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Veterans James Cline (left) and Stephen Ribak share stories April 29 during the free Veterans Appreciation Day Picnic at the Hudson Fish and Game Club.

Vets gather for appreciation picnic

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HUDSON – It looked a lot like summer at the Hudson Fish and Game Club on Saturday as veterans gathered for the 2nd annual Veterans Appreciation Day Picnic. Several dozen veterans shared intergenerational conversations as children played and volunteers flipped burgers and served up picnic ...

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The late Jonathan Gilmour, in whose name a scholarship fund was created following his death at age 29, was photographed in 2002 with Rafiki, a Masai giraffe, at the Franklin Park Zoo.

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If You Go The upcoming 10th annual Jonathan Gilmour Memorial Scholarship Fund Bike Ride and Walk will be the last under the current format. While the scholarship fund will continue to accept donations, pledges and gifts and award scholarships each year, the bike ride and walk will become a ...

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Easter Seals seeks dismissal in DCYF lawsuit

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MANCHESTER — Easter Seals of New Hampshire wants to have the adoptive parents of two girls suing Easter Seals, the Division of Children, Youth & Families, and CASA of New Hampshire dismissed from the case. The adoptive parents, known by initials T.C. and D.C., filed the lawsuit last year ...

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Faustin Dushimimana (left), owner of Yardwork by Faustin, rakes while his friend Patient Nshuti holds a wheelbarrow.

Grow Nashua digs into community garden

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NASHUA – Volunteers got to work quickly Friday on the Grow Nashua Learning Farm, turning unused land into a nutrient-rich garden bed. A few dozen people worked together at the site, wielding rakes, shovels and wheelbarrows under the instruction of Justin Munroe, CEO of Grow Nashua. The ...

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Souhegan dean of students arrested at strip club

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AMHERST – The dean of students at Souhegan High School was put on leave this week after his arrest early Wednesday morning in a Salisbury, Mass., strip club. Peter Gagnon, 37, of Pelham, was charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after it reportedly took three ...

Hollis Brookline school ranked No. 1 in state

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HOLLIS – Hollis Brookline High School has been ranked the No. 1 high school in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report. The national news publication’s annual report of the country’s best public high schools, which ranks schools based upon their overall performance on ...

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Plea deal reached in hit-and-run that injured police officer

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NASHUA – Eric Jackson, the 44-year-old Amherst man charged last year with a felony offense for allegedly hitting a state trooper with his vehicle in Merrimack then failing to stop, has reached an agreement with prosecutors to plead guilty to a misdemeanor-level charge, according to his court ...

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One of the several garage doors at Dusty Old Cars on Airport Road.The company's warehouse contains close to 400 vehicles.

Dusty Old Cars can be sold or given back

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MANCHESTER – The owners of the classic cars that were allegedly taken by Dusty Old Cars’ Stephan Condodemetraky will soon be able to get their cars back for a fee, or even sell them, after a pair of rulings granted Thursday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manchester. Judge Bruce Harwood ...

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Ready to serve 150 free dinners are, from left, chef Michael Ferrazzani; his girlfriend, Michele Gray; and his son, Michael, who also is a professional cook.

Ya Mamma’s founder feeds volunteers

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NASHUA – Michael Ferrazzani, a Nashua resident for 35 years, has no qualms about referring to extra virgin olive oil as the nectar of the gods. The pale golden oil the chef uses in his Italian sauces, redolent with garlic, spices and ripe tomatoes, is simmered to perfection as ordained by his ...

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Devin Tappan, 30, 32 Kinsley St., Apt. 1, Nashua

Nashua murder suspect’s competency hearing pushed to June

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NASHUA – Lawyers for Devin Tappan, the 30-year-old Nashua man charged with killing his Kinsley Street neighbor in January, have been granted their recent request to move the hearing to address Tappan’s competency to early June. According to documents in Tappan’s file at Nashua district ...

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Kathleen Frank, of Renaissance Glassworks, describes the process of making glass art April 27 before Picker Collaborative Artists hosts its Spring Open Studio Event on April 29.

Nashua artists collective to host open house Saturday

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NASHUA – Picker Collaborative Artists will host its second open house since relocating to a mill on Pine Street, and this time they’re all settled in and ready to share their wares. The collective of artists and artisans, many of whom were previously located at the nearby Picker Building, ...

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Gun stolen from Nashua recovered in Manchester

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MANCHESTER – A Manchester woman was arrested Wednesday for allegedly threatening another woman with a pistol, according to police, which led officers to a firearm reported stolen out of Nashua. Iris Maldonado, 30, of 44 West St., Manchester, was taken into custody by the city’s police ...

BOS OKs office fix, cruiser donation

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HUDSON – The Board of Selectmen accepted a donation for a police vehicle and a bid to repair the office building at Benson Park on Tuesday night. The police cruiser, valued at $21,032, was donated by the National Insurance Crime Bureau, Police Chief Jason Lavoie said. The vehicle, which he ...

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Louis Spaulding, 45, 3 Norton Street, Nashua

Nashua man charged in burglary, sex-offender registry violation

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NASHUA – A resident of Nashua’s French Hill neighborhood was taken into custody Monday, police said, following a four-month investigation into a burglary at a city residence. Louis Spaulding, 45, of 3 Norton St., was allegedly found to be in possession of some of the items that were ...

Pets rescued, no injuries reported in French Hill apartment fire

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NASHUA – Nobody was hurt and firefighters succeeded in rescuing two dogs and two cats from a fire that broke out in the kitchen of a French Hill apartment Wednesday afternoon, officials said. Nashua Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Glen MacDonald said crews were called at about 4 p.m. to an apartment ...

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Shaun Jerome, age 39, of no fixed address

Nashua man charged in April 11 robbery

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NASHUA – A physical struggle during which Nashua resident Shaun Jerome allegedly grabbed a woman’s arm and took her purse when she refused to give him money has led to Jerome’s arrest on robbery and theft charges, police said. Jerome, 39, of no fixed address, was arrested this week by ...

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Bounhange Tang, age 22, of 1577 Varnum Street, Lowell

Former Nashua pharmacy tech facing 20 counts of identity fraud

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NASHUA – A UMass-Lowell student who until recently worked as a technician at a Nashua pharmacy has been charged with 20 felony counts of identity fraud, based on allegations that he copied customers’ credit card information then purchased items at stores and online, police said. Bounhange ...