Local News

Collection days are scheduled

NASHUA – The Solid Waste Department will pick up recycling, trash and yard wastes, Monday through Friday. Residents should place all containers at curbside by 6:45 a.m. on the collection day. They should put trash in garbage bags, tying off the bags before putting them in a cart. Keep at ...

City meetings on the calendar

Curriculum & Evaluation Committee NASHUA – The Nashua Board of Education’s Curriculum & Evaluation Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Nashua High School North, 8 Titan Way. Performing Arts Center committee NASHUA – The Performing Arts Center Steering Committee will ...

Environmentalists look to cut fossil fuel usage

CONCORD — Environmentalists assembled at the Legislative Office Building Thursday said New Hampshire coughs up $3 billion per year to import energy generated by coal, oil, natural gas and other fossil fuels. Organizers believe they can cut fossil fuel usage in the Granite State to zero by ...

Feds: Over-pressurized lines caused gas explosions

BOSTON (AP) – Over-pressurized natural gas lines were the source of deadly explosions and fires that rocked communities north of Boston last month, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. The five-page, preliminary report found that utility workers contracted by Columbia Gas ...

New NTC directors aim to keep progressing

NASHUA – The Nashua Technology Center recently welcomed two new directors with diverse backgrounds in education and a passion for spreading the word about career and technical education (CTE). The center offers 19 programs that bring real-world, hands-on experience to students at Nashua ...

Nashua Farmers Market continues; moving indoors at 201 Main St. on Oct. 21

NASHUA – An empty Alec’s Shoes building in downtown Nashua sits on Main Street as the rain trickles down its roof. Artwork covers its windows to make up for its emptiness. In two weeks, however, the building will be filled with 18 vendors selling locally grown produce and a variety of ...

Official: No sign of West Nile in humans

NASHUA – Mosquitoes in the city tested positive for West Nile virus in August, but Nashua Environmental Health Officer Heidi Peek-Kukulka said humans have managed to avoid the flu-like symptoms associated with an infection. Officials with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human ...

Meals for Kids helps stomachs stay full

NASHUA – The rain pours onto the pavement Thursday evening as volunteers bring donated food into the Arlington Street Community Center. One by one, those in need browse for food to feed their friends or family members who struggle to afford healthy food. Inside the building are bags of ...

Organization celebrates CLiF grant

NASHUA — Literacy is an important foundation to any child’s education. Thanks to a grant from the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) received by the Southern New Hampshire Services Child Development Center in Nashua, children and their families will be able to learn a little ...

Youths find kids in hot car

NASHUA – A group of youths walking near West Hollis and Vine streets around dusk Wednesday may well have prevented a serious, even deadly, situation when they stopped to check out a car sitting in a parking lot with its engine running and brake lights activated. Inside, according to police ...

Former Nashua man pleads guilty, agrees to start jail term in November

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge Thursday sentenced former Nashua resident Robert Hollins to several months in jail as part of a plea deal, but also agreed to allow him to “self-surrender” to authorities in about a month. Hollins, 31, formerly of 5 Newcastle Drive, Apt. 3, and also a ...

Area man faces multiple charges

MERRIMACK – On Wednesday, officers with the Merrimack Police Department arrested Warren Picard, 55, of Manchester, on a slew of charges. At 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a residence on Gauthier Road for a report of road rage. One of the parties was reportedly blocking an ...

Lowell woman arrested for DUI

PELHAM – Michaela Pimentel, 23, of Lowell, Massachusetts, faces charges of DUI, criminal mischief, conduct after an accident and a solid line violation after a Wednesday incident in Pelham. Pelham officers responded to a call about a hit and run crash on Beacon Hill Road shortly after 9 ...

Rivier investing $5M in athletic facilities

NASHUA – As part of Rivier University’s Vision 2020 plan, there is a special focus on student well-being, and university officials recognize that athletics are important for a complete college experience. Therefore, the school’s athletic facilities are getting a makeover, as a ...

Crews repair broken water main; service restored

NASHUA – After a 12-inch water main broke Tuesday evening in the area of Chestnut and Kinsley streets, causing a deluge through the neighborhood, crews worked throughout Wednesday to repair the damage. Nashua Director of Emergency Management Justin Kates said most of the issues were ...

Residents get update on water problems

MERRIMACK – Carcinogenic chemicals associated with the production of plastics, foams and waxes continue causing problems in New Hampshire, so state regulators are working to keep residents informed of the mitigation efforts. These materials are per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. ...

Dannible sent to prison; must repay $152,000

NASHUA – Litchfield resident Olga McSorley entered Hillsborough County Superior Court-South Wednesday morning hoping to find a way to forgive Shannon Dannible, who was principal of tiny St. Francis of Assisi school when two of McSorley’s children attended. “I wanted to come here with ...

Students promote cause on Walk to School Day

MERRIMACK – About 40 James Mastricola Upper Elementary students, along with about 10 school faculty members and multiple officers from the Merrimack Police Department, gathered Wednesday to participate in International Walk to School Day to promote health and wellness. “Walk to School Day ...

Business After Hours

Lisa Valcourt with Silverstone and Connie Audet with New Hampshire Magazine mingle during the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce October Business After Hours event, Wednesday at The Hunt Community.

$1 million in HUD funds for Nashua

NASHUA – More than $1 million worth of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funding is on the way to Nashua to help those in low-to-moderate income neighborhoods. “Community Development Block Grant funding is used to help us in a lot of downtown or depressed neighborhoods,” ...