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Maine still oldest, N.H. is second

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The U.S. Census Bureau says Maine is still the nation’s oldest state, with New Hampshire and Vermont right behind. The 2017 American Community Survey found the median age in Maine was 44.6, virtually unchanged from 2016. New Hampshire had the second oldest median age ...

Neighborhoods evacuate; several homes destroyed

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) – A series of gas explosions left at least four people injured and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities north of Boston on Thursday, forcing entire neighborhoods to evacuate as crews scrambled to fight fires and turn off gas and electric lines to ...

AP: Officials work to pinpoint cause of ‘Armageddon’-like blasts

By BOB SALSBERG Associated Press LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Investigators are working Friday to pinpoint the cause of a series of natural gas explosions that killed a teenager, injured at least 10 others and left dozens of homes in smoldering ruins. Authorities said an estimated 8,000 people ...

Nashua mosquitoes test positive for West Nile

NASHUA — Flu-like symptoms such as fatigue and fever are common for those afflicted with the West Nile virus, which state regulators classified as a “public health threat” after mosquitoes in Nashua and elsewhere recently tested positive. “Based on our surveillance information, we ...

New route for Nashua Transit is on the way

NASHUA – The Nashua Transit System’s Downtown Connector was accepted at this week’s Board of Aldermen meeting, a system expected to ease parking issues for two of the city’s largest employers. The board unanimously accepted R-18-069, authorizing the city to enter into a contract with ...

Local paramedics, AMR official deployed to hurricane zone in S.C.

NASHUA – The regional director of American Medical Response ambulance service and four paramedics have been deployed to the area expected to be hit the hardest by Hurricane Florence. Chris Stawasz, who oversees AMR operations in Nashua and Manchester, said Thursday afternoon, he was ...

State to oversee St. Paul’s

CONCORD – New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon McDonald announced an unprecedented agreement Thursday between the state and St. Paul’s School, allowing the school and members of its leadership to avoid criminal charges in exchange for state oversight for up to five years. “In this ...

School District begins 5-year strategic plan

NASHUA – Nashua School District officials kicked off their five-year strategic plan Thursday afternoon in a move that Superintendent Jahmal Mosley called “long overdue.” Mosley and strategic planning co-chair Susan Porter welcomed school and community officials in the Nashua High School ...

Helping out

Courtesy photo From left, Oliver Hutchinson, Tristand Albano and Grant Leonardi, Boy Scouts in Pack 253 from St. Christopher School in Nashua, walk together, laden with trash they collected. Members of the pack met at Mine Falls Park this week to help clean up the trails.

Donor gives $10K to needy student

MERRIMACK– Roughly two dozen students and their families are considered homeless, sleeping in cars or moving from one friend’s home to another, just trying to get by for another day. This is nothing unusual for the Merrimack School District, as, unfortunately, according to Superintendent ...

Rivier remembers Bob Weisman

NASHUA – When you were with H. Robert “Bob” Weisman, you always felt special, and when he had something to say, you listened, former Nashua Mayor Donnalee Lozeau told a standing-room-only gathering in Rivier University’s Resurrection Chapel on Thursday. And for Lozeau, nothing made ...

Negron edges Levenson in 2nd Congressional District

NASHUA – Tuesday night became the wee hours of Wednesday morning by the time 2nd Congressional District candidate Steve Negron felt comfortable enough with the vote tally to accept congratulations from his closest Republican primary competitor. “Dr. Levenson called me, I think around ...

More Nashua Board of Education drama

NASHUA – Police officers were once again called to a Nashua Board of Education meeting, this time on Monday after one of the members engaged in what board President Dotty Oden referred to as “unbelievable.” After a meeting that lasted more than two hours, board members called a brief ...

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 ...