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Kirsten Gillibrand blasts D.C. swamp

MANCHESTER – U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., brought her 2020 presidential campaign to the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College on Tuesday. Gillibrand has represented New York in the U.S. Senate since 2009 when she was appointed to fill the seat vacated by ...

Local teens represent Miss N.H.’s Scholarship program

MERRIMACK – Miss Merrimack, Miss Merrimack’s Outstanding Teen and Miss Greater Hooksett took to the streets last week to represent their scholarship program during the town’s Fourth of July Parade. However, for Miss Merrimack Sophia Lovis, Miss Merrimack’s Outstanding Teen Alyssa ...

Delegation announces $4.5M for area airport

MANCHESTER – Tuesday, U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, along with U.S. Reps. Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas, all D-N.H., announced more than $4.5 million in federal funding for renovation projects and equipment purchases at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. This was awarded by ...

Democrats highlight mental health money in vetoed budget

CONCORD (AP) – New Hampshire Democrats accused Republican Gov. Chris Sununu of blocking progress on multiple mental health care fronts Tuesday, while his office countered that the state’s challenges can be met without the business tax increases included in the budget he vetoed. Sununu ...

Children’s Literacy Foundation helps Y

NASHUA – Children served by the YMCA of Greater Nashua’s Early Education Center and summer camps were treated to a storytelling presentation from presenter Marv Klassen-Landis and new books to keep, thanks to a generous grant from the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF). Storyteller ...

Gov. Sununu signs bills to help veterans

CONCORD – Tuesday, Gov. Chris Sununu signed three bills aimed at thanking New Hampshire’s veterans and their families for their lifetime of service. The bills are: HB 549 – Establishing Gold Star family decals for motor vehicles; HB 701 – Relative to bow and arrow licenses for ...

Nashua law firm welcomes new attorney

NASHUA – Shaheen & Gordon P.A. welcomes attorney James J. Armillay Jr. as a member of the Litigation Practice Group. Armillay brings a unique blend of trial and appellate experience to his practice. He was most recently a clerk with Judge Thomas I. Vanaskie of the U.S. Court of Appeals ...

$13.5 million for Portsmouth Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, along with U.S. Reps. Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas, all D-N.H., on Tuesday announced $13.5 million in federal funding for a runway reconstruction project at Portsmouth International Airport at Pease. The project will be funded ...

New Hampshire leaders support ACA

MANCHESTER – Some Democratic presidential candidates are promoting the so-called “Medicare for all” plan, which the Associated Press in May estimated would increase government spending by as much as $35 trillion during a 10-year span. Simultaneously, the seemingly endless political and ...

Sidewalk repairs ongoing

NASHUA – Division of Public Works spokeswoman Lauren Byers said a lack of funding for sidewalk repairs forces officials to be selective, as they can only work with what Mayor Jim Donchess and the Board of Aldermen allocate. “We can’t do a lot of sidewalks work each year due to time and ...

Work requirement compliance deadline is delayed in N.H.

CONCORD (AP) – New Hampshire is delaying implementation of new work requirements for Medicaid recipients after fewer than a third of those subject to the rules were in compliance last month. In reauthorizing the state’s expanded Medicaid program last year, lawmakers added rules requiring ...

Officials investigating Sunday blaze

NASHUA – A late Sunday fire at 9 Stonehaven Road remains under investigation, according to Nashua Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Steve Buxton. Buxton said officials responded at 5:46 p.m. Sunday. Upon arrival, firefighters reported smoke showing from the building. A crew immediately began an ...

Cat controversy continues in Nashua

NASHUA – City leaders will decide on a $99,081 contract that has come under scrutiny in the recent months, as the Nashua Finance Committee will vote on the pact involving the city of Nashua and the Humane Society for Greater Nashua during a 7 p.m. Wednesday meeting. Cat advocate Gary Braun ...

New Hampshire Department of Education collecting backpacks

CONCORD – For the fourth year in a row, officials with the New Hampshire Department of Education will be collecting backpacks as part of their annual Backpack Drive, which aims to help students who will soon be going back to school. Officials will be accepting new backpacks until Aug. 16. ...

City man faces felony second degree assault

NASHUA – Jaime Torres-Roman, 39, of Nashua, faces a felony count of second degree assault after he allegedly choked a woman early Friday. At 1:37 a.m. Friday, officers responded to a Nashua residence for a report of a domestic dispute. After the initial investigation, officers arrested ...

Probe launched after body found in woods

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. – Police Chief Richard Howe and Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan confirmed the body of a missing Tyngsborough man was found on Monday. At 12:15 p.m. Monday, Tyngsborough officials reported to the Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District ...

YMCA announces free Friday night series

NASHUA – Officials at the YMCA of Greater Nashua are hosting a series of free Friday family events as part of the Community Enrichment Series. • July 19: Summer Kickoff (YMCA Camp Sargent, 141 Camp Sargent Road in Merrimack) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This evening is the official kickoff to the ...