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Fit for a pharaoh: Egyptian Festival returns to Nashua

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NASHUA – Fragrances of falafel and kabobs wafted through the air of the French Hill neighborhood Saturday with the return of the Egyptian Festival. Building off last year’s success, the St. Mary and Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church hosted its second Egyptian Festival Friday and ...

St. Patrick Church in Milford undergoing major renovations

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MILFORD – When the Rev. Dennis Audet arrived at his new parish almost two years ago, he quickly learned the century-old St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church had serious building problems, including crumbling asbestos floor tiles. “The church was really in need of repair,” Audet said. The ...

STEMfest Collaboration set for Oct. 20

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Students in grades four through eight from Jaffrey Rindge Middle School, Great Brook Middle School and South Meadow School are invited to join in on the Third annual STEMfest Collaboration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at South Meadow School in Peterborough. The event – which is being put ...

New Bridge: Groundbreaking ceremony conducted

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NASHUA – City officials are connecting urban neighborhoods to Mine Falls Park with a new pedestrian bridge over the Nashua Canal at the corner of Everett and Ledge streets. Through a community effort, city officials broke ground Friday morning during a brief gathering at the site to kick off ...

Overdoses up, but deaths down

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NASHUA – Narcan seems to be working in Nashua, as opioid-related deaths are down for 2018 at the same time the number of overdoses continues to increase. So far in 2018, there have been 194 reported suspected overdoses, with 20 of them resulting in death. Nashua Lt. Brian Kenney said ...

Nashua to host multicultural festival Sept. 15

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NASHUA – The city, New Hampshire’s most racially and ethnically diverse, will celebrate with its initial Multicultural Festival next week. The free event is set for noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Elm Street Middle School cafeteria, 117 Elm St. It promises to showcase a blend of food, art, ...

Food trucks to roll into city

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NASHUA – The 2018 Southern New Hampshire Food Truck Festival rolls into town Sept. 22 and will feature all sorts of mouthwatering, finger-licking treats, such as empanadas, cupcakes, pizza, egg rolls, poutine and more. The event is 1-6 p.m. at Holman Stadium, and will include live music ...

Hudson Fire set to receive $642K

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HUDSON – This week, New Hampshire’s congressional delegation announced $2.1 million in grants for fire safety, with a total of $642,946 going to the Hudson Fire Department. This grant, Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER), will strengthen the town’s ability to ...

Duo arrested for alleged ‘Dark Web’ drug deals

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MERRIMACK – A local couple is in custody after federal agents raided the hotel room in which Brian Knight and Tina Kearns allegedly operated an online drug dealing business utilizing the so-called “Dark Web.” According to documents unsealed in the U.S. District Court in Concord on ...

Candidates for 1st District debate health care, immigration

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CONCORD (AP) – With less than a week before the primary, the 11 Democratic congressional hopefuls in New Hampshire’s 1st District mostly agreed in a televised debate on the need for tougher gun control, expanded health care and the end to the deployment of troops in Afghanistan. The ...

N.H. Indonesian immigrants shielded from deportation

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NASHUA – Immigrant families who fled religious persecution in Indonesia several years ago and found safety in New Hampshire’s Seacoast region have been shielded from deportation, according to members of the Granite State’s congressional delegation. U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., said ...

Still no money for performing arts center

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NASHUA – Early this year, city leaders approved the proposed $15.5 million downtown performing arts center for the former Alec’s Shoes building at the corner of West Pearl and Main streets. However, the plan requires Nashua leaders to raise $4 million worth of private donations. Nearly ...

Nashua to MA rail service is still in progress

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NASHUA – The company working to bring a commuter rail service connecting the Gate City to Massachusetts recently bought the first trains for its plans to connect rail service from Worcester, Massachusetts, to Providence, Rhode Island. “We’re pretty excited,” said Vincent Bono, the CEO ...

Hollis Brookline teacher celebrates 50 years on the job

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HOLLIS – With a love for literature and learning, Michael Fox, wanted to stay in school for the rest of his life, so he became a high school English teacher. Now, 50 years later, just as curious, still taking every opportunity to learn, Fox has taught close to 4,000 students – and has ...

Kelly Mann Memorial set for Sept. 22

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NASHUA – The 13th annual Kelly Mann Memorial 5k and 3k Fun Run/Walk returns to Nashua as part of the Toyota of Nashua Gate City Series. The event is set for 8:30 a.m. Sept. 22 at Nashua High School South. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. All proceeds will go to Bridges – Domestic ...

Business takes hit because of scammer

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MANCHESTER – Robert Stewart couldn’t figure out what was going on with his business, “American Asphalt Paving,” when suddenly calls for jobs dropped off steeply a few weeks ago. Stewart, 34, said his company normally performs close to 150 paving jobs a year, and typically gets up to ...

Job fair connects hundreds with potential employment

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NASHUA – While the unemployment rate in New Hampshire remains low, employers throughout the state are trying to find ways to attract people to fill openings. Because of this, New Hampshire Employment Security Commissioner George Copadis said he needed to take a more “aggressive” ...

Hollis Republican State House candidates debate issues

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HOLLIS – Four Republican candidates – two incumbents and two political newcomers – are vying to be the GOP nominees for the two seats in state House District 27 in Hollis. All four were in the Lawrence Barn community center this week for a debate sponsored by Granite Grok, a ...

Markarian faces assault charges

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MERRIMACK – Shawn Markarian, 43, faces three counts of domestic violence, simple assault, after an argument escalated Monday night. On Monday, officers responded to a local residence after receiving the report of a domestic disturbance taking place. Once on scene, the investigating officers ...