Health and Lifestyle

Police investigating school threat

NASHUA - Police Chief Andrew Lavoie said the city department is working aggressively on its investigation into the phoned-in threat to Amherst Street Elementary School, but noted Tuesday that there is no new information available to the public. The call led to the evacuation of the school on ...

NH police chiefs push House for anti-drug funding

Nearly 40 New Hampshire police chiefs have sent a strongly worded letter to lawmakers encouraging the U.S. House to support provisions with the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act which, if passed, would expand the use of Narcan and direct nonviolent offenders into treatment ...

City high schoolers study plane mechanics

NASHUA - Bringing fresh blood into an aging industry, Nashua high school students were invited to take part in a hands-on field trip at Nashua Community College's aviation technology center hosted by the college and the Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday morning. To attend the ...

Summer camp flies high with STEM

LACONIA - For students looking for hands-on exposure to the aviation world, the Aerospace Career Education - or ACE - Academies in Laconia offers students from around the region a chance to look at flight through the lens of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM. Prompted by the ...

Sentence sticks despite man’s progress

NASHUA - Noting that Nashua resident Joshua C. Nangle is making progress in leaving his criminal behavior behind him, a Superior Court judge said last week that he still needs to impose part of a May 2015 deferred jail sentence because Nangle violated his bail conditions when he was arrested ...

Board votes down pension trust fund

NASHUA - A bill that would create a special trust fund to manage increases in the city's pension obligations fell one vote short of the 10-vote supermajority needed to pass on Tuesday. Ward 9 Aldermen Ken Siegel strongly urged the board to support the bill that he co-sponsored and transfer ...

Soldiers memorial to be unveiled Monday

Combat boots worn by a Vermont citizen-soldier will be a tangible link between past and present at a new soldiers memorial being unveiled Monday at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. Jamie Gray was "quick to help, quick to inspire and quick to lead," ...

Police arrest Amherst man for weekend State Trooper hit-and-run

Police announced Wednesday that Eric Jackson, 43, of Amherst has been charged with a felony for hitting a state trooper on the F.E. Everett Turnpike in Merrimack. New Hampshire State Police trooper Ryan Hickey was struck by a vehicle while he was assisting another trooper with an arrest ...

New Hampshire lawmakers talk mental health

CONCORD - Representatives from government, health care agencies, law enforcement, business and education came together in the New Hampshire Statehouse on Monday to launch the "Campaign to Change Direction New Hampshire," an initiative aimed at raising awareness of a ...

Nashua man accused in drug death

NASHUA - When Nashua police arrested alleged high-level drug dealer Kevin Manchester in late February at his Pine Street apartment, local, state and federal authorities had already begun piecing together evidence to link him to the drug death in January of a 33-year-old acquaintance. That ...

Pension plan before BOA

NASHUA - Aldermen tonight are expected to take up a revised plan to pay for the city's rising pension costs by tapping savings it has set aside for year in anticipation of those cost increases. The bill would create an expendable trust fund to manage hikes in employer contributions to the New ...

Police find SUV in state trooper hit-and-run case

MERRIMACK - Top New Hampshire State Police officials at Troop B in Bedford indicated Monday that an arrest may be imminent in the hit-and-run incident early Sunday morning that injured a trooper and damaged his cruiser as he conducted a traffic stop on the Everett Turnpike at Exit ...

Merrimack students place at Ariz. science fair

MERRIMACK - It's not every day you win the right have your name attached to a couple of asteroids, but two local high school students who did well at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Arizona not only won the naming rights, they collected a $1,500 prize to boot. Matt ...

Pipeline project officially capped

The controversial Tennessee Gas, Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project proposed by Texas-based energy company Kinder Morgan has been effectively canceled following the withdrawal of an application the gas giant filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. "Pursuant to ... ...

School threats could be latest in ‘swatting’

Threats made against schools across the United States - including Nashua's Amherst Street Elementary - led to the evacuation of students Monday in what authorities said could be the latest example of so-called "swatting" against schools. In recent months, hoaxers playing ...

Holocaust Memorial sculpture unveiled

NASHUA - For a long time, Fred Teeboom wondered why he, unlike so many other children, survived "that hell" that was the Holocaust. "Why did I survive? Why am I still here?" Teeboom asked, rhetorically, of roughly 100 people gathered before him Sunday ...

Amherst land deal grounded

AMHERST - The town's plan to buy 227 acres of woodland and wetlands fell through this month after the owners backed out of a deal to sell the property as conservation land. In March, town voters approved by a wide margin a $450,000 warrant article for the purchase, about half the $1 million ...

Local reps host family court talk

CONCORD - Members of the House Children and Family Law Committee will hold a forum on Wednesday to hear from New Hampshire residents about the state's family court system. State Reps. Kimberly Rice, R-Hudson, and Frank Edelblut, a Wilton Republican who is running for governor, announced the ...

HB COOP seeks input on changing school start time

HOLLIS - The Hollis Brookline Cooperative School Board is reviewing a student-led proposal to push back the start time of classes, based on research that says a later opening could be better for the mental and physical development of young adults. The COOP board has developed a survey for ...

State filing period set for June

NASHUA - Nashua residents interested in running for state representative this fall will have a 10-day period in the beginning of June to file at City Hall. The filing period for the New Hampshire House runs from June 1 to 5 p.m. on June 10. The city clerk's office will have the required forms ...