Mayor Donchess has proposed a partnership between Nashua and a private railroad company, Boston Surface Railroad Company (BSRC), to offer a passenger rail service.
Donchess says the service would come at no cost to the city, as it would be a public-private partnership. The commuter line would operate on a for-profit basis after it opens.
Last night, Tuesday, October 3, 2017, Vincent Bono, president of BSRC, called it a “first step” and said the city is not on the hook for any financial obligation other than to build its own station.  Click here for the article regarding last nights committee meeting.
As is stated in the article – there is no plan. It is currently being developed by BSRC.
Here is a link to the proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).  This MOU will terminate automatically on September 30, 2018. 361 days and counting.

Please find below the specific responsibilities of both BSRC and the City of Nashua as detailed by the Memorandum of Understanding.

BSRC Responsibilities under this MOU

BSRC shall undertake the following activities:

  • Develop and deliver a plan “The Plan” to establish, enhance or expand passenger rail services between the municipal jurisdictions of the other Parties and other geographically desirable points.
  • “The Plan” shall be agreed to by all parties. Should a party not agree to the Plan, that party shall no longer be bound by this agreement, with the exception of the Non-Disclosure terms of Section VIII.4.
  • Identify public and private funding sources required to implement The Plan.
  • Obtain all Federal Regulatory approval for The Plan.
  • Supply any applicable data to the National Transportation Database, and other Parties, required for the award of Formula Grant Funds.
  • Provide the other Parties with quarterly updates and financial status as requested.
  • Issue the other Parties each 1 percent of the overall Series A Common stock of BRSC, as requested by the other Parties and subject to all applicable laws, rules and regulations concerning the issuance of such stock.
  • Establish a Financial Oversite Committee of five members to oversee financial operations of The Plan, including one representative from each Party.
  • Appoint one member of the Financial Oversite Committee.
  • Work with all Parties to develop a permanent Agreement to memorialize the terms of this MOU.
Nashua Responsibilities under this MOU
Nashua shall use commercially reasonable efforts to undertake the following activities:
  • Appoint a member to the Financial Oversite Committee of BRSC.
  • Support the Parties in the promotion and development of the Plan.
  • Identify funding sources to support changes or additions to the Plan required by Nashua.
  • After receiving all necessary approvals, including but not limited to approval of the Nashua Board of Aldermen, provide BRSC with 90% of any BSRC generated Formula Grant Money collected based on BSRC’s fixed guideway miles or spend such revenue as directed by BSRC in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations concerning the receipt and expenditure of such funds.
  • Promote The Plan with public officials at State and Federal Levels.
  • Sponsor BSRC for any identified funding opportunities that would benefit or advance The Plan in NASHUA’S geographic area.
  • Work with all other Parties to develop a permanent Agreement to memorialize the terms of this MOU.


Nashua, NH- Mark Cookson for Alderman-At-Large ( announced today that Tyler Gouveia has been appointed as his re-election Campaign Manager. Tyler Gouveia comes to the team with a wealth of knowledge within politics, elections, and business.

Tyler Gouveia was born and raised in Nashua, NH where he currently lives in Ward 9. The 19-year-old Entrepreneur is the current Chief Executive Officer of T Town Sports, a sports multi-media company he founded while attending Nashua High School South. Tyler also attends Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts where he studies Public Relations and Broadcast Journalism.

Just this past year Tyler was named one of the New Hampshire Union Leader’s 40 up and coming leaders under the age of forty. Tyler has also gained campaign management skills and experience from being part of many municipal, gubernatorial, senatorial and presidential elections. Tyler most recently was part of Governor Chris Sununu’s gubernatorial campaign, Kelly Ayotte’s senatorial campaign, and Jim Donchess’s Mayoral Campaign. During all of these campaigns Tyler refined his process of how to run a strong and efficient grassroots campaign.

In a statement, Tyler said “I am honored to be named the Campaign Manager for Mark Cookson’s Alderman-At-Large re-election campaign. Mark has always done what is best for Nashua and I look forward to helping him maintain his seat in the Aldermanic Chamber.”

All follow-up questions can be asked directly to Tyler Gouveia, he can be contacted at (603)-809-8952 or at

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Tyler Gouveia


First in line at the Nashua City Clerk's Office to submit Petitions of Nomination for the Alderman-at-Large Special Election on June 23, 2015.

First in line at the Nashua City Clerk’s Office to submit Petitions of Nomination for the Alderman-at-Large Special Election on June 23, 2015.

It’s official!

This morning, at the City Clerk’s Office, I submitted my Petitions of Nomination for the Alderman-at-Large Special Election on June 23, 2015.

I wanted to thank all of you who have urged me to return to local government.  You have reached out to me and I am humbled by the outpouring of your support.  I look forward to, if given the opportunity, represent you and your needs at City Hall.

We have a great opportunity to do many great things for our City and I look forward to doing them with you and your support.

June 23, 2015 will be a critical day!

Bridge Closed: Baldwin St Bridge

On November 18, 2013, in Nashua, by Mark Cookson

Please be advised that the Baldwin Street Bridge is set to close on November 18, 2013. Construction will begin immediately on a two-lane bridge. The anticipated completion date of this project is Fall 2014.

During this time, traffic will be detoured to Amherst St. by way of Fairmount St. The police department has been made aware of the project and its effects. An officer will help to direct traffic during the initial stages of the detour, and traffic operations will be monitored.

Amherst Street School has also been notified and has already begun busing the children in the affected neighborhoods to school.

If you should have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call the Division of Public Works at 603-589-3140. The Division of Public Works appreciates your patience as we continue our work on the Broad Street Parkway.

2013 December property tax bills

On November 15, 2013, in Nashua, by Mark Cookson

The City has recently mailed the 2013 December property tax bills out. Most property owners should have received them on or about November 15, 2013. Anyone who has not received a bill is asked to contact the Tax Office (589-3190). We will promptly provide you with a duplicate copy.

To avoid a short wait in line, Taxpayers are encouraged to use the mail in service. A paid receipt will be returned in your self-addressed stamped envelope once the collection season has passed. A cancelled check or mortgage statement will also suffice as a receipt for federal tax purposes.

Payments to the City must be postmarked December 17, 2013 in order to avoid the accrual of 12% interest thereafter. The Real Estate Tax Rate for the calendar year 2013 was set at $23.50 per thousand.

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