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Selectmen proclaim Lyndeborough a Purple Heart town

LYNDEBOROUGH – The Board of Selectmen formally proclaimed Lyndeborough a Purple Heart Town at a ceremony held prior to the regular meeting of the board on July 3. Marie Grella of Amherst, who had proposed the designation, was joined by Purple Heart recipient Paul Martin and two other veterans ...

Local teen accused of sexually assaulting 2

NASHUA – A roughly month-long police investigation into two young girls’ allegations that 19-year-old Daniel Montminy sexually assaulted them in their Nashua home culminated in Montminy’s arrest during the weekend. Montminy, who turns 20 later this week, is charged with two counts of ...

D-H psychiatrist receives award

LEBANON – Dr. Will Torrey Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) Department of Psychiatry’s vice chair for clinical services, was presented with the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Torrey, who is also a professor of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of ...

Bedford police look to identify fraud suspect

BEDFORD – Police Chief John J. Bryfonski said officials are seeking to identify a woman accused of multiple fraudulent bank transactions. At approximately 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Bedford police were alerted to suspicious activity at Member’s First Credit Union, 136 Bedford Center Road. There, ...

Revaluation public hearing scheduled

NASHUA – The city is looking to issue $1.3 million in bonds for property revaluation services. A public hearing has been set regarding the matter, and is set for 7 p.m. Monday in the Aldermanic Chamber of City Hall, 229 Main St. Resolution 19-159 aims to authorize officials to issue ...

Nashua Goes Back To School is Aug. 22

NASHUA – The city’s annual back to school event is set for 5 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Nashua Public Library and Plaza, 2 Court St. Those interested in making donations should do so by Aug. 9. Donations accepted: Monetary, backpacks, school supplies, gift cards for Target or Walmart. All ...

Leaders continue working against tax

PITTSFIELD – U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., on Friday visited NobleSpirit to discuss the Supreme Court’s backward ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. with the leadership of NobleSpirit and other online retailers in New Hampshire. The Wayfair ruling requires businesses in non-sales tax ...

Shaheen takes in $1.9 million for Q2

CONCORD (AP) – U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., raised more than $1.9 million in the latest fundraising quarter as she seeks a third term in the U.S. Senate. Shaheen’s campaign says her second-quarter haul is more than any other New Hampshire candidate raised for that time period, ...

O’Rourke assails administration’s immigration policies

NASHUA – Fresh off a roundtable with leaders of the region’s faith communities, Democratic presidential aspirant Beto O’Rourke on Sunday ripped the Trump administration’s immigration policies, telling about 125 listeners at a Nashua church that the policies “will make us less safe and ...

Apartment house damaged in weekend blaze

NASHUA – Despite resuscitation efforts, a dog perished in a Saturday afternoon fire that damaged a large Blossom Street apartment house, fire officials said. “Attempts were made to resuscitate the dog but it succumbed to its injuries,” Nashua Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Karl Gerhard said, ...

Three area men face domestic violence charges

MERRIMACK – Police arrested three men over the weekend on assault charges stemming from allegations of domestic violence. In the first incident, Brian Sweetser, 52, and Devin Sweetser, 27, whose relationship police didn’t specify, were each charged with one count of simple assault – ...

Book, TV show give murder victim a voice

New Hampshire residents Carrie Freitag and Margaret Kerouac (“Peg,” a Nashua native), co-authors of the book, “Aftermath in the Wake of Murder,” have had the story of the murder of Carrie’s brother Bill, told on a new Investigation Discovery Channel series, “Impact of Murder.” The ...

Milford gears up for 30th annual Pumpkin Festival

Shades of orange will drape the town, as Milford prepares for its annual Pumpkin Festival, to be held Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 11-13. Committee treasurer Zoe Lantaff said planning is heavily underway, as musicians and vendors are being lined-up. “The music acts are falling into place ...

Biden stresses Obamacare, unification at Londonderry rally

LONDONDERRY – Joe Biden may be losing some ground as the Democratic frontrunner, but that hardly seemed the case as he slammed Donald Trump, defended Obamacare and spoke about climate change at a rally on Saturday in Londonderry. A recent poll shows Biden with the support of 26% of voters ...

Booker talks gun control during visit

NASHUA – During his fifth visit to New Hampshire, and second to Nashua since starting his campaign for the 2020 Presidential election, Cory Booker, D-N.J., stopped at Nashua Community College Saturday to talk about his campaign. While touching on many of his policies and plans regarding ...

Patriots’ Kraft pledges $100K for families of bikers killed

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft joined leather-clad bikers from across the country at a memorial Saturday for the seven motorcyclists killed in a collision with a truck last month and pledged to donate $100,000 to help the victims’ families. Bikers from as ...

New Hampshire gets sports betting

NASHUA – Whether you want to bet on NFL football, NBA basketball, Major League Baseball, soccer, UFC fighting, college sports, or just about any other athletic contest, you will be free to do so in New Hampshire. “Sports betting is the right bet for New Hampshire,” Gov. Chris Sununu ...

$1.4 billion settlement in Suboxone case

NASHUA – The U.S. Department of Justice will collect $1.4 billion from the company that formerly manufactured the opioid addiction treatment drug Suboxone. The settlement is the largest recovery for a drug related to the opioid epidemic in U.S. history. “The opioid epidemic continues to ...

Marguerite’s Place names new director

NASHUA – Those who stop in in at Marguerite’s Place at 87 Palm St. in Nashua should expect to see a fresh face in the crowd of dedicated employees, as Hannah Stohler joined the staff as the new executive director this week. While things have been hectic, Stohler said she is enjoying the ...