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Tradition Tree

NASHUA - For several years, Nashua resident Tom Cassin, 82, has followed the tradition of lighting up a large tree on his property each Christmas season, illuminating the intersection of Charlotte Street and Charlotte Avenue for the enjoyment of neighbors. He began this tradition more than 20 ...

Man convicted of murder denied parole for not having remorse

CONCORD (AP) – The New Hampshire Parole Board denied parole for a man convicted of murder after citing he showed no remorse for his crime and refused to accept responsibility. Clifford “Edgar” Avery Jr., 73, appeared before the parole board on Thursday for killing a Concord woman more ...

Hospital’s ‘cuddlers’ care for babies born exposed to drugs

CONCORD (AP) — Judy Buckley held the tiny infant, just two-weeks old, close to her chest. Swaddled in a pink-striped blanket, the baby girl let out a high-pitched cry. Buckley began to sing. “We’re off to see the wizard,” Buckley cooed, as the baby whimpered. “The wonderful Wizard ...

Ivy Leaguers get community service for disrupting game

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – Students from Harvard and Yale universities, along with others who staged a climate change protest on the field during last month’s football game between the Ivy League schools, were sentenced Friday to perform community service. Judge Philip Scarpellino of New ...

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Public may comment on police work NASHUA – A team of assessors for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., will arrive Monday to examine all aspects of the Nashua Police Department’s ability to meet the CALEA standards, which encompasses policy and procedures, ...

Sununu wants offshore wind farm

CONCORD – U.S. Department of Energy data show the Seabrook Station nuclear reactor provided 57% of the electricity generated in New Hampshire during 2018. Even carbon-heavy coal produced more electricity in New Hampshire than did wind in 2018. This could change in the new decade, however, ...

‘Deck The Hall(s)’

NASHUA – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Nashua City Hall after elementary school children helped hang ornaments during a Christmas tree lighting celebration on Thursday. This year’s theme showcases Nashua Community College’s upcoming 50th anniversary next year. College ...

‘Mayor Pete’ rocks Milford

MILFORD – The most recent New Hampshire Institute of Politics poll shows Pete Buttigieg of Indiana with a 10-point lead in the first-in-the-nation (#FITN) Democratic presidential primary race. However, not one to take fellow candidates such as Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and ...

Kuster blasts food stamp cuts

NASHUA – Hundreds, if not thousands, in Greater Nashua would go hungry on a daily basis if not for charities such as the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter and programs such as the United Way’s Meals Matter. Now, U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., is blasting a Trump administration plan to ...

Yang: ‘Rise of Machines’ will displace workers

NASHUA – $1,000 per month: Yes, Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang of New York wants to pay each American this amount at a price tag he estimates at $2.4 trillion per year. Some national polls show Yang leading the Democratic presidential race with voters under age 30, yet he ...

Marshals: Fugitive found, bitten by K-9

NASHUA – The last time Ronald Duby Jr. was arrested for violating requirements of the state’s sex offender registry, he was taken into custody without incident during a Saturday night karaoke contest at a pub in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. But when Nashua police caught up with him late ...

City continues snow removal days after storm

NASHUA – The first significant snowstorm of the season definitely packed a punch in southern New Hampshire, dumping 20 inches of snow for the entire days-long storm. The snow began to fall Sunday afternoon, and did not wrap up until Tuesday afternoon, meaning crews were out on the roads for ...

A Green Leaf

NASHUA – Mayor Jim Donchess received the city’s first all-electric vehicle Thursday afternoon in the form of a 2016 Nissan Leaf at a cost of $12,500. This car will replace his old Ford Fusion Hybrid, while further reducing carbon dioxide emissions. It will help him reduce his own carbon ...

Wanted Hudson man found hiding during motor vehicle stop

NASHUA – When a Hudson police officer stopped a car on Central Street for a defective brake light Wednesday afternoon, he said he soon recognized the two passengers as “known associates” of a man wanted on stalking and breach of bail charges. The officer then remembered seeing the same ...

Baseball dinner donations reach $1.8 million

MANCHESTER – Continuing the team’s holiday season tradition, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays Double-A affiliate), in partnership with the Ted Williams Museum, announced Thursday that the proceeds generated from the 2019 Granite State Baseball Dinner brought the event’s overall ...

Nashua resident contributes to record-breaking fundraiser for VNA Care

BOSTON – VNA Care, a nonprofit visiting nurse association, recently honored three health care leaders while raising a record-breaking $340,000 at its sold-out Heroes in Health Care Gala conducted at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston. The Gala is VNA Care’s signature fundraising event and has ...

Man ordered to jail after allegedly absconding court

NASHUA – A prosecutor told a Superior Court judge Thursday that $10,000 cash or surety bail “is warranted,” given Justin Sorrenty’s alleged lengthy history of failing to appear in court when ordered. Assistant County Attorney Brett Harpster supported his recommendation by pointing to ...

U.S. senator from California drops presidential bid

NASHUA – “I think Joe Biden would be a great running mate. As vice president, he’s proven that he knows how to do the job.” After her May 15 presidential campaign stop at Nashua’s Girls Inc., California’s Kamala Harris gave this response when asked about the possibility of her ...

Klobuchar campaigns in Milford

MILFORD – Heavy on new ideas, Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota on Tuesday hosted a meet and greet event at the Coworking House, 52 Nashua St. She prefaced her remarks by commenting on the earlier announcement that former Democratic presidential candidate Kamala ...

Local nonprofit agencies get a boost ahead of holiday season

NASHUA – In the aftermath of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday encourages generosity around the globe, as it is recognized as the world’s largest giving movement. On Tuesday, those representing nonprofit agencies in the community looked forward to raising funds to support ...