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Hundreds flock to Greeley Park for 64th NAAA show

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NASHUA – A noticeable breeze and slightly lower humidity Sunday made for a fine day of viewing the work of some of the region’s top artists on the grounds of one of the top public parks around. The two-day show, which this year featured nearly 70 exhibitors from Greater Nashua and beyond, ...

Budget review to look at $28.5M bond

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NASHUA – The proposal to bond out $28.5 million to pay for a downtown performing arts center and the first phase of the Burke Street project is getting a hearing on Tuesday. The city’s Budget Review Committee is scheduled to take up the proposed bond at its Aug. 28 meeting at 7 p.m. in the ...

No can do: Merrimack’s “Cans for Kids” program ends

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Businesses, civic organizations and other entities with a focus on fundraising are invited to inquire about reviving in their towns a newly discontinued “Cans for Kids” aluminum beverage can recycling program, a Merrimack enterprise that generated some $70,000 in its lifetime of 29 ...

Woman jailed on bail-order violation

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NASHUA – Audra Lynn Schwoerer, the 51-year-old former Nashua woman in a long-running feud with the state Judiciary and family court system – and a history of arrests for violating restraining orders against members of her family – was charged again this month and jailed on $20,000 cash ...

Evidence missing in two Nashua cold cases

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NASHUA – Two open Nashua homicide investigations are missing all, or nearly all, physical evidence in these cases after the items were destroyed by the Nashua Police Department in the 1980s, according to documents obtained by The Telegraph. “It’s certainly a black eye for the ...

Gate City Brewfest draws 3,000 to Holman Stadium

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NASHUA – The fifth annual Gate City Brewfest and Wing Competition Saturday at Holman Stadium in Nashua drew some 3,000 visitors to the home of the Silver Knights baseball team. The event showcased frosted brewskies and many non-alcoholic beverages from 72 local and regional beermeisters. In ...

Bid for bridge, sidewalk project comes in high

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BROOKLINE – Town officials say the engineering bid for the construction of a sidewalk and pedestrian bridge in Brookline came in higher than anticipated. DeBois & King of Bedford agreed to take on the project for $89,472, which is $1,900 more than the town expected. Originally the ...

Nashua PD arrests four on drug charges

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NASHUA – The Nashua Police Department announced Friday that four individuals were charged with drug-related crimes. The suspects were arrested Wednesday, during a combined drug impact initiative between three divisions of the department. Officers say John Morris, 22, of 57 Vine St. Apt. B, ...

Coptic faith reaching out to Nashua

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Years after St. Francis Church on Chandler Street was closed and the building went dormant, a new faith community has been steadily growing at the Nashua historic site. The Rev. Kyrillos Gobran, a Coptic Orthodox priest, removes his shoes before approaching the altar inside the church, now home ...

Local officials react to Nazi vandalism at state GOP headquarters

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NASHUA – Local officials reacted with shock and disgust after Wednesday’s act of vandalism at New Hampshire’s Republican Party headquarters in Concord. Party adviser Patrick Hynes said staff members discovered the word “Nazis” spray-painted inside a hand-drawn heart on the rear of the ...

Islamic society to donate 200 backpacks

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NASHUA – The Islamic Society of Greater Nashua is giving away 200 backpacks filled with educational supplies. Organizers will distribute the backpacks from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday at the society’s facility, located at 5 Pine St. Extension, Unit 1C. The backpacks, free to any child in ...

PD busts Merrimack man’s alleged ‘retail crime enterprise’

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NASHUA – Police recently exposed an alleged scam that appears to have involved some sleight-of-hand with receipts and hidden merchandise at a local home- improvement store, resulting in the arrest of a 42-year-old Merrimack man. Lance Bellerose, of 274 Baboosic Lake Road, was arraigned this ...

Gov. Sununu revamps panel to strengthen animal cruelty laws

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WOLFEBORO – Two months after authorities said they rescued more than 80 sick dogs from a filthy mansion, Gov. Chris Sununu on Thursday revamped a state commission he hopes will help develop stronger animal cruelty laws. Christina Fay of Wolfeboro was charged in June with two counts of animal ...

Kuster talks saving the Affordable Care Act

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NASHUA – U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster is advocating for her plans to fix the Affordable Care Act, stopping in Nashua on Thursday to meet with health care professionals at the Lamprey Health Center. “The Affordable Care Act has made important progress in expanding access to health care and ...

Utility pole damaged in Hudson crash; major traffic backups ensue

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HUDSON – An older-model pickup truck crashed into a utility pole along Derry Road (Route 102) on Thursday, resulting in the arrest of the driver and forcing the closure of the major east-west route at the approach of the afternoon commute. Police said Amanda Ayer, 21, of Hudson was driving a ...

Mont Vernon celebrates its baseball pioneer

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MONT VERNON – Daniel Lucius “Doc” Adams was born in 1814 in Mont Vernon, eventually leaving the Souhegan Valley for greener pastures. If he didn’t, then Fenway Park may have a square instead of a diamond. A key figure in the early history of baseball, Adams graduated with a medical ...

Report: 161 deaths linked to synthetic opioids

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Opioids continue to kill in New Hampshire, according to the State’s medical examiner’s office. The report, released this week by the office, shows opioids accounted for about 86 percent of all overdose deaths so far in 2017, with 161 out of a total of 187 deaths linked to mostly synthetic ...

Recovery dash to raise vital funds for Phoenix House

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NASHUA – The third annual Dash for Recovery 5K will take place Sunday to benefit the Phoenix House. The event, offering runners a morning of healthy, outdoor recreation, opens its registration at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at Mine Falls Park. The race starts at 9 a.m. at nearby Stellos Stadium. ...

Survey of water users unsettling

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MERRIMACK – Hundreds of people in town are experiencing health problems linked to the pollution found in the town’s water, according to a survey conducted by the volunteer group, Merrimack Citizens for Clean Water. Laurene Allen, with the citizens organization, unveiled the results of her ...

Hollis energy project moving along

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HOLLIS – After several months of planning, construction is in full swing at Hollis Primary School and Hollis Upper Elementary School to make the buildings more energy efficient. Crews worked to remove a 6,000 gallon oil tank Wednesday and will install four 1,000 gallon tanks in its place. ...