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Lehto remembered in Nashua

NASHUA – While still coping with the sudden loss of one of their own, members of the Nashua Police Department came together – joining many law enforcement officers from other communities – to pay respect and say goodbye to the late Capt. Jonathan Lehto during his funeral on Tuesday. As ...

N.H. suing Sackler family

NASHUA – As people in New Hampshire continue to suffer or die from fentanyl, heroin and other opioids, state Deputy Attorney General Jane Young accuses the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma of deceiving the public to pocket billions of dollars. The complaint Young filed against ...

Rental costs are still on the rise

NASHUA – Monthly rent for a typical two-bedroom apartment in Greater Nashua is now $1,456, an increase of nearly $100 per month from just last year, according to data compiled by the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority. Furthermore, the authority states that in order to comfortably ...

School officials clarify Merrimack homework strategy

MERRIMACK – “Homework is very important. We recognize its importance and always have.” Despite not grading homework, Merrimack School District Superintendent Mark McLaughlin said officials do not overlook the activity’s importance. He spent time during Monday’s school board meeting ...

Nashua man arrested, accused of sexually assaulting young girl

NASHUA – Police maintain that about a month ago, a 4-year-old girl approached her parents and told them about what a man she knows allegedly did to her when the two were alone. Hearing the alarming allegations prompted the girl’s parents to go to Nashua police headquarters the next day ...

Man acquitted of sex assault back in court

BRENTWOOD – When a Superior Court jury acquitted former Brookline resident Johnathon Purcell last November on all four felony sexual assault charges, indications were that prosecutors were nevertheless growing increasingly confident they would see him back in court sitting at the defense ...

Pitching Kyle’s memory forward

NASHUA – In keeping his memory alive, friends and family of Kyle Bedinger will host the third annual Kyle Bedinger Memorial Wiffle Ball Tournament on Saturday. This all-day tournament raises money for Nashua youth, with about 48 games to be played on the Anheuser-Busch fields in Merrimack. ...

New $600K fire engine for Nashua Fire Rescue

NASHUA — Via a grant for nearly $600,000 in federal taxpayers’ money, Nashua Fire Rescue officials added a new truck to the fleet Tuesday morning during a ceremony at the Lake Street Fire Station. The federal grant was awarded to Nashua Fire Rescue during this ceremony in the amount of ...

Students discuss vaping during roundtable session

NASHUA — With vaping continuing to cause problems for young people across America, students at Nashua High School South – where nearly half of pupils admit to at least trying the liquid nicotine products – spoke on the subject during a Monday roundtable discussion. “When I talk to ...

Nashua rated third-best place in New England

NASHUA – Only two places in the entire New England region outrank Nashua on Money Magazine’s 2019 list of the best places to live, while the Gate City rates No. 71 nationally and first in New Hampshire. “Our emerging downtown arts scene, Mine Falls, the Farmers Market, a great public ...

Ex-Harbor Homes employee speaks on AG’s report

NASHUA — A few days after the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Charitable Trusts Unit released a report on Harbor Homes, one former employee is calling on President and CEO Peter Kelleher to resign. The Nashua-based nonprofit provides low-income housing, mental health counseling and ...

Hudson man was reportedly suicidal when he allegedly assaulted police officer

NASHUA – Tormented for the past two months by the recurring image of his son shooting and killing himself in front of him and his wife, Hudson resident David Horne drove into a utility pole, then allegedly attacked police officers, while hoping they would be forced to shoot him, Horne’s ...

Students spent over 1 million minutes reading

NASHUA — Nashua School District students read for more than 1 million minutes during the summer, according to data provided by Nashua Public Library Assistant Director Jenn Hosking. Now in its second year of existence, the Nashua School District and Nashua Public Library partnership for a ...

City of Nashua gets a new clerk

NASHUA — Today marks Patricia Piecuch’s resignation date as Nashua’s city clerk, as a new clerk was appointed during last week’s Board of Aldermen meeting. Sue Lovering will leave her post as legislative affairs manager for the new role of city clerk. This takes place after Board of ...

Working to protect farm land from condominiums

NASHUA – Life has been busy for Katherine Williams and others at Sullivan Farm – the last working farm within the city of Nashua. Officials at the a 52-acre farm 70 Coburn Ave. are working through the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests to become a protected conservation ...

New trial sought in 2012 Nashua negligent homicide case

NASHUA – Although he admitted saying both his trial lawyers “are very good lawyers,” James Bazinet, the Massachusetts man convicted in 2016 of negligent homicide in a drunk-driving crash in Nashua that killed his passenger, nevertheless sought on Monday to convince a judge that at least ...

Historical Society seeks help to ID old photos

NASHUA – The Nashua Historical Society is hosting another of its occasional series of “photo identification days,” where area residents are asked to peruse vintage photos to see if they recognize any people or places. The photos will be on display Wednesday at the Nashua Senior ...

Multicultural Festival draws large crowd

NASHUA – Sharing in the inclusive and welcoming spirit of Nashua, members of the community packed into the St. Patrick’s gymnasium Sunday to celebrate diversity at the second annual Multicultural Festival. With many different styles of clothing, cuisine, artwork and cultures on display, ...

Legion Post 3, city celebrate anniversary

NASHUA – While celebrating the 100th anniversary of the American Legion on Saturday at James E. Coffey Post 3 – located at 11 Court St. – members were joined by their families as well city and state officials, who proclaimed September 16, 2019 American Legion Day in the city of ...