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Schools pitch to ex-ITT students

NASHUA - Two area schools have offered to assist former ITT students in finding a new program of study, with Maverick Technical Institute in Nashua extending an invitation to Daniel Webster College students, as well. Middlesex Community College, with campuses in Lowell and Bedford, Mass., ...

Flanagan touts track record in run for House

NASHUA - State Rep. Jack Flanagan was surprised when a guidance counselor described how foster children are literally plucked from her classroom by state child protection workers with orders to move them elsewhere. "They come in with an order and ... just take them out of ...

Merrimack fall tradition prepares for its 7th year

NASHUA - The Erica Pombrio Foundation has raised more than $100,000 for local families affected by cancer through the annual Erica's Run 5K Run/Walk and 1K FunRun in Merrimack. In 2010, Lisa Spinney launched the event in memory of her daughter Erica Nicole Pombrio, who died of liposarcoma in ...

Hassan touts fed anti-drug funding

NASHUA - Speaking with a group of community leaders on Thursday morning, Gov. Maggie Hassan pledged to push for $600 million in federal emergency funding to combat the opioid epidemic that has hit the state. "I will work to make the emergency funding the first bill the next Congress ...

Nashua farmers expand with weekday time slot

Adding to its ever-growing presence in the city's downtown, the Nashua Farmers Market has launched a new Wednesday evening market on top of its traditional Sunday time slot on Main Street. Paul Shea, director of Great American Downtown, said the move was prompted by popular ...

Brox environmental concerns won’t deter Milfords’s selectmen

MILFORD - Last week, members of Brox Environmental Citizens told selectmen once again that voters should have a say on whether there should be sports fields on the Brox property. The town plans to build two multipurpose fields on land near Heron Pond Elementary School. "Voters want ...

Nashua will intervene on behalf of Daniel Webster College

NASHUA – Mayor Jim Donchess will ask the New England Association of Schools and Colleges to hold off acting on Daniel Webster College’s accreditation until the private college is stabilized – preferably through new ownership under a reputable nonprofit college or ...

Daniel Webster College students worry about Nashua school’s future

NASHUA – While there is a general feeling of praise for the school, a growing unease festers among students on the Daniel Webster College campus in the wake of developments with the school’s parent company, ITT Educational Services Inc. The for-profit company, which took ...

State awards substance treatment contract to Nashua nonprofit

NASHUA – The Greater Nashua Council on Alcoholism is being awarded a state contract to provide treatment and residential services to pregnant and parenting women. The New Hampshire Executive Council signed off on the contract award on Wednesday with a unanimous vote, a decision ...

Crash on Hudson lawn yields drug charges for Nashua man

HUDSON – A Nashua man, twice incarcerated on robbery and assault convictions, is back in trouble, this time on allegations of drug possession and crashing his car onto the lawn of a Hudson residence, police reported. Wayne Shay, 34, of 90 Tolles St., was arraigned Tuesday in Nashua ...

Nashua firefighters to join in 9/11 memorial climb

Nashua firefighters are preparing to participate in the sixth annual memorial stair climb honoring firefighters killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on Sunday, Sept. 11, in Manchester. The Brady Sullivan office building at 1000 Elm St. in New Hampshire’s largest city is ...

Area News Digest for Sept. 8

NASHUA Warrant for felony assault nets arrest Police say a Nashua man was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for second- degree assault. Jason Trythall, 33, of 104 Walnut St., was charged with one felony count of second-degree assault (domestic violence) from a July 24 incident. Officers with the ...

Milford puts on big holiday parade

If there were any fears that Milford's Labor Day Parade isn't what it used to be, they were laid to rest Monday. For almost 90 minutes, a huge assortment of floats, bands and marchers came down Elm Street, passed Town Hall, and went over the Stone Bridge before finally stopping at the ...

2 Nashua polls move ahead of primary

NASHUA - It's back to school for more than Nashua's students this fall, as voters in two wards in the upcoming elections are moving from their current locations to schools. Ward 3 voters will move to the Amherst Street Elementary School at 71 Amherst St. Ward 5 voters will move to the Main ...

Merrimack residents get new voting sites

MERRIMACK - Merrimack residents will have three new polling places for the Sept. 13 election after the use of a single polling site caused heavy traffic during the New Hampshire Primary in February. The Merrimack Town Council approved two additional polling sites to alleviate traffic in late ...

Brookline Iron Melt fundraiser leaves lasting impression

AChristmas tree. A kitty cat. A hand making a peace sign. These were just a few of the designs made by kids and adults participating in a unique fundraiser Saturday to support the Andres Institute of Art in Brookline. The images differed, but they all had one thing in common: they were each ...

Climate change talk still on menu

For five years, Science Cafe New Hampshire has held free public sessions to engage family, friends and neighbors in exploring the science behind important topics together. In over fifty sessions, we've discussed digital security, vaccinations, electric cars, West Nile disease, bitcoin, Lyme ...

Daniel Webster College remains open as parent company shutters other schools

NASHUA – With parent company ITT Educational Services Inc. announcing the closure of its 130 ITT Technical Institutes, another ITT/ESI holding, Daniel Webster College in Nashua, will remain open but must answer to its own accrediting agency. It may also be a target for a sale, its ...

Nashua Air Force JROTC thriving in third year

NASHUA – The two-year-old Nashua Air Force Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program opened this fall with about 140 cadets from both city high schools, up from 105 cadets its debut semester. The program began with a two-year commitment and has now embarked on year ...