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Feds reviewing local woman’s drug sales allegations

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge has agreed to put on hold for the time being the drug-sales case of Brittany Bellino in order to give federal authorities time to review it, according to Bellino’s court file. Judge Charles Temple’s order involves Bellino’s most recent case, which was ...

Tragedy struck 100 years ago in Boston

BOSTON (AP) – Slow as molasses? This treacle didn’t trickle. It was a sticky, deadly tsunami that flattened an entire Boston neighborhood within seconds. On Tuesday, the city marks the 100th anniversary of its most peculiar disaster – the Great Molasses Flood. It struck without ...

Toddler found dead outside home in freezing temperatures

NEWPORT (AP) – A New Hampshire toddler, barefoot and clad only in a nightgown, was found dead early Monday in bitter cold weather just feet from her front door after she managed to get out of her house and couldn’t get back in. Police in the small town of Newport said they received ...

Litchfield man reaches plea in firearms case

NASHUA – Jay Hargreaves, the 33-year-old Litchfield man arrested in June for pointing a firearm at two people and ordering them to “get on the ground,” can stay out of jail as long as he abides by conditions of an agreement he reached Monday with prosecutors. The two felony charges of ...

Girl Scouts hosting informational sessions

NASHUA – The Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains will host free information sessions for girls and parents in Nashua at the following times and locations: – 6-7 p.m. Jan. 22 at Ledge Street School, 139 Ledge St; – 6-7 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St.; ...

Parents struggle to cope with daughter’s heart defect

NASHUA – When Nashua native Amanda Manning finally got pregnant after years of wondering if she would be able to, it could be considered a miracle. But what really was a miracle was how hard her daughter would end up fighting in the months to come. On Sept. 11 2017, Manning and her husband, ...

DES calls for lower limits on arsenic in drinking water

After issuing maximum contaminant levels for PFAS on Jan. 2, the Department of Environmental Services turned its attention to arsenic this week, recommending a more protective limit for the level of arsenic in drinking water that is provided by public water systems. On Jan. 4, DES proposed a ...

Bedford PTG raises $18K with fundraiser

Supporters of a multitude of programs offered at six public schools through the auspices of the Bedford School District comprise the Bedford Parent Teacher Group - the PTG. The six schools span grades K-12. They include Bedford High School, Lurgio Middle School and McKelvie Intermediate ...

March hearing set for Nashua man

NASHUA – The court has set a March pre-trial conference for Joshua Vlahos, the 43-year-old Nashua man charged earlier this month with more than a dozen offenses accusing him of beating up and threatening to kill a woman with whom he is acquainted. Vlahos, of 63 Harbor Ave., posted the $750 ...

Appealing Pepperell soil reclamation project

PEPPERELL, MASS. – While opponents of the proposal from Massachusetts Composting Group Inc. voice their concerns over their soil reclamation project, Attorney Douglas Deschenes of Deschenes & Farrell P.C. said all material potentially being brought into town has to meet the general state ...

Lyndeborough ZBA denies rehearing for variance

LYNDEBOROUGH – After a discussion on Thursday, Jan. 3, the Zoning Board of Adjustment voted to deny a request for a rehearing of their denial of a variance for a porty-potty business at Feel Good Farm. Laurent Boisvert II is the property and business owner. They said no new evidence was ...

Bike-hike trail on Amherst warrant; public hearing is Jan. 14

AMHERST – Town officials will ask residents to put away $67,500 to help fund a bicycle and pedestrian trail between Walnut Hill Road and Baboosic Lake Road Article 28 will be reviewed along with the town operating budget and several other spending articles at a public hearing Monday night, ...

Lyndeborough selectmen discuss warrant

LYNDEBOROUGH – The Highway Department’s 2007 John Deere backhoe is in need of repair, but whether the machine should be repaired, replaced with a new one, or replaced with a front-end loader, has not yet been decided. Road Agent Mark Chase met with the Board of Selectmen on Wednesday, ...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren visits Granite State

MANCHESTER – U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., stopped by Manchester Community College on Saturday afternoon for an organizing event after announcing her exploratory committee for the 2020 presidential elections. Warren began the event by discussing how her background shaped her beliefs ...

Drag Queen library event goes off without a hitch

NASHUA – Despite a multitude of complaints from the public, Drag Queen Teen Time went off without a hitch at the Nashua Public Library on Saturday, attracting a crowd so large that the library’s theater was filled to capacity. The event featured drag queen Monique Toosoon, who read ...

Plastic bag ban waits for law change

MILFORD – The town recycling committee is waiting for the state Legislature to take action before proposing a ban on plastic grocery bags. The committee had planned to collect signatures for a petition warrant article, according to recycling committee member George Hoyt, but on the advice ...

‘We get killed every year:’ School board blasts state downshifting

MILFORD – School board members are defending their proposed budget for next year, saying the downshifting of costs on the part of the state is the main reason school costs keep going up. The proposed budget is $42.84 million, $64,880 more than the current budget, and voters can weigh in on ...

Communications center on Milford town warrant; hearing set for Jan. 14

MILFORD – Voters in March will be asked to approve a $2.5 million bond for a Milford-only communication center. Monday night selectmen voted to put the bond on the town warrant, and there will be a public hearing Monday, Jan. 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the selectmen’s meeting room. The money ...

Future of fire department is discussed

LYNDEBOROUGH – At town meeting in March, residents will be asked to determine the direction the Fire Department should take in providing for town needs for the next 50 years. A committee spent two years studying the question, but they made no specific recommendation, just presented the pros ...