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Strawberries, ice cream, band concert and sunshine draw hundreds to Hollis

HOLLIS – Folks arrived early and often even before the clock struck 2 Sunday afternoon, some claiming their spot under their favorite spreading hardwood tree, others taking up position in the strawberry shortcake and ice cream line that would soon stretch down to Little Nichols ...

Data shows parkway not at capacity

NASHUA – Data on the use of the Broad Street Parkway is expected to show an increase in the use of the new road connecting Nashua’s Millyard business sector to the Everett Turnpike. The parkway, opened in December 2015, is expected to see more use as the Millyard district begins to expand. ...

Fourth person arrested in alleged Merrimack retail scam

MERRIMACK – A Massachusetts man has become the fourth person charged in connection with a scheme in which a former employee of a Merrimack Premium Outlets store allegedly sold merchandise to friends at a sharp discount or failed to scan the price tags, police said. Malik A. Malcolm, 20, of 26 ...

‘Global resolution’ reached in woman’s drug case

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge agreed to attach a 12-month jail sentence to the term that Nashua resident Erika Barlow is currently serving, the result of a plea agreement reached by prosecutors and her attorney. Barlow, 26, most recently of 1 Pacific Blvd, will serve the newly imposed term ...

Group assesses town’s present, future

WILTON – The Economic Development Committee has been trying to find solutions for the last year to several problems confronting the town. The group has been addressing several questions: â-  What image does the town want to project? â-  What groups of people does it want to ...

Normal solid waste operations will resume after holiday

NASHUA – The Solid Waste Department will open as usual on Monday, July 3, but will close the following day to celebrate Independence Day. The Four Hills Landfill and Nashua Recycling Center will also close on the holiday, and there will be no collections at curbside. Normal operations ...

Safety officials warn of fireworks dangers, restrictions

With Independence Day celebrations approaching, state safety officials hope residents who add permissible fireworks to their parties remember the three “B’s” for safe use: Be prepared, be safe and be responsible. The warnings come in advance of the July 4 holiday and its inherent use of ...

Brookline Selectboard to hold special meeting about bridge/sidewalk plan

BROOKLINE – The Brookline Selectboard has called a special meeting on Thursday for “public input, discussion and re-evaluation” of a proposed project to construct a pedestrian bridge and sidewalk. The meeting was scheduled by board Chairman John Carr – two days after the board decided ...

100-plus take part in Nashua’s Relay for Life

An estimated 1.6 million Americans can expect a cancer diagnosis in 2017, including several thousand in New Hampshire. However, one Nashua event took place with a distinct purpose for those people and others previously diagnosed with cancer: they are not alone. For 12 hours on Saturday, The ...

Nashua’s ‘Tree Streets Block Party’ a hit

On Saturday, April Torres saw her neighborhood became energized with musical entertainment, colorful vendor tents, a bounce house, friendly people serving a free lunch to residents and a skateboard competition. Torres was one of the inner-city residents who enjoyed the Tree Streets Block Party, ...

Nashua school board committee forwards cellphone policy

NASHUA – A cellphone policy for administrators and district staff who need to be accessed in emergency situations has been approved by the Board of Education’s Policy Committee after months of revisions. The policy allows for those who qualify to receive either a monthly allowance or a ...

Final man in Texas trio sentenced in credit card fraud

CONCORD – The third and final suspect in a recent credit card fraud scheme has been found guilty. Acting U.S. Attorney John J. Farley announced Friday that Francisco Tamayo Noguera, 36, of Austin, Texas, was found guilty by a jury of conspiracy to commit credit and debit card fraud, as well ...

Waldorf schools in Wilton to merge

WILTON – They have been affiliated for 45 years, and now Pine Hill and High Mowing Waldorf schools are merging into one program. The move is expected to be completed in July. There are several advantages to the merger, board Secretary Patrick Gillam said. “All independent schools have ...

A 50th anniversary that’s golden — with sunshine

Things like birthdays and anniversaries are meant to be celebrated, and not just by the birthday boy/girl or the happy couple. If you’re invited to such a celebration, it must mean the guests of honor like you. And if you go, it means you like the guests of honor. So presumably — if I can ...

Greater Nashua growers see changes to hay crop from last year

Sean Trombly recalls an old saying about a wet May bringing a barn full of hay – and as far as the Milford farmer is concerned, it just may be true, but with a twist. Some area farmers have taken the first cutting of their hay crop, and Trombly, a longtime grower who tends land near Back ...

Nashua tattoo artist looks to start new anti-drug arts venture

NASHUA – A downtown alley may seem like an odd location for a seed to grow, but for one Nashua woman, it’s exactly the right place for her idea to sprout – and hopefully flourish. What Cathy Roberts finds next to her West Pearl Street business, and what she has seen around Nashua, has ...

State: Milford youth football volunteers in default of court case

MILFORD – The president of a youth football team and several of the volunteer members of the team’s board have fumbled the court case that seeks to disband the team. The Milford Mustangs Youth Football and Cheerleading team is facing the possibility of being dissolved because its leadership ...

Merrimack begins full-day kindergarten discussions

MERRIMACK – Three Merrimack principals advocated for full-day kindergarten during a recent School Board meeting at which they were asked to discuss their research on the topic. The presentation, conducted the day before Nashua approved full-day kindergarten for all of its elementary schools, ...

Nashua man indicted on multiple domestic violence counts

NASHUA – A Nashua man has been indicted on a series of domestic violence charges that accuse him of strangling and threatening a female victim in March. A grand jury from the southern division of Hillsborough County Superior Court handed down nearly a dozen indictments for Matthew Martin, 24, ...

Man charged in Milford burglary

MILFORD – Police say a former local man now living in Warner was arraigned this week on a burglary charge. Officers with the Milford Police Department said Thursday that Maurice Tweedie, 47, of 65 Hartshorn Lane, Warner, was arraigned and held on $10,000 cash bail in connection to an April 14 ...