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Dimick charged in Manchester murder

MANCHESTER — New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and Manchester Police Chief Carlo Capano announce that Paul Dimick, 26, has been arrested and charged with reckless second-degree murder for causing the death of Justin Lee, 32, under circumstances manifesting an extreme ...

Molly Kelly to face Sununu

NASHUA – Democrat Molly Kelly is now on a collision course with Republican Gov. Chris Sununu after she handily defeated Steve Marchand in the Tuesday primary election. “Chris Sununu should not underestimate me. I’ve been underestimated before. As a single mom raising three children, ...

Nashua’s Negron nominated to challenge Kuster

NASHUA – In a very tight contest not decided until early this morning, Nashua's Steve Negron secured the Republican nomination for the right to challenge U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., in the November general election. "The voters have made their voices heard loud and clear. They have ...

BG grad killed in 9/11 honored with plaque

NASHUA — Seventeen years ago, Brian Kinney, 29, was on United Airlines Flight 175 headed to Los Angeles for a business trip when his plane was hijacked and crashed into the south tower at the World Trade Center. Kinney, a 1991 graduate of Bishop Guertin High School, is described by baseball ...

Avard and Levesque claim N.H. Senate nominations

NASHUA – Democratic candidate Melanie Levesque will go head-to-head with GOP incumbent Kevin Avard for the New Hampshire state Senate District 12 seat in the Nov. 6 general election. Unofficial tallies late Tuesday showed Levesque, from Brookline, defeated Greenville native Tom Falter with ...

Hudson hosts 9/11 memorial

Every year, hundreds of people gather at Benson Park in Hudson to say a few words in remembrance of those lost in the 9/11 terror attacks in a brief ceremony at Benson Park. “Seventeen years ago on this day, that life we had known was changed,” Pastor David Howe said to the crowd of ...

Trial set for man accused of having sex with underage girl

NASHUA – The process of selecting the jurors who will be tasked with deciding whether Merrimack resident Thomas Eosue is guilty of felonious sexual assault will, barring a last-minute plea deal, take place Monday. Eosue, 20, of 54 Fairway Drive, opted to go to trial on the felony charge, ...

Nashua man agrees to suspended sentence, probation, counseling

NASHUA – As long as he abides by a series of conditions that include continuing counseling, attending an intervention program and surrendering all of his firearms, Nashua resident Patrick Flaven will be able to stay out of jail, according to a plea deal reached for his 2017 domestic violence ...

Primary Perspectives

NASHUA – Voters cited multiple reasons for heading to the polls Tuesday to participate in the 2018 New Hampshire primary election. While some were out doing a bit of last-minute campaigning for their top picks, others filtered through the polling locations to complete their civic ...

Next Mohawk Tannery meeting set

NASHUA – Sludge containing chemicals such as barium, dioxin, arsenic and chromium contaminates the Mohawk Tannery site near the Nashua River, as public discussion continues regarding how to address this problem. Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess is hosting a public neighborhood meeting about the ...

Ready, set, vote: Primary elections underway today

NASHUA – City residents who need a lift to the polls for today’s primary election can ride Nashua Transit System buses for free, while anyone encountering voting problems can dial a hotline to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office. With close to 20 percent of registered voters ...

Nashua relying on retired principals

NASHUA – The Nashua School District is looking to temporarily fill the five open assistant principal positions with recently retired principals. Pennichuck and Fairgrounds Middle schools, as well as Bicentennial, Birch Hill and Fairgrounds Elementary schools, have been without assistant ...

Board approves new grading software

NASHUA – Board of Education members on Monday approved the allocation of roughly $60,000 worth of amenities and services for the district. Members approved new grade book software called TeacherEase for $36,000 as a one-year pilot program for use in the district’s 12 elementary schools. ...

Shaheen, Hassan confirm opposition to Kavanaugh

NASHUA – Going as far as to allege federal Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a “dangerous” Supreme Court nominee who is “deliberately concealing” his record, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., on Monday announced her formal opposition to President Donald Trump’s high court pick. Also Monday, ...

Merrimack woman nabbed again

MERRIMACK – Ashley Compagna’s fourth arrest in a week, this time on Saturday for allegedly possessing drugs and stealing merchandise from a retail store, turned out the same way as did her previous three arrests: She was booked at police headquarters and released on personal recognizance ...

Merrimack resident dies in crash

MERRIMACK – Paul Mondoux, the chairman of the town’s Technology Committee and current president of the Merrimack Call Firefighters Association, died Sunday afternoon of multiple injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash in Manchester. Mondoux, 63, of 71 Back River Road, reportedly lost ...

Four Nashuans arrested in Granite Shield operation

NASHUA – On Friday, Nashua police conducted a Granite Shield operation to arrest four city residents on various charges: Thomas Abreu Jr., Jeanne Bettencourt, Amanda Grazewski and William McNally. Abreu Jr., 41, of 220 Millwright Drive, Nashua, faces four felony counts for allegedly selling ...

Harbor Homes to receive $400K to fight substance use disorder

NASHUA – Harbor Homes will receive a $400,000 federal grant to support transitional housing for families and individuals impacted by substance use disorder, officials announced Monday. The grant, awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), will allow ...

Police: Man offers to ‘buy’ teen girl from parents

BOSTON (AP) – A New Hampshire man who authorities say offered cash to “buy” a 13-year-old girl from her parents before grabbing her arm in an attempted kidnapping has been ordered held on $7,500 bail. The judge also said Monday that if Alfred Patterson posts bail, he must stay out of ...

Six courses on Main Street

NASHUA – For about four hours Sunday afternoon, Mayor Jim Donchess and Ward 4 Alderman Tom Lopez saw first-hand just how hectic things can get for the men and women who serve food for a living. Joined by a team of professional servers who also volunteered their time, Donchess and Lopez took ...