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Mayor, Board of Aldermen honor Kid Governor

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NASHUA – New Hampshire’s first Kid Governor, Lola Giannelli, received recognition during the Tuesday Nashua Board of Aldermen meeting. Giannelli, a Sunset Heights Elementary School fifth-grader, is a lover of animals. She ran her campaign on the platform of ending animal cruelty. Since ...

Gate City Series Cup returns to Nashua

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NASHUA – The Gate City Series Cup has returned to its home at Toyota of Nashua, with 2018 male and female finishers David Audet and Shannon O’Brien added to the trophy. Audet and O’Brien won by earning the most points over the five series races based on the age-grading algorithm. Audet ...

11th annual Egg Festival is April 13

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BEDFORD – The Our Promise to Nicholas Foundation recently announced its 11th annual Egg Hunt Festival, scheduled for April 13. The event will start at 8:30 a.m. and wrap up at noon at the New Hampshire Sportsplex. For 10 years, the foundation has enjoyed the oohs, ahas and the wonderment ...

Aybar pleads to fentanyl charges

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CONCORD – Leonardo Aybar, 35, formerly of Lawrence, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty in federal court to participating in a fentanyl trafficking conspiracy and illegally reentering the country, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray said. According to court documents and statements made in court, from ...

Soriano sentenced to 30 months on gun charges

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CONCORD – Jose Rafael Soriano, 28, of Lynn, Massachusetts, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for aiding another in an illegal effort to purchase firearms, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray said. According to court documents and statements made during the prosecution of the case, on July ...

Campbell arrested on robbery charge

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NASHUA – At 2:18 p.m. Tuesday, officers arrested Melvin Campbell, 18, of 16 E. Pearl St. No. 1, on an arrest warrant for felony robbery. At 12:44 p.m. Feb. 24, officers responded to a residence in Nashua for the report of a disturbance, during which a handgun was displayed and two men fled ...

Employee arrested on theft charge

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NASHUA – Officers arrested Christopher Hopf, 40, of 30 Lancaster Road, Shirley, Massachusetts, for alleged felony theft. In October, officers responded to a business at 55 Northeastern Blvd. in Nashua for a report of employee theft. It was alleged that Hopf was manipulating the cards in a ...

A Fuzzy Law: Nashua’s Leash Law lacks specificity

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NASHUA – As spring and warmer temperatures approach, many residents will head downtown for a walk with their four-legged friends. However, although Nashua has a dog leash law, there appears to be no requirement regarding the length of said leash. This leaves some residents wondering if the ...

Donchess wants $317 million budget

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NASHUA -- Mayor Jim Donchess on Tuesday presented to Board of Aldermen members plans to spend more than $317 million in fiscal year 2020, a budget that reflects an increase of nearly $11 million in comparison to the amount originally approved for FY 2019. The new budget also shows Donchess ...

City’s recycling program in hole

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NASHUA – Without a $120,000 boost in city funds, Nashua officials will run out of money for their recycling program by the end of this month – meaning the material will simply be landfilled until July. Before city leaders can dissect the $317 million fiscal year 2020 budget – which would ...

Survivor of 2016 stabbing now jailed

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NASHUA – A prosecutor on Tuesday convinced a Superior Court judge to hold domestic violence suspect Freddie Buchanan in jail, referring to him as a danger to the public and himself and accusing him of perpetrating a violent, prolonged attack on a female acquaintance. Buchanan, 38, ...

Trump signs law protecting the Nashua River

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NASHUA – Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed bipartisan legislation into law to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund, redesignate the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site and protect the Nashua River. In September, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan ...

Employee arrested on theft charge

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NASHUA -- Officers arrested Christopher Hopf, 40, of 30 Lancaster Road, Shirley, Massachusetts, for alleged felony theft. In October, officers responded to a business at 55 Northeastern Blvd. in Nashua for a report of employee theft. It was alleged that Hopf was manipulating the cards in a ...

Turnpike toll up for discussion

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MERRIMACK – Legislation making its way through the New Hampshire Senate would remove the toll at Exit 11 on the F.E. Everett Turnpike. The Senate advanced SB 300, 24-0, which seeks to remove the toll, and the bill will now make its way to the Senate Finance. Sen. Shannon Chandley, ...

Speaker delves into workplace diversity

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NASHUA – “When we know each other, and know where we came from, and know what drives us, and know what our aspirations are – it’s very difficult to think in terms of us and them. It becomes we.” Dartmouth-Hitchcock President and CEO Joanne Mather Conroy made this comment during her ...

Temple grants man early release

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NASHUA – After spending about 12 years in the New Hampshire State Prison after his conviction on five aggravated felonious sexual assault charges, the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel became a lot brighter this week for Juan Carlos Marquez. This is the result of Judge Charles ...

Oral arguments in Teeboom spending cap suit appeal continued

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CONCORD – Citing a long-standing, out-of-state commitment, the attorney representing former Nashua alderman Fred Teeboom in his Supreme Court appeal of a lower court order in his spending cap suit has filed a motion to continue next month’s oral arguments. Attorney Chuck Douglas said in ...

Man allegedly votes in two towns on same day

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CONCORD – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald said Douglas Carl Smith Jr. of Warner, 30, was arrested Sunday on three counts of wrongful voting for voting in two places during the Town Election. Smith was charged with a felony for violating RSA 659:34, I (e) for knowingly voting in an ...

N.H. man sentenced on probation violation

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CONCORD – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and Concord Police Chief Bradley Osgood said Charles Maynard, 30, formerly of Hooksett, was sentenced by the Merrimack County Superior Court on a violation of probation and was ordered to serve six months of a previously suspended sentence for ...