, heading into last night’s home date with LeBron James’ Lakers, stood at 35-19, tied for the No. 3 seed in the East and 51/2 games off the ...

Got tech?

HOLLIS – Gadgets blinking tiny lights and visual reality goggles were exhibited by company techies who recently answered students’ questions about building spaceships and fine-tuning robots. Hollis Brookline High School was filled with brain power. The hubbub that focused on science, ...

Nashua man allegedly sells drugs to undercover cops

NASHUA – In July, Tobias Demitrius, a 20-year-old former Nashua man now living in Manchester, allegedly convinced a man he was paying too much for his marijuana, and that Demitrius could allegedly offer him a better deal, according to police reports. So the would-be buyer took Demitrius up ...

Alleged ring theft a ‘misunderstanding’

NASHUA – When Christine Fernandez found a roughly $1,500 ring in the bathroom of her Litchfield home back in 2017, she asked around to see if she could figure out who it belonged to, one of her attorneys told a Superior Court jury Wednesday. Fernandez “made a reasonable effort to find the ...

Children injured in SUV crash

PELHAM – Antonio DiRocco faces numerous charges, including aggravated DUI and endangering the welfare of a child, after two boys were injured in a vehicle crash. Emergency officials responded to Mammoth Road in the area of Old County Road at 7:53 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a vehicle crash. ...

Quincy’s Quill: The edge of distraction and creativity

“The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art.” – Junot Diaz Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver died last month. I am grateful to her for the way she made me notice nature. But I am most grateful for her ...

Red Sox ready to prepare for championship defense

BOSTON (AP) – The goal is the same for the Boston Red Sox in 2019: finish the season flopping around on the pitcher’s mound, celebrating another World Series title. All that’s left is for them to figure out who’s at the bottom of the pile. The defending champions head to spring ...

Lakers’ Rondo sinks Celtics at buzzer

BOSTON (AP) — Rajon Rondo hit a 20-foot jumper as time expired to lift the Los Angeles Lakers over the Boston Celtics, 129-128 on Thursday night. LeBron James had 28 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists. Kyle Kuzma added 25 points and Rondo had 17 points and 10 assists to help Los Angeles ...

Harriet Edith Aborn

Harriet Edith Aborn, 94, of Glastonbury, Connecticut, and formerly of Milford, New Hampshire, passed away with family by her side on Saturday, December 29, 2018 of age related illness at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. Harriet was born on November 16,1924 to Harry Putnam and ...

Oliva Joseph Beaulieu

NASHUA--Oliva Joseph Beaulieu, age 88, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 4, 2019. He was the husband of Clare (Donnelly) Beaulieu, with whom he spent 60 wonderful years of marriage. Born in Taunton, Mass. on December 18, 1930, he was the son of the late Alphonse and Alma (Maltais) ...