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Local man facing seven open cases

NASHUA – The focus at Justin Hall’s Superior Court bail hearing Wednesday was not on the relatively minor theft charge that placed him there, but on what needs to be done to return him to the sober, successful Adult Drug Court graduate he was three years ago. “I want him to get the help ...

Hassan, Collins introduce bill to help students

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a bipartisan effort to help rural communities thrive, U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., introduced The Success for Rural Students and Communities Act of 2020 on Wednesday. Their bipartisan bill would help rural students reach their higher ...

Downtown foot pursuit leads to warrant arrests for former Keene man

NASHUA – While Taylor Cahill, who was arrested on numerous charges Tuesday night in Nashua, may at some point be returned to the more familiar environment of Sullivan County, a Nashua Superior Court judge on Wednesday ordered him to be held locally for the time being. Ultimately, Judge ...

Nashua Transit System looking at cutbacks

NASHUA – With efficiency in mind, Nashua Transit System officials will likely eliminate a bus route plagued by low ridership. At 3 p.m. Jan. 15 in Room 208 of Nashua City Hall, 229 Main St., officials will conduct a public hearing concerning the elimination of the Downtown Connector route. ...

Another new year, another new Nashua BOE

NASHUA – Board of Education President Heather Raymond and Superintendent Jahmal Mosley hope for more productive meetings in the new school year. Still, new board members, who convened for the first time on Tuesday, face several challenges: • Reports of violent bullying at middle ...

Warren wants to invest millions in ‘green jobs’

NASHUA – $20 trillion for Medicare for All and $3 trillion for "green" jobs. These major spending plans espoused by Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts do not even count her strategies to provide free public college to everyone, cancel student loan debt for 42 ...

Nashua man gets 7 months

NASHUA – Karim Bin Rashid Ahmad, the Nashua man arrested in March on felony theft and burglary charges accusing him of entering an east side Nashua apartment and stealing cash and items worth $3,340, has reached a plea deal that includes amending the charges to misdemeanor offenses. Ahmad, ...

Hillsborough North grand jury indicts several local residents

MANCHESTER – A Merrimack man facing charges accusing him of hitting a woman with his truck and breaking her leg is among several Nashua area residents indicted by the Hillsborough County Superior Court-North grand jury for December. Jason Tweedy, 41, of 9 Pilgrim Ave., was indicted on one ...

Officials unveil plan to clean up Northeast’s Great Bay area

CONCORD (AP) — Federal officials announced a plan Tuesday to reduce pollution in one of the largest estuaries in the Northeast. In the draft Clean Water Permit for the Great Bay in New Hampshire, the Environmental Protection Agency calls for a dozen communities that ring the bay to reduce ...

Alienated Republicans endorsing Biden

NASHUA – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is racking up support from Republicans alienated by President Donald Trump ahead of New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation (#FITN) primary, as former U.S. Sen. Gordon Humphrey and former first lady Dorothy Peterson are endorsing ...

Offering Support

NASHUA – While campaigning in Electoral College battleground states such as Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan in 2016, now President Donald Trump directly blamed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) for the closure of steel mills and factories that once employed thousands. Trump ...

Battling the specter of high prescription drug prices

NASHUA – The pharmaceutical industry is profiting while nearly one-quarter of New Hampshire seniors have reported cutting out a prescribed drug due to its high cost, according to officials speaking at the Nashua Senior Activity Center on Monday. New Futures and New Hampshire Alliance for ...

Hudson man charged in shooting

NASHUA – Grant Degiacomo’s mother, clutching a folded piece of paper with handwritten notes, approached the judge during her son’s arraignment and bail hearing on Monday and asked if she could speak briefly. “I love my son ... I want what’s best for him,” she began. “But he ...

Local woman opts for jury trial

NASHUA – Charged in April with a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest, former Merrimack resident Julie Tomchak entered a not-guilty plea in Merrimack district court, but was later found guilty. Tomchak, 44, who also goes by Julie Baxter, was sentenced to seven days in jail, all suspended ...

Incumbents welcome new city officials at 110th inauguration

NASHUA – Mayor Jim Donchess began his fourth Inaugural Address Sunday with a blend of celebration and gratitude, congratulating new and incumbent officials “who have worked hard to get here” before expressing thanks to “our families” and “the 2,800 city employees who work every day ...

Hassan talks workforce partnerships

HUDSON – Training partnerships can benefit a business and its employees, and in recognizing the rapid pace in which the economy is changing work environments at many companies, U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., is working to expand upon such partnerships to both strengthen the workforce. In ...

Buttigieg hosts rally at Nashua Community College

NASHUA – “Mayor Pete,” isn’t mayor anymore – his official duties ended in December. But ramped-up by nearly 1,100 enthusi-astic members of the audience, the former chief executive of South Bend, Indiana, and Democratic presidential hopeful, Buttigieg delivered a powerful speech at a ...