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O’Rourke assails administration’s immigration policies

NASHUA – Fresh off a roundtable with leaders of the region’s faith communities, Democratic presidential aspirant Beto O’Rourke on Sunday ripped the Trump administration’s immigration policies, telling about 125 listeners at a Nashua church that the policies “will make us less safe and ...

Apartment house damaged in weekend blaze

NASHUA – Despite resuscitation efforts, a dog perished in a Saturday afternoon fire that damaged a large Blossom Street apartment house, fire officials said. “Attempts were made to resuscitate the dog but it succumbed to its injuries,” Nashua Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Karl Gerhard said, ...

Three area men face domestic violence charges

MERRIMACK – Police arrested three men over the weekend on assault charges stemming from allegations of domestic violence. In the first incident, Brian Sweetser, 52, and Devin Sweetser, 27, whose relationship police didn’t specify, were each charged with one count of simple assault – ...

Book, TV show give murder victim a voice

New Hampshire residents Carrie Freitag and Margaret Kerouac (“Peg,” a Nashua native), co-authors of the book, “Aftermath in the Wake of Murder,” have had the story of the murder of Carrie’s brother Bill, told on a new Investigation Discovery Channel series, “Impact of Murder.” The ...

Milford gears up for 30th annual Pumpkin Festival

Shades of orange will drape the town, as Milford prepares for its annual Pumpkin Festival, to be held Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 11-13. Committee treasurer Zoe Lantaff said planning is heavily underway, as musicians and vendors are being lined-up. “The music acts are falling into place ...

Biden stresses Obamacare, unification at Londonderry rally

LONDONDERRY – Joe Biden may be losing some ground as the Democratic frontrunner, but that hardly seemed the case as he slammed Donald Trump, defended Obamacare and spoke about climate change at a rally on Saturday in Londonderry. A recent poll shows Biden with the support of 26% of voters ...

Booker talks gun control during visit

NASHUA – During his fifth visit to New Hampshire, and second to Nashua since starting his campaign for the 2020 Presidential election, Cory Booker, D-N.J., stopped at Nashua Community College Saturday to talk about his campaign. While touching on many of his policies and plans regarding ...

Patriots’ Kraft pledges $100K for families of bikers killed

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft joined leather-clad bikers from across the country at a memorial Saturday for the seven motorcyclists killed in a collision with a truck last month and pledged to donate $100,000 to help the victims’ families. Bikers from as ...

New Hampshire gets sports betting

NASHUA – Whether you want to bet on NFL football, NBA basketball, Major League Baseball, soccer, UFC fighting, college sports, or just about any other athletic contest, you will be free to do so in New Hampshire. “Sports betting is the right bet for New Hampshire,” Gov. Chris Sununu ...

$1.4 billion settlement in Suboxone case

NASHUA – The U.S. Department of Justice will collect $1.4 billion from the company that formerly manufactured the opioid addiction treatment drug Suboxone. The settlement is the largest recovery for a drug related to the opioid epidemic in U.S. history. “The opioid epidemic continues to ...

Marguerite’s Place names new director

NASHUA – Those who stop in in at Marguerite’s Place at 87 Palm St. in Nashua should expect to see a fresh face in the crowd of dedicated employees, as Hannah Stohler joined the staff as the new executive director this week. While things have been hectic, Stohler said she is enjoying the ...

Shaheen works to ‘Turn the Tide’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., on Friday announced the Turn the Tide Act, which would provide $63 billion in funding through 10 years to deliver flexible drug treatment funding to providers. The substance use disorder epidemic is taking more than 70,000 lives per year ...

Girls on the Run looking to expand to new sites

NASHUA – New Hampshire’s Girls on the Run program, an after-school program for girls in grades 3-8, is looking to expand to new sites across the state. During the last 18 years, thousands of girls have participated in programs across the state. Girls on the Run New Hampshire was first ...

Event set for next weekend on Main Street

NASHUA – From breakdancing to swing, all are welcome to learn some new dance moves with Mayor Jim Donchess next weekend in the middle of Main Street. From 7-11 p.m. on July 20, people are welcome to participate in the third annual Dancin’ in the Street event in front of Nashua City Hall. ...

U.S. Rep. Kuster to visit U.S.-Mexico border near McAllen, Texas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., and other Democratic U.S. House members will head to the U.S.-Mexico border near McAllen and Brownsville, Texas. The members will be briefed by detention center staff and speak to children and parents at those locations as well as two ...

Man found with 497 grams of cocaine

CONCORD – U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said Mark Manapsil, 35, of Manchester, pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday to distribution of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to court documents and statements made ...

N.H. man indicted for false statements

CONCORD – Nathan Craigue, 43, of Concord, was indicted by a federal grand jury for making false statements to a federal officer in connection with an investigation of the death of an employee, U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said Friday. According to the indictment, on or about Aug. 28, Craigue ...

Probe underway after N.H. computer attack

DOVER (AP) – A criminal investigation is underway in New Hampshire after Stafford County computers were infected with a virus believed to have come from overseas. The virus affected about 500 county computers. It’s unclear if any information was stolen. WMUR-TV reports the virus was ...