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Senate panel approves COVID-induced voting changes

CONCORD — Voting will be different this year with the coronavirus pandemic and state officials are taking steps to protect the health of voters and election workers. The Senate Election Law and Municipal Affairs Committee Thursday agreed 4-1 to temporarily change state law to expand absentee ...

Gerrymandering takes a narrow hit at Senate committee

CONCORD — An independent commission to redraw the state’s political boundaries was supported at a Senate committee meeting Thursday. Although similar to a bill last year that was recommended unanimously by the Senate Election Law and Municipal Affairs Committee, this year a partisan 3-2 ...

Defense blasts AG, seeks dismissal in Farmington double-homicide case

DOVER – Timothy Verrill’s defense blasted the state Attorney General’s Office Thursday for not only failing to turn over voluminous evidence before his double homicide trial ended in mistrial last fall, but also for failing to examine past homicide cases to determine what went wrong ...

Sununu: NASCAR’s a go in Loudon, bike Week in doubt, hotels at full capacity

CONCORD – As unemployment compensation requests continued to drop along with COVID-19 cases here, Gov. Chris Sununu announced that hotels can open to full capacity as of Monday and a new fund is being established to help provide financial relief for the self-employed. Applications for money ...

N.H. police need more diversity training, says standards director

CONCORD – Two hours of diversity training for each police recruit is not enough, John Scippa the director of NH Police Standards and Training told a new police accountability commission on Thursday. Scippa said the training should be an ongoing theme throughout officer’s ...

July target date for reopening Nashua City Hall

NASHUA - Following the July Fourth holiday weekend, Nashua City Hall could reopen with a certain number of people allowed inside at any one time. During Tuesday's Board of Aldermen meeting Mayor Jim Donchess touched upon this tentative plan, highlighting a target date to open city hall to a ...

Still no contract for Nashua firefighters

NASHUA – Nashua firefighters are still without a contract after it failed to pass during Tuesday's Board of Aldermen meeting. Although an amended version of the city's Fiscal Year 2021 budget was passed by members of the board, the long awaited contract with the fire department did not gain ...

Nashua division of public health encourages testing

NASHUA – The city's Division of Public Health and Community Services is looking to have clients come to the building next month by appointment only.  In the meantime, public health is encouraging people to get tested for COVID-19. During Wednesday's city press conference, Mayor Jim Donchess ...

Aviation Museum of NH Classic Car Show set for July 11

LONDONDERRY – Whether your ride is a gleaming roadster, awesome muscle car or a partially restored project vehicle, the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire welcomes its presence at its upcoming Classic Car Show. The annual event is scheduled for Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with a ...

Nashua Area Radio Society set for this weekend’s annual Field Day

NASHUA – Sixteen members of the Nashua Area Radio Society will be among some 35,000 amateur radio operators planning to participate in this weekend's annual Field Day – with a slight twist in format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of gathering on the grounds of Hudson Memorial ...

Driver charged with DWI, possessing drugs, guns, explosive device

NASHUA – When a police sergeant on patrol on Simon Street Tuesday afternoon noticed a car go off the road, across a lawn, through some brush and narrowly miss crashing into a tree, he naturally pulled the vehicle over to speak with the driver. The driver turned out to be James Colby, 37, of ...

Bedford man faces federal charges, allegedly records student in shower

CONCORD – A two-month investigation into allegations by a teenage foreign exchange student that his host installed hidden cameras to record him in the shower has culminated in the arrest of Bedford resident Matthew C. Dion. Dion, 48, who, according to Bedford property records lives at 51 ...

Nashua woman arrested after dog bite incident

MERRIMACK – A serious hand injury suffered by the owner of one of two dogs when he tried to break up a dog fight at a local dog park in February has led to the arrest of a Nashua woman on a rather unusual combination of charges. Samantha St. Onge, 35, who police say refused their requests ...

Downtown Nashua Irish pub open for business

NASHUA - With a little luck of the Irish, Matt Casey was able to open his Irish pub amidst the ongoing pandemic. COVID-19 has placed financial strain on people and businesses across the state, with some business owners even making the difficult decision to close up shop completely. Now, as ...

Sen. Hassan talks housing in age of COVID-19

Affordable housing has been an ongoing challenge in New Hampshire, even prior to the pandemic, but with the foreclosure and eviction moratorium ending soon, the shortage may become an even greater issue. On July 1, Gov. Chris Sununu's moratorium on foreclosure and eviction proceedings will be ...

Nashua’s St. Philip Church hosting ‘Greek Food Pop-Up’

NASHUA – St. Philip Church has come up with a way to help Greater Nashua Greek food lovers get through the next few months as they look forward to the rescheduled Greek Food Fest now taking place in October. It's called a "Greek Food Pop-up," a smaller version of the annual festival that ...

Sen. Shaheen checks out construction of new Nashua boat ramp

NASHUA – Although access to the Merrimack River is limited, the city will soon complete a project that improves people's ability to get out on the water. The new and improved Greeley Park Boat Ramp off Hills Ferry Road is about three weeks out from completion. On Monday, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen ...

Merrimack man charged with criminal threatening

MERRIMACK – A call asking police to check on the welfare of a woman who had reportedly been involved in an argument with a man she knows led to the arrest of the man, police said. Charles Boria, 32, was charged with one count of domestic-related criminal threatening, police said. He was ...

Sununu names Eddie Edwards, Ronelle Tshiela as police panel’s public members

CONCORD – Gov. Chris Sununu addressed members of the new Commission on Law Enforcement Accountability, Community, and Transparency Monday charging them to seek public input to improve policing practices in New Hampshire. The commission comes after several weeks of protests here and around ...