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Amherst man disputes cruelty charges

Local News

LONDONDERRY – The business man charged with animal cruelty for the way he kept horses at his Londonderry property said Wednesday those accusations make no sense. “I’m completely baffled,” Christopher Fokas said. “We have no idea what’s going on.” Fokas, 55, was arrested at his ...

Marguerite’s Place to host Vintage Hollywood Gala

Community News

NASHUA – The women of Marguerite’s Place, Inc. assume many roles in their lives including mother, provider, supporter — much like Hollywood starlets of the past taking on many roles. As they follow their path to self-sufficiency and independence, they face many challenges along the way. ...

Police expected firearm scenario with Simone

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NASHUA – Given what he heard over his radio about Richard Simone’s criminal history and alleged penchant for violence, New Hampshire State Trooper Mark Suttmeier said Wednesday that he pretty much expected to see Simone pull a gun and either shoot at police or kill himself after Simone ...

Katis receives Good Scout Award

Community News

MANCHESTER – George Katis will be honored by the Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America for his accomplishments and community service while exemplifying Scouting values in his daily life. The aims of Scouting are to develop character, to encourage participating citizenship and to ...

Analysts project October decline in gas prices

Local News

NASHUA – A spike in gas prices in the wake of Hurricane Harvey left people groaning at the pump in September. Now it appears the cost of fuel per gallon is slowly declining. In September, the Broad Street Gulf Station in Nashua had reached $2.83, with other stations not much lower. “A lot ...

News Digest

Community News

Nashua SAC 36th annual variety show The Senior Activity Center in Nashua is pleased to announce their 36th annual Musical Variety Show, “Friends Forever,” will be presented at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 at Nashua High School South. Director Kathy Lovering will lead performers through music and ...

Partnership clears first big hurdle

Local News

NASHUA – The proposed partnership between the city and a private railroad company to work on developing a commuter rail service cleared its first hurdle Tuesday night, with unanimous support from the Planning and Economic Development Committee. “This is not just going to help Nashua, but I ...

Sports suspension results in lawsuit

Local News

NASHUA – The father of a Nashua High School North student is suing the school district after his son was banned from team sports for one year following a criminal charge. “They are using us as an example,” Joseph Priore said Tuesday. Priore filed for an injunction against the district in ...

Benchmark to produce medical tech

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NASHUA – Benchmark Electronics, an electronics company with a medical design facility in Nashua, announced that it has entered into a Healthcare Product License Agreement with Qualcomm Inc. to produce a medical-grade, disposable biometric patch. A biometric patch, Rick Valencia, president of ...

Bridges to celebrate 40 years of support

Local News

NASHUA – As Bridges: Domestic & Sexual Violence Support Service celebrates its 40th year in service to Greater Nashua, they will host a tour in November to let people know who they are and what they provide. The grouphosts these tours six or seven times a year for the same purpose of ...

Employee ‘compelled to quit’ is difficult to prove

Business

A Sept. 22, 2017, decision from the New Hampshire federal trial court of Karen Mead v. Fairpoint Communications Inc. illustrates what an employee needs to prove when she sues her employer for wrongful termination when, in fact, the employee resigned. This is what is called a constructive ...

Sununu to meet with president

Local News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu said his talks Monday with President Donald Trump went well, calling it a “pretty great day.” “This is a president who wants to get things done for the American people,” Sununu said. Sununu went to Washington for a meeting between ...

Testimony starts today in state trooper assault trial

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NASHUA – The jury charged with deciding the assault case of Massachusetts State Trooper Joseph Flynn was empaneled Monday, setting the stage for today’s opening statements in Hillsborough County Superior Court South. The prosecutors, Assistant Attorneys General Susan Morell and Alexander ...

Stomping out bullying

Local News

NASHUA – At Pennichuck Middle School Monday morning, students walked 5,852 laps around the track, totally 1,463 miles in conjunction with the national STOMP Out Bullying campaign. Following an anti-bullying assembly for each grade level, students were led outside for one hour of walking the ...

NH children’s insurance safe

Local News

CONCORD – New Hampshire won’t be impacted by the lapse in funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Over the weekend, Congress missed a deadline to keep the CHIP initiative program funded, jeopardizing health care for as many as nine million children in low-income families ...

DPH hosts substance abuse event

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NASHUA – The Greater Nashua community is ranked second in the state for opioid-related overdoses. “It’s a very prevalent issue in the area,” said Elyssa Clairmont, substance misuse continuum of care facilitator for the division of public health and community services. The division of ...