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The Ultima-Nimco building on Pine Street Ext. is now city owned, though the former owner wants $25 million from city, state and federal agencies connected to the Broad Street Parkway after what he claims was an unjust eminent domain process.

Parkway lawsuit dismissed

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NASHUA – The $25 million lawsuit brought by a former manufacturing business in the millyard district was dismissed after a federal judge found for Nashua and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation this week. Ultima Nimco Industrial Corp. owner Anoosh Irvan Kiamanesh filed a lawsuit ...

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Nghia Huynh glances toward the visitor seats as a court officer prepares to escort him from court  following his sentencing hearing in December 2015. Huynh will be eligible for parole in August.

Sentence reduction denied in 2014 fatal crash case

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[/caption]NASHUA – While the court notes his good behavior in prison and “appreciates the gravity of the loss” that Nashua resident Nghia Huynh suffered when his teenage son was killed in the 2014 turnpike crash that resulted in criminal charges against him, a Superior Court judge ...

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Tyler Hardy describes the process of pruning peach trees at his Hollis farm. Certain conditions arose last year that decimated the peach crop in New England. So far this spring signs are pointing towards an improved season.

After year-long absence, local peaches on the rebound

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They called it the Valentines Day Massacre. When temperatures warmed last February, and into the spring, it may have brought relief to people weary of winter, but it is what happened to his budding trees that caused headaches for New England peach growers like Tyler Hardy of Hollis. Hardy said, ...

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From left, Board of Education members Robert Hallowell and David Murotake pictured during the March 27 board meeting.

Nashua school board addresses science standards

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NASHUA – Citing a changing landscape for education at the state and federal levels, school officials considered delaying consideration of the Next Generation Science Standards until summer 2018. The standards are “basically the update to the New Hampshire science standards, as voted ...

Nashua’s public health department gains national attention

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NASHUA – The city’s Division of Public Health and Community Service is the first in New Hampshire to gain national accreditation under the new Public Health Accreditation Board. “In the world of public health, this in an enormous accomplishment,” said Bobbie Bagley, Nashua’s director ...

Trial postponed in fatal motorcycle crash case

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NASHUA – Trial in the case of Romivel Cruz, the Nashua man charged with three offenses stemming from a 2015 crash that claimed the life of a Nashua motorcyclist, has been pushed back to this summer by request of the prosecutor. Cruz, 28, had been scheduled for trial the first week of ...

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Board of Education member Howard Coffman speaking at the March 27 board meeting.

New program would combine algebra, machining

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Another item that came out of the recent Nashua Board of Education Curriculum and Evaluation Committee was a motion to approve a pilot program for a trades-algebra course that combines algebra and machining, which the board unanimously passed Monday, March 27. Presented by Marianne Dustin, ...

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Mass. man arrested after peeling out of Merrimack PD parking lot

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MERRIMACK – A Massachusetts man was arrested Tuesday and charged with reckless conduct and reckless operation after police say he peeled out of the Merrimack Police Department parking lot. Authorities say Dereck Hoyt, 26, of Lawrence, Mass. nearly hit a police officer and a pedestrian as he ...

Vets invited to speak of challenges

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NASHUA – The New Hampshire Community Veterans Advisory Board is inviting current and former military personnel to join in a conversation about the challenges facing veterans and their families. The event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. March 29 at Harbor Homes, 45 High St. Organizers say ...

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Hampshire Hills owner Rick Holder plans to rebuild the Hampshire Dome and have it open this summer.

Hampshire Hills will rebuild Hampshire Dome

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MILFORD – It may take until July, but visitors to Hampshire Hills Athletic Club will see a new dome reconstructed on the site. Though no contract has been signed yet, operators of the Hampshire Dome, which collapsed after a storm earlier this month, are moving forward with plans to ...

More charges for Mass. woman in alleged Hudson stalking

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NASHUA – The Massachusetts woman arrested twice in February for allegedly stalking her ex-boyfriend, breaking into his Hudson residence and stealing a check from him found herself back behind bars last week, charged once again with contacting him in violation of a court order. Cheryl A. ...

Milford man charged with DWI in Nashua hit-and-run

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NASHUA – A 23-year-old Milford man was taken into custody late Friday night, shortly after Nashua police say he bolted from the officers who stopped his car near City Hall in connection with a hit-and-run crash moments earlier. Donovan Jannette-Hicks, of 18 Johnson St., Apt. C, was arraigned ...

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From left, Steve Mastrangelo, manager and owner of Paradise North, and executive chef Al Wilsey are shown at the new tapas restaurant and bar in Merrimack.

New tapas restaurant, raw bar opens in Merrimack

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MERRIMACK – A combination tapas, raw bar and cocktail lounge is new on the restaurant scene in Merrimack. “I have been formulating the menu for the past 20 years,” Steve Mastrangelo, manager and owner of Paradise North, located off Daniel Webster Highway near Exit 12, said March 21. ...

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Bus driver arrested for driving while high

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. – Complaints about the smell on a school bus got the driver busted for allegedly operating under the influence, according to police. The driver, Ali Mahfuz, 63, of Nashua, is charged with operating under the influence of drugs, operating negligently as to endanger and ...

Morning Edition host Rick Ganley and Eileen Brady, a social worker for the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter.
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Last call

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NASHUA – Eileen Brady, who has dedicated her life to helping others, is retiring after working at the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter for almost a quarter century. Brady will be honored at a retirement party at the Nashua Soup Kitchen on Quincy Street from 1-4 p.m. March 31. Brady, a nun ...

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Ernesto Rivera gives a thumbs-up as he leaves a 2015 court hearing around the time he was convicted of charges that sent him to prison for 30-plus years.

‘Career criminal’ Ernesto Rivera seeks to depose former attorney

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NASHUA – A newly-appointed lawyer for convicted career criminal Ernesto Rivera got a Superior Court judge’s OK last week to depose one of Rivera’s former attorneys, saying he will file a formal motion before May 1. Attorney Carl D. Olson told Judge Charles Temple that the deposition is ...

Springtime brings out bear concerns

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It’s barely spring, but the state’s wildlife officials are alerting backyard birders to take down feeders to keep black bears from getting too close to homes. “Den emergence by bears appears to be a couple of weeks earlier this year, and the upcoming stretch of mild spring weather will ...