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Tufts adds dermatology to telehealth solution

CONCORD – Tufts Health Freedom Plan has added dermatology to its telehealth solution, providing their members with access to a doctor, behavioral health therapist, or dermatologist 24-hours a day, seven days a week by web, phone, or mobile app – whether it be from the comfort of their home ...

Clinical study for depression launches

If you have depression that isn’t controlled well by medication, you may qualify for a clinical study testing an investigational drug. Volunteers may receive no-cost investigational study medication and compensation for time and travel. For additional information, contact Dr. Hisham Hafez at ...

Ribfest scheduled for June 14-16

MERRIMACK – The inaugural Great American Ribfest & Food Truck Festival is coming to the Budweiser Brewery at Merrimack on Father’s Day weekend, June 14-16. The Great American Ribfest will now be supporting the local Merrimack Rotary Club and delivering a renewed focus as a family ...

ArtHub Gallery has open call for artists

The ArtHub Gallery has an open call for artists working in any 2D medium. The Nashua Area Artists Association will be organizing a Juried Art Exhibit, Up close and Personal, at the gallery, located at 30 Temple St. in Nashua. The theme is intended to capture the vital essence of the ...

New Hampshire poised to repeal death penalty

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is on track to become the next state without the death penalty now that both the House and Senate have voted with veto-proof majorities to repeal its capital punishment law. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed a death penalty repeal bill last June, and the ...

Tobacco ordinance sent back to committee

NASHUA – City officials still are questioning whether to raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21, and amendments to the proposed ordinance have now slowed down the process. Tuesday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting drew a large crowd, with people packing the benches at City Hall, ...

Judge rules in favor of suit’s defendants

NASHUA – The several Hudson police officers accused in a lawsuit of “willfully failing to protect” a former HPD dispatcher from domestic violence allegedly committed by her former police-officer husband are either not liable for negligence or are entitled to immunity, according to a ...

Arrest warrant issued for arson suspect

MANCHESTER – While Superior Court Judge Daniel St. Hilaire was overseeing the jury selection process Monday for Amherst resident David Trombly’s attempted arson trial, court officials were in the process of crafting a warrant for Trombly’s arrest. Trombly, 33, is accused of setting on ...

Meals Matter: Program addressing food insecurity at school thriving

NASHUA – In just six months, something that started out as a simple thought has turned into a massive program, that’s slowly benefitting more and more students across the Nashua School District. In October, students from Suzanne Winters’ Marketing II class and Lisa Yates’ Human ...

Amherst murder suspect gets a new attorney

MANCHESTER – A Superior Court judge Tuesday granted a motion to extend the proceedings in the second-degree murder case of Bryson Peluso, the Amherst man charged in the shooting death of an acquaintance early Thanksgiving morning. Judge Lawrence Smukler, at a roughly 15-minute status ...

Majority of measures pass in Merrimack town election

MERRIMACK – Even with a little intermittent freezing rain, some 3,325 voters turned out to cast their ballot in the Merrimack town elections on Tuesday. Everything passed with the exception of Article 7 on the Merrimack School District ballot, which was to allocate $1.2 million for the ...

Get on Board Nashua slated for May 22

NASHUA – The Leadership Greater Nashua Class of 2019 is partnering with the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits to present Get on Board Nashua, an interactive panel discussion and expo/networking opportunity designed to educate attendees about nonprofit board participation. This free event, ...

Rotary West funding applications sought

NASHUA – The Rotary Club of Nashua West provides financial assistance to local 501(c) 3 community organizations in the greater Nashua area to aid them in providing the necessary services and programs that meet the community’s needs. The group provides assistance for many reasons: a specific ...

Bennet concludes Granite State tour with NHS South visit

NASHUA – U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., toured Nashua High School South Monday morning, the last stop of his Granite State tour, as he weighs a run for the presidency in 2020. Bennet, who was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2009, toured the school, speaking with teachers, students ...

BOE officials debate class rank

NASHUA – Students and district faculty members brought concerns over class rank to the attention of the Board of Education Monday night during the groups regular meeting. Nashua Technology Center South Director Mike McQuilkin said while he and Nashua Technology Center North Director Amanda ...

Former Hudson man pleads guilty to several domestic violence charges

NASHUA – Addressing the court at Monday’s plea and sentencing hearing for Gregory Zieroff, the former Hudson man charged with a prolonged spate of domestic violence against a one-time girlfriend, Assistant County Attorney Michele Battaglia said she recalls being impressed by how ...

Man files lawsuit against city, mayor

NASHUA – The question of whether or not city officials have been illegally impounding cats as “strays” for “running at large” is headed to Hillsborough Superior Court-South. Alleging that Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess and the city of Nashua have willingly ignored unlawful language in ...

Mass. man charged after Hudson crash

HUDSON – A Lawrence, Massachusetts, man was arrested, booked then released on bail pending arraignment early Sunday morning, the result of a single-car crash that snapped a utility pole and took wires down on Melendy Road. Rafael Rameriz, 25, who police say appeared to be uninjured in the ...

Nashua students headed to international Destination Imagination Competition

NASHUA – A team of young innovators from Bicentennial Elementary School is one of more than 1,400 teams that have advanced to participate in the Destination Imagination Global Finals 2019. Each year, hundreds of thousands of students participate in DI competitions across the world. As ...