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'Untimely' death in Manchester under investigation, police say

A death investigation was underway at Nutt's Pond in Manchester. Manchester police said a man was found in the water shortly around 9:10 a.m. Tuesday morning. They are calling this an "untimely death,” but have not released any more details yet. This is a developing story. More information will...
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Jurors Acquit Man Accused in Motorcycle Crash That Killed 7, Including Former Haverhill Man

A jury Tuesday acquitted a man accused of crashing into and killing seven motorcyclists, including a former Haverhill man, in 2019 on a road in Randolph, N.H. Jurors cleared 26-year-old Volodymyr Zhukovskyy of seven counts each of manslaughter and negligent homicide and reckless conduct after his lawyers made the surprising claim former Haverhill resident and Jarheads Motorcycle Club leader Albert “Woody” Mazza Jr. was himself intoxicated.
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Filipe happy to be back with the Bruins

LYNNFIELD — Lynnfield native Matt Filipe re-signed with the Bruins this summer and will look to continue his journey to be called up to the NHL roster from Providence this upcoming season. “I could not be more excited to be back with the Bruins for another year. I learned...

ICE issues immigration detainer on Nashua stabbing suspect

NASHUA, N.H. — A man accused of fatally stabbing a Nashua woman is being held on an immigration detainer. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Miguel Ramirez, 25, illegally entered the U.S. and is a Honduras citizen. Ramirez is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Julie Graichen. ICE...

When it Comes to Haverhill Street Repaving, Public Works Chief Says Timing is Everything

The condition of many Haverhill city streets is frustrating drivers and possibly putting their safety at risk. City Councilor Joseph J. Bevilacqua presented photographs at Tuesday’s City Council meeting depicting the harsh conditions facing drivers on some of the roads undergoing repaving and other improvements. He said motorists are facing potholes and other obstacles on streets where repaving is being left unfinished.

Space Force officer justified in deadly New Boston shooting, review board says

NEW BOSTON, N.H. — An Air Force review board said a security officer was justified inshooting and killing a man at the New Boston Space Force station in May. The board said Michael Foley, 33, of Massachusetts, approached the station's gate with a knife and gun while making threatening gestures toward a contracted police officer.

Restored Civil War-Era Cannon Returns Home to Methuen Police

A restored Civil War cannon has taken up residence at the Methuen Police Station after sitting in storage for nearly a decade. Methuen Police Department’s curator of historical artifacts, Officer Aaron Little, his son Ben and retired Greater Lawrence Tech. lead auto body instructor Thomas Hatem delivered and carefully assembled the Civil War Model 1841, six-pounder field gun in the hallway of the Quinn Public Safety Building, just outside of Sanborn Hall.

In 21st Century Bedford, Farmer’s Helpers Flourish at Chip-In Farm

A cluster of third, fourth, and fifth graders chill on and around picnic tables, surrounded by a bucolic scene: fields and trees, a long red barn, a couple of sheds. Two miniature horses graze in a nearby enclosure; a pair of short-haired sheep frolic in their pasture; a farm cat ambles by. The soundtrack includes birds, crickets, the breeze, and muffled conversations of hundreds of free-range chickens.

Select Board cancels Special Town Meeting

Remember that August 29 Special Town Meeting, the one needed to approve the purchase of 173 and 183 Upton Street to protect the Silver Lake watershed?. The Select Board Tuesday called off the meeting after receiving an extension on the purchase and sale agreement, which was scheduled to expire before the October 25 Fall Town Meeting. With the extension, the town retains its right of first refusal on the property and moves to the fall meeting’s warrant.

Haverhill Police Relief Association Golf Tournament Friday Offers Mercedes-Benz for Hole-in-One

The Haverhill Police Relief Association presents chances to win a Mercedes-Benz and a Myrtle Beach Golf Trip for four during its 23rd Annual Golf Tournament Friday. The tournament features a four-person scramble format and begins Friday, Aug. 12, with registration and refreshments at 7:30 a.m., shotgun start at 8:30 and a buffet lunch, at Bradford Country Club, 201 Chadwick Road, Haverhill. Tickets are $125 per golfer pre-registered or $150 at the tournament and include cart, gift bag and lunch. For more information call Officer Eric MacKinnon at 978-373-1212, Ext. 1260, or email [email protected].

East Wing of City Hall closed Aug. 10 due to drainage issues: What you need to know

MANCHESTER, NH – The East Wing of City Hall will be closed August 10 due to drainage issues. City Clerk Finance Department Departments located in the West Wing of the building will remain open Wednesday. This includes. Tax Collector. Assessor’s Office. City Solicitor. Human Resources. Planning...

Peter Valentine, colorful artist, is reported dead; His home is a landmark, the city was his canvas

Peter Valentine, colorful artist, is reported dead; His home is a landmark, the city was his canvas. Peter Valentine, the artist and eccentric whose Cambridgeport home became a landmark for its bright colors and otherworldly wisdom, died Tuesday at his home, according to Michael Monestime, former executive director of the Central Square Business Improvement District.
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City Bans New Hampshire Church’s In-Home Prayer Meetings

In a zoning Catch-22, a small Christian congregation in Bedford, New Hampshire, is being told by local officials that because it got permission to add a meeting hall to a house it uses for church services, it has to stop using that house to host church services. The church is...