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‘Imagine Nashua 2040:’ Officials present budget

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NASHUA – Despite a sparse public turnout during the Thursday special Board of Aldermen meeting, Mayor Jim Donchess and others discussed the planned $317 million fiscal 2020 budget. This amount reflects an increase of about $11 million, or 3%, from the budget originally approved for the ...

Schools trying to match ELL students, careers

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NASHUA – Imagine being a teenager with a native tongue of Spanish, Vietnamese, or Arabic and arriving at Nashua High School North or South. You end up working so hard just to fit in and learn English that you may not even realize that you have the opportunity to train for a careers in ...

Report clears Nashua police in officer-involved shooting

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CONCORD – Officer James Ciulla, the Nashua police officer who shot 29-year-old Justin Contreras in a Ledge Street apartment building nearly a year ago, was legally justified in the use of deadly force, according to a Thursday statement by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office. While ...

Heaps found not guilty on all charges

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NASHUA – Jurors tasked with deciding whether former Second Wind BMW parts manager Jeffrey Heaps is guilty of forging documents and stealing money from the business made quick work of that assignment Thursday afternoon. Within two hours of entering deliberations, the panel returned verdicts ...

Rough start, better ending at Drug Court proceeding

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NASHUA – Despite a rather shaky start, Emily Atwood’s court hearing this week on an agreement sparing her time behind bars if she enters, and graduates from, Nashua Adult Drug Court concluded on a more positive note, with the judge promising her she “won’t be flying alone” on her road ...

Meals Matter program gets more support

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NASHUA — Mayor Jim Donchess officially named a day to celebrate the Meals Matter program, which students at Nashua High School South initiated to help feed hungry classmates. Donchess and New Hampshire Sen. Melanie Levesque, D-Nashua, stopped at the school to meet with students from Suzanne ...

Nashua students will learn about city government

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NASHUA – Mayor Jim Donchess welcomed 19 high school students who will soon be seniors in the Nashua School District to City Hall on Thursday for summer internship orientation. During their internships, set to run from July 8 to Aug. 13, each student will be paid to work 20 hours per work. ...

Tuning the Keys

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With her father, Felix Jacquez, watching her in enjoyment, 4-year-old Samantha plays one of the four street pianos in downtown Nashua on Thursday.

City woman charged with identity fraud

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NASHUA – At 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nashua police arrested Lilliana Velasquez-Londono, 32, of 132 Harris Road, Nashua, on four felony counts of identity fraud. In August, a Nashua resident reported that several unauthorized credit card accounts were opened in their name. Velasquez-Londono, who ...

D-H’s Manchester clinic is expanding

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MANCHESTER – Ground was formally broken Tuesday for a new 90,000 square-foot expansion of Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Manchester clinic. An ambulatory surgery center will include state-of-the art operating rooms, including ones dedicated for pediatric patients. The new space will include ...

Tighe & Bond moves up national rankings

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WESTFIELD, Mass. – Tighe & Bond, one of the leading full-service engineering and environmental consulting firms in the northeastern U.S., climbed 19 spots this year to No. 222 on Engineering News Record’s (ENR) 2019 Top 500 Design Firms ranking. In the past two years, Tighe & Bond ...

Hassan to speak at global forum

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MANCHESTER – An outspoken critic of the U.S.’s current cyber capabilities, Hassan has been working to bring the attention of the American people to, what she calls, the failings of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Through her work on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental ...

Harris flips script on Biden running mate talk

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NASHUA – Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris arrived in Nashua one day after competitor Joe Biden, but the U.S. senator from California has no intention of trailing Biden once all the 2020 primary votes are counted. “I think Joe Biden would be a great running mate. As vice ...

Harris wants to ban imports of all AR-15-style assault weapons

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NASHUA – Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said if elected, she would use executive action to ban imports of all AR-15-style assault weapons. The U.S. senator from California formally announced this strategy during her Wednesday town hall-style meeting at Girls Inc. in ...

Whereabouts of man charged with sexual assault remain unknown

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NASHUA – When attorney Anthony Naro told a Superior Court judge in January that he was unable to locate his client, Mohammod Rafique, to inform him of upcoming court dates, Naro asked if the judge could hold off on issuing a warrant for 30 days. The prosecutor didn’t oppose the request, ...

Kleiner gets full-time job; Nicotine age to remain 18

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NASHUA – Kim Kleiner is now slated to earn about $105,000 per year as the city’s full-time administrative services director after her Tuesday confirmation, while members of the Board of Aldermen have no immediate route to hike the legal nicotine age from 18 to 21. Members of the board had ...

Only a drill: Nashua Fire Rescue conducts live fire training

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For about a month, members of Nashua Fire Rescue have been training at 117 W. Hobart St., which is near Daniel Webster Highway. This culminated in a live fire training session, which began at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. During the event, officials worked on multiple aspects of fighting fires. They ...

Joe Biden brings 2020 presidential campaign to Nashua

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NASHUA – Unseasonably cool and wet weather greeted the dozens of Joe Biden supporters gathered for the Tuesday house party at the home of former New Hampshire Senator Bette Lasky, D-Nashua. These conditions did not dampen spirits, however, as the former vice president energized the crowd by ...