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Art and Government

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CONCORD – Nine students from Bishop Guertin High School on Wednesday performed for Gov. Chris Sununu and members of the Executive Council during the bimonthly meeting. Three of the school’s chamber ensembles (flute duet, clarinet quartet, and saxophone trio) traveled to the State House ...

High schoolers to dive into a good cause

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NASHUA – Students at both of Nashua’s high schools will be taking a dive into the cold waves at Hampton Beach during the Penguin Plunge next weekend to raise money for the Special Olympics New Hampshire. “It’s a really great cause for students and staff to participate in,” Mike ...

Plea deal reached in Merrimack Family Court perjury case

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NASHUA – A plea agreement settled the perjury case of a Manchester woman who was accused of “knowingly making false statements under oath” that were “represented through counsel” while she testified in Merrimack Family Court. Emily Plumer, 37, of 1095 Bodwell Road, Apt. 6, ...

Families seek justice in prescription bribes trial

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BOSTON (AP) – Drug company executives weren’t satisfied with sales for their powerful painkiller, so they devised a plan, prosecutors say: Offer cash to doctors in exchange for prescriptions. Soon, the highly addictive fentanyl spray was flourishing, and executives were raking in ...

Dartmouth-Hitchcock and GraniteOne merging

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MANCHESTER – Officials with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health and GraniteOne Health on Thursday announced the signing of a letter of intent to combine their two organizations to better serve the health care needs of New Hampshire residents and communities. The combined nonprofit health care ...

Nashua seeks partners on rail project

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Passenger-Rail-Report NASHUA – The long process of connecting New Hampshire to Boston via passenger rails continues, as officials are exploring options to make this reality. “Hudson should have interest: Hollis, Merrimack, Litchfield would all be served by this – their businesses would ...

Man charged with painting swastika

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NASHUA – A Massachusetts man faces one count of criminal mischief for allegedly spray-painting a swastika and the words “National Socialist Legion” on city property. George Carty, 20, of Lowell, Massachusetts, was arrested Tuesday afternoon. Carty was previously charged in June with ...

Businesses help employees displaced by governement shutdown

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NASHUA – Greater Nashua businesses are doing their part to help the 800,000 federal employees impacted by the ongoing partial government shutdown in the form of meal discounts and free hair cuts. President Donald Trump and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi continue to keep part of the ...

Study: Drivers in NH unhappy

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NASHUA – Driving in New Hampshire is no trip down easy street, according to the financial website WalletHub. A WalletHub study shows the Granite State is the the worst for drivers in New England, while New Hampshire ranks fifth from the bottom in the entire nation when it comes to drivers ...

Local works to help NH homeless

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MERRIMACK – In a world where so many are trying to hurt others, Merrimack’s Adam Sawyer is taking a much different approach as director of the New Hampshire Homeless Warmth Health Initiative Program. “If you have more than somebody else, don’t build a bigger wall, build a bigger ...

Democrats challenging voter law are denied

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CONCORD (AP) – Democrats challenging a voter registration law in New Hampshire won’t be able to use the state’s voter database to argue the law unfairly burdens those who are more likely to support their party, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The court ruled on a dispute that ...

Jury finds city man not guilty of selling drugs

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NASHUA – The two-day trial of Nashua resident Jason Levesque, who was charged last year with one felony count of selling cocaine, culminated Thursday afternoon with a jury verdict of not guilty. Jurors deliberated for roughly two hours before returning the verdict in Levesque’s ...

Nashua once again offers city academy

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NASHUA – Who are the people working behind the scenes to keep Nashua running? Register for the 2019 City Academy to learn the answer. During the course of 13 weeks, participants learn about economic development, police, fire, schools, the public works and more. Leaders of these city ...

Bankers association welcomes new chief

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CONCORD – The New Hampshire Bankers Association is pleased to announce Kristy Merrill as its new president. She joins the firm after nearly 15 years at the New Hampshire State House. Serving in multiple roles at the state Senate since 2003, she was most recently chief of staff for the last ...

U.S. Trust hires new market executive

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BOSTON – U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management has promoted Kathleen Auth to market executive for the Upper New England market. This hire emphasizes the firm’s focus on serving clients in the region. In this role, she will be responsible for growing the firm’s business ...

D-H and GraniteOne move to affiliate

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LEBANON (AP) – Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health has taken the first step toward affiliating with an organization that includes hospitals in Manchester, Peterborough and Wolfeboro. The non-binding letter of intent announced Thursday is the start of a lengthy process to bring together Lebanon-based ...

Residents evacuated due to river ice jam

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – Some Brattleboro, Vermont, residents have been evacuated from their homes due to an ice jam on a brook that has caused flooding. Mynbc5.com reports that Mountain Home Trailer Park, the Glen Trailer Park and a public housing facility in southern Vermont town were being ...

Plenty of obstacles await participants

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NASHUA – Fitness aficionados and obstacle course competitors willing to brave freezing temperatures will flood the city Saturday for the inaugural Blizzard Blast. The United Way of Greater Nashua partnered with Smithfest Events to bring Blizzard Blast to the city. The 3.56-mile obstacle ...