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Judge chastises government for not producing census records

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge chastised government attorneys Monday for failing to produce documents that showed how the U.S. Census Bureau made its decision to cut short by a month the head count of every U.S. resident. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose told government ...

Biden assembles legal team ahead of divisive 2020 election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden is assembling a team of top lawyers in anticipation of court challenges to the election process that could ultimately determine who wins the race for the White House. Biden's presidential campaign says the legal war room will work to ensure that ...

State: Saint Gobain can’t delay smokestack upgrades

New Hampshire has denied a request from a chemical company blamed for contaminating drinking water with PFAS chemicals to delay installing smokestack upgrades that would address the problem. Saint-Gobain had argued the delays are necessary partly due to problems the company's suppliers and ...

Annual Kelly Mann Memorial fundraiser for Bridges goes ‘virtual’ this year

NASHUA – The 15th annual Kelly Mann Memorial 5K Run and 3K Walk, a fundraiser for Nashua-based Bridges: Domestic and Sexual Violence Support, is taking place this week in a new format, necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Rather than all participants gathering in one place and running or ...

N.H. elevates COVID-19 transmission in Strafford County; totals by school

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced the death of a Carroll County woman over age 60 Sunday and 44 new cases due to COVID-19. The community level transmission had already been raised from minimal to moderate in Manchester. Strafford County was added Sunday, ...

COVID-19 worries don’t cool voter enthusiasm

The 2020 state primary election is history and now it is on to the general election in what is expected to be one like no other. The battle between Democrats and Republicans will be fierce, probably vicious and one that takes no prisoners. But before moving on, the biggest story from the ...

Clock ticking on spending $1.25B federal COVID funds

CONCORD – Gov. Chris Sununu said he spoke directly with President Donald Trump about CARES Act funding and flexibility to use those funds in 2021, particularly as they relate to extending and improving broadband service across the state. During its regular Executive Council meeting Friday, ...

Greater Nashua Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Conference goes virtual

NASHUA – The city of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services (DPHCS) has officially rescheduled the 2020 Greater Nashua Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Conference. This free half-day, interactive conference will be held in a virtual format on Wednesday, September 30th from ...

Sally set to become hurricane and threaten U.S. Gulf Coast

WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) — Tropical Storm Sally slowed down Sunday as it churned northward toward the U.S. Gulf Coast, increasing the risk of heavy rain and dangerous storm surge before an expected strike as a Category 2 hurricane in southern Louisiana. "I know for a lot of people this storm ...

37 new COVID-19 cases, one new death Saturday

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 37 new positive test results for COVID-19 and one new death, a Hillsborough County woman over 60, on Saturday. There have now been 7,652 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under ...

Merrill remembered for his leadership and good humor

CONCORD – New Hampshire’s 77th governor, Stephen E. Merrill, was remembered Friday for his leadership, good humor, and for helping to define the Granite State and its advantage. More than 100 past and present state leaders – wearing masks and seated apart from each other on the State ...

Districts investigate explicit images during remote lessons

NASHUA (AP) — Students in two New Hampshire school districts were subjected to pornography and other inappropriate behavior during remote classes this week, authorities said. A teacher in Nashua reported a pornographic image being shown to the entire class during a remote lesson, Gregory ...

Kuster, Hassan discuss importance of electing women leaders

CONCORD – U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster was joined by Senator Maggie Hassan and 'A Seat At The Table' candidates to discuss women running for office in New Hampshire and the importance of electing women leaders. Kuster launched the 'A Seat At The Table' initiative to highlight a slate of New ...

Spartacus the serval cat found safe after escape from home

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — A 40-pound (18-kilogram) African serval cat named Spartacus has been found safe and sound after escaping from his home and spending days in the New Hampshire wild. The cat was "was trapped near its home and is in good health," Merrimack police posted on Facebook on ...

Rise barbershop continues to help those in recovery

NASHUA – Rise Barber Shop, located at 136 W. Pearl St., has been helping those in recovery for the past year, because the shop is owned and operated by those who have been there and know what it takes to get clean. Giving back to the community was something that Rise owner Craig Brewster ...

Nashua Public Library readies services for fall

NASHUA – With its hours adjusted and a new calendar of events ready just in time for fall, the Nashua Public Library has unveiled some fresh programs and a few favorites for library lovers who have missed going there during these past few months. Outreach and marketing librarian Carol Luers ...

Donchess, two others at City Hall test positive for COVID-19

NASHUA – Members of the Board of Aldermen took turns at Wednesday night’s meeting wishing Mayor Jim Donchess a speedy recovery, after he announced during his regular COVID-19 update that he is one of three City Hall employees who have tested positive for the virus. “So far, it’s much ...

Spillane’s hate speech on Facebook angers local politicians

NASHUA – On the heels of racist remarks posted on Facebook by New Hampshire state representative James Spillane, saying that “Black Lives Matter” signs on lawns are a green light to “burn and loot that house,” New Hampshire state representatives Latha Mangipudi and Laura Telerski, as ...