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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 ...

Shelter names new director; to start after holiday

he Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter announced it has hired a new director. The appointment comes after Lisa Christie, the organization's director for 27 years, said she would retire. Michael Reinke, of North Carolina, will begin transitioning shortly after Thanksgiving and begin his full ...

Groups: DCYF needs to do more for kids

CONCORD - Leaders with child advocacy groups took aim at the Division of Children, Youth and Families on Friday, telling members of the state commission studying child abuse fatalities that the agency does not do enough to protect children. "The rules in our state are really designed ...

City soup kitchen distributes Thanksgiving meals

he Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter is deep into its yearly Thanksgiving meal distribution, stepping up to provide holiday meals to its appreciative, but growing, population of clients. "There's more people every year," kitchen assistant Rich Walker said as the group worked ...

Nashua stations set up as safe spot

NASHUA - The city is taking a big step forward in combating the opioid crisis, starting a Safe Station program to get people struggling with addiction the help they need. "The Nashua community is committed to working together to respond to the opioid epidemic," Mayor Jim ...

Loaded handgun found in backpack

NASHUA - Authorities say a loaded handgun was found in a student's backpack Thursday at Nashua High School South when an administrator tried to find out what caused the student to have an apparent seizure. The Nashua Police Department's school resource officer requested an ambulance for the ...