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Red Cross offers winter weather tips

NASHUA – As yet more record-low temperatures blast the region and a snowstorm is expected to strike, it is more important than ever to make sure safety measures are taken when it comes to staying warm. The Red Cross of New Hampshire and Vermont has issued a variety of safety tips and ...

Teeboom wants ruling on spending cap case

NASHUA – The former alderman suing the city over its 2018 budget, stating that Nashua’s Mayor and Board of Aldermen used accounting tricks to violate the spending cap, wants the court to hurry up and issue a ruling in the case. “This case affects thousands of taxpayers in the city of ...

Bruce the goose gets loose

[part of]NASHUA – After an almost hour-long “wild goose chase,” Bruce the goose, the injured bird who was stuck on the ice in the Nashua River outside of Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant for almost a week, has been rescued. Margarita’s assistant general manager Chris Connolly said an ...

Data shows Nashua School District spends less for lower results

NASHUA – The Nashua school district spends less on students than the state average and has comparatively lower test results, according to data from the 2016/2017 school year published by the New Hampshire Department of Education Wednesday. According to the Nashua district profile, the ...

Lawyer: Drug suspect needs treatment ASAP

NASHUA – The Dec. 30 arrest by police of Nashua resident Joshua Simard added two more drug-related charges to the 22-year-old Nashua man’s recent record, a situation that prompted his lawyer to ask for personal recognizance bail so Simard can get into treatment right away. The PR bail would ...

Illegal day care death still under investigation

NASHUA – It’s been nearly one year since an infant died after slipping into unconsciousness at an illegal day care operated on Ash Street, and police are still investigating the case for possible crimes. Nashua Police revealed this week that the investigation is continuing, when The ...

Things went south: Goose stuck on ice for nearly five days

NASHUA – Bruce is cold and wet, and he’s been eating nothing but tortilla chips and hamburger buns for the last five days. He would probably like to go home, but he can’t find the right path. Bruce is a Canada Goose who has been stuck on the frozen Nashua River outside Margaritas Mexican ...

Judge orders new trial for Nashuan

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge has ordered a new trial in the case of Jonathan Marden, the 21-year-old Nashua man convicted in September of rape following a two-day jury trial, ruling that Marden’s trial attorney should have raised objections to much of the testimony by a key prosecution ...

Nashua’s first baby of 2018 comes early for Nnamerenwa family

NASHUA – Baby girl Gifty Nnamerenwa was Nashua’s first baby born of 2018. Born at 1:46 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Hospital her mother, Gifty, and father, John, rang in the new year with an addition to their family. Gifty, who shares the same name as her mother, is the fourth child in the ...

Record-breaking temperatures sweeping New Hampshire

With record breaking temperatures seen this week the bitter cold will continue into the new year. “On Dec. 28 Concord broke the record low, high temperature,” said Tom Hawley, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine. “Meaning it was the lowest high temperature ever ...

AAA keeping busy through cold weather

It’s been a busy week of helping motorists for AAA Northern New England. The cold weather shares a big part of the blame for that. The roadside assistance company averages 1,500 to 2,000 calls on a typical winter day. However, Pat Moody, public affairs manager at AAA Northern New England, ...

Residents continue to drink bottled water after fiasco

As the calendar advances to 2018, residents of four southern New Hampshire towns are experiencing their third year of bottled water after the discovery of PFOA in their private wells from the Saint-Gobain plant in Merrimack. “It’s totally unacceptable, I can’t imagine what they’re ...

Score big this weekend

NASHUA – Now might be a good time to run to the nearest convenience store and pick up some lottery tickets. The New Hampshire Lottery Commission is projecting that dueling Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots will reach a combined almost $700 million. If you missed Friday night’s Mega ...

A fixture lost

NASHUA – Peter Collins was a pre-schooler when a late-night fire burned his family’s flower shop out of its home of 30-plus years at 133 Main St. A couple of years later, he was in first grade and ready to go to work – not only to learn his ABCs, but also how to correctly wrap ...

Winter tips for home, car and yourself

It is cold outside. With highs in the teens and single digits and lows well into the negatives this week, there is little use pretending otherwise: Winter is here, and it has come with a vengeance. Much of New England enjoyed unseasonably warm temperatures throughout the fall, and with little ...

Jail escape, assault charges lead to indictments

MANCHESTER – Among the individuals indicted by the December term of the Hillsborough County Superior Court Northern division grand jury are a Nashua woman charged with walking away from a drug treatment program while in state custody, and a woman from Amherst accused of assault with scissors ...

Sununu opts-in for FirstNet after all

CONCORD – After originally looking at a startup company called Rivada to build its own network, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu reversed his decision to opt-out of the national FirstNet system built by AT&T, and will now join the majority of states opting-in. As Wednesday’s decision ...

Merrimack sneaker deal goes awry for buyer

MERRIMACK – Police have filed a charge of theft by deception against an 18-year-old Merrimack man who allegedly engaged in a little sleight-of-hand while selling a pair of $250 sneakers to an unsuspecting buyer. Jacob Watkins, of 15 Brieann Drive, turned himself in to Merrimack police on ...

Heat tape to blame for Wednesday night blaze

NASHUA – Nashua Fire Rescue responded to a building fire Wednesday night for a report of a fire in the wall of a multi family residence. Firefighters responded just after 10 p.m. to 52 Cross St. with Engine 1 arriving to a smoke condition on the second floor and the occupant reporting a fire ...