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Students, officers and volunteers paddle down Nashua River

NASHUA – Many of the life jacket-clad, paddle-wielding seventh-graders stepping into canoes on the Nashua River Wednesday morning had never been in a boat. As students at Elm Street Middle School, several were out of their element in the woods, examining bugs and testing water quality, ...

Couple charged with N.H. 2016 voter fraud

NASHUA – Nearly two years after Democrats narrowly won New Hampshire in the 2016 presidential and U.S. Senate races, a man and woman face charges for allegedly casting ballots in both the Granite State ... and Massachusetts during that election. John S. Fleming Jr., 71, and Grace E. Fleming, ...

City residents clucking over chickens as pets

NASHUA – City residents want chickens – and not the kind one might expect to get at a barbecue. According to Alderwoman at Large Shoshanna Kelly, the city’s Planning Department frequently receives calls regarding whether people can own live chickens. Right now, except for in zoning ...

State rests in Malloch assault trial; judge denies defense motion to dismiss

NASHUA – While she “doesn’t disagree” there were “some inconsistencies” in the trial testimony given by the woman who Justin Malloch is accused of assaulting in January, Judge Jacalyn Colburn disagreed with the defense’s position that the charges should be dismissed because ...

Merrimack Library marking 125 years

MERRIMACK – All are welcome to a festive celebration, an event planned for Sunday afternoon and evening that heralds the Merrimack Public Library’s 125th birthday. Supporters and staffers at the library, 470 Daniel Webster Hwy., will welcome from 2-6 p.m. those wishing to enjoy the ...

Harbor Homes secures donation

NASHUA – While it may take a village to raise a child, it also takes a community coming together to combat the opioid epidemic, and that’s what is happening in Nashua through a collaborative effort among multiple groups and agencies. This week, local Dunkin’ Donuts business owners Joe ...

Felony charges for Nashua man

NASHUA – Shaun Jerome, a 40-year-old Nashua man with no fixed address, is in jail on “preventative detention” pending a bail hearing, the result of his second arrest in four months on domestic-related assault and other charges. Jerome, who was also arrested in April 2017 for allegedly ...

AAA RATING: City issues $15.4M in bonds for new projects

NASHUA – A rating of AAA from Standard & Poor’s Financial Services helped city leaders issue $15.4 million worth of bonds last week at an interest rate of 2.85 percent. As part of that $15.4 million, Nashua plans to spend $2 million for six garbage trucks, which is a cost of $333,333 ...

Merrimack School District still not grading homework

MERRIMACK – A request for the rehearing/reconsideration of the Merrimack School District’s current homework grading protocol was denied by the State Board of Education last week without so much as a discussion by board members, according to school Superintendent Marge Chiafery. The ...

Malloch trial underway: Man allegedly assaulted longtime partner

NASHUA – When she rose to deliver her opening statement at the start of Justin Malloch’s assault trial Tuesday morning, Assistant County Attorney Cassie Devine began by apologizing to the jurors for what they were about to see. Moments later, the eight men and six women, including the ...

UNH gets $20M to study 3D printing tech

DURHAM – A $20 million federal grant should help the University of New Hampshire study the development of life-saving biomaterials through the use of 3D printing, Granite State leaders announced this week. Specifically, the $20 million will go from the National Science Foundation to New ...

Food Truck Festival coming to Holman

NASHUA – Food trucks from across New England will roll into Holman Stadium for the Third Annual Southern New Hampshire Food Truck Festival this weekend. The festival is set for 1-6 p.m. Saturday at the stadium, 67 Amherst St. This year’s festival will feature 18 trucks, each with its own ...

‘Turn around; don’t drown’

NASHUA – Remnants of Hurricane Florence brought strong winds and heavy rains to New England on Tuesday, leading to some flash flooding in Nashua that left at least one vehicle stranded on Daniel Webster Highway. “I think the big thing, the message we want to push out there, is never drive ...

Nashua allocates $2.4M in excess funds

NASHUA – City leaders will spend $100,000 for invasive species removal and another $20,000 for downtown concerts after the Board of Aldermen last week agreed to allocate $2.4 million worth of surplus funds from the previous fiscal year’s budget. Furthermore, Mayor Jim Donchess said he ...

Watchdog slams safeguards for foster kids on psych drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) – New Hampshire foster children, along with those from at least four other states, may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, says a federal watchdog agency that found a failure to care for youngsters whose lives have already been ...

NCC building now Bernie Streeter Hall

NASHUA – Bernie Streeter has been present for the groundbreaking ceremony for every building on the Nashua Community College campus. One of the main advocates for establishing the college 50 years ago, Streeter, the former New Hampshire Executive Council member and Nashua Mayor, has ...

Judge continues Martel hearing to next week

NASHUA – Harvey Martel, the father of former Merrimack athlete and convicted murderer Molly Martel who is himself serving prison time for molesting Molly when she was 14, will have to wait a week to make his case to a judge to reduce his sentence. It’s more appropriate that Hillsborough ...

Criminal record annulment clinic coming to Nashua early next week

NASHUA – Local organizations have teamed up with the hopes of giving those with criminal convictions a second chance to be productive members of society. The New Hampshire Pro Bono Program the Nashua NAACP and Nashua Public Library will offer a criminal annulment clinic from 4:30-7 p.m. ...

Stand Down scheduled for Thursday

NASHUA – On Thursday, the 2018 Stand Down for Homeless Veterans will take place at Harbor Homes, as up to 150 homeless veterans are expected to attend to get access to food, clothing, health screenings and other forms of assistance. The event is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at 77 ...

Hudson fire sends two to hospital, destroys home

HUDSON – A fire Sunday night sent a resident and a firefighter to the hospital and left the home a “total loss,” Hudson Fire officials said. Firefighters responded to a call to 47 Derry St. just before 7:30 p.m. Sunday to find heavy fire in the basement and first floor of the ...