Local/Regional News Digest


Man arrested after brief standoff with police NASHUA - A 35-year-old city man was arrested after a brief standoff with police late Tuesday. Brian D. St. Armand of 557 S. Main St. was arrested after he allegedly refused to cooperate with police who had responded to his residence after receiving a report from another person that he was threatening suicide with a firearm, Nashua police Sgt. Richard Widener said. About six police officers surrounded the residence and were forced to close a portion of Sout Main Street near Farmington Road, after receiving the report from a counselor at about 4:45 p.m., Widener said. After staging the perimeter around the residence, Widener said police at the scene were able to contact St. Armand by telephone, who initially cooperated with police and exited the residence at about 5:30 p.m. Upon leaving the residence however, Widener said St. Armand began swearing loudly and after allegedly refusing to quiet down was arrested for disorderly conduct. He was also charged with resisting arrest when he allegedly struggled with officers who were attempting to place handcuffs on him, Widener said. St. Armand did not appear to have access to any firearms at the residence, Widener said. St. Armand was being held at Nashua Police Department in lieu of $4,000 cash bail. MERRIMACK Well-child clinic schduled in town Any New Hampshire family without health insurance, that can’t afford its deductible, or whose insurance does not cover well-child care, may bring their children to Home Health & Hospice Care’s Child Health Clinic to receive the care. The clinic will be held Tuesday from noon-8 p.m. at the agency’s office at 80 Continental Blvd. At the clinic, infants and children from birth to age 18 can receive free physical examinations, immunizations, school and sports physicals, hearing, vision and speech screenings, nutritional counseling and assistance finding affordable dental care. Donations are accepted. Pre-registration is required by calling 882-2941 or 1-800-887-5973. Boat decals for 2004 available at clerk’s office Town Clerk/Tax Collector Diane Pollock recently announced that the 2004 boat decals are in and are now available at the town clerk’s office. Boat owners are encouraged to register their boats at the Town Hall as monies from registrations are retained locally. For information regarding boat registrations, please contact the town clerk’s office at 424-3651.
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