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Threats leave middle schools on edge

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NASHUA – After several school shootings across the nation in recent years, officials know they must take any threat of violence against students or staff members seriously. Recently, two Nashua middle schools saw four security threats within the span of one week, district officials said. Of ...

Jury finds man innocent on rape charges

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NASHUA – Jailed since November, Brendan Breen faced the possibility of decades behind bars for aggravated felonious sexual assault before the jury returned 12 not guilty verdicts Friday afternoon. Breen cried and hugged his lawyers, and then family members and supporters after the jury ...

Charlotte Avenue lights the torch for field day

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NASHUA – When fifth-grader Darius Smith was named as the student chosen to light the Olympic torch, the koalas, salsa dancers, mustachioed boys, Robin Hoods and all the other Charlotte Avenue Elementary School students went wild, exploding in a cacophony of clapping and cheering. Charlotte ...

Nashua man appeals attempted murder conviction

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NASHUA – The man sent to prison for trying to kill his wife by slashing her throat wants the case overturned by the New Hampshire Supreme Court, partially because he now claims he was not competent to stand trial. Mohammad Salimullah’s attorney, Stephen Rosecan, filed the appeal this week, ...

City celebrates Immigrant Heritage Month

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NASHUA – In New Hampshire’s most racially diverse city, dozens of immigrants joined Mayor Jim Donchess Thursday for the official declaration of June as Immigrant Heritage Month. “We have a long tradition of immigration here in the city,” Donchess said at City Hall. “We know a lot of ...

Jury deliberations continue in Breen sex trial

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NASHUA – Attorney Ryan Guptill late Thursday morning called to the stand a succession of four witnesses as the second day of trial in the sexual assault case of Brendan Breen neared the noon hour. When the final witness – his client, Breen – took the stand, Guptill got straight to the ...

Granite Shield is going after the source

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NASHUA – While the majority of 2018 drug-related arrests in the city have involved opioids, officials with the Nashua Police Department are seeing an increase in methamphetamine cases. “We’re buying more and seeing more possession offenses. That doesn’t outweigh opioids, however,” ...

Task force working to bridge gaps

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NASHUA – Members of the Mayor’s Opioid Task Force meeting at City Hall on Thursday highlighted some recent successes, but also identified some continuing obstacles. “The work we do impacts people and we’re starting to hear from those people, and we can’t ignore them,” Nashua ...

Nashua church takes part in relief effort

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NASHUA – The devastating eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano left thousands homeless, dozens injured, killed or missing, and more than 12,000 evacuated, with the city buried in ash and molten rock. Rescue crews continue searching for survivors, but after a second eruption covered more ...

Volunteers package 40K meals in two days

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MILFORD – About one-sixth of children in the area do not have enough food to eat, so volunteers worked to help pack 40,000 meals during the United Way of Greater Nashua “Food Security: Days of Caring.” After working Tuesday at Girls Inc. of Nashua, the Wednesday event took place at SHARE ...

Nashua schools to offer free meals this summer

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NASHUA – The Nashua School District will participate in the Summer Food Service Program, a national initiative to help ensure that children in low-income families can eat nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free breakfast and lunch will be served to eligible children up to age ...

City man nabbed for child porn working out deal

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CONCORD – The Nashua man who allegedly made plans to abduct a child while he shared child porn images with at least one other man has yet to be indicted by a federal grand jury, though his case has been in the U.S. District Court since December. Chad Francisco, formerly of Bridge Street, ...

UNH to be part of NASA mission

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DURHAM (AP) – A team from the University of New Hampshire has been selected to be part of a NASA mission that seeks to study interstellar space. The mission will help researchers better understand the boundary of the heliosphere, which acts as a bubble-like shield for the solar system from ...

Taste of Downtown Nashua a delicious hit

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NASHUA – Whether nibbling on a chicken lemongrass dumpling from Stella Blu, upside down shepherd’s pie from The Arbor or a crostini with slow braised beef short rib with onion chutney from Fratello’s, Wednesday night’s Taste of Downtown Nashua was a finger licking, mouth watering good ...

Sununu speaks at Souhegan Chamber fete

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MILFORD – Gov. Chris Sununu said facing re-election less than two years after taking office is a challenge, but he believes this serves New Hampshire residents as a check on governmental power. Serving as the keynote speaker Wednesday during the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual ...

Election season officially kicks off

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NASHUA – Election season in New Hampshire officially kicked off Wednesday with the opening of the filing period for state and federal offices. Nashua’s Steve Negron, a Republican state house representative, made his way to Concord to file papers in the race for the 2nd Congressional ...

Breen sex trial opens with victim testimony

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NASHUA – The now 14-year-old girl Nashua resident Brendan Breen is accused of sexually assaulting numerous times over four years said in court Wednesday that she told her mother about the first alleged assault two weeks after it happened. “She didn’t believe me. She said I lied a ...

Going Green in Nashua

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Erik Shifflett, co-owner with Alan Gauntt of Granite State Solar, talks about the Nashua Solarize+ group purchase discount program with the 40 or so area residents who turned out for the first of three informational sessions on the campaign. The session, at City Hall, will be followed by ...