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Grant to bolster Merrimack River against floods, pollution

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A $250,000 federal grant aims to protect the Merrimack River, which provides drinking water to over 600,000 people. The grant will protect the river from climate change, pollution and development pressures in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, NHPR reported. According ...

Live hand grenades discovered at Hollis estate sale

HOLLIS – A customer digging through items looking for bargains at a residential estate sale Saturday made quite the unexpected find, according to police: A set of hand grenades. What's more, the grenades were live and still full of explosives, and could have exploded if not handled ...

More perilous phase ahead for Biden after his 1st 100 days

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden's presidency is entering a new and more perilous phase where he is almost certain to face stiffer Republican opposition and also have difficulty keeping Democrats united as he pushes for $4 trillion in additional spending on programs that have echoes of the New ...

NH Senate passes bill to make secret police list public

CONCORD (AP) – New Hampshire’s secret list of roughly 270 police officers with credibility issues would be made public under a bill passed last week by the state Senate. The so-called “Laurie list” tracks officers whose credibility may be called into question during a trial because of ...

Local real estate availability remains scarce

NASHUA – With urban dwellers looking for a piece of green, the real estate market in the Nashua and Milford areas is at a low and experts expect this trend to continue for some time. Bean Group realtor Barry Warhola said the inventory in Nashua is incredibly low and the home buying ...

Nashua Senior Activity Center offers May classes

NASHUA – It’s “Spring Fling” time at the Nashua Senior Activity Center, 70 Temple St., as the organization encourages its members – and non-members, too – to emerge from winter and get out of the house for a series of fun classes and activities in the month of May. Senior center ...

Nashua School of Gymnastics reaches regionals

NASHUA – Nashua School of Gymnastics, 30 Pond St., announced that Level 7 and 8 teams recently won state championship honors on April 16 and 6 of their 9 student athletes qualified for the regional finals, which will take place in Springfield, Massachusetts on May 1 and 2. When NSG owner ...

Gatherings’ Cynthia Dokmo anticipates busy season on heels of pandemic

MILFORD – After a year of some bookings being canceled due to the pandemic, Gatherings, an elegant space for social events located at the Colonel Shepherd House, 29 Mont Vernon St., is expecting a busy summer, said owner Cynthia Dokmo. “COVID really affected us,” she said. “We had ...

YMCA welcomes two new board members

NASHUA – The YMCA of Greater Nashua has announced that Anne M. Cushing of Amherst and Susan B. Whittemore of Pepperell have joined the Y’s Board of Directors. Cushing serves as director of consumer engagement at Stonyfield Organic, based in Londonderry, and Whittemore is vice president at ...

Hollis’ Todd Zingales builds ‘kit bashing’ with the toys of yesteryear

HOLLIS – Todd Zingales has taken his love for nostalgia and vintage G.I. Joes and brought it into the 21st century. Kit bashing or model bashing is a practice whereby a new scale model is created by taking pieces out of commercial kits. This can range from cars to robots to action figures ...

US approves high-dose opioid reversal nasal spray from Hikma

U.S. regulators on Friday approved the first high-dose nasal spray for reversing opioid overdoses. The Food and Drug Administration approved Hikma Pharmaceuticals' Kloxxado, a spray containing 8 milligrams of naloxone — double the highest dose currently available. Experts and patient ...

Formal start of final phase of Afghan pullout by US, NATO

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The final phase of ending America's "forever war" in Afghanistan after 20 years formally began Saturday, with the withdrawal of the last U.S. and NATO troops by the end of summer. President Joe Biden had set May 1 as the official start of the withdrawal of the ...

Associated Press Week in Photos for April 24-30

From priests holding palm fonds during a Palm Sunday procession in Jerusalem, to COVID-19 patients receiving oxygen inside a car provided by a Sikh house of worship in India, and a jockey riding his horse back to the barns ahead of the Kentucky Derby, this photo gallery highlights some of the ...

Giuliani search warrant resolved Justice Department dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The question of whether to serve a search warrant for Rudy Giuliani's records simmered inside the Justice Department in the waning months of the Trump administration, dividing officials in New York and Washington and remaining unresolved for a new leadership team to sort ...

Biden helps his Amtrak family celebrate its 50th anniversary

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Joe Biden didn't want to be anywhere else Friday than helping his Amtrak family celebrate 50 years on the rails. "I wouldn't have missed this for the world," he said at Amtrak's station in Philadelphia, where he used the occasion to plug his $2.3 trillion ...

Sununu: All state employees back at work stations by May 10, masks optional

CONCORD – While most state employees are already back at their desks, the remaining ones who have been working from home will be returning by May 10, Gov. Chris Sununu said Thursday at his weekly news conference. There is no mandate for state employees to wear masks when they return, but he ...

Arrest for DUI leads to fracas in the Hollis police booking room

HOLLIS – Stopped on Route 111 late Wednesday night, a man from Pepperell, Massachusetts, initially submitted to field sobriety tests when asked by the officer who pulled him over. But when Officer Lucas Ilges determined that the man, Shawn Straitiff, also reported as Sean Straitiff in the ...

Biden pitches tax plan in Georgia: Right that rich pay more

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — President Joe Biden took his pitch to Georgia Thursday night for $4 trillion in spending to rebuild the nation's aged infrastructure and vastly expand the federal social safety net, choosing a new political battleground to make his case that Americans want a more activist ...