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Hollis mourns Vahrij Manoukian

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HOLLIS – “You say the name Vahrij in New Hampshire – there’s only one face that comes to mind, and so many people know him,” said Andrew Gyorda, a pharmacist at Hollis Pharmacy and General Store. Pharmacist, selectman, political insider and friend, Vahrij Manoukian died Thursday ...

Arts Festival coming to Main Street

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NASHUA – Positive Street Art members are gearing up for their fifth Annual Downtown Arts Fest, and after outgrowing their previous venue, they will be taking the celebration to Main Street next weekend. “We’re excited that it’s our fifth year and that we’re taking it to Main Street ...

Barnaby scheduled to plea in double murder

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NASHUA – Anthony Barnaby is scheduled to plead next week to charges related to his role in the 1988 brutal stabbing deaths of Brenda Warner and Charlene Ranstrom. Assistant Attorney General Susan Morrell confirmed Thursday that Barnaby, 51, will appear in the Hillsborough Superior ...

Pook to plead guilty

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CONCORD – Former St. Paul’s School teacher David Pook is due to plead guilty today to charges related to his relationship with a student. Pook, 47, of Warner, is charged with two counts of witness tampering and two counts of perjury. New Hampshire Assistant Attorney General Jane Young ...

Gate City Brewfest on tap Saturday

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NASHUA – Craft beer, hot wings, music and games are expected to draw thousands to Nashua’s Holman Stadium this weekend for the sixth annual Gate City Brewfest & Wing Competition. The event is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at the stadium, 67 Amherst St. Tickets are $35 the day of the ...

Car show Sunday to remember NCC grad

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NASHUA – When Stacie Greenwood learned of her friend AJ Dodge’s suicide in December, she wanted to channel her grief into something positive. She and Dodge, whose obituary described him as a “car guy,” had volunteered together at car shows. A mechanic at VIN Auto in Milford, and a 2015 ...

New Hampshire students protest guns

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CONCORD – With yet another academic year right around the corner, some New Hampshire students remain concerned about the possibility of gun violence in their schools. A small, but vocal group of teenagers from across the state joined forces in the lobby of the Legislative Office Building in ...

Barnaby to plead guilty in double-murder

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NASHUA — Anthony Barnaby is scheduled to plead guilty next week to charges related to his role in the 1988 brutal stabbing deaths of Brenda Warner and Charlene Ranstrom. Assistant Attorney General Susan Morrell confirmed Thursday that Barnaby will appear in the Hillsborough Superior Court - ...

School district security work nearly done

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NASHUA — Standing at the end of the driveway, waving as a yellow school bus drives away with their child sitting next to other small backpack-clad children has been the quintessential back-to-school reality for parents across the country for years. However, with a recent spate of tragedies ...

Ledge Street Elementary School principal on listening tour

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NASHUA – Chas Miller believes that Ledge Street Elementary School is on the verge of something great. As the new principal at Ledge Street, he comes in during a time of some instability after several changes in school leadership during the course of a year. However, he said Wednesday he ...

New Hampshire crafts spending plan for opioid response grant

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CONCORD (AP) – New Hampshire is seeking federal approval to create a regional hub system to help people struggling with addiction move along a pathway from treatment and recovery to self-sufficiency. The state is eligible for nearly $46 million in federal grants over two years to combat the ...

Utility work ongoing

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Contractors perform utility work at the intersection of Factory and Main streets in Nashua on Wednesday. According to the city’s Division of Public Works, contractors should soon complete the task.

City wants ‘grant writer’ suit tossed

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NASHUA – Dana Lawrence, the former volunteer grant writer now finishing her sentence for a federal identity theft conviction, argued in court on Wednesday that her $5 million lawsuit against city officials ought to be allowed to continue. “I’ve been waiting a long time to be heard,” ...

Nursing assistant charged with witness tampering

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HOLLIS – Jessica Vazquez, 28, of Nashua, faces charges of witness tampering, a Class B felony. On Aug. 4, members of the Hollis Police Department were contacted by an elderly couple regarding an excess of $5,000 being stolen from their bank account. Officers eventually determined that ...

End of Summer Picnic

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Kathy Parker, right, loads sausage onto Kaye Tyler’s plate as they make their way around the tables during the Wednesday Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce End of Summer Picnic and Member Appreciation BBQ. Pulled pork and hot dogs were available for folks to enjoy.

‘North Woods Law’ returns

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CONCORD (AP) – Scene-stealing snakes, bears, turkeys and lobsters all make an appearance in the latest season of a television program featuring New Hampshire’s Fish and Game conservation officers. “North Woods Law” returns to the Animal Planet cable network on Sunday at 9 ...

Historical society presents program

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NASHUA – The Nashua Historical Society will be presenting a program on the Restoration of the American Chestnut Tree. It is set for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at 5 Abbott St., Nashua. Join wildlife biologist Curt Laffin as he discusses the history, demise and restoration of the American chestnut ...

Fishermen will be reimbursed

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NASHUA – U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., the lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, said the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will completely reimburse New Hampshire and New England fishermen for costly at-sea ...

City moving forward on Ultima building

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NASHUA – After decades of planning and advocacy by city leaders, the 1.8-mile stretch of road known as the Broad Street Parkway opened in Nashua’s Millyard area at a cost of $80 million in December 2015. Nearly three years later, a dispute regarding property the city took through eminent ...

City of Nashua to regulate chickens

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NASHUA – “Why did the chicken cross the road?” This is a question officials in Nashua hope to avoid answering, as members of the Board of Aldermen are considering an ordinance to regulate urban chickens. There also should not be any roosters crowing to awaken residents in the morning ...