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Nashua's arts center is calling it quits and is looking to send what is left of its available funds to Manchester.

Nashua Center for the Arts wants to end

Local News

NASHUA – The Nashua Center for the Arts is seeking a court order to allow it to dissolve as an organization and to send the nearly $1 million it has in trust to the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester. The order, filed in probate court in Nashua last week, seeks to formally end the existence ...

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Pictured with art teacher Dominique Boutaud are from left, Jack, grade 5 (doing the art), Payton, grade 5, and Joey, grade 6.

Nashua students take tour of Currier Museum, art studio

Community News

On Jan. 25, middle school students from 2nd Nature Academy Elementary and Middle School in Nashua spent the day studying the arts. They went to the Currier Museum in Manchester for a tour, accompanied by their art teacher, Dominique Boutaud, where they spent time looking at art and learned how ...

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Nashua parent and former school board member Kim Kleiner speaking at the March 22 public hearing on the education budget.

Nashua schools’ budget still a work in progress

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NASHUA – In the public hearing on the education budget Wednesday, members of the public focused comments on the plan for expanded all-day kindergarten and a proposal to reduce four school psychologists. Superintendent Connie Brown and district financial officer Dan Donovan kicked off the ...

U.S. Cellular program supports youth groups

Community News

U.S. Cellular announced today that its “Community Connections” program is back for the third consecutive year to provide sponsorship support to local youth organizations. Since the program launched in 2015, the company has awarded nearly $900,000 in sponsorship dollars to more than 2,200 ...

Nashua police, AGs probe death of infant

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NASHUA – Police have confirmed an ongoing investigation into the circumstances surrounding the February death of an infant at a downtown Nashua apartment building. Lt. Kerry Baxter, head of the department’s Special Investigations Division, said she is unable at this time to provide any ...

April program for Nashua Garden Club

Community News

NASHUA – The Nashua Garden Club will hold its April program at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, at the First Baptist Church, 121 Manchester St. The program, Honkin’ Hydrangeas, will be presented by Kerry Mendez, a ‘passionate perennialist’ focused on low-maintenance, high impact gardens, ...

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Bankruptcy trustee says Dusty Old Cars untrustworthy

Local News

MANCHESTER – Court filing show that the U.S. bankruptcy trustee in the Dusty Old Cars Chapter 11 proceeding finds the company cannot be trusted to repay the many customers owed money. “Given the seriousness and the extent of the consumer protection allegations raised, the appointment of an ...

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The Litchfield Fire Station at 257 Charles Bancroft Highway

Litchfield voters OK fire station

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LITCHFIELD – Voters in Litchfield approved allocating fees to upgrade existing plans for the town’s fire station and will welcome a new full-time police officer after both issues passed in Tuesday’s town election. Voters were faced with deciding to approve $66,000 to revise plans already ...

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Through the Believe in Yourself Project, underprivileged girls in Nashua now have new, unworn, designer dresses to wear to their upcoming proms.

Charity paves way for Nashua girls to attend dances, prom

Community News

On March 9, brand new, unworn designer dresses were donated by the Believe in Yourself Project to underprivileged girls in the Nashua Area for their upcoming proms and school dances. The donation was held at the The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua, 1 Positive Place. Sam Sisakhti is the ...

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Rebecca Bulsa, 22, of 120 Palm St., Nashua

Nashua woman’s theft charge becomes third-strike felony

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NASHUA – A 22-year-old woman police arrested in January on a misdemeanor shoplifting charge now faces a Class B felony, the result of her two previous convictions on theft-related offenses, police said. Rebecca Bulsa, of 120 Palm St., was jailed on $1,000 bail after her arrest Tuesday on the ...

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John Raby, age 42, of 112 Chestnut Street, Pepperell, Mass

Nashua store employee charged in $2K theft

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NASHUA – An employee of Dick’s Sporting Goods at the Pheasant Lane Mall was charged Tuesday with felony theft by deception, police said, following a three-month investigation into the report of an internal theft. John Raby, 42, of 112 Chestnut St., Pepperell, Mass., is accused of making ...

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Jhanise Cardona, 18, at Wednesday night's Youth of the Year Dinner at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nashua.

Boys & Girls Club honors exceptional youth

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NASHUA – Eighteen-year-old Jhanise Cardona’s father has been in prison since she was seven and her mother has struggled with addiction since she was a child, so the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua became her home. “My time at the club was when I could be a kid,” Cardona said. ...

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The Presentation of Mary Academy children’s choir performed for the grandparents’ day event March 21, 22 and 23. Pictured, the PMA choir leads the audience through a series of dance moves, Wednesday, March 22.

Celebrated PMA choir performs for grandparents

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HUDSON – Presentation of Mary Academy students got to show off their school and choir for the annual Grandparents Day event, which was spread out from March 21-23. “We do this every year,” said PMA’s principal, Sister Maria Rosa. “We invite all the grandparents, and about 99 percent ...

Academic Achievements

Community News

Honor Roll World Academy in Nashua has announced its honor roll for the second term of the 2016-17 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 3: Eliza Barsorian, Anya Bhattarai, Chad Billingsley, Krish Chourasia, Alexander Egbuonu, Abbey Herbert, Joseph Hebert, Izabel Hogan-LeVentis, Miro la’O, Omar ...

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Voters exit the polls March 21 during the Brookline Town Election at Captain Samuel Douglas Academy.

Hollis, Brookline, Litchfield hold town elections

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Three Greater Nashua towns – Hollis, Brookline and Litchfield – held their town elections Tuesday after re-scheduling due to last week’s blizzard. Moderators and all voters who were interviewed agreed delaying voting was the right thing to do. “I have no doubt that it is a decision ...

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The times they are a changin’

Business

I came across a very interesting clipping from the January 25, 1982 issue of the Wall Street Journal the other day. That was just 35 years and two months ago. I was already well into my career, and so, probably, were you. The title and subject of the article: “Why take a pay cut? To shelter ...

Nashua Alderman David Schoneman.

Aldermen punt wastewater proposal

Local News

NASHUA – Proposed changes to the way the city deals with the wastewater enterprise budget are on hold after the Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday night to send the matter back to committee. Alderman David Schoneman presented the board with a new amendment to the proposal, which he said should ...

Shari Blakeman’s 1956 Thunderbird, which she consigned to Dusty Old Cars to help pay bills after a cancer diagnosis.

Angry dealership customers crowd court meeting

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MANCHESTER – Under oath, Dusty Old Cars owner Stephan Condodemetraky was repeatedly asked if he and his employees forged customer signatures on contracts, purchase agreements, and car title transfers. “Any signature I made was done under the authority of the contract,” Condodemetraky ...

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Christopher Plourde, age 24, of No Fixed Address, Nashua

Burglary, stolen property charges in alleged Nashua break

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NASHUA – Christopher Plourde, a Nashua resident currenty with no fixed address, told police after his Monday arrest on burglary and theft charges that he ended up fleeing the apartment he allegedly broke into without taking anything because he “was so frightened” when a female occupant ...

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Jeremy Tappan, 27, of 32 Clement St., Nashua

Parking garage disturbance leads to multiple charges for Nashua man

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NASHUA – A 28-year-old Nashua man whom officials say has a lengthy criminal history, including recent charges on which he’s been out on bail, is back behind bars on $10,000 cash only bail after an early morning outburst in a downtown parking garage, police said. Jeremy M. Tappan, of 32 ...