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Lawsuit against Symphony NH remains in court

CONCORD – Last year, former Symphony NH music director Jonathan McPhee filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the organization. He alleged he was fired for expressing concerns about financial issues to his superiors, including “an unexplained loss of $80,000.” The back-and-forth ...

Nashua battling sinkholes and other infrastructure problems

NASHUA – The U.S. Department of the Interior defines sinkhole as “a depression in the ground that has no natural external surface drainage. Basically, this means that when it rains, all of the water stays inside the sinkhole and typically drains into the subsurface.” In Nashua, Division ...

Local pleads guilty to felony drug charge

NASHUA – Barring future run-ins with the law, Krystal Kenny on Tuesday settled the last of a series of drug and theft-related cases by entering a guilty plea to one count of possession of a controlled drug. Kenny, 35, currently in State Prison on a violation of probation charge filed ...

Volunteers unite to build community garden

NASHUA – More than 20 volunteers from Gateways Community Services, Souhegan Valley Rotary Club and ReGenerative Roots came together Monday afternoon to build a community garden in Nashua, which will be used by local residents served by Gateways Community Services, while also being open to ...

NCC graduates 299

NASHUA – This year, 299 graduates completed associate degrees or certificates across more than 50 academic programs at Nashua Community College. Of the graduates, 184 participated in the Saturday commencement ceremony. “Every year, the graduates of this college move on to great four-year ...

Students get a lesson in communication during Robot Day

NASHUA – Robot Day at Nashua High School South last week focused on more than just technology and remote controls. It allowed participating students to study communication and get a glimpse of different future paths they could take. On May 15, the school hosted Robot Day, during which ...

Middle school plans discussed during Mayor’s meeting

NASHUA – Ward 7 residents on Tuesday gathered at Dr. Norman W. Crisp Elementary School for the first of nine town hall-style meetings with Mayor Jim Donchess to discuss the city’s future. “We think we can open this thing in 2023, fall of 2023,” Donchess said of previously discussed ...

Super Seven: Only 7 of 23 Democrats in 2020 race polling at least 2%

NASHUA – Polls show former Vice President Joe Biden maintains a huge lead in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, while only seven of the 23 confirmed candidates registered at least 2% support in a Monday average of national survey results. Chicago-based Real Clear ...

Lopez: Performing Arts Center in ‘poverty area’

NASHUA – Consultants and city leaders said the median income for those living near Nashua’s planned Performing Arts Center is so low that the project is eligible for New Market Tax Credits. “I just think it would be important for people to remember that downtown is within a poverty area ...

Measles confirmed in state: Officials work to prevent outbreak in N.H.

NASHUA – A New Hampshire child is afflicted with measles, a disease caused by a virus that is passed from person-to-person through the air when someone with the infection sneezes, coughs, or talks. More than two months after New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services officials ...

Nashua ward town halls set

NASHUA – Amid all the talk of town hall-style meetings involving presidential candidates, Nashua officials are going to host nine such sessions of their own to collect input from members of the public. The first meeting is set for 7 p.m. today at Dr. Norman W. Crisp Elementary School, 50 ...

Coffee shop disturbance ends in arrest

NASHUA – Salem police officers called to a disturbance at a town coffee shop during the weekend ended up arresting a Massachusetts man – but not for anything to do with the incident. Instead, the officers took into custody Kennth Gallant, a 41-year-old Haverhill man, on warrants that ...

Alvirne High School students headed to FFA Nationals

HUDSON — After winning the 89th Granite State FFA Convention at the Mount Washington Hotel and Resort in Bretton Woods last month, Alvirne High School Veterinary Science and Forestry students will be heading to Indianapolis in October to participate in the National Future Farmers of America ...

Recalling a ’70s status symbol – Cadillac

If it was 1970 and you drove a Cadillac, you had arrived. You were a big deal. A Caddy was the ultimate status symbol. Is the king of the General Motors product line still the drive it was 50 years ago? A bunch of my Facebook friends weighed in with their Cadillac memories. From Martha: “I ...

New charges, no bail changes for suspect in assault involving knife

NASHUA – The prosecutor in the knife-involved assault case of Nashua resident Joshua Fournier-DeJesus, who is accused of punching a man while holding a knife on May 10, said in court Monday she is filing two new felony charges, while replacing another felony charge with a differently-worded ...

Providing hope to individuals with a ‘co-occurring disorder’

News about substance use disorders is all around us. We continue to hear about the high numbers of overdoses occurring all across the country. Unfortunately, New Hampshire has the fourth highest rate of overdose incidents in the U.S. That said, most people are not aware of the fact that many ...

Man arrested after allegedly firing gun during a domestic disturbance

NASHUA – Jose Castaneda-Alvarez, 40, of Nashua, faces multiple misdemeanor charges and one felony count after he allegedly fired three rounds from a gun during a domestic disturbance. At 11:37 p.m. Sunday, officers received a report of shots fired at a local residence. Upon arriving ...

Running the course: Gate City Striders host fifth consecutive marathon

NASHUA – A marathon is a big endeavor, a feat of endurance, a test of will. Sunday morning, hundreds of athletes from across the country and around the globe competed on the brand new Gate City Marathon, Relay and Half Marathon course – a Gate City Striders’ signature event. “Today ...