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$1 million ticket sold in Nashua; Mega Millions pot grows | New Hampshire

A sign displays the jackpot for Mega Millions as customers buy lottery tickets in midtown Manhattan in New York, Oct. 19, 2018.(REUTERS/Mike Sugar)

UNION LEADER - 2018-10-20 19:47:00

Columbia Gas Says It Has Paid Out $19.8M In Merrimack Valley

ANDOVER, MA -- Columbia Gas of Massachusetts released claims statistcs Friday showing it has paid out $19.8 million to residents and businesses in Andover, Lawrence and North Andover that were impacted by the Sept. 13 gas explosions. To date, the company has received 20,831 claims, with 71.9% of tho

PATCH - 2018-10-20 15:54:21

5 things to do this weekend

The 36th annual Essex ClamFest takes placeSaturday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with chowder tasting from noon to 2 p.m. at Shepard Memorial Park, 24 Martin St. in Essex. (Rain date: Oct. 21). The free festival features entertainment, an arts and crafts area, vendors, a Lions Club food pavilion.

GLOUCESTER DAILY TIMES - 2018-10-19 17:14:43

National Weather Service Releases Winter 2019 Forecast For MA

The National Weather Service announced its annual winter outlook this week, saying that Massachusetts will likely receive average amounts of precipitation. Whether it's snow, slush, or freezing rain, it'll come per usual.

PATCH - 2018-10-20 15:14:12

Meth on rise: As city battles opioid epidemic, methamphetamine use increasing

Staff photo by Adam Urquhart The Revive Recovery Center in Nashua. Workers at the center have seen an uptick in members of the substance use disorder community turning to methamphetamine. Whatever a user’s reason may be for choosing meth, these coaches along with those at the Nashua Division of Publ

NASHUA TELEGRAPH - 2018-10-20 00:00:00

Action urged on sewage spills into Merrimack River

NEWBURYPORT — The problem might not always be visible, but with every rain storm the Merrimack River is becoming increasingly polluted with millions of gallons of raw sewage dumped by water treatment plants upriver. On Thursday night, a crowd of residents and local public officials gathered in City

NEWBURYPORT DAILY NEWS - 2018-10-20 07:00:00

Merrimack shuts out BU for the first time in program history

NORTH ANDOVER — Craig Pantano was once again at his best. The Merrimack junior goaltender stopped all 34 shots he faced as Merrimack beat Boston University, 4-0, last night at Lawler Arena.

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2018-10-21 05:00:00

Top 5 things to do this weekend

There will be a number of rescues present, along with food trucks, craft vendors, kids' games, a silent auction, a costume parade of pets, a pet trick or treat, the Roller Derby Vixens and pet bakeries.

DAILY ITEM - 2018-10-19 21:31:37

Woman convicted in fatal Allenstown crash violates probation, again

Nearly two years ago, Jordan Heath, 27, of Pembroke pleaded guilty to vehicular assault in Merrimack County Superior Court for texting at the time of the crash in Allenstown that killed Michael Phelps, who previously taught at Rundlett Middle School and Concord High. Since then, she has tested posit

CONCORD MONITOR - 2018-10-19 16:31:27

Body of missing diver recovered off Nahant

The Coast Guard tells Boston 25 News that a call came in around 10 a.m. Saturday for an "overdue diver" roughly one mile south of Nahant. The captain of charter boat Keepah said the 37-year-old diver did not surface when expected. Search boats were launched, as well as air crews and the State Police

BOSTON 25 NEWS - 2018-10-20 17:12:30

State trooper stabbed, driver shot after chase ends in New Salem

An 18-year-old New Hampshire man was shot after he allegedly stabbed a Massachusetts State Police trooper numerous times at the end of a lengthy pursuit that started in New Hampshire and ended in New Salem, Massachusetts, on Friday afternoon, authorities said.The man, a Manchester resident who polic

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-10-19 21:51:37

A local’s guide to ‘Hocus Pocus,’ 25 years later

It’s been 25 years since “Hocus Pocus,” the lighthearted Disney live-action classic about three ancient witches who are magically transported to modern-day Salem and the kids who must fight them off, first hit theaters. To celebrate, Freeform is airing a two-hour“Hocus Pocus” reunion specialthis Sat

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-10-19 20:36:48

Life goes on in Lawrence, amid inconveniences and disruptions - The Boston Globe

With no heating since the Columbia Gas catastrophe, Sanchez, her son, and two grandchildren moved into an encampment of trailers for displaced families in a Lawrence park.

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-10-20 00:00:00

$650K Merrimack Custom 3-Bed Built This Year

MERRIMACK, NH -- One of Merrimack's newest homes on the market is a $649,900 three-bedroom contemporary residence built this year. The home, listed Wednesday, has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and sits on 1.5 acres. Learn more from realtor.com:

PATCH - 2018-10-19 19:45:51

New Boston man facing methamphetamine charge after arrest at Manchester Community College | New Hampshire

Benjamin Avery, 23, was charged with possession of a controlled drug about 12:55 a.m. after police said they found a small glass vial filled with what is believed to be methamphetamine in his pocket during a search.


Milford: 5 Nearby Rentals Now Available

MILFORD, NH — Looking for some fresh digs, but not totally prepared to buy or commit long-term? The Milford area has some great new rental properties that could be your best bet.


Nashua Drug Sweep Nets 9 Arrests

NASHUA, NH -- The latest Nashua police drug sweep this week netted nine arrests. The sweep was conducted under the "Granite Shield" program, a state-funded initiative targeting criminal opioid distribution. The mugshots of the nine individuals can be found above.


Four months after sister sent to prison for abuse, Epping man gets 18-40 years for drug trafficking | New Hampshire

James R. Castine, 25, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to several drug charges in Rockingham County Superior Court.


Locked out National Grid workers to assist in Merrimack Valley

No Published CaptionSun staff photos can be ordered by visiting ourSmugMugsite.By Colin A. YoungSTATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICEBOSTON -- As union leadership continues to call out what it says are dangerous gas leaks in National Grid territory, gas workers locked out of their jobs by the company amid a long


Merrimack man faces multiple charges after incident

The officer noticed signs of impairment on the man. After sobriety tests, the officer arrested the man for operating a vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs.The man was identified as Jared Bisset, 29, of 33 Brieann Drive, Merrimack.During an inventory of his vehicle, an assortm