Community News

Chocolate Stroll

NASHUA – Calling all chocolate connoisseurs: the fourth annual Downtown Chocolate Stroll is hitting the streets of Nashua from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. This year, just about 20 locations along Main Street, Pearl Street and Railroad Square will be offering chocolates in various forms, from ...

Woman charged with theft

NASHUA – When Hudson police charged Nashua resident Kristen Antonetty with theft Sunday for allegedly trying to steal underwear from Walmart, they also arrested her on an outstanding warrant for her alleged failure to appear in court on several other offenses. While Antonetty, 30, of 12 ...

N.H. marijuana bill gets public hearing

CONCORD (AP) – New Hampshire lawmakers considering whether to legalize recreational marijuana heard Tuesday from supporters arguing such a move is long overdue and opponents urging them to resist pressure from surrounding states. Ten states have legalized recreational marijuana – ...

Service Credit Union promotes Brannan

PORTSMOUTH – Service Credit Union is pleased to announce that Hayley Brannan, most recently assistant manager of the company’s Contact Center, has been promoted to Contact Center Manager. Brannan joined SCU in 2010 and has a history of member service experience stemming back to 2008. She ...

Fuel Assistance is taking applicants

NASHUA — Southern New Hampshire Services’ Fuel Assistance program is taking applications through April 30 to help renters and homeowners pay for past or future energy use, according to agency Deputy Director Ryan Clouthier. Applications are taken throughout Hillsborough and Rockingham ...

Woman arrested in investigation in 2016 death

NASHUA – The police investigation into the 2016 drug overdose that claimed the life of a young woman in Nashua has yielded an arrest, police said Tuesday. Lindsey Tierno, 29, of 15 Gillis St., is charged with one count of falsifying physical evidence, a felony, for allegedly “removing ...

Mitten Tree Drive raises more than $4,000 for food bank

NASHUA – Recently, the offices of Merrimack County Savings Bank and Meredith Village Savings Bank collected gloves, hats, mittens and scarves for their annual Mitten Tree Drives. During these events, the banks collect winter items and will match every item with a donation of $2, which went ...

Trial begins today for local woman facing theft charges

NASHUA – Testimony is scheduled to begin today in the trial of Christine Fernandez, a 38-year-old local woman facing two felony charges stemming from her alleged theft and resale of a ring worth more than $1,500. The Superior Court jury that will hear the trial was seated Monday, as was ...

Police investigating Hooksett deaths

CONCORD — New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald, State Police Col. Christopher J. Wagner, and Hooksett Police Chief Janet Bouchard on Tuesday announced additional information regarding an ongoing investigation into two suspicious deaths in Hooksett. Monday, Hooksett police ...

YMCA outreach assists veterans

NASHUA – The Manchester Veterans Affairs Medical Center has come a long way through the last 20 years to offer a comprehensive health care system for veterans, and representatives were at the YMCA of Greater Nashua Saturday morning to inform veterans of how they can help them. The VA ...

Gallery at The Wall

NASHUA – For the last couple of months, students from the Nashua School District, the Adult Learning Center and Clearway Alternative High School have been nose deep in art projects for the Gallery at the Wall. Gallery at the Wall will be located at Rotary Common Park, Home of the Reflection ...

Nashua man pleads ‘no contest’

NASHUA – About a month ago, just before a scheduled hearing on his motion to suppress evidence in his child sex abuse image possession case, Nashua resident Robert Catanzano Jr. came forward and proposed a plea agreement to prosecutors. After pondering their options, Assistant County ...

Nashuan closing in on supercentenarian status at age 108

I knew the minute I started reading colleague Grace Pecci’s feature story on the remarkable Maery Moriarty Cacace that I’d soon be digging in several directions to see what else I could find about our Nashua-born supercentenarian. Well, technically, Maery – sometimes she’s referred to ...

Groundhog Breakfast gathers crucial funds

NASHUA – A groundhog will emerge from its burrow today to determine whether spring will arrive early or if winter will persist for another six weeks. Friday, Pennichuck Chuck helped determine how many kids will be sent to summer camp at the Granite State Groundhog Gathering Breakfast. The ...

Well Read

NASHUA – What do a police officer, a school board member, a firefighter and the “Tooth Fairy” have in common? The four of them spent time on Friday reading to Mount Pleasant Elementary School students to celebrate World Read Aloud Day. “It’s always nice to bring in people from the ...

My Brother’s Keeper grants available

NASHUA – Mayor Jim Donchess and members of the My Brother’s Keeper board proudly announced the Nashua MBK Mini Grant Program Thursday afternoon. In building off the board’ continued work, this program intends to cultivate partnerships across agencies and sectors in the city with three ...

Clemons will face Teeboom

NASHUA – Friday was the final day for candidates to file for a run at taking a vacant seat on the Board of Aldermen, and just two candidates have come forward to fill the role. Ben Clemons and Fred Teeboom will face off to fill the vacancy. Both have prior experience serving on the board, ...

New scholarship fund for engineering students

NASHUA – New Hampshire students interested in pursuing a career in engineering will soon be eligible for the Norman F. and Marilyn W. Jones Scholarship Fund, a new fund through the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Founded in 1962, the organization is recognized as New Hampshire’s ...

ASD students named scholarship candidates

NASHUA – Four seniors from the Academy for Science and Design Charter School (ASD) are among the 4,500 candidates in the 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2019. The ...

A dream written

MERRIMACK – Amanda Sylvester had a dream six years ago that stuck with her, and she has since turned it into a book that published last week:“Majka.” Sylvester dreamt the first scene of the book, the prologue, and when she told one of her daughters about this vivid dream she had awoken ...