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Kindergarten teachers prep for first day

AMHERST - The teachers - Joanna Bacon, Donna Niland and Amanda Benson - have decades of teaching experence among them, but they are especially excited at the start of this school year. The three are Clark School kindergarten teachers, and this year in Amherst, kindergarten has become a ...

Cat’s death highlights traffic concerns

It's been a week since Nala, a small black cat also known as the Mayor of Stanford Road, met her untimely end, and residents of this quiet neighborhood are still reeling. "I didn't know the amount of people that cat touched until she died," said Kim Leets, Nala's original ...

Police chief worried about meth in Nashua, talks opioid stats

NASHUA – While heroin and opioid abuse remain at epidemic levels, the city’s top law enforcer on Thursday warned that another dangerous illicit drug is making alarming inroads in Nashua and southern New Hampshire. High–quality methamphetamine of the caliber ...

NH senators fight EpiPen increase

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte is giving back a campaign donation from Mylan Inc., the company behind the EpiPen price hike, and calling for an investigation into the company. “While Mylan is finally taking some steps in response to the public outcry over its drastic price increases for the ...

Barnaby defense moves to suppress confession

NASHUA – For some 20 hours over two days in October 1988, a team of Nashua police detectives “relentlessly” interrogated an “unsophisticated” young man with a ninth-grade education and minor criminal record until they got what they wanted: ...

Milford Labor Day in the works

MILFORD – The town’s Labor Day parade is the biggest in the state, and this year it will be even bigger, ending with a college fair at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. College representatives and recruiters from all branches of the armed forces will offer information to ...

Nashua News Digest for Sept. 2

NASHUA Forgery charges in check case Police arrested a Manchester man Tuesday on a warrant charging him with allegedly forging two personal checks belonging to an acquaintance. Matthew Paul, 47, of 395 Laurel St., was booked on two counts of forgery, Class B felonies, and one count of ...

Nashua students, staff back at school with a focus on unity

NASHUA - Across the city, thousands of students returned to school Tuesday to kick off the fall semester—with the exception of high school upperclassmen, who volunteered to help freshmen adjust to their new campus, but otherwise did not have to attend class. At Nashua High School ...

Nashua North to revitalize greenhouse

NASHUA - The built-in greenhouse at Nashua High School North, prompted by the UNH-led Farm to School project, will get a new lease on life this school year. "That is our big project," said Marianne Busteed, principal of Nashua High School North, at the school Tuesday ...

Franklin man arrested on drug possession

Police say a Franklin man was arrested on multiple charges in mid-August after a traffic stop. Officers with the Merrimack Police Department charged Jacob Maynard, 24, of 68 Lancaster St., Apt. B6, with operating a vehicle without a valid license, possession of methamphetamine, two counts of ...

Police: Drunken driver had concealed firearm

Police say a Merrimack man was arrested Sunday after he was allegedly found driving while intoxicated and in possession of a concealed firearm without a permit. Timothy Dulac, 44, of 48 Winrow Drive, was charged Aug. 28 by the Merrimack Police Department with operating under the influence of ...

Outlet store employee accused of stealing

A Hooksett man was arrested Monday for allegedly stealing from the Merrimack Premium Outlets store where he worked, according to police. Andrew D. Flood, 24, of 21 Corriveau Drive, was charged with three misdemeanor counts of theft by deception. The Merrimack Police Department said officers ...

Hearing Thursday on abuse charges

NASHUA - A 23-year-old Nashua woman is scheduled to return to Nashua district court Thursday for a hearing on a felony assault charge that accuses her of abusing her boyfriend's toddler. Brittney Bellino, of 135 Ash St., was arrested July 18 on a warrant charging her with one count of ...

Hassan, Shaheen tout addiction crisis line

Gov. Maggie Hassan and U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen stopped by the Keystone Hall addiction recovery center on Amherst Street on Tuesday, urging people to use the state's Addiction Crisis Line. The Addiction Crisis Line, set up in the spring, can be reached at 1-844-711-HELP, or ...

Nashua YMCA looks to expand facility

NASHUA - The YMCA of Greater Nashua wants to build a second-story addition onto its 24 Stadium Drive facility so it can expand its fitness programs. The 5,400-square-foot addition would be constructed over the existing child care facility. It would allow for additional exercise floor space, a ...

Despite ban on parent ITT, DWC students can use federal aid

NASHUA – New Hampshire education officials say Daniel Webster College will be spared repercussions at this time while the school's parent, ITT Educational Services, reconciles concerns about its standards and accreditation. “There is no consequence for Daniel Webster ...

Pennichuck Water Works building taking shape

NASHUA – Pennichuck Water Works is in the process of constructing a new facility near the border of Nashua and Merrimack that will bring employees, equipment and material to an upgraded facility. A $6 million project is taking shape near the company’s waterworks building on ...

Eric Largy’s brother, uncle ask judge for contact after seven years

NASHUA – It was a family reunion of sorts for Eric Largy on Tuesday as his brother Joseph Largy and uncle Daniel Largy asked a judge to remove their names from a no-contact order so they can help him and keep track of his case. Eric Largy, who hadn’t seen any family members ...