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Man shot by Nashua officer faces felony

NASHUA – Justin Contreras, who was hospitalized after Nashua police officer James Ciulla shot him last week, now faces criminal threatening charges for allegedly pointing a gun at Ciulla during the encounter. According to Nashua Police Capt. James Testaverde, officers responded to the ...

Abortion battle comes to Nashua

NASHUA – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Marchand said the “vast majority of New Hampshirites” support full taxpayer-funded abortion for anyone, at any time, for any reason. “We have an obligation at the state level to assert in the clearest, strongest manner possible, New ...

Judge’s ruling slows plans for Medicaid work requirement

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration’s drive to wean poor people from government benefits by making them work has been slowed by a federal judge framing a fundamental question: Are poverty programs meant to show tough love or to help the needy? U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg ...

After criminal case, lawsuits loom in warehouse fire

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Relatives of people killed in a 2016 California warehouse fire say others besides the two men who agreed to plea deals are responsible for their losses. They are suing the city of Oakland, the building’s owner and Pacific Gas & Electric Co., alleging issues ...

U.S. to stop encouraging race as factor in admissions

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration said Tuesday that it would not encourage schools to use race as a factor in the admissions process, rescinding Obama-era guidance meant to promote diversity among students. The shift gives schools and colleges the federal government’s blessing to ...

Renewable energy push draws fight

PHOENIX (AP) – Arizona’s largest utility is fiercely opposing a push to mandate increased use of renewable energy in the sun-drenched state, setting up a political fight over a measure funded by a California billionaire. Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona aims to ask voters whether they ...

Late bloomer worries he’s being labeled

DEAR ABBY: I have never been married. I’ve been perceived as a “playboy” for many years now. I don’t mean to be, but when I sense the potential for a passionate romantic encounter with flowers, candy, champagne, pot (and an occasional Quaalude), the urge takes over. I was never ...

Clonazepam is not the best treatment

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 58-year-old woman with a long medical history of anxiety. In 2007, my doctor prescribed me clonazepam 0.5 mg to take as needed for anxiety attacks and OCD, from which I constantly suffer. I have been off and on this medication until now. From late October 2017 to January ...

Horoscope

Coming on too strong is a danger under this opposition of Mercury and Mars. Going in like gangbusters may get attention, but it will also cause people’s defenses to go up. Snap judgments will be made. Start humbly while defenses are down, and you’ll already be somewhat on the inside. From ...

Punish those who prey on immigrants

Most illegal immigrants come to our country seeking economic opportunity. A few are fleeing violence or the threat of it. And many, the children to whom our hearts have gone out during recent weeks, have no say in the matter. But some of those coming across the southern border are bent on ...

America becoming reality show

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump’s greatest political trick in his first term may be his success in dominating our public discourse with lies and distortions while leading the discrediting of the constitutionally protected freedom of the press. At every opportunity, even as the Fourth Estate has ...

Jahi’s life matters

Amid all the raging political headlines and hyperventilating tweets of the Summer of Resistance, a searing ember of news stopped me in my tracks this week. Jahi McMath has passed away. I never had a chance to meet the young California teen, but her fight for life gripped me three years ago ...

Supporters of Trump being compared to cultists

Bob Corker, the outgoing Republican senator from Tennessee, recently compared supporters of President Trump to members of a cult. The Washington Post quoted Corker as saying: “It’s becoming a cultish thing, isn’t it? It’s not a good place for any party to end up with a cult-like ...

Remaking home: Building Dreams for Marines

“Empathy has no script. There is no right or wrong way to do it. It’s simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting and communicating that incredibly healing message ‘You are not alone.’” – Anonymous Last night’s fireworks are a potent ...

Nation celebrates July 4

NEW YORK (AP) – With backyard barbecues and fireworks thundering across night skies, Americans are celebrating Independence Day by participating in time-honored traditions that express pride in their country’s 242nd birthday. But this quintessential American holiday will also be marked ...

Chestnut sets record with 74 hot dogs

NEW YORK (AP) – Joey “Jaws” Chestnut extended his reign as champion eater at the Nathan’s Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest Wednesday, downing a record 74 wieners and buns in 10 minutes to take home the coveted Mustard Belt for an 11th time. Miki Sudo held onto her title as ...

Carol A. Handy

Carol Ann (Gaines) Handy, 73 of Wilton, NH passed away on June 29, 2018 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH. Carol was born in Turners Falls, Massachusetts on August 21, 1944 to Francis and Frances (Bruce) Gaines. She attended school in Turners Falls and was a graduate of ...

Lillian G. Lavoie

Lillian G. (Manley) Lavoie, 85, of Nashua, widow of Joseph D. Lavoie, passed away Monday morning, July 2, 2018 at the Courville at Nashua after a brief illness. A native and lifelong resident of this city, Mrs. Lavoie was born on August 27, 1932, daughter of the late George R. and Bertha V. ...

Alice M. Smith

MILFORD – Alice M. Smith, 86, resident of Milford, NH died July 2, 2018 at the Elms Care and Rehabilitation Center, Milford. She was born in North Troy, Vermont on February 24, 1932, a daughter of Fred and Bernice Ladue. Alice was raised and educated in Windsor, VT and graduated from ...