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DPW unveiling veteran tribute program

NASHUA – As Veterans Day approaches, officials with the Nashua Division of Public Works are already looking ahead to next year with a unique program to honor veterans in the community. Officials will partner with militarytributebanners.org to display 20 different banners in 2020 to honor ...

Trump 2.0

CONCORD (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday added President Donald Trump’s name to the Republican primary ballot in New Hampshire, the state where he achieved his first victory of the 2016 campaign. Accompanied by Gov. Chris Sununu, Pence signed the paperwork and paid the $1,000 ...

Aviation Museum to honor 70th anniv. of Berlin Airlift

LONDONDERRY – Nashua native Ralph G. Dionne, a U.S. Air Force veteran who participated in the post-World War II Berlin Airlift, will share his experiences and answer questions Saturday as part of an Aviation Museum of New Hampshire program marking the 70th anniversary of the historic ...

Warren’s plan departs from ‘social insurance’

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said she has a plan to pay for “Medicare for All” without raising taxes on the middle class that departs from how the U.S. has traditionally financed bedrock social insurance programs. That might impact its political viability now and ...

Gaming facilities react to voters rejecting sports betting

NASHUA – There will be no sports gambling at brick and mortar facilities in the city of Nashua, at least not for now, because voters rejected the measure during the Tuesday Municipal Election. “I certainly think that there could of been more information made available to people,” ...

Sunset Heights Elementary School honors vets

NASHUA — With Veterans Day quickly approaching, students at Sunset Heights Elementary School have been learning about the importance of those who are being honored during the upcoming holiday. On Thursday afternoon, students were able to bring in a veteran from their lives to celebrate ...

AMR data shows opioid deaths have increased by 31%

NASHUA – American Medical Response data state deaths from fentanyl and other opioids in Nashua are up 31% from this time last year. “Death wise, I think we’re actually going to see a little bit of an uptick, which is something that we’re seeing across the country in larger communities ...

‘Meals for Kids’ program expands to local middle and elementary schools

NASHUA – The Meals for Kids program will address the needs of hungry students at a fifth school, after a Thursday ceremony at Sunset Heights Elementary School. Various officials gathered in the lobby of the Ward 7 elementary school to show their appreciation to those making this new ...

The word Trump had to hear: Investigations

WASHINGTON (AP) — There were three words President Donald Trump wanted to hear from the Ukraine president: Investigations, Biden, Clinton. That’s according to the transcript, released Thursday, of an impeachment inquiry interview with career State Department official George ...

New playground for New Searles Elementary

NASHUA — Eager preschool students at New Searles Elementary School stormed the grounds of their brand new playground Wednesday afternoon after the official ribbon was cut by Mayor Jim Donchess. The playground was built as a result of funding from Boston Billiard Club & Casino as well as ...

Man dies in West Hollis Street collision

NASHUA – When someone burst into Fotene’s Market around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday relaying the news that a person had just been hit by a car and was lying motionless in the road, store clerk Codie Jensen instinctively headed for the door. “I ran out ... someone was doing CPR, and someone was ...

Public Safety

NASHUA – Bill McKinney was selected as the International Code Council’s 2019 Excellence in Public Safety Award recipient last month. McKinney advocates for building safety, and has put in a lot of work to advance the International Codes in New Hampshire. Aside from being the building ...

Convicted and sentenced to prison term

NASHUA – Although a jury found him not guilty on 10 of the 11 assault-related charges on which he went to trial in August, the sole count on which David Vasquez-Larkin was convicted – felony domestic violence-related second-degree assault – brought a three and a half to seven-year State ...

Author educating kids

NASHUA — Not all superheroes wear capes, but some in former Nashua resident Brian Conley’s new novel “Invisible Capes: Cam Bam Conquers Cancer” do. “Invisible Capes: CamBam Conquers Cancer” follows the story of Conley’s 4-year-old nephew, Cameron, who was diagnosed with leukemia ...

Nashua woman arrested after traffic stop

MERRIMACK – Susan Hixon, 51, of Nashua, faces charges of operating after suspension and operating with a suspended registration. At 5 p.m. Tuesday, a Merrimack police officer conducted a traffic stop in the area of Tinker Road near Continental Boulevard. During the stop, a records check ...

Merrimack’s increase in school enrollment bringing problems with parking

MERRIMACK – Due to an upward trend in the district’s enrollment during the last few years, Merrimack High School is experiencing issues in fulfilling a high-demand for student parking spaces. During Monday’s school board meeting, Principal Sharon Putney and Assistant Principals Richard ...

News Digest

WWII vet, 100, on a ‘No Regrets Tour’ CONCORD (AP) – A 100-year-old World War II veteran is halfway to his goal of meeting the governors of all 50 states. Sidney Walton, of San Diego, met with Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire on Thursday. Walton also got a chance to meet with Vice ...

Board of Education gets five new members

NASHUA — Jennifer Bishop, Jessica Brown, Sharon Giglio, Sandra Ziehm and Paula Johnson will join the Nashua Board of Education as a result of the Tuesday Municipal Election. The five current board members who had seats up for election were Doris Hohensee and Howard Coffman, who joined the ...

Nashua voters reject sports betting; new BOA members elected

NASHUA – Those hoping to bet on the Super Bowl in February likely will not be able to do so at The River Casino & Sports Bar or Boston Billiard Club & Casino in Nashua because city voters on Tuesday rejected sports book retail locations. A narrow majority of those voting opposed ...

Service planned for 2 found in barrels decades ago

ALLENSTOWN (AP) — A graveside service is planned in New Hampshire for two suspected victims of a serial killer who were identified decades after their remains were discovered in a barrel in 1985. A public service is scheduled Saturday for Marlyse Honeychurch, 24, and 6-year-old daughter ...