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PFAS pollution problems persist

MERRIMACK – New Hampshire Epidemiologist Dr. Benjamin Chan said PFAS chemicals are much more prevalent in everyday life than many realize. “Most people in the United States have been exposed to these chemicals,” Chan said during a Wednesday information session at Merrimack High ...

Dems Debate in Dixie

ATLANTA (AP) — The top Democratic presidential candidates clashed over a Medicare for All plan during a heated Wednesday debate. Like a string of previous debates, Wednesday’s prominently featured squabbles over a program that could alienate general-election swing voters who may be wary of ...

Sodium solution triggered hazmat incident

MERRIMACK – Investigators on Wednesday determined the release of a sodium selenite solution triggered Tuesday’s hazmat incident at the Spraying Systems plant on Daniel Webster Highway. Employees were in the process of evacuating the building when the crew of Engine 1 arrived, according to ...

Polls fluid as N.H. primary nears

NASHUA – Should the U.S. pursue a $20 trillion spike in federal spending to fund Medicare for All – or a less expensive public option to expand Obamacare and allow private insurance to continue? Should weapons such as AK-47 and AR-15 rifles be declared illegal and confiscated by the ...

Concrete falls onto Everett Turnpike, under Exit 5

NASHUA – Traffic was backed up for a bit Tuesday afternoon along the F.E. Everett Turnpike on the southbound side when concrete came falling down onto the roadway from the Route 111 Bridge. New Hampshire Department of Transportation spokeswoman Eileen Meaney said a piece of concrete fell ...

‘Stand Out’

NASHUA – Rotary Club of Nashua West members took a field trip of sorts on Tuesday when they explored the career and technical education programs offered at Nashua High School South. “Nowadays, with college debt being what it is, I think kids and parents need to understand the great ...

Hassan, Collins introduce Opioid Workforce Act

NASHUA – Fentanyl and heroin continue inflicting hardship on communities throughout the nation, including for employers who may have workers struggling with addiction. Hoping to mitigate the suffering, U.S. Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, introduced the bipartisan ...

‘Bid for Kids’ 2019 event set

NASHUA – With the holidays fast approaching, officials with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua are hoping to inspire the spirit of giving ahead of their 33rd Annual Bids for Kids Holiday Auction. The event is Dec. 7 at Sky Meadow County Club. Registration is at 5:30 p.m., while ...

Nashua man sentenced to federal prison in stolen firearms case

CONCORD – A young man with a substantial criminal record who has lived in both Nashua and Merrimack in the last few years has been sentenced to federal prison as part of a plea deal involving a stolen firearm. Illya K. Scott II, 21, will serve one year and one day behind bars, according to ...

Nashua men charged in Keene assaults

KEENE – Police arrested two Nashua men and are seeking a third in connection with an incident stemming from their alleged attempt to retrieve a backpack containing drugs that they left at a Gates Street residence the previous evening. Police told the Keene Sentinel this week that Eury ...

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Dartmouth frat, sorority suspended HANOVER (AP) — A fraternity and sorority at Dartmouth College are facing sanctions for alcohol policy violations. The Zeta Psi fraternity admitted to possessing and serving hard alcohol last summer and was suspended for the summer and fall terms, ...

Warren unveils rental housing plan as new poll shows her retake lead in N.H.

NASHUA – If you can think of a political issue – whether it is health care, education, foreign policy, climate change, gun control, or “Wall Street’s stranglehold on our economy” – chances are Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has a plan for it. A CBS News/YouGov ...

Turnpike Turmoil

NASHUA -- At around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, New Hampshire State Police troopers noticed concrete had fallen from the Route 111 Bridge onto the F.E. Everett Turnpike below in the southbound lane in the area of Exit 5 in Nashua. Crews from New Hampshire Department of Transportation responded to ...

Airsoft gun causes alarm at Alvirne

HUDSON – In a politically charged environment that keeps many students, parents and educators on edge, even an airsoft gun brought to a school can create quite the stir. Such was the case Monday morning at Alvirne High School, as a shelter in place condition was declared for more than two ...

PFAS info session scheduled

MERRIMACK – With hazardous PFAS chemicals continuing to cause problems in the community, federal and state regulators have organized a public information session on the subject. The event is set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the cafeteria of Merrimack High School, located at 38 McElwain St., ...

No Safe Vape

LEBANON – Nearly half of the students in Nashua High School North and South health classes reported they had tried vaping, according to an Academic Health Class Survey conducted by Nashua Prevention Coalition. Also found in the survey was that 81.5% of students reported seeing people vape in ...

Defendant disputes claim of rape

NASHUA – The lawyer for Nashua resident Antonio Luis Nicolao Fuentes said in court Tuesday that Fuentes has insisted “since day one” that the sex he had with a female acquaintance during their motel-room hookup nearly three months ago was consensual, and he never forced himself upon ...

Local advances in national game design challenge

HUDSON – With the idea of inspiring the next generation of video game designers, Google Play’s Change the Game Design Challenge put teenage girls across the country to the test to come up with their best mobile game idea – and a local girl was chosen as one of five finalists. The ...

Hazmat incident, evacuation sends several to hospital

MERRIMACK – Roughly a dozen employees of Spraying Systems Co., a large business at 243 Daniel Webster Highway that specializes in the manufacture of specialty spray nozzles and accessories, were hospitalized early Tuesday evening after evacuating the plant due to a chemical reaction. More ...

Home for the Holidays

Navy Petty Officer Chris Shaw, who has been deployed overseas for seven months, surprised his two children, Lillian, 4, and Henry, 2 during their visit with Santa Claus on Saturday at the Pheasant Lane Mall. His wife, Bridget, came up with the idea.