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Nashua man sentenced in disability benefits case

CONCORD – Kenneth Dunn, 60, of Nashua, was sentenced to 36 months of probation and six months of home confinement for making false statements to obtain federal employee disability benefits, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray said. The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation ...

Abandoned car leads to bodies of couple

HOOKSETT (AP) – New Hampshire authorities say an abandoned car following a high-speed chase and its driver who apparently died by suicide led to the discovery of a couple found dead in their Hooksett home. The attorney general’s office said the car was found in Massachusetts and was ...

‘Baby Hanna’ lived 13 months

NASHUA – After a lifelong struggle with various heart and health issues, Hanna Hope Manning gained wings Sunday in the presence of her loved ones. For 13 months, Hanna fought the effects of Congenital Heart Disease. Hanna was diagnosed in utero at 22 weeks with an unbalanced right dominant ...

One thousand dollars

NASHUA – When asked why President Donald Trump won the 2016 general election, many Democrats are likely to reply with answers such as “racism” or “Russian hackers.” Andrew Yang, himself an Asian-American, has a much different take. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate believes ...

Mohawk Tannery meeting Tuesday

NASHUA – The federal government shutdown stalled progress on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund site, the Mohawk Tannery, but the developer scheduled a meeting for officials and residents living in the area for for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the United Way of Greater Nashua ...

Got tech?

HOLLIS – Gadgets blinking tiny lights and visual reality goggles were exhibited by company techies who recently answered students’ questions about building spaceships and fine-tuning robots. Hollis Brookline High School was filled with brain power. The hubbub that focused on science, ...

Nashua man allegedly sells drugs to undercover cops

NASHUA – In July, Tobias Demitrius, a 20-year-old former Nashua man now living in Manchester, allegedly convinced a man he was paying too much for his marijuana, and that Demitrius could allegedly offer him a better deal, according to police reports. So the would-be buyer took Demitrius up ...

Alleged ring theft a ‘misunderstanding’

NASHUA – When Christine Fernandez found a roughly $1,500 ring in the bathroom of her Litchfield home back in 2017, she asked around to see if she could figure out who it belonged to, one of her attorneys told a Superior Court jury Wednesday. Fernandez “made a reasonable effort to find the ...

Children injured in SUV crash

PELHAM – Antonio DiRocco faces numerous charges, including aggravated DUI and endangering the welfare of a child, after two boys were injured in a vehicle crash. Emergency officials responded to Mammoth Road in the area of Old County Road at 7:53 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a vehicle crash. ...

Man accused of being married to 3 women

DOVER (AP) – A man last known to have lived in Maine is accused of having at least three wives in separate states. A grand jury in New Hampshire indicted 43-year-old Michael Middleton on a bigamy charge. He’s accused of marrying a woman while knowingly being married to women in Georgia ...

Hepatitis A outbreak feared

NASHUA – Yellowing of the skin and eyes, nausea and vomiting are some symptoms those infected with hepatitis A are experiencing as the virus spreads across Southern New Hampshire. Tuesday, officials with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services said they have identified 13 ...

Opioid overdoses down, meth use up

NASHUA – For the first time since December 2015, Nashua saw no confirmed opioid-related fatalities in January, while non-fatal opioid overdoses for the month were at the lowest level since April 2017. However, just as the community makes progress in the battle against fentanyl, heroin and ...

Suspect allegedly broke into 100-plus cars

NASHUA – Speaking with police after his arrest Monday on a felony charge accusing him of smashing a car window and stealing a GPS unit, Rafael Rodriguez estimated he has broken into upwards of 100 vehicles during the past three months, a prosecutor said in court Tuesday. Rodriguez, 25, who ...

Chocolate Stroll

NASHUA – Calling all chocolate connoisseurs: the fourth annual Downtown Chocolate Stroll is hitting the streets of Nashua from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. This year, just about 20 locations along Main Street, Pearl Street and Railroad Square will be offering chocolates in various forms, from ...

Woman charged with theft

NASHUA – When Hudson police charged Nashua resident Kristen Antonetty with theft Sunday for allegedly trying to steal underwear from Walmart, they also arrested her on an outstanding warrant for her alleged failure to appear in court on several other offenses. While Antonetty, 30, of 12 ...

N.H. marijuana bill gets public hearing

CONCORD (AP) – New Hampshire lawmakers considering whether to legalize recreational marijuana heard Tuesday from supporters arguing such a move is long overdue and opponents urging them to resist pressure from surrounding states. Ten states have legalized recreational marijuana – ...

Service Credit Union promotes Brannan

PORTSMOUTH – Service Credit Union is pleased to announce that Hayley Brannan, most recently assistant manager of the company’s Contact Center, has been promoted to Contact Center Manager. Brannan joined SCU in 2010 and has a history of member service experience stemming back to 2008. She ...

Woman arrested in investigation in 2016 death

NASHUA – The police investigation into the 2016 drug overdose that claimed the life of a young woman in Nashua has yielded an arrest, police said Tuesday. Lindsey Tierno, 29, of 15 Gillis St., is charged with one count of falsifying physical evidence, a felony, for allegedly “removing ...

Mitten Tree Drive raises more than $4,000 for food bank

NASHUA – Recently, the offices of Merrimack County Savings Bank and Meredith Village Savings Bank collected gloves, hats, mittens and scarves for their annual Mitten Tree Drives. During these events, the banks collect winter items and will match every item with a donation of $2, which went ...