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Analysts project October decline in gas prices

NASHUA – A spike in gas prices in the wake of Hurricane Harvey left people groaning at the pump in September. Now it appears the cost of fuel per gallon is slowly declining. In September, the Broad Street Gulf Station in Nashua had reached $2.83, with other stations not much lower. “A lot ...

Flynn jury views part of pursuit route, arrest scene, hears opening statements

NASHUA – While Massachusetts State Trooper Joseph Flynn and former New Hampshire State Trooper Andrew Monaco both were charged with assault for allegedly using excessive force in arresting a pursuit suspect last year, the circumstances of their respective actions were anything but similar, ...

Partnership clears first big hurdle

NASHUA – The proposed partnership between the city and a private railroad company to work on developing a commuter rail service cleared its first hurdle Tuesday night, with unanimous support from the Planning and Economic Development Committee. “This is not just going to help Nashua, but I ...

Sports suspension results in lawsuit

NASHUA – The father of a Nashua High School North student is suing the school district after his son was banned from team sports for one year following a criminal charge. “They are using us as an example,” Joseph Priore said Tuesday. Priore filed for an injunction against the district in ...

Benchmark to produce medical tech

NASHUA – Benchmark Electronics, an electronics company with a medical design facility in Nashua, announced that it has entered into a Healthcare Product License Agreement with Qualcomm Inc. to produce a medical-grade, disposable biometric patch. A biometric patch, Rick Valencia, president of ...

Bridges to celebrate 40 years of support

NASHUA – As Bridges: Domestic & Sexual Violence Support Service celebrates its 40th year in service to Greater Nashua, they will host a tour in November to let people know who they are and what they provide. The grouphosts these tours six or seven times a year for the same purpose of ...

Sununu to meet with president

WASHINGTON, D.C. – New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu said his talks Monday with President Donald Trump went well, calling it a “pretty great day.” “This is a president who wants to get things done for the American people,” Sununu said. Sununu went to Washington for a meeting between ...

Testimony starts today in state trooper assault trial

NASHUA – The jury charged with deciding the assault case of Massachusetts State Trooper Joseph Flynn was empaneled Monday, setting the stage for today’s opening statements in Hillsborough County Superior Court South. The prosecutors, Assistant Attorneys General Susan Morell and Alexander ...

Stomping out bullying

NASHUA – At Pennichuck Middle School Monday morning, students walked 5,852 laps around the track, totally 1,463 miles in conjunction with the national STOMP Out Bullying campaign. Following an anti-bullying assembly for each grade level, students were led outside for one hour of walking the ...

NH children’s insurance safe

CONCORD – New Hampshire won’t be impacted by the lapse in funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Over the weekend, Congress missed a deadline to keep the CHIP initiative program funded, jeopardizing health care for as many as nine million children in low-income families ...

Author of ‘Raising Boy Readers’ to talk at Fairgrounds Middle School

NASHUA – Michael Sullivan, author of “Raising Boy Readers” and the “Escapade Johnson” series for kids, will speak at Fairgrounds Middle School from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday to help parents teach their kids to read for information and for enjoyment with greater frequency. Unlike other ...

DPH hosts substance abuse event

NASHUA – The Greater Nashua community is ranked second in the state for opioid-related overdoses. “It’s a very prevalent issue in the area,” said Elyssa Clairmont, substance misuse continuum of care facilitator for the division of public health and community services. The division of ...

Struggle with mental illness landed man on the streets

NASHUA – While seeking sources for the series of homeless profiles, I was directed to the library. The Nashua Public Library’s grounds serve as a sanctuary to those staying in shelters, and even on the streets. The shelters in Nashua do not allow residents to linger about all day and once ...

A Dream Season: Former Sox player recounts ’67

What a blast it was last week to sit and listen to Red Sox star-turned businessman Rico Petrocelli spin a bunch of so-called “dugout tales” from his Sox heyday – highlighted, of course, by his memories of the 1967 “Impossible Dream” season. The opportunity came courtesy of Nashua’s ...

Spellbinding and Spooky

NASHUA – Local author J.W. Ocker and his family have lived in the Gate City for nearly 10 years, and he says he is finally beginning to feel like a true New Englander. “I love living in Nashua. It is dead center to everywhere I want to go, and it has everything we need.” Ocker said. With ...

Sounds of Americana sweep through downtown

NASHUA – A section of Main Street was blocked off in downtown Nashua Saturday for the New England Roots Festival, where artists and vendors set up despite the rain and cold. The festival was put on by Great American Downtown, sponsored by The River Casino and Sports Bar, Riverwalk Cafe and ...

Gill hit with one of largest jury awards in N.H. history

CONCORD – Years of publicly accusing people of criminal behavior and corruption caught up with Michael Gill, when a jury Friday awarded $274.5 million in damages in a libel lawsuit three Manchester-area businessmen had filed against the outspoken financial mogul in response to his pervasive ...

Rail CEO to explain train plans

NASHUA – While there are a host of public benefits associated with commuter rail service, such as less traffic, cleaner air and increased property values for the city, Boston Surface Railroad Co. CEO Vincent Bono said Friday his operation has a different interest. “We’re doing this to ...

Jewel thief pleads guilty in outlet robbery; gets 2-5 years

MERRIMACK – A Manchester man is going to jail after he pleaded guilty to his role in a jewelry store robbery at the Merrimack Premium Outlets mall. Frederick Cote, 27, pleaded guilty on Friday in the Hillsborough County Superior Court in Nashua to one count of theft by unauthorized taking for ...