Nashua - Nashuatelegraph.com | Web Feeds http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/feeds/topics/nashua Daily news from The Telegraph of Nashua en-us pkincade@nashuatelegraph.com onlineeditor@nh.com Nashua Adult Learning Center holding Community Resource Expo http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/1049951-478/nashua-adult-learning-center-holding-community-resource.html NASHUA – The Nashua Adult Learning Center will hold its annual Community Resource Expo from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, and 10:30 a.m.-noon Friday, Oct. 31, at 4 Lake St. The expo began as a way to connect the students with resources in the community such as housing, health care and job placement. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:00:33 EST Harbor Homes in Nashua provides housing for 38 in need http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/charity/1049952-478/harbor-homes-in-nashua-provides-housing-for.html NASHUA – Harbor Homes, a member of the Partnership for Successful Living, announced its success in providing permanent housing and supportive services to an additional 38 chronically homeless individuals and families, eight of whom are veterans, and anticipate two more to be housed in the  coming days. A safe and secure roof over the heads of our most vulnerable neighbors has been made possible by the agency’s Ending Homelessness Fund. The fund’s mission, initiated in January by a small group of concerned citizens, is to raise the funds necessary to permanently house and maintain the chronically homeless in Greater Nashua in an attempt to bridge the gap from the amount of funds allocated by the federal government. Since January, the fund has raised close to $125,000 in pursuit of its $200,000 year-end goal. Time is running out, and the fund must raise about $75,000 in just a few weeks to allow Harbor Homes to house all of the remaining chronically homeless individuals and families in the Nashua area. “Chronically homeless” is defined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development as “either an unaccompanied homeless individual with a disabling condition who has been continuously homeless for a year or more or an unaccompanied individual who has had a least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years.” These men and women are our most desperate and difficult to place in housing. They require the highest level of public resources, often have life-threatening medical needs and their mortality rate is two to three times higher than the general population. Substantiated reports have indicated that this group comprises the highest users of costly hospital-based acute care and concluded that placing individuals and families in supportive housing can lead to improved health care costs, especially when frequent users of health services are targeted. Gifts of any size are respectfully requested. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:00:36 EST CrossFit Nashua holds fundraiser for Cure With Hope http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/charity/1049954-478/crossfit-nashua-holds-fundraiser-for-cure-with.html NASHUA – CrossFit Nashua and CrossFit Ad Finem of Manchester came together Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Nashua facility at 106 Perimeter Road to hold the second Fight With Hope, a fundraising event for Cure with Hope. Cure With Hope is a charity created by the late Rebecca Rose Tabat. The event included an award competition, raffle prizes, massages and a Cure With Hope information table. It raised more than $2,600 for Cure With Hope. More than 80 people registered and competed in three categories. Level 1 was for beginners or those who had never done CrossFit, Level 2 was for the average CrossFit athlete and Level 3 was for people who could handle more of a challenge. CrossFit is a mix of aerobic exercise, gymnastics (body weight exercises) and Olympic weightlifting. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:00:44 EST Nashua dentist helps create chemistry lab at Academy for Science and Design http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/education/1049955-478/nashua-dentist-helps-create-chemistry-lab-at.html NASHUA – Scott F. Bobbitt marked the celebration of his 25 years as a family dentist by establishing a community partnership with the Academy for Science and Design charter school. Last year, ASD reached out for community partners to support its science, technology, engineering and mathematics education mission, stating its need for a full and properly fitted chemistry lab for its students. The call was answered by Bobbitt, DMD, MAGD, DICOI, of Nashua, who made a $30,000 donation. New Hampshire faces a critical shortage of students who develop and sustain their interest in STEM fields from elementary school through college. The academy is aimed at expanding students’ interest and ability in STEM locally and statewide. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:00:48 EST Pets of the Week for Oct. 26 http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/1049956-478/pets-of-the-week-for-oct.-26.html Humane Society  for Greater Nashua SNICKERS Hi, there! I’m Snickers, a young pup looking for a family to go on adventures with. Don’t you just love my cute smile and pretty face? I would do best in a dog-savvy, adult-only home, as I can be too bouncy for kids. I’m a rough and tumble kind of gal who just loves to play! Tennis balls are my favorite. I think I would prefer to be the only pet in my new home, but don’t worry, I have so much love to give that you won’t need anyone else. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:00:52 EST Community events in Nashua – Oct. 26 update http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/events/1049957-478/community-events-in-nashua--oct.-26.html EDITOR’S NOTE: Calendar items are submitted by readers and are only lightly edited. COMMUNITY EVENTS DINING FOR A CAUSE TO BENEFIT NASHUA SENIOR CENTER The Ninety Nine Restaurant at 10 Saint Laurent St. has partnered with the Nashua Senior Activity Center to host a Dining for a Cause Evening. Dine on Oct. 28 from 5-10 p.m. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:00:58 EST Nashua South students recognize importance of voting http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/hscolumns/1049965-478/nashua-south-students-recognize-importance-of-voting.html My favorite day of elementary school was mock election day. Even at 10, I took voting and politics seriously. I remember feeling so ecstatic when the presidential candidate I had “voted” for won New Searles Elementary School’s mock election. At 17, sadly, I won’t be able to make my voice heard on Tuesday, Nov. 4. However, as a future political science major, I understand how important making your voice heard is. We still have two years before we vote for the 45th president of the United States, but voting in local and state elections each year can have even more of an impact on your everyday life. “It is important for people to vote for who they want to represent them and their community in our government,” said Katelyn Frechette, a senior at Nashua High School South. New Hampshire’s U.S. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:01:36 EST Nashua North volleyball team inspires school http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/hscolumns/1049966-478/nashua-north-volleyball-team-inspires-school.html Nashua High School North is a school filled with diversity. There is a wide variety of students who fill the halls who are brought together by different events such as dances, clubs, assemblies, plays and sports. Out of all of these unifying congregations, there are none that surpass girls volleyball in creating a sense of school pride. Titan volleyball games consolidate student spectators, parents, coaches, athletes and faculty members into a being filled with spirit. Nashua North is recognized statewide as the toughest place to play a game because of the overwhelming atmosphere created by the crowd. The girls are having the best season in North history. They’re on a 15-game win streak, only having lost two close games at the beginning of the year. “Being a part of North volleyball this year, in my senior season, is all I wanted it to be,” senior captain Kaylee Verrington said. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:01:40 EST Nashua man charged with failing to register as sex offender http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049884-469/nashua-man-charged-with-failing-to-register.html A Nashua man has been arrested and charged with not completing a required semi-annual registration as a sex offender. On Friday, Oct. 24, at approximately 11:22 a.m. Nashua detectives along with members of the U.S. Marshals Service Sex Offender Unit arrested Paul Emond, 62, of 23 Temple Street Room #205, pursuant to an arrest warrant. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:00:36 EST Trial to begin for Merrimack man facing sex assault charges http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049887-469/trial-to-begin-for-merrimack-man-facing.html Trial is set to start Tuesday for a Merrimack man arrested nearly a year ago on multiple sexual assault charges, according to court documents. Christopher Slayback, 43, whose last known address is 2 Maple Ridge Road, Apt. 15, Merrimack, is facing seven counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault stemming from incidents from 2003-06 involving a girl younger than 13. He was released after arrest on $100,000 personal recognizance bail pending trial in Hillsborough County Superior Court in Nashua. Court personnel said the trial is expected to last through at least Thursday . – DEAN SHALHOUP Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:00:41 EST Londonderry football tops Nashua South for seventh win http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1049903-457/londonderry-football-tops-nashua-south-for-seventh.html LONDONDERRY – The Nashua South offense had difficulties finding any success through the first three quarters of its game Friday night against Londonderry. Quarterback Malik Langa turned that around in the fourth quarter, but the rally began too late as the Panthers fell to the Lancers 22-13. The Nashua South defense contained its opponent early, forcing the Lancers to a three-and-out and a Collin Morrow interception on their first two possessions. The Londonderry offense found the end zone on their next drive, however, when quarterback Eric Fairweather ran the ball 63 yards for a score. The Panthers continued to apply pressure on the Londonderry offense in the second quarter, and it looked like Nashua South was going to halt a potential scoring drive in the final minute of the half. On fourth down, Fairweather bobbled the ball and looked like he was about to be taken down, but he found Dennis Bishop open for the first down. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:55:00 EST Salem stymies North http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1049904-457/salem-stymies-north.html NASHUA – The good news for the Nashua High School North team: The Titans finally got in the end zone, ending a drought of 11-plus quarters. The bad news? One Myles Cassin-Reed touchdown in the fourth period wasn’t enough as while North avoided a third straight shutout, it dropped a 12-7 decision at the hands of the Salem Blue Devils. This one hurt, especially since Salem starting quarterback John Cerretani did not play for an unknown reason, and the Titans also had a huge goal line stand in the first half. They also recovered a Salem fumble at the North 16 with 1:44 left but turned it over with 54 ticks remaining on a Salem’s Bryce Haynes’ interception of a Colby Gunter offering. “We don’t prepare for a game to lose,” North coach Jason Robie said, the Titans falling to 2-6. “A missed opportunity for sure.” The game was marred by penalties, the two teams with a combined 27 penalties for 224 yards. It was scoreless at halftime but Salem grabbed a 6-0 lead on Charles Sibanda’s 5-yard TD run with 6:03 left in the third quarter. The Blue Devils added to their lead, 12-0, with 8:07 remaining on Johnny Bartose’s 1-yard run. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:55:00 EST Annual Nashua Making Strides cancer walk set for Sunday http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049913-469/annual-nashua-making-strides-cancer-walk-set.html NASHUA – Several days of clouds and rain are expected to be long gone by Sunday, setting the stage for dry, seasonable conditions to greet the hundreds of participants in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, which will step off at 11 a.m. at Greeley Park. The Nashua walk is one of several statewide that each year raise funds to help the American Cancer Society provide support services for women and to advance research to treat and cure breast cancer. The Manchester version also will take place Sunday. Peterborough’s was held Oct. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:00:56 EST Participants in Nashua event urge support for NH Democrats’ re-election http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049916-469/participants-in-nashua-event-urge-support-for.html NASHUA – Top national and state labor leaders endorsed the New Hampshire slate of Democratic female candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and Congress on Friday, saying they could be counted on to stand strong on issues that matter most to women. “Women’s issues are the economy. Family is the economy, and every single day, women are struggling in this economy,” national AFL-CIO Secretary- Treasurer Liz Shuler said. Equal pay for equal work, a higher minimum wage, sick and family leave, access to quality education and preserving workers’ rights to form unions are key issues facing working women today, Shuler said at the Working Women Speak Out event held at the Elks Lodge. Facing what she and other speakers called a razor-edge race for state and congressional office on Nov. 4, Shuler urged the nearly 70 people gathered to support Gov. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:01:27 EST Stephen S. Buczynski http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1049917-466/stephen-s.-buczynski.html Stephen S. Buczynski, 89, of Marco Island, FL formerly of Zephyrhills, FL, and Nashua, NH, passed peacefully to “Fly with the Angels” on September 25th 2014. He was born in Franklin, NH on July 24, 1925, the youngest boy of thirteen children, to his parents Michael (Michal) and Katherine (Katarzyna) Biergiel Buczynski. Stephen graduated from Franklin High School at the age of 17. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:01:35 EST Edmund J. Telage, DDS http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1049918-466/edmund-j.-telage-dds.html Edmund J. Telage, DDS., 81, of Nashua passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, surrounded by his loving family. Edmund was born in New London, CT on April 11, 1933, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Norman D. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:01:41 EST Peggy L. Campolongo http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1049919-466/peggy-l.-campolongo.html Peggy L. Campolongo, 66, of Litchfield, NH, passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Boston, MA on December 3, 1947, a daughter of the late Doris (Russell) Labrie and Salvatore DiFonzo. She loved crocheting, jigsaw puzzles and yard sales. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:01:48 EST Joan M. (Esposito) Tousignant http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1049920-466/joan-m.-esposito-tousignant.html Joan M. (Esposito) Tousignant, 64 of Nashua, NH and Quebec, Canada, passed away Monday, October 13, 2014 at CSSS de I’Energie in Quebec. She was born April 21, 1950 in Nashua, daughter of the late Carmen T. And Olivette B. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:01:56 EST Pinkerton tops North http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1049898-457/pinkerton-tops-north.html Pinkerton 2, Nashua North 1 Brett Leblanc was solid for North in net with 12 saves. On offense, Andrea Jungkman was very aggressive in the mid field, and created many opportunities. Nashua North finished the season 7-9, their best record since the two Nashua high school schools separated. With their finish, North also earned a playoff seed in the Division I playoffs. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:01:14 EST Merrimack sweeps North http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1049894-457/merrimack-sweeps-north.html Merrimack 3, Nashua North 0 Game scores in the Tomahawk sweep were 25-13, 25-18, and 25-13. Playing well for Merrimack were Caitlyn Paulson (six digs), Elise Jolly (nine digs and 10 kills), Jackie Petricelli (two kills), Jen Coffey (two blocks,10 digs, and 19 kills), and Lianna Klinger (eight digs). Jo Coffey had a historic night for the Tomahawks, as the junior broke the school’s assist record with 31 assists on the night. She also had seven aces and three digs. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:00:56 EST Corrections http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049869-469/corrections.html Correction Nashua resident Francis Murphy, who spoke at Wednesday night’s meeting of the aldermanic Committee on Infrastructure, was incorrectly identified in a story on pages 1 and 4 of Friday’s Telegraph. Correction Nashua alderman Pam Brown represents Ward 4. The ward she represents was incorrect in a story on pages 1 and 4 of Friday’s Telegraph. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:13:00 EST State Rep. District 30 (Nashua Ward 3) - 3 seats http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/politics/1049867-476/state-rep.-district-30-nashua-ward-3.html ​The Telegraph invited candidates for Executive Council, NH Senate and NH House of Representatives in districts that include Greater Nashua to fill out a short form. Here are the responses we have received from candidates for this office: MICHAEL O’BRIEN Age: 59 Address: 4 Woodfield St. Nashua Contact: 888-8051; OBNFD@comcast.net Years of residence: 34 Faily: Married to Diane O’Brien 31 years with 3 children Mike Jr. Kayla, and Haley, and 1 grandchild, Aidan Edcuation: Don Bosco Tech High School Boston MA. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:55:01 EST State Rep. District 29 (Nashua Ward 2) - 3 seats http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/politics/1049839-476/state-rep.-district-29-nashua-ward-2.html ​The Telegraph invited candidates for Executive Council, NH Senate and NH House of Representatives in districts that include Greater Nashua to fill out a short form. Here are the responses we have received from candidates for this office: SUZANNE HARVEY (D) Address: 8 Crawford Lane, Nashua Contact: 598-0582; www.suzanne-harvey.com; email suzanne4nh@gmail.com; Twitter @Suz4NH; Facebook Suzanne Harvey 4NH Years of residence: 13 Family: Married, one adult child, two grandchildren Education: 3 years college Occupation: Retired magazine editor and project director for continuing medical education programs Political history: Ward 2 State Representative, 3 terms, 2005-20010, Vice Chair, House Science, Technology & Energy Committee for 2 terms; Former Commissioner on Nashua Conservation Commission; Member, Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change; Chair, Statewide Interagency Commission on Human Trafficking; Past member, Nashua Green Team & Ethnic Awareness Committee Affiliations: the Board, NH Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence; member and past chair, Hillsborough County Cooperative Extension Advisory Council; member, NH Attorney General’s Commission to Combat Human Trafficking Please list what you consider the three most important issues that will be facing this office in the coming term, and give your position on each, in a single sentence each. As we work to ensure a balanced budget, it’s important to me that while a) funding essential services, b) we also help those in most need, and c) make our public education system a model that provides NH businesses with a work-ready workforce. As NH’s population ages, finding ways to attract our youth to stay here, find jobs here, and raise healthy families here means paying attention to our education system (K through higher ed), our natural resources for leisure activities (and tourism), consideration of rail, and sustaining a friendly climate to start and grow businesses. Just as we have a federal law protecting the privacy of medical information, we need to ensure that women have complete privacy and sovereignty over their own health decisions. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:31:00 EST Senior Andrew Decarteret is Nashua South football’s stabilizing force http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1049786-457/senior-andrew-decarteret-is-nashua-south-footballs.html When injuries strike a team  as hard as  Nashua High School South’s football program has been hit this fall, there needs some sort of glue that keeps an entire season from falling apart. Panthers coach Scott Knight knows he has that in senior Andrew Decarteret. Whether he’s leading the ground attack as a running back on offense or stuffing the run as a linebacker on defense, the 5-foot-8, 195-pounder is the one true constant in purple and white. “He’s a guy that’s set the tone for the last two years, physically,” Knight said. “Very consistent, he’ll never miss – he’s a kid you can always count on. “He’s pretty durable. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:52:00 EST Look for Alvirne to dash Bishop Gurtin’s football hopes http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1049787-457/look-for-alvirne-to-dash-bishop-gurtins.html Bishop Guertin was flying high coming off last week’s 22-0 win over Nashua High School North. The Cardinals have every reason to be. It’s been a long season for BG’s football program, one that appeared to be heading nowhere fast after three straight losses to Londonderry (28-6), Merrimack (16-13) and Timberlane (27-22) to open the season. Then came the refreshing trip to Keene to face a Blackbirds unit that was in even worse shape. BG secured its first win of the fall, 28-7. The celebration was short-lived. Following the victory over still-winless Keene was a visit to Stellos Stadium by undefeated Pinkerton Academy. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:55:00 EST Keep spending cap the way it is http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/opinion/editorials/1049796-465/keep-spending-cap-the-way-it-is.html Spending by the city of Nashua has been restricted for the last 20 years by a cap tied to the Consumer Price Index – a fairly well-known measure of annual inflation – to limit how much above the previous year’s budget the aldermen and mayor are allowed to spend. The CPI, as it’s often known, relies on a variety of consumer goods and services – food, clothing, housing, transportation, energy, medical expenses and other items – to provide a picture of how much the cost of living is going up. Language in the Nashua charter limits city spending to no more than the previous year’s budget, plus the average changes in the CPI-U (the “U” stands for “Urban”) for the previous three years. But critics of the way the spending cap is calculated argue that it is overly restrictive. They want to unhook the cap from the CPI-U and link it to another measure – the “Implicit Price Deflator for State and Local Government Services.” That mouthful of an index, they argue, would give city and school officials more flexibility by hitching the cap to the rate of inflation experienced by other local governments around the country. The biggest proponent of changing the way the cap is figured, Nashua teacher Gary Hoffman, reasoned in a recent column that “essentially, the only thing the new spending-cap formula would do is give the city the opportunity to increase spending at the same pace as other local governments in the country.” That is probably true, but we think that’s a reason to reject the proposed charter change. One of the principles of referendums is that it should be clear to voters what is being asked of them, if at all possible. The charter question on the Nashua ballot doesn’t pass the clarity test. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:00:48 EST Tinamarie (King) Corriveau http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1049810-466/tinamarie-king-corriveau.html Tinamarie (King) Corriveau age 47 of Hudson, NH, died Tuesday unexpectedly at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Nashua, NH. She was born in Boston, MA, grew up and was educated in Dorchester, MA. She graduated from Greater Lawrence Vocational School. She was a resident of Hudson for the past 12 years, formerly of Fremont, NH. Tinamarie was a master scheduler for BAE Systems in Nashua, NH. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:00:37 EST Lucille Yvette (Cote) Champagne http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1049811-466/lucille-yvette-cote-champagne.html Lucille Yvette (Cote) Champagne, 83, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 18th, 2014 in Ventura, California. Daughter of Joseph and Antoinette (Coutu) Cote of Canada, Lou, as her family and friends knew her, graduated from Nashua High School with the class of 1949. She was a long-time resident of Nashua, and later Lincoln, NH, of which she was fiercely proud. Lucille was a long-time telephone company employee, and also worked for Finast Grocery Stores as well as Home Health and Hospice and was a communicant of St. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:00:43 EST Nashua’s proposed Legacy Playground again dominates aldermanic committee meeting http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049831-469/nashuas-proposed-legacy-playground-again-dominates-aldermanic.html NASHUA – Another lengthy Legacy Playground discussion, another vote to table the issue until the aldermanic Committee on Infrastructure meets again. The playground, a gift from the Leadership Greater Nashua Class of 2012 that’s been discussed, debated, praised and panned for more than a year and pored over by aldermanic committees and the full Board of Aldermen for several months, took center stage yet again at Wednesday’s Committee on Infrastructure meeting, where members spent more than an hour trying to come to a consensus on where they should go next in a process fraught with debate and saddled with more than its share of surprises and confusion. In the end, members agreed to table the matter and put it on the agenda for its next meeting on Nov. 13. In other matters Wednesday, the committee heard from Nashua police Lt. Eric Nordgren, who said the department supports a proposal to extend for another year the overnight downtown permit-parking program that debuted last year. Nordgren said 129 permits have been issued, and there are currently 120 in use. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:02:36 EST Nashua Police Department arrest log for Oct. 9-13 http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/policecourts/1049833-228/nashua-police-department-arrest-log-for-oct..html Nashua Police  Department OCT. 9 ARRESTS/SUMMONSES Thomas Pettiglio, 47, 801⁄2 W. Hollis St., Apt. 2, Nashua, theft by unauthorized taking. Erika Ritchie, 32, 801⁄2 W. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:02:50 EST Final household hazardous waste and electronics collection planned in Nashua http://www.nashuatelegraph.com//www.cabinet.com/hollisbrooklinejournal/hollisreadersubmitted/1049843-308/final-household-hazardous-waste-and-electronics-collection.html NASHUA – The final household hazardous waste and electronics collection of 2014 will be held 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Nashua Public Works Garage, 9 Stadium Drive. The collection is open to residents of Nashua, Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Pelham and Windham. The cost is a $10 user fee per vehicle. There are additional charges for quantities exceeding 10 gallons or 20 pounds, and for electronics recycling. For a complete list of accepted items or more information, visit www.nashuarpc.org/hhw or call 424-2240. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:00:48 EST Temple Beth Abraham in Nashua to hold benefit rummage sale http://www.nashuatelegraph.com//www.cabinet.com/hollisbrooklinejournal/hollisreadersubmitted/1049845-308/temple-beth-abraham-in-nashua-to-hold.html NASHUA – Find treasures and bargains at Temple Beth Abraham’s giant rummage sale, which will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 4 Raymond St. Clothing, jewelry and accessories, household items, small appliances, baby and child items, sports equipment, DVDs and CDs and more will be available. Proceeds will benefit local social services agencies. For more information, call 883-8184. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:00:58 EST Karate school in Nashua, Merrimack completes 10th year of service to fundraising walk http://www.nashuatelegraph.com//www.cabinet.com/merrimackjournal/merrimackreadersubmitted/1049855-308/karate-school-in-nashua-merrimack-completes-10th.html The Independent Karate Schools of Nashua and Merrimack celebrated a milestone on Thursday, Oct. 2, when volunteers arrived at Greeley Park in Nashua in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual Light The Night Walk for the 10th straight. Led by Jeff Maistrosky, a black belt instructor and IKS community ambassador, 25 volunteers devoted their time to registering teams and handing out food, T-shirts and illuminated lanterns to the walkers and fundraisers. “The character trait that we are stressing for the month of October is balance,” Maistrosky said. “All of this year’s volunteers have many school, work and family obligations, but they exemplified balance by building this walk into their schedules. “We really like it when they make events like these a part of their lives.” The society is dedicated to finding cures for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improving the quality of life for patients and their families. The Light The Night campaign is one of its largest national events involving blood cancer supporters and survivors, as well as those who have lost a friend or family member to these diseases. “The funds raised by our Nashua walk participants help LLS support leading-edge research and provide much needed patient services in New Hampshire,” said Sarah Callahan, LLS campaign specialist. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:01:23 EST Final household hazardous waste and electronics collection planned in Nashua http://www.nashuatelegraph.com//www.cabinet.com/merrimackjournal/merrimackreadersubmitted/1049857-308/final-household-hazardous-waste-and-electronics-collection.html NASHUA – The final household hazardous waste and electronics collection of 2014 will be held 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Nashua Public Works Garage, 9 Stadium Drive. The collection is open to residents of Nashua, Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Pelham and Windham. The cost is a $10 user fee per vehicle. There are additional charges for quantities exceeding 10 gallons or 20 pounds, and for electronics recycling. For a complete list of accepted items or more information, visit www.nashua rpc.org/hhw or call 424-2240. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:01:33 EST Harbor Homes in Nashua provides housing for 38 in need http://www.nashuatelegraph.com//www.cabinet.com/merrimackjournal/merrimackreadersubmitted/1049860-308/harbor-homes-in-nashua-provides-housing-for.html NASHUA – Harbor Homes, a member of the Partnership for Successful Living, announced its success in providing permanent housing and supportive services to an additional 38 chronically homeless individuals and families, eight of whom are veterans, and anticipate two more to be housed in the coming days. A safe and secure roof over the heads of our most vulnerable neighbors has been made possible by the agency’s Ending Homelessness Fund. The fund’s mission, initiated in January by a small group of concerned citizens, is to raise the funds necessary to permanently house and maintain the chronically homeless in Greater Nashua in an attempt to bridge the gap from the amount of funds allocated by the federal government. Since January, the fund has raised close to $125,000 in pursuit of its $200,000 year-end goal. Time is running out, and the fund must raise about $75,000 in just a few weeks to allow Harbor Homes to house all of the remaining chronically homeless individuals and families in the Nashua area. “Chronically homeless” is defined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development as “either an unaccompanied homeless individual with a disabling condition who has been continuously homeless for a year or more or an unaccompanied individual who has had a least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years.” These men and women are our most desperate and difficult to place in housing. They require the highest level of public resources, often have life-threatening medical needs and their mortality rate is two to three times higher than the general population. Substantiated reports have indicated that this group comprises the highest users of costly hospital-based acute care and concluded that placing individuals and families in supportive housing can lead to improved health care costs, especially when frequent users of health services are targeted. Gifts of any size are respectfully requested. To donate, call Donna Collins at 882-3616, ext. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:01:56 EST Friday’s Nashua Greeley Park ‘Fright Night’ cancelled http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049797-469/fridays-nashua-greeley-park-fright-night-cancelled.html NASHUA – The city’s annual Halloween Fright Night is a no-go this year, officials said Thursday, because this week’s heavy rains saturated the grounds at Greeley Park. Officials said there isn’t enough time for the park’s turf to sufficiently dry out by Friday evening, when the Parks and Recreation Department-sponsored event would have begun at 6 p.m. --DEAN SHALHOUP Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:49 EST Vote no on spending cap question http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/opinion/letters/1049744-465/vote-no-on-spending-cap-question.html On Nov. 4, residents of Nashua will vote on a spending cap charter amendment. A yes vote means changing the cap law that will allow for higher spending increases in the city’s yearly budget. A no vote will keep the spending cap the way it is I urge the citizens of Nashua to vote no. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:00:59 EST Lasky a great choice for Senate http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/opinion/letters/1049564-465/lasky-a-great-choice-for-senate.html I am not going to vote Democrat in the upcoming election. Or Republican, either. In any race. I never vote Republican or Democrat. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:00:37 EST ‘The Art Forger’ author visit by Shapiro http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/foodfun/artsentertainment/1049643-485/the-art-forger-author-visit-by-shapiro.html NASHUA – Tickets are still available for “Beyond the Book: An Evening with B.A. Shapiro” at the Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., at 7 p.m. Friday. Shapiro is the author of “The Art Forger,” the selection for the 2014 Nashua Reads: One City, One Book program. Lisa Allen, vice president of the Friends of the Library, will interview Shapiro on stage in the library’s Music/Art/Media Wing. After the interview, audience members will have a chance to ask questions and to purchase copies of “The Art Forger” for signing. About the book: After a scandal involving the provenance of an acclaimed painting derails her career, promising young Boston artist Claire Roth makes a living reproducing famous artwork for an online retailer. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:01:26 EST It’s ‘Dracula’ in Milford and ‘Frankenstein’ in Nashua for theatergoers http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/foodfun/artsentertainment/1049650-485/its-dracula-in-milford-and-frankenstein-in.html So you’re an adult and it’s Halloween season. You’ve done all the corn mazes and harvest festivals. You don’t much care for the startle-horror houses. You’re looking for something entertaining that’s made for the aged-out trick-or-treater. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:01:49 EST Local theater looking to scare up audiences for Halloween http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/foodfun/artsentertainment/1049651-485/local-theater-looking-to-scare-up-audiences.html This has certainly been a great month for those who love Halloween. Between the corn mazes, the haunted houses, the pumpkin and harvest festivals in every town … We certainly know how to enjoy autumn in New England! We still have a couple weeks of frightful fun remaining until Trick or Treat. And there some fun adult offerings to have you howling with laughter. This weekend, sink your fangs into “The Passion of Dracula,” performed by the Milford Area Players at the Amato Center. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:01:57 EST Young Americans at MHS http://www.nashuatelegraph.com//www.cabinet.com/cabinet/cabinetnews/1049676-308/young-americans-at-mhs.html The cast of the Young American College of Performing Arts, Corona, Calif., is invading the East coast from Indiana to New Jersey and will be in Milford and Nashua from Oct. 23-28. Local cast members include Emma Ayotte and Rebecca Vasques, of Milford, Isaiah Silvia-Chandley, of Amherst, and Daniel Adams and Andrea Sarasin, of Nashua, along with others. The Young Americans were founded in 1962 by Milton Anderson who auditioned students at Birmingham High School in Los Angeles to form a choral group. Over time, the “YA’s” advanced to include dance, instrumentals and backstage technology, with their current focus on the outreach and touring programs (in the U.S. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:01:40 EST Faith (Goldsmith) Armington http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1049690-466/faith-goldsmith-armington.html Faith (Goldsmith) Armington, 87, died on October 19, 2014 at the Huntington in Nashua. She was born on March 21, 1927 in Berlin, NH, the daughter of the late Chester and Carola (Keller) Goldsmith. She was the wife of the late Alton F. Armington. Faith was a graduate of the Keene Teachers College in 1949. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:00:33 EST Lucille V. Guerette http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1049691-466/lucille-v.-guerette.html Lucille V. Guerette, 90, of Nashua, New Hampshire passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at The Fairview Nursing Home in Hudson, NH. She was the wife of the late William L. Guerette. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:00:37 EST Janette (Hurley) Merrill http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1049692-466/janette-hurley-merrill.html Janette (Hurley) Merrill, 97, died on October 18, 2014 at Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading, MA. She was born on April 26, 1917 in Wilton, daughter of the late Albert and Effie (Nickerson) Hurley. She was the wife of the late Robert H. Merrill. She was a graduate of Wilton High School, as well as Nashua Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. Janette was a Registered Nurse with a career spanning over 30 years. Equally important to her was the over 30 years of volunteer work she contributed to St. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:00:41 EST George L. Forrence http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1049694-466/george-l.-forrence.html George L. “Jigger” Forrence, 83, of Hudson, died at his home, early Wednesday morning, October 22, 2014 surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. A lifelong resident of Hudson, he was born on June 6, 1931, a son of the late Lillian V. (Palmer) and George A. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:00:49 EST John T. Marino http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1049695-466/john-t.-marino.html John T. Marino, 51, of Nashua, NH passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at his home. He was born June 3, 1963 in Long Island, NY, a son of Angelo A. and Gloria C. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:00:53 EST New chemistry lab at ASD funded by Nashua dentist http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049725-469/new-chemistry-lab-at-asd-funded-by.html A generous donation by a local dentist will go a long way toward solving a space crunch at one of the most important places at the Nashua charter school focused on the sciences: the science lab. Dr. Scott Bobbitt donated $30,000 to the Academy of Science and Design, to build a second chemistry lab, halving the free-for-all of four classes sharing the lab space and better fulfilling the school’s mission to focus on education in science, technology, engineering and math. Amy Bewley, Coordinator of Admissions, Marketing and Communications for ASD, said students currently have to share one lab between four separate science classes. “We have one lab for both biology and chemistry, both classes rotate through ... sometimes there are up to four classes running at the same time,” said Bewley. She said the space issue can cause scheduling conflicts, and teachers routinely have to coordinate with other instructors for space in the lab. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:04:36 EST ‘Beat Beethoven’ at Symphony NH 5K run/walk http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/1049746-478/beat-beethoven-at-symphony-nh-5k-runwalk.html UPDATE: Postponed until Spring of 2015 NASHUA – Do you have what it takes to “Beat Beethoven”? Join Symphony NH at Mine Falls Park in Nashua on Saturday, Oct. 25, for a 5K run/walk like you’ve never experienced. Runners will take off from the starting line just as the iconic opening theme of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony cuts through the air. Participants who “Beat Beethoven” – finishing the race before the end of the recording – will receive free concert tickets to the symphony’s “Forever Beethoven” concert on Saturday, Jan. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:14:36 EST Nashua DAR sponsoring essay contest http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/education/1049747-478/nashua-dar-sponsoring-essay-contest.html NASHUA – The Matthew Thornton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Nashua has sent out essay contest packets to schools in Nashua, Hudson, Litchfield, Merrimack and Pelham. Grades 5-8 are eligible to participate in the American History essay contest, “A Child’s Journey Through Ellis Island.” Grades 9-12 are eligible for the Christopher Columbus essay, “Joining Christopher Columbus on His Voyage to the New World.” The essays are due Sunday, Nov. 30. Certificates will be given to winning students in April. If your school did not receive a packet and you are interested in participating, email Carol at cawflew@yahoo.com. For more information about the Daughters of the American Revolution, visit www.dar.org or the Matthew Thornton chapter website at www.freewebs.com/matthewthorntondar. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:01:09 EST Final household hazardous waste and electronics collection planned in Nashua http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/1049748-478/final-household-hazardous-waste-and-electronics-collection.html NASHUA – The final household hazardous waste and electronics collection of 2014 will be held 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Nashua Public Works Garage, 9 Stadium Drive. The collection is open to residents of Nashua, Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Pelham and Windham. The cost is a $10 user fee per vehicle. There are additional charges for quantities exceeding 10 gallons or 20 pounds, and for electronics recycling. For a complete list of accepted items or more information, visit www.nashuarpc.org/hhw or call 424-2240. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:01:12 EST Nashua Catholic announces Student Council officers http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/education/1049753-478/nashua-catholic-announces-student-council-officers.html NASHUA – Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School recently named the officers to its Student Council. Eighth-grader Angad Chugh, of Nashua, was named president. Vice presidents are eighth- graders Andrea MacFarlane, of Brookline; Leah Stutzman, of Wilton; and Julia Koperniak, of Nashua. For more information, call 882-7011 or visit www.ncrjhs.org. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:01:31 EST Film about Celia Thaxter to be presented at Nashua Garden Club meeting http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/1049755-478/film-about-celia-thaxter-to-be-presented.html NASHUA – The Nashua Garden Club’s meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 5, will feature “Celia Thaxter’s Island Garden,” a new film by photographer Peter Randall. Although best known as a poet and author, Thaxter was an enthusiastic gardener. Her Isles of Shoals garden on Appledore Island was a bright spot of color in the rugged landscape and was a popular spot for guests of the large Appledore House in the late 19th century. At the urging of friends, Thaxter penned the story of her garden in the book “An Island Garden,” illustrated by her great friend, famed Impressionist Childe Hassam. Published in June 1894, just three months before Thaxter’s death, the book became the guide when Dr. John Kingsbury, founder of the Shoals Marine Laboratory, re-created the garden in the late 1970s. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:01:39 EST Temple Beth Abraham in Nashua to hold benefit rummage sale http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/charity/1049756-478/temple-beth-abraham-in-nashua-to-hold.html NASHUA – Find treasures and bargains at Temple Beth Abraham’s giant rummage sale, which will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 4 Raymond St. Clothing, jewelry and accessories, household items, small appliances, baby and child items, sports equipment, DVDs and CDs and more will be available. Proceeds will benefit local social services agencies. For more information, call 883-8184. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:01:43 EST Halloween Fright Night, Senior Outing planned by Nashua Park-Rec http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/1049758-478/halloween-fright-night-senior-outing-planned-by.html NASHUA – The Nashua Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual Halloween Fright Night from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Greeley Park. There will be haunted hayrides, scary walk-through mazes, bounce houses, a caricaturist and animal balloons for all participants. This is a free event for Nashua area residents, with recommended ages of 5-12. The Parks and Recreation will hold its 44th annual Senior Outing on Sunday, Nov. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:01:53 EST Migneaults celebrate 50th anniversary http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/living/anniversaries/1049759-469/migneaults-celebrate-50th-anniversary.html Robert and Laurel (Gendron) Migneault, of Nashua, recently celebrated their 50th anniversary. The Migneaults were married Oct. 18, 1964, in Nashua. Their children are son Alan Migneault and his wife, Darlene, and daughter Dee Tyler. Their grandchildren are Jennifer and Nicole Migneault. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:00:37 EST Nashua area will just miss Thursday’s partial solar eclipse http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049722-469/nashua-area-will-just-miss-thursdays-partial.html Even if clouds don’t get in the way, we won’t see much – if anything – of Thursday’s partial solar eclipse, because it will occur just as the sun is setting. The moon will block up to 90 percent of the sun in parts of the Northwest and western Canada, and around 40 percent of the sun as seen from the Northeast. However, the sun is slated to set at 5:50 p.m. just as the edge of the eclipse arrives around Nashua. Anybody who can get high enough to see over obstacles to the west – climb a fire tower, go up in a hot air balloon – would see only a small sliver of moon cut into the sun. Better luck next time. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:06:40 EST Nashua South finishes strong vs. Merrimack http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1049715-457/nashua-south-finishes-strong-vs.-merrimack.html Ryan Guidaboni recorded a hat trick and Daniel Dukeshire added one of his own as Nashua South beat Merrimack 4-1. Chris Jimenez stopped six shots between the pipes for the Panthers (7-8-1). Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:01:24 EST Nashua North tops Memorial on the court http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1049684-457/nashua-north-tops-memorial-on-the-court.html Taylor Choate was a force at the net, blocking four Manchester Memorial attempts and finishing on 14 kill shots of her own, to lead Nashua North to a 25-16, 25-15, 25-21 win. Kaley Verrington (eight service points, five kills), Allison Paluzzi (six points, five kills), Rosa Casalduc (seven kills, four points), Samantha Holloran (seven points, two kills) and Erica White (nine points) also played well for the Titans (15-2), who close out the regular season Friday at undefeated Merrimack. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:00:52 EST Temple Beth Abraham in Nashua to hold benefit rummage sale http://www.nashuatelegraph.com//www.cabinet.com/cabinet/cabinetreadersubmitted/1049665-308/temple-beth-abraham-in-nashua-to-hold.html NASHUA – Find treasures and bargains at Temple Beth Abraham’s giant rummage sale, which will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 4 Raymond St. Clothing, jewelry and accessories, household items, small appliances, baby and child items, sports equipment, DVDs and CDs and more will be available. Proceeds will benefit local social services agencies. For more information, call 883-8184. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:00:45 EST Final household hazardous waste and electronics collection planned in Nashua http://www.nashuatelegraph.com//www.cabinet.com/cabinet/cabinetreadersubmitted/1049664-308/final-household-hazardous-waste-and-electronics-collection.html NASHUA – The final household hazardous waste and electronics collection of 2014 will be held 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Nashua Public Works Garage, 9 Stadium Drive. The collection is open to residents of Nashua, Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Pelham and Windham. The cost is a $10 user fee per vehicle. There are additional charges for quantities exceeding 10 gallons or 20 pounds, and for electronics recycling. For a complete list of accepted items or more information, visit www.nashuarpc.org/hhw or call 424-2240. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:00:41 EST Richard A. ‘Dick’ Bradley http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1049568-466/richard-a.-dick-bradley.html HAMPTON – Richard A. “Dick” Bradley, 75, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Rockingham County Nursing Home, Brentwood, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was born June 15, 1939, in Nashua, the son of the late Maurice A. and Dora (McLellan) Bradley, and had resided in Hampton since 1976. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:00:40 EST Michael A. Lerman http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1049569-466/michael-a.-lerman.html Michael A. Lerman, 72, of Merrimack, NH, died at his home on October 20, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. Michael was born on June 7, 1942 in Passaic, NJ, a son of the late Harry and Caroline (Kaiser) Lerman. He was the husband of Diane (Corrado) Lerman, whom he married on October 12, 1967. They had just celebrated 47 years of marriage. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:00:45 EST Cassie Ann Clermont http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1049571-466/cassie-ann-clermont.html Cassie Ann Clermont, 30, passed away unexpectedly on October 18, 2014. She was born August 12, 1984 to Rodney and Lisa (Demers) Clermont. Cassie was a graduate of Nashua High School South and the Empire Beauty Academy. She lived in Portsmouth, NH. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:00:57 EST Free emergency response training in Nashua this weekend http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049592-469/free-emergency-response-training-in-nashua-this.html Training in emergency preparedness, fire aid, fire safety and search and rescue will be part of the sixth Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program being offered by the Nashua Office of Emergency Management this weekend. To date over 150 people have been trained in basic emergency preparedness by the city’s program. The program is free and open to all abilities. Participants will receive the National CERT certification upon completion. The CERT course is taught by emergency response professionals with a mix of classroom and hands on activities, including a live fire drill to teach participants how to operate a fire extinguisher correctly. The class is being held at Dartmouth Hitchcock’s Nashua Campus on Friday night, Oct. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:01:39 EST Nashua educators train to help increasing number of English language learners http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049593-469/nashua-educators-train-to-help-increasing-number.html NASHUA – While the number of Nashua students who speak a language other than English has increased by nearly 30 percent in the past five years city education officials are trying to keep up with those students’ needs. Nashua students hail from 80 countries and speak more than 50 languages. That’s why about 40 Nashua teachers have enrolled in the University of New Hampshire’s GATE CITY program since January 2013 and began getting tuition-free training as they work to become certified to English to Speakers of Another Language, or ESOL. The project is now looking for a second group of educators for ESOL certification. Started in 2012, the program is paid for by a five-year, $1.8 million National Development Grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:01:46 EST Nashua chamber, symphony bring school alcohol sales before committee http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049595-469/nashua-chamber-symphony-bring-school-alcohol-sales.html NASHUA – School officials said they will consult with city attorneys before draft a set of protocols to serve alcohol in the city’s largest performing arts space, which also happens to be inside a school. During initial talks on a proposal by Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Christopher Williams and Symphony-NH Director Eric Valliere to serve beer and wine at symphony performances at Keefe Auditorium inside Elm Street Middle School, the Board of Education’s policy committee said it would consult with the full board as well as Stephen Bennett, the city’s corporation counsel, before drafting a set rules that would govern alcohol sales. Those procedures would have to be ironed out before the full board actually voted to change the policy and allow alcohol sales. Willams and Valliere asked school officials in September to allow them to serve beer and wine at symphony performances, which they hope will help foster a more traditional symphony atmosphere and convince more people to stay in Nashua rather than heading to performances in Manchester or Portsmouth. “I hope that there’s a path toward finding a way for responsible adults to enjoy some wine in moderation,” Valliere said. Several committee members said they have been encouraged by residents they’ve spoken with to keep the status quo. Board members Sandra Ziehm, David Murotake and Kimberly Muise all received negative feedback from residents regarding the potential policy change. “I fail to see how this benefits the students,” said Murotake. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:01:57 EST Nashua pair charged in check cashing scheme http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049594-469/nashua-pair-charged-in-check-cashing-scheme.html Nashua police arrested two people accused of stealing from another person using a check cashing scheme at a local bank. Police were contacted in March about a customer at TD Bank missing money from their accounts due to fraudulently cashed checks. Detectives investigated and determined that Angela Semons, 35, and Jeremy Gendron, 42, both of 31 Cypress Lane, Apt. 4, in Nashua, had taken the money from the victim’s account through a series of phony transactions, police said. Semons and Gendron were both arrested Monday and charged with theft by deception-consolidation, which is a Class A felony and punishable by up to 15 years in prison plus fines, police said. They were both released on bail and will be arraigned at Nashua district court, police said. – JOSEPH G. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:01:51 EST Pike’s OT goal lifts Nashua North past Memorial, 1-0 http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1049581-457/pikes-ot-goal-lifts-nashua-north-past.html Abi Pike scored in the fourth minute of the second overtime, assisted by Keegan Burch. Ali Nelson needed just one save to earn the shutout in goal for the Titans, now 9-5-1. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:00:50 EST Nashua South slips by Londonderry, 2-1 http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1049577-457/nashua-south-slips-by-londonderry-2-1.html Mauricio Acevedo scored the game winner for the Panthers with four minutes left to elevate them to 6-8-1. Dan Dukeshire scored South’s other goal, as both were assisted by Kevin Batista Dos Santos. Chris Jimenez had four saves in goal, while seniors Max Leatherman, Ryan Guidaboni, Srishail Thapa and Evan Lowe also played well for South. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:00:31 EST State Rep. District 32 (Nashua Ward 5) - 3 seats http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/politics/1049249-476/state-rep.-district-32-nashua-ward-5.html ​The Telegraph invited candidates for Executive Council, NH Senate and NH House of Representatives in districts that include Greater Nashua to fill out a short form. Here are the responses we have received from candidates for this office: MICHAEL PEDERSEN (D) Age: 60 Address: 11 Delaware Road, Nashua Contact: 603-801-0878; Pedersen4Rep@gmail.com; http://www.nashuademocrats.org/candidate-profile-michael-pedersen-ward-5/ Years of residence: 5 Family: Widowed, 3 adult daughters Education: Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering Occupation: Retired from Enterasys Networks (formerly known as Cabletron Systems) Political history: Executive Board Member on the Nashua Democratic City Committee Affiliations: Volunteered with Boy Scouts of America; taught religious education; active in Trestle Brook Community Crime Watch Group; Neighborhood Earth Day Cleanup; Nashua Soup Kitchen Please list what you consider the three most important issues that will be facing this office in the coming term, and give your position on each, in a single sentence each. Promote a healthy business environment in New Hampshire with smart tax policies, public transportation, good roads, high speed internet and green business. Build a strong public education system from kindergarten through higher education with a focus on an affordable community college and state university system. We need to protect the gains we have made in health care, with over 50,000 Granite Staters having access to coverage unavailable before. BARRY PALMER Age:74 Address: Shore Drive, Nashua Years of residence: 44 Family: Married for 49 years, two children Education: B.A., behavioral science; B.A. theology, Notre Dame College. Certified Emergency Medical Technician, Nashua Community College. Occupation: Retired New Hampshire newsman, both newspapers and radio Political history: State representative, 2011-2012. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:16:00 EST State Rep. District 30 (Nashua Ward 3) - 3 seats http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/politics/1049244-476/state-rep.-district-30-nashua-ward-3.html ​The Telegraph invited candidates for Executive Council, NH Senate and NH House of Representatives in districts that include Greater Nashua to fill out a short form. Here are the responses we have received from candidates for this office: ALAN COHEN (D) Address: 4 Monterey Ave, Nashua Contact: 889-0965, alancohenward3rep@gmail.com, Facebook:alancohenforstaterepnashuwardthree Years of residence: 31 Family: Married to Ellen, three adult children Edcuation: Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree in Education, Executive MBA, Suffolk University, Boston Occupation: Staffing consultant Political history: None Affiliations: Former Executive Council, AARP NH; former folunteer, NEW Hampshire Public Radio, “The Exchange”; former volunteer, member Board of Directors, New Hampshire Historical Society Please list what you consider the three most important issues that will be facing this office in the coming term, and give your position on each, in a single sentence each. Continuation of a strong and vibrant economy: Support legislative efforts at incentivizing and encouraging business retention and job creation. New Hampshire is losing many young people after they complete their studies and migrate away from the Granite State: Expand the Work, Stay and Play initiative to create an atmosphere where young people will want to stay and grow careers and families in New Hampshire. New Hampshire is one of the oldest states in the country, by percentage: Provide an environment where seniors are comfortably able to age in place where vital services are available. CINDY ROSENWALD (D) Address: 101 Wellington St. Contact: 595-9896, CindyRosenwald@Yahoo.com, Facebook: Cindy Rosenwald for New Hampshire, CindyRosenwald.com, Twitter: @CindyR4NH Years of residence: 26 Family: Married to Peter Klementowicz. Children: Henry and Carrie Education: Harvard College, A.B., Rivier University, M.A. Occupation: Retired. Worked as Adjunct Faculty, UMass Lowell; community relations associate, Southern NH Medical Center; vice president, Ted Bates Advertising Political history: State Representative, first elected 2004; Committee Chair, Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs, 2007-2010; Committee Vice Chair, Finance, 2013-2014 Please list what you consider the three most important issues that will be facing this office in the coming term, and give your position on each, in a single sentence each. There will be continuing pressure to fund important programs with limited revenues; I am proud of our bi-partisan work that found ways, without tax increases, to develop a budget that funded critical services and restored funding so that UNH tuition could be frozen for two years and community college tuition could be reduced. We face a growing need for mental health and substance abuse treatment services; we need to aggressively monitor the implementation of the mental health service legal settlement and oversee state health plans to build up our work force while also improving access to community treatment services. Our aging population and out-migration of New Hampshire’s young people will continue to affect New Hampshire’s economy and the vibrancy of its communities, so we need to work on ways to foster new business development, make higher education more affordable, and improve the ability of our older residents to live in their communities with safety and dignity. MARIELLEN MACKAY (D) AGE: N/A Address: 9 Webster St. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:49:00 EST Nashua student organizes inspirational guest speaker event for peers http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049529-469/nashua-student-organizes-inspirational-guest-speaker-event.html A Nashua student organized the first of what he hopes will be many inspirational guest speaker events Friday at NHS North. David Grossman, senior at Nashua High School North, officially started the “Inspiration Club” this week by inviting the managing editor of the “Harvard Gazette,” Terry Murphy, to speak with students. “It’s been an idea that I’ve been playing with for awhile. I’ve been interested in broadening the perspective in high school. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:02:12 EST Nashua man charged with domestic assault, criminal threatening http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049515-469/nashua-man-charged-with-domestic-assault-criminal.html NASHUA – Police arrested a city man Friday and charged him with strangling and injuring a woman he knows. Police were called to a home for a reported domestic disturbance on Thursday and were told by the woman that Johnathan Lozada, 25, of Nashua, had strangled her during an altercation and assaulted and threatened her, police said. Police arrested Lozada the following day and charged him with domestic violence: second-degree assault for the alleged strangling, as well as two counts of domestic violence: simple assault and one count each of domestic violence: criminal threatening, theft and resisting arrest. The woman sustained minor injuries, police said. Lozada was held at the Nashua Police Department on $12,000 cash bail and was arraigned at Nashua district court on Monday, police said. The Class B felony second-degree assault charge is punishable by up to seven years in prison plus fines. The rest of the charges are misdemeanors punishable by up to a year in jail plus fines, police said. – JOSEPH G. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:01:11 EST Climate change hits water infrastructure, NRPC gets grant to study the issue http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049508-469/climate-change-hits-water-infrastructure-nrpc-gets.html The Nashua Regional Planning Commission was awarded $24,997 for a project called “Holistic Water Resiliency Planning” to help municipalities become more resilient to the impacts that climate change has on their water infrastructure. The award is one of 14 EPA Healthy Communities Grants New England. The grants total about $340,637 that will go towards community projects addressing environmental and public health issues in New England. EPA’s Healthy Communities Grant Program brings together discretionary funding across many different programs to fund community projects that reduce environmental risks, protect and improve human health, improve the quality of life, and advance resilience. There were initially 70 submissions for applications. “The projects funded by the Healthy Communities Grant Program will prioritize environmental health in some of New England’s at-risk communities,” said Curt Spalding EPA Regional Administrator. “They are projects that are going to help reduce high asthma rates and improve resilience in communities that are vulnerable to climate change impacts like storm surge.” Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:57:31 EST George (Judd) Lundberg http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1049501-466/george-judd-lundberg.html George (Judd) Lundberg, age 74, died at Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH, on Monday, October 13, 2014. The cause was chronic pulmonary disease. Born October 10, 1940, in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Florence Child and George Lundberg, Sr., Judd attended St. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:44 EST Robert D. Dionne Sr. http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1049503-466/robert-d.-dionne-sr..html Robert D. Dionne Sr., 68, of Nashua, passed away on Saturday morning, October 18th at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Bob was a son of the late Arthur and Lucille (Twombley) Dionne and was a lifelong resident of Nashua, N.H. He was a graduate of Nashua High School Class of 1964. Bob started working young and his first job was at The Modern Restaurant. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:54 EST Scott Brown touts differences from Jeanne Shaheen at Nashua Rotary lunch on Monday http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049509-469/scott-brown-touts-differences-from-jeanne-shaheen.html NASHUA – There’s a lot to fix in this country, Scott Brown said at a Nashua Rotary lunch on Monday, including a lack of leadership at the top. “The world is on fire,” said Brown at the start of his remarks Monday. He spoke of international issues such as Ebola, military buildup in China, kidnappings by Boko Haram and fighting in Syria, citing a lack of leadership. “Here we are playing catch up all the time,” Brown said. “It seems like every time you wake up there’s a new challenge,” said Brown. Brown is running against Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen and delivered a pro-business message while highlighting differences between him and Shaheen during his remarks at the Nashua Country Club.. “This race is going to be about differences,” Brown said. “She’s a good person. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:58:00 EST Educators honored at Crowne http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049517-469/educators-honored-at-crowne.html NASHUA – Compared to the Emmys, but for teachers, the Nashua Education Foundation threw its first educator award ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Thursday. The NEFie Awards honored city educators who were nominated by administrators, peers or the NEF board for the positive impact they have had on education. Chris Williams, president CEO of the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce, served as emcee, and Mayor Donnalee Lozeau and Superintendent Mark Conrad welcomed attendees and recognized the hard work of Nashua faculty and staff. Nominated by the Nashua Education Foundation board, the featured winner was long-time Nashua educator and principal, Stanley Stoncius, who was honored with the Ron Kraus Outside the Profession Award. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:01:25 EST Nashua North cruises past Keene, 3-0 http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1049491-457/nashua-north-cruises-past-keene-3-0.html The Titans improved to 14-2 with a relatively easy 25-4, 25-12, 25-11 win. Taylor Choate had eight points, eight kills and two blocks while Sabrina Ivory added 15 points and two kills. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:01:03 EST Democrats were willing to debate http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/opinion/letters/1049433-465/democrats-were-willing-to-debate.html I am disappointed to read Doris Hohensee’s recent statement that state Sen. Bette Lasky is unwilling to hold a public debate during this campaign. As chair of the Nashua Democratic City Committee, I reached out to my counterpart with the Nashua Republican City Committee in late September to express an interest from the Democratic candidates for state Senate and Executive Council to engage in a public forum with their Republican opponents. I never received a response from the RNCC about this offer. Nevertheless, because I knew Mrs. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:00:41 EST Seeking customers of Fuller Oil company http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/opinion/letters/1049487-465/seeking-customers-of-fuller-oil-company.html Your Sept. 23 article about Fuller Oil & Propane Co., being sued asked what would happen “to Fuller’s customers who paid in advance for oil this coming winter?” An application for a writ to seize Fuller’s fleet could be granted on Tuesday, Oct. 28.  If granted, it would effectively transfer Fuller Oil’s delivery business to Sprague, including all the money Fuller has deposited on behalf of its customers.  To make it possible for the Fuller Oil customers to be heard, I have formed an organization, “NHHeat.org” to protect all the citizens of New Hampshire from avoidable property or personal injury damages. I will file a “friend of the court” objection during the week of Oct. 24, objecting to the motion until our questions are answered. Fuller customers having prepay deposits to Fuller Oil are invited to join me in this filing by sending a copy of their signed and notarized total pre-payment amount statement to me at 15 Brookline Street, Nashua, NH 03064; including their contact information. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:00:46 EST State Senate District 13 (Nashua Wards 3,4,6,7,8,9) http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/politics/1049248-476/state-senate-district-13-nashua-wards-346789.html ​The Telegraph invited candidates for Executive Council, NH Senate and NH House of Representatives in districts that include Greater Nashua to fill out a short form. Here are the responses we have received from candidates for this office: DORIS HOHENSEE Age: 60 Address: 15 Swart Terrace, Nashua Contact: DorisHohensee.com; Doris.Hohensee@comcast.net; 881-8323 Years of residence: 35 years in NH; 32 years in Nashua Family: Married to Paul Hohensee; 6 children and 3 grandchildren Education: College of Mt. St. Vincent, BA Math Occuipation: Software engineer in NYC metro area prior to moving to NH; wife, mother, homeschooling parent; education advocate for parents and education activist for 24 years. Political history: NH GOP delegate 2012 and 2014 Affiliations: Chair and Co-founder of NH Families for Education, advocating for parents, teachers and local control of education Please list what you consider the three most important issues that will be facing this office in the coming term, and give your position on each, in a single sentence each. JOBS: Improve New Hampshire’s business climate through lower taxes, fees and regulation to attract entrepreneurs and small business, which is the backbone of our state, so they can create the high paying jobs we need to keep young families from leaving New Hampshire to find work. HEALTHCARE: Help families keep their doctors and hospitals as well as increase access to affordable, high quality healthcare that meets their individual needs. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:37:00 EST State Rep. District 36 (Nashua Ward 9) - 3 seats http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/politics/1049246-476/state-rep.-district-36-nashua-ward-9.html ​The Telegraph invited candidates for Executive Council, NH Senate and NH House of Representatives in districts that include Greater Nashua to fill out a short form. Here are the responses we have received from candidates for this office: MARTY JACK (D) Age: 65 Address: 83 Cadogan Way Contact: 318-0457; MartyJackNHHouse@gmail.com Years of residence: 16 Family: Divorced, one adult child Education: Bachelor’s degree, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Occupation: Retired from computer industry, software engineering Political history: State Representative, Hillsborough District 36 (Nashua Ward 9), 2013-2014 Affiliations: N/A Please list what you consider the three most important issues that will be facing this office in the coming term, and give your position on each, in a single sentence each. Assuming I am reappointed to the Public Works and Highways committee, continue working to prioritize and secure funding to maintain our roads, bridges, and telecommunications infrastructure. Continue supporting the community college system, which does a great job of producing a skilled workforce tailored to the needs of our local employers, continue supporting local public schools, and continue driving down the debt load on our university students. Continue finding ways to get as many residents as possible covered by insurance, since this produces the best outcomes at the lowest overall cost. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:37:00 EST State Rep. District 34 (Nashua Ward 7) - 3 seats http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/politics/1049245-476/state-rep.-district-34-nashua-ward-7.html ​The Telegraph invited candidates for Executive Council, NH Senate and NH House of Representatives in districts that include Greater Nashua to fill out a short form. Here are the responses we have received from candidates for this office: DUANE ERICKSON (R) Age: 83 Address: 10 Allds St., apt 295 Contact: 566-5544 Years of residence: 57 Family: Married 58 yrs., 2 children Education: High School, technical school (electronics) Occupation: Retired , 40 years in industrial sales, Then ran a business, Recycling Laser Systems Political history: Ward 9 state representative elected 1972; delegate to the 1974 Constitutional Convention; elected ward 7 state representative 2010 Affiliations: Served in US Army during the Korean War Please list what you consider the three most important issues that will be facing this office in the coming term, and give your position on each, in a single sentence each. Get industries and start-ups in NH. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:37:00 EST State Rep. District 28 (Nashua Ward 1) - 3 seats http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/politics/1049243-476/state-rep.-district-28-nashua-ward-1.html ​The Telegraph invited candidates for Executive Council, NH Senate and NH House of Representatives in districts that include Greater Nashua to fill out a short form. Here are the responses we have received from candidates for this office: CARL SEIDEL (R) Age: 76 Address: 39 Pilgrim Circle, Nashua Contact: 598-2795, seidel4staterep@ mindspring.com, www.nhrepresentativecarlseidel.com, Years of residence: 12 Family: Married to Lorraine Currier Seidel, 4 children, 3 stepchildren Education: BS Chemistry U. of Wisconsin, MS Chemistry U. of Notre Dame, Occupation: Retired. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:34:00 EST State Rep. District 4 (Lynd., Wilton, 2 other towns) - 2 seats http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/politics/1049228-476/state-rep.-district-4-lynd.-wilton-2.html ​The Telegraph invited candidates for Executive Council, NH Senate and NH House of Representatives in districts that include Greater Nashua to fill out a short form. Here are the responses we have received from candidates for this office:​ CAROL ROBERTS (D) Age: 71 Address: 31 Curtis Farm Road, Wilton Contact: 654-6922 Years of residence: 21 Family: My life partner and I have 5 children between us and 9 grandchildren. Education: AAS, Nashua Vo-Tech., Nashua, NH 1987. Bachelor of Science - Business Management, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:34:00 EST Hike for Health to promote wellness in Nashua region http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/1049471-478/hike-for-health-to-promote-wellness-in.html HOLLIS – The public is invited to participate in the Hike for Health, a free event on the Beaver Brook Nature Center trails from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 25. Participants can check in anytime between 10 and 11 a.m. Hikers can choose one of five paths, from half a mile to a 10K hike. The event is co-sponsored by the center and the Nashua Obesity Prevention Work Group. The group hopes to increase access to exercise in the Nashua region, as well as to promote health and wellness in Greater Nashua. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:00:41 EST Nashua hospital has support group for substance abuse issues http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/1049470-478/nashua-hospital-has-support-group-for-substance.html NASHUA – A new peer support group in Nashua for parents of children, teens and young adults with substance abuse issues will meet twice a month at St. Joseph Hospital. Meetings of FASTER – Families Advocating Substance Treatment Education and Recovery – will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. They are free, confidential and accepting of chemical dependency as a treatable disease of the brain. For more information, call Sue at 351-8356. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:00:36 EST Robert D. Dionne Sr. http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1049421-466/robert-d.-dionne-sr..html Robert D. Dionne Sr., 68, of Nashua, passed away on Saturday morning, October 18th at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Bob was a son of the late Arthur and Lucille (Twombley) Dionne and was a lifelong resident of Nashua, N.H. He was a graduate of Nashua High School Class of 1964. Bob started working young and his first job was at The Modern Restaurant. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:00:57 EST Normand A. Raymond http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049422-469/normand-a.-raymond.html Normand A. Raymond, 83, of Nashua passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday October 17, 2014 at the Community Hospice House, Merrimack. Normand was born in Nashua on October 4, 1931 a son of the late Joseph and Alphonsine (Tanguay) Raymond. He was the husband of Claire (Brodeur-Soucy) Raymond of Nashua. Normand served our country with the US Air Force during the Korean War. Prior to retirement, Normand had been employed by Raytheon for 25 years. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:18:05 EST Even at 2-5 Bishop Guertin still has shot at playoffs http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1049431-457/even-at-2-5-bishop-guertin-still-has.html Tied atop the Division I West conference at 4-3, it would appear that Alvirne (3-0 conference) and Nashua South (2-1 conference) have playoff spots locked up. Think again. Sitting at 2-5 overall and 2-0 in conference, Bishop Guertin is still alive in the hunt for a tournament spot. The Cardinals playoff hopes rest squarely in their own hands with two games to go. None of this is lost on BG senior Kyle Cushion or any of his Cardinals teammates. “It’s pretty crazy,” Cushion said. “That’s what has been driving us over these last few weeks. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:00:57 EST Library events in Greater Nashua – Oct. 20 update http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/events/1049443-478/library-events-in-greater-nashua--oct..html NOTE: Library items are submitted by the libraries and are only lightly edited. For more library events, visit nashua telegraph.com/community. NASHUA Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., 589-4600, carol.eyman@nashualibrary.org, www.nashualibrary.org. NASHUA READS: ‘THE ART FORGER’ “The Art Forger” by B.A. Shapiro is the selection for the 2014 Nashua Reads: One City, One Book program. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:01:26 EST Classes in Greater Nashua – Oct. 20 update http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/events/1049444-478/classes-in-greater-nashua--oct.-20.html EDITOR’S NOTE: Class listings are submitted by readers and are only lightly edited. NASHUA SENIORS COUNT WORKSHOP: HOARDING & CLUTTERING The October Seniors Count workshop will feature a general discussion of the reasons people hoard and how to help them through the de-cluttering and/or de-hoarding process. Time will be set aside for questions and answers. The free workshop will be held 1 p.m. Oct. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:01:30 EST Aldermanic Infrastructure Committee to discuss Legacy Playground, other topics Wednesday http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049446-469/aldermanic-infrastructure-committee-to-discuss-legacy-playground.html NASHUA – A potpourri of resolutions and ordinances, some tabled as long as 9 months ago, await the aldermanic Committee on Infrastructure when it convenes Wednesday, Oct. 22, at City Hall. One of the most talked-about topics of late – the proposed Legacy Playground – comes up again on the agenda, this time under unfinished business after the issue was discussed at length at last week’s special Board of Aldermen meeting then referred back to committee once again. Several other agenda items address traffic or parking, including extending the overnight on-street parking permit program for another year, tabled on Sept. 24; authorizing angled parking on part of the west side of Main Street, tabled Feb. 26; adding stop signs at Beauview Avenue and Hooker Street, tabled Aug. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:01:35 EST Lawyer says police destroyed important evidence in fatal-crash case http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049448-469/lawyer-says-police-destroyed-important-evidence-in.html NASHUA – Lawyers for a man accused of killing a Brookline woman in a car crash the day before Christmas want the charges dismissed because of evidence destroyed by police. Greg Cullen, 32, of Milford, was charged with negligent homicide after prosecutors accused him of being distracted by the GPS on his cellphone and causing a crash near the Brookline Safety Complex, killing 30-year-old Katie Hamilton. In court paperwork filed this month, Cullen’s attorney, Michael Iacopino, said police destroyed three pieces of evidence that robbed Cullen of his right to a fair trial. First, Iacopino says, state police failed to inspect the other two vehicles involved in the crash, including Hamilton’s, to rule out the possibility that a mechanical failure in one of those vehicles contributed to the crash. A state trooper also manipulated Cullen’s cellphone before documenting its home screen, making it impossible for defense lawyers to argue that Cullen wasn’t distracted by the phone by showing that there were unread messages on it, according to court documents. Finally, according to Iacopino’s motion, police destroyed a video bearing a timestamp showing Cullen’s pickup truck approaching the intersection of Routes 130 and 13 in Brookline that could be compared to any text messages sent by Cullen’s phone. “A crucial piece of evidence documenting the time of the accident, which was different than the Verizon Wireless time, was then destroyed by the state,” Iacopino wrote. “They knew they had in their possession a piece of evidence reflecting a time that did not corresponded with their timeline. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:20:33 EST Most of the region’s minorities are in Nashua http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049450-469/most-of-the-regions-minorities-are-in.html It’s no secret than New Hampshire has relatively few residents who are racial or ethnic minorities – we’re one of the three whitest states in the country, by Census data. As might be expected, most of the region’s minorities live in Nashua, but they’re not evenly distributed around the city. This map shows percentages of minorities in various Census districts, which do not always correspond to obvious neighborhoods. This is one of a number of charts and maps taken from the draft of the 2015-2035 Regional Plan from the Nashua Regional Planning Commission. The plan examines the current and future state of the 13-town Nashua region, which stretches from Lyndeborough in the west to Pelham in the east to Merrimack in the north. The draft can be seen online at www.granitestatefuture.org/regions/nashua-region/documents. The commission is seeking public input on its draft. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:58:00 EST Crusaders get past PAL Force in Nashua football battle http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/kidssports/1049556-457/crusaders-get-past-pal-force-in-nashua.html FOOTBALL Seventh grade:  Crusaders 24, Nashua PAL 7 The Nashua Seventh Grade Elks Crusaders ended their season in style with a 24-7 win over rival Nashua PAL. The Crusaders had a strong ground game with hard running from Kyle Salemi, Ryan Rutstein and Joe Buturla. The passing game was equally effective as Ben Levine connected with both Colby Martel and Adam Akel for positive yardage. The rushing attack led to all four touchdowns led by Mark Case, Zach Gauthier and Ben Levine who added two scores. Defensively, the Crusaders had interceptions from Akel and Zach Berthiaume and controlled the line of scrimmage with hard work in the trenches by Nate Johnson, Kalique Jones, Kyle O’Conner, Charlie McKelvey, Stone Foley, Cody Cargill, Colin Keavey, Brad Dietrich and Nate Zalzal. The Elks were without injured players Alex Swisher and Zach Hureau. EIGHTH GRADE:   Manchester East 22, Crusaders 6 Nashua fell to Manchester East, 22-6, with Tanner Plourde scoring Nashua’s only touchdown on a 90-yard kick return to open up the second half. In addition to the kick return, Plourde also ran the ball 10 times, recorded two first downs, and hauled in one pass. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:37:00 EST Bishop Guertin stymies Nashua North in D-I West matchup http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1049403-457/bishop-guertin-stymies-nashua-north-in-d-i.html NASHUA – Based on statistics alone, you would assume the Nashua North offense was successful against Bishop Guertin on Saturday evening. Then again, you’d be underestimating the talent of the Cardinals’ defense. Despite compiling more yards and nearly twice the number of offensive plays in the first half, the Titans ultimately came up short in a must-win contest. Three turnovers and a lack of success in the red zone ultimately led to Nashua North’s demise, as Bishop Guertin pulled off the 22-0 victory. The Titans (2-5) offense had success in the first half, compiling 138 yards, including 96 from running back Myles Cassin-Reed. The Cardinals (2-5) defense continually came up with big plays when it mattered, though, including halting three drives inside their opponent’s own 20. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:00:40 EST Cap proposal is self-interest http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/opinion/letters/1049321-465/cap-proposal-is-self-interest.html Proposed spending-cap change is rooted in salary concerns I did not realize that The Telegraph moved the comics. In his argument for changing the spending cap (“Should city change spending cap calculation?” Oct. 12), Nashua teacher Gary Hoffman uses as one of his arguments that the city of Nashua doesn’t buy such consumer goods as “clothing, food, electronics, and housing costs.” While the city as an entity may not buy those items, its residents (read taxpayers) certainly do. Mr. Hoffman, I suggest, is not as interested in the price of “firemen’s protective gear or the cost of your child’s textbook” as he is in seeing the spending cap increased as much as he can get away with to assure that teachers’ step increases and other salary increases can be maximized. To suggest that the Consumer Price Index – Urban is not a true measure of inflation is nothing but self-interest. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11:00:54 EST Lasky | From schools to economic growth, a belief in the good government can do http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/opinion/commentary/1049325-474/lasky--from-schools-to-economic-growth.html On a bright, warm summer day, I waited in the Statehouse for the governor to come out to sign a bill that I sponsored. I greeted a few constituents and colleagues and was chatting about the bill when one of them rushed up, hugged me and started to cry. As I hugged her back, she seemed overwhelmed with happiness. She shared her story with me. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:00:51 EST Community events in Nashua – Oct. 19 update http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/events/1049335-478/community-events-in-nashua--oct.-19.html EDITOR’S NOTE: Calendar items are submitted by readers and are only lightly edited. COMMUNITY EVENTS PHOTOGRAPHERS FORUM CAMERA CLUB Photographers Forum camera club will hold its next meeting at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 20 at Bishop Guertin High School on Lund Road. This is a competition night with three categories: Assigned: “Door(s) and Window(s)” Challenge: “Cliché” and Open. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:01:11 EST Fairs in Greater Nashua – Oct. 19 update http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/events/1049334-478/fairs-in-greater-nashua--oct.-19.html NASHUA OLDE FASHIONED COUNTRY FAIR First Baptist Church of Nashua, 121 Manchester St., will host its Olde Fashioned Country Fair from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 25. Fair will include breakfast and lunch items to enjoy while listening to some country tunes; homemade jams and jellies, canned vegetables, salsa, applesauce, “dilly beans,” baked beans, and pies, cakes and cookies; specialty craft and food tables; extensive silent auction; and free activities for children. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:01:00 EST Greater Nashua Habitat For Humanity celebrates 20 years http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/1049340-478/greater-nashua-habitat-for-humanity-celebrates-20.html NASHUA – Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a dinner at LaBelle Winery in Amherst at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26. The event will seat up to 220 people and include dinner and specialty cocktails created by LaBelle Winery at a cash bar. The evening also will include a presentation and live auction. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:01:53 EST Nashua Hunt Community employees ‘band together’ in fight against breast cancer http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/1049343-478/nashua-hunt-community-employees-band-together-in.html NASHUA – Corey Kearns, asked what gave him the idea to make pink macrame bracelets to help in the fight against breast cancer, said he has been making these types of bracelets for friends and family members in the military for several years. They’re called 550-paracord survival bracelets and actually have hundreds of documented uses for members of the armed forces. Made from parachute cord that can hold up to 550 pounds, each cord is  made up of seven strings wrapped together. The bracelets can be taken apart down to the individual strings and used to tie down tarps for shelter, bundle things together, secure camouflage and even as a tourniquet in a dire combat situation. When asked if it was difficult to find paracord in hot pink, the Nashua native’s answer was simply, “No, not at all.” After two of his wife’s aunts died from breast cancer, Kearns, who is the security supervisor for the Hunt Community Continuing Care Retirement Community, decided he wanted to do something to help prevent more lives from being lost to this disease. Through the countless hours he worked on them, Kearns wondered if his  co-workers would actually contribute the $5 requested donation for one of the hot pink breast cancer survival bracelets. Kearns lost track of how many he made for the project, but he said he used 2,250 feet of 550-paracord make them. In the end, his co-workers at Hunt Community, along with its sister Continuing Care Retirement Community, The Huntington at Nashua, purchased 206 bracelets, helping him raise $1,030 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation to find a cure for breast cancer. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:02:10 EST Nashua Christian Academy Spanish students embrace new way of learning http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/hscolumns/1049348-478/nashua-christian-academy-spanish-students-embrace-new.html Before this year at Nashua Christian Academy, classes have just been the typical room setting that anyone would expect from a school. This year, however, NCA has become a part of a high school pilot program introducing a new style of learning to the school students. NCA approached the Signum University Language Institute to look into doing video conferences for a Latin course. While the Latin course didn’t have enough interest, the school decided to look into the program for Spanish courses. Video conferences are essentially a mix between an online course and a typical classroom setting. The instructor Skypes the students twice a week in groups of about seven or eight and teaches a class. This format helps the students because the main language spoken is Spanish, not English. Students are forced to speak the language they desire to learn, immersing them in conversations and applied speaking skills they will need to successfully learn Spanish. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:02:32 EST Support groups in Greater Nashua http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/events/1049349-478/support-groups-in-greater-nashua.html NASHUA BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP The Bereavement Support Group is open to any bereaved individual and is free of charge, with no registration is necessary. Information: Barbara Halbmaier at 882-3000, ext. 63907. BLOOD CANCER SUPPORT GROUP The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society offers a monthly support group for adult patients and family members who are coping with a blood cancer diagnosis. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:02:36 EST Pets of the week for Oct. 19 http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/1049351-478/pets-of-the-week-for-oct.-19.html Humane Society for Greater Nashua HARLEY Hi, everyone, I’m Harley! I’m an absolutely adorable 4-year-old gal looking for my new family. I’m so cute that it’s hard to believe no one has scooped me up yet! One thing that you can’t tell from my picture is that I’m blind. I’ve been that way since birth, so I’m very well adjusted. I need a home where I can have some consistency in my surroundings, and would love to have a doggie door leading to a fenced-in yard like I did at my previous home! I like just about everyone I meet, kids and other dogs included! I have good manners and walk well on leash, too – you just need to talk and lead me in the right direction. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:02:44 EST Nashua South dress code draws controversy http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/hscolumns/1049352-478/nashua-south-dress-code-draws-controversy.html Throughout the years, the student dress code has been a controversial topic at Nashua High School South. This topic started affecting me at the beginning of my senior year. Before that, I had been oblivious to the fact that many of my female classmates had been shamed for what they wear. The day I was “dress coded,” my eyes opened and I needed my voice to be heard. I wanted to support the girls in my school; I didn’t want to be in the shadows. I began with a Facebook post and proceeded from there. One day, someone in my class who is a part of the school newspaper, Panther Prints, asked me to write an article on the topic. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:02:48 EST Kazimierz ‘Kaz’ Bielawski http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1049365-466/kazimierz-kaz-bielawski.html Kazimierz “Kaz” Bielawski, 90, of Nashua, died Thursday evening, October 16, 2014, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Born in Beznik, Poland, on February 5, 1924, he was a son of the late Stanislaw and Magdalena Bielawski. Educated in Polish schools, Kaz was part of the underground resistance in Poland during World War II. Mr. Bielawski immigrated to the United States in 1951 and worked as a tailor for Hickey Freeman in New York City. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:00:57 EST Nita Van Zandt http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1049367-466/nita-van-zandt.html Nita Van Zandt of Nashua passed away on October 14 at age 65. She was the only child of Bryce Johnson and Evelyn (Plucar) Johnson. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, James Van Zandt, and their daughter, Tracy Van Zandt of Woburn, MA. Nita earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Wichita State University, and her master’s degree in literature and writing from Rivier University. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:01:12 EST Mona P. (Delude) Caron http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1049369-466/mona-p.-delude-caron.html 7/11/37-10/14/14 Mona P. (Delude) Caro, of Nashua NH, daughter of the late Ernest Delude & Delia (Levesque) Delude. Mona was a life long residence of the Nashua Area. She grew up on Amherst St., where Acura is now, when the road was gravel and used to count cars going by after school. Her summer camp was on Honey Pot Pond at the Homestead location on Boston Post Rd. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:01:27 EST James N. Trombly http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1049370-466/james-n.-trombly.html James N. Trombly, 80, born in Hudson and lifelong resident of Nashua, died peacefully on Thursday morning, October 16, 2014, at Kindred Healthcare (Greenbriar) in Nashua. Mr. Trombly was born on August 1, 1934, a son of the late Fred N. and Christina (Matheson) Trombly. He is remembered as a gentleman who worked hard all his life. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:01:37 EST Heirloom produce, warts and all, has found a place in Greater Nashua farm offerings http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049371-469/heirloom-produce-warts-and-all-has-found.html Heirloom produce, particularly apples and tomatoes, fills local farm stands this time of year, acting as a touchstone to people looking to connect with Old World food experiences. Heirlooms – a general term for produce that existed before modern breeding programs were developed – are considered by some a throwback, perhaps not commercially viable because of low yield or an unusual look. To many, however, the not-quite-perfect skin, complete with spots, streaks, a dull patina and unique flavor, mean gold. Heirloom apples and tomatoes carry colorful monickers such as Jersey Devil and Striped German, Speckled Roman, Virginia Sweet and Nodhead. Olivia Saunders, a field specialist in the food and agriculture program at the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, said heirloom varieties have been popular with backyard gardeners and small farms for about 30 years. “Modern varieties are bred to be more productive or disease resistant,” she said. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:56:31 EST Ebola preparations continue in Nasua, just in case http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049372-469/ebola-preparations-continue-in-nasua-just-in.html NASHUA – Public health experts in Nashua continue to prepare for the possibility, however remote, that a patient infected with Ebola will walk into a city emergency room or doctor’s office. Members of the Healthcare Emergency Response Coalition, made up of representatives from health care facilities throughout Greater Nashua, met Thursday to discuss how to coordinate best practices to deal with Ebola patients, messaging to the public and up-to-date training programs, said Patricia Crooker, Nashua Public Health’s preparedness coordinator. “We’re looking at all of those things and trying to hash them out ahead of time,” she said. “What we really do is try to collaborate on any public health issue.” AMR, Nashua’s ambulance provider, is part of the coalition. It will hold its own drill soon to practice procedures for transporting an Ebola patient. Mark Hastings, director of emergency management at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, and Dr. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:01:54 EST Hundreds attend Nashua Fall Festival and Parade, day one of ArtWalk http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049373-469/hundreds-attend-nashua-fall-festival-and-parade.html NASHUA – Hundreds of parents, children and a smattering of canine companions descended on downtown Nashua and its environs Saturday, easily working around a heavy, but very brief, downpour to take part in or just take in the inaugural Gate City Fall Festival and Parade and the 10th annual City Arts Nashua ArtWalk. With a parade down Main Street, plenty of games, activities, food and entertainment at Holman Stadium, and the works of more than 100 local artists on display throughout downtown, even the busiest visitors weren’t able to run out of things to do. The idea of blending the new festival with the first day of the two-day Artwalk, branded years ago as “Nashua’s Premier Arts Festival,” came up several months ago and as it began to take shape, the interest grew as well, organizers said. Mayor Donnalee Lozeau was enthusiastic about the turnout, both for the parade and the activities at the stadium. “I think it’s great for the first one,” she said as she congratulated the winners of the costume contest. The festival is a one-day event, but ArtWalk continues Sunday, reopening at 11 a.m. and running through 4:30 p.m., when the closing ceremonies will take place at Rotary Common, 315 Main St. As part of the ceremonies, Nashua Rotarian Yvonne Dunetz will lead a tour of the labyrinth walk at the common. On Saturday, grand marshal Stanley Stoncius, the legendary 37-year Nashua educator who retired as principal of Nashua High School South, greeted onlookers with a wave and his trademark smile from the back seat of a vintage Buick convertible. Just two days earlier, Stoncius had been honored as the recipient of the Nashua Education Foundation’s Ron Krauss Outside the Profession Award, which honors an individual who has made a major impact on education in Nashua. At noon at 30 Temple St., newly named New Hampshire State Council on the Arts Director Ginnie Lupi praised the ArtWalk and Nashuans’ response to the arts. “It’s events like this that make this community a great place to live,” Lupi said during the brief ArtWalk opening ceremony. For more information about the ArtWalk schedule on Sunday, visit www.cityartsnashua.org. Dean Shalhoup can be reached at 594-6443 or dshalhoup@nashuatelegraph.com. Also, follow Shalhoup on Twitter (@Telegraph_DeanS). Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:23:03 EST Hudson suicide, 2 kids injured in Nashua bounce house, 3 dogs shot in Merrimack are most read Web stories http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049379-469/hudson-suicide-2-kids-injured-in-nashua.html Several articles about a series of unfortunate events generated the most attention of nashua telegraph.com readers for the week ending Saturday. At the top of list were five stories recounting the events surrounding the Nashua woman who committed suicide by jumping into the Merrimack River in Hudson. “Officials find body of 65-year-old Nashua woman in Merrimack River under Sagamore Bridge” was viewed more than 6,600 times. In all, coverage of the event collected more than 16,500 page views. Another tragedy was the second most read news event last week. “Two children injured in bounce house accident at Nashua’s Sullivan Farm” was read 3,100 times, and our follow-up stories collected another 3,400 views for a total in excess of 6,500 page views. The incident occurred last Sunday when the children climbed into an inflatable bounce house that was blown 40-50 feet by a strong gust of wind. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:02:36 EST Nashua prepares for arrival of 150 refugees from Southeast Asia http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049383-469/nashua-prepares-for-arrival-of-150-refugees.html NASHUA – As many as 150 refugees from Southeast Asia will arrive in Nashua soon as part of the sometimes controversial process of resettling refugees and their families within New Hampshire communities. Three years ago, the mayor of Manchester asked officials to stop resettling families in the state’s largest city. And just last year, Nashua’s mayor urged caution when about 50 refugees were set to come here, saying the city needed to make sure the appropriate services were in place. “I want to make sure that the refugees that are resettled in Nashua are successful,” Lozeau said last year. “We’ve got to make sure the school they may be going to will be prepared to assist them, that they have safe and affordable housing in a location that’s appropriate.” Resettlement has been a coordinated effort among city services, volunteer groups and the School District, said Amy Marchildon, program director of the New Hampshire arm of refugee placement agency Ascentria Services for New Americans, formerly Lutheran Social Services of New England. The organization works with people seeking asylum and secondary migrants, placing them primarily in Laconia, Concord and Nashua. “There is a real network of support in social services and volunteer support … and a lot of support from the city,” Marchildon said. Historically, Nashua has received few refugees compared with other New Hampshire communities. Manchester has received more than 4,400 refugees since 1998, while Concord took in more than 1,600 and Laconia received nearly 500. But the state’s second largest city took in only 218 refugees during that time, according to resettlement figures from the state Department of Health and Human Services. Lozeau said city agencies have come together to meet the impending influx of refugees. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:34:00 EST Arts, craft materials to be shared by scrapbookers http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/living/lifestyles/1049392-469/arts-craft-materials-to-be-shared-by.html “Scrapbooking is not just a craft or a way to pass the time, but a serious activity designed to speak to the future about life as we know it,” says Patricia Buckler, co-editor of “The Scrapbook in American Life,” noting Thomas Jefferson filled albums with newspaper clippings from his presidency. From snips of paper to fabric from dresses, invitations, recipes and flowers dried in presses, a Mailbag reader’s supplies may help new generations look at the past. Love to scrapbook “I have been told that I am ‘one sheet of scrapbook paper away from being a hoarder’ when it comes to arts and craft supplies, and I have some extras left over from projects that could be used to create beautiful things,” says Kathy M. (LTR 3,154). “The supplies I am offering include scrapbook paper, 12 inches by 12 inches, printed and plain colors; scrapbook scissors; rubber stamps; lots of embellishments, such as stickers, brads and flowers; materials to make mini-scrapbooks; Zutter Binding Machine supplies such as O-rings and 6-inch by 6-inch heavy chipboard; and some Sizzix dyes, many unused. “I would like to give items to several people so all of the items get used and not sit around in someone’s home. Guess that means please don’t be greedy, as I am not looking to get rid of everything all at once. “My desire is to find people who love to scrapbook or make cards but need some materials.” Kathy can be reached at Kathy_McCorkle@yahoo.com. Recliners available “I would like to offer two red upholstered recliners,” says Mildred G., of Nashua (LTR 3,155). “The upholstery is not in the best of condition in that it is just worn. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:00:53 EST Blood drives in Greater Nashua http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/events/1049394-478/blood-drives-in-greater-nashua.html The American Red Cross will hold these blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org. 9 am.-3 p.m. Oct. 20: Bedford Farms, 4 Bedford Farms Drive. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:01:01 EST South girls top Keene http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1049398-457/south-girls-top-keene.html NASHUA south Girls soccer South 4, Keene 2 Emily Durette scored three goals as the Purple Panthers posted their fifth win of the season. Michelle Marcotte also scored for Nashua South. Adaeze Obinelo turned aside seven shots in goal for the Panthers. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:04:00 EST NH Rail Transit website touts passenger rail through Nashua http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049378-469/nh-rail-transit-website-touts-passenger-rail.html Fans of expanding passenger rail up through Nashua might want to check out a new website launched by the New Hampshire Rail Transit Authority at www.nhrta.org. It features detailed information about rail projects in the state, including the New Hampshire Capitol Corridor Study, an effort to evaluate the expansion of passenger rail service along the 73-mile stretch from Concord to Boston that is traveled by some 165,000 vehicles a day. The site also addresses the process needed to expand rail, features relevant news and information, lists prominent supporters, and enables the public to sign up and show their support for passenger rail expansion. Traffic congestion, increased transportation demand, concerns about mobility, economic development and the state’s famous quality of life led to the legislation that established the New Hampshire Rail Transit Authority in 2007. The NHRTA is tasked with encouraging and overseeing the redevelopment of passenger rail services throughout New Hampshire, with an initial emphasis on the New Hampshire Capitol Corridor. The state Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the NHRTA, is in the final stages of conducting a Capitol Corridor Study to evaluate passenger rail service and other transit alternatives such as express bus service. Initial Capitol Corridor Study estimates show that more than 3,100 riders are expected each weekday from Manchester to Boston for a yearly total of 800,000 riders – 250,000 more than the Amtrak Downeaster, which provides five round trips per day between Portland, Maine, and Boston, with New Hampshire stops in Exeter, Durham and Dover. The final draft of the Capitol Corridor Study is scheduled to be completed in late fall. This report will identify specific station locations and financing options and provide data related to the economic impact passenger rail expansion could have on New Hampshire. – DAVID BROOKS Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:02:31 EST Fright Night coming to Greeley Park; Nashua Senior Outing around corner http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049377-469/fright-night-coming-to-greeley-park-nashua.html The Nashua Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual Halloween Fright Night in Greeley Park from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday . There will be haunted hayrides, scary walk-through mazes, bounce houses, a caricaturist and animal balloons for all participants. This is a free event for Nashua area residents, with recommended ages of 5-12. Parks and Recreation will hold the 44th annual Senior Outing at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Nov. 16. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:02:27 EST New enhancement block in Nashua high schools finding its footing http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049376-469/new-enhancement-block-in-nashua-high-schools.html After several years in the planning stages, Nashua public high schools launched an “enhancement block” period this year. The 35-minute block in the middle of the school day is meant to allow students time to receive extra academic help or participate in extracurricular meetings, activities or workshops. Administrators and staff are still adjusting to the change. “We still have growing pains, and we’re addressing them,” Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Seusing said. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:25:40 EST U.S. Cellular promotes Deborah Bright to sales manager in Nashua http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/business/businesspeople/1049375-464/u.s.-cellular-promotes-deborah-bright-to-sales.html NASHUA – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) has named Deborah Bright to sales manager at U.S. Cellular’s retail location at 375 Amherst St. Bright will lead the sales team in daily activities and effectively guide associates to deliver the ideal customer experience. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:02:18 EST Volunteers beautify entrance to Mine Falls Park in Nashua http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/1049345-478/volunteers-beautify-entrance-to-mine-falls-park.html NASHUA – The Whipple Street entrance to Mine Falls Park is now “mummified” thanks to the efforts of four gardening volunteers who planted chrysanthemums and later worked at clearing the area at 6Y during the Sept. 20 Trail Day. The volunteers wished to remain anonymous. The next Trail Day is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:02:18 EST Garcia failed to deliver http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/opinion/letters/1049328-465/garcia-failed-to-deliver.html Last week, I, like a number of other small business owners in Nashua, attended the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce’s candidate forum where U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster and her opponent, state Rep. Marilinda Garcia, were gracious enough to let us in on their thoughts for the 2nd Congressional District. Though intrigued by the discussion in its entirety, I was there to hear about one topic in particular – commuter rail. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:01:07 EST Fan fire fills Nashua condo with smoke; nobody hurt http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049258-469/fan-fire-fills-nashua-condo-with-smoke.html NASHUA – A fire sparked by an apparently faulty bathroom exhaust fan filled a south Nashua condominium with smoke early Friday morning, but the occupants were alerted by a smoke detector and got out safely, fire officials said. Firefighters responded shortly before 2 a.m. to a report of smoke in the building at 1 Snow Circle, Apt. M, in The Villas condominium complex off Spit Brook Road, Deputy Fire Chief Brian Rhodes said. Rhodes said the crew on Engine 3, which arrived first, found nothing showing from the outside, but encountered “a heavy smoke condition” inside the building. Crews confirmed everyone was out of the building, then traced the source of the smoke to a first-floor bathroom, where they extinguished the flames and began smoke-removal operations. The condominium is an end unit in a seven-unit building, Rhodes said. He said crews checked the second floor and basement to make sure the fire hadn’t spread, and they found no signs of fire. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:01:15 EST Nashua South football runs down Keene http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1049289-457/nashua-south-football-runs-down-keene.html NASHUA – Big plays, big yards, big win. That’s pretty much what Nashua High School took away from Friday night’s 52-27 triumph over the winless (0-7) Keene Blackbirds, a win that vaults the 4-3 Panthers back over the .500 mark South scored six TDs in instant fashion, and also took advantage of six Blackbird miscues in rolling up 552 yards of offense. South quarterback Malik Langa ran for two scores and threw for another, while Josh Perry (10 carries, 128 yards) had three TDs, one a defensive score. “From what I had seen, they (Keene) move the ball on everybody,” South coach Scott Knight said. “So I said, ‘We’re going to have to score a bunch.’” Knight was correct, because it wasn’t always comfy-cozy for the Panthers, now 4-3. It was pretty dicey for South when Keene’s Tim Lane ran it in from 4 yards out to help make it a 24-21 game with 7:53 left in the third quarter. But the Panthers opened up a 38-21 advantage with two TDs in a 1:02 span. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 22:52:01 EST Parade, activities at Holman, ArtWalk highlight Gate City Festival in Nashua http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049294-469/parade-activities-at-holman-artwalk-highlight-gate.html NASHUA – The curtain will rise at 10 a.m. Saturday on the first Gate City Fall Festival and Parade, bringing to fruition months of planning and scheduling of a multitude of events from downtown to Holman Stadium. The only interruption for motorists will be a roughly half-hour period when Main Street will be closed from the top of Library Hill to East and West Hollis streets, allowing a parade to pass down Main Street. The staging area for the parade, which will step off at 10, is at 300 Main St. Participants will march north on Main Street, and northbound traffic will be stopped briefly until the parade passes. The southbound lanes will remain open throughout. The parade will continue from Library Hill onto Concord Street, then bear left onto Manchester Street at the Firefighters Memorial. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:01:49 EST Long ago, sports writers were a slightly different breed http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049296-469/long-ago-sports-writers-were-a-slightly.html When he reached deep into Nashua sports history and pulled out a gem originally penned some 70 years ago by mid-20th-century sports scribe Frank Stawasz, esteemed colleague Alan Greenwood set in motion what remains of my creative juices. It was 70 years ago this week that Stawasz, The Telegraph sports scribe and editor of more than a decade until 1952, when he and several other Telegraph reporters walked off the job in a wage protest and never returned, shared with his readers a note that Lowell Sun sports writer Jack Kenney wrote him about a week after Nashua edged Lowell 7-0 in a battle to the finish between two of New England’s toughest football teams. In the note, Kenney – get this – apologized to Stawasz on behalf his city and, apparently, the kids of Lowell High School for sending a chorus of boos through the stands as the Nashua High School eleven trotted onto the field. I laugh out loud as I imagine our Tom King sending an email to the kid from, say, the New Hampshire Union Leader: “Hey, dude, sorry about those loud, purple-painted Nashua kids tossing those boos at the Central players the other night …” Things sure have changed in 70 years. Lo and behold, at least one well-known graduate of the Buzz Harvey School of Hard Knocks remembers that very game that spurred Kenney’s apology. Greenwood’s missive, the venerable Al Savage wrote, “jolted my memory of that day. … I was there at Cawley Stadium playing … as the starting tackle in my senior year.” He referred to the home of the Lowell Red Raiders, where the teams still play. Savage said he doesn’t recall hearing booing, but he remembers the stadium being packed, as stadiums always were when Nashua came to town. He also remembers his sister taking his photo that day in his royal purple uniform wearing “the great safety helmet we wore then. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:02:01 EST Repairing Nashua’s Millyard chimney is a slow process, especially 150 feet in the air http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049297-469/repairing-nashuas-millyard-chimney-is-a-slow.html NASHUA – Scaffolding could be seen about midway up the Millyard smokestack this week as work continues to shore up the iconic chimney in downtown Nashua. A crew with International Chimney of Buffalo, N.Y., says they’re on track with the project to recondition the nearly 200-foot-tall brick stack. The chimney, built in the early 1880s, was once part of the boiler house complex at the Nashua Manufacturing Co. The textile mill complex began in the early 1820s and eventually grew to a large campus of buildings along the Nashua River west of Main Street. On Friday, International Chimney employees David Lecuyer and Greg Lakin worked high in the air on a 16-foot-long, 2-foot-wide platform that moved up the north face of the stack by electric hoist. The pair were removing old mortar from between bricks in 1-foot-square sections. New mortar will be applied. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:02:08 EST Official: Clock ticking for Nashua rooming house owners working to address code violations http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049298-469/official-clock-ticking-for-nashua-rooming-house.html NASHUA – Although city officials say the owners of the Temple Street Hotel have addressed some of the dozens of code violations uncovered in a September inspection, they still have quite a bit of work to do before the city will considers them in good standing. But work is progressing, city code enforcement manager Nelson Ortega said Friday. He said the owners, listed in city property records as 23-25 Temple Street Realty, immediately responded to the most critical violations – those that fall in the “life-safety” category – and corrected them well within the required five-day period. The violations discovered in a Sept. 9 inspection at the former YMCA building at the corner of Temple and Spring streets were listed in a report that was sent to the owners, giving them five days to fix issues such as replacing missing or broken smoke detectors, repairing a substandard fire door, cleaning dust- and grease-caked sprinkler heads, and replacing expired or  missing fire extinguishers. The law gives the owner 45 days to take care of other violations, such as dirty or cluttered apartments, holes in walls and ceilings, rodent and bedbug presence, and one case where “multiple sealed bottles of urine” were discovered in a room with “a very pungent odor,” according to the health department’s portion of the report. Ortega said representatives of code enforcement, the fire marshal’s office, the Police Department and the building safety and environmental health departments conducted the Sept. 9 inspection, with each completing a report on its findings. The rooming house, built 110 years ago as the Nashua YMCA, has changed hands several times over the years. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:27:18 EST Hillsborough County District 32 (Nashua Ward 5) – 3 seats – Republican http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/politics/1045308-476/hillsborough-county-district-32-nashua-ward-5.html NAME: BARRY PALMER AGE:74 ADDRESS: Shore Drive, Nashua YEARS OF RESIDENCE: 44 years FAMILY: Married for 49 years, two children EDUCATION: B.A., behavioral science; B.A. theology, Notre Dame College. Certified Emergency Medical Techniican, Nashua Community College. OCCUPATION: Retired New Hampshire newsman, both newspapers and radio POLITICAL HISTORY: State representative, 2011-2012. Chairman, New Hampshire Human Rights Commission; member, New Hampshire American Revolution Bicentennial Commission; member, Governor’s Crime Commission AFFILIATIONS: U.S. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:00:39 EST Champions again http://www.nashuatelegraph.com//www.cabinet.com/bedfordjournal/bedfordsports/1049037-308/champions-again.html The Bedford High School golf team shot a combined 413, beating Bishop Guertin by one (414) and Manchester Memorial by two (415) to win the 2014 Division I team championship at the Concord Country Club on Oct. 2. Ryan Brown and Griffin Gagne each led Bedford by recording an 80, while Zach Wheeler and Connor Lee each shot an 84. Mike Soucy and Tim Weeks both added an 85, and Justin Hayes and Aidan Wheeler had an 89 each. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:00:48 EST State Senate, Executive Council candidates tackle the issues at Chamber forum http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049152-469/state-senate-executive-council-candidates-tackle-the.html NASHUA – No matter which candidates win the races for District 12 and District 13 state Senate and for District 5 Executive Council in November, among the most formidable, if not daunting, challenges he or she will face from the get-go are surely to involve the words “energy” and “passenger rail.” The hot-button topics took center stage again Thursday morning, when the Republican and Democratic hopefuls in each race shared their thoughts on those and other topics in the second of three Greater Nashua chamber of Commerce Election Series forums held at Rivier University. An analysis In a mid-term election that pundits agree is sure to feature plenty of neck-and-neck races up and down the ballot, experts and voters alike are tracking closely all three of the contests, knowing full well that the outcomes are likely to play a key role in deciding which party will enjoy a majority in Concord for the next two years. WMUR-TV political analyst James Pindell said in a forum summation Thursday that he currently views four of the 23 state Senate races as tossups, with Democrats holding a slight edge, 10-9, in probable outcomes. As the election draws ever nearer, one thing that’s becoming clearer across the Granite State is how scarce the word “landslide” will likely be this time around. Pindell singled out in particular the Executive Council and District 12 races as ones to watch. The Senate race, which pits Democratic incumbent Peggy Gilmour of Hollis against Nashua resident Kevin Avard, could very well hinge on “how big a night Scott Brown or Jeanne Shaheen has,” adding that right now he sees the race as “a pure, 50-50 tossup.” “This one matters because it could decide where the balance goes,” Pindell told the audience. While it’s an election where Republicans may hold an overall edge, he said, citing such factors as President Obama’s low approval numbers, Gilmour “has done everything she could.” Political watchers drawn to neck-and-neck races are sure to flock also to the Executive Council contest, in which Nashua Alderman-at-Large Diane Sheehan, a Democrat, and former State Rep. David Wheeler, Republican of Milford, are squaring off. The District 5 seat, which represents much of Hillsborough County and parts of Cheshire County, came open when incumbent Deb Pignatelli chose not to run for reelection. That set the stage, Pindell said, for a showdown whose winner will frequently cast the tie-breaking vote on many issues that come before the council. “This will be the seat that decides the majority (vote), period,” Pindell said, adding that the other four councilors typically split their votes, 2-2. And right now, he said, “the seat is up for grabs.” While the recent redistricting gave the district a more Republican flavor, in Pindell’s opinion a roughly two-percentage-point edge, “we have two A-plus candidates here,” and the fact Sheehan is from Nashua, the biggest population center in the district, also tightens his prediction. “Right now, if you put a gun to my head, I’d say Wheeler,” Pindell added. In the District 13 race, meanwhile, Pindell predicts Democratic incumbent Bette Lasky will retain her seat over Republican challenger Doris Hohensee, pointing out that only one Republican has won the district in the past 60 years. State Senate Democratic incumbents The forum itself kicked off with Lasky and Gilmour on stage flanking moderator Chris Williams. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 06:23:07 EST Police continue to investigate bounce house incident that injured two children in Nashua http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049153-469/police-continue-to-investigate-bounce-house-incident.html Nashua police and state officials are continuing the investigation into the circumstances around Sunday’s liftoff of a bounce house at a local farm. “A number of individuals have been interviewed and we continue to identify and locate individuals who may have witnessed some or all of this incident,” Lt. Jeff Maher of the special investigations division at the Nashua Police Department, said. “Criminal charges have not been filed,” said Maher. “It would be premature at this point to say where the investigation might lead.” On Sunday, a bounce house attraction lifted off the ground with two boys, ages 2 and 3, inside of it. Nashua Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Michael O’Brien said after the incident that the 3-year-old boy was taken to St. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:01:00 EST St. Joseph Hospital has developed a buddy system to prepare to deal with a disease like Ebola http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049156-469/st.-joseph-hospital-has-developed-a-buddy.html NASHUA – You could almost say emergency medical workers have spent three decades preparing to deal with a disease like Ebola. “When HIV arrived in the early 1980s, we had to react pretty much from scratch. Prior to that, the simple task of wearing gloves was not a common practice for emergency medicine,” said Fran Dupuis, emergency operations manager for St. Joseph Healthcare. “Today we’re used to using PPE (personal protective equipment) for contact precautions, droplet precautions, other precautions.” Like HIV/AIDS, Ebola is transmitted via bodily fluids such as blood or spit from an infected patient. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:27:41 EST Consuelo Hebra http://www.nashuatelegraph.com//www.cabinet.com/merrimackjournal/merrimackobituaries/1049186-435/consuelo-hebra.html Consuelo Hebra, 73, of Merrimack, NH, died peacefully on Monday, October 13, 2014, surrounded by her family at her home. Consuelo began her life in Havana, Cuba, the daughter of the late Josefina Valdés and Constantino Milián and sister of Silvia. Consuelo believed in justice, hard work, telling it like it is, and the power of a united family. She loved God, and her faith and devotion to the Virgin Mary sustained her to her last breath. She loved to sing, dance cha cha cha, ride motorcycles and observe nature – a nightfall, a moonrise, hummingbirds hovering at her feeder in summer. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:01:09 EST Harbor Homes in Nashua seeks help with Thanksgiving dinner for homeless http://www.nashuatelegraph.com//www.cabinet.com/merrimackjournal/merrimacknews/1049197-308/harbor-homes-in-nashua-seeks-help-with.html NASHUA – Harbor Homes is preparing for its 14th annual Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless and those in need of a hot meal. The holidays can be an especially challenging time of year for some of our neighbors. The dinner serves 300-400 individuals each year. Harbor Homes is seeking help. It needs turkeys and canned vegetables (corn, green beans) to make the dinner a reality this year. Anything people are able to do to help would be appreciated. For more information, contact Donna M.A. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:02:18 EST Greater Nashua Habitat For Humanity celebrates 20 years http://www.nashuatelegraph.com//www.cabinet.com/merrimackjournal/merrimackreadersubmitted/1049201-308/greater-nashua-habitat-for-humanity-celebrates-20.html NASHUA – Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a dinner at LaBelle Winery in Amherst at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26. The event will seat up to 220 people, and will include dinner and specialty cocktails created by LaBelle Winery at a cash bar. The evening also will include a presentation and live auction. Auction items include a one-week stay at a luxury condo in Las Vegas. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:02:31 EST Greater Nashua Habitat For Humanity celebrates 20 years http://www.nashuatelegraph.com//www.cabinet.com/hollisbrooklinejournal/hollisreadersubmitted/1049204-308/greater-nashua-habitat-for-humanity-celebrates-20.html NASHUA – Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a dinner at LaBelle Winery in Amherst at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26. The event will seat up to 220 people, and will include dinner and specialty cocktails created by LaBelle Winery at a cash bar. The evening also will include a presentation and live auction. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:02:41 EST Hike for Health to promote wellness in Nashua region http://www.nashuatelegraph.com//www.cabinet.com/hollisbrooklinejournal/hollisreadersubmitted/1049212-308/hike-for-health-to-promote-wellness-in.html HOLLIS – The public is invited to participate in the Hike for Health, a free event on the Beaver Brook Nature Center trails from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 25. Participants can check in anytime between 10 and 11 a.m. Hikers can choose one of five paths, from half a mile to a 10K hike. The event is co-sponsored by the center and the Nashua Obesity Prevention Work Group. The group hopes to increase access to exercise in the Nashua region, as well as to promote health and wellness in Greater Nashua. Hosting the hike at Beaver Brook will showcase the trails that people can use to stay in shape. The hike will have door prizes, including free pedometers to the first 200 participants. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:03:11 EST Area candidates: It’s time again to be part of Telegraph informational lists http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049158-469/area-candidates-its-time-again-to-be.html Candidates for state representative, state senate and executive council seats in districts that include Greater Nashua can submit short biographies to be posted at NashuaTelegraph.com as part of the paper’s election coverage. Under the program, which the paper has run for several years, candidates request a form, fill it out and email it to the paper. They will be compiled and posted online before the Nov. 4 election. Along with basic biographic information, the form will ask candidates to list what they consider the three most important issues facing the office they are seeking, and to give their position on each issue, condensed to a single sentence. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:01:38 EST Historical society turned back on democracy http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/opinion/letters/1049083-465/historical-society-turned-back-on-democracy.html This Tuesday evening, I attempted to become a member of the Nashua Historical Society. Per the bylaws, I should have become a member upon payment. I was polite, had a completed application and the necessary funds to become a member. However, my payment and application were refused. I attended this meeting because I was troubled by a recent letter to the editor which brought to light the organization’s attempt to move away from Robert’s Rules of Order. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:00:34 EST Glenn Norman Colburn http://www.nashuatelegraph.com//www.cabinet.com/cabinet/cabinetobituaries/1048976-435/glenn-norman-colburn.html Glenn Norman Colburn, 65, of Milford, NH, died Saturday October 11, 2014 surrounded by family and friends at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua, NH, after succumbing to a persistent battle with cancer. He was born in Keene, NH, on July 14, 1949 and was the son of the late Almon Norman and Lillian Adeline (Bunker) Colburn. Glenn graduated from Keene HS continuing his studies at Hawthorne College in Antrim, NH. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:01:51 EST ArtWalk artists, art and food venues http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/foodfun/artsentertainment/1048978-485/artwalk-artists-art-and-food-venues.html 01: 30 Temple Street – RJ Finlay, presenting sponsor FIRST FLOOR Lisa Hutchins – jewelry, crafts, painting Nashua Area Artists Association – various artists SECOND FLOOR/PLAZA: City Arts Nashua – Information Center Jennifer Lamerand – photography landscapes on canvas Katrina Reid – painting, jewelry, mixed media SEVENTH FLOOR: City Arts Nashua – cider, water, cookies Ken Gidge – 3-D painting John Stein – abstract, surreal painting J.J. Sawicki – painting and digital art Eric Escobar – live painting, mixed genre art Olivier Smith – abstract art on canvas Miles Keefe – graphite drawings Rich Cortez – abstract, nature Madeleine LaRose – photography, painting, mixed media, zentangle Debbie Auclair – photography Carmen Verdi, Jr. – Sunday only, pen and ink, and pastel Liz Kirwan – off-loom woven beaded jewelry Kerri Mulligan – watercolor Paige McKee – mixed media, canvas Heidi Harris – sketches from photography Michaila Sheehan – prints on matted paper Deborah Sutton – oil on canvas Laura Tyers – oil on canvas Alyssa Jameson – pastels 02: The Picker Building, 99 Factory St. FIRST FLOOR: Cindy Loranger – painting Kathleen Daughan – fine art painting Renaissance Glassworks – fine art stained glass Celeste Guidice – commercial and fine art photography SECOND FLOOR: Darold Rorabacher – hand–crafted custom furniture Tanya Prather – fiber arts Bonnie Guercio – mixed media Mint Printworks – silk screen, design, clothing Gator Art Glass – fine art fused glass AW Emboss – photo restoration, laser engraving, sublimation, custom printing Gail Moriarty Designs – fine jewelry, custom jewelry Circus Bird Studio – fine jewelry, precious metals and gemstones Patricia Ahern – eclectic works, 2– and 3–dimensional Helene LeVasseur – fine art painting THIRD FLOOR: All American Quilt – hand–crafted quilts and quilting services Terri Durell Colosi – fine art watercolor Katherine Bell – fine art painting on panels FOURTH FLOOR: Lotus Lien Art Studio – fine ceramics; painting 03: The Nashua Historical Society, 5 Abbott St. Saturday only: In–house exhibits 04: Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar, 35 Railroad Square Catherine Le Comte – underwater fine art photography 05: Nancy’s Diner, 25 Canal St. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:02:00 EST Events and venues for ArtWalk Weekend in Nashua http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/foodfun/artsentertainment/1048979-485/events-and-venues-for-artwalk-weekend-in.html VENUES, EVENTS Friday, Oct. 17 The weekend starts on Friday with the second annual ArtWalk Fancy Friday Fundraiser, a Nashua tradition where you can dress up, go out, and get down, with special offers at participating restaurants and bars. The $10 price of a wristband goes to the charity of the night – in this case, to support the programs, projects and publicity for arts organizations by City Arts Nashua. Click HERE for a map of ArtWalk event locations Saturday, Oct. 18 Noon–12:30 p.m. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:01:00 EST Gate City Fall Festival, Mad Moose Mile http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/foodfun/artsentertainment/1048983-485/gate-city-fall-festival-mad-moose-mile.html NASHUA – The City of Nashua is proud to announce its inaugural Gate City Fall Festival and Parade, happening this Saturday. The day begins with a parade through downtown, stepping off at 10 a.m. from 300 Main St., at the Main Street Marketplace. Along the parade route, attendees can view dozens of portraits of notable Nashuans, past and present, displayed in windows of downtown businesses. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:02:16 EST Fire & Ice benefit evening Friday for Marguerite’s Place http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/foodfun/food/1048984-485/fire--ice-benefit-evening-friday-for.html NASHUA – At 6 p.m. Friday, Marguerite’s Place will hold its annual fundraiser, “Fire & Ice: A Hot Night for a Cool Cause,” at Crowne Plaza, Somerset Way, Nashua. Marguerite’s Place, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides for the physical, emotional, educational, and social supports for homeless women with children to achieve and sustain permanent self-sufficiency. The Fire & Ice benefit event raises critical operational funds for the nonprofit. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:02:20 EST Rickety Ranch holds ‘Wicked’ event in Nashua http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/foodfun/artsentertainment/1048992-485/rickety-ranch-holds-wicked-event-in-nashua.html NASHUA – Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 1, Rickety Ranch has paired up with Sullivan Farm at 70 Coburn Ave., to present “Wicked,” an array of fun, family-friendly – and sometimes frightful! – activities. All daytime events are open every day from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. until Nov. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:02:48 EST Fully invested in fall with this weekend’s activities http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/foodfun/artsentertainment/1048996-485/fully-invested-in-fall-with-this-weekends.html There was lots to cram into Encore this week. New England is at its best during autumn, and you owe it to yourself to get out and enjoy all it has to offer. Downtown Nashua is once again the place to be this weekend. The city rolls out its inaugural Gate City Fall Festival with a parade up Main Street, that concludes at Holman Stadium. The stadium grounds will be packed with food, games and family fun. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:00:31 EST Robert J. Jobin http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1049026-466/robert-j.-jobin.html Robert Joseph Jobin, 85, of Nashua, husband of Lillian J. (Joyal) Jobin, died peacefully surrounded by family on Friday evening, October 10, 2014 at the Huntington at Nashua, after a period of declining health. A native of Keene, NH, Mr. Jobin was born on December 2, 1928, a son of the late Joseph H. and Alma G. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:00:52 EST Pauline G. Raby http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1049028-466/pauline-g.-raby.html Pauline G. (Hebert) Raby, 86, a longtime Nashua resident, widow of Normand R. Raby, passed away Tuesday morning, October 14, 2014 at the Good Shepherd Healthcare Facility in Jaffrey, NH. Prior to moving to Jaffrey ten years ago, Pauline had made her home in Nashua for several decades. She was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts on March 4, 1928, a daughter of the late George A. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:01:00 EST Irene G. (Elie) Ayotte-Boynton http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1049029-466/irene-g.-elie-ayotte-boynton.html Irene G. (Elie) Boynton, 96, of Nashua passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Saint Theresa’s Nursing Home in Manchester. Irene was born in Lowell MA on October 16, 1917, a daughter of the late Frederick and Odile (Bisson) Elie. She was the widow of Roland Ayotte and Lawrence Boynton Sr. Prior to retirement, Irene had been employed as a secretary for the Boston & Maine Railroad in Nashua. She was a communicant of St. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:01:04 EST Joel Raymond Tozier http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1049030-466/joel-raymond-tozier.html Joel Raymond Tozier, 67, died on October 11, 2014 at his home in Nashua. He was born on June 30, 1947 in Brunswick, Maine, the son of the late Raymond Melvin Tozier and Glennis (Young) Tozier. Joel lived in Maine and New Jersey before settling in southern New Hampshire for the remainder of his life. He graduated from Freeport High School in 1965. He graduated with honors from Southern Maine Vocational Technical Institute. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:01:07 EST Panel talks ‘whole new world’ of emerging technology at Science Cafe in Nashua http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049048-469/panel-talks-whole-new-world-of-emerging.html NASHUA – As an engineer who spent the first 10 years of his career cocooned in a “clean” suit and mask and often working in vacuum chambers, one can’t blame Raytheon research scientist Chris McCarroll for oozing enthusiasm over an emerging bit of technology that, among other things, eliminates the need for all that gear and special conditions. “Just the thought of not having to do all that,” McCarroll told a Science Cafe New Hampshire audience Wednesday night in Nashua, before adding, “it just has to be cheaper.” “It’s a whole new world.” And, indeed, it is a new world for people like McCarroll; flex-electronics manufacturer Joe Junze of Billerica, Mass., and Craig Amiento, a UMass-Lowell professor of electrical and computer engineering who also co-directs a newly opened research institute that is a partnership of Raytheon and UMass-Lowell. The men discussed and answered questions about the latest developments in their field, specifically an emerging technology known as “flexible and printed electronics,” a rather bland name that doesn’t begin to describe a process by which scientists and engineers can blend tiny electronic particles – such as semiconductor materials – into what looks like regular old ink, the difference being that the modified ink can then replace all that expensive, clean-room chip-making. If that isn’t enough to pique the non-scientific crowd, then maybe the fact that similar, “energy-harvesting” technology will one day eliminate the need for mobile power sources – commonly known as batteries. “There’s a lot going on with energy harvesting right now,” McCarroll told a questioner. “The answer is yes, we will have an ability to harvest energy for power. There’s a lot of interconnect with the research.” The technology is so new, and involved, that even the way experts approach their research is different, Junze told the group. “We asked (ourselves) why does developing traditional materials take so long?” he said. “It boils down to physics. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:39:47 EST Authorities identify Nashua woman found in river Tuesday http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049049-469/authorities-identify-nashua-woman-found-in-river.html NASHUA – Police on Wednesday identified the woman whose body was pulled from the Merrimack River on Tuesday morning as Nita Van Zandt, a 65-year-old Nashua resident. The results of an autopsy scheduled for Wednesday weren’t immediately available Wednesday night, but police have said they do not consider Van Zandt’s death suspicious in nature. Her body was found in about 15 feet of water in the middle of the Merrimack River around 10 a.m. Tuesday, roughly two hours after police and fire department divers deployed three boats and entered different areas of the river under the Sagamore Bridge. Van Zandt, who according to city property records has lived at 27 Spencer Drive for about 30 years, was reported missing shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday. Police said officers took the missing persons report shortly before emergency crews were summoned to the Sagamore Bridge by drivers who saw a Red Honda CRV pulled over to the side of the eastbound lane of the bridge and apparently abandoned. Three boats from Nashua and Hudson rescue squads – two inflatable boats and one aluminum boat – were launched from the area of the bridge. From there, divers searched downstream, eventually spotting the body in about 15 feet of water, officials said. Dean Shalhoup can be reached at 594-6443 or dshalhoup@nashuatelegraph.com. Also, follow Shalhoup on Twitter (@Telegraph_DeanS). Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:40:23 EST Nashua students compete for 2015 National Merit Scholarships http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049050-469/nashua-students-compete-for-2015-national-merit.html Six Nashua students are among those in the running for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million. The students were named National Merit Scholar Semifinalists in September for the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program in spring 2015. The semifinalists were invited to Tuesday’s school board meeting to be recognized by the board and administration. Chairman of the board, George Farrington, introduced the students and described the Merit Scholarship Program. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:01:25 EST ‘Active Night’ benefits breast cancer group http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/charity/1049063-478/active-night-benefits-breast-cancer-group.html NASHUA – The NSH Lady Project, based in Nashua, will hold its first monthly Active Night from 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at Strength in Balance, 48 Bridge St., third floor. The event will consist of an introductory Barre workout class followed by a seminar on “Eating for Energy & Vitality.” All ticket proceeds will benefit Nashua Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Women are encouraged to wear pink for the event. Tickets are $5. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:00:35 EST Quinn Ireland Kelley http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/1049064-478/quinn-ireland-kelley.html Lauren Kelley and Robert Kelley Jr., of Hudson, announced the birth of their daughter Quinn Ireland Kelley at 8:32 a.m. Sept. 28, 2014, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua. Quinn was 8 pounds, 9 ounces and 21 inches long at birth. She joins her sister, Caroline. Maternal grandparents are Michael and Ann Feenan, of Nashua. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:00:40 EST Nashua Cub Scouts seek gently used uniforms http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/1049067-478/nashua-cub-scouts-seek-gently-used-uniforms.html NASHUA – Nashua Cub Scout Pack 253’s fall recruitment night was a huge success, as it had 20 new members sign up. It is never to late to join Scouting – interested boys and their families are always welcome. To sign your son up or for information about the pack or Scouting, click the “Contact Us” link at www.nashuacubscouts.com. The pack also is looking for donations of gently used Cub Scout uniforms. Contact the pack through its website if you can help. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:00:59 EST Garden party in Nashua benefits Care Net Pregnancy Center http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/charity/1049071-478/garden-party-in-nashua-benefits-care-net.html NASHUA – An afternoon garden party to benefit the Care Net Pregnancy Center was hosted recently by Susan J. Christopher and her friends. Linda Barry, executive director of the Nashua Care Net center, was the guest speaker. Care Net has been helping women and families in the community since 1985. The guests at the tea party brought baby gifts and donations to support the local work. For more information about Care Net, visit www.carenetnh.org. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:01:14 EST Airman 1st Class Nicole Case http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/military/1049073-478/airman-1st-class-nicole-case.html U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Nicole Case recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Case is the daughter of Edward J. and Yvonne K. Case, of Nashua, and the granddaughter of Marie M. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:01:22 EST Thanks for support of Restaurant Week Farmers Dinner in downtown Nashua http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/1049076-478/thanks-for-support-of-restaurant-week-farmers.html To the Editor: On Sept. 21, the first-ever Restaurant Week Farmers Dinner took place on Main Street in downtown Nashua. Celebrating downtown Nashua’s award-winning chefs and the connection to local farms, the event was a tremendous success! On this special evening, 208 people in our community joined with family and friends among lanterns and bales of hay to enjoy a six-course meal featuring a pig roast. Eleven restaurants created the culinary offerings composed of locally farmed meat and produce. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:01:36 EST Former employee charged with stealing TVs from Nashua hotel http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1049051-469/former-employee-charged-with-stealing-tvs-from.html Nashua police arrested a former hotel employee and a woman and charged them with stealing two large televisions from the man’s erstwhile employer. Employees at the Radisson Hotel at 11 Tara Boulevard reported a theft on Aug. 26 when they discovered that two 50-inch televisions had been taken from one of the rooms. On Oct. 2 and Oct. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:01:32 EST Nashua South’s rally falls short vs. Dover http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1049032-457/nashua-souths-rally-falls-short-vs.-dover.html Nashua South’s rally from two points down with goals from Alyssa Freeman (unassisted) and Sam Harden (Freeman assist) only to come up just short in a 3-2 loss to visiting Dover. Playing well for the Panthers defensively was Julia McGonagle, Hannah Lambert and Shannon Collins, Hannah Hansen and Jenny Halloran. In the midfield, Hayley Bender, Kara Slocum, Emma Loschiavo and Lesley Villacis played well. Paige Murphy stopped 13 shots in net for South. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:00:34 EST Nashua North rules the court vs. Manchester Central http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1049024-457/nashua-north-rules-the-court-vs.-manchester.html Katie Amrein (seven kills), Sina Duncan (nine kills) and Amanda Stumpf (six kills, one block) helped Nashua North coast to a 25-10, 25-10, 25-17 victory over a struggling Manchester Central squad. The Titans improved to 12-2 with the win, while the Little Green fell to 0-13. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:00:43 EST Officials find body of 65-year-old Nashua woman in Merrimack River under Sagamore Bridge http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1048869-469/officials-find-body-of-65-year-old-nashua-woman.html NASHUA – Rescue officials pulled the body of a 65-year-old Nashua woman from the middle of the Merrimack River on Tuesday morning after police say she jumped from the Sagamore Bridge. Nashua police said Tuesday night that the woman, a Nashua resident whom they didn’t identify, had been reported missing shortly after 7 a.m. Police said an autopsy will be conducted Wednesday, but officials did not consider the woman’s death suspicious. Nashua officers responded to a Nashua residence to take a missing persons report shortly before rescuers from Nashua and Hudson were called to the bridge for the search. Divers found the woman’s body at about 10 a.m. Tuesday after searching the river for about two hours. The search was triggered by reports that a red Honda CRV was found abandoned on the side of the bridge’s eastbound lane. Officials said it had been left there earlier in the morning. Police closed off a section of the eastbound lane during the search, leading to some rush-hour traffic delays. Three boats from Nashua and Hudson rescue squads – two inflatable boats and one aluminum boat – were launched from the area of the bridge. From there, divers searched downstream, eventually spotting the body in about 15 feet of water, officials said. Two divers retrieved the body, placing it in a bag as they brought it to the surface. Officials later identified the body as that of the woman who had been reported missing, police said. The Sagamore Bridge connects Hudson and Nashua off Exit 2 of the Everett Turnpike, not far from the Massachusetts border. In July 2013, authorities recovered the body of a Hudson man in about the same spot, after a search of the river around the Sagamore Bridge. And this past August, a man drowned in the Merrimack river after jumping off the Taylor Falls and Veterans Bridge further up the river. Don Himsel can be reached at 594-6590 or dhimsel@nashuatelegraph.com. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:38 EST Nashua aldermen question $250K price tag for Legacy Playground http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1048928-469/nashua-aldermen-question-250k-price-tag-for.html NASHUA – A new wrinkle in the city’s lengthy, ongoing Legacy Playground adventure surfaced this week, this time taking the form not of location, parking or aesthetics but of why the project is now projected to cost twice as much as originally thought. Questions abounded Monday night at a special meeting of the Board of Aldermen at which Jennifer Brooke, a professional landscape architect who heads a three-member ad-hoc design committee, presented to the board a detailed concept of what the playground will look like. But when Brooke reached the part about funding, several aldermen said they were surprised to hear that the $250,000 price tag – the amount that Leadership Greater Nashua gifted to the city for the playground – doesn’t include site preparation, site work, parking, creating means of access or maintenance. Adding those costs in roughly doubles the original $250,000 price tag, said Brooke, who is affiliated with the Boston-based Institute for Human Centered Design, with which the city and LGN have been collaborating on the project. “I have already overspent this budget,” Brooke conceded. “Then we have a problem here,” Alderman at Large Dan Moriarty responded. “It’s been very clear from the beginning that this was a gift from LGN. We all voted (to accept the gift) at no cost to the city. “I thought it was all done, everything solved ... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:01:25 EST Nashua to evaluate school guidance departments http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1048929-469/nashua-to-evaluate-school-guidance-departments.html NASHUA – A special committee will evaluate the entire Nashua district guidance department this fall. An ad hoc committee led by school board member Robert Hallowell will consider the delivery of guidance services in schools. Considering costs and efficacy, the committee will make recommendations to the board regarding guidance job descriptions and department structure for 2016. Board Chairman George Farrington said the committee plans to look at whether there is a better way for guidance to be organized. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:16:15 EST Judge says Secretary of State was justified in printing Nov. 4 Nashua ballot on two pages http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1048930-469/judge-says-secretary-of-state-was-justified.html NASHUA – A superior court judge refused to hold Secretary of State William Gardner in contempt of a court order to put a Nashua specific question on the Nov. 4 general election ballots used in the city. Hillsborough County Superior Court Judge Jacalyn Colburn ruled that Gardner did what was in his power to comply with her Sept. 25 order to print a city charter amendment question on the state ballot over his “vehement disagreement.” City officials had asked Colburn to hold Gardner in contempt because the charter question was printed on a second page, according to court documents. “There is nothing in the court’s order requiring the state ballot be limited to a single page,” Colburn wrote in the order issued on Friday. And later, “The court finds credible Mr. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:01:18 EST Santa Fund run on Sunday gets charitable season off on the right foot http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1048938-469/santa-fund-run-on-sunday-gets-charitable.html NASHUA – Halloween is a lot closer on the calendar than Christmas, but the effort to give needy families in the Nashua area a better holiday season is already afoot. The annual kick-off run to The Telegraph’s community fundraising effort, the Santa Fund, is scheduled for this Sunday beginning at the Nashua YMCA. Last year, the Santa Fund collected $80,766, plus hundreds of toys, all of which was distributed to more than 1,000 children and their families around Christmas time last year. Gifts and assistance are handed out based on a family’s income, and last year, the need for assistance in the community was greater than ever, according to officials at the Salvation Army and Front Door Agency, which partner with The Telegraph to distribute all proceeds raised by the Santa Fund. Registration fees and race proceeds give the Santa Fund a head start into the holiday season every year, raising thousands of dollars. The race begins at 9 a.m., and registration starts at 7 a.m. The $30 online registration ends Thursday at midnight and registration on the day of the race will be $40 The Santa Fund Run is the final race of six races in the Gate City Race Series. The Gate City Race Series includes six Greater Nashua races, with proceeds from each race benefiting a different charitable cause. In addition to leveraging and supporting the missions and causes of each race, the series fosters fitness, health, camaraderie, light competition and fun for all. Whole Foods will be at the event, to provide healthy snacks for the end of the race. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:02:04 EST Greater Nashua Bar Association members second to none http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/business/1048939-464/greater-nashua-bar-association-members-second-to.html Since January of this year, I have had the honor of serving as president of the Greater Nashua Bar Association. I confess to having a few reservations when I agreed to serve. After all, I had been around long enough to appreciate and participate in our bar’s proud culture of irascibility when it came to the notion of being governed. The old adage about herding cats certainly seemed to apply. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:02:08 EST Blanca E. Vazquez http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1048957-466/blanca-e.-vazquez.html Blanca E. Vazquez, 67, of Nashua, NH, passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014, at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass. She was born October 20, 1946, in Florida, Puerto Rico, a daughter of the late Luciano and Blanca (Hernandez) Vazquez. Blanca’s family was everything to her. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:00:36 EST Julia (Demetra) Papadopoulos http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1048958-466/julia-demetra-papadopoulos.html Julia (Demetra) Papadopoulos of Nashua, NH, passed away October 11, 2014. She was born November 9, 1932, in Lowell, Mass., to the late Reverend Michael and Christofily (Laganas) Papadopoulos. Julia was a graduate of Nashua High School. An avid reader, her love for the written word rendered her a career as a librarian at the Nashua Public Library for over thirty years. She was a parishioner of St. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:00:41 EST Consuelo Hebra http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1048960-466/consuelo-hebra.html Consuelo Hebra, 73, of Merrimack, NH, died peacefully on Monday, October 13, 2014, surrounded by her family at her home. Consuelo began her life in Havana, Cuba, the daughter of the late Josefina Valdés and Constantino Milián and sister of Silvia. Consuelo believed in justice, hard work, telling it like it is, and the power of a united family. She loved God, and her faith and devotion to the Virgin Mary sustained her to her last breath. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:00:52 EST Jean (Eve) Rudin http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1048961-466/jean-eve-rudin.html Jean (Eve) Rudin, 87, most recently of Nashua, died peacefully at The Courville at Nashua on October 9, 2014, with her family at her side. She was born on March 20, 1927, in Lytham St. Annes, England, a daughter of the late Walter Douglas and Helen (Heeley) Eve. Mrs. Rudin was predeceased by her beloved husband, Henry Rudin. They shared 35 years of marriage prior to his passing. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:00:57 EST Christine Rapaglia http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1048962-466/christine-rapaglia.html Christine Marie Rapaglia, 51, of Westford, Mass., passed away peacefully at her home, Monday, October 13, 2014. She was born on March 29, 1963, in Methuen, Mass. She was the daughter of Carol M. (Magri) Rapaglia of Nashua and Henry Rapaglia of Hudson. Christine enjoyed going to the beach and loved to listen to music. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Besides her parents, Christine is survived by her sisters, Marie (Rapaglia) Bradley and her husband Mark, Gina (Rapaglia) Boland, Nancy (Rapaglia) Gerardi and her husband Dwight, Carolann (Rapaglia) Solivan and her husband Heriberto; and her brothers, Mark Rapaglia and his wife Christine, Robert Rapaglia; and many nieces and nephews. SERVICES: Visiting hours will be held at the DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua, on Thursday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:01:01 EST Nashua police charge pair with theft of Italian figurines http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1048937-469/nashua-police-charge-pair-with-theft-of.html Nashua police arrested a Nashua woman and a Massachusetts man Sunday and charged them with stealing and selling thousands of dollars worth of property from a city home, including some Armani statues. Police were called by a homeowner on Oct. 4 for a reported theft. Detectives who investigated discovered that thousands of dollars in items from the home had been sold to a local pawn shop, police said. On Sunday, Cassondra Davis, 26, of 53 Blossom St., Nashua, was arrested and charged with theft by unauthorized taking, and Ross Clapper, 24, of 4 Lafayette Terrace, Chelmsford, Mass., was charged with receiving stolen property. Both charges are felonies, police said. Lt. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:01:56 EST Dover edges Nashua South, 1-0 http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1048918-457/dover-edges-nashua-south-1-0.html The Panthers fell to 3-9-2 despite good play at midfield by Kennedy Dowling and Abbey McIntosh. Adaeze Obinelo had one save in goal for South. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:00:36 EST Merrimack blanks Nashua South, 6-0 http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1048907-457/merrimack-blanks-nashua-south-6-0.html Callie Dwyer had two goals and two assists to lead the Tomahawks, who improved to 7-4-1. Among the other goals scorers for Merrimack were Kayla Lodono, Julie Berberian, Shanon Leavingworth,and Julia Perry. Other assists on the day were by Londono, Olivia Kapsambelis, and Lacey Lature. Hannah Smith got the shutout in goal. For 0-12 Nashua South, Paige Murphy had 25 saves in goal with defensive help from Julia McGonagle and Hannah Lambert. Kara Slocum, Sam Harden and Alyssa Freeman played well offensively for the Panthers. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:00:34 EST Nashua police investigating bounce house accident that injured two small boys http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1048821-469/nashua-police-investigating-bounce-house-accident-that.html NASHUA – Police, Nashua Fire Rescue and the state fire marshal’s office are investigating the bizarre accident over the weekend that left a 2-year-old boy in critical condition after a bounce house was blown into the air. Assistant fire chief Steven Galipeau said Monday his department had several people at the scene taking measurements and photographs following Sunday’s emergency to add to the ongoing investigation into the specifics of the event. Several questions remained unanswered Monday, a day after a gust of wind lifted an inflatable bounce house with the two children and blew it about 40 to 50 feet at Sullivan Farm on Coburn Avenue. It hurt the boy and a 3-year-old boy who had climbed into the attraction. Questions include why the boys were in the house, which had been closed off to the public, as well as details about the size and type of the bounce house and whether it was properly tethered to the ground. Gary Bergeron, a farmer at Sullivan Farm who runs Rickety Ranch, an educational farm and animal rescue in Hollis, said the house was inflated to dry out following rain on Saturday and that the entrance had been blocked by hay bales, according to published reports. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:18:56 EST Julia (Demetra) Papadopoulos http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1048833-466/julia-demetra-papadopoulos.html Julia (Demetra) Papadopoulos of Nashua, NH, passed away October 11, 2014. She was born November 9, 1932, in Lowell, Mass., to the late Reverend Michael and Christofily (Laganas) Papadopoulos. Julia was a graduate of Nashua High School. An avid reader, her love for the written word rendered her a career as a librarian at the Nashua Public Library for over thirty years. She was a parishioner of St. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST Francis E. Woodard http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1048834-466/francis-e.-woodard.html Nashua – Frank Woodard, 65, passed suddenly on October 7th, 2014. He was born April 6, 1949, to Ernest & Evelyn Woodard in Manchester, NH. Frank retired from ChemFab in 2002, but always loved to work, whether it was on his vehicles, odd jobs for others, dog and house sitting, or the Hollis Flea Market. His favorite job was working at NH Motor Speedway in Laconia. He always had to be busy doing something. He loved helping people and meeting someone new every day. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:01:04 EST Local filmmaker shoots scenes of award-winning indie film in Nashua http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1048837-469/local-filmmaker-shoots-scenes-of-award-winning-indie.html Nashua sets the stage for dramatic indie feature film written and directed by Nashua High School South alum Ben Proulx. Proulx’s film, “Visionary,” was an official selection of the 30th annual Boston Film Festival in September; it also took home Best Film at the 2014 Long Beach International Film Festival in New York. Shot in and around Nashua, Visionary tells the story of, Ava Vallier, played by Sophie Frieden, a 10-year-old girl with autism, whose mother Rita, played by Melissa McMeekin, pushes her into acting auditions. Ava lands a role in a major film headed by disturbed, predatory director Daniel Long, (Stephen McElwain). Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:31:00 EST Nashua PAL’s Leadership Academy making pitch for $25,000  http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1048840-469/nashua-pals-leadership-academy-making-pitch-for.html NASHUA – Shaun Nelson will have a lot at stake when he takes the stage at the Smuttynose Brewing Company in Hampton next week because he’ll have just three minutes to try and win $25,000 for his organization. Nelson, the executive director of the Nashua Police Athletic League, will be one of seven people trying to convince members of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of New Hampshire, an offshoot of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, that their non-profit should be awarded the one-time AMP NH Award Competition grant to fund a project that will bring “amplified benefits” to their community, according to a release from the EFNH. Foundation members will hold a live vote the night of the competition, Oct. 16. “We’ll know minutes after we present,” Nelson said. “Needless to say I’m nervously excited. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:45:36 EST Nashua school board begins mapping out 2016 education budget savings http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1048846-469/nashua-school-board-begins-mapping-out-2016.html NASHUA – School officials are already looking for ways to cut costs next school year and will begin talking about options including increasing energy efficiency and changes to the district’s guidance program at its meeting Tuesday night. The board will be talking about how to control spending based on a “lowest responsible” budget Superintendent Mark Conrad will propose that would meet minimum standards such as accreditation and then add any student resources deemed necessary. Preliminary discussions from where to house the Nashua Program at Brentwood to how to charge Food Services for its utility usage are on the table Tuesday as school board members continue the conversation on strategies to increase efficiency and cut costs within the 2016 education budget. The board has asked its Finance Committee to explore methods of cutting costs for the district in 2016. One tactic for reducing costs is conducting an energy audit. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:02:30 EST Laptops for police cruisers and upgrading city radios to be on Nashua aldermen’s plate http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1048847-469/laptops-for-police-cruisers-and-upgrading-city.html NASHUA – A disagreement between the mayor and Board of Aldermen over how the city buys things for the police and fire departments, triggered by specialized laptops for new police cruisers, will come up again Tuesday night in a possible veto override. Aldermen will also consider whether to issue bonds for up to $6 million to upgrade radio communications system for city workers, partly so they can communicate with the two incompatible radio systems used by New Hampshire and Massachusetts emergency agencies. At its regular meeting Tuesday in City Hall, the Board of Aldermen is scheduled to consider an ordinance that would require the require the city’s purchasing department to notify the Finance Committee, a subset of the Board of Aldermen, about almost purchase requests it receives from the police or fire departments. The board previously approved the ordinance, but Mayor Donnalee Lozeau vetoed it last month. The board will consider Tuesday whether to override that veto. The ordinance would cover any request to buy equipment or supplies, or to contract for services, if it is big enough to ultimately require approval from the Finance Committee. The issue came up when questions were raised in June about why 10 “rugged-ized” laptop-tablet hybrids, costing roughly $4,000 each, had not been bought for new police cruisers, although they had been authorized for purchase three months previously. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:02:35 EST Forget roses – say it with chocolate http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/living/lifestyles/1048851-469/forget-roses--say-it-with-chocolate.html When I pick up my daily snail mail (the actual letters), it’s probably a lot like yours: Solicitations for unwanted credit cards, something from AARP (they must have an enormous budget for printing), and ads for various annoyances. I hardly ever receive an unsolicited envelope that contains anything I actually want. But I recently received something that made me experience a combination of lust and amusement. The Burdick’s 2014-2015 Calendar. If you are a serious chocolate lover, Burdick’s is a name you already know, so I won’t have to describe to you how incredibly good their chocolates are. If you are not, let me tell you: They are – how shall I put this? – surpassingly delectable. It’s not just that the chocolate itself is rich and smooth and creamy and full of flavor, or that the centers of the bonbons are unusual and luscious, with fillings like pecan-bourbon ganache, or cinnamon, or single-malt Scotch, or orange-pistachio. The chocolates are cute as well. Incredibly cute. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:35:02 EST Nashua-based Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps seeking new members http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/1048808-478/nashua-based-spartans-drum-and-bugle-corps-seeking.html NASHUA – The Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps is recruiting new members for 2015, when it will mark its 60th anniversary. During the summer, the Spartans completed a 20-day tour, including competing in the Drum Corps International World Championships, where they took home fourth place. In addition, they won the Caption Award for Color Guard – making this the fourth top color guard award in five years. The Spartans are for ages 14-21. For more information, visit www.spartansdbc.org and sign up for their open house on Nov. 22-23 at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua, 47 Grand Ave. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:01:06 EST Nashua River program to be presented http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/1048806-478/nashua-river-program-to-be-presented.html NASHUA – “The River That Runs Through Our Gate City” will be presented by Lauri Johnson, development manager of the Nashua River Watershed Association, at a meeting of the Nashua Historical Society at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21. The Nashua River has been a key resource for the city for centuries. In the 1600s, the river was a transportation corridor with boats moving fur and other goods; during the Industrial Revolution, its energy was harnessed to power mills and factories; and more recently, it has been a cornerstone of downtown redevelopment. The river has seen its challenges, however. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:01:00 EST Two children injured in bounce house accident at Nashua’s Sullivan Farm http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1048719-469/two-children-injured-in-bounce-house-accident.html NASHUA – Two young children were injured, one critically, at a local farm Sunday afternoon when a gust of wind lifted an inflatable bounce house they had climbed into and blew it about 40-50 feet. Deputy Nashua Fire Chief Mike O’Brien said the children are both boys, believed to be ages 3 and 2. They had apparently entered the bounce house, which was set up near the main barn at Sullivan Farm on Coburn Avenue. O’Brien said one of the boys suffered serious injuries and was flown by medical helicopter to Tufts Medical center in Boston. The other child was taken by American Medical Response ambulance to St. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:49:00 EST Nashua’s first compressed natural gas bus available for tours Monday http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1048760-469/nashuas-first-compressed-natural-gas-bus-available.html NASHUA – Three years after trash trucks made the transition, the Nashua’s bus service will start replacing gasoline with compressed natural gas on Monday. A ribbon-cutting is planned Monday for the first CNG bus in the Nashua Transit Systems fleet. Made by a company called ElDorado Bus, the 32-foot-long, wheelchair-accessible bus will replace the most heavily used of the city’s diesel buses, but don’t expect to be dazzled by it. Except for a yellow bulge on its roof, there’s nothing much to let riders know that the technology has changed. “It’s all the same inside,” said Greg Gillette, fleet supervisor for the system. The rooftop bulge holds four high-tech tanks of compressed natural gas, each wrapped in Kevlar to contain the pressurized material. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:37:19 EST When it comes to sidewalks, Hudson is a laggard http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1048764-469/when-it-comes-to-sidewalks-hudson-is.html Wilton and Brookline have far more sidewalks per person that Hudson, according to an analysis of GIS data by the Nashua Regional Planning Commission. This is one of a number of charts and maps taken from the draft of the 2015-35 Regional Plan from the Nashua Regional Planning Commission. The plan examines the current and future state of the 13-town Nashua region, which stretches from Lyndeborough in the west to Pelham in the east to Merrimack in the north. The draft can be seen online at www.granitestate future.org/regions/nashua -region/documents. The commission is seeking public input on its draft. Written comments may be submitted to NRPC at 9 Executive Park Drive, Suite 201, Merrimack, NH. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:18:01 EST Science Cafe: What if they could make a computer that wrapped around your head? http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1048766-469/science-cafe-what-if-they-could-make.html As a lifelong ink-stained wretch, to use the term aging newspaper folk like to apply to ourselves, I’m interested in ink. But maybe not as interested as Craig Armiento, a UMass-Lowell professor of Computer Engineering. “We have at least 30 years worth of experience in microelectronics manufacturing. Chips made in clean rooms ... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:28:00 EST Glenn Norman Colburn http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1048772-466/glenn-norman-colburn.html Glenn Norman Colburn, 65, of Milford, NH, died Saturday October 11, 2014 surrounded by family and friends at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua, NH, after succumbing to a persistent battle with cancer. He was born in Keene, NH, on July 14, 1949 and was the son of the late Almon Norman and Lillian Adeline (Bunker) Colburn. Glenn graduated from Keene HS continuing his studies at Hawthorne College in Antrim, NH. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:02:19 EST Leopold ‘Parchie’ Levesque http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1048773-466/leopold-parchie-levesque.html Leopold E. ‘Parchie’ Levesque, 94, of Nashua, passed away peacefully on Thursday October 9, 2014 at the Community Hospice House, Merrimack. Leopold was born in Nashua on April 12, 1920, a son of the late Etienne and Mary Louise (Bibeau) Levesque. He was the husband of Yvonne (Belanger Levesque with whom he celebrated 67 years of marriage on September 20, 2014. Leopold served in the US Army Air Force during World War II. Prior to his retirement, he had been employed by Royal Business Forms for many years. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:02:23 EST Alvirne’s ‘O’ line controlled Nashua South http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1048774-457/alvirnes-o-line-controlled-nashua-south.html There was no real secret to what the Alvirne High School football team did in beating Nashua South 42-14 on Friday night: The Broncos dominated the line of scrimmage, especially with their offensive line led by Tyler Noonan, Cody Coulombe, and Bennett Parkinson, among others. In fact it’s the same blueprint the Broncos used in an earlier shutout win over Nashua North. Who would have thought that this team would beat both Nashua public schools by a combined 69-14 to grab the West Conference lead? “The bottom line was the offensive line,” Alvirne coach Tim Walsh said. “I thought (Friday) was on par with the North game, we dominated them too. “This (South) team is good. They hit hard, they play hard, but we were able to move them out. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:02:30 EST Classes in Greater Nashua – Oct. 13 update http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/events/1048786-478/classes-in-greater-nashua--oct.-13.html EDITOR’S NOTE: Class listings are submitted by readers and are only lightly edited. NASHUA LEAGUE OF NH CRAFTSMEN GALLERY CLASSES The League of N.H. Craftsmen will offer these classes in its gallery at 98 Main St. Information/registration/brochure of classes: 595-8233 or nhcrafts.org. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:03:12 EST