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‘The Revolving Door’

By ADAM URQUHART Staff Writer NASHUA – As fentanyl, heroin and opioids continue crippling New Hampshire, Gov. Chris Sununu stopped by GH Recovery Solutions to see firsthand what is happening on the frontlines in addressing the battle against addiction. “What happens in Nashua is so ...

Police arrest hit-and-run crash suspect

NASHUA – When Hudson police identified Paul Johnson as the chief suspect in a hit-and-run crash that slightly injured a child on Oct. 17, he allegedly told them he’d meet them at police headquarters after they eventually reached him by phone. But Johnson, a 32-year-old Nashua man whose ...

Counselor placed on ‘removal status’ after arrest

HUDSON – School district officials said Thursday they have placed middle school counselor Charles Donnelly on “removal status,” citing his arrest Monday on allegations he sexually assaulted his wife. District spokeswoman Teresa Wolf, on behalf of Superintendent of Schools Lawrence ...

Nashua police arrest habitual offender after short pursuit in mobile home park

NASHUA – The circumstances surrounding the arrest Wednesday night of Jaime Flores, a former Lowell, Massachusetts man living in Nashua, lack the “clear and convincing evidence” of dangerousness the court needs to find to send Flores, his attorney argued in court Thursday. No police ...

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$800K to fight human trafficking in N.H. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thursday, U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, along with U.S. Reps. Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas, all D-N.H., announced nearly $800,000 in federal funds to combat human trafficking in New Hampshire. “Human trafficking ...

Members of Congress want answers on Border Patrol activity

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wednesday, several members of Congress representing New England sent a letter to the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), calling on the agency to provide information on the use of temporary highway checkpoints in northern New England over the past year. U.S. Sens. Jeanne ...

Hassan aims to aid teens on route to college

NASHUA – Getting an early start on college is becoming more popular among high school students in Nashua, and U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., is looking to expand opportunities for students to earn college credits ahead of time. Recently, she and U.S. Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., introduced a ...

Cards Count

HOLLIS – “Dear Warrior, I can play outside with my friends because you are brave. I can eat dinner with my family because you are courageous. And I can sleep safely in my bed at night because you are my hero.” A child penned that powerful message in a holiday card that flowed in among ...

Felony sex assault alleged

NASHUA – U.S. Marine Cpl. Charles Donnelly, a Hudson middle school counselor and veteran of the War in Afghanistan seriously wounded by an improvised explosive device (IED) in 2011, stood before a Superior Court judge Tuesday in his first court appearance since his arrest Monday on felony sex ...

NBT Bank promotes two

NORWICH, New York – NBT Bancorp Inc. President and CEO John Watt Jr. announced that John Moran has been appointed as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Moran will serve on NBT’s Executive Management Team and will be based at the company’s headquarters. He brings 17 ...

DPW seeking $10 million

NASHUA – Officials with the Nashua Division of Public Works hope to have a new office facility constructed at the Nashua Four Hills Landfill sometime by 2022 due to “squalor-like conditions” at its current buildings, but a bond for $6 million must first be approved. “We’ve outgrown ...

Governor names new head of Massachusettes State Police

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday named a new head of the embattled Massachusetts State Police as the agency works to regain the public trust. Lt. Col. Christopher Mason will replace Col. Kerry Gilpin, who announced last week she is retiring as state police ...

Mental Health Court making a difference

NASHUA – The city’s Mental Health Court is working to reduce recidivism while also saving taxpayers’ money by providing participants with an alternative to incarceration. The Community Connections Mental Health Court in Nashua has been in existence since 2006. In that time, the ...

Eversource earns $319 million

BOSTON – Eversource Energy earned $319 million from July 1 to Sept. 30, reflecting an increase from the $289.4 million the utility provider generated during the same three-month quarter in 2018. Put another way, the company made about $30 million more in the 2019 third quarter as compared ...

Luk’s Bar to host fundraiser

HUDSON – As the team of volunteers behind The Jenny Fund gears up for December’s third annual “fun’raiser,” the owners of a new Hudson restaurant called Luk’s Bar & Grill are joining the cause with a week-long fundraiser next week. Chris Normandin, an owner of Luk’s, which ...

Women in STEM Day

NASHUA – Hoping to grow interest in science, technology, engineering and math, Nashua School District officials recruited roughly 100 girls from the city’s middle and high schools for the annual Women in STEM Day on Tuesday. Despite these career fields tending to be dominated by men, ...

Main Street Money: Time to sell?

Every day, people come into our office and ask what we recommend they do with their investments. It’s a difficult question to answer, as my crystal ball is on the fritz. The conversation will usually go something like this. Me: “How are you feeling about your investments right ...