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Bids for Kids auction draws more than 300

NASHUA – The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua held its 31st annual Bids for Kids Holiday Auction at Sky Meadow Country Club Saturday, raising money for local children this holiday season. “There are over 300 people including staff, volunteers, club members and club supporters,” ...

4th annual Gingerbread House Contest a hit

The Nashua Senior Activity Center was filled with holiday cheer Saturday morning as hundreds of area residents took part in the 4th annual Gingerbread House Contest and Breakfast with Santa event. For the second year, breakfast was provided in conjunction with the Nashua Lions Club. Throughout ...

CASA dropped from DCYF lawsuit

MANCHESTER – CASA of New Hampshire has immunity in the sexual assault lawsuit filed against the state Division of Children, Youth and Families, according to a new ruling in the case. Hillsborough County Superior Court Judge Gillian Abramson ruled both the organization, and the individual ...

A batty situation in Merrimack

MERRIMACK – Eight elementary school classrooms have been closed and sectioned off at James Mastricola Upper Elementary School in Merrimack due to a report of an odor that was later identified as bat feces. Originally, a teacher reported the odor in a classroom around Nov. 21. “We had our ...

Holiday auction is benefiting the Special Olympics

An online holiday auction is going on through Dec. 7, with proceeds going directly toward New Hampshire Special Olympics athletes. “Over one hundred extra special gift solutions are ready for competitive bidding or instant purchase,” a press release said. Some of the available items ...

Symphony NH, Act of Congress team up

NASHUA – Symphony NH and Act of Congress are joining forces next weekend to deliver an Americana take on popular holiday music and carols at their Holiday Pops concert. They will be performing in Nashua Dec. 9 at the Keefe Center for the Arts at 117 Elm St. from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Also, the ...

Police nab four in Nashua drug bust

NASHUA – Police arrested four people Thursday in a drug investigation as part of the city’s ongoing efforts to end the opioid crisis through participation in Operation Granite Shield. The Nashua Police Department’s Narcotics Intelligence Division, Problem Oriented Policing Unit and ...

Fire crews respond to Broad Street electrical fire

NASHUA – Susan Gust waited with a neighbor outside her home at 494 Broad St. Friday morning while the fire crew members went in and out, assessing the damage that had been done by a small electrical fire. Gust was home when the fire started, “Thank God,” she said, thinking what might have ...

‘Justice For All’

NASHUA – New Hampshire’s first film about how the state’s courts work with military veterans to meet their unique circumstances and needs through The Veterans Behavioral Health Track, Justice for All, was screened at the Nashua Public Library Thursday night. The film acted as a stepping ...

Chandler wins Speakership

CONCORD – Gene Chandler plans to represent all members as he takes the reigns as House Speaker. “I will treat every member of this House with the dignity and respect they deserve,” Chandler said. Chandler, the longtime Bartlett Republican who had been serving as Deputy House Speaker, got ...

Judge considers motion for new trial by Nashuan

NASHUA – The new attorney for Jonathan Marden, the Nashua man convicted in September on a felony rape charge, suggested Thursday that Marden’s trial lawyer may have erred by not objecting to certain lines of witness questioning and by deciding against filing motions that may have helped ...

Nashua PAL hosts ‘Tactical Christmas’ event

NASHUA – This holiday season, Santa Claus will visit 20 local families to deliver gifts, but he won’t be arriving on a sleigh led by eight flying reindeer: He will be pulling up to the houses in a BEARCAT, accompanied by the entire Nashua SWAT Team. This year’s Nashua Police Athletic ...

City grant writer gets 18 months

CONCORD – The woman accused of conning people and charities out of tens of thousands of dollars before she was caught working as a volunteer grant writer in Nashua will now serve 18 months in a federal prison. Dana Michelle Lawrence, 43, who was living in Nashua under a stolen identity as ...

N.H. churches to offer shooter response training

NASHUA – Earlier this month, 26 people were killed at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, in the deadliest church shooting in recent history. In September, one person was killed and seven wounded at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tennessee. Two years prior, ...

Helping the underprivileged this holiday through Santa Fund

NASHUA – With December only a day away, the 2017 Santa Fund is looking to ramp up donations to help underprivileged families in Nashua receive gifts this Christmas. For more than 50 years, the Santa Fund has worked to help lessen the financial burden some families face during the holidays. ...

Chandler gets nod to succeed Jasper as N.H. House Speaker

CONCORD – It only took two votes for Gene Chandler to get the Republican nomination to be the next New Hampshire House Speaker. “Sometimes the hard work you put in over the years does pay off,” Chandler said. Chandler, the Bartlett representative who had been serving as the deputy House ...

Open house for new Nashua preschool and childcare center set

NASHUA – A new preschool and childcare facility is on track to accommodate 12 children come the beginning of January, set in the home of Lucinda Evans. “I believe children should learn to love to learn, and instilling that love for learning comes from a creative environment,” Evans said. ...

Hallowell resigns from Nashua BOE

NASHUA – Robert Hallowell resigned from the Nashua Board of Education Monday night after a decade of service, citing “frustrations” with administration and concerns over the “value” of the current shift in focus of the board. Hallowell is currently in the middle of his third term, ...

Former employee claims Nashua School District owes him sick pay

NASHUA – The Nashua Board of Education held a special, non-public meeting Monday night for a “personnel hearing” with Lorne Swindell, a now-retired former employee of the Nashua School District for more than 20 years. Swindell, who worked as the energy manager, implementing and ...