Community News

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 ...

Conviction for selling fatal fentanyl gets 12 to 24 years

NASHUA – William Luna, the 45-year-old former Lowell, Massachusetts, man convicted in December of drug-related offenses that include selling the fentanyl that caused a Pelham man to overdose and die, was dealt a State Prison term of 12 to 24 years, with five years suspended, at Wednesday’s ...

Voter residency law changed

CONCORD (AP) – A New Hampshire law that will make residency a condition of voting in the state unconstitutionally restricts students’ right to vote, the American Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday in a lawsuit. Under current law, New Hampshire is the only state that doesn’t require ...

Substitute shortage is confronted

NASHUA – During the Monday Nashua Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Jahmal Mosley announced to the board that the district’s Human Resources Department hired 55 substitute teachers, along with and five substitute paraprofessionals. Mosley and Nashua School District Director of ...

100 Women Who Care join forces to aid others

NASHUA – Last month, 100 women came together, each equipped with blank $100 checks and a goal in mind to raise $10,000 for a local nonprofit organization. And that’s exactly what they did. Marguerite’s Place, a nonprofit that provides women and their children with safe transitional ...

Marguerite’s Place celebrates 25 years in Nashua

NASHUA – As 2019 progresses, staff members at Marguerite’s Place are spending the year recognizing 25 years of hard work from dedicated employees, countless volunteers, the community and most importantly, the residents themselves. Marguerite’s Place was established in 1994 by two Grey ...

Santa Fund

NASHUA – The 2018 Santa Fund served more than 2,500 area children this past holiday season, and is already gearing up for 2019. Three area agencies benefit from the funds raised during this community fundraiser. These include Milford SHARE Outreach, Front Door Agency and The Salvation Army ...

N.H. health care worker shortage

NASHUA – New Hampshire faces a shortage of more than 2,000 health care workers, so medical professionals and government leaders are trying to address the problem. These shortages extend their reach to every county across the Granite State and are limiting access to services. This is why a ...

Man held after second drug-related arrest in four days

NASHUA – When a police officer patrolling Main Street allegedly noticed Craig Harper texting while briefly stopped at a red light, he pulled him over, presumably to warn him against the practice. However, when the officer noticed a cut straw “in plain view,” and got Harper’s ...

Suspect in alleged cutting-tool attack ordered to counseling

NASHUA – The man charged with felony criminal threatening for allegedly going after a couple with a rotary cutting tool in a downtown parking lot has been released from jail with orders to continue treatment and stay out of trouble. John Wilcox, 47, of 32 Willow St., Apt. A, was jailed on ...

Trial for Woodburn to take place this summer

LANCASTER (AP) – The trial of a former New Hampshire state senator charged with domestic violence is expected to take place this summer. Jeff Woodburn, of Whitefield, pleaded not guilty last year to nine charges, including simple assault, domestic violence and criminal mischief stemming ...

Sununu back from World Summit trip

CONCORD (AP) – New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu is back from Dubai after a five-day trip in which he led a discussion at the World Government Summit on education and promoted the FIRST Global robotics competition. Sununu joined inventor Dean Kamen in the United Arab Emirates to announce that ...