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Ash Street man charged with felony assault

NASHUA – At 9:51 p.m. Saturday, officers arrested David Lavoie, 53, of 92 Ash St., No. 21, for a felony charge of second-degree assault. Earlier that evening, officers investigated an assault at 58 Palm St. Officers contacted a man who said Lavoie assaulted him. The victim sustained ...

Mayor orders audit of Tax Assessor’s Office

NASHUA – Amid residents’ allegations of unprofessionalism and drive-by assessments, the Nashua Tax Assessor’s Office is being audited. Mayor Jim Donchess on Nov. 20 issued a letter directing Chief of Staff Kim Kleiner and Chief Financial Officer John Griffin to perform the ...

Resident finds the abatement process difficult

NASHUA – Property owners continue questioning the practices of the Nashua Tax Assessor’s Office and its Massachusetts-based contractor, KRT Appraisal. Now, some who believe their property was unfairly assessed are concerned about the process of applying for an abatement. Once such ...

Testimony underway in jury trial

NASHUA – When Brandon Wells heard his son’s alarm clock sounding from the lower level of their Pelham home at about 6 a.m. on June 20, 2017, he went downstairs to make sure his son was up and getting ready for work. Wells testifed Monday in Hillsborough County Superior Court-South that ...

N.H. leaders praise China’s commitment to battle fentanyl

NASHUA – “China Girl,” “China Town” and “China White” are three of the street names Drug Enforcement Administration officials list for the synthetic opioid fentanyl, which is up to 100 times more powerful than morphine. In light of these connections to the deadly drug, U.S. ...

Nashua Prevention Coalition aims to spread positivity through Gratitude Trees

NASHUA – Words of encouragement are adorning small birch trees at eight different locations throughout the city in an effort to spread positivity during the holiday season, thanks to the Nashua Prevention Coalition. Project Coordinator Kameo Chasse said coalition officials have been doing ...

Regulators warn of recent scam

CONCORD – A New Hampshire resident wisely contacted authorities recently, shortly after fielding a call from a man who allegedly claimed he was seeking donations to fund a $25 million partnership to produce an action film called “Cigarette – Legend of Donzi,” according to state security ...

Bids for Kids: 32nd annual holiday auction a success

NASHUA – With bid paddles and mobile phones at the ready, close to 300 attendees participated in the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua’s 32nd Annual Bids for Kids Holiday Auction, Saturday at Nashua’s Sky Meadow Country Club. For the first time, the holiday auction featured mobile ...

Nashua South Innovations Club advances in STEM competition

NASHUA – For a second consecutive year, members of the Innovations Club at Nashua High School South have earned a spot as one of five state finalists in New Hampshire for the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Competition. This nationwide competition challenges public school teachers and students ...

A recollection: The historic 1980 Nashua debate

NASHUA – George H. W. Bush, who died Friday at 94, came to Nashua numerous times as he criss-crossed New Hampshire ahead of the First-in-the-Nation presidential primary of 1980. One of seven candidates vying for the Republican nomination that year, the physically fit, seemingly tireless ...

Nashua honors Pearl Harbor’s 77th anniversary

NASHUA – Generations of military personnel, ranging from World War II veteran Dick Mohrmann to current servicemen, women and high school-aged Junior ROTC members, braved a chilly, steady rain Sunday morning, setting their eyes on flags and opening their hearts in remembrance of the U.S. ...

Day’s Jewelers opens 8th store in Nashua

NASHUA - Day’s Jewelers is excited to be expanding their brand in southern New Hampshire, and will hold their official grand opening of the new Nashua location next weekend. On Dec. 7 a ribbon cutting will officially unveil their newest location, which is now their second in New Hampshire ...

Grand jury hands up indictments

NASHUA – Drug offenses, alleged stabbings and sex crimes and accusations of a Molotov cocktail deployment are among the charges on which a grand jury for the November term of Hillsborough County Superior Court South has handed up indictments. An indictment is not an indication, or proof of, ...

School changes too fast?

MILFORD – Two Milford school principals said they are concerned that changes that are part of a proposed budget for next year are happening too quickly. Answering questions from the Advisory Budget Committee at a four-hour meeting Nov. 17, Milford High School Principal Brad Craven said ...

Author talk set for Dec. 8 at Toadstool Bookshop

MILFORD – Julie Boardman, author of Death in the White Mountains, will present a program based on her book at the Toadstool Bookshop in Milford at 3 p.m. on Dec. 8. Published by Bondcliff Books of Littleton, Death in the White Mountains is the first book to focus on fatalities in the entire ...

Wilton’s new town website features fun contest

WILTON – The Economic Development Committee is promoting the launch of the town’s new website (www.wiltonnh.gov) with a fun contest – “Where’s Wanda?” Ten photos of “Wanda” and her faithful dog “Winnie” have been Photoshopped into pictures of Wilton on the website. Locate ...

Benefit concert slated for 7 p.m. on Dec. 8

MILFORD – The Murphy-Clark Band and the Stoller family will present a Christmas concert in the Congregational Church Parish House on Union Street on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m., with proceeds benefiting the Corey Frederick Stoller Memorial Scholarship. The Murphy- Clark Band is a six-piece modern ...

New England should have plenty of power this winter

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – There should be plenty of power this winter across New England, though the company that manages the electric grid says an extreme cold snap could pose some challenges. In its winter forecast, ISO New England said this week that consumer demand across the region is ...

Naked man charged with swinging at Merrimack officer

MERRIMACK – Based on the description they were given, officers called to The Residences at DW Highway late Friday night had no problem locating their suspect – police said he was the guy allegedly walking through the parking lot “completely naked.” Richard Chase, 52, who lives at The ...

Santa stops by Senior Center; gingerbread house contest a hit

NASHUA – The Nashua Senior Activity Center got a special visit from the North Pole Saturday morning during its fifth Breakfast with Santa. This breakfast combines three events into one, featuring a gingerbread house contest and craft fair as well as a morning meal provided by the Nashua ...