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‘Odd New England’

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BOSTON (AP) – New Englanders fired up the weirdness machine again in 2019, and it cranked out oddities pretty much nonstop. There was a giant spinning ice disk in Maine, a naked firefighter in Rhode Island, and twin mysteries in Massachusetts and Vermont, where people reported that ...

Woman accused of employee theft at Dunkin’ Donuts

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NASHUA – The Nashua woman Brookline police arrested earlier this month after investigating allegations of “employee theft” at a Route 13 Dunkin’ Donuts was arraigned Thursday on the Class B felony charge. Patricia M. McKinnon, 42, of 54 Summer St., remained free on personal ...

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NASHUA – “It is now illegal for a retailer to sell any tobacco product – including cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes – to anyone under 21.” So states the message posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website, thus beginning a new era of government regulation of ...

Nashua Police Department running 18 officers short

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NASHUA – The city’s police force is currently operating with 18 fewer officers than department leaders believe are needed, but new contracts Board of Aldermen members approved this week could help alleviate the problem. Although Mayor Jim Donchess disapproved of these two contracts for ...

Tulsi seeks to heal divides across U.S.

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HOLLIS – Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii did not vote to impeach President Donald Trump in her role as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives last week. Instead, Gabbard – who currently places fifth in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation (#FITN) ...

$7.5 Million Approved

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NASHUA – The city’s Division of Public Works facilities have long been in rough shape, but Board of Aldermen members this week approved selling $7.5 million worth of bonds to improve working conditions for their employees. “This is a long overdue investment,” Alderman Tom Lopez said ...

Several indictments are handed up

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NASHUA – Allegations involving threats with instruments including a hatchet, a hammer, a metal rod, a knife, a switchblade and a 9 mm Glock firearm are among the charges on which the grand jury for Hillsborough County Superior Court-South handed up indictments during the December ...

Dems continue debating Medicare for All

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NASHUA – As New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation (#FITN) presidential primary date of Feb. 11 draws ever closer, the key difference among the top Democratic contenders continues to be how to improve access to affordable health care. On the side of increasing government spending by at least ...

Nashua’s smoking ordinance delayed

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NASHUA – With the federal government planning to outlaw the sale of nicotine to those under age 21, Nashua officials are still considering a ban on smoking, vaping or chewing within 30 feet of city buildings – and anywhere in city parks. During the Monday Board of Aldermen meeting, ...

Prosecutor: Mom killed her two young children, then herself

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BOSTON (AP) — Authorities believe a mother killed her two young children and then herself in Boston on Christmas Day. Erin Pascal, 40, and her children, Allison, 4 , and Andrew, 15 months, were found on the sidewalk outside a parking garage on Wednesday afternoon and rushed to the hospital ...

Woman allegedly damages HVAC unit at Nashua bar

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NASHUA – When she was kicked out of a downtown Nashua bar with orders to stay away for at least a year, Crystal Ainslie later told police she was “mad ... and let her emotions get the best of her” when she allegedly returned to the bar and damaged outside piping tied to the building’s ...

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NASHUA — The spirit of giving circulated throughout Southern New Hampshire Rescue Mission Wednesday morning as volunteers arrived early to prepare meals for those less fortunate in the community this Christmas. “Normally a lot of folks would be celebrating with their typical family ...

City man pleads guilty to charges

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NASHUA – The family member who 27-year-old Francis A. Wool pleaded guilty Monday to violently assaulting earlier this year “really wanted to be here today,” and said in a statement, “I really hope you can straighten out your life and care for your child,” according to the statement as ...

Contractor indicted on two theft counts

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NASHUA – The chief of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau has secured two felony indictments against a Massachusetts building contractor, the result of a lengthy investigation into allegations the contractor stole, and misapplied, some $37,000 he received from ...

Hudson woman arrested, allegedly ran from, assaulted police

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HUDSON – Police said officers sent to check on a report of a domestic disturbance at a Sanders Road home Sunday night had begun speaking with a woman when she allegedly ran from the house and into the backyard. What prompted the woman, identified as Erika Carmody, 29, to allegedly take off ...

Winehouse exhibit to open at museum

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NEW YORK (AP) — The first-ever Amy Winehouse exhibit in the United States will debut at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles next month. The Recording Academy told The Associated Press on Thursday that the late British singer’s popular outfits — including her halter dress worn at her final ...

Homeless remembered during vigil

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NASHUA – Someone in Greater Nashua will undoubtedly receive a new luxury automobile for Christmas, while countless others will get diamond necklaces, new iPhones, ski equipment, lavish vacation packages, or other material treasures. Others, however, are just struggling to avoid becoming ...