Early collection of Postal Service boxes
NASHUA – Blue collection boxes along the Winter Holiday Stroll, normally picked up after 4 p.m. on Saturdays, will be collected at 1 p.m. on Saturday to accommodate the street closures necessary for the Winter Holiday Stroll.
Those boxes affected are at 23 Factory St., 1 Indian Head Plaza, 60 Main St., 115 Main St., 146 Main St., 191 Main St., 194 Main St., 219 Main St., 229 Main St., 242 Main St., 280 Main St., 8 Prospect St. and 38 Spring St.
Other collection boxes in the city will be available to drop mail at regular times and normal collection schedules will resume on Monday.
Streets to close for Winter Holiday Stroll
NASHUA – Vehicles must be moved off Main Street at 3 p.m. Saturday in preparation for the complete street closures.
The following streets will be closed from 3 p.m Saturday until at least midnight:
• Main Street from West Hollis Street to Amherst Street,
• Eldridge Street from Main Street to Spring Street,
• West Pearl Street from Main Street to Elm Street,
• East Pearl Street from Main Street to Spring Street,
• High Street from Main Street to the entrance to the Bank of America Lot,
• Factory Street from Main Street to Mechanic Street,
• Water Street from Main Street to the entrance to French Renaissance Park,
• Temple Street from Main Street to Spring Street,
• Court Street,
• Church Street from Court Street to Hartshorn Avenue,
• Park Street,
• Pearson Avenue,
• Franklin Street from Main Street to Front Street, and
• Clinton Avenue to Railroad Square.
Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the complimentary shuttle service, provided by the Nashua Transit System and First Student, available at the following locations:
• Holman Stadium with continuous shuttle service running from 4:15-10:15 p.m., dropping off at the top of Clinton Street near Library Hill; and
• Memorial Hall at Rivier University with continuous shuttle service running from 4:15-10:15 p.m., dropping off near the Transit Center on Garden Street.
For more information about the event, visit www.downtownnashua.org/holidaystroll or call 603-883-5700.
N.H. Insurance commissioner resigns
CONCORD – On Monday, Gov. Chris Sununu and the members of the New Hampshire Executive Council accepted Insurance Commissioner John Elias’ resignation.
“I would like to thank Commissioner Elias for his service to New Hampshire,” Sununu said. “He has been instrumental in many initiatives across the state, including the newly revamped voluntary paid family medical leave plan, and I wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
Cops investigating 5 dead goats in bags
GILFORD (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say five goats were found dead in trash bags in the town of Gilford.
WMUR-TV reports the police say the goats were found near an old cell tower. They say the animals were dumped there within the last day or two. Several appeared to be malnourished.
Police are asking the public for help with any information on what happened.
Center halts admissions after possible overdoses
MANCHESTER (AP) — New Hampshire health officials have ordered a Manchester youth substance abuse treatment center to suspend admissions while they investigate possible overdoses involving five residents.
WMUR-TV reports that four girls and a boy from Granite Pathways were taken to a hospital Monday night after a 911 caller told authorities the children may have taken the sedative Xanax. Fire officials said the patients were conscious but showing symptoms of overdosing.
Granite Pathways says the children were taken to the hospital out of an abundance of caution, but the center could not offer additional detail due to privacy rules.
Police remove dynamite from house
PORTSMOUTH (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say they evacuated a Portsmouth neighborhood and closed surrounding streets to remove dynamite from a house.
The Portsmouth Herald reports police removed the dynamite on Tuesday.
The dynamite was recently discovered in the basement of the home that had belonged to Nancy Beck, who died Sept. 29. Her husband, Peter, had died in 2016. The couple had left the contents of the home to the Strawbery Banke Museum.
Family members said Peter Beck once was excavating under a barn for a geothermal-heating project when he decided to speed things up and use dynamite. Rocks rained on neighboring homes and the city responded with a cease-and-desist order.