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Mom works to get back on track

NASHUA – When Nichole asked her 7-year-old daughter what she wanted for Christmas this year, the little girl didn’t have to think twice: “I want daddy to go to church with me,” she answered. For Nichole’s two daughters, the 7-year-old and a 3 year old, family is what is most ...

BOE bids farewell to departing members

NASHUA – Monday night’s Board of Education meeting kicked off with a special send off for the Board members who will not be returning. Nashua Superintendent Jahmal Mosley thanked Robert Hallowell, Sandra Ziehm, George Farrington and David Murotake for their years of service and gave each ...

Bank robbery suspect nabbed

NASHUA – Police said Monday that Zachary Provost, the 32-year-old Connecticut man wanted in connection with last week’s robbery of a TD Bank branch in Nashua, has been apprehended in his home state after a six-day manhunt. Provost, whom Nashua police were able to identify within hours of ...

Fire damages home

NASHUA – Two dogs appeared to be fine after they were rescued from a blaze in the south end of the city Monday morning. Other than the canines – a golden retriever and a German shepherd – nobody was home at 32 Bicentennial Drive when the fire started, said Nashua Fire Rescue Deputy Chief ...

BOE suggests changes to hiring policy

NASHUA – The Nashua Board of Education Human Resources Committee met Monday night to discuss changes to the hiring protocol for assistant directors, directors, assistant principals and principals. Sandra Ziehm, Dotty Oden and David Murotake sit on the committee, with Doris Hohensee as an ...

Mom hopes for better future for her children

[Front Door’s]NASHUA – Amanda has had a rough few years, in and out of shelters with two kids, barely even toddlers. She’s trying to save up for an apartment, to give her daughters, ages 1 and 2, a better life than she had, but with a job in the fast food industry, it’s hard to make ...

Child’s death appears ‘suspicious’

MANCHESTER – A 2-year-old boy is dead under mysterious circumstances, police officials said, as an investigation into the death continues. Police were called to an apartment at 551 Howe St. Monday morning for a report of an unconscious child. The toddler was rushed to Elliot Hospital but died ...

Nashua man charged with third-strike theft

NASHUA – A 36-year-old Nashua man is under arrest on charges related to his alleged attempt to lift several items from a city Walgreen’s store, police said. Jeffrey P. Shepard, of 32 Bridge St., Apt. 2A, remained in jail Monday after waiving his arraignment on charges that include one count ...

Nashua domestic violence suspect arraigned, pleads not guilty

NASHUA – While there are allegations that episodes of violence have erupted between Hudson resident Ricardo Acevedo and his girlfriend, the assaults he is now accused of are “by far the most violent in their relationship,” a prosecutor told a Superior Court judge Monday. Acevedo, 33, of 5 ...

Suspect in Nashua burglaries picked up in Lowell, Mass.

NASHUA – Police on Friday charged a Nashua man with three counts of burglary, accusing him of breaking into three North End residences over several days. Police had been looking for Ronald Carbonneau, 37, who lists no fixed address, in connection with one of the burglaries when Lowell, ...

Local veterans pay tribute to 2,403 American lives lost at Pearl Harbor attack

NASHUA – Early Sunday morning, as they’ve done each December for many decades, Dick Mohrmann and Bob Courtemanche alternately stood at attention and bowed their heads in prayer for the 2,403 American souls lost on the morning of that day that always will live in infamy. The men were among ...

Injured hiker rescued

JAFFREY – A hiker from Quincy, Massachusetts, is recovering after she was left immobile by a leg injury and had to be rescued from a Mt. Monadnock trail late Saturday afternoon, state Fish and Game officials said. Elizabeth Manning, 47, had reached the summit and was on her way down when she ...

Single-income family faces holiday crunch

NASHUA – The financial pressure that the holiday season brings for Valerie and her family wouldn’t be so bad if both she and her fiance were able to work full time. But that’s not the reality in their household, where their younger son, who is 4 and has autism, must have around-the-clock ...

Red Kettle campaign underway for holidays

Histories tell of the launch in America of The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign as a feat accomplished in 1891 by Salvation Army Capt. Joseph McFee, a San Franciscan disturbed at the number of hungry in the city. It was his determination to host a Christmas dinner for a thousand people ...

Toy drive will benefit Conval students

Bright yellow posters bearing words in bold black marker-pen made for some eye-catching invitations to passersby along several Milford roads on Sunday, Dec. 3. Anyone heeding the posters’ invitation headed for the big, orange school bus parked splat in the middle of the parking lot at Granite ...

R.I. man charged in Walmart theft

HUDSON – Police are looking into the possibility that the Rhode Island man they arrested Friday for allegedly trying to steal items from Walmart may be involved in similar thefts in other locations. Arrested shortly after noontime Friday was David Johnson, 28, of East Greenwich, who police ...

Santa in the Park

NASHUA – Santa stopped by Greeley Park Saturday afternoon to hear the Christmas wishes of dozens of local children who stood in line in the snow, patiently waiting their turn to sit on his lap and pose for a picture. The 9th annual Santa in the Park transformed the gazebo in Greeley Park ...

Residents equipped for crisis

NASHUA – The pews of Heritage Baptist Church, located at 105 Lock St., were packed with people looking to prepare themselves for the chance of an active shooter situation through a two-hour course offered by Blue-U. The Active Shooter Response Training for Congregations & Clergy started ...

Snow of years past

No 4-wheel-drive, no text alerts, no The Weather Channel, no pre-storm road treatments – goodness, how did we even get by? There’s nothing like the first snowstorm of the season to bring out the giddy little kid in us, a wise old philosopher once observed. Or was it the guy down the street ...

Warm winters activate ticks

Black-legged ticks – deer ticks – that carry Lyme disease are out there and still active. They may dine as long as temps are above freezing. Don’t be their next meal. Dr. Julia Greenspan is a Merrimack resident whose naturopathic practice is located in Amherst. She notes that adult ticks ...