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Study links opioid use to mental health

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NASHUA – A new study published this week by Dartmouth-Hitchcock doctors links mental illness to the opioid addiction crisis, showing that more than half of all people obtaining opioid prescriptions have some form of mental health illness. “Adults with mental health disorders were more than ...

Direction of “Dusty” case could change

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CONCORD – Dusty Old Cars owner Stephan Condodemetraky could seek a plea agreement with prosecutors in the fraud and forgery case tied to his classic car business, according to court documents. Condodemetraky has pleaded not guilty to the 20 felonies lodged against him, but his case has been ...

Sept. sentencing set in store sex assault case

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NASHUA – Sentencing is scheduled in early September for Nashua businessman Abhishek Sachdev, who was found guilty June 9 of three of the nine sexual assault-related charges stemming from incidents with an intoxicated 18-year-old woman last year. A Superior Court jury convicted Sachdev, 32, ...

Data shows parkway not at capacity

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NASHUA – Data on the use of the Broad Street Parkway is expected to show an increase in the use of the new road connecting Nashua’s Millyard business sector to the Everett Turnpike. The parkway, opened in December 2015, is expected to see more use as the Millyard district begins to expand. ...

Fourth person arrested in alleged Merrimack retail scam

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MERRIMACK – A Massachusetts man has become the fourth person charged in connection with a scheme in which a former employee of a Merrimack Premium Outlets store allegedly sold merchandise to friends at a sharp discount or failed to scan the price tags, police said. Malik A. Malcolm, 20, of 26 ...

‘Global resolution’ reached in woman’s drug case

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NASHUA – A Superior Court judge agreed to attach a 12-month jail sentence to the term that Nashua resident Erika Barlow is currently serving, the result of a plea agreement reached by prosecutors and her attorney. Barlow, 26, most recently of 1 Pacific Blvd, will serve the newly imposed term ...

Group assesses town’s present, future

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WILTON – The Economic Development Committee has been trying to find solutions for the last year to several problems confronting the town. The group has been addressing several questions: â-  What image does the town want to project? â-  What groups of people does it want to ...

Normal solid waste operations will resume after holiday

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NASHUA – The Solid Waste Department will open as usual on Monday, July 3, but will close the following day to celebrate Independence Day. The Four Hills Landfill and Nashua Recycling Center will also close on the holiday, and there will be no collections at curbside. Normal operations ...

Safety officials warn of fireworks dangers, restrictions

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With Independence Day celebrations approaching, state safety officials hope residents who add permissible fireworks to their parties remember the three “B’s” for safe use: Be prepared, be safe and be responsible. The warnings come in advance of the July 4 holiday and its inherent use of ...

100-plus take part in Nashua’s Relay for Life

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An estimated 1.6 million Americans can expect a cancer diagnosis in 2017, including several thousand in New Hampshire. However, one Nashua event took place with a distinct purpose for those people and others previously diagnosed with cancer: they are not alone. For 12 hours on Saturday, The ...

Nashua’s ‘Tree Streets Block Party’ a hit

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On Saturday, April Torres saw her neighborhood became energized with musical entertainment, colorful vendor tents, a bounce house, friendly people serving a free lunch to residents and a skateboard competition. Torres was one of the inner-city residents who enjoyed the Tree Streets Block Party, ...

Nashua school board committee forwards cellphone policy

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NASHUA – A cellphone policy for administrators and district staff who need to be accessed in emergency situations has been approved by the Board of Education’s Policy Committee after months of revisions. The policy allows for those who qualify to receive either a monthly allowance or a ...

Final man in Texas trio sentenced in credit card fraud

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CONCORD – The third and final suspect in a recent credit card fraud scheme has been found guilty. Acting U.S. Attorney John J. Farley announced Friday that Francisco Tamayo Noguera, 36, of Austin, Texas, was found guilty by a jury of conspiracy to commit credit and debit card fraud, as well ...

Waldorf schools in Wilton to merge

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WILTON – They have been affiliated for 45 years, and now Pine Hill and High Mowing Waldorf schools are merging into one program. The move is expected to be completed in July. There are several advantages to the merger, board Secretary Patrick Gillam said. “All independent schools have ...

A 50th anniversary that’s golden — with sunshine

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Things like birthdays and anniversaries are meant to be celebrated, and not just by the birthday boy/girl or the happy couple. If you’re invited to such a celebration, it must mean the guests of honor like you. And if you go, it means you like the guests of honor. So presumably — if I can ...

Greater Nashua growers see changes to hay crop from last year

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Sean Trombly recalls an old saying about a wet May bringing a barn full of hay – and as far as the Milford farmer is concerned, it just may be true, but with a twist. Some area farmers have taken the first cutting of their hay crop, and Trombly, a longtime grower who tends land near Back ...