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Man pleads guilty to murder-solicitation charges; sentencing on tap Wednesday

NASHUA – Not long after he was arrested for selling cocaine last summer, Dekara Anderson sat in Valley Street jail awaiting a response to a letter he had sent to aquaintances. But what he received – a charge of criminal solicitation to first-degree murder, to be added to his two felony ...

Sentencing on tap for contractor guilty of violating labor laws

CONCORD – The sentencing hearing in the case of Nashua-based painting contractor Kevin Corriveau, who pleaded guilty four months ago to directing his employees to not report worked overtime hours on their payroll records, has been rescheduled to April 30, according to a filing at U.S. ...

Symphony NH delivers unifying performance of Beethoven and Bernstein

In Saturday’s concert performance of Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Beethoven’s Ninth at the Keefe Center for Arts, Symphony NH, along with members of the New World Chorale, lifted their instrument and voices in an expression of unity and brotherhood. Both in verse and harmony, the ...

Queen city woman arrested

MERRIMACK – A Manchester woman who was found passed out in a vehicle with a needle in her arm fled the Queen City before being apprehended in Merrimack. A Manchester Police officer was checking the condition of Angela Tremblay, 32, who was parked in a vehicle on Montcalm Street around 8 a.m. ...

Promoting Wellness: Education offered at Health and Safety Fair

NASHUA – Thirty-five vendors lined the perimeter of Nashua High School North’s gymnasium Saturday, offering a variety of health-related information, education and activities. Nashua’s Division of Public Health and Community Services, along with community partners, hosted the first free ...

Pelham woman pleads guilty to simple assault against elderly mother

PELHAM – A Pelham woman was sentenced to time in jail after pleading guilty to two counts of simple assault against her elderly mother. Following an investigation conducted by the Pelham Police Department, Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announced that Stephanie Ntallas, 55, of Pelham,, ...

Granite Shield operation nets two more dealers

NASHUA – The Nashua Police Department conducted another Granite Shield operation Thursday, where two individuals were arrested for drug-related charges. Kevin Farrington, age 50, of Nashua, was arrested for sale of controlled drug, Oxycodone, and was held on $1,000 pending his arraignment ...

Nashua’s Safe Stations draw NYC visitor

NASHUA – The city’s Safe Stations program may be exported to New York after Chirlane McCray, wife of New York Mayor Bill De Blasio, took a tour of the East Hollis Street fire station. McCray, a writer and editor, visited Manchester and Nashua Friday, learning about the efforts to combat the ...

Gov. Sununu announces $50M opioid plan

CONCORD – Gov. Chris Sununu announced a funding agreement Friday that secures $50 million over the next five years to combat the state’s addiction crisis. “This is the single biggest secured financial investment the state has ever achieved in funding substance use disorder programs,” ...

Recycled Percussion visits Merrimack’s Thorntons Ferry School

MERRIMACK – Justin Spencer has played with his band Recycled Percussion on national television and in front of sold out shows all over the world, but he still makes a point to play for some of his most dedicated fans: school children. Spencer joined 550 elementary school students and their ...

Nashua football not on chopping block

NASHUA – There are no proposed changes to the Nashua football program, largely, in part, thanks to an outpouring of student support for the program at a recent Board of Education policy committee meeting. BOE member Howard Coffman suggested a change in the district’s football program, ...

Town Hall Meetings set for each ward

NASHUA – With the goal of hearing ideas and concerns of residents in every ward throughout the city, Mayor Jim Donchess will be hosting Town Hall Meetings in all nine wards of Nashua during April and May. Donchess will begin each meeting by sharing what’s going on in the city and then ...

United Way collecting items for Community Baby Shower

NASHUA – It takes a village to raise a child and United Way of Greater Nashua is looking to the community for support with their second Community Baby Shower. They’ve run into some minor issues with securing donation collection locations, and are now looking for willing businesses to act ...

Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley’s Youth of the Year: Shelby Houghton

AMHERST – Four youth finalists were recognized at the Boys & Girls Club of the Souhegan Valley Youth of the Year and Community Awards, and one was selected as the winner to move closer to potentially becoming National Youth of the Year. Community members also were recognized in various ...

N.H. joining challenge to internet tax

CONCORD – Gov. Chris Sununu is joining the fight against an internet sales tax with Thursday’s announcement that New Hampshire filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court. “It is unacceptable that New Hampshire businesses may be forced to act as tax collectors for other states,” Sununu ...

March saw spike in overdoses

NASHUA – As the first quarter of 2018 came to a close, March turned out to be a bad month for opioid overdoses in Nashua, with spikes seen the past two months when compared to 2017. However, Nashua Police Department Lt. Brian Kenney said being just three months into the year, it’s a small ...

Brookline police arrest three on arson, assault charges

BROOKLINE – Police on Wednesday arrested local resident Brendan Baillargeon, 18, for allegedly setting on fire a portable toilet outside a Route 13 convenience store on Easter Sunday. On Monday, while they were in the process of completing a warrant for Baillargeon’s arrest on arson and ...

Tax breaks keeping Hitchiner Manufacturing in N.H.

MILFORD – Hitchiner Manufacturing announced Wednesday it plans to build a new $50 million, 85,000-square-foot foundry at its Milford plant. Hitchiner CEO John Morrison III said the expansion will allow the company to create up to 85 new jobs, and it allows the firm to stay in New ...

Spending cap appeal at Supreme Court

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Supreme Court may decide if Nashua’s spending cap gets a second life now that former aldermen Fred Teeboom and Daniel Moriarty filed an appeal in Concord this week. Teeboom and Moriarty lost their lawsuit against the city, which claimed that Mayor Jim Donchess ...

Two hearings upcoming in Nashua road rage case

NASHUA – Two hearings, one a pre-trial conference in May and the other a so-called Richards hearing on April 17, have been scheduled in the simple assault case stemming from the Feb. 18 confrontation between two drivers in Nashua. The purpose of the Richards hearing is to advise any witnesses ...