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Suspended sentence in sex assault

NASHUA - Moments after Superior Court Judge Charles Temple on Thursday accepted a plea agreement that settled former Nashua Children's Home employee Jordan Dorsey's 2015 sexual-assault case with no jail time, the veteran judge turned to the 32-year-old defendant with a word of ...

Car catches fire at Merrimack High School

MERRIMACK - The Merrimack Fire Department was dispatched to the parking lot of the Merrimack High School shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday for a reported car fire. School Resource Officer Michael Murray arrived on scene at 12:53 p.m. and reported a car with an engine compartment fire. Crews ...

Nashua man faces felony charges in gun threats

Police who answered a report of criminal threatening at a Dublin Avenue residence around midnight Thursday ended up taking 55-year-old Richard Jandrew into custody on charges accusing him of holding a gun to a female's head during an argument, police said. Jandrew, of 72 Dublin Ave., was also ...

Arraignment pending for juvenile in stabbing

A confrontation near Nashua's Holman Stadium on Wednesday evening landed one teenager under arrest and another in the hospital for treatment of a stab wound, police said. Patrol officers answering a call for a reported stabbing on the Amherst Street side of the stadium around 4:30 p.m. ...

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NASHUA Gate City man dies in Jamaica car accident A Nashua man died this week in a car crash that occurred while he was vacationing in Jamaica, according to reports, and his family is raising money to have his body shipped back home for burial. According to the Jamaica Observer newspaper, ...

Super search in next phase; School board talks needs for next year

NASHUA - The Board of Education's Human Resources Committee began its lengthy search Wednesday for a permanent superintendent of schools. Connie Brown, who took over Aug. 15 as interim superintendent of schools after Mark Conrad stepped down, is serving a one-year term and would have to go ...

Colorful display illuminates bridge on Nashua River

The more than 400-foot-long Broad Street Parkway bridge has its new decorative lights courtesy of a Hollis benefactor who donated the funds for the project. Richard Stahl, the former Nashua businessman, was on hand Thursday night when the newly installed lights were switched on for the first ...

Juvenile charged after shooting in Nashua; Man, woman reportedly wounded

NASHUA - A juvenile male whose name police didn't release, citing his age, has been identified as "the person responsible" for the Wednesday morning shooting near Lake and Ash streets that sent two people to the hospital for treatment of relatively minor injuries. Lt. Kerry ...

DCYF worker still on payroll

CONCORD - Newly released information from a pending lawsuit claims the Division for Children, Youth and Families social worker who allegedly kept two young girls in a home where they were being sexually abused, despite having access to a police report, is still employed by the ...

Bus strike detente keeps Nashua kids in school – for now

NASHUA - Though a pension dispute between the Nashua School District's bus contractor and the union representing local drivers remains unresolved, school will stay in session - at least until next Wednesday. The two parties, leading transportation firm First Student and the Teamsters Local ...

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Nashua Homeowners can expect local tax bills Homeowners are reminded to make sure they receive their property tax bills. The bill should be getting to homeowners this week, according to city Tax Collector David Fredette. Duplicate copies can be obtained at City Hall or by calling ...

Nashua raising cancer’s visibility

NASHUA - One local pancreatic cancer survivor expressed gratitude this week to Nashua for joining in World Pancreatic Cancer Day on Thursday. Hundreds of government entities around the country and the world are doing their part to raise awareness and advocate for increased federal research ...

‘Nostalgia’ celebrated on Nashua building

About 100 people - one for each year the property has stood on Main Street - gathered in front of the finished but darkened Chase Building mural Wednesday night in anticipation of its celebratory lighting ceremony. The mural, a collage of black-and-white scenes culled from classic films, was ...

Nashua news digest for Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016

Police: Man arrested for breaking teen girl’s jaw A Nashua man was arrested after police say he punched a woman in the face, severely injuring her jaw. Police responded to a reported assault on Friday, Oct. 28, when a 17-year-old female told them she was assaulted in a Nashua parking ...

Suspected drunken driver strikes pedestrians in Nashua

NASHUA – Two pedestrians were seriously injured in the early hours of Tuesday morning after they were struck by a vehicle in the parking lot near the intersection of Railroad Square and Clinton Street, authorities say. Phillip Kannaly, 26, of 63 Queensland Road, North Billerica, ...

Nashua’s Ski Swap slated for next week

NASHUA – The area’s premier ski and skate swap event is set to kick off the day before Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving Ski, Snowboard and Skate Swap will take place Wednesday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Nov. 27, at Nashua High School South. The event, which was ran for more ...

Close Nashua races for NH House get second look

NASHUA – Three tight House of Representatives races for seats to represent Nashua are getting recounts. James Rivers, the director of communications for the New Hampshire House, said Tuesday that Nashua’s Ward 1, 5 and 9 races will have recounts on Nov. 22. All three of the ...

Pawn broker pleads in theft ring case

NASHUA – Carl Branco, the Litchfield resident and former Nashua pawn shop owner charged two years ago with multiple offenses accusing him of taking part in a theft and fencing racket, has agreed to plead guilty to four reduced charges in exchange for serving no jail time. County ...

Merrimack firefighters make quick work of vehicle blaze

MERRIMACK – A dump truck driver hauling an excavator through Merrimack had to call firefighters when the rig he was driving caught fire Tuesday. Merrimack firefighters were called about 9:38 a.m. to the intersection of Webb Drive and the Daniel Webster Highway and found a 2004 Ford ...