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Program helps homeless students with backpacks

NASHUA – In a city afflicted by a growing homelessness problem, Nashua School District officials said nearly 400 students met the definition of not having a home during the last academic year. In efforts to help Nashua School District students in need, Harry Cheema, owner of Mr. Mac’s ...

Adult Drug Court participants help clean up Nashua

NASHUA – As part of their work to make amends for their shortcomings, participants in the Hillsborough County South Adult Drug Court spent Friday morning cleaning up areas of downtown Nashua. This was the program’s second annual Drug Court Cares Day. Members at Revive Recovery Center also ...

Buttigieg calls out ‘White Nationalist violence’ during Nashua event

NASHUA — Freedom, security and patriotism: These are the main themes Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg brought to his Friday town hall-style meeting at Nashua Community College. “Let’s put an end to the idea that patriotism belongs to one side of the aisle, especially ...

Officer indicted for manslaughter in April death of Milford High grad

AMHERST – A Hillsborough County grand jury has indicted Londonderry police officer Tyler Berry, 27, on manslaughter and negligent homicide charges related to the April 5 vehicle crash on Route 101 in Amherst that led to the death of 21-year-old Sierra Croteau. Police believe Berry crossed ...

No Headlights, Plenty of Balloons

Police allegedly spotted William Riley driving on Everett Turnpike in Nashua at 3:30 a.m. Friday without using the car’s headlights. State troopers spotted the car – an Audi A4 filled with colorful balloons and bouncy balls – near Exit 8 and tried to conduct a vehicle stop. The driver did ...

Car crashes into building; woman arrested

NASHUA – A Ford Fusion allegedly driven by a Massachusetts woman crashed into one of the pillars at the entrance of the Nashua Area Artists Association Art Hub at 30 Temple St. on Friday, taking down a 20 mph speed marker in the process. An unidentified woman, who witnesses said was the ...

Former Nashuan releases third novel

NASHUA — Bill Connolly, a Los Angeles-based content marketer and 2006 Nashua High School South graduate, recently released his third book, Mindspace: How to Live a More Creative Life in the Age of Distraction. His focus of the book is that while technology has been extremely beneficial in ...

‘Coffee with a Cop’

HOLLIS — Police conducted their quarterly “Coffee with a Cop” event at Brookdale Fruit Farm on Friday morning. “We do these events once a quarter,” Hollis Police Chief Joseph Hoebeke said. “We talked with Brookdale and thought maybe this time we could do cone with a cop, for the ...

N.H. man pleads guilty to opioid distribution

CONCORD — Glenn Adjutant, 22, of New Hampshire, pleaded guilty in federal court to distribution of Suboxone, Adderall, and retaliating against a witness, U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said. According to court documents and statements made in court, on Jan. 31, Adjutant sold Suboxone to an ...

Sununu to declare ‘Clean Energy Week’

CONCORD — Gov. Christopher Sununu has issued a state proclamation recognizing Sept. 23-27 as New Hampshire Clean Energy Week. In his proclamation, Sununu states that “clean energy is an important part of New Hampshire’s energy future” and that the clean energy sector has been a ...

Hassan furthers battle against fentanyl

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In an effort to curb international fentanyl and synthetic opioid trafficking, the Office of National Drug Control Policy this week announced private-sector advisories to help banks and other businesses identify and alert law enforcement to possible drug trafficking. In ...

Harris schedules ‘Day of Action’ for N.H.

NASHUA — Organizers with the presidential campaign of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., plan to conduct events across New Hampshire on Sunday. At the events in Manchester, Nashua, Peterborough, Concord, Keene, Hanover, Durham, Portsmouth, and Exeter, organizers, supporters, and volunteers ...

Annual event helps city students in need

NASHUA – Thursday evening, families and school officials gathered for the annual Nashua Goes Back to School event, which aims to ease the burden of back-to-school by providing free supplies. During the event, Nashua School District principals, assistant principals and other school ...

Orthodontic practice donates backpacks

NASHUA – With the 2019-20 school year on the horizon, the team from the office of Nashua orthodontist Dr. Hugh Phillis decided to assist local students who may not have the means to get the supplies they need this year. Each year, the office hosts a “Fall give-away” to help their ...

Donchess calls out Sununu for veto of gun control

NASHUA – Mayor Jim Donchess on Thursday urged New Hampshire's Democratic-controlled Legislature to override Gov. Chris Sununu's Aug. 9 vetoes of three gun-control bills. “Universal background checks, a three-day waiting period and no guns in school are not radical proposals. What is ...

Refugee facing charges back in jail

NASHUA – The state’s case against Mohammod Rafique, a Rohingya man resettled in Nashua several years ago and arrested in 2017 for allegedly sexually assaulting young girls, took two significant steps forward at a hearing this week. First, Rafique was present at the hearing, having been ...

Eversource signs on to Holiday Card Challenge

MANCHESTER – Eversource Energy is once again signing on to Laura Landerman-Garber’s “Holiday Cards 4 Our Military-NH Challenge.” The company hosted a special gathering at its Manchester office on Thursday to kickoff this year’s campaign. The challenge is now in its third year, and ...

Registration open for Nashua P.D. Academy

NASHUA – Police Chief Michael Carignan said officials are now accepting registrations for the Citizens Police Academy. The nine-week program begins Sept. 25. Classes will take place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on consecutive Wednesday, concluding on Nov. 20. Featured will be presentations by each ...