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Lawrence: ’Washington is broke’

HUDSON – Economic growth, reducing the $19 trillion federal deficit, restoring the nation’s credibility as a world leader, and preserving Social Security are among Republican Jim Lawrence’s priorities in his run for the state’s Second Congressional ...

Aldermen to review DWC future

NASHUA – Concerned about the future of Daniel Webster College and its 650 students, the Nashua Board of Aldermen has called a special meeting so the college’s president, Michael E. Diffily, can explain how its parent company’s decision to close all its ...

Judge finds state education funding unconstitutional

The state of New Hampshire was ordered to pay the city of Dover $1.5 million after it a judge ruled that the state cap on education adequacy funding is unconstitutional. Judge Brian Tucker, presiding in the Sullivan County Superior Court in Newport, ruled that Dover is entitled to money it ...

Police say 81-year-old arrested for exposing himself

MERRIMACK – Police say a registered sex offender was arrested Sunday in Merrimack for indecent exposure after an incident over the weekend in the parking lot of a local market. Donald L. Barrett Sr., 81, of 18 Amherst Road, was arrested on a warrant stemming from an incident in the ...

Broken taillight leads to woman’s arrest

NASHUA – A young Massachusetts woman charged Friday with purchasing alcohol and other goods with stolen credit card information told Nashua police the cards belong to an acquaintance who offered her $1,500 to make the purchases for him, according to arrest reports. Shamia Jordan, 22, ...

Tropic August caps off summer

Summer and sun worshipers had much to rejoice about during August and all summer long, with an overabundance of sunshine, warm temperatures and great weather to enjoy the outdoors. The one big negative continued to be severe and extreme drought conditions, which are bringing hardship to ...

Teenagers escape serious injury in ‘donut’ attempt truck rollover

MILFORD – Authorities are considering charging a Wilton teen with reckless driving after he rolled his pickup truck while spinning it in circles, causing serious injury to three other teens who were tossed from the bed of the truck. Zakery Krol, 18, of Wilton, was attempting a ...

Nashua’s summer roadwork progresses

It's been a busy construction season for Nashua's Department of Public Works, with major road improvements either being completed or getting off to a solid start. Steve Dookran, the city engineer, provided an update on all major projects the city has undertaken this year, highlighting the ...

Top court is coming to Nashua

NASHUA - The New Hampshire Supreme Court is coming to the Gate City next month as part of its "On the Road" program geared toward high school students. "It's one of the court's favorite events," said Carole Alfano, the court's public information ...

Incident sparked by nude pictures

NASHUA - Police charged a local man with nearly two dozen assault-related offenses early Wednesday morning after they were called to a reported domestic disturbance allegedly ignited by an argument over naked Snapchat photos, authorities said. Taken into custody shortly after midnight was ...

Dispute leads to visitor’s arrest

HUDSON - Police say a New York man was arrested Friday on Lowell Road after reports of a disturbance inside a moving vehicle. Gabriel Young, 26, of Yonkers, N.Y., was taken into custody for operating a motor vehicle without a license, a misdemeanor, and receiving stolen property, a Class A ...

Tuesday is last day to register in advance for state primary

The registrar of voters will be in session daily, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as Tuesday, Sept. 6, until 7:30 p.m., at the city clerk's office in City Hall at 229 Main St. This is an opportunity for city residents to correct or get added to the checklist. Sept. 6 is the last ...

TV chef greets fans in Milford

MILFORD - Sara Moulton is the petite blond host of public television's "Sara's Weeknight Meals," and dozens of her fans packed the Toadstool Bookshop's cafe recently to listen to her talk about cooking. And if any of them imagined she spends her leisure hours hosting ...

Negotiations begin for school custodians

NASHUA - Following a directive from the state Public Employee Labor Relations Board, the Nashua school district has commenced negotiations with the union representing the district's custodians, although union leaders say the future is uncertain. "(The union) thought the answer from ...

Shalhoup: Starting school before Labor Day breaches the natural order of things

Reason No. 67 on the ever-expanding list of why it's so great to be a (gracefully?) aging baby boomer these days: Each year, no matter what, we never saw the inside of a schoolhouse until after Labor Day. Not that we hated the place or dreaded seeing it again after a solid 10 or 11 weeks of ...

Nashua’s ‘veteran’s veteran’ Griffin Dalianis dies at age 73

CONCORD – A man considered the state's "veteran's veteran," Nashua native Griffin Dalianis, died Thursday. "He was a man of strength and heart, and he will be deeply, deeply missed," Gov. Maggie Hassan said in a prepared statement. Dalianis, 73, ...

NH Republican Edelblut runs as ‘citizen governor’

NASHUA - In the competitive primary for Republican nomination for governor, first-term state representative Frank Edelblut's pro-business, pro-jobs, reduced health and energy costs campaign sounds a lot like his opponents' plans. Not so, says the Wilton businessman who casts himself as ...

Second annual Water Walk fundraiser kicks off

NASHUA - For quite some time now, Nigerian immigrant Charles Uwakwe Okorie has been troubled by the lack of clean drinking water available within the villages of Nigeria. He was filled with a passionate vision to give back to the community he came from and about two years ago, he started ...

2 drivers injured after car, motorcycle collide in Hudson

HUDSON - Two drivers were hospitalized Friday after a motorcycle collided with another vehicle, according to police. Officers with the Hudson Police Department responded shortly before 12:30 p.m. to the intersection of Route 111 and Sullivan Road for the report of a motorcycle versus car and ...

Two arrested on drug charges

NASHUA - Police say a Nashua man was arrested Thursday on multiple drug counts after a lengthy investigation into the trafficking of heroin into New Hampshire from neighboring Massachusetts. A second man from Pepperell, Mass., was also taken into custody on a single felony drug charge, ...