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A taste of firefighting: Camp shows women skills of fire service

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CONCORD – Don’t call them firemen. Seventeen young women have given up a week of their midsummer break to see if they can take the heat that comes with working as a firefighter. Nashua Fire Rescue Lt. Jess Wyman runs Camp Fully Involved. It provides hands-on experiences for young women ...

For bragging rights

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NASHUA – New England’s connection to the boxing world is firmly attached to fights and fighters from Lowell and Brockton, Mass., and to iconic bouts such as the one between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston in Lewiston, Maine, in 1965. And now an equally charged and landmark fighting event is ...

A connection through clothing

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NASHUA – A mutual connection revolving around clothing inspired two friends to become business partners. Kami Harris and Danielle Skelley are co-owners of Camaraderie, the business they opened together in downtown Nashua. They cut the ribbon just days ago at the grand opening of their store ...

National Night Out event brings city’s neighbors together

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NASHUA – Nashua will participate once again in National Night Out, a program designed to bring neighborhoods together. The event gives people a chance “to get to know your neighbor,” said Ed Lecius, Nashua police commissioner and Lions Club member. The free event will run from 5-8 p.m. ...

Hollis man indicted on four charges

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HOLLIS – A Hollis man has been indicted on four charges stemming from an investigation that began in February after a report of a domestic disturbance and the sound of gunfire at his residence. The Hillsborough County South Superior Court’s indictments against Brian Vickers, 38, of 11 ...

Town looks at feasibility of addition

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MERRIMACK – The Merrimack School District plans to reach out to an architectural firm with the goal of developing a feasibility report about the potential construction of an addition onto Merrimack High School that would house the district’s administrative and special education offices. In ...

Nashua hosts ComicFest

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Wendy Johnson brought her 12-year-old granddaughter to ComicFest at Nashua Public Library Saturday, and though she admits she’s not into the “comic book scene” there was one particular attraction that drew her attention – a Spider-Man costume made in 1964. The 53-year-old costume, about ...

Raising walls

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NASHUA – Volunteers on Saturday morning helped lift walls, one more than 54 feet long, for a Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity project site at 42 Chestnut St. The walls are for a new two-family residence to serve as affordable housing in the neighborhood. But more important than the walls, ...

Students get a second chance

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NASHUA – As Michael McQuilkin walked to his office at Nashua High School South on a recent day, his footsteps echoed through the usually bustling halls. Beams of light snuck around window curtains in one of the classrooms as he passed a small group of students who viewed a PowerPoint ...

In The Mix: ‘It’s Your Party’

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Drinks are on the house. It’s a phrase every partygoer enjoys hearing but when the party is at your house or at any convivial gathering, the drinks can get fancy. They might meet your guests wearing nothing but a veil of bubbles behind chilled glass, accessorized by slices of orange or a ...

Drug addiction treatment provider honored

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NASHUA – The treatment provider for the Hillsborough County South Adult Drug Court has been honored with two certificates of excellence. The Greater Nashua Mental Health Center received the certificates from the Matrix Institute on Addictions for its drug court program and its intensive ...

Residents complain about crowds at Baboosic Lake beach

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AMHERST – Town officials are beginning to talk about possibly capping attendance at the Baboosic Lake beach after residents complained to selectmen that it sometimes gets too crowded. “I was just amazed” at how many people were there over Fourth of July weekend, one woman said at the July ...

Florida man knocks out utility pole in Hudson

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HUDSON – An elderly Florida man struck a utility pole on on Kimball Hill Road on Thursday afternoon, knocking out power to the area, Hudson police said. Charles Grossman, 73, of Miramar Beach, Fla., reportedly lost control of his 2008 Kia as he was driving east on Kimball Hill Road around 3 ...

Police: BB gun used in threat in Hudson

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HUDSON – Reports of trouble at the Derry Road Circle K ended with police arresting an allegedly intoxicated Litchfield man armed with a BB gun. Brian Bell, 36, of 4 Finch Court, is being held on $5,000 cash bail after he was arrested early Friday morning on charges of driving while ...

Hudson man charged with running from police

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HUDSON – A Hudson man was arrested after he tried to escape arrest, going as fast as 100 mph before he lost control of his vehicle after a police pursuit. Kurt Hans Holving, 43, was spotted by police on Thursday afternoon driving a 2001 Toyota 4Runner on Belknap Road. Hudson Police Officer ...

Former Nashua man faces charges for sexting with teen

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NASHUA – A former Nashua resident who’s being held by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in now in trouble for allegedly soliciting sexually explicit photos from a teenage girl. Abdiel Ponce-Cuevas, 28, is charged with six counts of possessing sexually abusing images of a ...

Merrimack High seeks partnership for auto program

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MERRIMACK – The Merrimack School District is looking to partner with Manchester Community College to offer its high school students an automotive technology program. District administrators and staff from the college proposed the idea recently to the town’s School Board. The class, which ...