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Small fire stomped out

NASHUA – A small fire broke out early Wednesday morning, leaving the occupant of 8 Dearborn St. in need of medical attention. Just before 4 a.m., Nashua Fire Rescue responded for a report of an extinguished fire and, upon the arrival of Engine 2, it was reported that they had an extinguished ...

Financial troubles lead to receivership of Serenity Place

MANCHESTER – A recent pattern of “financial difficulties” has landed the addiction recovery center Serenity Place in receivership, a move that representatives of the Attorney General’s Charitable Trusts division and the agency’s directors announced Wednesday. Families in Transition, ...

Griffin, Merrimack bank robber, missing from DOC

CONCORD – State Department of Corrections officials and State Police are searching for missing transitional housing unit inmate John Robert Griffin Jr., who was convicted of robbing a Merrimack bank while wearing a President Barack Obama mask in 2013. Griffin, 57, is serving his sentence as a ...

Gas prices projected for Christmas Day

NASHUA – It’s projected that this will be the priciest Christmas at the gas pumps since 2013, despite the recent dip in fuel prices. GasBuddy, a smartphone app that connects drivers with information on finding the best gas prices projects the national average price to be $2.39 per gallon ...

JajaBelle’s Christmas tree encourages goodwill

NASHUA – When Jessica dePontbriand first decided to put a community Christmas tree in the window of jajaBelle’s Pastry and Coffee Shop, she had no idea what to expect, and really no idea where to begin. Her thought was initially to collect toys to donate, but after reaching out to the ...

Sununu likes new tax bill, congressional delegation opposes

NASHUA – With Congress passing the GOP’s tax overhaul bill on Tuesday, the first major change to the U.S. tax code in 30 years is set to become law this week. The U.S. House of Representatives voted for the bill Tuesday, 227 to 203, and sent the bill to the Senate for what is expected to be ...

Man sentenced to drug treatment

NASHUA – Superior Court Judge Charles Temple listened intently Tuesday morning as a Nashua man of about 60 years said his adult son “was made with a lot of love,” and praised him as “a great father” who has struggled for years with suppressed childhood demons and who has bravely ...

District’s i-Ready program shows promising results, inconsistencies

NASHUA – The Board of Education Curriculum and Evaluation Committee met Monday night to discuss last year’s i-Ready tutoring results, and Assistant Superintendent Garth McKinney said the data is clear: time and support works. As part of the Board’s ongoing effort to get students on grade ...

Corpus Christi Food Pantry is moving

NASHUA – The Corpus Christi Food Pantry has been serving Greater Nashua at 43 Franklin St. for close to 20 years, but will start 2018 in a new location at 3 Crown St., said Diana Lavash, a member of the Corpus Christi board of directors. “Our move is a win/win for both the pantry and the ...

Anne Marie House seeking donations in matching grant opportunity

HUDSON – Family Promise of Greater Nashua at Anne Marie House has been dedicated to ending homelessness, working with underserved groups in the area for more than 10 years. Now, the organization has the opportunity to continue its work on a larger scale, thanks to a matching $20,000 grant ...

Pawned items lead police to arrest

NASHUA – After refusing bail, a Nashua woman was scheduled to appear for arraignment yesterday at the Hillsborough-South Superior court facing felony charges stemming from burglaries that occurred earlier this year. On Dec. 18, at about 10:40 a.m., members of the Nashua Police Department’s ...

Alleged car theft leads to felony escape, assault charges

NASHUA – A Manchester man wanted in connection with a stolen vehicle out of Londonderry was arrested in Nashua Monday evening, but from what police say, he didn’t exactly go quietly. Justin Hart, 19, who lists no fixed address, allegedly tried to escape from police on two occasions, then, ...

Nashua releases holiday trash, recycling schedule

NASHUA – The Solid Waste Department will be closed on Christmas Day, a Monday. The Four Hills Landfill/Nashua Recycling Center also will be closed, and there will be no curbside pickups on that day. Normal operations will resume on Dec. 26, and all collections will be one day late during ...

Contractor’s office manager to plead guilty

CONCORD – The office manager and treasurer for the Nashua painting company already in trouble for its labor practices is expected to plead guilty Thursday to two counts of willfully failing to pay overtime. Sharon Mercuri, who worked for Kevin Corriveau Painting, allegedly took part in a ...

Fatal crash in Merrimack late Sunday

MERRIMACK – One of several passengers who got out of their car after it struck a center barrier on the Everett Turnpike Sunday night to check the damage was struck and killed by another vehicle, police said. Owen Halverson, 18, whose address wasn’t given, was pronounced deceased at the ...

Sachdev appealing rape conviction

NASHUA – The case of a Nashua man convicted of raping an intoxicated woman in the back of his Main Street cell phone store is going to the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Abhishek Sachdev, 33, currently is serving a 10- to 20-year prison sentence after being convicted by a jury in June on one ...

’Tis the season: Nashua Senior Center hosts Holiday Social

The Nashua Senior Activity Center hosted its annual Holiday Social on Friday, amplifying the holiday spirit of those in attendance. The event started at 1:30 p.m. with music provided by Perfect Entertainment for folks to enjoy listening to while they mingled over refreshments. “I think some ...

Jewish holiday has many facets

NASHUA – As we move into the midst of Hanukkah, many Jewish Nashuan’s are celebrating the holiday by reconnecting with family, lighting candles and enjoying traditional foods. “There’s a few dimensions of the holiday. One is the history about the second century b.c. when the Jewish ...

Disabled vets look to put puck in net

A Nashua man who helped co-found the New England Warriors sled hockey program is looking for donations through a charity game against the Boston Shamrocks. On Dec. 23, the two teams will face off at JFK Arena at 303 Beech St., Manchester. The game is scheduled for 4:30 p.m., and is free and ...

Local contractor pleads to labor law violations

CONCORD – The Nashua owner of a painting company pleaded guilty in the federal court in Concord for reportedly getting employees to lie about overtime wages. Kevin Corriveau, 42, was convicted on one count of obstruction of justice in connection with the investigation and litigation by the ...