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Deval Patrick tells allies he plans 2020 presidential bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is telling allies that he will join the 2020 presidential race, according to two people familiar with his plans. An official announcement is expected before Friday, the filing deadline for the New Hampshire primary. His move injects a ...

Warren feuds with billionaires

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren’s fight with Wall Street escalated when billionaire investor Leon Cooperman called the presidential candidate’s proposal to put a new tax on the nation’s wealthiest people a plan to “penalize success” and said her ...

Nashua may get new Chief Assessor after previously eliminating position

NASHUA – After eliminating the chief assessor position – at the time occupied by Jon Duhamel – earlier this year, Nashua has gone without someone directly overseeing the operations. However, Administrative Services Director Kim Kleiner, whose duties include supervising the Assessing ...

Pelosi says Trump’s Ukraine actions are bribery

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are refining part of their impeachment case against the president to a simple allegation: Bribery. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday brushed aside the Latin phrase “quid pro quo” that Democrats have been using to describe President Donald Trump’s ...

Call could compound Trump’s troubles

WASHINGTON — When Donald Trump was constructing the opulent Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan four decades ago, he was infuriated when he saw a thin layer of golden-hued marble lining the walls and column in the lobby, and ordered aides to make it appear twice as thick. Sure, he had ...

‘The Revolving Door’

By ADAM URQUHART Staff Writer NASHUA – As fentanyl, heroin and opioids continue crippling New Hampshire, Gov. Chris Sununu stopped by GH Recovery Solutions to see firsthand what is happening on the frontlines in addressing the battle against addiction. “What happens in Nashua is so ...

Police arrest hit-and-run crash suspect

NASHUA – When Hudson police identified Paul Johnson as the chief suspect in a hit-and-run crash that slightly injured a child on Oct. 17, he allegedly told them he’d meet them at police headquarters after they eventually reached him by phone. But Johnson, a 32-year-old Nashua man whose ...

Counselor placed on ‘removal status’ after arrest

HUDSON – School district officials said Thursday they have placed middle school counselor Charles Donnelly on “removal status,” citing his arrest Monday on allegations he sexually assaulted his wife. District spokeswoman Teresa Wolf, on behalf of Superintendent of Schools Lawrence ...

Nashua police arrest habitual offender after short pursuit in mobile home park

NASHUA – The circumstances surrounding the arrest Wednesday night of Jaime Flores, a former Lowell, Massachusetts man living in Nashua, lack the “clear and convincing evidence” of dangerousness the court needs to find to send Flores, his attorney argued in court Thursday. No police ...

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$800K to fight human trafficking in N.H. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thursday, U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, along with U.S. Reps. Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas, all D-N.H., announced nearly $800,000 in federal funds to combat human trafficking in New Hampshire. “Human trafficking ...

Members of Congress want answers on Border Patrol activity

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wednesday, several members of Congress representing New England sent a letter to the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), calling on the agency to provide information on the use of temporary highway checkpoints in northern New England over the past year. U.S. Sens. Jeanne ...

Hassan aims to aid teens on route to college

NASHUA – Getting an early start on college is becoming more popular among high school students in Nashua, and U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., is looking to expand opportunities for students to earn college credits ahead of time. Recently, she and U.S. Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., introduced a ...

Cards Count

HOLLIS – “Dear Warrior, I can play outside with my friends because you are brave. I can eat dinner with my family because you are courageous. And I can sleep safely in my bed at night because you are my hero.” A child penned that powerful message in a holiday card that flowed in among ...

Felony sex assault alleged

NASHUA – U.S. Marine Cpl. Charles Donnelly, a Hudson middle school counselor and veteran of the War in Afghanistan seriously wounded by an improvised explosive device (IED) in 2011, stood before a Superior Court judge Tuesday in his first court appearance since his arrest Monday on felony sex ...

NBT Bank promotes two

NORWICH, New York – NBT Bancorp Inc. President and CEO John Watt Jr. announced that John Moran has been appointed as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Moran will serve on NBT’s Executive Management Team and will be based at the company’s headquarters. He brings 17 ...

DPW seeking $10 million

NASHUA – Officials with the Nashua Division of Public Works hope to have a new office facility constructed at the Nashua Four Hills Landfill sometime by 2022 due to “squalor-like conditions” at its current buildings, but a bond for $6 million must first be approved. “We’ve outgrown ...

Governor names new head of Massachusettes State Police

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday named a new head of the embattled Massachusetts State Police as the agency works to regain the public trust. Lt. Col. Christopher Mason will replace Col. Kerry Gilpin, who announced last week she is retiring as state police ...