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Environmental groups and neighbors urge removal of toxic waste

NASHUA – Although pleased city and federal officials are finally taking action to clean up the contaminated site of Nashua’s former Mohawk Tannery, activists and a majority of neighbors are not yet sold on the current U.S. Environmental Protection Agency remediation plans. “We’re ...

Coca-Cola acquires Moxie, soda beloved in Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Soft drink giant Coca-Cola announced on Tuesday it is acquiring Moxie, a long-lived and beloved New England soda brand that is the official state beverage of Maine. Moxie has been around since the 19th century and it’s famous in New England for its unique flavor, ...

GOP contenders vie to challenge Kuster

NASHUA – Politics, as with football, can be a game of inches. A Monday debate featured five Republican candidates in the 2nd Congressional District primary race fight for inches to distinguish themselves, despite generally agreeing on major issues. Steve Negron of Nashua, Robert Burns of ...

Judge asked to shut down voter registration law

MANCHESTER – More than a dozen lawyers are setting up shop in the Hillsborough Superior Court-North in Manchester for the next two weeks for the preliminary injunction hearing on the controversial voter residency law commonly known as SB 3. Judge Kenneth Brown is being asked to stop the law ...

Teachers gear up: Nashua school bells ring today

NASHUA — School District Superintendent Jahmal Mosley told the more than 2,000 teachers gathered at Nashua High School South on Monday the year ahead will undoubtedly be filled with early mornings and long nights, hard work and sacrifice. As teachers, they are, Mosley told them, the ...

Jury acquits Dallas-Koziol

NASHUA – On Monday, seven days after his assault and kidnapping trail began in Hillsborough County Superior Court-South, Christopher Dallas-Koziol rose to his feet wearing a facial expression that reflected anxiety and concern. But at about 2:30 p.m., as the foreman of the jury stood and ...

Eversource wraps up sale of facilities

MANCHESTER – Eversource has completed the sale of its New Hampshire hydroelectric facilities to an affiliate of Hull Street Energy LLC. Eversource’s nine hydroelectric stations – Amoskeag Hydro, Ayers Island Hydro, Canaan Hydro, Eastman Falls Hydro, Garvins Falls Hydro, Gorham Hydro, ...

Nashua teen charged with ‘sudden’ attack on police officer

NASHUA – A police officer — checking on a report of a young man, clad only in pajama bottoms and meandering in and out of Main Street traffic Saturday morning — suffered cuts to his forehead and nose when the man allegedly attacked him, according to the officer’s report. The alleged ...

Governor, two challengers discuss early childhood issues at forum

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – Republican Gov. Chris Sununu and two Democrats competing for the chance to unseat him contrasted their commitments to children and families on Monday at a forum hosted by a nonpartisan early childhood advisory council. The three appeared Monday at a forum organized ...

Tesini named interim principal at Pennichuck

NASHUA — Late Monday, just hours before the beginning of class, Nashua Board of Education members named Jason Tesini as interim principal of Pennichuck Middle School at a salary of $103,000. While he initially believed he would pursue a career in law, Tesini began his career in education ...

Radiation Center of Greater Nashua earns APEx accreditation

NASHUA – The Radiation Center of Greater Nashua has demonstrated compliance with the standards of the American Society for Radiation Oncology Accreditation Program for Excellence, effective Aug. 2, for a four-year accreditation of its radiation oncology services. APEx is an independent ...

Grand jury hands up indictments

NASHUA – Two Nashua men and one from Manchester are each under indictment on numerous charges stemming from allegations of sexual assault and child-pornography possession, according to the list of indictments handed down by the grand jury for the August term of Hillsborough County Superior ...

Parking issues tops at forum in Wilton

WILTON – The idea was to host a round-table discussion about town government, what was wrong and what could be done to improve it. There was no agenda, and no minutes were taken. Organizer Deb Mortvedt said, because of the changes in the town office, and since the Select Board was meeting ...

Lynderborough officials talk roads

LYNDEBOROUGH – Maintaining the town’s gravel back roads, cutting the brush on the roadsides, cleaning the town’s extensive system of culverts and all the other things a highway crew needs to do: they all need a schedule of what needs to be done annually. On Wednesday, the Board of ...

Milford homicide remains unsolved after 15 years

MILFORD – It’s been 15 years since the body of Paul Herlihy, 50, was discovered in the old house on Nashua Street that he had been turning into an antiques shop. Investigators said death was caused by “blunt force trauma” to the head, but no weapon was ever identified. Herlihy’s ...

FARM TO TABLE: Local nonprofit celebrates year of success

NASHUA - One local nonprofit, ReGenerative Roots Association, is actively getting younger people involved with agriculture through different programs aimed at growing locally sourced food, and they celebrated this year’s success with their first annual Harvest Dinner Saturday evening. ...

From Day 1 to Day 10,911

I can’t recall exactly what time I turned my old orange Toyota Supra hatchback onto Mason Street, slipped it in between a couple of vintage 1970s and 1980s behemoths, pulled out my camera stuff and went to work on that otherwise non-descript Monday morning nearly 30 years ago. Nor did I ...

Positive Street Art event draws many to downtown

NASHUA – The city celebrated an artsy month with back-to-back weekends of festivals near the downtown Nashua area. A week following the Nashua Area Artists Association Greeley Park Art Show was Saturday’s Art’s Festival, run by Positive Street Art, a local nonprofit. In contrast to last ...

Ag fair set for Sept. 7

NEW BOSTON – Horses of all sizes and talents will be part of the 61st Annual Hillsborough County Agricultural Fair coming up Sept. 7-9 at the Hillsborough County Youth Center in New Boston. The excitement runs all weekend beginning Friday night with the Renaissance Stable Vaulting Riders ...

Interfaith temple expands on Milford Oval

By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer MILFORD – The Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt looked as happy as a person could be. The founder and presiding minister of the Tree of Life Interfaith Temple was showing a visitor around the second floor of a building on the Milford Oval and and was all ...