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Allegations of thefts, failures to appear land former Nashua man in jail

NASHUA – William Mejia Delisle, a 26-year-old former Nashua man most recently living in Manchester, should be held on $25,000 cash-only bail, a county prosecutor said this week, because he “has many convictions” and presents “an absolute flight risk.” That risk, Assistant County ...

City man caught by Nashua POP Unit

NASHUA – Zachary Clegg-Marrama, 21, of Nashua, faces numerous felony drug charges after his Tuesday arrest by the city’s Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Unit. As a result of the investigation, Clegg-Marrama was charged with the following Class B felonies; • Five counts sale of ...

N.H. woman facing fraud allegations

NASHUA – Lilia Pagan, 27, of Center Barnstead, faces felony theft and forgery charges after her Tuesday arrest. On May 21, officers received a report of a fraud. The victim reported a check was stolen, forged and cashed. Detectives furthered the investigation. They came to believe that ...

Hepatitis A cases continue to climb

NASHUA – Hillsborough County continues to be the most heavily impacted area of the state in the midst of a marked increase in Hepatitis A cases in New Hampshire. Nashua Division of Public Health & Community Services Director Bobbie Bagley said New Hampshire is up to 204 cases statewide, ...

Lake association recognized by EPA

MERRIMACK – Four individuals and three organizations in New Hampshire were each recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for their work to protect New England’s environment. These environmental leaders were among 25 recipients across New England honored by EPA’s New England ...

Man pleads guilty on fentanyl charge

CONCORD – David Nguyen, 37, of Manchester, pleaded guilty in federal court to distributing fentanyl, U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said. According to court documents and statements made in court, on Nov. 1, a cooperating individual, at the direction of law enforcement officers, arranged to buy ...

Cat Calamity

NASHUA – Resident Gary Braun recently acknowledged distributing leaflets throughout the city conveying his opinion that Nashua leaders may capture innocent cats. Monday, Braun took his complaints about Ordinance 19-052 to the Personnel/Administrative Affairs Committee meeting. The ordinance ...

Colleagues remember Capt. Lehto

NASHUA – Favorite memories of working alongside Nashua Police Department Capt. Jonathan Lehto, whether during his years on patrol, as a detective in the department’s former Youth Services Division or his five years as a police prosecutor, were the topic of conversation Tuesday at NPD ...

Sports betting to be on Nov. 5 ballot in Nashua

NASHUA — Voters will decide if sports gambling will be legal in Nashua during the Nov. 5 general election, thanks to the Tuesday 14-0 vote by members of the Board of Aldermen. With Alderman Ernest Jette absent, members passed Resolution 19-162, which is relative to a ballot referendum to ...

Nashua PD reported issues with CA Conlon

MANCHESTER – Despite having no law enforcement or prosecutorial experience whatsoever, Hillsborough County Attorney Michael Conlon rode the Democratic “blue wave” of 2018 to narrowly oust Republican incumbent Dennis Hogan. Ten months later, Republican New Hampshire Attorney General ...

Spreading the love with social-emotional learning

NASHUA — Courage, gratitude, forgiveness and compassion. These are four of the character values taught via the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, which is now in place in the Nashua School District. These four concepts can be used to promote personal empowerment, resilience, connection and ...

Growing a wellness campus with new business: Gaffneys expanding

NASHUA – With the opening of their new business, The Medical Skin Clinic, Missy Gaffney and husband Sean have built what they fondly described as a small little health and wellness campus on East Dunstable Road. While the establishment has been open for a little more than a month, Tuesday ...

Immigrants and refugees to share stories

NASHUA — Area immigrants and refugees will recount their lived experiences while navigating the complexities of immigration issues later this month during a performance series called Suitcase Stories. Six people from six countries will share their experiences. This may include a story about ...

Traffic cops now looking for opioids

NASHUA – Heroin, fentanyl and other opioids killed three times as many people in Nashua during the month of August as compared to August 2018, according to American Medical Response. As the opioid crisis continues to impact the Gate City, officials with the Nashua Police Department are ...

Harris, Warren want bold criminal justice reform

NASHUA — As each woman seeks to become the nation’s first female president, Democratic contenders Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts are proposing plans to significantly reform America’s criminal justice system. Both favor: Eliminating private for-profit ...

N.H. Attorney General investigating Google

NASHUA – The company whose name has become virtually interchangeable with “internet search” is under investigation by New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald, along with attorneys general representing 49 other states and territories, for alleged monopolistic business ...

ArtWalk

NASHUA – As City Arts Nashua gears up for the 15th Annual ArtWalk, the organization is still accepting artist registrations and looking for community members to help with the event. ArtWalk is a celebration of art and culture throughout the city, featuring a variety of art, music, and ...

Academy students wrap up spending their summer at MIT

NASHUA – The Academy for Science and Design Charter School (ASD), the state’s top-performing public school and largest science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-specialty school serving students in grades 6-12, announces that after spending the summer at the Massachusetts Institute ...

Nashua police officer reportedly dies while on West Coast

NASHUA -- City Police Chief Michael Carignan late Monday released this statement via the department's Twitter feed: "Chief Carignan is saddened to announce the untimely death of Capt. Jon Lehto. Capt. Lehto passed away while visiting the west coast on 9/09/19. Capt. Lehto was a 20 year member ...