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Hollis man allegedly points gun at officer

HOLLIS – Scott Lebaron, 63, of Hollis, faces a felony criminal threatening charge after he allegedly pointed a rifle at a police officer. According to police, officers responded to a residence on Silver Lake Road at about noon Monday to conduct a welfare check. Evidence at the scene ...

Sanders expands lead in UNH poll; Buttigieg surging

NASHUA — A poll released Monday showed Bernie Sanders expanding his lead in the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary race, while a plurality of respondents also name him the candidate with the best chance to defeat President Donald Trump in the general election next year. Meanwhile, ...

Hepatitis A clinic targets food service workers

NASHUA – As public health officials across the country work to spread awareness and combat the current hepatitis A outbreak, officials with the Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services are targeting a specific population this week: food service workers. The division is hosting ...

Teaming Up: Company works to mold an industry-to-school partnership

NASHUA – A team from Whelen Engineering, a company that designs and manufactures audio and visual warning equipment for automotive, aviation, and mass notification industries worldwide, has been working with the Nashua Technology Center’s Marine Robotics class to develop a mold that will ...

Family Fun Day on tap May 11 at Nashua High School South

NASHUA – Lil’ Iguana’s Family Fun Day will return to Nashua High School South next month, featuring Laser Tag, escape rooms, live stage shows and much more. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11, the high school, located at 36 Riverside St. in Nashua, will be packed with families for this ...

Nashua students visit NYC

NASHUA – Video production and broadcasting students took a trip to New York City earlier this month, an adventure offered to students every other year. While in the Big Apple, students worked on their film skills at the New York Film Academy, studied Hitchcock and Animation at the Paley ...

$5,000 Brodsky scholarship prize to be awarded

Some high School journalism students are up for the $5,000 Brodsky Prize, named after Jeffrey Brodsky, a former high school journalist who grew up in Manchester. Nearly 30 years ago, Brodsky was a student at Manchester’s Central High School and was serving as co-editor of the school’s ...

Meltzer arrested for indecent exposure

MERRIMACK – Ronald P. Meltzer, 36, of Weare, faces felony indecent exposure charges after he allegedly exposed his genitalia to a juvenile victim at least three separate times. According to Merrimack police, officers investigated Meltzer for indecent exposure, felonious sexual assault and ...

EARTH DAY: Farm owner: ‘A slow rise in springtime temps is good’

Erratic behavior is not constrained to humans. Mother Nature could have some snits of her own to deal out this spring. Locals may be holding their breath and their garden rakes in hopes of a season sans any blip of meteorologic violence. Shawn Jasper, commissioner of the New Hampshire ...

Woman charged in 2018 death of local man arrested in Nashua drug sweep

NASHUA – Jorjiana Rittenhour, one of five people Nashua police arrested late last week as part of an Operation Granite Shield drug sweep, had been out on bail in connection with the fatal shooting last summer of Nashua native Steven Asselin. Rittenhour, 33, whose address Nashua police list ...

Senior Summit: Mayor Donchess hosts discussion at Senior Activity Center

NASHUA – The city of Nashua and Mayor Jim Donchess hosted a summit on Saturday at the Senior Activity Center, discussing a variety of issues facing local residents. The Senior Summit focused on resources and services available to seniors in Nashua and offered attendees information ranging ...

Elizabeth Warren returns to N.H.

AMHERST – The home of New Hampshire State Sen. Shannon Chandley and Tom Silvia as of late has become a hot commodity for Democratic presidential candidates. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., hosted an intimate living-room-style conversation with area residents on Saturday. U.S. Sen. Cory ...

‘100 percent fossil free’

NASHUA – City leaders are throwing down the gauntlet in the battle against coal, oil and natural gas, as they plan to eventually operate all municipal buildings and vehicles with zero fossil fuels. Earth Day may not officially be until Monday, but Mayor Jim Donchess and other Nashua ...

United Way is raising funds for roses

NASHUA – Organizers with the United Way of Greater Nashua will deliver 100 dozen roses to local homeless and sheltered mothers to put smiles on their faces on Mother’s Day, May 12. The nonprofit is partnering with UPS Inc. to deliver a dozen roses to mothers involved with seven area ...

Nashua woman arrested in alleged knife attack

NASHUA – Kinsley Street resident Jaqueline Cortes-Montero faces felony assault charges related to her alleged knife attack on another woman. At about 1:30 a.m. March 31, officers reported to the area of 48 W. Hollis St. for a report of a knife assault. Detectives then furthered the ...