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New Hampshire adopts tough new standards for PFAS

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CONCORD (AP) – New Hampshire has voted to put into place some of the country’s toughest drinking water standards for a class of toxic chemicals that were once used in everything from firefighting foam to nonstick cookware but are now raising health concerns. A joint legislative committee ...

Alleged $26 theft lands local man in custody

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NASHUA – Justin Hall has a long, varied criminal record, a prosecutor said in court Thursday, but he’s also a graduate of Nashua’s Adult Drug Court – and while the new charge that landed him before a Superior Court judge is a felony, it does not seem as serious as some felonies. Hall, ...

New PMA assistant principal welcomed

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HUDSON — Beginning with the 2019-20 school term, Presentation of Mary Academy will be welcoming in a new assistant principal, but this individual is no stranger. Lisa Toohey, a former fifth-grade teacher at the school, will be taking the next step in her educational career as assistant ...

Region native releases novel

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NASHUA — Former Chelmsford, Massachusetts, resident Khara Campbell, 41, has gone on to do some pretty big things in her life, one of which is sharing the voices of others through her new novel, Seahorse. The story idea came to Campbell after a friend of hers had a health problem. During a ...

Amherst officials look into multimodality

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AMHERST — Most roadways in America were designed for motor vehicles, with pedestrian and bicycle use being an afterthought, but town officials are rethinking their travel routes. Members of the Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee delivered a presentation last month on their thoughts ...

Bedford Car Show set for Saturday

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BEDFORD — The Bedford Car Show is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Bedford High School Parking Lot, 47 Nashua Road. There are prizes to be awarded at the end of the show. The price per entry is $10 and there will be no preregistration. Those wishing to only be spectators may enter ...

Bill to help small businesses

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WASHINGTON, D.C — In an effort to ensure that the concerns of small businesses are taken into account during the federal rulemaking process, U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, introduced the Helping Entrepreneurs Affect Regulatory Decisions (HEARD) Act on ...

Legislation to help save newborn babies

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and Cory Gardner, R-Colo., on Thursday introduced the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act, a bipartisan bill to help save lives and improve the health of newborn babies by providing federal funding for comprehensive and ...

Lightning Strikes Landmark Building

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Onlookers evaluate the situation at the rear of the Landmark Building at the corner of Temple and Main streets in Nashua on Wednesday afternoon. Property Manager Roger Boilard said lightning struck a chimney during a thunderstorm, blowing out several bricks. The bricks fell on a nearby roof and ...

Free feminine products bill signed by Sununu

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By CASEY JUNKINS City Editor NASHUA – All New Hampshire public schools are now required to provide free feminine hygiene products in restrooms. “This legislation is about equality and dignity,” Gov. Chris Sununu said on Wednesday after signing Senate Bill 142. “SB 142 will help ...

New assistant principal named at Nashua North

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NASHUA – Wednesday evening, Nashua Board of Education members approved the Human Resource Committee’s administrative recommendations, making Heidi Paris a new assistant principal at Nashua High School North for the new school year. Board President Heather Raymond, who was involved in the ...

Maselli trial set; just two misdemeanor charges remain

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NASHUA – The criminal case against former Nashua resident Edward Maselli, which began with his October 2016 arrest on four charges, including one count of felony sexual assault, is going to trial later this month on the two misdemeanor charges that remain pending against him. Initially ...

Library Plaza closer to renovations

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NASHUA – “A very blighted space” is how Mayor Jim Donchess described the current state of the Nashua Public Library Plaza. This may soon end, however, as CRJA-IBI Group Senior Associate Jonathan Law presented the final option for renovation during a Wednesday meeting. While some ...

Suspect is ordered to appear in September

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NASHUA – Contempt of court charges would be likely, a Superior Court judge wrote in a court order this week, if former Nashua man Jesse Heselton again refuses to be transported to Hillsborough County Superior Court-South to address one felony and one misdemeanor charge stemming from his March ...

Arlington Community Center keeping Nashua youth busy this summer

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NASHUA – Arlington Street Community Center officials are working to keep the youth of Nashua busy this summer by offering a number of different free camps and activities. This is the center’s second summer in operation, having officially opened Oct. 28, 2017. “We’re growing pretty ...

Text messages lead to 10 charges against Hudson man

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NASHUA – The district court judge who arraigned Hudson resident Kyle Cripps on Tuesday on 10 counts of domestic violence-related stalking agreed to release him on his own recognizance, but also ordered him to undergo a mental health evaluation – and stay away from the alleged ...

GNMH praised for exemplary practice

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NASHUA – Greater Nashua Mental Health officials said they are committed to serving the residents of the region with the best care possible. In keeping with this commitment, officials have been participating in a joint initiative between the Northern New England Practice Transformation ...

Kuster, Pappas want tariff assistance

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas, both D-N.H., on Wednesday led a letter, signed by a bipartisan group of 38 members of Congress, to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue calling on the Trump administration to include the hardwood industry in any future trade ...