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Nashua schools still struggling with vaping

NASHUA – A popular rock song of the 1970s and 1980s spoke of “Smokin’ in the Boys Room.” However, nearly half of Nashua High School North and South students participating in a recent survey said they have seen peers vape – not in the restroom – but in the classroom. As for the ...

Judge approves treatment for Hudson man

NASHUA – In order that he be able to enter a treatment facility in Pennsylvania, a Superior Court judge on Wednesday agreed to modify bail conditions for Michael Pellerin, the Hudson man charged in November with breaking into his ex-wife’s residence and stealing a gun before triggering an ...

Sununu nominates three

CONCORD – Gov. Chris Sununu on Wednesday nominated three lawyers to be Circuit Court judges, his first judicial picks since last summer when his choice for chief justice of the state Supreme Court, Attorney General Gordon MacDonald, was voted down on a 3-2 vote along party lines. During ...

Hassan honors businesswomen

MANCHESTER – New Hampshire Business Review officials honored six women as 2020 Outstanding Women in Business award recipients on Feb. 13 at the Manchester Country Club. The 2020 recipients are: Joy Barrett of Granite State Children’s Alliance, Pubali Chakravorty-Campbell, Elizabeth Salas ...

Altercation amid ‘Fang Fest’ at Souhegan High

AMHERST – A Souhegan High School administrator informed parents by email Wednesday that a “physical altercation” broke out during an “all-school photo” session connected to the school’s annual “Fang Fest,” a week-long series of events described as the school’s version of ...

Nashua transportation costs driving budget increases

NASHUA – The School District’s proposed fiscal year 2021 budget shows an overall increase of more than $3 million from FY 2020, including a $422,067 spike for student transportation. In fact, school officials plan to give nearly $2 million worth of pay raises to all employees in the new ...

Donchess focuses on numbers in State of City address

NASHUA – Rental rates rising 19% in just four years, combined with record low 0.6% vacancy, result in good times for Nashua landlords and real estate developers – so much so that city leaders are making plans to part with Elm Street Middle School so that it can become an apartment complex ...

Judge orders jail time for local man

NASHUA – When an off-duty Merrimack police officer happened to notice a young man allegedly exhibiting symptoms of intoxication get into a car outside a market late Sunday night, he called headquarters and asked that an officer respond. When the on-duty officer arrived and located the car ...

Energy Rising

NASHUA – “There’s no silver bullet – it’s a silver buckshot approach, but we need to decarbonize our economy and protect our planet for generations to come.” U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., spoke of her Clean Energy Agenda while meeting with local leaders at the Nashua Public ...

Godinez is ‘disgruntled,’ but not a criminal, attorney tells court

NASHUA – While it’s fair to paint former Merrimack ambulance service employee Corey Godinez “a disgruntled employee (who was) vocal about what he was disgruntled about,” his alleged comments about shooting up the business and “taking out” coworkers amounted to empty threats he never ...

Car appears to rear-end bus at intersection

MERRIMACK – A school bus that, at the time, was not carrying students appeared to be rear-ended by a Honda as it traveled northbound on Daniel Webster Highway in the area of Loop Road in Merrimack on Monday. Merrimack Police Department Sgt. Brandon Gagnon said emergency officials received ...

Police shoot and kill Nashua carjacking suspect

NASHUA – Sunday afternoon’s wild series of carjackings in Massachusetts and at a Nashua car dealership came to an end Sunday evening in Newbury, Massachusetts, when the suspect – identified as Dracut, Massachusetts resident Thomas Murray – was shot and killed by police as he tried to ...

Man indicted for alleged deadly fentanyl sale

NASHUA – One of two indictments which members of a Hillsborough County Superior Court-South grand jury handed up against Milford resident Richard Cooley III accuses him of selling the dose of fentanyl that prosecutors say caused the overdose death of a Hudson woman last year. In a motion ...

A Winter Run

DANBURY – Are you looking for a friendly ski area to spend some family time this February? Think of Ragged Mountain in Danbury with its low-key atmosphere, fast lifts and lots of room out on the trails, which are, right now in great shape. With a vertical of 1,250 feet, Ragged is not the ...

Police seize drugs, gun from couple

MERRIMACK – While conducting a routine business check at a local hotel shortly after midnight very early Monday, a police officer’s attention was drawn to what turned out to be a domestic dispute in which a young woman allegedly stepped in front of a car to prevent the driver from leaving, ...

Program helps instill hope for those facing mental illness

NASHUA – There is still plenty of stigma surrounding mental illness and addiction, but with compassion and understanding in mind, Greater Nashua Mental Health officials are providing help to individuals suffering from both problems with their Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment (IDDT) ...

Stand raises funds, awareness for Alzheimers for 11th year

HUDSON – At first glance, motorists driving past the Blanchette residence on Ferry Street Sunday morning probably thought they happened upon a major crime scene, or perhaps some type of incident that left a lot of people injured. But it was all good: The cruisers, fire engine and two ...

Milford’s Wadleigh Library undergoing changes

MILFORD – Milford’s Wadleigh Library is keeping it current. And on any given day, the building is bustling with people. For many, it’s part of their daily routine. “We were joking the other day that we could probably exist here in town, even if we didn’t have books,” said ...

January 2020: Very dry, not much snow; February could be different

Winter’s harsh cold and snow drifts were on vacation during January as mild temperatures and lack of storms prevailed. Most were pleased with January’s results as the mild temperatures and little snow made life a little easier than it can sometimes be at this time of year. The polar vortex ...