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Nashua is Best: Money Magazine ranks city best place to live in N.H.

NASHUA – Featuring an eclectic and growing mix of employment, housing, dining, entertainment and education options, Nashua is once again the best place to live in New Hampshire, as rated by the national publication, Money Magazine. In a downtown where one can dine on homemade crepes for ...

Nashua settles wrongful death lawsuit for $2M

NASHUA – The parents of Jacob Goulet, who was 16 when he died after falling into an open storm drain during a heavy rain in October 2016, are settling their wrongful death suit against the city of Nashua for $2 million, court documents indicate. Billy Goulet, the administrator of his son’s ...

Kuster visits New Searles Elementary

NASHUA – Just when U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., thought answering questions from the media or Republicans in Congress was tough, she found an even more challenging group: fourth-graders. During her Monday trip to New Searles Elementary School, students quizzed Kuster on everything from ...

Hollis girl earns spot in national equestrian program

HOLLIS – While many eighth-graders enjoy social media, TV and video games, 14-year-old Amanda Gardiner of Hollis often finds herself in an arena filled with obstacles, training for and competing in equestrian events This month, Amanda was one of 12 equestrians across the country selected for ...

Police, fire officials probe early morning blaze in old bakery

NASHUA – The possibility that “squatters,” or vagrants may have been inside the boarded-up Mulberry Building when fire broke out early Monday morning prompted first-arriving firefighters to quickly conduct a search, officials said. None were found, but one firefighter was sent to ...

Nashuan charged with sexually assaulting young girl for years

NASHUA – Shortly after she arrived at school Friday morning, a Nashua High School South freshman approached a school resource officer with daunting allegations: Her mother’s boyfriend, she told the officer, had been having sex with her since she was in fifth grade. Before the day was out, ...

Brady-Sullivan donates 1,000 bikes to underprivileged children in region

NASHUA – Team members at Brady-Sullivan Properties spent part of their weekend loading 1,000 new bicycles for delivery to organizations serving underprivileged children and families in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The purpose of the project is to ensure the new bicycles ...

Nashua mourns loss of longtime local educator

NASHUA – Marilyn R. Wolfe Matuza Viens, a wife, mother, grandmother, friend, teacher and an active member in the community, passed away after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. Viens, or better known by students as Mrs. Matuza, was a longtime seventh grade English teacher at ...

Nashua GOP elects new committee officers

NASHUA – The Nashua Republican City Committee met Thursday to elect committee officers and state committee members for the next two years. Long-time Nashua resident and local business leader Jack Tulley was elected chairman of the committee. He will work for the next two years with former ...

City acquires new, larger mobile outreach van

NASHUA – The City of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services Community Health Department has been providing outreach services on a mobile van for more than 25 years. Through the years, weathering of the 1999 RV led to its retirement during the summer. To prevent a gap in ...

Holiday trash schedule for Nashua

NASHUA – The Solid Waste Department will follow the normal schedule for the Monday routes during Christmas week. However, the Four Hills Landfill/Nashua Recycling Center will be closed Dec. 25, as there will be no curbside collection that day. Normal operations will resume on Dec. 26, and all ...

Last Holiday Farmers Market slated for Dec. 23

NASHUA – With just two more Holiday Gift & Nashua Farmers Markets to go – and just one before Christmas – last-minute shoppers should probably mark their calendars accordingly, or risk losing out on finding that perfect gift everyone talks about. Held inside the former Alec’s shoe ...

Suspect in Nashua armory threats hospitalized

NASHUA – The 38-year-old Nashua man accused of making a series of harassing phone calls to the Nashua National Guard Armory and threatening to blow up the building has been hospitalized pending an upcoming hearing. Jeremy Raskiewicz, of 21 Underhill St., was involuntarily admitted last week ...

Man rescued from icy water

HOLLIS – An ice fisherman rescued after falling through thin ice on Flint Pond Saturday is expected to recover from hypothermia, officials said. The man, whom police didn’t identify, reportedly suffered a “severe” case of hypothermia from being in the water between 15-20 minutes. He ...

Board revises Milford school budget

MILFORD – A month after presenting a school district budget that called for cutting a number of positions, schools Superintendent Jessica Huizenga returned to the board of education with some major changes. During the Dec. 3 board meeting, Huizenga said the new spending plan reinstates to ...

Amherst may start school 30 minutes later

AMHERST – It’s taken 30 years, but it now appears the Amherst-Mont Vernon school district is poised to change its start times to allow middle and high school students to get more sleep. A committee is recommending that all district schools adjust their starting times by 30 minutes, which ...

January hearing set for Amherst murder suspect

MANCHESTER – Parties in the second-degree murder case of Bryson Peluso, who is accused of shooting and killing a 23-year-old acquaintance early Thanksgiving morning in a Baboosic Lake Road home, are scheduled for a hearing just after the new year. The hearing, described as a scheduling ...

Amherst selects Shankle for post

AMHERST – Dean Shankle Jr., a 30-year veteran of municipal government in New Hampshire, has been chosen to be Amherst’s new town administrator. At their meeting Monday night, selectmen voted unanimously to hire Shankle after choosing him out of a field of 34 applicants. Shankle lives in ...

LOST and FOUND: Man and canine companion reunited

NASHUA – A lost red bloodhound was reunited with her owner Saturday morning after bolting away Wednesday evening, fending for herself since. Charlie Lange traveled from Sioux City, Iowa, to Nashua to visit his sister, Margie Lange, after more than a decade since seeing her last. He brought ...

Holiday hijinks at the YMCA

NASHUA – The YMCA of Greater Nashua spread some holiday cheer Saturday morning by hosting its eighth North Pole Extravaganza. Many families stopped by between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to embrace the holiday spirit while having festive fun with the various crafts and activities available, ...