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Eversource helps YMCA’s summer program

NASHUA — The YMCA of Greater Nashua received a $1,500 award from Eversource in support of the Y’s Power Scholars Academy, a summer program that expands learning time to improve the academic achievements, self-confidence and life trajectories of elementary school students who are performing ...

Consolidated workers in New England approve 3-year contracts

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two unions representing about 1,000 Consolidated Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont have approved three-year contracts, their first under the Illinois-based company, officials said Friday. The negotiating committee of the International ...

Flying cars coming to Nashua Airport

NASHUA – Once only a futuristic fantasy on the classic cartoon, The Jetsons, flying cars are a present-day reality on their way to the Nashua Airport. Woburn, Massachusetts-based Terrafugia plans to lease space at the airport to test what company officials call the world’s first practical ...

Hudson man, Provencher, still missing

HUDSON – Bryan Provencher, the Hudson man who went missing July 31, has still not been found. Det. Sgt. Thomas Scotti, who oversees the investigation, said Thursday he would not divulge any details of the case, but that officials will keep looking. Provencher, 48, was last seen in Lowell, ...

Lawmakers don’t have to show privilege

NASHUA – With the 2018 New Hampshire primary only about a month away, the lawsuit challenging the contentious voter registration law, commonly known as SB 3, continues. In the lawsuit, two legislators who helped create and push the law through the state house last year – Rep. Kathleen ...

Duggan found not guilty in child support case

By DAMIEN FISHER Staff Writer 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 ...

$10 million federal grant supports mental health

NASHUA — The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services will receive a $10 million federal grant to support ProHealth NH, a program which endeavors to improve the health and wellness of young people suffering from severe mental illnesses and emotional disturbances. The Greater ...

Nashua North garage gets a makeover

NASHUA – After suffering from low enrollment numbers and the loss of both its teachers, the Nashua High School North automotive program got some much-needed revitalization Thursday, according to Career and Technical Education Director Amanda Bastoni. Moving into the 2018-19 school year, the ...

Lebanon man charged for molestation free after court appearance

NASHUA — Lebanon resident Edward Goodwin, who left the Nashua area in 2014 while under investigation for allegedly molesting two children, is free after he pleaded guilty to one charge against him, and picked up a new felony charge during his Thursday court appearance. Goodwin, 55, left ...

NH Sens. sponsor Medicare legislation

NASHUA – U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, both D-N.H., are co-sponsoring legislation which they maintain will protect the Medicare and Medicaid social programs from “partisan attacks.” The Medicare and Medicaid Protection Act would, if it becomes law, require a supermajority ...

Bernier takes new post at GNMHC

NASHUA — Kate Bernier, MSW, LICSW, recently accepted the position as director of Child and Adolescent Services at Greater Nashua Mental Health Center. Bernier brings a wealth of experience to this position, including her history of working at GNMHC for the past 20 years in various positions ...

Farm-to-Fork event on tap

HOLLIS – The 2018 Farm-to-Fork Fundraiser for the Hollis Democrats is set for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Lawrence Barn, 28 Depot Road. There will be a menu featuring locally-sourced ingredients created by Chef Markoh, of Lucia Tavola and Markoh’s on Main in Ayer, Massachusetts. The evening ...

Health system CEO sees major needs for region

NASHUA – As the president and CEO of SolutionHealth, a new entity combining Southern New Hampshire Health of Nashua and Elliot Health System of Manchester, Sherry Hausmann has quite a bit on her plate. Not only did she recently move from Kansas with a mission of integrating the two ...

Cyanobacteria warning for Nashua River

NASHUA – Those planning activities in the Nashua River near Mine Falls Park beware: bacteria that can cause nausea, seizures and central nervous system damage are lurking in the water. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has issued a cyanobacteria warning for this portion ...

Clothing is for kids in foster care

NASHUA – Each day across New Hampshire and elsewhere, social workers remove abused and neglected children from crisis situations, with the youngsters often ending up in foster care. Specifically, more than 900 children enter New Hampshire foster homes in a typical year, according to the ...

New Hampshire Supreme Court to hear Salimullah attempted murder appeal

NASHUA – The New Hampshire Supreme Court will hear the attempted murder appeal of Mohammad Salimullah, a city man convicted of trying to kill his ex-wife by slashing her throat. Salimullah was found guilty on five felony counts by a jury of nine men and three women at his trial in May, ...

The many faces of Mark Pinksten

NASHUA – Some may know him as Indiana Jones or The Doctor; others may know him as Newt Scamander or perhaps even the shark from Jaws. But to his friends, comedian, cosplayer and magician Mark Pinksten is simply himself. Teaching computer and information security during the week, Pinksten ...

Third Brazil Fest to bring food, dancing, culture

NASHUA – Three years ago, Brazil Fest in Nashua began as a way to try to bring the immigrant community together. Now, with a full day of food, music and dancing, it is a way for the Brazilian community to show Nashua all that their culture has to offer. Hosted in part by One Greater Nashua ...

Officials: Don’t drive while stoned

BOSTON (AP) – In anticipation of the first recreational marijuana stores opening within Massachusetts in the coming weeks, state officials Wednesday stepped up warnings to motorists about the risks of driving while stoned. A new public education and enforcement campaign announced by ...