Community News

Brian McCarthy’s memory lives on

NASHUA – The key to the city of Nashua was gifted to Gloria McCarthy, widow of the late Alderman Brian McCarthy, Tuesday night during a special Board of Aldermen meeting. Officials recognized McCarthy for his dedication and service to the city during his 25 years of public servitude. It was ...

Busy night for Board of Aldermen

By ADAM URQUHART Staff Writer NASHUA – After attending three separate Tuesday meetings, members of the Board of Aldermen decided to pass a resolution relative to addressing a dilapidated building on West Hollis Street. Officials authorized the sale of 38 ½ W. Hollis St. to NeighborWorks ...

N.H. Girls Inc gets $25K for sports programs

MANCHESTER (AP) – Girls Inc. of New Hampshire has received a $25,000 grant to implement sports programs. The KidCents Regional Grant funds out-of-school-time programs focused on children’s nutrition, physical fitness, and academic success. It also supports nonprofits committed to ...

Chaos & Kindness

MERRIMACK – The secret that leaders from Recycled Percussion, junk rock band phenom, would perform at Merrimack High School was squelched until the Las Vegas celebrities commandeered the school’s loudspeaker. Famed musicians Justin Spencer and Ryan Vezina also are stars of “Chaos & ...

New safety alert system for schools

“If we can’t put our kids on a school bus and truly believe that they’re going to be safe, then nothing else matters,” Gov. Chris Sununu said in his State of the State Address, a year ago this week. “Our goal is simple – to make New Hampshire’s schools the safest in the ...

Convicted assailant up for parole

CONCORD – Of the 26 cases the state’s Adult Parole Board is scheduled to hear on Thursday, the name of one inmate on the list is certain to evoke a lot of unpleasant memories for many residents of the greater Wilton-Lyndeborough area. The name is Peter Gage, the now 85-year-old former ...

Nashua residents running for a cure in Boston Marathon

NASHUA – There are numerous reasons someone may choose to run a marathon. For some it’s a physical challenge to accomplish, for others it’s an outlet for emotion. For three Nashua residents, it’s an opportunity to be part of something bigger than themselves. On April 15, more ...

Snowmobile crash on Lake Potanipo

BROOKLINE – A Massachusetts man sustained severe injuries after a snowmobile rolled onto him Sunday afternoon. Just before 4 p.m., New Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation Officers learned of a single snowmobile crash on Lake Potanipo in Brookline. The man operating the snowmobile was ...

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 ...