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Mentoring month for Big Brothers Big Sisters

CONCORD – New Hampshire is celebrating National Mentoring Month with a proclamation naming January Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Month in the Granite State. Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire staff members and a mentoring match from the Lakes Region recently joined Gov. Chris ...

Professor denies misleading MIT

BOSTON (AP) – A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor is denying accusations that he misled the school about two $50,000 gifts he facilitated from Jeffrey Epstein in 2012, arguing that institute officials had “full knowledge” Epstein was the donor. In an online statement ...

Imprisoned N.H. tax evader ashamed wants divorce

CONCORD (AP) – A lawyer for a woman awaiting re-sentencing with her husband for holding U.S. marshals at bay from their fortress-like home in 2007 says she is ashamed of her actions and is seeking a divorce. Elaine Brown, now 78, was sentenced to 35 years in prison after the standoff at the ...

Ex-youth center counselor’s lawyer sees greed behind charges

CONCORD (AP) — An attorney for a man charged with repeatedly raping a teenage boy at New Hampshire’s state-run youth detention center in the 1990s said Friday the allegations are motivated by “money and greed.” Stephen Murphy, 50, was charged in July with 26 counts of rape. He and ...

Aldermanic Chamber to close for renovations

NASHUA – An estimated $135,000 will go to renovating the Aldermanic Chamber in Nashua City Hall, according to officials. Leaders said there have been no updates for about 20 years, but this is slated to change in February. A renovation project has been discussed by members of the Board of ...

With Honor

NASHUA – When Vietnam War veteran Kurt Cameron learned of an initiative Nashua city officials are implementing to honor warfighters, he immediately wanted to get involved. City leaders are partnering with militarytributebanners.org for the first time to display dozens of different banners in ...

Gabbard cautions of potential ‘hot war’ with Iran

GOFFSTOWN – Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, a member of Congress representing Hawaii, spoke Thursday during “Politics Unplugged: 2020” at Saint Anselm College’s Institute of Politics in Goffstown. The intimate setting provided a forum for Gabbard to discuss hot-button ...

N.H. leaders cheer as Senate passes new trade agreement

By CASEY JUNKINS With AP Dispatches NASHUA – U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, both D-N.H., joined 87 of their colleagues in Washington, D.C. on Thursday to approve the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement in hopes of helping to grow the economy. After the vote, Gov. Chris ...

‘13 before 13’

CAMPTON, New Hampshire – Boundless energy and a love of the outdoors has defined Alexandra Herr since she was little. In order to share her love of the outdoors and hiking with other children, Alex, 17, has completed her “13 Before 13” hiking project, earning the highest honor for a Girl ...

Agreement resolves local man’s charges

NASHUA – Former Nashua and Hudson resident Michael Cabot has agreed to serve two to four years in State Prison sentence in exchange for one of several guilty pleas he entered this week on a series of charges going back two years. The sentence, on which Cabot was granted 154 days of credit ...

Souhegan Valley Chamber hosts ‘mini’ expo for networking

MILFORD – Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce officials conducted their monthly Business After Hours social event on Wednesday night, while combining it with a “mini” expo, which provided several area businesses the opportunity to network and promote their companies. The event took place ...

Sanders and Warren seek advantage as crucial N.H. primary approaches

NASHUA – Perhaps, it was only a matter of time before liberal Democratic presidential contenders Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren engaged in a public disagreement. Both progressive members of the U.S. Senate advocate for: • Increasing federal spending by at least $20 trillion to fund ...

N.H. Senators ready for ‘Jury Duty’

In a dramatic procession across the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. late Wednesday, House Democrats carried the formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, setting the stage for only the third trial to remove a president in American history. Trump complained ...

Ban Hammer

CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire vape shop owners came out in force Wednesday against a proposal to ban flavored products, arguing it would force them out of business and harm the health of adult customers who will return to smoking. The Trump administration announced this month that it will ...

N.H. media work to defend First Amendment

CONCORD – Calling a bill unconstitutional, the New Hampshire media came out in force Wednesday to oppose legislation that would require them to immediately update criminal stories online whenever charges are dropped, or the defendant is acquitted. State Rep. Jack Flanagan, R-Brookline, the ...

Gyrocopter Crash

One person is injured after a gyrocopter crashed between the two runways at the Nashua Airport on Wednesday afternoon. A gyrocopter is a small, single-seat helicopter. According to Nashua Deputy Fire Chief Steve Buxton, rescuers found the pilot trapped in the aircraft. Officials extricated ...

City budget burdened by health care

NASHUA – Increasing health care costs seem to be a fact of life for virtually everyone these days, including Nashua city leaders. A special Budget Review Committee meeting is set for 7 p.m. today in the auditorium at City Hall, 229 Main St., for the purpose of discussing how health care ...

Two vacuum cleaners target of alleged thief

NASHUA – Released in December after six weeks in jail, Hooksett resident Christopher Bourget was arrested again Jan. 7 and released on bail. Now, Bourget is back in Valley Street jail, held on $2,500 cash or surety bail after yet another arrest, this one by Nashua police on Tuesday, ...

City pays $96K to former assessing employee

NASHUA – City officials agreed to pay former longtime Assessing Department employee Cheryl Walley nearly $100,000, including $50,000 for “emotional distress.” However, the agreement was short on details, as it omitted information about why Walley and two of her former superiors are ...

Warren and Sanders want to cancel student loan debt

NASHUA – Three out of four seniors graduating from New Hampshire colleges and universities face student loan debt, with the average amount owed being $34,415. The percentage of New Hampshire graduates saddled with student loan debt is the highest for all 50 states, according to OneClass.com. ...