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My 2020 un-resolutions

Ah, the 2010s. Many memories. No evidence. It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since I didn’t become a better person. I, like many, look forward to the new year to have a fresh start on old habits. I like watching the ball drop on New Year’s Eve. It’s a nice reminder of ...

‘In The Fight’

MILFORD – As Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” careened through the speakers, 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts took the stage on Friday for a town hall-style event at the Hampshire Dome at Hampshire Hills Athletic Club and Event Center in Milford. Earlier ...

Humane Society recognizes Sununu

CONCORD – Officials with the New Hampshire chapter of the Humane Society of the U.S. on Thursday presented their 2019 Humane Legislative Leader of the Year Award to Gov. Chris Sununu. “Over the past year, Gov. Sununu has signed into law nearly a dozen new policies to protect animals in ...

CADD Day

NASHUA – Current and former Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) students joined at Nashua High School South on Thursday for the eighth annual CADD Alumni Day. Course instructor Lenny Harrison said the turnout this year was the largest since the event began, as 18 alumni returned to ...

Court rules police seizure violated rights

CONCORD (AP) – New Hampshire’s Supreme Court reversed a man’s drug conviction on Friday, saying his rights were violated when police seized him, and it also noted that race should be considered when judges analyze police encounters. The court found in favor of Ernest Jones, who appealed ...

Felony charges for allegedly damaging a car

NASHUA – Two Nashua women, ages 20 and 19, are due back in court later this month after their arrests this week on charges accusing them of scratching a vehicle then “covering it in paint,” police said. Alexis Geddes, 20, of 32 Blossom St., was arrested Tuesday, and Destiny Velazquez, ...

Ice Castles open in New Hampshire despite warm temperatures

NORTH WOODSTOCK (AP) – Organizers of annual hand-crafted ice castle sculptures in New Hampshire say the popular tourist attraction is opening Friday as planned, despite the warmer weather expected this weekend. The frozen attraction is located in six places across North America, including ...

Opioid overdoses down, fatalities up in 2019

NASHUA – American Medical Response Regional Director Chris Stawasz said a pair of economy chain motels in Nashua are “by far the two areas that we respond to most often for overdoses.” Overall, AMR’s 2019 year-end opioid overdose report for Nashua indicates mixed results. Nashua saw ...

Rivera re-sentenced to at least 11 more years in prison

NASHUA – Ernesto Rivera, the 54-year-old former Hudson man convicted on a slew of offenses in 2014 and sentenced to 33 years in State Prison, was re-sentenced Thursday on the same charges – minus two counts of armed career criminal, which were vacated last summer in light of a state Supreme ...

Dixville Notch

CONCORD (AP) – A tiny New Hampshire community whose tradition of being among the first to cast ballots for president in primaries and the general election was endangered now has enough people to go ahead, the town moderator said Thursday. “We’re all a go,” said Tom Tillotson, of ...

Lack of oversight in N.H. facilities

CONCORD (AP) – Children were restrained or secluded in New Hampshire’s residential treatment facilities more than 20,000 times in five years, according to a state watchdog office’s report released Thursday. The Office of the Child Advocate issued its report citing a lack of state ...

Caught: Three face various charges in Nashua and Merrimack

NASHUA – Amina Gordon, Shane Beals, and Clarkson Marcal face various and unrelated charges after their recent arrests. Gordon, 20, of New York City, faces four Class A felony allegations for attempted theft by deception, theft by deception, and two counts of identity fraud. At 5:44 p.m. ...

Democratic-controlled N.H. Legislature back to work

CONCORD – It did not take New Hampshire legislators long to dive into divisiveness upon their 2020 opening on Wednesday, as the Democratic-controlled House passed a so-called “red flag” law that would allow guns to be confiscated from those considered dangerous. The 201-176 vote on House ...

N.H. scholars speak on Iran

President Donald Trump’s decision to direct troops to kill Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani may have been influenced by U.S. military leaders, who reportedly told Trump Soleimani was responsible for the death of an American contractor two days earlier. That may have been what motivated ...

Nashua BOE members make spending plans

NASHUA – During the first Nashua Board of Education meeting of 2020 on Tuesday, members approved spending plans for $1 million of additional Operating Budget money that officials received as a result of the 2019 budget standoff involving Gov. Chris Sununu and the Democratic-controlled ...

Buttigieg plans $1 trillion for infrastructure

NASHUA – Representing a city with plenty of outdated roads, bridges, sidewalks and water lines, in addition to many buildings loaded with lead paint, Alderman-at-Large Ben Clemons believes Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan will provide some ...

Beyond $1,000: Yang broadens message

MERRIMACK – After putting $1,000 in the hands of every American each month and combating climate change, Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang on Wednesday told Merrimack voters that his next top priority would be universal health care. Yang said Americans are spending twice as much ...

$15 per hour approved by N.H. House

NASHUA – Arkansas, Missouri and West Virginia – which are considered “red states” because of the relatively strong support Republican President Donald Trump receives – require employers to exceed the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. New Hampshire, considered a state more ...