Health and Lifestyle

Nashua student at national spelling bee

NASHUA - Nashua student Arushi Kalpande, 14, of Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School made it into the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee for the third consecutive year. Out of a national pool of nearly 300 skilled spellers, Arushi tied for 22nd place at the bee in ...

Roughly 600 bike to help wounded vets

About 600 cyclists turned out at Holman Stadium on Saturday morning with the goal of raising $50,000 to help rehabilitate wounded veterans as part of Project HERO (Healing Exercise Rehabilitation Opportunity). The event was organized as part of Ride 2 Recovery, a nonprofit organization ...

Symposium comes to a close in city

NASHUA - The ninth annual Nashua International Sculpture Symposium concluded Saturday afternoon, offering about 75 guests the opportunity to receive a firsthand look at the three latest additions to the city's public art scene. From Nashua City Hall on a scenic June day, art lovers packed ...

BG senior carries on family tradition

NASHUA - When Bishop Guertin High School holds its commencement ceremony today, a local family will celebrate its second valedictorian. Tim Morrison, 18, will stand and speak to a crowd of his peers during graduation as the top of his class, a distinction that his oldest brother held just a ...

Arts center to be discussed

The aldermen's Planning and Economic Development Committee will take up the Performing Arts Feasibility Study on June 7, when they are expected to establish their expectations for the second phase of the study. Consultant Duncan Webb of Webb Consulting Inc., proposed three options in his ...

Nashua teen has never missed school

When students at the Academy of Notre Dame receive their diplomas today at the school's annual graduation ceremonies, it's the safest of bets that Nashua resident Tatiana Bazzani will be there. It'll cap - if you'll pardon the expression - 12 years of schooling in which the 18-year-old never ...

Largy asks court to drop charges

Eric Largy has asked a judge to immediately dismiss newly re-filed criminal charges against him that allege he beat his father, retired Nashua Police Chief Clifton Largy, seven years ago. Public Defender Michael Davidow said Eric Largy's constitutional rights were violated when prosecutors ...

Plane brings back memories of mission

Although more than seven decades have passed, Army Air Corps 2nd Lt. Erwin "Pete" Ziner recalls the details like it all happened yesterday. It was around 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 14, 1945, and Ziner and his crew, part of the 331st group of the 315th Wing of the 20th U.S. Air Force ...

Guilty plea in reptile drownings

NASHUA - The former Nashua and Brockton, Mass., resident charged earlier this year with drowning his then-girlfriend's pet reptiles has pleaded guilty to those and other charges as part of an agreement that sends him to prison for at least three years. Richard S. Waite III, 26, entered guilty ...

Police arrest 16 on drug charges

NASHUA - The former Nashua and Brockton, Mass., resident charged earlier this year with drowning his then-girlfriend's pet reptiles has pleaded guilty to those and other charges as part of an agreement that sends him to prison for at least three years. Richard S. Waite III, 26, entered guilty ...

19-year-old accused in nude photo case

A Lincoln man has been accused of sending a nude photograph of himself to a juvenile female last December. Devon Houde, 19, of 229 Pollard Road, was arrested Wednesday by officers with the Nashua Police Department and charged with one felony count of certain use of computer services ...

Arrest made after bike trail robbery

One man was taken to the hospital and another went to jail early Thursday morning following an alleged assault on the bike trail behind the Nashua Public Library. Police said Nashua resident Andrew Pike, 22, who has no fixed address, was charged with one count of robbery, a Class B felony. He ...

Hollis teen charged after police chase

A Hollis teen is facing multiple charges stemming from a bank robbery and police pursuit through Hudson. Michael Pattelena, 19, of Patch Road, was arraigned and posted a $10,000 cash bail on Friday morning. He is facing one count each of reckless operation, disobeying an officer and reckless ...

46 graduate from Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative

WILTON - Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative is small - only 46 graduates this year - a fact noted by all of the speakers at Friday night's graduation ceremonies, who remarked on how that smallness makes them a community, a family. The ceremonies were strictly traditional. Graduates entered to ...

Police: Man demanded drugs in note

NASHUA - Police say a New Hampshire man is facing drug possession and robbery charges after he allegedly slipped a note to a Hudson pharmacist on Thursday demanding Percocet and Oxycodone. Court records filed by police say KC B. Lontine, 22, of Middleton, entered the Walgreens Pharmacy on ...

Lasky will seek 4th Senate term

NASHUA - State Sen. Bette Lasky joined 24 other Democrats on Wednesday and filed her declaration of candidacy to seek a fourth term in the upper chamber. The Nashua Democrat said she decided to run because "there's still work to do. "I feel I'm still able to make a ...

Public meeting set on PFOA

MANCHESTER - Weitz and Luxenberg, the law firm working with environmental activist Erin Brockovich, will host a community meeting on Monday aimed at discussing an ongoing investigation into perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) contamination of the region's drinking water. "There are now ...

Accreditation report: Milford High School needs work

MILFORD – Milford High School has received a generally good report from the regional school accreditation agency, although it noted areas of concern, including a school building that is failing in several areas. The 66-page report from the New England Association of Schools and ...

City and school officials review proposed education budget

NASHUA – Ahead of a public hearing on the city budget next week, members of the Board of Education and Board of Aldermen budget committees met Thursday to review the education budget for 2017. Representing the Nashua School District was Superintendent Mark Conrad, Chief Operating ...

Witness safety cited in decision to close hearing

NASHUA - Superior Court Judge Charles Temple on Thursday reiterated last week's ruling in which he closed the courtroom to the public for a hearing in the second-degree murder case of Nashua resident Katlyn Marin. But Temple also allowed part of Thursday's hearing to remain public, choosing to ...