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Officials investigate Thursday morning fire

NASHUA – City Fire Marshal Adam Pouliot said Thursday fire investigators and police detectives were in the process of locating people who may have information regarding the fire that damaged a vacant downtown apartment building Thursday morning. Flames were shooting from the second floor of ...

Bishop of Manchester issues Easter message

MANCHESTER – The Most Rev. Peter A. Libasci, Bishop of Manchester, on Thursday issued his annual Easter message to the Catholic faithful and all people of good will of New Hampshire. Published as a letter, the message states: “Dearly beloved sons and daughters of God: “St. Paul says, ...

Two charged in $1,500 heist of goods at Target on Amherst Street

NASHUA – Nicholas Ramalho and Melanie Blackwood face several charges related to their alleged heist of more than $1,500 worth of merchandise from the Target department store on Amherst Street. On April 1, store officials reported that someone stole a large quantity of merchandise from the ...

N.H. man convicted on drug charges

CONCORD – U.S. Attorney Scott Murray on Thursday said a federal jury found Bernard Lindsay, 41, of Concord, guilty of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, fentanyl, and methamphetamine. According to trial exhibits and witness testimony during the two-day jury trial, officials ...

Sununu negotiating contract with workers

CONCORD – Gov. Chris Sununu on Thursday expressed disappointment with developments regarding contract negotiations with state employees. “Although state employees have received two raises in the past 12 months, union leaders are refusing to negotiate and have walked away from the table on ...

Manchester man sentenced for robbery

CONCORD – Michael MacDonald, 29, of Manchester, was sentenced to 78 months for bank robbery, U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said. According to court documents and statements made in court, on May 31, MacDonald entered the Citizens Bank in the Hannaford Market on East Devine Drive in Manchester. ...

New studios on Court Street shaping up

NASHUA – A creative hub for the arts is taking shape at 14 Court St., with nine new studios for artists – now projected to rent for $125 per month – in the basement level of the historic structure, which already features the Liquid Therapy brewery. During the Tuesday Nashua Planning and ...

Vietnam vets share stories with students

MERRIMACK – High schoolers today are not even old enough to remember hijacked airplanes crashing into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, so it is only natural for them to know very little of the Vietnam War of the 1960s and 1970s. The Merrimack High School ...

Lending Library honors longtime Nashua teacher, Marilyn Martin

NASHUA – Young readers looking for more books to read will have the option of checking out one of more than 120 found at the new Martin Memorial Lending Library, located at the Arlington Street Community Center. Friends and family of Marilyn Martin, a longtime reading teacher at Dr. Norman ...

New stalking charge filed against Nashua woman

NASHUA – City resident Kelley Collins faces felony stalking charges after she allegedly engaged in a verbal altercation with a man she has been ordered to avoid. After listening to a prosecutor read records of at least two dozen arrests, convictions and court order violations on the ...

Assault suspect gets suspended jail time

NASHUA – In the five months since his arrest on numerous domestic violence-related offenses, Merrimack resident Angel Zamorano has been busy taking part in intervention programs and a host of other self-improvement courses, lawyers said in court Wednesday. “He’s been highly engaged in ...

Deal settles remaining Zieroff charges

MANCHESTER – Gregory Zieroff, the Hudson man imprisoned last week as part of a plea deal on domestic violence charges, has entered another plea agreement that settles the five charges that were pending in Hillsborough County Superior Court-North. Zieroff, 34, a construction worker who most ...

Crosswalk Improvement

A Nashua Street Department employee spends Wednesday working on one of the Main Street crosswalks. Soon, there will be a new signal beacon notifying cars of crossing pedestrians. While two workers cut and installed bricks around the foundation, the hope is that new lights, which will be ...

Family Loses Home, Pets in Fire

After a three-alarm fire took place at 3 a.m. Wednesday at 283 Greenville Road in New Ipswich, Leslie Griffin and members of her family search through the remains in hopes of salvaging what they can after the blaze. Griffin said all that remains are charred photos passed down from her ...

‘Start Up Nashua’ set for May 1-2 at Rivier

NASHUA – In celebration of Small Business Week, Nashua Innovation Center, the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce, the Center for Women & Enterprise and Rivier University are hosting a full-day conference for startups and established small businesses in the Greater Nashua area. The event ...

Gov. Sununu touts March job numbers

CONCORD – After the release of the March 2019 jobs report by New Hampshire Employment Security, which shows New Hampshire’s unemployment rate has remained steady at 2.4 percent, Gov. Chris Sununu issued a statement. “Not since 1988 has New Hampshire seen such a record-setting streak of ...

Shaheen and Hassan want loan forgiveness

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, both D-N.H., joined 13 colleagues in introducing legislation to overhaul the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. The What You Can Do for Your Country Act of 2019 would ensure that millions of teachers, social workers, ...

N.H. man gets 120 months in prison

CONCORD – Michael Bean, 33, of Loudon, was sentenced to 120 months in prison for conspiring with others to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray said. According to court documents and statements made in court, Bean and his girlfriend, Katie-Jo Waters, were members of a ...

Man facing deportation is denied pardon

CONCORD (AP) – A New Hampshire auto shop owner facing deportation to Lebanon for crimes committed 14 years ago has been denied a pardon that would have allowed him to remain in the country. Alain Ata, 34, came to the U.S. with his family at age 10. He spent several years in prison for a ...

WELD-ing his way to the presidency

NASHUA – Within a day of confirming his challenge to President Donald Trump for the 2020 Republican Party nomination, former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld dined on grilled cheese and chips in Nashua. “New Hampshire is special,” Weld said in acknowledging the Granite State’s ...