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Gov. Sununu backs marriage reform

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CONCORD – Gov. Chris Sununu is backing the effort to raise the age of consent for marriage in the Granite State, after the proposals failed to gain votes in the Legislature last year. “It’s long past time for us to take affirmative action to prevent child marriage,” Sununu said. New ...

HBHS is one step closer to STEM, turf

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HOLLIS – The Hollis Brookline Cooperative School Board has voted to accept the high school facilities committee recommendations to move forward with warrant articles to renovate existing space on the property to accommodate a new robotics lab and new turf field. The COOP annual meeting will ...

Sununu close to naming new justice

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CONCORD – Gov. Chris Sununu is close to naming his pick for the New Hampshire Supreme Court to replace outgoing Chief Justice Linda Dalianis. “We’d like to move forward as quickly as possible,” Sununu sad Wednesday during an Executive Council meeting. Sununu’s Judicial Selection ...

O’Neill is confirmed as Child Advocate

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CONCORD – The New Hampshire Executive Council confirmed Gov. Chris Sununu’s choice of Moira O’Neill to become the state’s first director of the Office of Child Advocate, despite objections from some members of the council. “(She) will work tirelessly to improve our state’s ...

Arrest made Tuesday in Nashua burglary

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NASHUA – Eric Violette, the 34-year-old Nashua man arrested Tuesday after a two-month police investigation into a residential burglary, waived Superior Court arraignment Wednesday and was ordered jailed on cash bail. Violette, of 4 Williams Court, is charged with one count each of theft, a ...

February sentencing set in New Ipswich assault

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NASHUA – A Superior Court judge has scheduled a February sentencing hearing for Randall Carlson, the 26-year-old New Ipswich man who was convicted of one misdemeanor assault charge and acquitted of two other charges at a jury trial. Jurors deliberated for roughly two hours last week before ...

Kuster addresses opioid crisis through workforce development

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NASHUA – U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster (D-N.H.) heard from local education and healthcare leaders about the Rivier University Center for Behavioral Health Professions and Workforce Development during a roundtable discussion at the Dion Center Board Room Tuesday morning. Kuster also discussed and ...

Nashua BOE special election set for March 20

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NASHUA – The city will spend a little more than $30,000 on a special election to replace Board of Education member Robert Hallowell, who stepped down in November, with two years left on his term. The Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday night to hold the upcoming special election on March 20, and ...

Manchester man charged with molesting Amherst 13 year old

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MANCHESTER – A 45-year-old Manchester man arrested in November in Amherst on a charge of obstructing government administration is now facing a dozen more charges accusing him of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl – and taking photos of the alleged acts. Christopher Verma, of 73 Lilac ...

Former Hudson selectman, school board member Ben Nadeau dies

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HUDSON – Benjamin J. Nadeau, a longtime town selectman who later served on the School Board until personal problems, including domestic violence-related arrests, prompted his resignation last year, died early Tuesday at his home. He was 42, and had been struggling with health problems in ...

Bishop Guertin student to be honored in D.C.

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NASHUA – Meera Kurup has developed an app where loved ones can read poetry to Alzheimer’s patients; she founded CodeIT Girls, a successful program to help young girls get involved in technology; she can build robots and is the New Hampshire Technology Student Association treasurer and ...

St. Joseph catalog highlights classes

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A newly released catalog detailing nearly 50 community health education classes offered by St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua is now available. The classes are designed for all ages. Families, singles, couples and seniors are given high regard with classes tailored to a wide spectrum of interests ...

Fire damages barn and truck

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HOLLIS – Police and fire officials are investigating a barn fire Sunday night that engulfed the building and damaged a nearby pickup truck as well. The fire at 103 Nartoff Road, also known as “Rickety Ranch,” a working farm and education site “for kids and run by kids,” according to ...

Police nab three in Nashua bust

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NASHUA – Police arrested three people last week, continuing the city’s ongoing efforts to end the opioid crisis and crack down on drug-related crimes. As part of Operation Granite Shield, members of the Nashua Police Department’s Narcotics Intelligence Division arrested Charles Nourse, ...

Numerous felony charges dropped in plea

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NASHUA – A former Nashua man who currently lists the Rockingham County jail as his address has reached a plea deal with Hillsborough County prosecutors in a case that stems from a series of domestic-violence allegations in 2016. William Washington, 49, was initially charged with eight Class B ...

Amherst support staff, teachers settle on contracts

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AMHERST – Two staff contracts – one for teachers and the other for support staff – will be on the ballot for the Amherst School District election in March. Under their new five-year agreement with the school board, the approximately 70 employees of the elementary and the middle school who ...

STEPs puts on final show

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DERRY – The performers of STEPs took the stage one last time Saturday night at the Derry Opera House. STEPs, Specialized Theatre Enrichment Program, an opportunity for local performers, from ages 12-18, to bolster their strengths and improve their skill-set. Sisters, Nikki Murray and Yvonne ...

Bridges event is on tap

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NASHUA – Moving into its fourth year, Bridges Domestic & Sexual Violence Support will hold another event to raise funds for the services they provide their clients, titled “LOVE is in the Air.” On Saturday, from 5:30-11 p.m. at the Sky Meadow Country Club, there will be a dinner, a ...

LaBelle Winery may change its plans

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AMHERST – Two years ago, owners of LaBelle Winery planned what they called an artisan village across from their vineyards and restaurant that have become a landmark on Route 101. Plans to expand the business, with an inn, tavern, distillery and office space, hit a snag, however, when an ...