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Nashua Police arrest suspect

NASHUA - A 23-year-old man accused of robbing a variety store on Thursday was arrested soon after the event and is now charged with robbery, a Class A felony, as well as two counts of resisting arrest, a Class A misdemeanor. Dereck Chaisson, of no fixed address, is accused by police of ...

’57’s snow brought Nashua together

I can't say I remember being inundated with snowstorm after snowstorm and nearly freezing to death back in January 1957 - but I bet the folks had my toddler-size form swaddled in a few extra layers of those Looney Tunes flannel blankets for most of the month. It's safe to say Greater Nashua ...

Bail set at $500K for woman charged of selling drugs

MANCHESTER - A judge has set bail at $500,000 for a New Hampshire woman accused of selling the painkiller fentanyl that resulted in a friend's death. Heather Flattery was arrested last month in Las Vegas. A warrant was issued for her arrest in August after she failed to appear in court. She's ...

Woman accused of taking jewelry from nursing home

BEDFORD - Police in Bedford, New Hampshire, say they've arrested a nursing home aide who allegedly stole multiple pieces of jewelry from residents. They've charged 24-year-old Megan Lakos, of Londonderry, with two felony counts of theft and one misdemeanor. Police responded to the nursing ...

Boys & Girls Club celebrates awards

NASHUA - The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua welcomed new board members and officers, recognized years of service and presented awards at its recent annual meeting. Officers elected for a one-year term are Jonathan Shirley of Devine Millimet as chief volunteer officer; new vice ...

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Nashua Contractor recognized for work at State House NASHUA - Local contractor, Arthur King, CEO/CFO of D.L. King & Associates, Inc., received a letter of appreciation signed by Senate President Chuck Morse and House Speaker Shawn Jasper for his help restoring the gold dome on the ...

Milford could see dip in taxes

MILFORD - Taxpayers heard some good news Monday night: The town tax rate will go down by 23 cents per thousand, a 3.2 percent decrease, if the operating budget and all other warrant articles are approved in March. Town Administrator Mark Bender explained during his PowerPoint presentation at ...

Modernizing effort; library renovating 7,000 square feet of lower level

NASHUA - The Nashua Public Library's renovation project is seeing progress as the March completion date nears. The lower level of the building, which used to contain racks of media-centric books, discs and magazines, is being transformed into what library director Jennifer McCormack calls ...

Four more Granite Hammer arrests made

NASHUA - Four people were arrested and charged with drug offenses after the latest arrest in a series of Granite Hammer operations. Nashua police say two Nashua women and two additional suspects, with no fixed addresses, were arrested and charged with possessing heroin. These individuals were ...

Goff receives 45 years to life for 2015 Marcum murder

NASHUA – Nearly two years after Benjamin Marcum was randomly attacked and stabbed to death in downtown Nashua, Steve Marcum said he and his family are still stuck in a fog of disbelief. “It’s a massive fog bank, surrounding my family and myself. And it will never ...

Milford rep drops her gun in State House hearing

CONCORD – A local state representative was admonished Thursday after she accidentally dropped a loaded handgun at the start of a hearing on full-day kindergarten. Carolyn Halstead, a Milford Republican, reportedly dropped the concealed handgun from her waistband as she took her seat ...

Hudson names finalists for superintendent job

HUDSON – After Superintendent Bryan Lane left last summer to head the Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School District, the Hudson School Board announced Thursday it has narrowed its search for a replacement down to two candidates. The two finalists are Lawrence Russell, current ...

New York man nabbed in Merrimack on credit card, identity fraud

MERRIMACK – A New York man was arrested Wednesday after police say he allegedly attempted to fraudulently purchase alcohol from a Merrimack liquor store. Police are on the lookout for a second suspect connected to the incident. Bronx, N.Y., resident Juan Gutierrez, 23, faces one ...

Expansion of Nashua Historic District considered

NASHUA – Members of the city's Historic District Commission are floating a proposal to expand the district's boundaries to include Berkeley and Chester streets and the entirety of Greeley Park. Commission chairman Robert Sampson said the idea was the subject of informal discussion ...

Merrimack Town Council tackles budgets

MERRIMACK – The Merrimack Town Council began the process on Monday of finalizing the municipal budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The council heard budget presentations from the Police Department, the clerk/tax collector’s office, the media department, the communications ...

Urging unity, Nashua school officials set new committee rosters

NASHUA – Calling for a “unified board,” newly elected Board of Education President George Farrington said the new committee assignments for board members were based on chemistry. “When I did this, I didn’t look at who voted for who,” ...

Merrimack to receive funding for alternative transportation

MERRIMACK – A project to build sidewalks on Woodbury Street and a section of Daniel Webster Highway in Merrimack has been selected by the state Department of Transportation to receive funding. Merrimack will receive $520,000 as part of the federal Transportation Alternatives Program, ...

Police: Sex offender failed to register again

NASHUA – A 43-year-old local man with a history of convictions for failing to update his sex-offender registry information was charged with the offense again on Tuesday, police said. Detectives took Ronald Duby into custody around 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mary's House, 123 W. Pearl St., ...