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4th annual Gingerbread House Contest a hit

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The Nashua Senior Activity Center was filled with holiday cheer Saturday morning as hundreds of area residents took part in the 4th annual Gingerbread House Contest and Breakfast with Santa event. For the second year, breakfast was provided in conjunction with the Nashua Lions Club. Throughout ...

CASA dropped from DCYF lawsuit

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MANCHESTER – CASA of New Hampshire has immunity in the sexual assault lawsuit filed against the state Division of Children, Youth and Families, according to a new ruling in the case. Hillsborough County Superior Court Judge Gillian Abramson ruled both the organization, and the individual ...

A batty situation in Merrimack

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MERRIMACK – Eight elementary school classrooms have been closed and sectioned off at James Mastricola Upper Elementary School in Merrimack due to a report of an odor that was later identified as bat feces. Originally, a teacher reported the odor in a classroom around Nov. 21. “We had our ...

Holiday auction is benefiting the Special Olympics

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An online holiday auction is going on through Dec. 7, with proceeds going directly toward New Hampshire Special Olympics athletes. “Over one hundred extra special gift solutions are ready for competitive bidding or instant purchase,” a press release said. Some of the available items ...

Symphony NH, Act of Congress team up

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NASHUA – Symphony NH and Act of Congress are joining forces next weekend to deliver an Americana take on popular holiday music and carols at their Holiday Pops concert. They will be performing in Nashua Dec. 9 at the Keefe Center for the Arts at 117 Elm St. from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Also, the ...

Police nab four in Nashua drug bust

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NASHUA – Police arrested four people Thursday in a drug investigation as part of the city’s ongoing efforts to end the opioid crisis through participation in Operation Granite Shield. The Nashua Police Department’s Narcotics Intelligence Division, Problem Oriented Policing Unit and ...

Fire crews respond to Broad Street electrical fire

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NASHUA – Susan Gust waited with a neighbor outside her home at 494 Broad St. Friday morning while the fire crew members went in and out, assessing the damage that had been done by a small electrical fire. Gust was home when the fire started, “Thank God,” she said, thinking what might have ...

Chandler gets nod to succeed Jasper as N.H. House Speaker

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CONCORD – It only took two votes for Gene Chandler to get the Republican nomination to be the next New Hampshire House Speaker. “Sometimes the hard work you put in over the years does pay off,” Chandler said. Chandler, the Bartlett representative who had been serving as the deputy House ...

Open house for new Nashua preschool and childcare center set

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NASHUA – A new preschool and childcare facility is on track to accommodate 12 children come the beginning of January, set in the home of Lucinda Evans. “I believe children should learn to love to learn, and instilling that love for learning comes from a creative environment,” Evans said. ...

Hallowell resigns from Nashua BOE

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NASHUA – Robert Hallowell resigned from the Nashua Board of Education Monday night after a decade of service, citing “frustrations” with administration and concerns over the “value” of the current shift in focus of the board. Hallowell is currently in the middle of his third term, ...

Former employee claims Nashua School District owes him sick pay

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NASHUA – The Nashua Board of Education held a special, non-public meeting Monday night for a “personnel hearing” with Lorne Swindell, a now-retired former employee of the Nashua School District for more than 20 years. Swindell, who worked as the energy manager, implementing and ...

Nashua Aldermen approve skate park name

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NASHUA – Former Aldermen David Deane was honored Tuesday night when the Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to formally name the new city skatepark after him. “You do things in life for a reason,” Deane said. “Everybody is here for a good reason.” Deane was behind the effort to first ...

Nashua check-fraud case settled ahead of trial

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NASHUA – As long as she makes financial restitution to a credit union, stays away from Bob’s stores and continues her mental health treatment, Nashua resident Kristina MacKenzie will avoid jail time in her 2015 check-fraud case. Superior Court Judge Jacalyn Colburn, who presided over ...

Hallowell resigns from Nashua BOE

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NASHUA- Citing “an array of special interests” that have “made governing the district difficult if not impossible,” longtime Board of Education member Robert Hallowell resigned Monday night from the seat he’s held for 10 years. “I have tried in my 10 years on the board to listen to ...

24th annual Winter Holiday Stroll draws thousands

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NASHUA – The 24th annual Winter Holiday Stroll drew thousands to downtown Nashua for what’s recognized as the largest community event of the year in Southern New Hampshire. Taking place every year on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, this tradition started off small and grew to involve ...

Manson’s death brings up memories of local connection

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A wise old sage whose veins ran thick with ink once remarked, “pretty much every story has some kind of local angle.” I thought of that little nugget of advice last week when the news began emerging regarding the death of one of America’s most infamous outlaws, a twisted drifter whose ...

Trading Up: Hands-on intro to STEAM in Milford

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There were 210 expressions of amazement on the faces of 210 students and parents attending an evening of hands-on learning highlighted with unusual attractions, a couple of artificially intelligent robots that walked, talked and followed commands. The scene at Milford High School’s Applied ...

Merrimack man flees scene of accident

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MERRIMACK – A Merrimack man is facing charges after fleeing the scene of an accident, leaving an occupant behind who was ejected from the vehicle during the crash. Jack Duffy, 21, of 5 Cynthia Road, Merrimack, is being charged with aggravated OUIL felony and conduct after an accident. On ...

Black Friday bonanza

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NASHUA – Black Friday brought out many eager shoppers, including night owls, early birds and those staking out stores the entire day to take advantage of a variety of special holiday sales. People from near and far poured into Pheasant Lane Mall and Merrimack Premium Outlets Friday to see ...