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Drug-death trial continues today

NASHUA – William Luna and Nicholas Wells exchanged a lot of text messages from early June 2017 to just minutes before midnight on June 19, the attorneys on both sides of Luna’s drug-death trial showed Tuesday using enlarged copies of cellphone records. Prosecutors, defense attorneys and ...

Jenny Fund’s annual fundraising event on tap

NASHUA – For six years, Jennifer Gureckis fought the cruel symptoms of the brain cancer that seemed so intent on keeping her from her life mission: To do everything she could to help find a cure for the disease while selflessly supporting people around her. So when the end finally came for ...

Boys & Girls Club decorates Mayor’s Christmas tree

NASHUA – The holiday spirit is on full display at City Hall, thanks to members of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua. On Tuesday, Mayor Jim Donchess invited club members to help him decorate the Christmas tree outside his office. Members of the club brought 30 different handmade ...

RI man charged in $5K shopping spree

NASHUA – A nearly two-month, multi-state investigation into an alleged credit card fraud ring that included fraudulent purchases at four Nashua retailers led to the arrest of a Rhode Island man on related felony charges. Alexis Gonzalez-Perez, 39, of 672 Prairie Ave., Apt. 1, Providence, ...

N.H. DOJ updates state’s Exculpatory Evidence Schedule

CONCORD – Since June 1, the state Department of Justice has added the names of 81 New Hampshire police officers to its so-called Exculpatory Evidence Schedule, formerly known as the Laurie List, bringing to 249 the number of officers determined to have credibility issues. An email from ...

Man allegedly beaten while stopped at light

NASHUA – At 4:18 p.m. Saturday, officers arrested Terence Halter, 33, of 15 Wilder St., for a felony charge of second-degree assault. Earlier Saturday afternoon, officers investigated an assault that occurred on Main Street. The man reported that while sitting in the passenger seat of a ...

Arlington Street man charged with theft

NASHUA – At 2 p.m. Monday, officers arrested Shawn Goodwin, 31, of 35 Arlington St., for a felony count of theft by unauthorized taking. On Nov. 29, officers made contact with the owner of Five Star FFE, located at 100 Factory St., for a report of a theft. Officers learned that during a ...

Ash Street man charged with felony assault

NASHUA – At 9:51 p.m. Saturday, officers arrested David Lavoie, 53, of 92 Ash St., No. 21, for a felony charge of second-degree assault. Earlier that evening, officers investigated an assault at 58 Palm St. Officers contacted a man who said Lavoie assaulted him. The victim sustained ...

Mayor orders audit of Tax Assessor’s Office

NASHUA – Amid residents’ allegations of unprofessionalism and drive-by assessments, the Nashua Tax Assessor’s Office is being audited. Mayor Jim Donchess on Nov. 20 issued a letter directing Chief of Staff Kim Kleiner and Chief Financial Officer John Griffin to perform the ...

Resident finds the abatement process difficult

NASHUA – Property owners continue questioning the practices of the Nashua Tax Assessor’s Office and its Massachusetts-based contractor, KRT Appraisal. Now, some who believe their property was unfairly assessed are concerned about the process of applying for an abatement. Once such ...

Testimony underway in jury trial

NASHUA – When Brandon Wells heard his son’s alarm clock sounding from the lower level of their Pelham home at about 6 a.m. on June 20, 2017, he went downstairs to make sure his son was up and getting ready for work. Wells testifed Monday in Hillsborough County Superior Court-South that ...

N.H. leaders praise China’s commitment to battle fentanyl

NASHUA – “China Girl,” “China Town” and “China White” are three of the street names Drug Enforcement Administration officials list for the synthetic opioid fentanyl, which is up to 100 times more powerful than morphine. In light of these connections to the deadly drug, U.S. ...

Nashua Prevention Coalition aims to spread positivity through Gratitude Trees

NASHUA – Words of encouragement are adorning small birch trees at eight different locations throughout the city in an effort to spread positivity during the holiday season, thanks to the Nashua Prevention Coalition. Project Coordinator Kameo Chasse said coalition officials have been doing ...

Regulators warn of recent scam

CONCORD – A New Hampshire resident wisely contacted authorities recently, shortly after fielding a call from a man who allegedly claimed he was seeking donations to fund a $25 million partnership to produce an action film called “Cigarette – Legend of Donzi,” according to state security ...

Bids for Kids: 32nd annual holiday auction a success

NASHUA – With bid paddles and mobile phones at the ready, close to 300 attendees participated in the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua’s 32nd Annual Bids for Kids Holiday Auction, Saturday at Nashua’s Sky Meadow Country Club. For the first time, the holiday auction featured mobile ...

Nashua South Innovations Club advances in STEM competition

NASHUA – For a second consecutive year, members of the Innovations Club at Nashua High School South have earned a spot as one of five state finalists in New Hampshire for the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Competition. This nationwide competition challenges public school teachers and students ...

A recollection: The historic 1980 Nashua debate

NASHUA – George H. W. Bush, who died Friday at 94, came to Nashua numerous times as he criss-crossed New Hampshire ahead of the First-in-the-Nation presidential primary of 1980. One of seven candidates vying for the Republican nomination that year, the physically fit, seemingly tireless ...

Nashua honors Pearl Harbor’s 77th anniversary

NASHUA – Generations of military personnel, ranging from World War II veteran Dick Mohrmann to current servicemen, women and high school-aged Junior ROTC members, braved a chilly, steady rain Sunday morning, setting their eyes on flags and opening their hearts in remembrance of the U.S. ...

Day’s Jewelers opens 8th store in Nashua

NASHUA - Day’s Jewelers is excited to be expanding their brand in southern New Hampshire, and will hold their official grand opening of the new Nashua location next weekend. On Dec. 7 a ribbon cutting will officially unveil their newest location, which is now their second in New Hampshire ...

Grand jury hands up indictments

NASHUA – Drug offenses, alleged stabbings and sex crimes and accusations of a Molotov cocktail deployment are among the charges on which a grand jury for the November term of Hillsborough County Superior Court South has handed up indictments. An indictment is not an indication, or proof of, ...