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St. Joseph Hospital gets new president

NASHUA – One of the city’s leading health care providers features new leadership, as John A. Jurczyk is the new president of St. Joseph Hospital. Hospital officials said Monday was Jurczyk’s first day on the job. He will also serve as senior vice president of Covenant Health, the ...

Brookline welcomes first director of public works

BROOKLINE – Michael Wenrich started his own business at 11 years old. For the last 16 years, he has dedicated himself to running his Nashua-based landscaping and excavation company, MCW Landscaping. Now, though, he is hanging up his hard hat and stepping in as Brookline’s first-ever ...

Witnesses plead Fifth ahead of trial

NASHUA – Witness after witness refused to answer whether they had even worked for Dusty Old Cars, with that basic question being enough for the former employees of the defunct classic car dealership to invoke their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination. Stephan Condodemetraky, ...

Hudson man found safe

HUDSON – Police officers confirm locating Bryan Provencher, the 48-year-old Hudson man who went missing July 31. “He has been located and is safe,” the Hudson Police Department states on its Facebook page regarding Provencher. An officer with the department contacted Monday afternoon ...

New Hampshire seeks $46 million opioid grant

NASHUA – Of the 50 states, only West Virginia has a higher rate of opioid-related overdose deaths than does New Hampshire, as abuse of fentanyl, heroin and other drugs continues to plague the Granite State. Therefore, Gov. Chris Sununu and officials with the state Department of Health and ...

Police keeping watch on rise of meth in New Hampshire

PORTSMOUTH (AP) – Crystal meth is on the rise in New Hampshire, entering the state through main highways like Interstate 95, but Seacoast police say use of the drug does not appear to be increasing at the same rate in their cities and towns. State Police Lt. John Hennessey said ...

Nashua’s Pokémon Go Group gives back to the Community

In today’s techno-savvy world, it’s not uncommon to find people clinging to the virtual world contained in their phones, even amid their real-life surroundings. The latest trend involves individuals following a GPS to travel to different parks, campuses, restaurants and even cities in hopes ...

Retiree skydives to honor late wife

PEPPERELL, Mass. - Bill Rogers lost his wife in March 2017. While nothing will bring his wife back, he sought to honor her memory last week in what could be considered an unorthodox way. Rogers’ family and a crew of well-wishers gathered at Pepperell Airport to witness him skydive in honor ...

Local schools look at class-size fixes

MONT VERNON – School officials are hoping that at least six parents of kindergarten children from Amherst will choose to send them to Mont Vernon’s Village School in September. The unusual request for volunteers is intended to solve class size problems in both schools. The Mont Vernon ...

Lyndeborough Community Day hits small snag

LYNDEBOROUGH - Although the rain didn’t arrive until after noon, it did manage to keep people indoors, as few attended the annual Community Day events on Saturday. Most vendors for the marketplace passed, but that didn’t stop those who attended from having a good time looking at the wide ...

Rose Mountain Rumble: Annual event will benefit local land conservation

LYNDEBOROUGH – With several small mountains, great views and miles of stone wall-lined roads, Lyndeborough is an ideal place for a bike ride – offering “tasty gravel” in cycling lingo. On Aug. 25, the Piscataquog Land Conservancy is hosting its fourth Rose Mountain Rumble in ...

Food Truck Festival offers array of good eats

MILFORD – From Thai food platters to shaved ice, the New Hampshire Food Truck Festival offered up delicious dishes that appeal to most anyone’s palate. However, if folks weren’t able to attend on Saturday, there’s another opportunity today to stop by the Hampshire Dome at 34 Emerson ...

PFAS study to be funded by $10M grant

The fiscal year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act that was passed by Congress Aug. 1 and is awaiting President Donald Trump’s signature, contains $10 million for the agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry PFAS reports that will shed light on the water contamination that has ...

Amid large trade dispute, New England and Canadian leaders to talk

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – Some of the political leaders from the New England states and the premiers of the five eastern Canadian provinces will be meeting at a Vermont ski resort to talk about issues facing the region and the two countries while a bitter trade dispute simmers between Washington ...

N.H. VFW commander is named

LYNDEBOROUGH – At the state convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in June, Bill Ryan was elected N.H. State Commander, and his wife, Mary Jane, was named president of the Auxiliary. This is only the second time a husband and wife have served in the two top posts. They are both members of ...

Rail trail for Amherst? Town will seek federal grant

AMHERST – This town will probably never be as bikeable as Davis, California, where 22 percent of the population use bicycles to get to work. Or as walkable as Cambridge, Mass., which has a “walk score” of more than 88 percent. But town planners are trying to make Amherst more bike ...

A Pest Problem: City battling bed bugs

NASHUA – From hotels to apartments to condos, bed bugs continue making their way into Nashua. “It is an issue that’s getting worse – it’s gotten worse for many years. In the last 10 years, really, we’ve seen rates that have really soared. And every year, we’re seeing more and ...

Mass. man ‘not guilty’ in child support case

NASHUA – Mark Duggan, the Massachusetts man on trial for allegedly failing to pay child support for several years, was found not guilty on criminal charges this week. The jury in the Hillsborough Superior Court-South in Nashua found Duggan, 52, not guilty on two felony counts of ...

New leadership in district, still dozens of open positions

NASHUA – Several new administrators will join students upon their return to the classroom later this month, but dozens of positions with the Nashua School District remain unfilled. Richard Boardman, former director at Gate City Charter School for the Arts, took the helm of Mount Pleasant ...

Local club throws party celebrating Nashua ‘Bug Juice’ stars

NASHUA – If you grew up in the 1990s, you may remember watching the hit Disney reality show, Bug Juice, which follows a group of campers through the trials and tribulations of their summer camp experience. Now, 20 years after the premiere of its first season, Bug Juice has relaunched for a ...