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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 ...

Milford student selected for Boys Nation in D.C.

MILFORD – Alex Wheelock, an incoming senior at Milford High School, has been selected as a senator for American Legion Boys Nation in the Washington, D.C. area, July 19-26. Boys Nation is an annual American Legion program that includes civic training, leadership development and a focus on ...

Hassan co-sponsors bipartisan legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., cosponsored bipartisan legislation– the Work Opportunity Tax Credit & Jobs Act – to make permanent the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, which encourages employers to hire individuals who face significant barriers to employment. ...

Hollis man creates ‘Jam Band’ for workouts

Being a professional model is just one facet of what 30-year-old Kevin Kalhori, or “Kev” as he’s known to his friends, does for a living for fun. Not long ago, Kalhori discovered that wearing over-ear headphones during a workout wasn’t making the cut. They’d slip off during any ...

Ride brings awareness, remembrance

NASHUA – In response to the June 21 tragedy when a pick-up truck carrying a flatbed trailer took the lives of seven motorcyclist in Randolph, thousands of bikers from all around New England met up in Laconia Saturday to take part in a group ride organized by Ride for the 7 Fallen. In a show ...

Nashua resident uses experiences with epilepsy to help other teens

NASHUA – Epilepsy: it’s a chronic disorder that affects the nervous system and creates unpredictable seizures. Approximately one in 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime and six out of 10 people have epilepsy with an unknown cause. Nashua ...

Produce delivered to those in need

NASHUA – Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter officials started a new initiative Friday by sending the mobile food pantry to deliver fresh produce to those who may otherwise not have access to it. On Friday, staff members took fresh fruit and vegetables to people where they live, rather than ...

Opioid overdoses down compared to 2018

NASHUA – Fatalities from fentanyl, heroin and other opioids are down in Nashua compared to last year, but American Medical Response Regional Director Chris Stawasz said the crisis continues. For the first half of 2019, Stawasz said Nashua is at 146 overdoses, with 15 fatalities. At the ...

Harris and Warren move up in polls; Biden, Sanders fall

NASHUA – Polls on Friday showed that former Vice President Joe Biden’s lead in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination has slipped by more than 12 points since May, although he still leads his closest competitor by double digits. As 25 Democratic candidates clamor for ...

DOE sends $1.5 million back to local schools

CONCORD – School districts throughout New Hampshire will be seeing an increase in Title I and Title II funding for the 2019-20 school year. New Hampshire Department of Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut said he has reallocated $1.5 million worth of unused federal Title I and Title II ...

Putting a ‘millennial spin’ on classic rock

NASHUA — Sibling duo Jocelyn & Chris Arndt, who have been compared vocally to Janis Joplin and Grace Slick and musically to Jimi Hendrix and David Gilmour, will be performing at Nashua’s Riverwalk Cafe at 8 p.m. July 19. Though they are now living in western Massachusetts, Jocelyn, ...

2018 Audit received

WILTON – After numerous meetings and delays, the town’s 2018 financial audit has been received from Plodzik and Sanderson of Concord, the auditing firm hired earlier this year. The Select Board spent about two hours of the regular meeting on Monday with two representatives reviewing ...

Osprey Action

An osprey family has made a nest on a light post at Trader Joe’s in Nashua. Here are some photos of their activities on Wednesday.

Thousands will ride in honor of 7 bikers killed

CONCORD (AP) — Thousands of motorcyclists will rumble across New Hampshire roadways Saturday to honor seven bikers killed in a collision with a pickup truck last month. Organizers of the Ride For the Fallen 7 said the event started out as a way for some motorcyclists to remember the bikers ...

New assistant airport director named

MANCHESTER — Officials at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) on Friday said Luis Elguezabal, A.A.E., has been selected to become the new assistant airport director of properties and contract management. Elguezabal replaces David Bush who retired from the position after 24 years at the ...