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Apartment building is planned on Amherst

NASHUA – Officials with Harbor Property Group have high hopes of constructing a five-story, 48-unit apartment complex on Amherst Street. However, although slated as an agenda item for the Wednesday Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting, officials never got to consider the request to build ...

Eversource contributes to local woman’s Holiday Card Challenge effort

MANCHESTER – Endeavoring to send 25,000 holiday greeting cards to military personnel stationed overseas this year, Hollis resident Laura Landerman-Garber is getting a lift from Eversource. Eversource employees, Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig and Landerman-Garber met Wednesday at Energy Park ...

House race will mean state’s first black or gay congressman

DOVER (AP) — The Republican and Democrat in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District race understand they have the chance to make history but are approaching their roles as trailblazers a little differently. Democrat Chris Pappas is embracing the fact he could become the state’s first ...

Plea agreement in habitual offender case

NASHUA – Stopped and arrested by police twice in three months for driving as a certified habitual offender, former Nashua resident Pedro Padro agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to the charges in exchange for a term of one-to-three years in State Prison. Padro, 33, previously of 3 Van Buren ...

Grant writer’s lawsuit dismissed

NASHUA – The $5 million defamation lawsuit against city officials brought by Dana Lawrence, a former volunteer grant writer living in Nashua with an assumed identity, was dismissed by Hillsborough Superior Court Judge-South Judge Charles Temple. “By dismissing Ms. Lawrence’s lawsuit, ...

Business After Hours

The Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce September Business After Hours event takes place Wednesday at the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter. Members were strongly encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate, or to give the shelter $5. Shelter official Silvia Harper places a donation ...

Despite charge, Woodburn wins

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – A New Hampshire state senator who is facing domestic violence allegations has been re-elected. Democratic State Sen. Jeff Woodburn, of Whitefield, had no opponent on Tuesday’s primary election ballot, but a Randolph woman had launched a write-in campaign for the seat ...

Dimick charged in Manchester murder

MANCHESTER — New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and Manchester Police Chief Carlo Capano announce that Paul Dimick, 26, has been arrested and charged with reckless second-degree murder for causing the death of Justin Lee, 32, under circumstances manifesting an extreme ...

Molly Kelly to face Sununu

NASHUA – Democrat Molly Kelly is now on a collision course with Republican Gov. Chris Sununu after she handily defeated Steve Marchand in the Tuesday primary election. “Chris Sununu should not underestimate me. I’ve been underestimated before. As a single mom raising three children, ...

Nashua’s Negron nominated to challenge Kuster

NASHUA – In a very tight contest not decided until early this morning, Nashua's Steve Negron secured the Republican nomination for the right to challenge U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., in the November general election. "The voters have made their voices heard loud and clear. They have ...

BG grad killed in 9/11 honored with plaque

NASHUA — Seventeen years ago, Brian Kinney, 29, was on United Airlines Flight 175 headed to Los Angeles for a business trip when his plane was hijacked and crashed into the south tower at the World Trade Center. Kinney, a 1991 graduate of Bishop Guertin High School, is described by baseball ...

Avard and Levesque claim N.H. Senate nominations

NASHUA – Democratic candidate Melanie Levesque will go head-to-head with GOP incumbent Kevin Avard for the New Hampshire state Senate District 12 seat in the Nov. 6 general election. Unofficial tallies late Tuesday showed Levesque, from Brookline, defeated Greenville native Tom Falter with ...

Hudson hosts 9/11 memorial

Every year, hundreds of people gather at Benson Park in Hudson to say a few words in remembrance of those lost in the 9/11 terror attacks in a brief ceremony at Benson Park. “Seventeen years ago on this day, that life we had known was changed,” Pastor David Howe said to the crowd of ...

Trial set for man accused of having sex with underage girl

NASHUA – The process of selecting the jurors who will be tasked with deciding whether Merrimack resident Thomas Eosue is guilty of felonious sexual assault will, barring a last-minute plea deal, take place Monday. Eosue, 20, of 54 Fairway Drive, opted to go to trial on the felony charge, ...

Nashua man agrees to suspended sentence, probation, counseling

NASHUA – As long as he abides by a series of conditions that include continuing counseling, attending an intervention program and surrendering all of his firearms, Nashua resident Patrick Flaven will be able to stay out of jail, according to a plea deal reached for his 2017 domestic violence ...

Primary Perspectives

NASHUA – Voters cited multiple reasons for heading to the polls Tuesday to participate in the 2018 New Hampshire primary election. While some were out doing a bit of last-minute campaigning for their top picks, others filtered through the polling locations to complete their civic ...

Next Mohawk Tannery meeting set

NASHUA – Sludge containing chemicals such as barium, dioxin, arsenic and chromium contaminates the Mohawk Tannery site near the Nashua River, as public discussion continues regarding how to address this problem. Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess is hosting a public neighborhood meeting about the ...

Ready, set, vote: Primary elections underway today

NASHUA – City residents who need a lift to the polls for today’s primary election can ride Nashua Transit System buses for free, while anyone encountering voting problems can dial a hotline to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office. With close to 20 percent of registered voters ...

Nashua relying on retired principals

NASHUA – The Nashua School District is looking to temporarily fill the five open assistant principal positions with recently retired principals. Pennichuck and Fairgrounds Middle schools, as well as Bicentennial, Birch Hill and Fairgrounds Elementary schools, have been without assistant ...

Board approves new grading software

NASHUA – Board of Education members on Monday approved the allocation of roughly $60,000 worth of amenities and services for the district. Members approved new grade book software called TeacherEase for $36,000 as a one-year pilot program for use in the district’s 12 elementary schools. ...