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Open Mic Night

NASHUA – Students from Gate City Charter of the Arts gathered this week at Big Kahunas to showcase their talents for Open Mic Night. Performances ranged from drum solos to super hero duets to ukulele renditions of “Valerie” to a 10-year-old comedian drawing laughter from the crowd with a ...

Tappan indicted for murder

NASHUA – After more than a year since the murder of a Kinsley Street man, Javier Rivera Afanador, the victim’s neighbor has been indicted for the killing. Devin Tappan, 31, held since his arrest last year, is accused of bludgeoning to death his 45-year-old neighbor. The grand jury, convened ...

Right to Know case gets Supreme Court date

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Supreme Court will hear arguments in a dispute over Right to Know requests denied by Hillsborough County Attorney Dennis Hogan. The court has scheduled hearings on March 21 in the case of Lisa Censabella against Hogan. Censabella and her attorney, Anthony Soltani, ...

Man indicted in baby OD case

NASHUA – A Bowers Street man is facing felony charges for allegedly allowing a 1-year-old child to ingest fentanyl, a potentially deadly opioid. Charles Daye, 25, of 52 Bowers St., was indicted this week by the grand jury convened in the Hillsborough County Superior Court South in Nashua on ...

Winterfest: LaBelle Winery to host fifth annual event

AMHERST – LaBelle Winery in Amherst will host its fifth annual Winterfest Family Fun event on March 3, with activities to suit anyone’s interest. With both new and returning activities at this year’s event, Director of Marketing and Business Development Michelle Thornton said, “A lot ...

DPW announces weekend road closure

NASHUA – The city of Nashua Division of Public Works has announced a road closure for the weekend that will go into effect todday. East Hollis Street between Temple and Arlington streets will be closed from 7 a.m. Saturday to approximately noon Sunday. This emergency road closure by the ...

Woman crashes car after fleeing scene of crime

NASHUA – After Tabitha Reilly, 30, allegedly stole someone’s wallet, she fled the scene, struck another car and then fled that scene as well, according to Nashua police. Reilly, of 218 Abbott Farm Lane, Hudson, was arrested Thursday and charged with robbery, a Class B felony, for the theft ...

United Way gearing up for second annual five days of caring

NASHUA – After 25 years of offering a Day of Caring, last year, the United Way of Greater Nashua revamped the event and introduced not one, not two, but five Days of Caring. This year, the organization is bringing them back, with Days of Caring scheduled from March through September. The ...

Empty Bowls charity event a success in 23rd year

NASHUA – Record-high temperatures didn’t stop hundreds of people from heading out to Nashua High School South Wednesday night for a hot, comforting bowl (or two) of soup. Empty Bowls, a fundraiser for the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter, has been a tradition at the high school since 1995, ...

Moriarty joins call to revisit decision

NASHUA – Former alderman Daniel Moriarty is joining Fred Teeboom in calling for the court to reconsider its ruling in the spending cap lawsuit which found the city’s 20-year-old cap legally unenforceable. Seth Hipple, Moriarty’s attorney, filed a motion for reconsideration in the ...

CASA settles its share in Gage lawsuit

CASA New Hampshire has reached a settlement with the father of a Nashua toddler murdered by her mother, despite numerous investigations by New Hampshire’s Division of Children, Youth and Families. William Boucher Jr., the father of Brielle Gage, filed a lawsuit against DCYF and CASA in late ...

Designers gear up for redesign of city’s historic landmark

NASHUA – On a tour a few months ago of the stately 1906-07 Frank E. Anderson House on Concord Street, professional designer Beth Kane was escorted past a series of the mansion’s smaller spaces until one special one caught her eye. “As soon as I saw it, it just clicked,” Kane said ...

Dismissal motion is considered

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge Thursday granted one motion and took another under advisement in the negligent homicide case of Nashua resident Matthew Michaud, the driver of the car that struck and fatally injured a motorcyclist in Hudson in 2015. Thursday’s hearing, over which Judge ...

Man faces drug charges

NASHUA – A Nashua man is facing numerous drug charges as members of the Nashua Police Department’s Narcotics Intelligence Division, Problem Oriented Policing Unit and Traffic Unit conducted another operation as part of the Granite Shield program. Police arrested Arthur Voutselas, 26, ...

Nashua CTE to pilot new drone course next year

NASHUA – A new drone pilot program is set to take off at Nashua High School North next year. As part of an incentive grant from the NH Department of Education for just under $10,000 the Nashua Career Technical Education department will develop a pilot program called Girls in STEAM, which ...

Record High: Possible snow to follow record warm spell

NASHUA – Warm weather swept across the state Tuesday and Wednesday, but there are possible evening snowshowers on tap for later today. Record high temperatures were set in Nashua Tuesday, and Doug Webster, senior meteorologist at Hometown Forecast Services in Nashua, said he expects ...

Criminal trial in Dusty Old Cars case delayed

What was supposed to be the first criminal trial in the Dusty Old Cars case has been rescheduled for July. Assistant Attorney General James Boffetti said Wednesday that the trial against Dusty Old Cars owner Stephan Condodemetraky, on 20 felony counts, was supposed to take place this month, but ...

Teeboom’s opposition of ruling continues

NASHUA – Fred Teeboom, one of the former aldermen who sued the city over the spending cap, now says he was denied a court document that impacted the ruling against him. “I feel like I’ve been blindsided,” Teeboom said. Teeboom and former alderman Daniel Moriarty sued the city last year, ...

Brookline emergency management drama spills into meeting

BROOKLINE – The chairman of the board of selectmen tried to have a member of the public removed from Town Hall this week during an open meeting when she started questioning the moves of the board. Chairman John Carr called police Tuesday night when resident Judy Cook challenged the way the ...