Health and Lifestyle

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 ...

DES promises to determine the full extent of PFOA contamination

BEDFORD – The state Department of Environmental Services on Thursday held the first public information session following the release of an Environmental Protection Agency standard for exposure to a potentially carcinogenic chemical found in the water supplies of several southern New ...

Hudson man arrested after pharmacy robbery

HUDSON - A Hudson man was arrested Thursday afternoon following an attempted robbery of a Walgreens Pharmacy. K.C. Lontine, 22, of Derry Street, was taken into custody without incident and charged with one count of robbery and another of narcotics possession after he allegedly entered the ...

Man facing stalking charges due back in court

NASHUA - A local man accused of sending nearly 100 text messages to a former girlfriend alternately threatening her, pleading with her to not report him to police, telling her he was sitting on a hill overlooking her home, apologizing for his past actions and saying he'd "get justice ...

Connolly touts experience as voters shift attention to state races

HOLLIS - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Connolly wants New Hampshire voters to evaluate his business and public service record as they shift their attention back to local races in anticipation of the upcoming fall elections. Connolly, the former Deputy Secretary of State and director ...

New student art exhibit goes up Downtown

NASHUA – A new art installation – called “Totem” – popped up in Downtown Nashua on Wednesday, featuring the poetry of Elm Street Middle School students who participated in an artist-in-residence program with community writers and ...

Hudson library to host free music festival

HUDSON – The Rodgers Memorial Library will host a free outdoor music festival this Saturday at the Derry Road facility. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m,. and feature family entertainer Steve Blunt, Broadway and jazz classics with vocalist Morgane Vigroux , the ...

Nashua launches downtown service

The city will launch a free downtown trolley service this weekend intended to make it easier for patrons to get to shops, restaurants, concerts and plays without worrying about where to park. The Gate City Trolley will make its maiden trip Friday night from the Elm Street parking garage and ...

Competency-based grading narrowly maintained in 4-4 vote

NASHUA - After teachers, students and staff advocated to maintain the Nashua School District's new competency-based grading system, a motion to replace the system failed by a narrow margin before the Board of Education on Tuesday. Prompted by a recommendation from the board's Curriculum and ...

Kuster hopes bill gives residents a voice in pipeline

MILFORD - The federal agency in charge of reviewing energy projects came under withering criticism Tuesday from U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster as she announced her sponsorship of a bill to give people more say in the approval process. Talking to a gathering in Milford's Emerson Park, Kuster said her ...

Car parts theft called third strike for man

The alleged theft of an alternator from the Pep Boys auto supply store on Amherst Street earlier this month has led to felony third-strike charge against a 40-year-old Nashua man, according to police. Michael Boucher, of 46 Vine St., was arrested around 10:30 a.m. Saturday, about a week after ...

Report: Fuel worker shot from behind

An investigation shows a homeowner fatally shot a heating oil company employee from behind as the worker was performing an annual tuneup, then went to another part of his home to kill himself, authorities said Tuesday. Richard Verville, 71, of Londonderry, had used the services of City Fuel ...

Assault report brings teen back to jail

An 18-year-old Scott Drive resident out on bail in an unrelated case was returned to jail Saturday, charged by police with several offenses stemming from the alleged assault of an unidentified individual. Police said Thomas R. LeClair, 18, of 10 Scott Drive, was scheduled to be arraigned in ...