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Nashua's arts center is calling it quits and is looking to send what is left of its available funds to Manchester.

Records show history of NCA donations

NASHUA – Records show the Nashua Center for the Arts consistently made a few donations a year to local art organizations as its own endowment grew to close to $1 million. The nonprofit is looking to dissolve and wants the Hillsborough County Probate Court to allow it to send its funds and ...

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Eversource crews work to stabilize power lines ahead of replacing the utility pole at left, which was snapped by a vehicle around 4 a.m. Thursday at Amherst and Fairmount streets.

Amherst Street traffic limited from Library Hill to stadium

NASHUA – Travel on Amherst Street is limited between Library Hill and Sargents Avenue, near Holman Stadium, at this time; police are asking motorists to find alternate routes. The road is closed to allow utility crews to repair repair connections and replace a utility pole that was sheared ...

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Jonathan Flynn, 20, of Fremont, formerly of Pelham

Arrest made in 2016 Hudson market burglary, theft

NASHUA – A former Pelham resident was arraigned via video conference this week in Nashua district court on felony charges stemming from a nearly yearlong police investigation into a forced-entry burglary of a Hudson convenience store. Jonathan Flynn, 20, whose current address is listed as 15 ...

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Eddie Arnold, a 19-year-old, newly elected Brookline Selectman who has expressed views that have caused concern among several Brookline residents.

Some Brookline residents concerned about selectman

BROOKLINE – Several Brookline residents are concerned about a newly elected selectboard member who they say has exhibited anti-gay and xenophobic behavior. Eddie Arnold and Valerie Ogden were unopposed March 21 for the two open three-year terms on the selectboard, although two residents – ...

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Nashua High School South senior Jillian MacGregor has been named the 2017 TechStudent of the Year by TechWomen/TechGirls, a program of the New Hampshire High Tech Council. Along with two other award recipients from the community, MacGregor will be honored April 5 at the Bedford Village Inn for her contributions in promoting STEM studies, particularly among girls.

Local educators and students honored for STEM work

NASHUA – Educators and students, including a Nashua High School South senior, will be recognized for their work in promoted the sciences during the TechWomen/Tech Girls annual luncheon on April 5. “We are delighted to recognize these three shining stars who have made incredible strides in ...

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Team calls local artists to produce work for Holman banner project

NASHUA – Organizers of a planned project to add two banners championing two former standout baseball players are now looking for artists, and money, to complete the work. Cheryl Lindner, assistant general manager of the Nashua Silver Knights said, “We are currently in fundraising mode. ...

Hair stylist allegedly bought $3K in products with bad checks

NASHUA – Professional hair stylist Reyna De La Cruz recently began renting a booth at an Elm Street salon, she told police in January, so she went down to Salon Centric, a hair product and equipment supply house on Daniel Webster Highway, and stocked up with around $3,000 worth of goods. The ...

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High-tech council looking for tech entrepreneurs for annual award

The New Hampshire High Tech Council is taking applications for the 29th-annual 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year. The annual event has promoted tech-enabled business developments and honored New Hampshire’s leading technology entrepreneurs by calling attention to their successes. Deadline is ...

Hudson to begin fire station construction bids, and town planner search

HUDSON – The Board of Selectmen will instruct Fire Chief Robert Buxton to submit a request for construction bids for the Lowell Road fire station, recently approved by town voters by a razor-thin margin, and has begun its search for a new town planner. Chairman Thaddeus Luszey and Vice ...

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The Ultima-Nimco building on Pine Street Ext. is now city owned, though the former owner wants $25 million from city, state and federal agencies connected to the Broad Street Parkway after what he claims was an unjust eminent domain process.

Parkway lawsuit dismissed

NASHUA – The $25 million lawsuit brought by a former manufacturing business in the millyard district was dismissed after a federal judge found for Nashua and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation this week. Ultima Nimco Industrial Corp. owner Anoosh Irvan Kiamanesh filed a lawsuit ...

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Nghia Huynh glances toward the visitor seats as a court officer prepares to escort him from court  following his sentencing hearing in December 2015. Huynh will be eligible for parole in August.

Sentence reduction denied in 2014 fatal crash case

NASHUA – While the court notes his good behavior in prison and “appreciates the gravity of the loss” that Nashua resident Nghia Huynh suffered when his teenage son was killed in the 2014 turnpike crash that resulted in criminal charges against him, a Superior Court judge nevertheless ...

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Tyler Hardy describes the process of pruning peach trees at his Hollis farm. Certain conditions arose last year that decimated the peach crop in New England. So far this spring signs are pointing towards an improved season.

After year-long absence, local peaches on the rebound

They called it the Valentines Day Massacre. When temperatures warmed last February, and into the spring, it may have brought relief to people weary of winter, but it is what happened to his budding trees that caused headaches for New England peach growers like Tyler Hardy of Hollis. Hardy said, ...

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From left, Board of Education members Sandra Ziehm, Dotty Oden, Bill Mosher and district financial officer Dan Donovan.

School officials disagree on all-day kindergarten, superintendent vote

NASHUA – School board members have teamed up to move a list of projects and acceptance of community donations forward, but continue to be at odds on all-day kindergarten and the recent vote to name a new superintendent. Robert Hallowell introduced a motion at the board’s meeting on March 27 ...

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From left, Board of Education members Robert Hallowell and David Murotake pictured during the March 27 board meeting.

Nashua school board addresses science standards

NASHUA – Citing a changing landscape for education at the state and federal levels, school officials considered delaying consideration of the Next Generation Science Standards until summer 2018. The standards are “basically the update to the New Hampshire science standards, as voted ...

Nashua’s public health department gains national attention

NASHUA – The city’s Division of Public Health and Community Service is the first in New Hampshire to gain national accreditation under the new Public Health Accreditation Board. “In the world of public health, this in an enormous accomplishment,” said Bobbie Bagley, Nashua’s director ...

Trial postponed in fatal motorcycle crash case

NASHUA – Trial in the case of Romivel Cruz, the Nashua man charged with three offenses stemming from a 2015 crash that claimed the life of a Nashua motorcyclist, has been pushed back to this summer by request of the prosecutor. Cruz, 28, had been scheduled for trial the first week of ...

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Board of Education member Howard Coffman speaking at the March 27 board meeting.

New program would combine algebra, machining

Another item that came out of the recent Nashua Board of Education Curriculum and Evaluation Committee was a motion to approve a pilot program for a trades-algebra course that combines algebra and machining, which the board unanimously passed Monday, March 27. Presented by Marianne Dustin, ...


Mass. man arrested after peeling out of Merrimack PD parking lot

MERRIMACK – A Massachusetts man was arrested Tuesday and charged with reckless conduct and reckless operation after police say he peeled out of the Merrimack Police Department parking lot. Authorities say Dereck Hoyt, 26, of Lawrence, Mass. nearly hit a police officer and a pedestrian as he ...

Vets invited to speak of challenges

NASHUA – The New Hampshire Community Veterans Advisory Board is inviting current and former military personnel to join in a conversation about the challenges facing veterans and their families. The event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. March 29 at Harbor Homes, 45 High St. Organizers say ...