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Witness video depositions in murder trial

NASHUA – Richard Jacques, who was born and raised on the same Canadian Micmac Indian reservation as Nashua murder suspect Anthony Barnaby, testified in a courthouse video deposition Tuesday that something Barnaby told him nearly 30 years ago has “always stuck in my head.” Barnaby stands ...

Sununu signs HB 1102

MERRIMACK – Amid the ongoing battle against opioids, Gov. Chris Sununu signed HB 1102 into law Tuesday afternoon at ROAD to a Better Life in Merrimack. “I think the most important part of the bill that we signed today is that New Hampshire has the opportunity to really contract with ...

Driver charged in May shooting

NASHUA – The driver of a Toyota sedan who allegedly fled the scene after someone shot a man in Merrimack last month has been arrested, police said Tuesday. Brendan Mericantante, 19, Two Twilight Drive, Nashua, was arrested. He is charged with the conspiracy to commit robbery with a deadly ...

N.H. reps blast Trump for border separation policy

NASHUA – “Heinous,” “barbaric” and “cruel” are but a few words senators and members of Congress representing New Hampshire use to describe the Trump administration’s policy of separating families after illegal U.S.-Mexico border crossings. “There are few words that can truly ...

SB 3 trial delayed

MANCHESTER – The SB 3 voter registration lawsuit is going to have to wait, as the scheduled Aug. 20 trial is being put off after the case was moved to Manchester. According to court filings this week, the lawsuit’s trial date for later this summer is not going to happen, and has yet to be ...

City still working on performing arts center

NASHUA – Board of Aldermen members voted unanimously in favor of the proposed $15.5 million downtown performing arts center earlier this year, but the current plan requires officials to raise $4 million worth of private donations. Nearly five months after the affirmative vote, city leaders ...

City man held on $50K bail

NASHUA – Jason Dow, a 46-year-old city man, is being held on $50,000 cash bail after he allegedly assaulted a woman, according to police. Dow is charged with felony domestic assault and other counts after police were called to a city home Monday morning for report of a domestic ...

Man sentenced to up to 5 years in prison drug conspiracy case

NASHUA – Moments before he sentenced convicted drug dealer Wilmy Taveras to a term of two and a half to five years in State Prison Tuesday, Superior Court Judge Charles Temple glanced toward a group of people close to Taveras. “I look at your son and it breaks my heart ... 2 years ...

Police response to domestic leads to felony charges

NASHUA – Hudson police officers called to an early morning report of a possible domestic altercation arrested one of the alleged combatants on charges which accuse him of strangling a woman before allegedly introducing a firearm to the mix. Nicholas Deluca, 26, of Six Tolles St., Hudson, ...

Judge grants PR bail for fraud suspect pending July hearing

NASHUA – A judge has granted Kane Bloomfield, the former Massachusetts man now living in a Merrimack apartment, personal recognizance bail pending a July hearing on charges that include fraud and several failures to appear in court as ordered. Bloomfield, 33, has been held in Valley Street ...

Greater Nashua YMCA to host lifeguard certification course

NASHUA – The YMCA of Greater Nashua be holding a Full American Red Cross lifeguarding certification program from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 6-8 and 13-15 at the Nashua YMCA. To register, follow the link: http://bit.ly/YMCAofGN_LifeguardCertification0718. Those interested can also register in ...

Contrasting weather

Temperatures climbed to more than 90 degrees throughout the area on Monday, leading many to seek refuge at local swimming holes. Later in the day, a series of thunderstorms broke out across the region, leading to heavy wind, rain and occasional lightning.

Former BOE president sues city for $1.5M

NASHUA – Former Board of Education president George Farrington, who had a verbal confrontation with Superintendent Jahmal Mosley at the school office in March, via a federal lawsuit seeks $1.5 million in damages from the city for alleged civil rights violations. Mosley worked to legally bar ...

Nashua grad representing N.H. in competition

NASHUA – Lidia Balanovich had a busy week last week, and she’s about to have another. Between writing her valedictory speech, walking across the stage at her graduation from Nashua High School North and preparing for a three-day national competition in which she will represent the state, ...

NPD: Be wary of ‘phishing’ scams

NASHUA – A recent uptick in reports of the computer fraud practice commonly known as “phishing” has prompted police to remind internet users to refrain from clicking on links in emails which ask for confirmation of personal information. Scammers who “go phishing” on the internet ...

Summer Kickoff Party on tap Friday

NASHUA – Few events offer the same “start of summer feel” more than a barbecue. Friday, the Arlington Street Community Center will welcome the start of no school and warm weather with a Summer Kickoff Party, complete with hot dogs, cupcakes and dancing,” according to Kim Kleiner, chief ...

ComicFest: Nashua Public Library hosting third annual event

NASHUA – ComicFest returns to the Nashua Public Library for another year of nerdy activities for all ages. The event is set for noon to 7 p.m. Saturday. When people check in, they can get a ticket for a door prize. “We found in the past that one of the things people like best is hanging ...

Driver escapes serious injury in crash

MERRIMACK – Police continue to investigate the Sunday night crash in which a vehicle reportedly left Turkey Hill Road at the curve to Amherst Road, then eventually came to rest in Naticook Brook. An attempt Monday afternoon to reach a police supervisor for additional information was ...

Police probe accidental shooting in Litchfield

LITCHFIELD – Police continue investigating the accidental shooting that injured a teenager during the weekend. The victim, a 17-year-old male whose name police didn’t release, was described as “conscious, alert and stable” when police and medical personnel responded to the scene at ...

Game On: Local student wins national competition

Hollis – The next revolution in video game technology may just come from a local fourth-grader. Chad Billingsley, a 10-year-old from Hollis, loves video games as much as the next kid. Fortnite, Minecraft, Rocket League, he’s no stranger to unwinding after school with his Xbox. However, ...