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Wonder Walk: Creative Years raises over $6K for March of Dimes

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NASHUA – After two weeks of raising money for the March of Dimes, students and faculty at Creative Years Child Development & Learning Center – all donning purple – were led by March for Babies Ambassador Amelia Brunelle as they participated in this year’s Wonder Walk. Over the ...

North’s biotechnology program wins Excellence in Action award

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NASHUA – This week, Nashua High School North’s Biotechnology Career Technical Education program was one of eight programs across the country that received the Excellence in Action award from Advance CTE. Programs received this award for providing clear pathways into college and careers, ...

Mount Washington avalanche danger increases after death

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MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. (AP) – Authorities warned of increasing avalanche danger Friday a day after a skier died on the Northeast’s highest mountain. Thursday’s was one of at least four human-triggered avalanches on the mountain that day, and more were possible as slabs of snow formed by ...

Peppe brings presidential campaign to Nashua

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NASHUA – “I think the country is at a critical moment in our history where we need somebody as president that can better relate to the everyday lives of regular folks,” Republican presidential hopeful James Peppe said Thursday morning outside the Dion Center at Rivier University. With ...

Sanders, Warren, others coming to N.H. events

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MANCHESTER – Sen. Bernie Sanders, shown in the latest Harvard Kennedy School poll to have a commanding 31 percent to 20 percent lead over chief rival Joe Biden in the Democratic primary race, is one of five Democratic hopefuls coming to New Hampshire this month for back-to-back CNN town ...

N.H. poised to repeal the death penalty

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CONCORD – A bill aimed at repealing the death penalty is headed to Gov. Chris Sununu’s desk after the New Hampshire Senate voted 17-6 in favor of House Bill 455. The bill would abolish capital punishment and replace it with “life without the possibility of parole.” Last month, the ...

Donchess names Kleiner acting administrative services director

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NASHUA – Mayor Jim Donchess announced Thursday that Chief of Staff Kim Kleiner has been selected to be acting administrative services director for the city. Kleiner has served as chief of staff in the mayor’s office for several years, and is currently working with the assessing staff and ...

Rodriguez back in jail on preventive detention

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NASHUA – A couple of months ago, a Superior Court judge sent Rafael Rodriguez to jail following his arrest on theft charges accusing him of stealing an estimated $30,000 to $50,000 worth of electronics and other items from at least 100 cars. But Judge Charles Temple also told Rodriguez, 25, ...

MVD rate hike still debated by residents

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MERRIMACK – “Raising our rates 80 percent without a state or federal water quality crisis or emergency is a complete failure of their stated mission,” Steve Miller of Merrimack said in response to two warrant articles that passed during the March 26 Merrimack Village District annual ...

Homework issue eyed

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MERRIMACK – A recent citizen-petitioned warrant article challenged the Merrimack School District’s decision on their homework protocol that was changed in 2017 to mandate that teachers would no longer grade homework. Article 8 on the April 9 Merrimack School District Ballot asked: ...

Green Club sows seeds of the future

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NASHUA – Green Club students at Nashua High School North got their hands dirty Tuesday afternoon in preparation for their annual plant sale. This is the third year the student-run organization will be selling plants to the community. They grow herbs, basil, peppers, tomatoes and other ...

LaBelle to host first Burning of the Vines

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AMHERST – In celebration of spring, LaBelle Winery will host its inaugural Burning of the Vines Family Bonfire event at 6 p.m. on April 26 in the lower field at its Amherst location. The rain date for the event is 6 p.m. April 25. The event is free and requires no pre-registration. To ...

Website lists northern New England gardens

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More than 80 outstanding ornamental gardens in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are opening to the public this year, and all of them are described on a new nonprofit website dedicated to gardening and landscape design in northern New England. The gardens – both public and private – are ...

Police cite driver fatigue as cause of turnpike wreck

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MERRIMACK – Police said a Nashua woman was charged with negligent driving Wednesday morning following a two-car crash that snarled Everett Turnpike traffic for much of the mid-morning commute. Colby Rezk, 27, allegedly fell asleep at the wheel while driving south on the turnpike, which ...

People flock to library to learn about chickens

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NASHUA – Those interested in learning how to raise chickens flocked to the Nashua Public Library Wednesday to see how to not fowl up their own coops if and when they decide to get their own urban chickens. Jen Valentine, owner of Mont Vernon’s Valentine & Sons Seed Co. and Heritage ...

Proposed amendments to smoking ordinance eyed

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NASHUA – An amendments made to the ordinance raising the age for tobacco and nicotine use from 18 to 21 would eliminate the possession factor. Ordinance 19-037 has been sent back to the Personnel and Administrative Affairs Committee with a number of other amendments for officials to mull ...

Aldermen OK administrative services division

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NASHUA – A number of ordinances received final passage during Tuesday night’s Nashua Board of Aldermen meeting, including establishing an administrative services division and director’s position. Ordinance 19-040 follows up on the assessing audit, in turn, recreating the position of ...

Nashua North CTE director earns leadership award

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NASHUA – Nashua Technology Center North Director Amanda Bastoni was recognized Wednesday morning as the recipient of the first New Hampshire Career Technical Education Leader of the Year Award. Bastoni has only been in her position for a short time, but already is leaving her mark, as she ...