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Local woman, Ruth Brown, turns 105

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NASHUA – Very few people make it to 100 years old, but Nashua’s Ruth Brown is an exception, as she got to celebrate her 105 birthday in style with Mayor Jim Donchess on Friday. Born on June 15, 1913, near Pittsburgh, Brown on Friday celebrated her special day wearing a red and black ...

Nashua’s first pride parade slated for June 30

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NASHUA – Mayor Jim Donchess and Great American Downtown are making final preparations for the initial Nashua Pride Festival, featuring a parade right down Main Street. The free event is set for 2-5 p.m. June 30. “We want to show this is an inclusive city, and this is one of many ways ...

Governor’s race full; filing deadline hits

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CONCORD – The race for governor formally took shape Friday as Democrat Molly Kelly became the latest candidate to sign up, rounding out the field of contenders looking to unseat Republican Gov. Chris Sununu. “I’m running for governor to give voice to the people of New Hampshire who have ...

Campbell High graduates 123 students

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LITCHFIELD — Class essayist Cleo Schultz urged her fellow Campbell High School graduates on Friday to be like her silver Chevy Express van, an “eight-passenger, 18-foot-long tank: full of character, indestructible, wearing our scratches and bumps proudly.” “If we fail inspection, we ...

Legislators evaluate DCYF in wake of two child deaths

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CONCORD – State legislators continue working to reform the New Hampshire Division of Children, Youth and Families in the aftermath of two children being murdered, including Nashua’s Brielle Gage. Sen. Sharon Carson, R-Londonderry, is a member of the Commission to Review Child Abuse ...

Rotaries donating money to help Hondurans

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NASHUA – Rotary clubs across New Hampshire and Vermont are raising funds to help families in Honduras meet one of life’s most basic necessities: the access to clean drinking water. Partnering with Pure Water for the World Inc., (initially a Rotary project in the early 1990s and now a ...

Merrimack students visit elementary schools

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MERRIMACK – Members of the Merrimack School District’s initial kindergarten class returned to their roots Friday afternoon for one last day of elementary school fun before graduating and heading to the next phases of their lives. The graduating seniors split up and returned to their ...

Taveras will be sentenced next week

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NASHUA – When a Superior Court jury convicted Lawrence, Massachusetts resident Wilmy Taveras on two felony drug charges in September, the man was allowed to remain free on bail pending sentencing. But the sentencing date – Nov. 15 – came and went, and “the state has been waiting to ...

13 people graduate from NCC program

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NASHUA – On Friday, Nashua Community College saw 13 students graduate from its Microelectronics Boot Camp. “Every class takes on a persona, but this one has been the most determined,” Workforce Development Coordinator Jon Mason said in his graduation address. Mason recalled students ...

Nearly $23 million on way to New Hampshire to battle opioids

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NASHUA – Nearly $23 million to aid in the battle against opioids is on the way to New Hampshire via the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This amount is substantially more than the $3.1 million the Granite State received from the same program last year, ...

Firefighters extinguish blaze

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Nashua Fire Rescue extinguished a deck that was burning in the rear of a residence early Friday morning. Around 6:30 a.m., firefighters responded to 19 Dudley St. and reported smoke showing in the rear of the building. Crews were able to stretch a hose line and quickly knock down the fire. ...

Increase in bet limit to benefit charities

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NASHUA – The city’s two casinos wasted no time hiking maximum bets for roulette, blackjack, Spanish 21 and other games from $4 to $10 on Thursday, as soon as officials got word that New Hampshire HB 169 was in effect. “It’s just a different level of excitement for the player,” said ...

Voter residency case goes to Manchester

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NASHUA —The lawsuit regarding New Hampshire’s voter residency requirement law is moving from Nashua to Manchester as a result of Judge Charles Temple’s recusal from the case. The lawsuit, brought by the League of Women Voters, the state’s Democratic Party, and some individual voters ...

Nearly $23 million on way to New Hampshire to battle opioids

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NASHUA -- Nearly $23 million to aid in the battle against opioids is on the way to New Hampshire via the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This amount is substantially more than the $3.1 million the Granite State received from the same program last year, ...

New starts await adult graduates

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NASHUA – The Nashua Adult and Community School honored 38 graduates Thursday night with a commencement ceremony at Nashua High School North. “All of us have our own stories on why we chose this program, some more intriguing than others, but they all mean something to us,” Samantha ...

Alvirne High School graduates 285

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MANCHESTER – Standing at a podium Thursday night, Alvirne High School valedictorian Adam Banatwala guaranteed his graduating classmates one thing: at some point in the next 50 years, he will run a Google search on their names. “I hope to see some of you again, but who knows,” he ...

U.S. House passes legislation targeting opioids

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Reps. Annie Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter, both D-N.H., helped advance 36 pieces of legislation targeting the opioid crisis. “The opioid epidemic doesn’t discriminate and is impacting families and communities across New Hampshire and the entire ...

Corpus Christi seeking fans

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NASHUA – With forecasters using words such as “hot” and “heat,” the folks at Corpus Christi food pantry are distributing donated fans to their clients. The problem, Executive Director Kay Golden said Thursday, is that far more fans have been going out than coming in. This creates a ...

Report: VA can change its culture

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – A New Hampshire veterans hospital accused of having a fly-infested operating room and mistreating patients should expand its range of services, work more closely with the community and promote a culture that enhances accountability, according to a report issued ...

Judge Colburn grants Morris motion for new lawyer

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NASHUA – Cyrinus F. Morris, the 49-year-old Massachusetts man charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to kill an ex-girlfriend in Nashua last year, received permission to seek new counsel as his case moves forward in Superior Court. Judge Jacalyn Colburn told Morris at a ...