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Merrimack school board, parents frustrated by honors course change

MERRIMACK – Frustrated parents and members of the school board questioned school administrators at length Monday, when it was revealed that only 45 of 105 students applying to a new freshman honors course had been admitted amid changes to scholastic programs. The course in question, ...

Patents go to NH inventors

The following federal patents were assigned to companies in New Hampshire from May 26 to June 2. DEKA DEKA Products, Manchester, has been assigned an ornamental design patent (D757,272) developed by two co- inventors for an ornamental design for a “display screen with vertically ...

Expanded Nashua Farmers Market opening this month

From heirloom tomatoes to locally produced meats and baked goods, the Nashua Farmers Market will feature more vendors selling a wider variety of fare when it opens this season on June 19. The Nashua Farmers Market will also expand beyond its current location on the Main Street Bridge into Le ...

Two charged in beating, robbery

NASHUA - A Massachusetts man is in jail following his Monday arraignment on multiple charges stemming from the alleged tire iron beating of a Nashua man last week, police said. A Nashua district court judge set bail at $25,000 cash-only for James Robinson, 25, of 217 Salem Road in Billerica, ...

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Nashua Bishop Guertin students vie in quiz bowl championships Bishop Guertin High School students competed at the 2016 High School National Championship Quiz Bowl Tournament May 28, placing 53rd against top students from across the country. Bishop Guertin High School joined 271 quiz bowl ...

DI team lauded on world stage

HOLLIS - A Hollis-Brookline team took home special honors at last week's Destination Imagination Global Finals competition in Knoxville, Tenn., winning the "Renaissance Award." "It was great - it was the fourth time our team has made it to Globals, and the kids came ...

NFL player, Nashua native Reyes has field day

NASHUA - The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua, in cooperation with Washington Redskins defensive end and Nashua native Kendall Reyes, held their fourth annual "R.E.Y.E.S. Family Field Day" on Saturday, when more than 125 local children competed for prizes in various ...

ASD senior an app pupil

NASHUA - Founding a successful business was only the beginning for Brian Apple, entrepreneur and soon-to-be graduate of the Academy for Science and Design in Nashua. Apple, 17, is part of a team of students, including Tony Edvalson and Rylee Noorda, who developed the idea for the PickUp ...

World War II bomber lands at Nashua airfield

The Commemorative Air Force B-29 Superfortress known as "Fifi" landed in Nashua Monday, ready for its weeklong stop as part of its nationwide flying history tour. The giant four-engine World War II-era bomber - along with an accompanying C-45 transport plane - are part of ...

Bishop Guertin holds 50th graduation

NASHUA - Bishop Guertin High School graduated its 50th class on Sunday, when 202 young adults received diplomas and walked toward the next stage of their lives. Wearing the forest green color of their school, the graduating seniors of 2016 marched to the sound of "Pomp and ...

Sentence cut in tub drowning

NASHUA - A Superior Court judge has agreed to suspend, with conditions, the final year of Melissa Gutierrez's five- to 10-year State Prison term after Gutierrez, who pleaded guilty to negligently causing the 2011 drowning death of her son, assured the judge her string of bad behavior has ...

Memo gets a look in ’88 murder case

NASHUA - A controversial 2004 internal memorandum by a state Attorney General's office paralegal regarding allegations of police perjury in a 1988 Nashua murder trial may contain information important to the defense, and prosecutors should therefore turn it over for review, a judge has ...

Landlord charged after dispute with tenant

A 69-year-old landlord who allegedly leveled a firearm at a tenant during a dispute at a Boyd Road property on Friday is free on bail pending a future arraignment, police said. Richard MacMillan, a Hollis resident who owns the duplex at 2 Boyd Road, where the alleged confrontation took place, ...

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Nashua bicyclist injured in crash with sedan Police are reminding drivers to be extra attentive to smaller vehicles, such as bicycles and motorcycles, after a crash Saturday that sent a 28-year-old bicyclist from Nashua to the hospital. Police said Brent Osborn sustained injuries to his lower ...

Welfare fraud among recent indictments

MANCHESTER - Several Nashua-area residents charged with various offenses including theft, burglary, forgery and illegal drug possession, plus two cases of welfare fraud, are among the alleged offenders indicted last week by a grand jury for the Northern Division of Hillsborough County ...

Nashua woman accused of robbing GoFundMe account

NASHUA - The 27-year-old Nashua woman who last year set up a GoFundMe account for a grieving family, then allegedly stole the roughly $5,000 in donations, told police she took the money to pay medical and other bills after her husband lost his job, according to a police report. Krystal ...

Diesel fuel spill contained at Nashua store

NASHUA - Firefighters contained a roughly 30-gallon diesel fuel spill with booms and absorbent pads after they were called to Lowe's, 143 Daniel Webster Highway, shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday. Deputy Nashua Fire Rescue Chief George Walker said crews arrived to find fuel leaking from a flatbed ...

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 ...