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Collapsing culvert forces weekslong road closure in Merrimack

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MERRIMACK – A portion of Amherst Road will be closed for several weeks because of a collapsing culvert under the roadway. Town officials announced Thursday the closure is on Amherst Road between Turkey Hill Road and Executive Park Drive. The emergency closure was because of a sinkhole in the ...

Sununu seeks new tone for New Hampshire

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NASHUA – Gov. Chris Sununu stressed that changing the tone in Concord is key to pursuing his agenda as New Hampshire meets the coming challenges during an address to the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce on Thursday morning. “We need to change the tone, and then we have to get to work,” ...

Fine, community service for teen driver in fiery Hollis crash

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NASHUA – The teenage girl from Nashua who in January was charged with several driving offenses after crashing her friend’s mother’s car with three friends as passengers has agreed to plead guilty to one of the charges, pay a fine and attend a driving class. Gabrielle Belanger, 16, of 15 ...

Memorial planned for former Nashua turn-of-the-century building

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NASHUA – A historically significant feature of the city’s early industrial-era Tree Streets neighborhood will be recognized through the installation of a memorial in a now vacant lot. During Nashua’s Committee on Infrastructure meeting recently, Economic Development Director Tim Cummings ...

Three with previous drug convictions caught in Granite Hammer busts

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NASHUA – Operation Granite Hammer has led to the arrest of three more individuals on drug-related activity in Nashua, with police reporting all suspects having prior drug convictions. Police said the prior convictions will bring enhanced penalties for Kevin Burgos-Santiago, Toni Flaherty and ...

Man convicted of sexually assaulting elderly Nashua woman

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NASHUA – An 81-year-old resident of a condominium complex in north Nashua told a state prosecutor Wednesday that on the Monday afternoon after Thanksgiving, she was taking a bag of trash to a dumpster when a “for sale” sign on a car caught her eye. Her granddaughter, the woman explained, ...

Purchase of bus cameras approved by Hudson School Board

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HUDSON – The School Board approved the purchase of $39,600 worth of cameras for school buses at the end of the fiscal year, if the budget allows for it. Karen Burnell, the Hudson School District’s business administrator, was given the authority to decide whether to make the purchase. The ...

Nashua school begins construction to expand to seventh grade

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NASHUA – The MicroSociety Academy Charter School held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday to celebrate the beginning of construction that will allow the school to host seventh-graders for the first time by next school year. The public school currently serves kindergarten through sixth ...

School board approves budget funding full-day kindergarten

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NASHUA – The Board of Education has approved a budget for the next school year that will fund full-day kindergarten for all 12 Nashua School District elementary schools. The $106,673,155 budget, a 1.9 percent increase over the current budget, was approved by a 4-2 vote during a special ...

City wants cap lawsuits dismissed

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NASHUA — The city is asking a Superior Court judge to toss the two lawsuits filed against Mayor Jim Donchess and the Board of Aldermen now that the board approved a $258 million budget. Nashua’s Corporate Counsel Steve Bolton filed motions to dismiss the lawsuits brought by former Alderman ...

Merrimack declares emergency road closure

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MERRIMACK – A portion of Amherst Road will be closed for several weeks because of a collapsing culvert under the roadway. Town officials announced Thursday the closure is on Amherst Road between Turkey Hill Road and Executive Park Drive. The emergency closure was because of a sinkhole in the ...

Nashua man, imprisoned in 2003, denied early release

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NASHUA – Citing the “heinous, harmful” and “brutal” nature of the sexual assaults on which former Nashua resident Matthew P. Caron was sentenced to 20-40 years in state prison back in 2003, along with Caron’s “regular course of violative conduct” in prison, a Superior Court ...

Sign of summer: City pools open Friday

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NASHUA – The Nashua Parks and Recreation Department will open the city’s pools on Friday. Staff members are preparing to greet summer crowds at all five of the city’s water attractions. “Our lifeguards and swimming instructors are being trained as we speak,” Kellie Oberholtzer, ...

Equipment fire temporarily closes Goodwill in Hudson

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HUDSON – No injuries were reported Wednesday when a malfunctioning piece of equipment sparked a blaze in the Goodwill Store and Buy the Pound Outlet in Hudson. Hudson firefighters were alerted to the fire at 1:25 p.m. One minute later, they received a 911 call from inside the business telling ...

Amateur radio operators prep for upcoming field day

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HOLLIS – Members of the Nashua Area Amateur Radio Club are getting ready for their annual weekend-long communications exercise, an event that includes radio drills, a picnic and campout as well as a competition among clubs nationwide and in Canada. Commonly known as “ham” radio operators, ...

Judge opts against jail time for Milford mom

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NASHUA – Noting that “most, if not all, of her (criminal) record involves substance abuse,” the attorney for Milford resident and jewelry theft suspect Selina Akerman asked a Superior Court judge recently to spare Akerman jail time so she can continue working on improving her life. A ...

Never too late to learn: Adult Learning Center holds graduation

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NASHUA – The graduates of the Adult Learning Center proved on Wednesday it is never too late to learn. Surrounded by their loved ones and dressed in casual clothes, the adult graduates celebrated an accomplishment which many of them thought might never come – the passing of their HiSET high ...

Clearway grads say school gave them confidence to succeed

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NASHUA – By the time John Frazier was an adult, life had thrown him enough curveballs to make most give up. He was fatherless at age two, his mother was murdered when he was 14 and his younger cousin was murdered in the same building when he was 16; he lived in foster care from when he was ...

SNHH and Elliot are teaming up

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The Nashua-based Southern New Hampshire Health System and Manchester’s Elliot Health System on Tuesday announced plans to join forces on a regional health care system serving up to 500,000 Granite Staters. Mike Rose, president and CEO of SNHH, said the partnership would allow the two ...