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Democrats vote to outlaw plastic bags and straws

NASHUA – Those elected to represent the Gate City in the New Hampshire House were nearly unanimous in voting to stop businesses from distributing single-use plastic bags and straws. All 27 members of the House elected from Nashua are Democrats. Tuesday, 25 House members from the city voted ...

Patient receives higher bill with health insurance than without

NASHUA – Kathleen McLinden pays about $2,400 per year for health coverage through her employer, but it seems the bill for her recent emergency room visit would have been less without this insurance. “Just the whole thought of it aggravates me,” the resident of 2 David Drive in Nashua ...

Sununu opposes Dems leave plan

NASHUA – Calling the paid family plan New Hampshire House members passed earlier in the day an “income tax,” Gov. Chris Sununu late Wednesday vowed not to sign such a bill. “The Democrats’ mandatory paid leave plan is an income tax, and the citizens of New Hampshire have never and ...

Car crash fueled woman’s opioid addiction, Nashua arrest, lawyer says

NASHUA – Despite growing up in a household where substance abuse and stealing were “facts of life,” JennyLiz Vega led a law-abiding, productive life that, according to her attorney, included being the valedictorian of the class of 2001 at Holyoke High School in Massachusetts. Several ...

Culinary students heating up the competition

NASHUA — Savory smells and venerable views awaited those who entered the kitchen at Nashua High School North on Wednesday for the SkillsUSA New Hampshire Commercial Baking competition. Competitors are judged by chefs from across the Granite State for the prowess in making bread, cookies, ...

BG Mock Trial team competes for crown

NASHUA – Members of Bishop Guertin High School’s Mock Trial team are preparing to compete for the national championship. The National High School Mock Trial Competition is set for May. Last month, the Bishop Guertin team won the New Hampshire championship. The team’s coach, Bishop ...

Tips from a trailer on prescription drug misuse

NASHUA – Prescription drug misuse can start at an early age, especially if someone’s curiosity lures them toward looking inside a medicine cabinet. Early detection and recovery assistance can help turn the tide on one’s habit before that addiction escalates out of control. Today, Gov ...

Scholarships available for young journalists

NASHUA – The Journalism Education Foundation of New England (JEFNE) will be dishing out $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors and college students pursuing careers in journalism. To apply, a student must be a New England resident, a senior in high school who is planning to attend ...

D-H physicians honored in N.H.

LEBANON – A total of 112 Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health physicians have been named among the best doctors in New Hampshire, according to New Hampshire Magazine’s annual “Top Doctors” survey. The recognized physicians are employed and provide services at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center ...

Bedford police sergeant to retire

BEDFORD – Chief John J. Bryfonski is pleased to announce that Bedford Sgt. Phillip Mahoney is retiring from the department after 22 years of service to the community. Mahoney was first hired in December 1995, and subsequently joined the department full-time in 1997. During his tenure ...

Man sentenced on federal charges

CONCORD – Nathaniel Carr, 25, of Concord, was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison for unlawfully possessing firearms and ammunition, U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said. According to court documents and statements made in court, on Aug. 1, a police officer saw a Chevrolet Trailblazer with ...

Beto Begins: Texas Democrat to visit all 10 N.H. counties

KEENE – After becoming a national sensation for Democrats while nearly winning a U.S. Senate race in 2018, Beto O’Rourke of Texas reported raising a record $6.1 million in online contributions within 24 hours of launching his presidential campaign last week. Supporters packed the Keene ...

Former BOE member’s lawsuit against superintendent settled for $60,000

NASHUA – City officials will award former Board of Education member George Farrington $60,000 to settle the lawsuit he filed last year after his reported skirmish at the school district’s central office that involved Superintendent Jahmal Mosley. “A random lawsuit filed by a former ...

NTC working on industry partnerships

NASHUA – The Nashua Technology Center is not only letting students get hands-on career experience in their classrooms, but also in their future fields. Mike McQuilkin serves as the center’s director on behalf of Nashua High School South. His goal is to increase partnerships with ...

Jury seated in Nashua man’s upcoming trial

NASHUA – Nearly three years after his arrest on multiple counts of possessing child sexual abuse images, 69-year-old Nashua resident James Ciampa appears headed for trial in Hillsborough County Superior Court-South. The first step was accomplished Monday when prosecutors and Ciampa’s ...

The aftermath of winter’s wrath

NASHUA – With the cold of winter wrecking havoc on city streets and roads, employees with the Nashua Division of Public Works are busy filling the potholes. Two to four crews are assigned the task of filling potholes. They drive from one hole to the next, filling the holes with either hot ...

Broad Street car collision: A reminder of caution

NASHUA – On his way to volunteering at the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter on Tuesday, Robert Geverd found himself involved in an unfortunate vehicle accident. He believes this accident was completely avoidable. Prior to taking a right turn from Broad Street onto Broad Street Parkway, ...

Local Islamic Society more vigilant in wake of New Zealand attacks

NASHUA – Islamic Society of Greater Nashua leaders will likely review the security of Millyard offices and mosque in the near future, but there are no plans to lock the place down during prayers or other activities, a board member said Tuesday. Mir Ali, a member of the society’s board of ...

Bullet found in restroom at Nashua High School North

NASHUA -- Officials report that everyone is safe after they found a .22 caliber bullet inside a restroom at Nashua High School North today. Superintendent Jahmal Mosley said officials are investigating how the bullet got inside the restroom.