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Event scheduled to help spread suicide awareness

NASHUA – Greater Nashua Public Health officials are teaming up with the National Alliance on Mental Health New Hampshire to present a two-day, 12-hour training session to help train community members to prevent and respond effectively to suicide through a program called Connect. The free ...

Merrimack teen charged with injuring relative

MERRIMACK – An 18-year-old Eden Street resident turned herself in to police late Monday, shortly after she allegedly struck a family member in the head and took off, police said. Maria Hernandez faces one count of domestic violence, a Class A misdemeanor, in connection with the assault, ...

POSTPONED: Weather forces Holman celebration to Wednesday

NASHUA – The stars won’t be shining at Holman Stadium tonight, which also means a change for the 80th Anniversary Celebration of the facility as well. That’s the bad news. The good news is the party and Futures Collegiate League All-Star Game will still take place, as they are now moved ...

City officers earn ‘Lifesaving with Valor’ award for efforts

NASHUA – Four officers received the “Lifesaving with Valor” award for acting with “total disregard for their personal safety” to save someone’s life, according to the Nashua Police Department. Officers Scott Ciszek, Alex Gangi, Jason Reinhold and Colin Flanagan received ...

Republicans rip Trump; Shea-Porter calls for impeachment

NASHUA – Republicans joined Democrats on Monday to strongly denounce President Donald Trump’s private meeting and public appearance with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. Additionally, U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., is now calling for Trump’s impeachment. “I ...

Police, AG’s office continue investigation

NASHUA – The police vehicles are gone and narrow Buck Street has reopened to traffic, but investigators continue following leads, interviewing people and reviewing evidence in the murder of David Smith. Senior Assistant Attorney General Benjamin Agati said Monday he has no information he ...

A puzzling purchase: Sold college campus remains virtually untouched

NASHUA – Several months after a Chinese investor bought the Daniel Webster College campus for close to $12 million, there are no signs of any development at the property, though there are indications the owners want to operate a college. While the property sits vacant and overgrown, city ...

Nashua man arrested for trying to pawn stolen goods

NASHUA – A local man was arrested Saturday for allegedly trying to pawn stolen property. Officers responded to a call at Tradeland, a Nashua pawn shop, for a report that someone tried to pawn stolen property. Joseph Catanzano, 26, of 14 Rancourt St., was arrested and charged with one ...

Judge mulls prisoner’s request for third attempt at Adult Drug Court

NASHUA – Unless the lawyers in the case of incarcerated criminal offender Justin Leonard uncover “substantially different” information in the next month or so, there’s a good chance a judge will grant Leonard’s request to apply once again to the Adult Drug Court program. Judge ...

Lawyer: Convicted carjacker denied medical help at ER

NASHUA – The lawyer for Anthony Plourde, the 23-year-old man charged in December with carjacking a vehicle in Manchester then striking several cars before stopping in Hudson, said Plourde went to a hospital four times seeking help for his psychosis in the hours leading up to the ...

EPA head’s exit brings PFAS plan into the spotlight

The impact of Scott Pruitt’s resignation on the EPA’s PFAS activities will not be severe, according to the EPA, but an environmental scientist has other ideas. Pruitt’s resignation as EPA administrator on July 5 was attributed to ethics scandals, but The Telegraph, which has been ...

FCBL All-Star Game/Holman celebration moved to Wednesday

NASHUA – Mother Nature is a party pooper. The Stars won't be shining at Holman Stadium on Tuesday night, which also means a change for the 80th Birthday Celebration of the facility as well. That's the bad news. The good news is the Birthday Party and Futures Collegiate League All-Star Game ...

Moving Wall coming to Souhegan High School

AMHERST – The Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall is coming to Souhgean High School on Thursday and leaving on July 23. The half-sized replica of the Washington D.C. memorial to the 2.7 million men and women who served in Vietnam is inscribed with the names of the more than 58,000 soldiers who died ...

Select Board eyes BMSI contract

WILTON – Whether to continue with Business Management Systems, Inc., occupied the first part of Monday’s meeting of the Select Board. A contract with the company was signed by previous Administrator Scott Butcher who has since resigned. The board met with BMSI representative Jim Foley who ...

Mustangs and more: Mustang Mania event draws an array of makes and models

MERRIMACK – Rick Stecchi still can’t remember if he put a big bow on a particular gift with which he surprised his fiancee, Brenda Hunt, a couple of Christmases ago. What he does remember is that the gift – a near-flawless, all original, loaded-with-options 1966 Ford Mustang – came in ...

Once Upon a Time

The Fairy Tale Festival took place on Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Many families gathered for live dance performances, activity booths, snow cones, face painting and more. The festival was one of the many events comprising the city's Summer Fun activities.

Russian hacking alarms N.H. delegation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the indictments of 12 Russian intelligence officials New Hampshire’s Congressional Delegation responded to the serious threat that Russian hacking poses to our democracy. “This indictment of Russian intelligence officials reaffirms the assessment of our ...

Symphony NH hosts tours of exquisite gardens

NASHUA – Saturday, the Friends of Symphony NH hosted a floral-themed fundraiser with tours of local gardens. The self-guided walk-through garden tours in Nashua and Hollis featured local residents showing off their properties, with proceeds going back to Symphony NH in support of their ...

Tragic death prompts city officials to acquire AED for Four Hills Landfill

Although they knew they did everything they could have done to save the life of the Nashua man who collapsed, and later died, of a massive heart attack at the Four Hills Landfill last fall, the employees on duty that day still felt they needed to do more. It wasn’t long before they decided ...