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Atkinson Celebrates 250: Border Dispute Helps Define Town Today

Atkinson Celebrates 250: Border Dispute Helps Define Town Today

Atkinson, N.H., historian Steven Lewis, tells the little known stories of the town. Atkinson, N.H., is celebrating its 250th anniversary with a variety of events between Thursday, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 4. To help give meaning to the festivities, WHAV presents a special series of little known facts about the town, heard on-air at

Former Andover Resident Pleads Guilty to Selling Fentanyl

Fentanyl in power form. (U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency photograph.) A former Andover resident pleaded guilty Tuesday to dealing in the deadly drug fentanyl. Rolando Sierra-Oyola, 30, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute, and possess with intent to distribute, fentanyl, at U.S. District Court in Concord, N.H., according to Acting U.S. Attorney John J. Farley. “This

Former Methuen Man Receives 8 Years in Prison for Drugs, Gun

A former Methuen man was sentenced Monday to eight years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute heroin, fentanyl and oxycodone and unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Juan Alexis Diaz Pena, 31, and Gonzalez Diaz, 34, formerly of Lawrence, previously pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to distribute

Methuen Students Learn About Breast Cancer with Rides in Pink Cruiser

Methuen Police Officers gave rides to students in the department’s pink cruiser, “Hope,” during the last weeks of school. (Courtesy photograph.) Methuen Police used its pink “Cruiser of Hope” to give students and parents rides to school during the final weeks of the school year. The pink cruiser was introduced a year ago to raise