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Judicial evaluation system to change

CONCORD – Changes are in store for the judicial evaluation survey after it was learned a Nashua District Court judge was manipulating the system. Judge Paul S. Moore, 59, of Bedford, is facing charges before the state’s Judicial Conduct Committee, and he is now also the subject of a ...

Pending union approval, city’s last day of school is June 15

NASHUA – The Nashua Board of Education voted 5 to 3 Monday night in favor of establishing the last day of school as June 15, with June 18-22 as mandatory professional development for all staff. The police department has offered to provide active shooter/safety training to staff during this ...

Nashuan pleads guilty to exploitation

NASHUA – When he met a divorced woman with five children through an online gaming site a couple years ago, longtime Nashua resident Ashton Haven believed the “complete family life” he’d so longed for was finally within reach. Attorney Jeff Odlund, one of Haven’s two lawyers, told ...

Lowell man charged in Nashua stabbing

NASHUA – A disturbance that police said began as a verbal argument in a downtown apartment early Sunday morning eventually escalated to a physical confrontation, which led to one person being hospitalized with stab wounds and another under arrest. Police said officers took David Hinds, 33, of ...

Merrimack HS advances to national STEM competition

MERRIMACK – Dominating the competition in STEM subjects ranging from entomology to engineering, from tower construction to helicopter building, Merrimack High School’s Science Olympiad team won its ninth state title Saturday at the championship tournament. “The event runs very similarly ...

St. Joe’s job fair on tap Wednesday

A call for professionals looking for placement among their choice of the many physician practices that are a part of St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua is publicized here, as the St. Joe’s Physician Practice Recruitment Fair is slated for Wednesday. The recruitment fair, to be held from 2-6 p.m. ...

Man arrested on eight charges in domestic violence incident

MERRIMACK – A Merrimack man was arrested Saturday night for several domestic violence charges, police said. A woman arrived at the police station Saturday night to report a domestic assault that had allegedly taken place earlier that evening, according to court documents. Jacob Patenaude, ...

March For Our Lives takes over Main Street

NASHUA – Hundreds of thousands of people united nationally to advocate for common sense gun reform – echoing the message to protect our kids not our guns – Saturday in solidarity with the March for Our Lives that took place in Washington. Nashua’s march drew hundreds of supporters, who ...

Gate City’s March For Our Lives

Staff photos by Adam Urquhart Making their way toward City Hall, protesters take over a lane on Main Street during Saturday’s March for Our Lives in Nashua.

Plastic company is not off the hook despite recent agreement

On Feb. 26, 2016, Saint-Gobain detected PFOA in water supplied by the Merrimack Village District Water System. On March 20, 2018, the company agreed to extend public water to 298 disputed properties in Merrimack and surrounding towns, potentially solving the contamination issue that has plagued ...

Sias a witness to Nashua’s transformation

If you’re familiar with Killarney’s – I think officially it’s Killarney’s Irish Pub – the popular spirits-and-sandwiches bistro ensconced for decades within the Nashua Holiday Inn over on Northeastern Boulevard, you may have noticed how its exterior “decor,” if you will, looks ...

25th annual NSKS Run and Walk for Food and Shelter on April 8

NASHUA – Dinner is served 365 days a year at the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter, and Executive Director Michael Reinke said there’s always a need for food to feed hungry people. That’s where special events come into play to help raise funds for food and programs. Exhibit A: the upcoming ...

Hayes sentencing scheduled for Monday

[l]CONCORD – The New Ipswich couple who pleaded guilty to operating a mail-order drug ring, importing hundreds of thousands of pills from India, are scheduled to be sentenced Monday. John Hayes, 53, and his wife, Plabplueng “Penny” Hayes, 50, are scheduled to appear in the United States ...

Chemical fire breaks out at transfer station

MERRIMACK – A chemical reaction caused a building fire at the Merrimack Transfer Station Friday morning. Just before 8:30 a.m., the Merrimack Fire Department was dispatched to the station. Upon arrival, it was determined that a resident dumped several bags of trash in the transfer station ...

Articles pass, HBHS annual meeting continues

HOLLIS – Warrant articles six through 14 all passed at the Hollis Brookline COOP district meeting Thursday night in a continuation of last week’s seven-hour meeting. Warrant articles included the $21,294,000 operating budget and $70,000 and $40,000 to be added to the previously established ...

Pence: ‘Promises made and promises kept’

MANCHESTER – The New Hampshire voters who backed Donald Trump for president should be proud of all his accomplishments, from tax cuts to a soon-to-be-built border wall, Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday. “There are a lot of great things happening in America,” Pence said. Pence ...

Young, old gather to ‘Stand up to Pence and Sununu’ in Manchester

MANCHESTER – Three days after President Donald Trump visited New Hampshire, Vice President Mike Pence followed suit, speaking at two events Thursday, including a fundraiser for Republican Gov. Chris Sununu. However, not all gave him as warm a welcome as Sununu did. Instead, student-leaders, ...

NTU: No guns for our teachers

NASHUA – The Nashua Teachers Union is “completely opposed” to arming teachers or staff, according to NTU president Adam Marcoux. “Arm us with pencils, not pistols,” he said in a statement. When a former student opened fire on his classmates at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in ...