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Laurette Lafleur Marquis

Laurette Lafleur Marquis, 84, a lifelong resident of the Hudson and Nashua, NH area, passed away peacefully on February 19, 2017 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA after a period of declining health. She was born in Hudson on July 13, 1932, the daughter of the late Alfred and Loretta ...

‘Dying in Vein’

Editor’s Note: Kathy MacKay and Stacy Milbouer are former Telegraph employees. This year marks 20 years since Kathy MacKay’s husband, David, died of AIDS after infusing his blood with FDA-approved hemophiliac medication tainted with HIV. When they married in 1987, MacKay knew her husband ...

Overdose drug cost up 600%

NASHUA – Questions are being raised about the 600 percent cost spike for one of the devices that delivers naloxone, the drug that can stop opioid-related overdoses. “I’m very concerned about this astronomical price increase, and will work with my colleagues to ensure that naloxone and ...

Authority stays, rail funds go

NASHUA – Local advocates of bringing commuter rail to Nashua had a mixed week, with a big victory in keeping the New Hampshire Rail Authority a going concern, but losing out on $4 million in funding to complete the rail feasibility study. Nashua Rep. Michael O’Brien, a Democrat, said the ...

DCYF needs new direction

Every year, various studies, audits and reports on state services are released in New Hampshire, and most see a day or two of press coverage before they are filed on a shelf in the state library. But the Center for the Support of Families report on DCYF – the Division of Children, Youth and ...

We need to address climate change now

I salute the Nashua Telegraph for the top fold of the Jan. 29 edition about environmental changes impacting New Hampshire. The Telegraph’s articles on current scientific research is exemplary. During a recent Sunday, I pulled my paper out of the box and expected to see dismal reports of the ...

Enough with the voter fraud claims

President Donald Trump has used Twiter to make accusations, and recently indicated voter fraud in New Hampshire. No evidence was given, but if he had evidence to support his tweet, than that evidence should have been channeled to the proper judicial people to investigate and bring out the ...

There’s no clear path for Celtics

Having now endured the droning debate on whether the Celtics should have wheeled a deal at the trade deadline, this much is chronically murky: There is absolutely no clear path to building an NBA championship-caliber team. On one side of the philosophical divide are those who believe the ...

Next stop: Providence

NASHUA – Four Greater Nashua wrestlers navigated their way to the final bout of the Meet of Champions at Nashua South on Saturday. They will all seek better results at the New England Championships starting Friday in Providence, R.I. Nashua North senior Wayne Nolette was looking for his ...

South-Pelham has final word

NASHUA – The one thing about a Nashua North-South hockey game, even with Souhegan and Pelham along for the ride, is that it’s never dull. The two teams certainly didn’t disappoint on Saturday at Conway Arena in their season finale, as South-Pelham rode Matt Diprizio’s hat trick en route ...

KidSports

BASKETBALL Nashua Catholic hoop teams each place 1st The Nashua Catholic boys and girls basketball teams both won first place in the recent New Hampshire Catholic Schools Basketball Tournament. The boys team, led by coach Paul Williams, defeated Presentation of Mary Academy, 54-49 in the finals ...

Residents to decide on river walk

WILTON – Creating a pedestrian walk along the Souhegan River behind the Main Street stores has been proposed many times over the years, from the Main Street Association to a high school girl who used it as a science project. While many people have liked the idea, it never happened for reasons ...

Wilton budget may increase

WILTON – The proposed town operating budget is up about 4.3 percent, and a variety of capital projects bring the total to about 10.7 percent. Since the selectmen haven’t yet made decisions concerning the use of town surplus, they didn’t offer how it would affect the tax rate. About 20 ...

Winter parking ban would resolve problems after storms

MILFORD – When plow drivers tackle snow-filled streets after a storm, snow and ice aren’t the only challenges. A big problem is parked cars that get in the way of the plows. Department of Public Works Director Rick Riendeau told selectmen last week that the town might want to restore the ...

Stanley J. Yanuskevich

Stanley Joseph Yanuskevich “Tanny”, 92, of Nashua, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on December 21, 1924 in Nashua, NH, the son of the late Joseph Yanuskevich and Julia (Legatavich) Yanuskevich. Stanley recently resided at the Veterans ...

Library Happenings

EDITOR’S NOTE: Library items are submitted by the libraries and are only lightly edited. NASHUA Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., 589-4600, carol.eyman@nashualibrary.org, nashualibrary.org. Kids programs VACATION WEEK FUN FOR KIDS AT THE LIBRARY Come to the Children’s Room at the Nashua ...

Not licensed as a day care

NASHUA – The Ash Street home where a 15-month-old boy died Wednesday was an unlicensed day care business, according to the state. Representatives with the New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services stated Friday the home has never been licensed to be a day care center, although ...

Driver in fatal ID’d, indicted

MANCHESTER – Lyndeborough resident Grace Wight, the teenage driver police declined to identify in the months following the July 15 auto-pedestrian crash that claimed the life of 60-year-old Debess Rogers, was indicted this week on three charges, including two felonies, stemming from the ...

Mass. man arrested on multiple charges

NASHUA – A Massachusetts man with a hidden handgun in his vehicle was arrested Thursday on multiple felony-level drug charges, Nashua police said. Officers said Ruben Gomez, 32, of 74 Ferry St., Lawrence, was charged with these felonies: Two counts of selling cocaine. One count of possession ...

Kindergarten readiness is key

HOLLIS – Hollis Preschool has been serving local families for more than 60 years, with new emphasis placed on helping children transition from preschool to kindergarten and beyond. “This is where the kindergarten readiness program comes from,” said Lindsay Silvestri, school co-director ...