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Blazes damages Nashua Housing Authority apartments

NASHUA - One firefighter sustained minor injuries battling a two-alarm Saturday afternoon fire that damaged two adjacent apartments in a multi-unit Nashua Housing Authority building on 11th Street, officials said. The unidentified firefighter was treated at a local hospital for head and neck ...

Proposed Souhegan co-op still in planning stages

MILFORD - Farmers markets are wonderful, but a Milford man involved with the proposed Souhegan Valley Food Co-op is looking for something more. "I love them, all those farmers," Michael Conley said, "but we need something better." That something better is ...

Job program offers training to state’s young adults

Astate-of-the-art vocational center in Manchester offers more than just free training. Those who qualify for acceptance into the New Hampshire Job Corps center, which opened last year in Manchester, are also eligible for free meals, housing and a stipend. Funded by the U.S. Department of ...

Plotting Turkey Day escape

Time to game-plan for Thanksgiving, seeing as there's no hope of avoiding it this year. Seriously, do you have a passport? It's not too late to leave for a country that doesn't celebrate this garbage holiday. Maybe you try pretending to join one of those religions that prohibit turkey eating. ...

Nashua man, ‘significant’ source of drugs, sentenced to prison

NASHUA - Admonishing him for "exposing a lot of people" to the region's opioid addiction crisis through his significant drug-distribution activities, a Superior Court judge last week ordered Nashua resident Joel "Angel" Colon to serve at least three years ...

Judge grants continuances in Barnaby-Caplin trials

NASHUA – A series of hearings scheduled for the first two weeks of December in the ongoing murder cases of Anthony Barnaby and David Caplin have been pushed back until after the start of the new year, according to court documents. The request for the postponements came in the form of ...

Hudson man charged in series of February thefts

NASHUA – A Hudson man whose most recent address is in Nashua has been arraigned on charges stemming from a series of thefts around town earlier this year, and is scheduled to return to Nashua district court later this month for a probable cause hearing. Scott Campbell, 23, was ...

Kuster calls for funding in opioid fight

NASHUA – Annie Kuster isn’t waiting for the next Congress to be sworn in to get started tackling the region’s opioid addiction crisis. The Democrat representing New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District sent a letter Monday to high-ranking Republicans ...

Corpus Christi doles out 200 turkeys

Spirits were high Saturday as the Corpus Christi Food Pantry distributed Thanksgiving dinners and all the fixings to 200 members of the community. Corpus Christi Food Pantry and Assistance Inc. is a nonprofit, established in 1999 by the Roman Catholic parishes of Nashua to better meet the ...

Marijuana on the Mass. border

NASHUA - Marijuana possession is set to become legal in Massachusetts on Dec. 15, with retail sales not far behind. But area law enforcement officials say nothing will change when it comes to the way marijuana is dealt with in New Hampshire. "It's still illegal here, and it's illegal ...

Nashua artist to kindle creativity in memory loss

NASHUA - One of the city's artists has a new business on Main Street, where she will teach art classes to those with Alzheimer's and dementia. Healing in Color, founded in May by Dominique Boutaud, opened its 120 Main St., Suite 104, studio Friday and is now accepting students. Boutaud said ...

Hudson town selectmen submit proposed budget

HUDSON - The Board of Selectmen has approved a municipal budget for fiscal year 2018, which will next be considered by the town's Budget Committee. The projected tax rate for the 2018 operating budget is $6.20 per $1,000, which is a $0.09 decrease from the fiscal year 2017 budget. The ...

Merrimack woman asks for diaper donations for birthday

Cady Hickman is taking an unconventional approach to her 25th birthday - she's asking for diapers. No, not for her - she's collecting them for Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter to distribute to children in need. Hickman, the preschool enrichment program coordinator at the YMCA of Greater ...

Nashua students experiment with science

The normal cafeteria chat between ninth- and 10th-grade high school girls isn't always about science, but that was the scene Thursday during the Girl Power STEM-spiration Seminar at Nashua High School North. More than 80 underclassmen girls engaged in roundtable discussions with recent female ...

Time again to rock for Santa Fund

Word is that some of our friends of Casual 6 fame may have another project in their future, perhaps involving other bands, other musicians - such fluidity is, after all, a hallmark of the live-music scene in general. Or maybe not. While I'm sure any Casual 6ers who choose to move on to ...