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Homeless man arrested for array of allegations

NASHUA – Roughly 24 hours after he allegedly assaulted and robbed a man on Pine Street, Shaun Jerome, a 40-year-old Nashua man with no fixed address, was in police custody, charged with those allegations as well as several others accusing him of stalking a former girlfriend. In all, Jerome ...

Judge cites conflict in SB3 case

NASHUA – Veteran Concord-based Attorney Bryan K. Gould and Superior Court Judge Charles Temple and their respective families are such good friends that Temple said he believes he should recuse himself as the judge in the so-called SB3 lawsuit case. Temple revealed the nature of his and ...

SolutionHealth names new CEO

NASHUA – Sherry Hausmann, a Kansas hospital executive, is coming in to lead SolutionHealth, the health care system formed by the combination of Southern New Hampshire Health and Elliot Hospital. “With the formation of SolutionHealth now official, we are thrilled that Sherry Hausmann has ...

$50K bail remains for suspect in teen sex case

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge Monday declined to modify the $50,000 cash-only bail set for Michael Come Jr., one of four suspects arrested recently on allegations they each had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl. Come, 27, of 32 Paxton Terrace, was allegedly found in bed with ...

Hudson man arrested for alleged violation of protective order

MERRIMACK – A Hudson man was arrested Monday for allegedly violating a protective order three times in as many weeks. Merrimack Police arrested Michael Bonenfant, 53, of 432 Fox Hollow Drive, after the alleged victim reported the incidents. Bonenfant is accused of sending multiple texts ...

O’Brien will not pursue bid for Senate

NASHUA – Nashua’s Mike O’Brien announced Monday he will not run for the state Senate seat being vacated by Bette Lasky, D-13, instead choosing to focus on his upcoming bid for re-election to the House. O’Brien, a longtime Democratic state representative and city alderman, said he did ...

Beating, torture case nets guilty plea

NASHUA – Jonathan Emery said he was “not himself” and was “way out of line” due in part to alcohol impairment the night he took part in the prolonged beating and torture of a man he and his friends blamed for providing drugs to another friend who later died of an overdose. Emery, ...

Yappy Hour: Brewery event series benefits Humane Society

MERRIMACK - Next week marks the first Yappy Hour of the season where the Budweiser Brewery Experience in Merrimack will donate $1 from every beer sold to benefit the Humane Society for Greater Nashua. Tuesday, May 8 will be the first of six Yappy Hour opportunities, which are slated for the ...

Sex-assault trial pushed to October

NASHUA – Trial for 73-year-old accused Brookline sex offender Gerard Michaud has been continued until the beginning of October, the result of a Superior Court judge’s recent ruling that followed the resolution of a separate matter on whether Michaud is eligible for a public ...

Duggan no-show at trial

Editor's Note: On Aug. 8, 2018, a jury found Mark Duggan not guilty of the charges mentioned in this story. NASHUA – Trial didn’t happen as scheduled last month for Mark Duggan, the Massachusetts man charged with violating a Nashua family court order by allegedly failing to pay child ...

Lil’ Iguana expands its future plans

NASHUA - Lil’ Iguana’s Children’s Safety Foundation has big plans for the nonprofit’s future as they move into their 24th year. Those plans include business changes and a national animation opportunity. Lil Iguana has partnered with Firehouse Centre for the Arts, a nonprofit based ...

Lil’ Iguana’s ‘Family Fun Day’ on tap May 12

Lil’ Iguana’s Family Fun Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 12 inside Nashua High School South from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $1 and goes toward covering the fee to use the gym. “There will be snacks out the ying yang as you walk in. The small gym will be filled with inflatables, ...

NSKS recognized with Gate City Light Award

NASHUA – The Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter was recognized as the 2018 Gate City Light Award recipient at an informal ceremony Saturday afternoon. Mayor Jim Donchess and the Mayor’s Volunteer Recognition Committee were present to honor NSKS, but the award will officially be presented ...

PFOA saga wages on

Saint-Gobain agreed to provide clean water connections for homes that have been impacted by PFOA contamination from its Merrimack plant, but declined the request from town residents to provide a water filtration system for Merrimack schools. After four members of the Citizens for Clean Water ...

Historic Holman turns 80: Big bash scheduled for July

There’s a big party coming up in Nashua this summer, and you’re invited. It’s an 80th birthday party, but it’s not for gramps or grandma or eccentric old Auntie Millie, nor for your canine who is turning 80 in dog years. This is the kind of birthday party that needs a whole lot of ...

Hands-on: Mock disaster tests graduating nursing students

NASHUA - With a focus on experiential learning, Rivier University prepared graduating nurses to manage large-scale emergency events in a mass casualty training exercise Friday afternoon. Rivier University’s Nursing and Health Professions Division conducted the mock disaster exercise, ...

State abandons rail study funding

NASHUA - Mayor Jim Donchess said Friday the city will continue to go after a commuter rail service despite a vote in Concord against funding a train study. “They are turning their backs on the future,” Donchess said of legislators who opted to remove $4 million of federal funding from the ...

Community Baby Shower equips mothers-to-be with supplies and skills

NASHUA- Several dozen new and expecting mothers took a step forward in giving their babies the best possible start in life by attending the United Way of Greater Nashua Community Baby Shower at Nashua Community College Thursday. The second annual shower went off without a hitch, organizers Liz ...

Merrimack teacher closer to top honors

MERRIMACK- Alice Donahoe, a fourth grade teacher at James Mastricola Elementary School is in the running for New Hampshire Teacher of the Year. Donahoe was first selected as one of 23 candidates and was chosen as one of eight semi-finalists last week, the Department of Education ...

New Pay-by-Space-Station installed in NPL Parking Lot

The City of Nashua Parking Department is excited to announce the new pay by space parking pay station at the Nashua Public Library, which was installed on May 1.  The single-space meters have been removed and new signage with space numbers has been installed using the existing posts for each ...