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St. Patrick’s Day fisticuffs for area PAL

NASHUA – To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Nashua and Manchester Police Athletic Leagues are putting up their dukes for an event that will bring boxing to Nashua Community College. On March 14, they will host an event to engage the community and raise money for the programs they run ...

Fighting Hunger

NASHUA – “A lot of people are really surprised to learn that 40 percent of the kids in the Nashua Public Schools are getting free or reduced lunch – that’s a huge number.” Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter Executive Director Michael Reinke said. With the shelter working to expand ...

The things he carried

NASHUA – Local mail carrier Jimmy James Beaupre decided to discover his roots when his wife bought him an Ancestry.com kit for Father’s Day last year, and after receiving the results, grew his family tree a bit larger. Growing up, Beaupre knew little to nothing about his biological father, ...

Students explore nature

Editor’s Note: This is part of a continuing series of articles from Nashua High School South senior Abbey Rowe, who is www the adventures of nearly 70 local high school students on their trip to Hawaii. Day 8 Today was a really cool day. Some got to go on an eco tour, while others relaxed ...

21 animals removed from Hudson property

HUDSON – A lot of animals were seized down a little side street in town concerning an animal neglect case. After an investigation by the Hudson Police Animal Control Division in conjunction with the state of New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, a search warrant was served Wednesday at 6 ...

Local charged with exposing child to drugs

NASHUA – Charles Daye, the Nashua resident facing various drug-related charges that include allegations he exposed a 1-year-old child to a near-fatal dose of fentanyl, remains in jail awaiting an opening in Nashua’s Adult Drug Court, according to a review of his case heard in court ...

Teeboom makes case over coffee

NASHUA – A Wednesday discussion with Board of Aldermen candidate Fred Teeboom saw him touch on several subjects, including his ongoing court case against the city and tax assessments. Teeboom shared coffee with some voters at jajaBelle’s Pastry & Coffee Shop at noon Wednesday, while ...

Pot-ability

CONCORD (AP) – New Hampshire lawmakers on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to legalizing recreational marijuana, dismissing public safety and health concerns on a path to join scores of other states that have passed similar cannabis measures. Lawmakers voted 209-147 in favor of the bill ...

Local to plead in theft of $4,000 of leggings

NASHUA The Lawrence, Massachusetts woman charged in 2017 with the theft of thousands of dollars worth of women’s leggings from a Victoria’s Secret store in Nashua has agreed to plead guilty to one felony offense in exchange for a suspended prison sentence. Yesenia Torres, 44, entered a ...

The root of the problem

NASHUA – With the city’s infrastructure aging, property owners who encounter issues involving their sewer and drainage systems are left to address individual problems. While city officials work to replace main lines, property owners are responsible for the lateral lines that extend to ...

The dying art of cursive writing

By GRACE PECCI Staff Writer NASHUA – Will students leave New Hampshire public schools without knowing how to sign their names in the traditional cursive manner? This was one of the questions brought to the forefront during a recent Nashua Board of Education Curriculum and Evaluation ...

Homeowner sued by Nashua for $108,600

NASHUA – When Richard Jean decided to add a three-season porch to his 3 Cherokee Ave. home in 2016, city officials said, he went to City Hall to apply for the requisite permit. Roughly two weeks later, the officials said, they approved Jean’s plans and issued him his permit – in what ...

Firefighters respond to blaze at Fox Hollow Drive

HUDSON – Fire personnel had their hands full Wednesday afternoon when crews responded to a residential building fire at Fox Hollow Drive. The roadway was blocked while fire trucks extended their ladders toward the smoke pouring out of the top of the building. Crews broke through a window on ...

House votes to allow gun-free school zones

CONCORD (AP) New Hampshire’s House on Wednesday voted to allow school districts to create gun-free zones over opponents’ arguments that such areas would be a target for potential shooters and subject parents and others who carry guns for protection to further scrutiny. The bill survived ...

Penny savers

NASHUA – Every February, the students and teachers at Main Dunstable Elementary School perform the Presidents Day Penny Drive to collect funds for those in need. Whether it be students who are sick, or nonprofit organizations geared to benefit the community on a broader spectrum, the drive ...

PAC: A work in progress

NASHUA – With the Performing Arts Center scheduled to open by early 2021, city officials continue working to collect $4 million worth of private funding to support the project, which they maintain could bring more than 70,000 people to downtown Nashua per year. Nashua Director of Economic ...

BAE Systems Women celebrate 24 graduates

NASHUA – The BAE Systems Women in Technology Program celebrated the graduation of 24 high school girls at the Sky Meadow Country Club in Nashua. This 16-week program, which is organized by BAE Systems engineers, gives young women a chance to explore careers in the science, technology, ...

Fun in the sun

Editor’s Note: This is part of a continuing series of articles from Nashua High School South senior Abbey Rowe, who is one of nearly 70 local high school students on their trip to Hawaii. Day 6 Today, we went to the Polynesian Culture Center. All of us went into it thinking it would be ...

Indictments for several area residents

NASHUA – Men and women who allegedly committed crimes as recently as mid-January and as far back as 2013 were indicted this week by the grand jury for the February term of Hillsborough County Superior Court-South. An indictment is not an indication, or proof of, guilt, but represents the ...

Wind storm causes outages

NASHUA – With winds gusting as high as 44 miles per hour in Nashua during Monday’s wind storm, residents saw outages in power throughout the state. With the weather creating problems for residents beginning on Sunday, electricity companies worked tirelessly to keep up with the storm ...