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Interview, search tops Luna trial testimony

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NASHUA – In a post-arrest interview with Pelham Police Department detectives the afternoon of June 20, 2017, William Luna “mentioned” heroin and fentanyl, and at one point said he was “sure” fentanyl “was in” the substance he sold to Nicholas Wells late the previous evening, a ...

N.H. officials re-elect Gardner

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CONCORD (AP) – With loud cheers and applause, New Hampshire lawmakers on Wednesday re-elected their veteran secretary of state and guardian of the first-in-the-nation presidential primary after two rounds of close votes. Legislators voted to keep Bill Gardner, the nation’s ...

Neighborhood Tree of Love returns

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NASHUA – As one strolls down Main Street, he or she may see clothes and jewelry on display at the storefront windows. During the holidays, there might even be some extra lights or holiday decor. But jajaBelle’s Pastry and Coffee Shop presents something different in the window. Yes, it’s ...

News Digest for Dec. 6

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Cruz nabbed for alleged drug sales NASHUA – On Tuesday, the Nashua Police Department arrested Wilfredo Cruz, 43, of no fixed address in Nashua, on two counts of selling heroin. He was held without bail, pending arraignment. Area man faces suboxone charges NASHUA – On Tuesday, the ...

Railroad tie-up: City crews smooth out Main Street pavement

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NASHUA – It is rare that motorists have to stop at the railroad tracks crossing Main Street at the north end of downtown because, on average, only one freight train per week uses the lines. And it usually runs in the middle of the night. However, Nashua Division of Public Works crew ...

Historic bank branch to close

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NASHUA – By the end of the week, TD Bank will close the office at 191 Main St., consolidating the operations into a much newer facility at 300 Main St. This means the longtime home of Nashua’s historic Second National Bank will no longer be in operation. In remembering the historical ...

Drug-death trial continues today

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NASHUA – William Luna and Nicholas Wells exchanged a lot of text messages from early June 2017 to just minutes before midnight on June 19, the attorneys on both sides of Luna’s drug-death trial showed Tuesday using enlarged copies of cellphone records. Prosecutors, defense attorneys and ...

Jenny Fund’s annual fundraising event on tap

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NASHUA – For six years, Jennifer Gureckis fought the cruel symptoms of the brain cancer that seemed so intent on keeping her from her life mission: To do everything she could to help find a cure for the disease while selflessly supporting people around her. So when the end finally came for ...

Boys & Girls Club decorates Mayor’s Christmas tree

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NASHUA – The holiday spirit is on full display at City Hall, thanks to members of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua. On Tuesday, Mayor Jim Donchess invited club members to help him decorate the Christmas tree outside his office. Members of the club brought 30 different handmade ...

RI man charged in $5K shopping spree

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NASHUA – A nearly two-month, multi-state investigation into an alleged credit card fraud ring that included fraudulent purchases at four Nashua retailers led to the arrest of a Rhode Island man on related felony charges. Alexis Gonzalez-Perez, 39, of 672 Prairie Ave., Apt. 1, Providence, ...

N.H. DOJ updates state’s Exculpatory Evidence Schedule

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CONCORD – Since June 1, the state Department of Justice has added the names of 81 New Hampshire police officers to its so-called Exculpatory Evidence Schedule, formerly known as the Laurie List, bringing to 249 the number of officers determined to have credibility issues. An email from ...

Man allegedly beaten while stopped at light

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NASHUA – At 4:18 p.m. Saturday, officers arrested Terence Halter, 33, of 15 Wilder St., for a felony charge of second-degree assault. Earlier Saturday afternoon, officers investigated an assault that occurred on Main Street. The man reported that while sitting in the passenger seat of a ...

Arlington Street man charged with theft

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NASHUA – At 2 p.m. Monday, officers arrested Shawn Goodwin, 31, of 35 Arlington St., for a felony count of theft by unauthorized taking. On Nov. 29, officers made contact with the owner of Five Star FFE, located at 100 Factory St., for a report of a theft. Officers learned that during a ...

Ash Street man charged with felony assault

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NASHUA – At 9:51 p.m. Saturday, officers arrested David Lavoie, 53, of 92 Ash St., No. 21, for a felony charge of second-degree assault. Earlier that evening, officers investigated an assault at 58 Palm St. Officers contacted a man who said Lavoie assaulted him. The victim sustained ...

Mayor orders audit of Tax Assessor’s Office

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NASHUA – Amid residents’ allegations of unprofessionalism and drive-by assessments, the Nashua Tax Assessor’s Office is being audited. Mayor Jim Donchess on Nov. 20 issued a letter directing Chief of Staff Kim Kleiner and Chief Financial Officer John Griffin to perform the ...

Resident finds the abatement process difficult

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NASHUA – Property owners continue questioning the practices of the Nashua Tax Assessor’s Office and its Massachusetts-based contractor, KRT Appraisal. Now, some who believe their property was unfairly assessed are concerned about the process of applying for an abatement. Once such ...

Testimony underway in jury trial

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NASHUA – When Brandon Wells heard his son’s alarm clock sounding from the lower level of their Pelham home at about 6 a.m. on June 20, 2017, he went downstairs to make sure his son was up and getting ready for work. Wells testifed Monday in Hillsborough County Superior Court-South that ...

N.H. leaders praise China’s commitment to battle fentanyl

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NASHUA – “China Girl,” “China Town” and “China White” are three of the street names Drug Enforcement Administration officials list for the synthetic opioid fentanyl, which is up to 100 times more powerful than morphine. In light of these connections to the deadly drug, U.S. ...

Regulators warn of recent scam

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CONCORD – A New Hampshire resident wisely contacted authorities recently, shortly after fielding a call from a man who allegedly claimed he was seeking donations to fund a $25 million partnership to produce an action film called “Cigarette – Legend of Donzi,” according to state security ...