Health and Lifestyle

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 ...

Heed signs of too much snow on roof

Officials are advising people to pay close attention to signs that the roofs of buildings may be stressed from recent snowfall. State Fire Marshal Bill Degnan issued a statement Wednesday saying that because of "recent successive snowstorms, there is a greater urgency to clear roofs ...

Merrimack charter school opens lottery for kindergarten

MERRIMACK – Gate City Charter School for the Arts is accepting registrations for its kindergarten enrollment lottery. Gate City is a public charter school at 7 Henry Clay Drive. After first exploring space in Nashua, the school opened in Merrimack in fall 2014. It offers tuition-free ...

New PSA spotlights "Nashua Safe Stations"

NASHUA - In partnership with United Way of Greater Nashua, Pearl Marketing and Design recently produced a Public Service Announcement promoting the new “Nashua Safe Stations” program. Safe Stations is a program that provides a path to treatment for people with substance use ...

Nashua Solid Waste Department closed Feb. 20 for holiday

NASHUA - The Nashua Solid Waste Department and the Four Hills Landfill/Recycling Center will be closed Monday, Feb. 20 for Presidents’ Day. Trash and recyclable pickup by city crews will also be delayed for one day throughout the week. Normal operations will resume Tuesday, Feb. 21 ...

Nashua woman selected as 2017 Elizabeth Dole Foundation Dole Caregiver Fellow

NASHUA – Nashua resident Jill Schuman has been selected to represent New Hampshire as a 2017 Elizabeth Dole Foundation Dole Caregiver Fellow. Each year, the foundation selects 31 men and women who care for wounded, ill and injured United States service members. The fellows serve as ...

Police arrest Mass. driver after road rage incident

HUDSON – A Massachusetts man was arrested Tuesday on multiple charges stemming from a road rage incident after police say he kicked another car’s door and eventually crashed into two vehicles. Officers with the Hudson Police Department arrested James Burke, 35, of ...