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Assisted living center opens up

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NASHUA - Bridges by EPOCH, an assisted living community for senior citizens with memory impairment, celebrated the opening of its Nashua facility Thursday, even though it has already been providing services to more than a dozen people. The facility provides care for its residents, programs for ...

Merrimack council OKs $14.5K donation

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MERRIMACK - The Town Council approved a $14,500 anonymous donation to the Merrimack Police Department Thursday night to be used to purchase 15 tactical vests. The vests, which would replace the department's current tactical vests, are designed to provide extra protection from high-caliber ...

Illinois man had friendship with Mother Teresa

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STREATOR, Ill. - Not too many people can say they had a letter correspondence with a saint. But Paul Ahearn can. Beginning in 1985, Ahearn, of Streator, and Mother Teresa of Calcutta exchanged letters - about 30 of them - all the way until a few months before she died Sept. 5, 1997, at age ...

Week of hearings upcoming in Barnaby, Caplin murder cases

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NASHUA - A judge's recent ruling on a motion in the murder cases of former Nashuans Anthony Barnaby and David Caplin, and Tuesday's procedural meeting with prosecutors and defense lawyers, have set the stage for a series of hearings scheduled for consecutive days over nearly two weeks in ...

Main St. scarecrows signal fall in Nashua

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NASHUA - Downtown patrons can find another unusual cast of characters hanging around downtown as participants in the second annual Great American Downtown scarecrow contest. The loitering began Thursday as organization director Paul Shea and others brought a truckload of finished scarecrows to ...

Contra dance ties in with Big Read

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MILFORD - About three-quarters of the way through John Steinbeck's novel "The Grapes of Wrath," the Joad family and other downtrodden migrants organize a country dance at which they get some relief from their situation as they do-si-do and smile and laugh and feel a little ...

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Hudson Posting on social media sparks anxiety at Alvirne Three police officers stood watch at Alvirne High School on Thursday after parents warned school officials about possible threats on social media involving a student. It turned out, however, to be a false alarm. "The suspicions ...

‘Disaster’ drought worsens in region

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Calling the ongoing drought "a very slow-moving natural disaster," the state Department of Environmental Services is asking residents and businesses to stop all outside watering and to take other actions to reduce their water use. According to the DES, southern New Hampshire ...

Indictment on attempted murder

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MANCHESTER - Ian MacPherson, the 32-year-old former Merrimack resident arrested in May after two Manchester police officers were shot, was indicted this week on felony assault and attempted murder charges stemming from the incident. MacPherson, most recently of 73 Dionne Drive, Apt. 3, ...

Nashua school officials host meet-and-greet for new superintendents

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NASHUA - The district's Board of Education will host a public meet-and-greet reception for Cornelia Brown, the new superintendent of schools, on Sept. 27. "It is a chance for the teachers - we have 980 teachers - and for the community parents and senior citizens who care for the ...

No apparent injuries as school bus, car collide

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PELHAM - Police say none of the 21 elementary school students aboard the bus that collided with a car Tuesday morning were injured, and the drivers also reported they were unhurt. Emergency personnel were called at about 8:30 a.m. to the intersection of Mammoth and Tallant roads for the ...

Alleged theft from store leads to felony charge

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Salem Street resident Dana Hastings, 29, was charged Tuesday with a felony-level count of theft after a two-week police investigation into a report of items being stolen from a Daniel Webster Highway store, police said. Hastings, of 13A Salem St., was later released on $300 cash bail pending a ...

Spirits high at Nashua job fair

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NASHUA - Spirits were high at the eighth annual Employment Connect job fair Wednesday at St. Patrick Church, where employers, job-seekers and volunteers joined forces to create an incubator for success. "I think it's very important for people who are looking for a job to speak to ...

Passing driver stops to put out Lyndeborough fire

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LYNDEBOROUGH - A quick-thinking good Samaritan prevented a fire from spreading in a Lyndeborough home Wednesday. A call went out to firefighters at about 9:30 a.m. for a structure fire at 178 Forest Road. Town fire Chief Brian Smith said a passing motorist stopped their vehicle, grabbed a fire ...

Relic of popular Italian mystic tours Boston region

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LOWELL, Mass. - Catholics throughout New England are making a pilgrimage this week to see the heart of an Italian saint. St. Padre Pio was a Capuchin Monk venerated by Catholics. He was born in 1887 and died in 1968. He is said to have had stigmata, or spontaneous wounds, on his hands and feet ...

Harbor Homes to host long-running event to help veterans

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NASHUA - Featuring a "one-stop shop" of local resources for at-risk and homeless veterans, the ninth annual veteran Stand Down event is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Harbor Homes. Guest speakers include Gov. Maggie Hassan, Mayor Jim Donchess and Erik ...