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Opening statements in Grace Wight negligent homicide trial

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MANCHESTER – The defense attorney in the Grace Wight negligent homicide trial on Tuesday delivered a scathing assessment of investigators’ work on the fatal 2016 auto-pedestrian crash in Lyndeborough, and the widower of the victim recounted through tears the moment he learned she had died ...

Merrimack still eyeing full-day K

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MERRIMACK – Merrimack School District administrators, teachers and parents (known collectively as the kindergarten task force) gathered at Merrimack High School for the Board of Education meeting Tuesday night and gave their third presentation on the prospect of full-day kindergarten for the ...

Nashua woman arrested for larceny, escaping police custody

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A Nashua woman wearing “multiple jackets, men’s jeans and sneakers on the wrong feet” was arrested in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, early Tuesday morning, following the alleged theft of a motor vehicle, according to John Guilfoil, a spokesman for Tyngsborough Police. The woman, Katie ...

Litchfield PD nabs Nashuan

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With the help of state and Hudson police officers, Litchfield Police were able to arrest a Nashua man on felony and misdemeanor charges. Early Tuesday morning at about 12:30 a.m., the Litchfield Police Department attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop on Derry Road on a white Chevrolet ...

Milestone Met at Paradise North

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MERRIMACK – When you can’t go south, you can always go to Paradise North in Merrimack for casual, upscale drinks and dining. The eatery features a tropical atmosphere with both eclectic small-plate “tapa” bites or larger plates prepared from scratch. Owner, manager and entertainer ...

River Casino & Sports Bar donates to Nashua Children’s Home

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NASHUA – David Villiotti, the executive director of Nashua Children’s Home, announced recently that fundraising efforts for 2017 were helped by the River Casino and Sports Bar’s contribution of $8,342.10. That donation brings the grand total of contributions for their 10-year relationship ...

Teen’s negligent homicide trial begins

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MANCHESTER – After viewing three locations pertinent to the case on Thursday, jurors in the negligent homicide trial of Lyndeborough resident Grace Wight are scheduled to hear the lawyers’ opening statements when court convenes today. Proceedings will get underway in the morning, but as of ...

Family: Hospital error leads to HIV exposure

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NASHUA – Eugene Devoyd, 86, and his adult son, Chris, are playing a grim waiting game after they were both exposed to HIV due to an error at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. “It’s not right,” Chris Devoyd said Monday. Eugene Devoyd, 86, is a retired graphic designer who deals with ...

Felony assault among charges filed against Nashuan

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NASHUA – Police say a local woman landed in the hospital and her alleged assailant was taken into custody following a Sunday evening domestic disturbance at an undisclosed city address. Jonathan Coffin, 55, of 47 Temple St., was charged with one felony and two misdemeanor offenses, police ...

Merrimack PD looks into auto-pedestrian crash

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MERRIMACK – Police are continuing their investigation into the circumstances of the auto-pedestrian crash on Turkey Hill Road that sent a 54-year-old man to the hospital with serious injuries. Police said Richard Whipple, of 2 Den Ave., “entered the roadway” to assist a motorist when he ...

Pumpkin Festival’s future eyed

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MILFORD – The Pumpkin Festival receive more attention at the town budget and bond hearing Monday night than did a proposal for major fire station upgrades and the town operating budget. There is a total of $23,000 for the annual festival and holiday decorations in Article 17 of the town ...

Six busted in drug sweep

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NASHUA – Six people are facing prison time after they were caught up in another Granite Shield bust. Granite Shield is the grant-funded program that allows police departments like Nashua to take on the drug trade in an effort to stem the tide amidst the opioid addiction crisis. Police said ...

Saint-Gobain still negotiating a resolution

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MERRIMACK – Merrimack’s town council and Town Manager Eileen Cabanel reached out to Gov. Chris Sununu in an effort to resolve the water contamination issue that has required 37 homes with private wells to use bottled water. The town has not received an official reply from the governor to ...

Musical at Derry Opera House a hit

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Over the weekend, STEPs presented “Chicago” at the Derry Opera House. The well-known musical features the story of a would-be-starlet, Roxie Hart, in the roaring 1920s, in prison for murder. Outshining, the well-known Velma Kelley to keep her name in the papers becomes Roxie’s primary ...

Another try at full-day kindergarten

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MILFORD – For the second year in a row, kindergarten promises to be a big topic at school budget hearings. The public hearing for the school district budget and other warrant article, including one for $582,500 to expand the kindergarten program to full day, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 16 in ...

MLK’s legacy lives on at Nashua’s First Baptist Church

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NASHUA – Rev. Margaret Lewis knows the mission is not yet accomplished. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. may have lit the fire, but there’s still work to be done to make the civil rights’ leader’s dream come true. Hundreds gathered at Nashua’s First Baptist Church Saturday night to discuss ...

Whatever happened to Nashua’s Main Street Memorial Bridge?

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The men behind the proposal to build not only an attractive, modern auto and pedestrian bridge across the Nashua River, but to make it a grandiose, sweeping structure loaded with amenities, touted it as a giant step in Nashuans’ quest to become “the City Beautiful.” Designed by noted ...

Sam’s Clubs to close some stores

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Thousands of workers nationwide could be without a job after Walmart announced Thursday that more than 60 Sam’s Club stores are set to close. The Seabrook Sam’s Club at 11 Batchelder Road, is one of those. Manchester’s location was shuttered last year. Only two New Hampshire locations ...