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Retirement party scheduled for Christie

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NASHUA – Members of the Nashua community are invited to say goodbye to retiring executive director of the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter, Lisa Christie. Christie is stepping down after 27 years with the organization serving Nashua’s poor and homeless. Michael Reinke will ...

Nashua Lowe’s helps upgrade Boys & Girls Club

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NASHUA – The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua is undergoing a series of site and security improvements after the organization received a $50,000 grant from Lowe’s as a part of the company’s “Renovation Across the Nation” initiative. The ...

Nashua businesses help students with disabilities

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NASHUA – A new agency to help students with disabilities adjust to life after high school launched in Nashua thanks to a boost from a group of 25 local organizations and businesses. The organization, called IMPACCT Academy, offers a free 14-week program designed to assist at-risk ...

Nashua leaders hope for pension revisions

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CONCORD – Mayor Jim Donchess is hopeful state legislators understand the problems that rising pension costs present to Nashua and other cities and towns throughout the state. Donchess and other Nashua representatives went to Concord to speak to the House Executive Departments and ...

Police issue alert after Merrimack couple duped in kidnapping scam

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MERRIMACK – Police are advising residents to watch out for scams after a Merrimack couple was reportedly tricked into sending thousands of dollars to Puerto Rico via Western Union, both under the guise that their significant other had been kidnapped and held for ransom. The Merrimack ...

Survey: Climate, ticks hard on North Country moose

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University of New Hampshire professor Peter Pekins, Ph.D., described a scene in New Hampshire's North Country in spring 2013 that was disturbing. Emaciated, dead moose calves were lying on bare ground. They were down to skin and bones, yet were still in good feeding habitat with no snow ...

Vital records getting speedy makeover

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If it sometimes feels like your whole life has moved to your smartphone, New Hampshire has an update: Your death is moving there, too. As we speak, the New Hampshire Division of Vital Records is launching the country's first smartphone application that will let doctors, nurses and funeral ...

Meeting Wednesday to present info about plan

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BROOKLINE - The Brookline Conservation Commission will present details of plans to acquire two new parcels of land destined for conservation, as well as a new park and wheelchair-accessible loop trail. The proposed park would be located between the Sunoco gas station on Route 13 and the ...

50-year conservation effort may succeed

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BROOKLINE - For more than half a century, state and local conservation groups have been eyeing two pieces of riverfront property along the Nissitissit River in Brookline. The parcels, owned by the Austin and Martin families and farmed for generations, are on both sides of the meandering river ...

Trump’s speech did not show need for all

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Listening to President Donald Trump's inauguration speech and his dream of "America first" brings me to consider how isolationist this concept can be, and how often measuring America first is how our wealth is distributed and how much there is a need for people to be ...

Harbor Homes buys in Nashua

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NASHUA - Harbor Homes has purchased property on Northeastern Boulevard, according to a release from the nonprofit. "We are the proud owners of 75-77 Northeastern Boulevard," Peter Kelleher, president of the Partnership for Successful Living, of which Harbor Homes belongs, ...

Hikes lead to teacher losses in Amherst

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AMHERST - Four teaching positions at Souhegan High School are being cut to make up for mandatory increases in school spending. At the Jan. 11 public hearing on next year's bud-get, School Board Chairman Mary Lou Mullins said budget work this year was "particularly ...

News Digest

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Fire at Crowne Plaza damages room Fire officials say a small fire that started in a lampshade filled a fifth-floor room of the Crowne Plaza Hotel with smoke Saturday afternoon, but damage was slight and nobody was hurt. Deputy Nashua Fire Rescue Chief Glen MacDonald said firefighters were ...

Suspect nabbed in burglary, robbery

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A 39-year-old Nashua man is in custody on felony charges after police linked him to a Sunday morning burglary at a downtown market and a subsequent armed robbery of a person at a parking garage, police said. Joseph Fuller, of 12 N. Seventh St., faces one count each of armed robbery, a Class A ...

You may as well smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em

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It's toward the end of January, the time when most New Year's resolutions hit that brick wall and start to crash. I know plenty of people are trying to quit smoking this year. Good for you. Having been mostly tobacco free for several years I can only say this: Are you nuts? Kids, stop reading ...

More than 100 indictments in January

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NASHUA - A Merrimack woman accused of financially exploiting an elderly man, the suspect in the kidnapping of a teenage girl from her father's custody and a Londonderry woman facing multiple counts of second-offense drug sales are among the 48 individuals indicted this month by a Hillsborough ...