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Shaheen works to ‘Turn the Tide’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., on Friday announced the Turn the Tide Act, which would provide $63 billion in funding through 10 years to deliver flexible drug treatment funding to providers. The substance use disorder epidemic is taking more than 70,000 lives per year ...

Girls on the Run looking to expand to new sites

NASHUA – New Hampshire’s Girls on the Run program, an after-school program for girls in grades 3-8, is looking to expand to new sites across the state. During the last 18 years, thousands of girls have participated in programs across the state. Girls on the Run New Hampshire was first ...

Event set for next weekend on Main Street

NASHUA – From breakdancing to swing, all are welcome to learn some new dance moves with Mayor Jim Donchess next weekend in the middle of Main Street. From 7-11 p.m. on July 20, people are welcome to participate in the third annual Dancin’ in the Street event in front of Nashua City Hall. ...

U.S. Rep. Kuster to visit U.S.-Mexico border near McAllen, Texas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., and other Democratic U.S. House members will head to the U.S.-Mexico border near McAllen and Brownsville, Texas. The members will be briefed by detention center staff and speak to children and parents at those locations as well as two ...

Man found with 497 grams of cocaine

CONCORD – U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said Mark Manapsil, 35, of Manchester, pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday to distribution of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to court documents and statements made ...

N.H. man indicted for false statements

CONCORD – Nathan Craigue, 43, of Concord, was indicted by a federal grand jury for making false statements to a federal officer in connection with an investigation of the death of an employee, U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said Friday. According to the indictment, on or about Aug. 28, Craigue ...

Probe underway after N.H. computer attack

DOVER (AP) – A criminal investigation is underway in New Hampshire after Stafford County computers were infected with a virus believed to have come from overseas. The virus affected about 500 county computers. It’s unclear if any information was stolen. WMUR-TV reports the virus was ...

Nashua meetings set for next week

Planning and Development on tap NASHUA – The Nashua Planning & Economic Development will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Aldermanic Chamber of City Hall, 229 Main St. Cleared for takeoff NASHUA – The Nashua Airport Authority will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the auditorium at City ...

Nashua may get downtown dog park

NASHUA – Dogs may soon be running and playing in a new downtown park, the creation of which would take place under the auspices of the Animal and Dog Park Advisory Committee. “The idea here is to form a committee to advise the city about issues pertaining to animals, and primary among ...

248 apartments planned for Hollis, Temple streets

NASHUA – As the city’s population continues to increase, so does the demand for transforming former industrial buildings for use as apartment complexes – or just building totally new housing structures. Plans include two new buildings for the Corriveau Routhier property at 159-161 ...

Rotary Club’s Duck Derby sales set to start

NASHUA – Soon, the Rotary Club of Nashua West will host its second annual Duck Derby – and coordinators project the event will go as swimmingly as last year’s. Yellow rubber ducks will be released into the Nashua River from Front Street on Oct. 19 to raise money for community service ...

Camp Kidsway in full swing

NASHUA – When some students think of summer camp activities, they envision macaroni arts and crafts, games and singalongs. Camp Kidsway, a local camp run by Crossway Christian Church, differs from traditional camps. While there still are arts and crafts, games, dance parties and even a ...

YMCA gets $15K grant from New York Life

NASHUA – The YMCA of Greater Nashua on Thursday announced receipt of a $15,000 Community Impact Grant from New York Life. This grant will support the YMCA’s Power Scholars Academy (PSA), which is an evidence-based curriculum developed by YMCA of the USA and and BellXcel (Building Educated ...

Photo shows black bear relaxing at N.H. hotel

BRETTON WOODS (AP) – It seems bears enjoy a good view just like any other visitor to the White Mountains in New Hampshire. A photo snapped June 29 by an employee at the Omni Mount Washington Resort shows a black bear holding onto a rail on the veranda and looking out. The photo was taken ...

Passing the Gavel

The Milford Rotary Club recently conducted the annual Passing of the Gavel, while members of the 2019-020 Board of Directors took their oaths of office for the new Rotary year. As is tradition, Milford Rotary Past President Chris Rogers, CPA, presided during this year’s event. The incoming ...

Granite State airport makes Top 10 list

MANCHESTER – Manchester-Boston Regional Airport was recently named a Top 10 Domestic Airport by Travel + Leisure magazine in the annual World’s Best Awards. Travel + Leisure readers rated MHT on access, check-in/security, restaurants/bars, shopping and design. “We are beyond thrilled ...

Get REAL ID on tap for this weekend

CONCORD – Soon, federally compliant identification will be required to board domestic flights and enter some federal facilities. A New Hampshire REAL ID driver license or non-driver identification card is fully compliant and will allow one to travel on domestic flights as needed. Saturday, ...

Senators want PFAS labeled as hazardous

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ahead of the Senate’s vote this week on the nomination of Peter Wright, nominee to serve as assistant administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Sens. Tom Carper, D-Del., along with Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, both D-N.H., reiterated their ...