Health and Lifestyle

Officials wary of lead problem in schools’ water

AMHERST - The Amherst School District is continuing to test for lead in school water after contamination was found in taps and faucets last summer. In August, water from some of the faucets in Wilkins School and Amherst Middle School were found to have levels of lead higher than federal ...

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NASHUA 40-year-old woman charged with assault A Nashua woman was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with assault after reports of an assault on a preteen girl. The Nashua Police Department arrested Aimee Busby, 40, of 56 Lund Road, Apt. B, on a warrant for second-degree assault - ...

Friendly’s coming to Merrimack

MERRIMACK - The latest addition to a classic food franchise is opening its doors Monday. The first new company-owned Friendly's restaurant in 10 years will be located off Route 101A at 710 Milford Road - the site of a former McDonald's Restaurant. A spokesman for the company said the ...

Retired Nashua detectives testify at Barnaby suppression hearing

NASHUA – The parade of long-retired Nashua police detectives continued Thursday in the third day of testimony in accused murderer Anthony Barnaby’s hearing on his motion to suppress the majority of the statements he gave to police nearly 30 years ago. Former detectives ...

Nashua school committee considers athletic, technology budgets for 2017-18

NASHUA – Reviewing program and operation costs, district administrators presented the athletic and technology funding needs for 2017-18 before the Board of Education Budget Committee on Wednesday evening. “The majority of our budget goes to coaches’ stipends, ...

Two Aponovich paintings once again on display in City Hall

NASHUA – City Hall is once again displaying two paintings by New Hampshire’s fourth Artist Laureate James Aponovich that had been seemingly forgotten. Mayor Jim Donchess said the two works were purchased by the city nearly 25 years ago, the last time he was in the corner ...

Amherst man facing new set of assault charges in Nashua

NASHUA – Four months after he was arrested for allegedly smashing property belonging to an ex-girlfriend, Amherst resident Thomas E. Fallon was back in police custody Wednesday, this time on accusations he assaulted the woman and stole her prescription medication. Police said ...

Police: Mass. assault suspect abandons vehicle in Litchfield

LOWELL, Mass. – Lowell police are looking for a man who attempted to run down two police officers on Tuesday and fled in a pickup truck that was eventually recovered in Litchfield. Police say John Casey, 48, of 28 Kilby St., No. 4, Dracut, Mass., has multiple warrants outstanding for ...

Safe evacuation follows gas leak at Merrimack YMCA

MERRIMACK – After discovering a gas leak outside the Merrimack YMCA on Wednesday morning, staff and patrons quickly evacuated the building, with children seeking shelter at the public charter school nearby. The incident was apparently caused by falling snow, according to the ...

DOT funds approved for repaving

NASHUA - A real estate snafu connected to the Broad Street Parkway project may yield close to $4.5 million for the city to cover the cost of paving several streets. The Board of Aldermen approved a measure Tuesday night to move the proposal for the federal funds on to committee. If adopted, ...

Teen charged with stealing gun

MERRIMACK - A Nashua teen is being held on $10,000 cash bail after police say he stole a loaded gun from a Merrimack home. Jacob P. Oldro, 18, of 12 Yorkway St., is charged with theft of a firearm after police were called to investigate the gun's disappearance. Oldro is due in Merrimack ...

Merrimack, Hudson among towns with schools addressing PE survey

The state Department of Education released the results of a survey in January examining physical education in New Hampshire public schools in the 2015-16 school year. The survey was conducted to provide "baseline information on statewide practices in physical education and physical ...

Hudson man, shot in neck by fellow soldier, on life support

A Hudson man serving in the U.S. Army is currently on life support after a fellow soldier was charged with shooting him in the neck at a Washington military base. Police say Spc. Joshua Keller, 23, of the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment at Joint Base-Lewis-McChord in Washington, was ...