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Nashua Mayor to Focus on Development, Infrastructure

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Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess says the city needs to focus on housing, green energy, and infrastructure to attract more young people.

In his State of the City address on Tuesday night, Donchess said his office is helping to convert the former railyard downtown into the 'Rail Yard District' with 150 housing units.

He said the 500-700 seat performing arts center in downtown Nashua should be up and running within two years.

And he touted the city’s green initiatives, including cutting energy use in city buildings by 30 percent from 2011-2016, and rolling out electric hybrid buses.

He’s now asking for money in the city budget for a full-time city energy manager to oversee new energy-saving initiatives.

Sarah Gibson joined NHPR's newsroom in 2018. She reports on education and demographics.
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