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Man accused of kidnapping son found

BOSTON (AP) – Police in Massachusetts say a man accused of kidnapping his 1-year-old son has been located in Mexico. Lowell Police said Monday that 37-year-old Fillemom De Lima, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, is being held by Mexican authorities at an immigration detention center. De Lima ...

Threatening note leads to 2 school’s dismissals

BEDFORD (AP) – A New Hampshire school district says it’s dismissed all students at a high school and middle school because of a threatening note. WMUR-TV reports Superintendent Mike Fournier told parents that school officials received a note about 10 a.m. Monday that threatened harm at a ...

3rd season of ‘North Woods Law’ to debut

CONCORD (AP) – A third season of “North Woods Law” featuring New Hampshire’s Fish and Game Department conservation officers is about to start. The premiere episode, scheduled Tuesday on Animal Planet, shows officers responding to a call about an endangered rattlesnake; an ATV festival ...

Boys & Girls Club working on art exhibit

NASHUA – Members of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nashua have been working hard all year to complete projects for an art exhibition that will take place next weekend at the Nashua Public Library. The Boys and Girls Club of America hosts the National Fine Arts Exhibit annually, which ...

Let it grow: Organizations team up to bring organic gardening series to city

NASHUA – With the hopes of creating a community that is self-reliant, while supporting ecologically sound food production, Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire, Grow Nashua, ReGenerative Roots Association and The Greater Nashua Food Council have teamed up to bring “Feeding ...

Lighting the way

MILFORD – After taking over Alene Candles 10 years ago, business partners Rod Harl and Ted Goldberg are now producing almost seven times the number of candles the company made when ownership changed hands at the end of 2008. The company, which emits a sweet-smelling fragrance from its ...

Student discipline data is in

NASHUA – In the last few months, Nashua School District Superintendent Jahmal Mosley has been collaborating with the principals of Nashua’s three middle schools and two high schools to get data on student discipline, as requested by Board of Education member Howard Coffman. During the ...

Elbit Systems plays role in engineering border security tech

NASHUA – Security at the country’s borders has been an ongoing discussion for years, but recent technology is helping make strides in helping to keep the border safe. Merrimack’s Elbit Systems of America plays a fundamental role in engineering this technology. In February 2014, the ...

Nashua Solid Waste Dept. closed Monday

NASHUA – The Nashua Solid Waste Department and the Four Hills Landfill/Nashua Recycling Center will be closed on Monday for the Presidents Day holiday. All trash and recyclables collections will be delayed for one day throughout the week following the holiday. Operations will resume Tuesday ...

N.H. enters settlement with Walgreens

CONCORD – New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald said Friday the state entered two separate agreements with Walgreens Boots Alliance and Walgreen Co. for allegations of fraudulent over-dispensing of insulin pens to Medicaid beneficiaries and for violations under the Medicaid False ...

Mass. man sentenced on fentanyl charges

CONCORD – Victor Soto, 38, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, was sentenced to serve 46 months in prison for fentanyl trafficking, U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said. According to court documents and statements made in court, Manchester police officers acquired reliable information that the ...

How it works

NASHUA – In March, residents in Nashua will have the opportunity to step inside the workings of the city. Beginning March 4 and culminating with a June 3 workshop the first 50 individuals to sign up for the Nashua City Academy will learn how things work throughout the city. That workshop is ...

Teeboom, Clemons to clash at library

By ADAM URQUHART Staff Writer NASHUA – City residents will have the opportunity to pose questions to both candidates looking to fill the vacant seat on the Board of Aldermen at the Nashua Public Library next week. The League of Women Voters New Hampshire-Greater Nashua is hosting this ...

High speed chase

HUDSON – A pending felony arrest warrant appears to be the motivation behind a Nashua man’s alleged attempt to elude police, which triggered Wednesday’s four-town pursuit on both sides of the New Hampshire-Massachusetts border. Arrested after crashing his nearly tireless Toyota Camry ...

Car dealer convicted of theft

BRENTWOOD – The first of what could become a series of Superior Court jury trials for disgraced former classic car dealer Stephan Condodemetraky ended Wednesday with a jury verdict of guilty on one count of felony theft. The charge was one of eight Condodemetraky faced in Rockingham County ...

‘Selfies’ and online posts prove alleged felon’s downfall

PELHAM – Police apparently chose the right bait when they set out to reel in an alleged felon wanted in New Hampshire and two other states. Joseph Giroux, 41, who police said briefly lived in Pelham last year, had been sought since he was bailed on a nearly $300,000 bond from the Sarasota ...

Fighting opioids from the frontline

NASHUA – While the opioid crisis continues to claim lives across the country, Nashua saw a 23 percent decrease in opioid overdose deaths since the November 2016 start of the Safe Stations program. However, this collaborative, community-wide effort does not operate for free. So many gathered ...

EPA releases PFAS action plan

MERRIMACK – Federal regulators on Thursday released a plan to contain the hazardous PFAS chemicals found near the Saint Gobain Performance Plastics plant, but officials representing New Hampshire in Washington, D.C. remain skeptical. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its ...

Hudson’s Chief Lavoie abruptly retires

By DEAN SHALHOUP Senior Staff Writer HUDSON – Questions surrounding the seemingly abrupt retirement Tuesday of longtime police Chief Jason Lavoie remained unanswered Wednesday, leaving many in town wondering why Lavoie would cap a nearly 28-year career with such a hasty exit. The Board of ...