Nashua - | Web Feeds Daily news from The Telegraph of Nashua en-us Jolly sets Merrimack record in 5-set win GIRLS  VOLLEYBALL Merrimack 3,  Nashua North 2 Elise Jolly set the Merrimack High School career kills record Friday night as the Tomahawks spoiled Senior Night at Nashua High School North with a 25-20, 20-25, 22-25, 25-19, 15-12 victory over the host Titans. Jolly recorded 22 digs and two blocks to go along with her 40 kills on the night. That puts her at 972 for her career, surpassing Jen Coffey's mark of 950. Addie Lacey (three blocks, 10 digs, 13 kills), Lianna Klinger (30 digs, three aces), Alli Marino (38 assists) and Jess Bonner (21 digs) also played well for the Tomahawks (13-5). North's Katie Amrein served for 12 points, recorded 19 kills and blocked one spike attempt at the net to pace the Titans (7-11). Also playing well for North in defeat were Rachel Garuti (nine points, 27 assists), Alana Choate (seven points, 14 kills), Jill Ireland 11 points, eight kills, one block), Kayla Bernier (12 points), Jocelyn Simon (four points, 16 digs), Hailey McQuinn (17 digs) and Atlanta Ho seven kills, two blocks). Nashua South 3,  Man. Memorial 0 The Panthers concluded their regular season with a straight-set victory against Manchester  Memorial. South limited the Crusaders to  36 points in an effort led by senior Abbie King and freshman middle hitter Catherine Covert. Souhegan 3,  Man. West 0 Abi MacLatchy (three aces, 10 service points) and Lila Morgan (one ace, 11 service points, 14 assists) were strong at the service line in Souhegan's 25-14, 25-15, 25-16 win over Manchester West. Katie O'Brien (eight kills) and Molly Driscoll (four kills) provided good offense for the Sabers. Goffstown 3,  Bishop Guertin 2 Paola Matos (five aces, 12 digs), Jenna McCormack (four aces, 30 assists, five digs) and Meagan Morelli (13 kills, six digs) all played well for Bishop Guertin in a 21-25, 17-25, 25-15, 25-21, 18-16 loss to Goffstown. Hollis Brookline 3,  Alvirne 2 Katie Connors and Rachel Bill had 11 and 10 kills respectively to lead the Cavaliers (15-3) to a 25-18, 25-20, 25-27, 20-25, 15-11 victory over Alvirne (12-6). HB (15-3) also received strong play from Kristi Fox (two digs), Taylor Hamel (four digs), Hannah Balfour (39 assists) and Kat Kotarski (one block) BOYS SOCCER Londonderry 2,  Nashua North 0 Joao Neto, Momo Abukhalaf and Anzor Conant came close to putting the ball in the net, but to no avail as the Lancers (8-7-1) left Nashua with a clean sheet. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 07:10:01 EST Remembering ‘kind,’ ‘influential’ Nashua music teacher, church organist I seem to recall being involved in a few church-related activities - Sunday School and youth groups and such - while growing up and coming of age as a regular - perhaps even faithful - communicant of Nashua's historic Church of the Good Shepherd. But one thing I was not was a good singer, nor even a so-so one with enough (well-hidden) potential to be deemed salvageable. Despite the patience and determination of some dedicated choir directors who invested more time in me than they probably should have, my "singing career" was relegated to the shower and my car. One of those directors was James A. Wood - Mr. Wood to us hundreds of baby boomers lucky enough to have taken music lessons from him or sung in his years' worth of top-notch choirs - or, like me, simply watch him sit down in front of the sea of keys, levers, buttons and switches and fill the church with pitch-perfect organ music. Jim Wood was 90 when he died earlier this week, and upon seeing his obituary when it landed here at The Telegraph, my first thought was something like, "Oh, man, Mr. Wood -  I mentioned him in a story just the other day." I was also a tad red-faced: I referred to him as "the late James Wood," having violated one of the most basic and important rules of journalism: Never assume. The mention came in an Oct. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 07:35:28 EST Nashua Police Department Arrest Log Aug. 21 ARRESTS/SUMMONSES Jeanne Zujkowski, 59, 63 Berkshire Court, Hillsborough, N.J.: Disorderly conduct. Alan Zujkowski, 21, 63 Berkshire Court, Hillsborough, N.J.: Simple assault; simple assault - domestic violence. Philip J. Mello Jr., 32, no fixed address, Nashua: Criminal trespass. Robert Cain, 54, no fixed address, Nashua: Violation of city ordinance - public drinking/open container. Jose Vidal, 48, 79 Major Drive, Nashua: Simple assault; simple assault - domestic violence. Dylan J. Goulart-Quinn, 24, 116 Vine St., Apt. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:02:51 EST Edna Marilyn (Sorby) Van Buskirk Edna Marilyn (Sorby) Van Buskirk, 94, died peacefully on October 18, 2016 at Kindred Healthcare (Greenbriar) in Nashua. She was born in Dedham, MA, on June 30, 1922 a daughter of the late Torstein J. and Julia A. (Bengston) Sorby. She was the widow of Frank Roland Van Buskirk. Mrs. Van Buskirk is remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:06:50 EST Craig Levesque Craig Levesque, 41, of Manchester died as a result of a motorcycle accident on October 19, 2016. He was born on January 11, 1975 in Nashua, NH, a son of Maurice and Michelle (Crippen) Levesque of Nashua. Most recently, Craig had been working as a machinist for Straumann USA in North Andover, MA. Craig is remembered for his love of snowboarding. He also enjoyed target shooting and archery. Craig had recently taken up hunting. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Eric and Julie Levesque; a nephew, Gabriel and a niece, Rose; the son of his former spouse, Chiehwen Shih; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. SERVICES: Visiting hours will be held at the DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua on Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:06:24 EST Roger R. ‘Duffy’ Dufour Roger R. "Duffy" Dufour, 85, retired Lieutenant Nashua Fire Rescue, and lifelong resident Nashua, died peacefully at Kindred Healthcare (Greenbriar) in Nashua on October 18, 2016. He was born on June 16, 1931, in Nashua, a son of the late Thomas and Eva (Gagnon) Dufour. Mr. Dufour was the widower of Shannon (Houle) Dufour. Duffy was a firefighter with Nashua Fire Rescue and retired with the rank of Lieutenant. Following his retirement, he worked at the former Lockheed Martin for several years. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:06:00 EST Geraldine ‘Gerry’ Mae McCarthy Geraldine "Gerry" Mae McCarthy, 88, of Temple, New Hampshire, a long time resident of Nashua, NH, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on October 18th, 2016. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend. Gerry was not only the past president of the American Legion Auxiliary in Nashua, NH, she was also a lifelong member of the VFW, and a well-respected employee of the Yum Yum bakery formerly located in Nashua, NH. Gerry loved to laugh, especially at her favorite game shows, and you could find her listening to country music at anytime of the day, but most importantly, her favorite thing to do, was to love, care, and spend time with her family. She was happily married to Patrick Joseph McCarthy until his passing in the year of 2001. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:05:35 EST Merrimack enjoys big slice of revenge Perfection is sweet. After multiple weeks at 4-2, I finally cracked the code to lock down a 6-0 week. Unfortunately Nashua South was the lone local squad I picked against. Yes, the Panthers lost at Exeter. Now they'll return to the Seacoast to face a pesky Portsmouth team, which lost to Nashua North a week ago but are also the only team to have beaten Exeter this fall. High school football is a crazy sport. No doubt about it. Looking back over the blemish-free week of prognostication, I nailed Bishop Guertin over Alvirne, North over Portsmouth, Exeter over South, Milford over Trinity, Campbell over Somersworth and Merrimack over Pinkerton Academy. The latter, a 68-29 victory for the Tomahawks in Derry, will be treasured forever up in Merrimack. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:23:31 EST Nashua South boys soccer rolls over Keene BOYS SOCCER Nashua South 4, Keene 0 Logan McIntosh scored two first half goals and the Panthers never looked back in a 4-0 victory over Keene at Stellos Stadium on Thursday night. Josh Reeder and Daniel Dukeshire chipped in with one goal each, while keeper Roe Hendrick earned the shutout in net. Bedford 3, Alvirne 1 Nick Cardenas scored off a cross in front of the net by Nate Gosselin to even things up at halftime, but that was all the offense the Broncos would get in a 3-1 loss to Bedford. Keeper Zac Reddig made five saves in defeat, while Bedford's Jacob Statires stopped five shots for the win. Alvirne's defense was anchored by Ryan Ruigrok, Jake Whiting and P.J. Ripaldi. D.J. LaMothe effectively shutdown the primary Bedford goal scorer, while Alvirne midfielders Jack Regan, Gosselin, Cardenas, Mike Earl and Jamie Bertrand made life very tough for the Bulldogs. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:21:39 EST Week 8 Football Preview Capsules DIVISION I Spaulding (0-7)  at Nashua North (5-2) WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m. WHERE: Stellos Stadium. LAST YEAR: Did not play. LAST WEEK: Winacunnet 45, Spaulding 18; Nashua North 23, Portsmouth 14. FYI: The last time the Red Raiders visited Stellos, they gave up 76 points to Nashua South, a sign of a tough season to come. The Titans are coming off a huge win over Portsmouth, getting a rushing attack going led by Randell Jenkins' 116 yards. Defensively North showed big improvement after a tough night vs. Exeter two weeks ago. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:02:29 EST Nashua woman charged after brawl with ex-boyfriend, another woman NASHUA - Kimberly Masson, a 33-year-old Nashua resident also known as Kimberly Doiron, landed in Valley Street jail this week after allegedly assaulting a passenger in her ex- boyfriend's vehicle, pulling her out, then jumping in the car and beating on him as he tried to drive away, according to court documents. Police said that by the time the several officers dispatched to a reported domestic disturbance arrived at the corner of East Hollis and Spring streets, they found a woman later identified as Masson on top of a 53-year-old man, "trying to hold him down" on the lawn behind a Main Street bank. The location is two blocks from Masson's residence at 12 Mason St., where the series of events that led to Masson's arrest began to unfold. Once police sorted things out, Masson was taken to police headquarters for booking on multiple charges that included three counts each of simple assault and domestic violence, along with one count each of stalking - domestic violence and breach of bail conditions. Hours later, as police were wrapping up the booking process, they allowed Masson to make a phone call - reminding her of the protective order that prohibited her from calling the ex-boyfriend. Nevertheless, police said, moments after she made her call, the ex-boyfriend called police to report Masson just called him "telling him she needed him to bring her $5,040 for her bail." Police promptly added two more charges - one count each of stalking - domestic violence and breach of bail conditions - to Masson's file. Earlier, as police spoke with an "intoxicated" and "only somewhat cooperative" Masson on Spring Street, she allegedly told them that she was trying to help the alleged victim because he was having trouble getting up. When asked why she was on top of him, police said, Masson "could not provide an answer." The alleged victim, however, said he couldn't get up because of a leg injury - plus the fact that Masson was on top of him. He later told police he now lives in Lowell, Mass., and had come to Nashua to find Masson's exact street address, which he said he needed in order to keep in effect the protective order he took out against Masson in July in New Hampshire. He and the other alleged victim, a 23-year-old woman known to him and Masson, told police that when he stopped in front of Masson's residence, the 23-year-old woman asked him for a ride to the store, according to police. When they returned, Masson allegedly "ran to his vehicle, pulled (the 23-year-old woman) out and began to assault her," police wrote. The woman "defended herself by striking Masson in the face," police said, after which Masson "turned her attention" to the ex-boyfriend, allegedly jumping into his vehicle and striking him in the face. He told police he then drove off, with Masson allegedly continuing to hit him. He made it as far as Spring Street, he said, where he stopped, got out and tried to flee - but Masson caught up, took him down and "got on top of him ... keeping him from getting up," police said. A review of Masson's record, police said, confirmed the protective order that the ex-boyfriend took out against her in July. The order, police said, stemmed from Masson's arrest on stalking-related charges in the town of Hillsborough. It wasn't clear whether Masson was eventually able to post bail. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:18:23 EST Biden stumps at NCC, spurs memories of potential candidacy NASHUA - As Vice President Joe Biden took the stage Thursday in front of a packed crowd at Nashua Community College, he made his support for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton loud and clear. But the Delaware lawmaker's presence brought back the question of another potential candidacy - his own. Last October, as Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders prepared to square off in the first Democratic Party presidential debate, Biden contemplated a possible run. He eventually publicly announced he would not, citing grief from the loss of his son, Beau, as the main factor. But what if Biden had in fact ran for president as he had considered last fall and became the Democratic nominee? Liberals ponder whether a matchup between Biden and Republican Donald Trump would have been more positive and avoided the ugly politics of the current race. "I think it would be, because of his ability to gain trust," said Florence Pohlek of Mansfield, Mass. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:17:52 EST Nashua PD to hold drug take-back NASHUA - Police Chief Andrew Lavoie is expecting a good haul on Saturday when the Nashua Police Department takes part in National Drug Take-Back Day. Nashua is among the dozens of police departments in the region participating in the event, sponsored by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. It starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday and ends at 2 p.m. "It's going to be four hours, and we typically get 200 pounds," Lavoie said. "It's amazing when you think how little a pill weighs," he said. Residents with expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs can bring them to the police station for disposal. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:15:21 EST Gary Murdoch Smith Gary Murdoch Smith, 63, formerly of Milford, died October 2, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Hos­pice House in Sebring, FL after a battle with lung cancer. Mr. Smith was born in Nashua, NH on March 26, 1953, at the Nashua Memorial Hospital. He was the son of the late James and Mary Ann (Clark) Smith. For many years, his father owned and operat­ed the Smith TV Repair & Sales stores in Milford and Wilton, NH. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:24:32 EST Schilling can’t just fade away, though he probably should Curt Schilling has all but declared his candidacy to represent the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States Senate. What has been a bizarre political year has gotten that much whackier. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Schilling's prospective foe, is not up for reelection until 2018. That gives him two years to grasp the reality that this venture would end much like his failed video game empire in Rhode Island - with him having wasted lots of other people's money and  his own time. Fortunately, the money squandered in a run for the Senate would be voluntarily given by fools who believe he can win an election simply by waving his bloody sock. In Rhode Island, he took the taxpayers for a futile ride. As for his time, Schilling doesn't have much to do these days. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:20:25 EST Nashua chefs win Frosting Frenzy benefit event NASHUA - The first Frosting Frenzy, a cake decorating and candy making competition benefiting Easter Seals New Hampshire Senior Services, was held recently at the Puritan Conference Center in Manchester to raise funds for Easter Seals, which provides support for seniors and their caregivers. Another goal was to highlight the culinary talents of the chefs who work in senior living communities, such as the Hunt Community and The Huntington at Nashua. Lisa Valcourt, director of dining services at Silverstone Living in Nashua, and her assistant Mandy Doward were awarded first place for their apple pumpkin cake with caramel praline in the center, frosted with buttercream and decorated with vibrant-colored leaves for the fall. Silverstone Living also won the People's Choice Award for the most tastefully prepared and presented candy, maple walnut truffles. "It was very exciting to take part in such a fun, friendly competition that benefited a wonderful organization," Valcourt said. "My team is truly amazing and completely dedicated to whatever challenge is presented to them. "The bar was set for us with our recent Fire and Fusion competition win. I have always instilled preparation and persistence with my team. It certainly paid off with Silverstone Living again taking first place for best candy and best decorated cake. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 03:05:18 EST Jacqueline Louise (Malhoit) Yarmo Jacqueline Louise (Malhoit) Yarmo, age 90, of Hudson, NH, died peacefully in her home on Sunday, October 16, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was born in Nashua, NH on August 13th, 1926 and was the loving wife of the late John Stanley Yarmo. Jackie was a lifelong resident of Hudson, NH and was a 1944 graduate of Nashua High School. As a teenager, she worked as a waitress at the Rosebud restaurant and later was employed at Nashua Corporation, also known as the "Card Shop." Under the tutelage of her sister-in-law, Stacia Fontaine, Jackie went on to become a skilled seamstress specializing in home decor. She had her own custom drapery and slipcover business for over twenty years before expanding into interior design and owning a Decorating Den business. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:05:21 EST William Newman William Newman, 72, of Manchester and former longtime resident of Nashua died on October 16, 2016. He was born on January 9, 1944 in Nashua, a son of the late Bishop Estee J. and Ida Bell (Moore) Newman. Mr. Newman was the husband of Priscille (Huot) Newman. He was a tax accountant for over 23 years. Mr. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 03:03:39 EST Scott K. Colby Scott Kenneth Colby, 44, of Merrimack and formerly of Nashua, passed away Tuesday afternoon, October 18, 2016 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack. Scott was born in Salem, Massachusetts on August 23, 1972, son of Gloria M. (Jeffery) Colby Loud and the late Kenneth Colby. A resident of Nashua for most of his life, Scott was educated in the Nashua School System. He had been employed as an automotive technician with Granite State Tire & Battery in Manchester also worked at Nashua Lumber Company and Heritage Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric. In his leisure time, Scott enjoyed working on automobiles and listening to music. Members of his family include his mother, Gloria M. Loud of Merrimack; his daughters, Katara Colby of Merrimack and Jessica Shepherd of Nashua; also several aunts, uncles and cousins. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 03:02:27 EST Race Saturday to mark start of The Telegraph’s Santa Fund drive NASHUA - Volunteers will take to the track Saturday at The Telegraph's 40th annual Santa Fund Run. The event, which consists of both a 5K and 10K race, will kick off the paper's biggest annual fundraiser, the Santa Fund drive, beginning at 9 a.m. at the YMCA of Greater Nashua at 24 Stadium Drive. "It's a great way to bring the community together," said Tracy Dionne, The Telegraph's event producer. All net proceeds from this race will benefit the Santa Fund, which is in its 55th year of helping those less fortunate in Greater Nashua during the holiday. The Santa Fund gathers donations from area residents, which are then distributed through local organizations. This year, the Nashua Police Athletic League and The High Hopes Foundation, both first-time volunteers, will be joining forces with The Salvation Army and The Front Door Agency to dole out donations. "We're excited to be a partner with The Telegraph this year," said Shaun Nelson, executive director of Nashua PAL, adding that it will help the Ash Street nonprofit serve more families in the community. Nashua PAL will also be sending volunteers to this weekend's race. Nashua Community College Massage Therapy students also will offer massages for runners after they cross the finish line. Registration is $30 for those 19 and older and $15 for those 18 and younger. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 02:02:42 EST Alleged stealing of Macy’s merch Manchester resident William Mejia-Delisle was charged over the weekend by Nashua police with felony theft for allegedly stealing more than $1,200 in merchandise from Macy's department store. Police said Mejia-Delisle, 23, of 515 Lincoln St., Apt. 2, Manchester, was taken into custody shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday, roughly 45 minutes after officers were called to the Pheasant Lane Mall store. Mejia-Delisle was booked and later released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail, police said. He is scheduled to be arraigned Dec. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 02:01:41 EST Conn. women charged in $3K card scheme NASHUA - A pair of Connecticut women who allegedly went on a daylong, $3,000 liquor shopping spree in July using stolen credit card information have been arraigned in Nashua district court and are awaiting their next court dates. Rockel Samas, 22, of Norwalk, Conn., and Samira Leon, 23, of Bridgeport, Conn., each face one count of theft by deception, Class A felonies, according to police. The two are accused of using credit card information, which police said had been stolen from three local residents' accounts, to purchase more than $3,000 worth of liquor on July 27 at two state liquor stores in Nashua. Criminal investigation bureau detectives launched an investigation, speaking with the victims and their respective banks to develop information that eventually led to the two women, police said. Samas was arrested first, on the afternoon of Oct. 3, while Leon was taken into custody Tuesday in Bridgeport on an arrest warrant, police said. She subsequently waived extradition and was returned to Nashua for arraignment, which took place Wednesday in the Nashua court. Bail for Samas was initially set at $20,000 cash or surety, while Leon's was set at $25,000 cash or surety. It wasn't immediately known if either defendant's bail was modified at arraignment. Police ask that anyone with any additional information on the case call the department's Crime Line at 589-1665. Dean Shalhoup can be reached at 594-6443, or @Telegraph_DeanS. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 02:00:10 EST Chase ends with arrest in Windham WINDHAM - A 24-year-old Nashua man with a history of arrests in the Nashua-Manchester area was captured by police late Wednesday morning after he allegedly crashed a stolen car on Interstate 93 then took off on foot. Victor Rosario, whose last known address is 20 Heon Court in Nashua, was jailed in the Rockingham County lockup in Brentwood after being booked on one count of receiving stolen property, a felony, and one misdemeanor count each of conduct after an accident and operating after suspension - second offense, according to a state police statement. Rosario, who in February 2014 was charged in Nashua with four counts of domestic violence-related assault and in May with disobeying an officer, reportedly crashed a 2000 Honda Civic into a portable electronic highway construction sign, then bailed out and fled on foot, police said. They said Rosario allegedly stole the car in Lowell, Mass., earlier in the day. Trooper Kieren Fagan, who was working a construction detail on I-93 just north of the Route 111 exit at the time and was the first officer on the scene, found the heavily damaged Civic, but no driver was present, police said. Fagan was approached by numerous witnesses who said they had seen the Civic weaving through traffic "at a high rate of speed" in the northbound lanes of I-93, and that it appeared the driver was trying to use the breakdown lane to pass lines of traffic. Those who witnessed the crash told Fagan that the driver got out and ran east into a wooded area. Police said they provided a detailed description, which was broadcast to other troopers and Windham officers. Minutes later, police said, three Windham officers spotted a man who matched the description walking along Ludlow Road, part of a residential subdivision just east of the interstate. Other officers and troopers identified him as Rosario and took him into custody. Police said Rosario is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges Thursday morning in Salem district court. The incident remains under investigation, police said, adding that anyone with any additional information is urged to contact Fagan or Trooper Michael Berntsen at 223-4381. Dean Shalhoup can be reached at 594-6443, or @Telegraph_DeanS. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 01:00:35 EST Gilberte ‘Gillie’ Morello Gilberte “Gillie” Morello, 97, recently of Nashua, NH, passed away peacefully on October 14, 2016. She was born in Coaticook, Quebec, Canada on April 19, 1919, the daughter of Marie Anna (Hemond) and Joseph A. Couture. She grew up in Island Pond, VT. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:40:00 EST Amberlee Carroll Amberlee Carroll took her final curtain call on October 14, 2016 at her home in Hudson, NH, where she suffered a fatal seizure at the age of 18. A precious gift from God to her loving parents Brion and Tracy Lee Carroll. Amberlee was born on March 5, 1998 in Nashua. Though her time among us was agonizingly brief, Amberlee brought more joy and fulfillment to our family than can ever be adequately described in words. She possessed a unique and remarkable soul, and to know her granted her loved ones an opportunity to experience the most genuine goodness that life has to offer. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:32:53 EST Sophie Onoroski Sophie Onoroski, 97, died Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at the Courville at Nashua, after a period of declining health. She was born on August 25, 1919 in Nashua, the daughter of the late Walter and Katherine (Slosek) Onoroski. She was a graduate of Nashua High School, Class of 1937, and received her RN degree from Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1942. During World War II, she served as a Navy nurse, attending the rank of lieutenant. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:34:07 EST A boo-tiful bounty of Halloween entertainment and more What a fun weekend I had! I punished my pancreas by sampling eight amazing, sugary offerings at RSVP's Clash of the Cupcakes in Manchester on Friday - the judges and I had a blast with emcee Mike Morin. See some beautiful photos on the Encore Facebook page! Saturday was downtown Nashua's ArtWalk Weekend and Food Truck Festival; then at night, I saw "Frost/Nixon" in Milford. You really should see this show. Michael Coppola's gripping performance as Richard Nixon and Eric Skoglund's nuanced portrayal of David Frost will keep you riveted to the stage. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:01:03 EST World-renowned organist Cowan coming to Nashua NASHUA - At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, First Music will present Ken Cowan at The First Church, 1 Concord St. (top of Main Street). First Music is fortunate to host Ken Cowan in recital for the combination of its ninth season opener, and the formal rededication of the restored 90-year-old pipe organ at the church. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:03:14 EST Barbara A (Noonan) Savage NASHUA – Barbara A (Noonan) Savage, age 81, died peacefully at her home, October 9th surrounded by her family. She was born in Medford, May 24, 1935, daughter of the late Francis and Thelma (Paugh) Noonan. A resident of Nashua since the late 1960s, Barbara worked in the food industry until she retired several years ago. Barbara’s greatest joy was her family, whom she blessed with love, laughter and many years of beautiful memories that will be in our hearts forever. Preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, in 2012. She is survived by his three sons, Gary Savage and his wife Terry and their two children Samantha, Jesse and his fiancee Rhianna Moyen, all of Hudson, Raymond Savage of Nashua, Jim Savage and his two children Colin and Keegan of Plymouth, MA; a sister Diane Wilkie of Nashua; as well as several nieces and nephews and her faithful dog Toby. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, October 19th 10AM at Woodlawn Cemetery, Nashua, NH. Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:58:00 EST Roland S. ‘Ron’ Neff Roland S. Neff, 84, of Bedford and formerly of Merrimack, passed away Saturday evening, October 15, 2016 at the Bedford Hills Center after a period of declining health. A son of the late Perley W. Neff and Vera E. (Jennison) Neff Chabot, he was born in Concord, NH on August 21, 1932. Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:56:32 EST Former Red Sox pitcher stumps for Trump in Nashua NASHUA – Former Boston Red Sox star pitcher Curt Schilling said Tuesday that he thinks the media is firmly focused on making sure that the Republican nominee doesn’t win the election, a claim which GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has also made consistently over the past few weeks. “Anybody denying that doesn’t have the TV on and doesn’t read the newspaper,” Schilling told a packed crowd at the Trump Nashua Victory Office on Main Street. “But I think we’re better than them, I think we’re bigger than that, I think we’re smarter than that.” Schilling’s visit was one of three stops at Trump phone banking events in the state Tuesday, including events in Stratham and Salem. His visit to the Granite State also coincided with the announcement he plans to challenge U.S. Sen. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:58:00 EST Cindy Allen Cindy Allen, 59, of Hudson NH, passed away at her home on Friday, October 14, 2016 after a lengthy illness. Cindy was born August 7, 1957 in Nashua, NH , the daughter of Blanche (Roy) Smith and the late Leo Allen. Cindy grew up in Hollis NH, and attended Hollis area schools. She was a devoted mother, and worked as an LNA helping others. Cindy is survived by her significant other of twelve plus years, Kevin McClellan, of Hudson; two sons James Bouley Jr. Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:56:34 EST Nashua Democrat Dan Weeks wants Executive Council to keep government open, in check NASHUA – Dan Weeks wants to be an Executive Councilor who holds government accountable to the people, without falling into ideological fights over party politics. “I simply don’t see the role of Executive Council as being an ideologue,” he said Tuesday in an editorial board meeting with the Nashua Telegraph. “I see it as being a good government watchdog.” Weeks, a Nashua Democrat, is running for the District 5 seat on the council against Republican incumbent David Wheeler. As a councilor, Weeks wants to serve as someone who makes sure the state contracts are appropriate, and as someone who makes sure the state is doing right by the taxpayer. “I want to ensure that we’re spending money the right way,” he said. For Weeks, that means making the right investments in Granite Staters and their futures. Top on his agenda is getting a commuter rail line to service Nashua and Manchester. “This is about a lot more than getting some cars off the road; this is the single biggest economic development opportunity New Hampshire has faced in a generation,” he said. The Capitol Corridor study, done by the New Hampshire Rail Transit Authority, proposes millions of spending in taxpayer dollars in return for a potential of an economic boom, Weeks said. “We haven’t seen anything like it,” he said. The $246 million costs to start the project would be mostly paid for by federal grants and in-kind donations from the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:26:22 EST Scout's Honor: Nashua’s Mahfuz honored for community service Standing at a podium on Tuesday, Larry Gammon, president of the Easter Seals organization in New Hampshire, praised local businessman Sy Mahfuz for the difference he’s made in the lives of Nashua-area soldiers and their families. Gammon shared with a luncheon audience, of about 70 people at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, that Mahfuz, along with another citizen, Tom Tessier, have helped raise $1.5 million for Veterans Count, an Easter Seals program that supports veterans, service members and their families, over the past four years. Gammon’s remarks were made just before Mahfuz received the 2016 Nashua Good Scout Award. He was honored by the Daniel Webster Council of the Boys Scouts of America for his service to his community and local businesses along with exemplifying the values of Scouting in his daily life. “We’re all here, and we have to make a difference in people’s lives one way or another,” Mahfuz told the audience. “It’s a legacy that I think we should be thinking about.” Legacy is an important word to him, Mahfuz continued. Although his father, Fred, didn’t use the word, Mahfuz said, leaving a legacy of helping others was important to him. Mahfuz, who followed his father into the family rug selling business, considered him to be a role model while growing up. “He was someone I really looked up to and he taught me every single day,” Mahfuz said. Mahfuz and Tessier are two of the charter members of the Veterans Count Nashua chapter. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:52:00 EST Ned Thomas Bitsack Ned Thomas Bitsack, DDS, a longtime resident of Nashua, NH, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on October 13, 2016. Ned was born on September 9, 1956 and was the son of the late Dr. Joseph W. and Gloria A. (Frisco) Bitsack. Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:56:37 EST Wheeler enjoys "watchdog" role NASHUA – David Wheeler takes a very traditional view of his role as an executive councilor. “For me, I like being the watchdog,” Wheeler said. Wheeler, a Milford Republican, is running against Nashua Democrat Dan Weeks for the District 5 seat on New Hampshire’s Executive Council. The council serves as a brake on the powers of the governor and Legislature, showing the distrust that the framers of New Hampshire’s constitution had for concentrated political power, he said. “They did not like the colonial governors, so the came up with the council to weaken the power of the governor intentionally,” he said. As a councilor, Wheeler has taken to the role, like when he opposed the Legislature and the governor when he voted against the Medicaid expansion in New Hampshire, saying it simply put 50,000 more people on welfare. The Medicaid expansion did allow that number of New Hampshire residents to get health insurance coverage as part of the Affordable Care Act, and Wheeler sees it as a problem. He thinks the expansion will lead to an unaffordable system that will eventually require a state income or sales tax, or worse. “This is part of moving to a single-payer health care system, this is part of Obamacare,” he said. Wheeler wants to roll back the expansion, and he’d like to see the whole Affordable Care Act done in. In its place, Wheeler advocates some form of what he calls a free-market solution, though he is not sure how it will look. Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:47:29 EST Maine man accused of firing multiple shots from car Police say suspect eluded officers NASHUA – A 26-year-old man from Maine was ordered held in jail on high bail Monday on multiple felony charges stemming from the alcohol-fueled spate of random gunfire that rattled a north Nashua neighborhood in the wee hours of Saturday morning. Police said Sean D. Camlin, of 186A Twombley Road in Sanford, Maine, is facing 10 felony and three misdemeanor charges that accuse him of repeatedly firing one or another of his two handguns out the window of a moving vehicle, then leaping from a second-floor window in an attempt to flee officers as they closed in on him at a friend’s condo off Coburn Avenue. Police were able to catch up with Camlin after a brief, but tense, foot pursuit, during which Camlin allegedly walked toward a pursuing officer with a dark-colored firearm in his hand, according to police reports. He then ran from the officer, who, police said, observed Camlin throw that gun and another that he took from his waistband. The officer also saw Camlin reach into a pocket from which ammunition was falling onto the ground. The pursuing officer caught up to Camlin, police said, but continued to struggle, forcing the officer to pepper-spray him. The series of events began around 2 a.m. Saturday, when several residents of Blue Hill Avenue and neighboring streets called police reporting that they heard multiple gunshots in the area. Later, after the suspect was taken into custody, his friend, who police say was driving the vehicle in which Camlin was a passenger, told detectives that Camlin initially fired a series of shots as they drove on Daniel Webster Highway. Camlin allegedly began firing from the car again on Blue Hill Avenue, where police later recovered multiple shell casings in two different clusters, all of which matched the .40 caliber Glock or the Taurus “Judge” revolver that Camlin had allegedly been carrying. Officers later also recovered the two guns Camlin allegedly tossed while fleeing, and a Yankee Candle bag containing nearly $24,000 in cash – which, police said, Camlin told officers is his “life savings” that he carries with him. Police contacted the Sanford Police Department regarding any firearm permits Camlin has and found that he has none. All together, Camlin is charged with nine counts of reckless conduct and one count of falsifying physical evidence, all Class B felonies, along with one count each of carrying a loaded handgun without a license, resisting detention and resisting arrest, all Class A misdemeanors. Judge Paul Moore at Monday’s arraignment in Nashua district court ordered Camlin held on $200,000 cash bail and set a probable cause hearing for Oct. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:29:18 EST Witness: Three injured in ceiling collapse at Nashua Bertucci's NASHUA – One male and two females were injured Monday when a portion of the ceiling inside the Bertucci’s Restaurant on Amherst Street collapsed onto them. First responders from Nashua Fire Rescue, Nashua Police Department and AMR Ambulance responded to a reported ceiling collapse. Deputy fire chief Glen MacDonald confirmed three people were hurt when a 12-foot-long and 8-foot wide decorative component of the restaurant’s ceiling fell on them shortly before 2 p.m. “It came right down in front of me, boom,” said Pete Richard, of Hudson, who was having lunch in the dining room with his wife, Kathie, and his sister Marianne Lacourciere, of Hooksett. He stood outside with containers of food as first responders worked inside. The sound of the ceiling coming down was “loud,” he said, “like glass breaking.” “One guy got it pretty good across his back,” Richard said. “A waitress got bopped on the head, too.” Several fire trucks from Nashua, Hudson and Merrimack were in the restaurant’s parking lot near the Somerset Parkway, along with a handful of ambulances. “It’s a decorative section of the ceiling that’s right under the skylight,” MacDonald said. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:28:28 EST Arrest on drug felonies, warrants NASHUA - Police last week arrested 23-year-old former Francestown resident Zachary Frost on multiple charges - including nine arrest warrants - when he showed up at a local pharmacy to pick up allegedly fraudulent prescriptions. Frost, who listed his current address as West Mitchell Street in Gaylord, Mich., but said his family still lives on New Boston Road in Francestown, was jailed on $50,000 cash bail following his arraignment, which took place Oct. 11 in Nashua district court via video conference from Valley Street jail in Manchester. He is next due in the Nashua court on Oct. 24 for a probable cause hearing. Police said officers began investigating Frost when a pharmacist at Walgreens, 283 Main St., told police that a Nashua physician had contacted the pharmacy after the physician learned that her name was listed on several fraudulent prescriptions. Finding the name "Frost F. Zachary" and Frost's date of birth, Francestown address and phone number on the prescriptions in question, police conducted a records check on Frost and learned that he allegedly had nine outstanding arrest warrants "issued by various jurisdictions in New Hampshire," according to police reports. The fraudulent prescriptions that Frost allegedly tried to have filled at Walgreens were for the narcotic drug clonazepam; zolpidem tartrate, a sedative; alprazolam, commonly called Xanax; and gabapentin, used to treat epilepsy and chronic pain, reports state. A police officer posing as a Walgreens employee called Frost, who said he would be there shortly to pick up his prescriptions. Instead, Frost arrived to find police waiting for him, police said. Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:29:32 EST School board to mull plan to flatten costs NASHUA - As the city's school board prepares to meet Monday evening, one of the main items to consider is a request from Mayor Jim Donchess in an Oct. 7 letter to Nashua's superintendent of schools, Dr. Connie Brown, regarding the city's upcoming financial concerns. In the letter, Donchess says that an additional $2 million in city pension obligations will make the fiscal year 2018 budget "most difficult." He then requests that the board draw up an initial fiscal year 2018 budget, and subtract from that the budget for 2017. Whatever remains must then be cut, and the level budget must be submitted to the city CFO, John Griffin, by Friday, Oct. Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:33:13 EST Kids take to the skies at Nashua airfield event NASHUA - Once the Piper Comanche carrying her and several other children lifted off the runway at Nashua's Boire Field on Sunday afternoon, little Anya Kumar forgot all about the fairly cramped conditions inside the single engine aircraft. "I really liked the view from up in the air," Anya said after the Comanche landed and she and her brother, Ayush, disembarked. The siblings were among scores of youngsters ages 8-17 who enjoyed free flights in various vintage aircraft during Sunday's flight day hosted by the U.S. Experimental Aircraft Association's Young Eagles program. The names of the kids who took to the air Sunday will be added to the Young Eagles' grand total, which recently surpassed the two million mark as it prepares to observe the program's 25th anniversary next year. All pilots and ground support crews volunteer their time at Young Eagles' flight days, helping the group with its mission to take 100,000 kids each year on their introductory flights. Each kid who goes up is presented a certificate and gets his or her name added to what the Young Eagles call the world's largest logbook, located at EAA headquarters in Oshkosh, Wis. As much attention as the activity on the Boire Field runways drew on Sunday, there were plenty of attractions elsewhere as well. For instance, a steady stream of visitors stopped to chat with Neil Cumbie, a member of Middlesex County RC Fliers, a radio-controlled model aircraft club based in Billerica, Mass. Among them were Abbi Rechkemmer and her father, Chris, Nashua residents who said their visit Sunday was their first to a Young Eagles event. "We're learning," Chris Rechkemmer said, adding that Abbi, who is home-schooled, turned out to be "very curious" about the world of aircraft. "We like to show her things she's never seen before," her father added. Dean Shalhoup can be reached at 594-6443, or @Telegraph_DeanS. Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:00:33 EST South succumbs to Exeter EXETER - It can be hard to point to just one moment or sequence that changes a game. In Exeter High School's 35-14 Division I win over Nashua South on Friday night, it was easy. With Exeter (6-1) leading 7-0 in the second quarter, Nashua South (4-3) was marching for what would have been the tying score. On fourth-and-15 the Panthers converted with a 31-yard touchdown pass. A flag for holding, however washed away the touchdown, and their next attempt ended in an incomplete pass and a turnover on downs. At that point, the Blue Hawks got the ball back, and marched 69 yards, capped by Kyle Ball's second of three touchdown runs, to take a 14-0 lead with 1:25 left in the half. On the final drive of the half, the Panthers moved the ball down the field again, only to miss a 38-yard field goal in the final seconds. South coach Scott Knight said leaving points on the board in the first half set the tone for the game, and his team was unable to recover. "We can't afford to leave points on the board in the first half," Knight said. Sun, 16 Oct 2016 16:02:40 EST North boys win Catholic Memorial Invitational BOYS CROSS COUNTRY Vorbach, Muise lead Titans to victory The Nashua North boys cross country team utilized three top-10 finishes to win the Catholic Memorial Invitational at Franklin Park in Boston on Saturday morning. The Titans scored 39 points to beat out 19 other teams, including runner-up Pinkerton Academy by 23. Nashua South also competed at the event and finished fourth with 152. David Vorbach won the race in 16 minutes and 15 seconds, while Connor Muise (16:29.4) and Max Ireland (16:42.5) finished third and seventh. The Titans had five runners total in the top 25, as Sheamus Adams (16:54.3) and Simon McIntosh (17:04.7) finished 12th and 19th. Ryan Vermette was South's top finisher with a 17:08.7 run for 20th, while Panthers teammates Corey Hawkins (25th, 17:14.8) and Aiden van Batenburg (26th, 17:15.2) also ran well. BG, Merrimack compete at Brown race Bishop Guertin place two runners in the top 25 of the Division I race at the 34th Brown University High School Cross Country Meet at Goddard Park in Warwick, R.I. Jackson Kiernan (23rd, 16:41) and Aidan Sullivan (25th, 16:44.5) helped the Cardinals (192 points) to a fifth-place finish out of 26 teams. Sun, 16 Oct 2016 16:01:40 EST Nashua PAL Force 8U strong vs. Derry Demons FOOTBALL The Nashua PAL Force 8U team had a good showing recently in the rain and mud against the Derry Demons. Jack Krulikowski was on fire with tackling, while some other key tackles in the game came from Jake Homsy, Mason Dandeneau, Dharyus Sisay, Connor Johnston,Adrian Cruz, Aivan Garcia, Camron Pena, Ian Leonard, Dylan Noble, Aisah Bugg, Josiah Spleen and Alex Sebastian. The offense was strong in the first half, as Kobe Perry was able to score a touchdown. In a slipper second half, runs in the game were made by Perry, Tayten Zubhuza, Noble, Aden Pimentel, Ben Kelly, Cruz, and Jayden Beaulieu Cruz also had an interception. Other key blocks in the second half came from Garcia, David Bedard, Devon Dattoli, Andrew Vertigans, Nick Wilkinson, Brady Borromeo, and Trevor Drouin. NOTE: By rule, final scores are not officially recorded at this level. BASEBALL Nashua Little League Fall Ball Nashua Green 5,  Goffstown White 3 Nashua Green moved on in the playoffs after a Isaac Crivac held Goffstown in check on the mound with great defensive support. Nashua's offense was paced by Jayce Martinez, Aiden Stevens, Nate Mattson, Richard Tavares, and Crivac. Others chipping in included Brodie Robuccio, Carter Provost, and Brady Dillon. Goffstown Maroon 6,  Nashua Navy 2 Nick Shaw pitched a solid five innings to keep Navy in the game and Cooper Granville locked down a scoreless sixth inning. The Nashua offense was held in check, with the only runs coming on a first inning two-run homer by Dean Adams. Others chipping in hits were Hunter Ward, Jacoby Caissie, and Granville. Sun, 16 Oct 2016 16:01:10 EST Barbara A (Noonan) Savage Nashua - Barbara A (Noonan) Savage, age 81, died peacefully at her home, October 9th surrounded by her family. She was born in Medford, May 24, 1935, daughter of the late Francis and Thelma (Paugh) Noonan. A resident of Nashua since the late 1960s, Barbara worked in the food industry until she retired several years ago. Barbara's greatest joy was her family, whom she blessed with love, laughter and many years of beautiful memories that will be in our hearts forever. Preceded in death by her husband, Raymond in 2012. She is survived by his three sons, Gary Savage and his wife Terry and their two children Samantha, Jesse and his fiancé Rhianna Moyen all of Hudson, Raymond Savage of Nashua, Jim Savage and his two children Colin and Keegan of Plymouth, MA; a sister Diane Wilkie of Nashua; as well as several nieces and nephews and her faithful dog Toby. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, October 19th 10AM at Woodlawn Cemetery, Nashua, NH. Sun, 16 Oct 2016 04:01:30 EST Michael D. Hukee Michael D. Hukee, 60, Nashua, NH passed away peacefully on October 4, 2016 after a brief illness. Mr. Hukee was the son of Vernon V Hukee and Marguerite E. Sun, 16 Oct 2016 04:00:42 EST Group plans development on Nashua waterfronts City officials in Burlington, Vt., a community roughly half the size of Nashua, plan to spend $9 million to upgrade its waterfront and expect the tax base to grow $44 million. That's a piece of information that Gene Porter, chairman of the Lower Merrimack River Local Advisory Committee, plans to share soon with a group of Nashua aldermen. Porter plans to make a presentation, focusing on Nashua's riverfronts and their untapped development opportunities, to the Board of Aldermen's Planning and Economic Development Committee. He wants to see more people living, working and having access to the city's rivers. "All over New England, riverfront cities are investing in waterfront amenities, particularly greenways and river walks, along the rivers that form a visual front to the river behind which they build apartment buildings and businesses and it just grows," he said. Porter's presentation will share core principals of riverfront development, including the idea that the riverfront should be featured as the "front door," the development should enhance the environment, the riverfront's history should be showcased, people should be able to access the water, and construction should include high quality architectural materials and sustainable engineering practices. In addition to Burlington, other communities are putting money in their waterfronts, including development on the Connecticut River by Dartmouth College in Hanover. "When I talk to the aldermen, I will just demonstrate to them, show them, that lots of other cities are investing in their waterfronts," Porter said. Recently, Porter, an antique boat owner, took Mayor Jim Donchess on a boat tour, and he credits Donchess' predecessor, Donnalee Lozeau, for getting the city to pay more attention to river issues and creating the position of waterways manager. That job is held by Madeleine Mineau. "Nashua has done a good job getting started on that in downtown Nashua on the Nashua River, and the next logical step in my view is focusing more on the Merrimack River," he said of development, adding that he believes there are good opportunities for it on city- and utility-owned land on the Merrimack. The advisory committee that Porter chairs acts as watchdogs and stewards over activities in the lower Merrimack River Corridor, which includes Nashua, Litchfield, Hudson and Merrimack. Porter considers the Merrimack River a "wild and beautiful" river that is largely unknown to the community. The river in its entirety is 117 miles long and flows south from Franklin, New Hampshire, into Massachusetts and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. "You've got an opportunity here for adding riverfront development that could enhance the city," Porter said. There are, however, issues that need to be addressed, he notes. Sun, 16 Oct 2016 03:03:03 EST Mental health model used throughout NH NASHUA - Years of drinking and being involved in toxic relationships were catching up to Nancy Williams. "My life was completely out of control," she said. "My life was completely ruled by alcoholism." She ended up in trouble with the law and eventually found herself before a judge. However, instead of having to deal with a lengthy jail sentence, Williams was given an opportunity to change her life. "I know it's odd to say that court was the best thing for me, but it was," she said. Williams didn't have her case heard in a typical criminal court - instead, she went to the Community Connections Mental Health Court in Nashua. The mental health court, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this month, deals with people suffering from serious mental illness who are charged with crimes but don't necessarily go to jail. People in the mental health court are required to sign a treatment plan and stick to it. Sun, 16 Oct 2016 03:02:07 EST Dinette set fills space for informal dining, gatherings In many homes, the dining room, typically adjacent to the living room, is now used more for company or special occasions. For daily meals, homes may have a space adjacent to the kitchen called a dinette or breakfast nook. In the Middle Ages, upper-class families dined in a large multifunction room called the great hall, but eventually also took their daily meals in a smaller area. Anyone hoping to be seated at this dinette set might want to respond to this Mailbag offer. Family affair "I have a dinette set available to someone who needs it," writes Shirley D., of Nashua (LTR 2,661). "The oval-shaped table has a wood-grained Formica top and measures 42 inches by 60 inches, which includes an 18-inch leaf. There are four upholstered chairs that swivel and have wheels. Sun, 16 Oct 2016 03:00:35 EST Jenkins, Titans outrun Portsmouth PORTSMOUTH - Despite a wet and rainy night on the Seacoast, the Titans of Nashua North put in a comprehensive effort, earning a 23-14 victory over the Portsmouth Clippers. North's Randell Jenkins outran the entire Clippers squad, rushing for 116 yards compared to Portsmouth's 66 yards as a team on the ground. Jenkins and Tylor Chase scored one touchdown each in the first half to give the Titans a 14-0 advantage at the break. North's defense also came up big, holding the Clippers offense in check. Three of Portsmouth's four first half drives ended in fumbles. Portsmouth put in Nico Dallacosta to replace Christian Peete at quarterback to begin the second half, but Peete would put the Clippers on the board with a pick six on the Titans' first drive of the third quarter. Jenkins added another touchdown from 3 yards out with 5:03 left in the third quarter, but Portsmouth quickly responded on the next drive, with Dallacosta connecting with Shon Parnham at 3:07 on a 20-yard completion to put the Clippers within a score. However, the Clippers were unable to stop Jenkins and the Titans running attack from eating up precious time. North added a chip shot field goal to their tally on a 10-play drive immediately after Portsmouth's second touchdown. Three punts later, North finished the contest with a 20-play drive that would seal the Clippers' fate. The contest could have lasting ramifications in the Division I playoff race, as North rises to 5-2 in a West Division that sees Nashua's three high schools neck and neck for the top spot. Portsmouth on the other hand falls to 4-3, and will find itself hard pressed to keep up against East Division foes Dover and Exeter, who came into the evening 4-2 and 5-1, respectively. Next week, Portsmouth hopes to bounce back at home against Nashua South before concluding the season on the road against Spaulding. Sat, 15 Oct 2016 08:09:22 EST Guertin scores 5-set win over Pinkerton GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Bishop Guertin 3, Pinkerton 2 Bishop Guertin was led by four players in its 24-26, 25-12, 19-25, 25-21, 17-15 victory over Pinkerton Academy on Friday night in Nashua. Jenna McCormack (five aces, 34 assists), Margaret Richardson (four aces, four blocks, four kills), Megan Morelli (two aces, 10 kills) and Jill Rabasco (13 kills, four blocks) all shined for the Cardinals (13-2). Dover 3,  Merrimack 2 Merrimack fell to 10-5 in five sets (25-19, 24-26, 17-25, 25-23, 7-15) despite multiple contributors. They were Elise Jolly (21 kills, four aces, 14 digs, six blocks), Jordyn Boyce (seven digs, five kills), Brianne Nordengren (four blocks, seven digs, four kills), and Alli Marino (23 assists) Nashua South 3, Man. Central 0 The Panthers (7-8) won in straight sets (25-9, 25-13, 25-12). It was a solid performance by the entire team. Sat, 15 Oct 2016 08:08:10 EST Looking back at the week in news Nashua helps make voting accessible to all residents Voter apathy has concerned local officials for many years. Sometimes, though, people don't vote simply because they have no way to get to the polls - or no way to get to the polls without paying for it. While many signs point to the Nov. 8 election drawing voters in huge numbers, the city of Nashua has taken a positive step to help swell those numbers by offering free rides on the Nashua Transit System. All people need to do is hop on a bus that goes to or near the appropriate polling station, tell the driver they're going to vote, and the ride will be free. Then there are people who would like to vote, but who are unable to get to a bus stop from their home or workplace, or who can't get from the bus to the polls. The city has the solution to that problem, as well. The Nashua Transit System is offering to pick people up and bring them right to the polling place - also for free. To take advantage of this service, call Kristi Gillette at 589-3278 by Nov. 4 so arrangements may be made. Given the political climate this election cycle, it's more important than ever that every eligible voter has the chance to have his or her voice heard. Sat, 15 Oct 2016 08:06:32 EST James F. Scurrah Jr. (Nampa) James F. Scurrah Jr. (Nampa), 80, of Nashua, NH, passed away peacefully at his home with his loving family by his side on October 6, 2016. He was born to the late Muriel (Sands) and James Scurrah Sr. Jim grew up in Jamaica Plain, Ma. Sat, 15 Oct 2016 08:17:18 EST Nashua educators lauded at ‘NEFies’ awards Some of the city's finest public educators were honored Thursday evening at the third annual Excellence in Education Awards at the Crowne Plaza hotel. The "NEFies," presented by the Nashua Education Foundation, recognize teachers who have made a positive impact in the Nashua public school system. "The event honors the individual accomplishments of our teachers," said Connie Brown, Nashua's interim superintendent of schools. "It's a great opportunity to show our support." The night's biggest award, the Ron Kraus Outside the Profession award, was given to Robert Sherman, who retired this year after 45 years years in the district and three decades as the Nashua Teachers Union president. The Ron Kraus award was named for the educa-tion foundation's co-founder and goes to an individual who has made an impact beyond Nashua's education system and on the greater community. Sherman said his colleagues and the administrators who worked above him during his career are what he will miss most about the Nashua school system. "That's what all these years has made Nashua so enjoyable," Sherman said. "And it's also a diverse city, and a city that's changed remarkably since I began ... moving on from all that, it's tough." William Dubois of Fairgrounds Middle School was also recognized. "It's nice to be honored and appreciated by my peers," Dubois said. Sat, 15 Oct 2016 08:05:12 EST Costs of child care focus of confab NASHUA - Members of the local child care community, state government and legislative candidates gathered Thursday morning for the Nashua Early Childcare Round Table at the Adult Learning Center. Child care training specialist for the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Jessica Sugrue was the event moderator. Before passing the baton to the other panelists, Sugrue outlayed some of her major concerns. "Child care costs are surpassing that of things like rent," Sugrue said. According to the 2016 New Hampshire Early Care & Education Market Rate Survey, Sugrue is correct. 2015 full-time weekly infant child care - birth to 12 months - cost $220 per week on average. Casey Caster, grant manager at Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New Hampshire, said when she had her child, even finding infant care in the state was tough. "We were on a waiting list at several different places, and when we did finally find a place, it was four days a week at $800 a month," Caster said. Kathy Nelson, head of school at World Academy in Nashua, addressed a related concern: child care worker wages. "There are saints among us, but what I'm telling you is that you can't live on a saint's wage," Nelson said. There was little disagreement between the panelists about whether affordable child care was an issue, though some expressed uncertainty about how to solve it. "We live in the Live Free or Die state," said Mariellen MacKay, a candidate for state representative in Nashua's Ward 3. "Coming up with money isn't always what the Legislature wants to do." The event was coordinated by the NH Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy from the Civix Strategy Group. Sat, 15 Oct 2016 08:04:46 EST Volunteer files lawsuit vs. Habitat NASHUA - The Merrimack man injured in a fall from a roof while volunteering for Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity is suing the organization, claiming the scaffolding from which he fell was installed incorrectly. Carl Ellis, a 49-year-old father of four, is now totally disabled from the 2014 accident, according to the lawsuit filed in the Hillsborough County Superior Court in Nashua on Friday. He shattered both of his femurs falling from the 20-foot-high scaffold, as well as sustaining a concussion and left shoulder injury, the lawsuit states. Court documents indicate that in the time since the accident, Ellis has racked up close to $600,000 in medical bills and is unable to work. His wife, Amber Ellis, was forced to quit her job to care for her husband, the lawsuit states. Ellis is represented by Bedford attorney Rus Rilee. Jennifer Lorrain, the Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity executive director, declined to comment on the lawsuit when contacted Friday, saying she had yet to see a copy. "We are aware of it, and Carl was a wonderful volunteer of ours," she said. Rilee states in the lawsuit that the organization did not have, nor was it abiding by, any written safety policy for volunteers or staff at the time of the accident. Ellis was volunteering on a Habitat project in Nashua in November 2014. Sat, 15 Oct 2016 08:02:43 EST City’s first emergency hospital emerges Toward the end of January 1899, an unknown Nashua Telegraph writer took on the job of describing Nashua's new emergency hospital and left no superlative unturned. To say the turn-of-the-20th-century scribe waxed poetic as the writer took the reader from room to room and up the stairs and down again would be a woeful understatement. Consider: "One can hardly realize the amount of work that has been necessary to make the old Blunt estate ready for hospital use and yet, it has all been done so well and so quietly that few people know how much has been accomplished." I couldn't find any other reference to the "Blunt estate" - the location was typically referred to as the Hall property, which was the corner of Prospect and Dearborn streets, the spot where the fledgling hospital took root and grew over the decades to today's multi-building campus. I sat down recently with several people long connected to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center and departed awash in fascinating little tidbits provided by a couple of employees whose combined tenure at SNHMC approaches 100 years - and a couple of physicians who patiently explained to me the hospital's late 20th- and 21st-century evolution. So I sized up the volume of information before me, and - as I'm wont to do on occasion - decided I'd break it into two columns, exploring with today's essay the hospital's birth and formative years, then sharing the words of my interviewees a bit later this fall. As part of marking its 125th anniversary, the hospital has published an update to its 2007 history book "Southern New Hampshire Medical Center: A Higher Level of Care Since 1891" and paid tribute to the members of its "Quarter Century Club," comprising current employees who have worked at the hospital for 25 or more years. Impressively, the club's membership is up to 160 - topped by Ann McLaughlin French, a patient registration associate who marked her 50th employment anniversary Sept. 16. I interviewed French, along with radiology technician Elaine Lavallee, who is closing in on that 50th-year anniversary; you'll want to read about their recollections in the next column. That Telegraph story from 1899 ran about a week before the Feb. 2, 1899, grand opening of the 2½-story, 25-bed, Colonial-style Hall house, renovated and decorated "with much skill and care in execution ... the delicate tinting being exquisite," gushed our ancestral reporter. The room-by-room descriptions are something to behold. Sat, 15 Oct 2016 08:02:08 EST Milford field hockey falls in OT FIELD HOCKEY Sanborn 5, Milford 4 (OT) Milford had plenty of scoring opportunities in overtime, but eventually fell to Sanborn. Trailing 1-0 out of halftime, the Spartans tied things up on a Sydney Kolasinski goal. Sanborn quickly scored twice to make it 3-1. Milford would not be denied, scoring two straight goals of its own - Meredith Recks (assisted by Lauren Dishong) and another by Kolasinski - to knot the game up again. The offense kept coming in the final minutes, as Sanborn went ahead 4-3 only to watch Milford respond via Kolasinski's third goal to force overtime with 16 seconds to play. Londonderry 2,  Nashua North 1 Danielle Upton scored off a pass from Gabby Masseur, but it's the only goal that Nashua North's offense tallied. Titans keeper Zoe Fillebrown recorded eight saves in defeat. Hollis Brookline 2,  Oyster River 1 The Cavaliers ended the regular season with a 2-1 victory over Oyster River in Durham. The Bobcats scored first, just five minutes into the game. Shortly thereafter, HB responded with a goal by Megan McLaughlin (assisted by Sofia Barassi). Several minutes later, McLaughlin dished the ball to Gabi Frugard, who expertly tapped in a goal for a 2-1 the Cavs would never relinquish. Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:01:49 EST Mark Andrew McAfee NASHUA, N.H. - Mark Andrew McAfee, 23, passed away on October 11th at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, following a long illness. Mark was born on June 16, 1993 in Manchester, NH and is the beloved son of Cary and Konnie McAfee. Mark was a 2011 graduate of Nashua High School South and went on to earn his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Johnson and Wales University in 2015. He has been employed by Nashua Country Club where he was proud to keep the course and club grounds in pristine condition. He leaves behind his loving brother, Brian McAfee. Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:00:35 EST Tree Streets planting project takes root NASHUA - The city is getting shadier as it kicked off the Trees in the Tree Streets initiative on Wednesday with a ceremonial planting at the Elm Street Middle School. "People don't understand how valuable these trees are," said Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess. The city is planting more than 30 trees this fall in the area that ironically needs more trees, the Ward 4 neighborhood with its streets named after different varieties of trees. The effort aims to boost community pride and beautify the neighborhoods, but Donchess said, trees have also been found to increase home values and reduce summer heat. "We don't have enough trees in the Tree Streets," he said. The effort will see the city's Parks and Recreation Department plant trees on public and private plots throughout the ward. Nicholas Caggiano, Nashua's Parks and Recreation superintendent and city tree warden, said more trees are a possibility for the Ward 4 residents who want them. The city's Shade Tree program, which was started in 1989, will give a tree to any Ward 4 resident who wants one, Caggiano said. It's funded through the city's timber harvesting fees, he said. Fri, 14 Oct 2016 08:18:59 EST Police ID victims in Nashua crash as Raymond residents NASHUA - Police have identified the middle-aged man and woman from Raymond who died in the fiery, high-speed crash Saturday night in Nashua. State Police trooper Melanie Locke on Thursday said the occupants of the Nissan Maxima were Paul Geden, 55, who was driving, and his passenger, Laura Sue Clifford, 46. Other than the likelihood that excessive speed was involved, the circumstances surrounding the crash are still under investigation, Locke said. "Members of the CAR unit are still working on it," she said, referring to the state police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction team, which investigates serious and fatal crashes. Autopsies have been performed on the bodies, officials said this week. The results are pending. State and local police and Nashua firefighters were called shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday to the section of the Circumferential Highway near the Sagamore Bridge for a report of a car on fire. Crews had to use a four-wheel-drive fire truck to access the burning vehicle, which, they later determined, left an exit ramp, went across a grass median, and struck a guardrail that launched it into the air. The car then flew an estimated 50 yards in the air before coming down some 30-40 feet below the highway, where it rolled over several times and burst into flames next to railroad tracks just short of the Merrimack River, officials said. As soon as crews were able to stretch a hose line to the car they were able to quickly extinguish the flames, leading to the discovery of the occupants still inside, according to a report by Nashua Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Karl Gerhard. Both were pronounced dead at the scene, he said. Clifford, a lifelong resident of Raymond, was "an amazing woman ... a loving daughter, mother and grandmother (who) was smart, strong-willed, funny and kindhearted," according to her newspaper obituary. A graduate of Manchester's Trinity High School, Clifford worked as a customer service representative for numerous businesses, where she was known as "a very hard worker with a glowing personality," her family wrote in the obituary. Dean Shalhoup can be reached at 594-6443, or@Telegraph_DeanS. Fri, 14 Oct 2016 08:14:00 EST Too much going on this weekend to sit on the couch! For those who had Monday off, I hope you had a great long weekend. My daughter and I enjoyed visiting the Milford Pumpkin Festival; we got our fill of painting pumpkins, eating fried dough and drinking fresh-pressed apple cider. It's definitely a not-to-be-missed annual family outing; hope you got to experience it! Saturday night, I saw the latest production by theatre KAPOW at the Derry Opera House. If you love acting and unique, quality theater and haven't seen a tKAPOW show yet, you owe it to yourself to make that happen. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:03:26 EST ArtWalk Weekend in downtown Nashua celebrates local talent NASHUA - From 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday, City Arts Nashua will present the 12th annual ArtWalk Weekend in and around downtown. More than 125 artists and entertainers will converge for southern New Hampshire's largest art festival, all within a walkable perimeter downtown, with plenty of free parking. More than 100 artist will exhibit and sell their work at 30 Temple Street (the gallery of Nashua Area Artists Association), in galleries, art studios, restaurants and shops along Main Street, and in the nearby Historic Millyard District - including the newly opened home of the Picker Collaborative Artists. Visitors will have access to unique art in a wide range of prices and including fine art, drawings, prints, cards, photography, sculptures, glass art, ceramics, artisan jewelry, stained glass, recycled art, 3D art, gourd art, dragon eggs and more. Arts-based events are scheduled for adults and kids - free workshops, demonstrations, live mural creation, art activities for kids, scavenger hunts, an adult coloring crawl, puppet shows, a visit by Willy Wonka (who will be hiding a "Golden Ticket" in one of the map/programs for two free tickets to the Peacock Players' upcoming production of "Willy Wonka") and the maniacal minstrel Doctor Gasp!, and much more. Both days will feature local music by popular bands, groups and individuals to keep visitors entertained. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:03:02 EST Denim to Diamonds a night of fashion and fun NASHUA - At 6 p.m. Sunday, join Scontsas Fine Jewelry and Fresh of Nashua for the 8th annual Denim to Diamonds Fashion Show, held at Pompanoosuc Mills, 186 Main St. Fresh of Nashua and Scontsas Fine Jewelry, along with The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, will host a fun night of fashion and prizes to help raise awareness about ovarian cancer prevention. The event will begin with a silent auction and raffle, followed by the fashion show at 7 p.m. NOCC is a nationwide organization that advocates for early detection of ovarian cancer. Each year, NOCC hosts a variety of events - ranging from walks to fashion shows - to raise money for cutting-edge, cancer-curing technology. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:51:51 EST Largest liquor store in region opens in Nashua NASHUA - On Sept. 29, with wine industry icon Michael Mondavi, industry leaders and state officials in attendance, the New Hampshire Liquor Commission held a grand opening celebration for its new flagship NH Liquor & Wine Outlet at 294 Daniel Webster Highway. At 33,000 square feet, the new store is the largest liquor store in northern New England, featuring more than 7,000 varieties of wines and spirits. Mondavi, along with Kathleen DiBenedetto from Jim Beam and Craig Jacobi from Constellation Brands, addressed the crowd of more than 150 NHLC staff, state officials, industry leaders and special guests during a special grand opening ceremony and reception at the new store. "The opening of this new Nashua NH Liquor & Wine Outlet is a pinnacle moment for the New Hampshire Liquor Commission. We were honored to have Michael Mondavi and so many distinguished guests take part in this grand opening event," said NHLC Chairman Joseph Mollica. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:01:34 EST Bruce ‘BJ’ Young BJ Young, 38, of Peterborough, NH, died Saturday, October 8, 2016, at the Monadnock Community Hospital surrounded by his loved ones. Born September 10, 1978 in Nashua, NH he was the son of Edward Young, of Manchester, NH and Theresa (Branchi) Young, of Guthrie, KY. He was the husband of Christine (Williams) Young, of Peterborough, NH, whom he married on June 21, 1997. BJ served in the United States Army. Prior to his illness, BJ worked as an electrical engineer for DRS Codem Systems in Merrimack. BJ loved all sports, but most of all football. He was a former athletic director for Calvary Christian School in Derry. He spent quite a bit of his time while growing up at the Boys & Girls club in Nashua, NH. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:00:38 EST William Wallace Jeffery, Jr. Jeffery, William Wallace, Jr., 93, of Nashua, NH, died peacefully at The Huntington on September 3, 2016, surrounded by his family. Born on April 20, 1923 in Keene, NH. Beloved son of the late William Wallace Jeffery, Sr. and Mabel Elizabeth (nee Vaughan). Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:03:46 EST Victor Sweren Victor Sweren, 88, died October 9, 2016 at Southern NH Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born in Manchester on September 30, 1928 the son of John and Emelia (Glowala) Sweren. He served his country in the U.S. Army in World War II. Prior to his retirement, he was an Environmental Test Engineer for Raytheon Co. Family members include one brother, Walter Sweren and his wife, Sophie of Nashua, nephews and nieces, Henry Sweren and his wife, Darlene of Lanesborough, MA, Susan Holloran and her husband, Robert of Nashua, Steven Sweren and his wife, Ashley of San Jose CA, Robert Sweren and his wife, Faith of Nashua, several great nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and -nephews, and one sister in law, Doris Sweren He was predeceased by one bother, Steven Sweren and two nephews, John Sweren and Michael Sweren. He also leaves two parrots, who were his babies, Ozzie and Alex. A graveside service with military honors will take place at 10 AM on Thursday in Pine Grove Cemetery. As per Victor's wishes there are no calling hours. J. N. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:03:00 EST Ernest Frederick Stokes Ernest Frederick Stokes, 1911-2016, of Nashua New Hampshire, formerly of Lexington Massachusetts, died peacefully October 5, 2016. Predeceased by his wife Edith Evelyn (Belbin) and his daughter Priscilla (Pat) Nelson. He is survived by his children, Ernest Stokes Jr. and his wife Gail, Calvin Kenneth Stokes and his wife MaryLou, Theodore Stokes, Susan Agnew and her husband David, Pamela Trunca and Jerry Stokes as well as his 23 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Ernie worked at Polaroid Corporation for thirty-three years, was a Past Master of Simon W. Robinson Lodge in Lexington MA and was the Treasurer and a judge for the National Lily Society. He lived a full and active life. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:02:07 EST Carroll G. Cote Carroll G. Cote, 80, of Temple, NH, succumbed to cancer at home on October 8, 2016. Carroll is survived by his loving wife Cecile of 59 years, son Michael Cote, son David (Jennifer) Cote, daughter Denise (Tod) Flood, son Douglas (Maria) Cote, 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Carroll was a longtime resident of Nashua, NH, and graduated from Nashua High in 1955. Family, friends and others whose lives Carroll touched are invited to a funeral Mass at Saint Louis Church, 48 West Hollis St. Nashua, NH, Monday, October 17th, at 10:00 AM. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:01:43 EST Ceremony honors best and brightest in Greater Nashua The community's most exceptional businesses and service agents were honored Wednesday night at The Telegraph's Best of Greater Nashua ceremony. More than 300 attended the event at the Radisson Hotel, which honored 159 Greater Nashua businesses for everything from best taxi/limo service to best yoga service to best pizza. "It recognizes all of the businesses - small, medium and large - that make Nashua what it is," said Nashua's economic development director Tim Cummings. Doug Taylor, associate vice president of marketing and sales at Triangle Credit Union, which won best credit union, said he was proud to be awarded for providing excellent service. "Credit unions are community-based, so it's good to be recognized in this way," said Taylor. Mayor Jim Donchess spoke from the podium before the winners were awarded. "Nashua has a real strong business community, which is one of our assets," Donchess said. The winners were decided by a write-in ballot created in August, as well as paper ballots in the print edition of The Telegraph. Among the major award recipients: n James K. Stellos, founder and president of Stellos electrical contractors and longtime member of the Nashua Lions Club, won best humanitarian. n Best service organization/club went to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua. n Jack Mciver of the Nashua Police Department was voted best police officer, while Ron Koser of Nashua Fire Rescue was voted best firefighter. n In the all-important food category, Surf was awarded best fine dining restaurant - Michael Buckley of Surf also won best chef - while Pressed Cafe won best food to go. Nashua's Eastern bank sponsored the event for the third year in a row. "Eastern Bank is a community bank, and the kind of customers we focus on are honored here," Eastern Bank Senior Vice President Deborah Blondin said. Derek Edry can be reached at 594-6589, or @Telegraph_Derek. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:26:04 EST Amherst man charged with breaking items in ex’s Nashua apartment. NASHUA - An Amherst man convicted a year ago on a stalking charge was arrested again Monday evening on domestic violence- related offenses for allegedly stalking an ex-girlfriend and breaking items in her Nashua apartment, police said. Thomas Fallon, 48, of 39 Stearns Road, was taken into custody around 7:30 p.m., shortly after police responded to 104 Walnut St. for a report of a disorderly male. Police said officers found the man, later identified as Fallon, inside the apartment along with several items that were observed to be broken. The woman who lives in the apartment told police she had been in a relationship with Fallon, and that nothing was broken when she left her apartment earlier in the day. In reviewing Fallon's criminal record, police found that he was convicted of stalking in September 2015 in Milford district court. Based on that information, they upgraded Monday's stalking charge from a misdemeanor to a Class B felony. Fallon was arraigned Tuesday in Nashua district court on that charge as well as four counts of criminal mischief, Class A misdemeanors. Judge Robert Stephen, who conducted the arraignment via video conference from Valley Street jail in Manchester, read charging documents that accuse Fallon of smashing a ceramic ashtray, breaking a cookie jar and damaging a painting by throwing an object at it. Police prosecutor Lt. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:24:41 EST Bail lowered for law student accused of Nashua sex assault NASHUA - Edward Maselli, the Nashua man charged Oct. 2 with assaulting and raping a woman in his Kinsley Street apartment and then trying to escape police, was scheduled to return to court Thursday after having been released from jail on modified bail. Nashua district court Judge Paul Moore on Oct. 5 granted attorney Adam Bernstein's "expedited" motion to lower Maselli's $50,000 cash-only bail and amend it to cash or surety, a request based on the fact that Maselli has no criminal record, works full time as a financial analyst at Fidelity Investments in Merrimack, and is in the process of earning degrees in law and business at Suffolk University, according to Bernstein's motion. Bernstein asked for $10,000 cash or surety bail, but Moore set it at $25,000 cash or surety, which Maselli was apparently able to post. Thursday's hearing is scheduled for 8:15 a.m. in Nashua district court. Maselli, 25, of 51 Kinsley St., Apt. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:00:11 EST Accused trooper files plan NASHUA - An attorney for the Massachusetts state trooper charged in the May assault of a suspect in Nashua insists his client's use of force was justified, and notified the state Wednesday that it must prove the trooper acted "knowingly" in order to convict him of simple assault. Trooper Joseph H. Flynn V, 32, of Tewksbury, Mass., was indicted in September on two counts of enhanced-penalty simple assault for his role in the May 11 beating of an unarmed suspect following a two-state police pursuit. Attorney Ronald J. Caron, who began representing Flynn last week, filed a three-page notice of defense Wednesday in which he addresses each element of the simple-assault statute, according to the documents in Flynn's file at Hillsborough County Superior Court South. "The state is hereby placed on notice of its statutory and constitutional obligation to prove beyond a reasonable doubt all requisite elements of the offense of simple assault," Caron wrote. Flynn last week pleaded not guilty to the charges and waived his Superior Court arraignment, which had been scheduled for Friday in the Nashua court. He has been free on $2,000 personal recognizance bail since he turned himself in to Nashua police on July 19. The bail order - which stipulates that Flynn must continue living at his Tewksbury home and have no contact with the alleged victim, Richard Simone - was continued upon Flynn's waiver of arraignment. Flynn was one of two law enforcement officers charged with assaulting Simone in the moments following a 50-mile high-speed pursuit that began near Worcester, Mass., and concluded on a small dead-end street in Nashua's Fairmount Heights neighborhood. The other officer - former New Hampshire State Trooper Andrew Monaco - pleaded guilty in August to three counts of simple assault as part of an agreement that includes a suspended 12-month jail term. Monaco also agreed to perform community service, undergo anger management counseling and never work in law enforcement again. In his court filing, Caron, Flynn's lawyer, addresses the accusations that Flynn engaged in "unprivileged physical contact" against Simone, by striking him above his waist moments after Simone exited his vehicle and appeared to be surrendering to police. Caron argues "a matter of law" that states "conduct which is justifiable constitutes a defense to any offense." Because Flynn was on duty as a police officer at the time, according to Caron, he was therefore "justified in the use of non-deadly force" to prevent Simone from fleeing or escaping, to defend himself and other officers from "imminent threat," and to effect Simone's arrest. While the charge of simple assault is typically a Class A misdemeanor that is punishable by up to 12 months in county jail, rather than state prison, Flynn's charges are classified as "enhanced misdemeanors" because he was on duty at the time of the incident. If convicted, Flynn could serve up to two to five years in state prison on each of the charges. Dean Shalhoup can be reached at 594-6443, or @Telegraph_DeanS. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:19:19 EST Thomas ‘Jack’ J. Eneguess NASHUA – Thomas “Jack” J. Eneguess, 68, a longtime resident of Nashua, passed away on Oct. 7, 2016, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, after a period of declining health. He leaves his devoted wife of 40 years, Carlene (Bailey) Eneguess; his sister, Joanne Eneguess, a sister of the Venerini Sisters of Worcester, MA; his brother, Paul Eneguess of Worcester, MA; a sister-in-law, Judith Eneguess; a brother-in-law, Shay Bailey and his wife Kate; three nephews, Daniel, Matthew and Timothy. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:00:30 EST Edmund J. Kopka Our beloved father, Edmund J. Kopka, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family one week shy of his 95th birthday. He died October 9, 2016 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH. Ed was born On October 16, 1921, the son of John and Josephine “Sophie” (Garcek) Kopka. Tue, 11 Oct 2016 23:46:01 EST Rita G. Faucher Rita Germaine Faucher, 89, of Milford, formerly of Manchester and Nashua, and widow of Lionel W. Faucher, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, October 9, 2016, at Ledgewood Bay Assisted Living, where she has resided since July of 2010. A native and longtime resident of Manchester, Rita was born on June 15, 1927, a daughter of the late Alfred and Albertine (Vaudreuil) Guimond. She was educated in Manchester schools and had been employed as a cloth inspector with the former Verney Mills during World War II. Rita loved family gatherings during the holidays, traveling, playing bingo, solving word puzzles and enjoyed nature. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Rita was predeceased by her husband, Lionel W. Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:05:19 EST News Digest Nashua Police on lookout after robberies Officers with the Nashua Police Department are investigating several reported robberies that have occurred in the past few days. Police on Tuesday morning responded to the Dunkin Donuts located at 109 Daniel Webster Highway for the report of a robbery, learning the male subject entered the business and demanded cash from an employee. The suspect, who was allegedly armed, fled with an undisclosed amount of cash in a light color sedan. Officers believe the same suspect entered the Speedway at 79 E. Hollis St. Tue, 11 Oct 2016 23:43:00 EST Mural a tribute to downtown Nashua building’s history Along stretch of exterior wall at the Chase Building, right in the middle of Nashua’s downtown, is being transformed one small spurt of spray paint at a time. The mural is the next in a series of downtown murals created and installed by Nashua’s Positive Street Art. The project, now in the hands of a much-viewed but perhaps not well-known local artist, is a nod to the history of the building, which includes being home to locally owned and operated theaters. Around the turn of the last century, a home belonging to former Nashua mayor William Beasom was torn down to make way for what was to become the Chase Building, built in 1917, according to current property manager Roger Boilard. A short stretch of old retail storefronts, owned by the Main Street Methodist Church, was removed in the summer of 2015, eventually provided green space at the church and exposed a long-hidden blank wall at the neighboring Chase Building. “When the church tore down the one-story retail building, we were nervous about what was on the side of the building. We couldn’t see anything on that side,” said Harry Dumont, property representative for the Lannan Company, owners of the Chase. When the building came down, their worry turned into relief. “We were excited at the same time, because we thought it might present an opportunity to do something there,” he said. For the owners, the wall became a fresh canvas. “It would be a shame to just let it sit there as a blank wall,” Dumont said. Looking over the work site Tuesday, Dumont said, the whole art wall project was a way to celebrate a milestoen in the building’s history. “(It’s) a function of the building turning 100. Tue, 11 Oct 2016 23:50:48 EST Aldermen OK grants, appointees in speedy meeting NASHUA – The Nashua Board of Aldermen made quick work of business Tuesday night during a relatively mundane meeting, appointing new members to city boards and accepting already-  approved grant funding. Mayor Jim Donchess’ board appointments were approved, with the aldermen essentially confirming Daniel Bergeron, Scott Cote and Kevin Slattery for the Building Code Board of Appeals; Robert Sampson for the Historic District Commission; and Marc Thayer for the Nashua Arts Commission. The board approved the final passages on $7,072 for a Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant; another $33,021 from the Department of Health and Human Services for the Federal Transit Authority Operating Grant program; $32,366 from the State of New Hampshire for a Sustained Traffic Enforcement Grant; and $249,266 from the State of New Hampshire for the Granite Hammer initiative to combat the opioid addiction crisis, as well as $46,592 from the United States Department of Justice for a multi-  jurisdictional Justice Assistance Grant. The meeting was relatively calm, with one member of the public in attendance, as opposed to last month’s meeting that saw the aldermanic chamber crowded with residents speaking in favor of the Welcoming Cities initiative adoption. Donchess reminded people to come out the upcoming ArtWalk Weekend, with the kickoff set for noon on Saturday. Donchess invited aldermen to take part in the zombie-themed bike ride on Saturday, later in the afternoon. Damien Fisher can be reached at 594-6531 or Tue, 11 Oct 2016 23:50:49 EST Chamber honors Nashua’s Lambert; volunteer to be named Citizen of the Year for work with nonprofits. NASHUA – When Lori Lambert is honored as the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year, she won’t be in attendance. Instead, Lambert will be away working for one of the many volunteer boards on which she serves. Lambert, 52, is a partner in the Nashua financial investment firm of Weismann, Tessier, Lambert & Halloran, a mother, and a leader on numerous Nashua nonprofit boards. Lambert lives in Nashua with her husband, Gary, and their daughters, Katherine and Grace. “I wanted to be a good example for my daughters,” she said. Lambert will be recording her acceptance speech and the video will be played at the Oct. 26 Chamber Annual Gala at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Tue, 11 Oct 2016 23:37:00 EST Robert ‘Bob’ Joseph Burley Robert “Bob” Joseph Burley passed away peacefully at the age of 69 in Port Charlotte, Florida, on October 3, 2016, after a sudden illness in the comfort of his daughter and granddaughter. Bob was born on October 17, 1946, and grew up in Merrimack, NH. He also resided in Nashua, NH, San Diego, CA; Louisville, KY; and Fort Myers, FL. He is predeceased by his parents Bob E. Mon, 10 Oct 2016 23:15:35 EST The ‘Welcoming City’ opposition appalling The Board of Aldermen meeting is over and my wish to see Nashua as a Welcoming City was met. At the same time I reflect on basic human question: How am I being seen? I witnessed how seven aldermen seemingly forgot they were elected by Nashua citizens to represent their values. In two hours of arguments I did not hear any specific inquiry on presentations by the Nashua Police Department, teachers, doctors, business leaders and students or clear articulation of how Nashua's involvement with "Welcoming America" can hurt the social and economic life of Nashua. What I felt was that they did not intend to listen to what the audience and hundreds of people behind the official letters communicated to them. I also expected aldermen to show their respect to the audience. Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:07:54 EST Will Nashua become a sanctuary city soon? After reading the Sept. 17 article in The Telegraph about Nashua becoming a "Welcoming City," I am concerned about Nashua's future on at least two levels. Are we being led in the direction of becoming a sanctuary city? Alderman Dan Moriarty was singled out and personally attacked because he did what taxpayers 'hired' him to do. He did a complete job of due diligence and found that belonging to the organization included many hidden requirements. His attacker is from the same local organization that spent most of last year trying very hard to force one of their bad ideas down our throats. Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:00:49 EST Rita M. Anderson Rita M. (Lepain) Anderson, 86, of Nashua, widow of Walter R. “Bob” Anderson, passed away Saturday afternoon, October 8, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital, surrounded by her family after a brief illness. Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:00:34 EST The ‘Welcoming City’ opposition appalling Letter to the Editor The Board of Aldermen meeting is over and my wish to see Nashua as a Welcoming City was met. At the same time I reflect on basic human question: How am I being seen? I witnessed how seven aldermen seemingly forgot they were elected by Nashua citizens to represent their values. In two hours of arguments I did not hear any specific inquiry on presentations by the Nashua Police Department, teachers, doctors, business leaders and students or clear articulation of how Nashua's involvement with "Welcoming America" can hurt the social and economic life of Nashua. What I felt was that they did not intend to listen to what the audience and hundreds of people behind the official letters communicated to them. I also expected aldermen to show their respect to the audience. Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:00:54 EST Nashua native donates $50K to Main Street Methodist church NASHUA - Her voice breaking with emotion briefly, Nashua native Dr. Cynthia Brown Stevens on Sunday told a roomful of parishioners at the Main Street Methodist Church that her recent gift to the church was inspired by her late parents' lifelong devotion to the well-being of the historic parish. Stevens, who was married in the church in 1970 and is now a psychiatrist in Lander, Wyo., donated $50,000 to the church in memory of Raymond C. and Evelyn M. Brown, whose guidance, their daughter said, included deep involvement in the church community. The Rev. Mon, 10 Oct 2016 07:01:11 EST Selection of jury in rape case Oct. 31 NASHUA - A trial management conference currently scheduled for Oct. 24 is expected to set the stage for the upcoming trial of Jordan Dorsey, the former Nashua Children's Home employee accused of raping a then-16-year-old resident of the agency's Concord Street residence. Dorsey, 32, formerly of Lawrence, Mass., and currently living in Gastonia, S.C., is charged with one count of aggravated felonious sexual assault, a Class A felony, for allegedly coercing the girl, now 17, to have sex in the living room of the home in June 2015. Dorsey initially faced a second count of aggravated felonious sexual assault, but the court dismissed that charge after prosecutors failed to hand down an indictment within the required 90-day period. Instead, prosecutors brought a misdemeanor-level charge of endangering the welfare of a child, alleging that Dorsey "grabbed the butt" of a second 16-year-old NCA resident, according to court documents. The jury selection phase of Dorsey's trial is scheduled for Oct. 31 in Hillsborough County Superior Court South. Testimony could begin as soon as the following day, or up to a week later. Dorsey, who is represented by Nashua Attorney Charles Keefe, has been free on $50,000 personal recognizance bail since his arrest on Aug. Mon, 10 Oct 2016 07:00:15 EST Nashua to give free ride to voters NASHUA - Voters are getting help going to the polls on Election Day thanks to the Nashua Transit System. "It's an effort to make sure anyone who wants to vote can vote," Mayor Jim Donchess said. Buses will be free on Nov. 8, the general election, for anyone going to the polls. Camille Pattison, with the Nashua Transit System, said people taking the bus to vote only need to tell the driver and the ride is free. Voters can use any of the bus routes that go close to the polling station. Two years ago, the Nashua Transit System offered a special bus route that only went to the polling stations, but the service wasn't used as much as hoped. This election, people can take a normal bus, as long as it goes near the polling station they use, she said. "We want to give people some flexibility," she said. For people who cannot get to a bus stop, or who cannot walk from a bus stop to the polls, the Nashua Transit System is offering a direct service that will pick them up and bring them right to their polling place, Pattison said. "We hope people use it," she added. To sign up for the direct route service, people need to contact Kristi Gillette at 589-3278 by Nov. Mon, 10 Oct 2016 06:02:22 EST 2 killed in fiery Nashua wreck NASHUA - State police as of late Sunday had yet to identify the two people killed in the Saturday night crash near the Sagamore Bridge that officials say may have been caused by excessive speed. The vehicle, a Nissan Maxima, was traveling on the eastbound side of the Circumferential Highway, which goes over the Daniel Webster Highway, connects with the Sagamore Bridge and meets Lowell Road in Hudson, according to police and fire officials. The operator, who police said was driving "at a high rate of speed," apparently tried to take the off-ramp that leads back to the Daniel Webster Highway when he or she lost control. The investigation and witness reports indicated that, shortly after 10 p.m., the vehicle left the ramp, continued straight across a grass median and struck a guardrail that launched it into the air. The car then flew an estimated 50 yards in the air before coming down some 30-40 feet below the highway, where it rolled over several times and burst into flames next to railroad tracks just short of the Merrimack River, officials said. Nashua Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Karl Gerhard said an engine and a ladder truck were initially dispatched to the scene, followed by a four-wheel-drive forestry truck and a representative of the city fire marshal's office. The first crew to arrive found the vehicle lying well off the roadway engulfed in flames, Gerhard said. As soon as crews were able to stretch a hose line to the car, they were able to quickly extinguish the flames, leading to the discovery of the occupants still inside, he said. Both were pronounced dead at the scene, Gerhard said. Reaching the vehicle presented a challenge for crews, who had to load their extrication equipment onto the four-wheel-drive truck in order to get it through the terrain to the burning car. Rescue personnel, meanwhile, set up a series of ropes to scale their way down the steep embankment, Gerhard said. State Police Trooper Melanie Locke, the first trooper to reach the scene, said members of the department's Collision Analysis and Reconstruction unit were called in and spent most of the night working the scene. The eastbound side of the highway was closed for more than five hours for the investigation, as well as to allow a specially equipped tow truck to access and remove the wreckage. Dean Shalhoup can be reached at 594-6443, or @Telegraph_DeanS. Mon, 10 Oct 2016 06:01:41 EST Experienced teachers join faculty of Nashua’s ASD The Academy for Science and Design recently started its 10th year of operations, continuing to receive national recognition for excellence and advancing from 50th to 44th in the nation in Newsweek's America's Top High Schools (out of 28,000 high schools). This academic year, the school was fortunate enough to add additional faculty positions that will only help the students achieve greatness at this studious institute. These individuals bring relevant industry experience, the finest practices in teaching known to New England, and captivating experiences that will engage and educate the students. We are delighted to have these accomplished professionals teaching at our faculty. The new additions to the humanities curriculum include Ellie Kaufman and Emily Fee. Kaufman has teaching practicum experience at Newton South High School and Fenway High School. Fee completed a B.A. from Worcester State University with a major in history and a minor in secondary education. Camille Biafore, Alexandra Hytner and Christine Rohr joined the mathematics and engineering sector. Sun, 09 Oct 2016 12:03:23 EST Meeting the new teachers at Nashua Christian Academy One of the most exciting things about each new school year is meeting new people. This year, Nashua Christian Academy not only has new students, but new teachers. Kara Lafon is a teacher brand new to the school, and David Schutt is a returning teacher who taught at the school nearly a decade earlier while on a furlough from the Philippine mission field. Schutt spent 27 years  at Faith Academy in the Philippines, teaching missionary children and working as a missionary himself. Though the Philippines boasts to be the only  Christian-Asian nation, most of her people are casual Christians who don't have a good understanding of their faith. One of the ways that missionaries reach the Philippine people is through basketball. Schutt and some of his students during the summer went on trips to different areas where they would play a basketball game with the local kids and at halftime talk with them about Christ. Schutt said he came into this school year without expectations, not wanting premonitions based on his past time teaching to affect his time at this school, but to be able to integrate in naturally. He is looking forward to teaching and reaching the kids at NCA and hopes that he can instruct them as much about life as mathematics. Similarly, Lafon is excited to be teaching at a Christian school, because she can see God working in the students and the class community. Besides teaching science, she can encourage students in their faith, unlike in most public schools today. Before coming to NCA, she lived in Missouri working in a public school teaching Spanish - which makes sense, having been raised in Central America, where her parents were missionaries. She found out about NCA through family connections. Sun, 09 Oct 2016 12:02:58 EST Eight locals reach state final of Elks Soccer Shoot Eight Greater Nashua Elks Soccer Shoot Champions will be competing at Portsmouth High School on Sunday, Oct. 16 for the New Hampshire State Elks Soccer Shoot Championship. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the Shootout will begin at 10. The local competitors are: 12-year-old Max Lopez, U-14 Boys Grid Champion; 10-year-old Joona Hantula, U-12 Boys Grid Champion; 8-year-old Maxim Maker, U-10 Boys 5-Goal champion; 7-year-old Alexander Sennick, U-8 Boys 5-Goal Champion; 12-year-old Carly Morse, U-14 Girls Grid champion; 11-year-old Alexandria Kapopoulos, U-12 Girls Grid Goal champion; 8-year-old Samantha Pellerin, U-10 Girls 5-Goal champion; and 6-year-old Bianca Sadeski, U-8 Girls 5 Goal champion. The U-8 and the U-10 champions will compete in the Five Goal Soccer Shoot with each kicking 15 shots for score. The U-8's will kick from a distance of 15 feet and the U-10's from 18 feet with the five goals ranging from 48 inches wide down to 17 inches wide. Meanwhile, the U-12 and the U-14 champions will kick from 36 feet at a grid goal with assorted size openings that will be attached to the front of a regulation 24-foot soccer goal. Contestants will have 15 kicks for score. The eight local champions will be competing against other area champions from throughout the state. The U-8, U-10, U-12, and U-14 winners will move on to the the Area One Regional Soccer Shoot competition in Vermont on Nov. Sun, 09 Oct 2016 11:01:25 EST Support the city’s art and music scene Nashua, where were you? We have in our midst Symphony NH, conducted by Maestro Jonathan McPhee. The performances are always superb. The presentation on Sunday afternoon was truly special. But there were too many empty seats at the Keefe Center for the Arts at Elm Street Middle School. Come out and support this wonderful venue. If we don't use it, we could lose it. Dorothy M. Sun, 09 Oct 2016 10:03:45 EST William ‘Bill’ Rolke III William "Bill" Rolke III, 94, of Nashua, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 25th at the Crestwood Nursing Home in Milford. Bill was born in Struthers, Ohio, and most recently lived at Nashua Crossings for the past 2 years, and Merrimack for 37 years. He served his country with the United States Army during WWII, and later worked as a mechanical engineer for RCA and Kollsman, where he held several patents prior to retiring. In his free time Bill enjoyed traveling, woodworking, puzzles, WWII history and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, who he adored. William is predeceased by his wife Lois, of 65 years, who passed in 2011; and is survived by his sons William Rolke IV and his wife Rebecca of Dunbarton, NH, Charles Rolke and his wife Jackie of Millis, MA, Alan Rolke of Framingham, MA, Stuart Rolke and his wife Lori of Wilton, NH; grandchildren Christopher, Matthew, Charles, Jeffery, Michael, Zachary; and he was also expecting his first great-grandchild Sawyer William, who will arrive in January. Besides his wife Lois, Bill was also predeceased by a daughter-in-law Linda, the late wife of his son Alan. A graveside service will take place on Friday October 21st at 2:30 PM at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Williams honor may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 3 Craftsman Lane Amherst, NH 03031. To sign an online guestbook, please visit Sun, 09 Oct 2016 10:01:47 EST Robert (Bob) Labednick Nashua, NH - Our beloved Robert (Bob) Labednick, 73, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2016, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, with his family by his side. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Claire Labednick (Lessard). Bob was born on March 10, 1943 in Nashua, NH, the son of Peter and Gertrude (Larouche) Labednick. He attended Nashua High School, graduating in 1962. Always ambitious and hardworking, as a teenager, Bob assisted his father, Peter, in his father's TV repair business after school and at Roland's as a short order cook. Sun, 09 Oct 2016 10:01:23 EST Jacqueline P. Massoud Jacqueline Patricia Massoud, 91, a native and lifelong Nashua resident, widow of Edward M. Massoud, passed away peacefully Friday morning, October 7, 2016, at the Ridgewood Center in Bedford, after a period of declining health. A daughter of the late Benjamin Alexander and Alice (Lajoie) Perrault, she was born in Nashua on March 17, 1925. "Jackie" was educated in local schools and graduated from Nashua High School Class of 1942. Mrs. Massoud had been employed with Triangle Credit Union for many years and later worked as a bookkeeper at Collins Flowers, Inc. Sun, 09 Oct 2016 10:00:59 EST Learning Center to host economic roundtable The Adult Learning Center, in conjunction with the Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy, will host a roundtable discussion on affordable child care this week. The focus is on child care costs in New Hampshire and what agencies can do for working families to help offset those costs. The event will take place on from 8-9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, with doors opening at 7:45 a.m. Sun, 09 Oct 2016 08:01:25 EST Robert ‘Bob’ Dion Robert "Bob" Dion, possibly the most loved man in Nashua, and everyone's "Grandpa Bob," died peacefully surrounded by family and friends on October 7th, following a long illness. Bob was born and raised in Burlington, Vermont, where he acquired his limitless kindness from his parents, Leo Peter Dion and Laura Snyder Dion, and developed his trademark wry sense of humor with help from his two brothers. He attended schools in Burlington, until he was drafted into the Army and served as an MP in a prisoner of war camp overseas during the Korean War. Bob moved to Nashua, NH shortly after graduating from Mass College of Pharmacy in 1956. He served as the Director of Pharmacy at St. Sun, 09 Oct 2016 08:01:01 EST Judge reviewing new motion NASHUA - The Superior Court judge overseeing Nashua resident Cooper Doucette's negligence suit against the Nashua School District and two high school football coaches is currently reviewing a motion to reconsider, which the defendants filed after the judge denied their earlier motion to dismiss the suit. Doucette, now 21, was a 15-year-old junior at Nashua High School North and a member of its junior varsity football team when, at an Aug. 14, 2010 practice, he sustained a neck injury that left him a quadriplegic. He and his lawyer, Manchester attorney Lawrence A. Vogelman, filed the suit in February 2015 in Hillsborough County Superior Court South. It alleges the district and then-Nashua High North coaches Jason Robie and Donald Fournier never taught Doucette safe-tackling techniques and failed to "instruct, assess and supervise" him and other student athletes "in order to reasonably ensure" their safety, according to the four-page suit. Vogelman requests "that court find in favor of his client and award him compensatory damages and costs and interests ... Sun, 09 Oct 2016 07:27:31 EST South fends off Winnacunnet HAMPTON - It came down to one exciting play, the last thrilling moment in an evening chock full of them. Nashua South narrowly escaped Hampton with a win on Friday night, defeating the Winnacunnet Warriors, 37-34. Winnacunnet got out to an early 10-0 lead, but Nashua South quarterback Sean Holland was able to get the Panthers on the board just before the end of the first quarter thanks to a sneak 1 yard outside of the goal line. Holland would add another touchdown on the ground a few minutes later, but a second field goal from Winnacunnet from backup kicker Fred Shockey would level things back up. Nashua kicker Caio Campos would become the third kicker of the game with a field goal just before halftime, but not before Holland would connect with Terrell Lewis to give the Panthers momentum heading into the second half. However, that momentum was fleeting. Both Winnacunnet and Nashua South would score on the next four combined drives, putting the Panthers lead at 37-26 just before the end of the third quarter. Nashua South had several chances to put the game away, but focused too much on chewing up the clock, leading to a botched punt and another turnover on downs that would put the Warriors back within a score with 2:18 left to play. Again, a first down could have put the game out of reach, but a three-and-out from the Panthers led to one last shot for Winnacunnet with only 48 seconds left on the clock. However, an eight-play drive that included four straight incompletions would seal the Warriors fate. Holland had 172 yards in the air and 94 yards on the ground, while Myles Johnson led the Panthers in rushing with 123 yards. Sat, 08 Oct 2016 07:29:00 EST South volleyball tops Bedford in four sets GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Nashua South 3,  Bedford 1 Kara Kelliher was a force on the court Friday night, recording 15 kills, seven digs and five service aces to lead Nashua South (6-7) to a 17-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-14 home victory over Bedford (6-8). It was an important win for the Panthers as they head toward the tournament, as they've now equaled last season's win total with five matches to play in the regular season. Tia Face also played well for South with six kills, while Alexie Dearborn was strong defensively with 18 digs, and Abbie King chipped in with 19 assists and five kills. Nashua North 3,  Goffstown 2 The Titans (6-6) won in five sets (25-18, 25-19, 23-25, 19-25, 15-9) thanks to the contributions of Rachel Garuti (16 service points, 16 assists), Katie Amrein (21 service points, eight kills, 12 assist), Alana Choate (15 service points, nine kills, four blocks), Jill Ireland (17 service points, nine kills, one block), Kayla Bernier (16 service points, two kills), Michaela Choate (11 kills, seven blocks) and Jocelyn Simon (13 assists, eight service points). Campbell 3, Epping 1 Gabi Sott recorded 13 kills to lead the Cougars in a 25-12, 27-25, 25-11, 25-19 win over Epping. Mary Kuczkowski (24 assists, 16 service points), Cleo Schultz (three kills, three blocks) and Megan Gibbons (22 service points) also played well in the win as Campbell improved to 7-5. BOYS SOCCER Salem 2, Alvirne 1 Alvirne (4-8-1) got its lone goal from D.J. LaMothe off a corner kick from Jack Regan. Zak Reddig made five saves in net, while Ryan Ruigrok played well defensively. ConVal 4, Souhegan 1 Souhegan fell to 6-4-1 despite goalkeeper Will Facques making seven saves. The lone goal came off the foot of Thomas Hornor (assisted by Keelan MacKenzie). Hollis Brookline 2,  Milford 0 Hollis Brookline (4-8) got goals from Kyle Simpson and Dale Jacobs in the shutout win over Milford (2-9-1). Sat, 08 Oct 2016 07:07:44 EST 3 charged with drug possession Two Nashua men and a woman from Manchester are due in Merrimack district court Nov. 10 after they were arrested for drug possession after their car rear-ended another vehicle, police said. Sherrie Nichole Livingston, 36, of 182 Notre Dame Ave., Manchester, was charged with one count each of possession of marijuana and transportation of drugs, while Mason Polewarczyk, 31, and Spencer Polewarczyk, 32, both of 2 E. Dunstable Road in Nashua, were each charged with possession of marijuana. Police said officers were working at an accident scene near 401 Daniel Webster Highway when a passing car, which had stopped in traffic, was allegedly rear-ended by the vehicle that Livingston was driving. Police discovered that Livingston also had an arrest warrant pending out of Nashua, and subsequently took her into custody on the warrant as well as the two drug-related offenses. The Polewarczyks, meanwhile, were initially taken into protective custody for being under the influence of alcohol, but were later charged with marijuana possession after police found the drug in the vehicle. The three are free on personal recognizance bail pending their Nov. 10 hearings, police said. - DEAN SHALHOUP Sat, 08 Oct 2016 07:15:34 EST New installation erected near Hunt Memorial Building The latest public art installation in the city took place Friday morning, as two Venetian-styled masks fit for giants rose near Library Hill to mark an upcoming event equally big for the nearby Hunt Memorial Building. The masks are part city display and part promotion for the murder mystery event to be held Oct. 22 at the historic former city library building, featuring actors from Murder Mystery Company. Hunt building administrator Amy DeRoche said Friday she was talking with Kathy Hersh of City Arts Nashua, and noted "it would be really great if we could do some public art that could tie into the masquerade. This is what we came up with." The masks were created by local artist Kimberly Leach, who also created the large red dragon that was seen downtown last year. "My medium is papier mache and cloth mache," Leach said Friday, as she watched the first of two masks get affixed to the tower in front of the Hunt building. "I took a very large cardboard box and shaped out what I was looking for. Then I took my papier mache, which is made with flour and water, I add some cinnamon and some salt to make sure that it won't mold and bugs won't get interested in it, and I added Tightbond wood glue into the paste," she added. Leach's father, Alan, clung to a tower to securely attach the mask that will stare down Main Street. Sat, 08 Oct 2016 07:01:32 EST Allison R. Guilmette Allison Rose Guilmette, 20, of Hudson, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Allison was born in Nashua on September 3, 1996, a daughter of Randy Guilmette, of Hollis, and Kelly A. (LaRose) Kierstead, of Hudson. Educated in local schools, Allison was a graduate of Alvirne High School Class of 2014. She loved spending time with her family whether it was laughing at the dinner table, holiday gatherings, vacationing, going to the gym and boxing. Sat, 08 Oct 2016 07:00:59 EST Robert H. Bell Robert H. Bell, 97, of Nashua, NH, formerly of Westford, MA, passed comfortably Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at Langdon Place in Nashua, NH. He was married for 44 years to the late Lucy E. Bell, who passed in 1990. Sat, 08 Oct 2016 07:00:26 EST Robert (Bob) Labednick Nashua, NH - Our beloved Robert (Bob) Labednick, 73, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2016, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, with his family by his side. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Claire Labednick (Lessard). Bob was born on March 10, 1943 in Nashua, NH, the son of Peter and Gertrude (Larouche) Labednick. He attended Nashua High School, graduating in 1962. Always ambitious and hardworking, as a teenager, Bob assisted his father, Peter, in his father's TV repair business after school and at Roland's as a short order cook. Sat, 08 Oct 2016 06:00:45 EST Playoff positions start taking shape East meets West in Division I football action and it could play a big role in determining the front runner for each conference. Yes, I know. A few weeks ago I was declaring Bishop Guertin had the West wrapped up with Nashua North and Nashua South playing for second and a potential playoff spot. Thanks to a Keene upset, the Cardinals took a step back allowing the Titans to get right back into the West Conference title discussion at 4-1. Likewise, Exeter seemed ready to run the table in the East Conference. Portsmouth had other plans, scoring a 21-14 win over Exeter a week ago to pull even atop the standings at 4-1. A sweep by the East teams in those two games would open the door for the 3-2 Panthers to  create a logjam atop the West. Unfortunately for South, I don't think things will work out that way. Pick six Nashua North 28, Exeter 24: The Titans and Blue Hawks have the same record, for now. North QB Jeffrey Baldassari has been making good things happen through the air and on the ground. Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:43:12 EST Gillis leads individual race As expected, no local high school teams won either the NHIAA Division I or Division II golf titles, but Nashua High School North's Brandon Gillis may be on his way to the Division I individual crown. Gillis shot an even par 68 at Hanover Country Club on Thursday to take a three shot lead into Saturday's second and final round. Gillis leads Winnacunnet's Ryan Quinn and Pinkerton's Lauren Thibodeau (each at 71). Nashua South's and Gillis' cousin, T.J. Gillis, is tied for fifth at 73 and Alvirne's Jack Brown is eighth at 75. The only other local who will advance to the final round is Bishop Guertin's Eric Loconto, tied for 14th at 78. Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:08:04 EST Officials, candidates weigh rail at Nashua City Hall NASHUA - The push for commuter rail service to New Hampshire continues, with a forum held Thursday in Nashua City Hall bringing together mostly Democratic candidates for state office with transportation leaders. Michael Izbicki, the chairman of the New Hampshire Rail Transit Authority's governance board, said a commuter rail line from Boston to Nashua, Manchester and possibly Concord, would serve close to 700,000 passengers a year and allow New Hampshire businesses to grow. "What's driving this rail service is the businesses," he said. The rail line will spur economic growth, and keep young people from leaving New Hampshire by offering more opportunities, he said. Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess said a commuter rail line will be a big benefit for the city and the region. New Hampshire is already generating tax income and jobs, and the rail service would expand the economic activity. "We know what it will take to continue to strengthen our economy," Donchess said. Dan Weeks, the Democratic candidate for the Executive Council District 5 seat, said rail is the biggest economic development question in the state. "Commuter rail will help us move into a 21st-century economy," he said. Rail service isn't free, though. Izbicki said it would take $72 million of state funding to get the project off the ground. The total cost is estimated to be more than $200 million, but the federal government would pay for most of that, returning New Hampshire tax dollars to the Granite State, he said. Parts of New Hampshire that are scheduled for high-speed rail service are set for an economic boom, according to Izbicki - one that is not yet coming to Nashua. Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:20:40 EST Officials: ‘Clown threats’ at Nashua schools unfounded Rumors that circulated Wednesday on social media sites indicating clowns may come to Nashua to harm students were deemed unfounded as of Thursday afternoon, the school district's interim superintendent said. In perhaps her first non-routine task since she took the one-year interim post in August, Cornelia Brown said Thursday that district officials and police met Thursday morning in response to calls her office began receiving Wednesday from some parents of students at Dr. Norman W. Crisp Elementary and Fairgrounds Middle schools. "They were concerned about rumors they'd heard that 'clowns were going to come to (Nashua) schools to harm students,' " Brown said Thursday. "Our main priority is to keep our children safe and reassure their parents. Fri, 07 Oct 2016 10:17:27 EST Peter G. Kinney Peter G. Kinney, 74, of Nashua and formerly of Salem, NH died Tuesday, October 4th at his home. Peter grew up and was educated in Alabama. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:02:14 EST David 'Ozzy' Osborn David "Ozzy" Osborn, 64, passed away in his home on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in Milford, NH from a heart attack. David was born in Low­ell, MA on April 9, 1952, a son of George and Louise (Leon­ard) Osborn. David began his career at Milford Am­herst Senior High School (M.A.S.H) followed by the Butler School in Lowell, MA, and he finished his ca­reer at Goffstown Middle School. David spent over 35 years in the field of educa­tion as a highly respected and loved Guidance Coun­selor. David always had a pas­sion for teaching, and af­ter retiring, he worked as an Adjunct Professor in the Psychology Depart­ment at Nashua Com­munity College. He also taught tennis during the summer months for the Nashua Parks and Rec­reation Department in Nashua, NH. Thu, 06 Oct 2016 06:02:39 EST Mahfuz to be honored by Scouts NASHUA - Sy Mahfuz will be honored by the Daniel Webster Council of the Boy Scouts of America for his service to the community and area businesses while exemplifying Scouting values in his daily life. The Nashua Good Scout Award Luncheon will be held at noon Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The aims of Scouting are to develop character, to encourage participating citizenship and to promote personal fitness. As a community leader who has worked to foster these attributes in other people through their work and volunteer effort, Mahfuz will be recognized with the Nashua Good Scout Award. Mahfuz is the president of the Persian Rug Gallery, which has been a mainstay in downtown Nashua for more than 60 years as a family-run business that has focused on customer service. "The most valuable lesson my dad gave us was his passion for customer service and supporting the community of Nashua," Mahfuz said. Mahfuz is a major supporter of many organizations in the Nashua area, including the Hunt Community board, the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce and Veterans Count. He is a past president of the Nashua Rotary Club and a past board member of the YMCA of Greater Nashua, Rivier University, the Nashua Symphony, Nashua Pastoral Care the United Way of Greater Nashua and Great American Downtown. The Daniel Webster Council is committed to building character, citizenship and personal fitness among youths by focusing on dynamic programs of outdoor activities and leadership training. The Daniel Webster Council serves more than 10,000 youths throughout New Hampshire in almost 500 chartered Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, varsity teams, Venture crews and Explorer posts. For more information, visit or call Greg Anthony at 625- 6431. - Submitted by Daniel Webster Council of Boy Scouts of America Thu, 06 Oct 2016 04:01:01 EST 5K event supports Anne Marie House NASHUA - On Sept. 11, a national day of service and remembrance, hundreds of people from throughout southern New Hampshire joined together to make a difference in the lives of homeless families. By participating in the Home Stretch 5K and Kids Fun Run at Nashua Community College, individuals and families raised funds to provide services for families in crisis who are  working toward a sustainable future with the assistance of Family Promise of Greater Nashua at Anne Marie House. Now in its ninth year, the event included a free concert by Steve Blunt, award-winning children's musician and storyteller; a free Kids Obstacle Course Fun Run; games and activities for children; and a 5K Walk/Run for adults and children. At the start of the race, the Alvirne High School JROTC program presented the colors, a minute of silence was observed for those who were lost on Sept. 11, Al St.Louis sang the national anthem, and all recognized the dedication and service of the military, police, firefighters, first responders, air traffic controllers and everyone who keep people safe every day. Among the supporters were the Nashua High School South girls volleyball team and Toyota of Nashua, sponsor of the Gate City Series, of which the Home Stretch 5K is a partner. The 2016 point-in-time count, which records the homeless population across New Hampshire, shows that 53 percent of the state's homeless population is comproed of families. Family Promise of Greater Nashua at Anne Marie House saves families by providing a path from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Thu, 06 Oct 2016 04:00:10 EST Silicon Labs volunteers with Habitat for Humanity NASHUA - Eight Silicon Laboratories employees volunteered on Sept. 8 to do some pre-demolition work at Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity's newest project at 42 Chestnut St. The project will create two new decent and affordable homes for qualified local families. Silicon Labs volunteers removed smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, lighting fixtures and bulbs, loaded salvaged windows into the Habitat ReStore truck and removed ceiling tiles to donate to a local church. Douglas Pastorello, Silicon Labs principal design engineer, organized the volunteer day with GNHFH through its Team Building Day Program, which engages groups of volunteers from companies, schools, civic organizations and other places to build on-site for a day with Habitat. "Silicon Laboratories is building a more connected world: on the internet, with our products and in the community with the help of Habitat for Humanity," Pastorello said. "Corporate partners such as Silicon Labs that understand the meaning of making a positive impact through donations of time and financial resources is a critical part of improving our shared community," said GNHFH Executive Director Jennifer Lorrain. "Thanks to Silicon Labs' contributions, this house will be called home for two families someday." Quiznos of Nashua donated lunch for Silicon Labs and GNHFH core build crew volunteers. Habitat's Team Building Day Program brings groups of up to 10 volunteers together for an exclusive day of building together on a Habitat home. This program funds the building of Habitat homes in Greater Nashua. Throughout the day, volunteers learn new skills, increase morale and improve group communication, leadership and problem-solving skills. Thu, 06 Oct 2016 03:03:25 EST Bishop Guertin shuts down Keene BOYS SOCCER Bishop Guertin 3, Keene 1 The Cards (4-7-1) rallied from a 1-0 deficit with two goals by Cole Nely. Simon Holt also played exceptionally well at midfield. Salem 1,  Nashua South 0 The Panthers (6-4-1) had their three-game win streak snapped as Roe Hendrick made two saves in the South goal. Alvirne 5, Pinkerton 4 (2 OT) Nate Gosselin scored the game winner in the 99th minute, his second of two goals, assisted by Jack Whiting. Chris Tufts, Nick Cardenas and Connor Lambert also scored for the host Broncos, now 3-7-1. Cardenas and Gosselin each had one assist. Thu, 06 Oct 2016 03:00:09 EST Woman crashes, nets DWI charge HOLLIS - A Wheeler Road resident is due in a Nashua court next week for arraignment on a drunken-driving charge that stemmed from a single-car crash early Sunday morning. Police said Tara Houle, 37, of 338 Wheeler Road, was arrested at a Nashua hospital on one count of driving while intoxicated - excess alcohol concentration, a Class B misdemeanor, police said. Houle was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries she sustained in the crash, which occurred about 1:30 a.m. on Wheeler Road, not far from her residence. Firefighters were called in to extricate Houle from the wreckage of her white Chevrolet, which police said officers found in the middle of Wheeler Road upon their arrival. Police said Officer Joseph Wallent arrested Houle after speaking with her at the hospital. She was later released on $2,000 personal recognizance bail pending arraignment, which is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 12, in Nashua district court. - DEAN SHALHOUP Thu, 06 Oct 2016 02:04:34 EST New 5K to honor late chief A new 5K race later this month will honor the late Nashua Police Chief Don Gross, with proceeds going to the Nashua Police Athletic League. The Extreme Chunkin' 5K will take place Saturday, Oct. 15, at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. Gross, 65, died Jan. 7 of injuries sustained in a fire at the 106-acre farm where he and his wife, Karen, lived for more than a decade. He retired from Nashua Police Department in April 2004 after 32 years of service, the last four as chief, and was also one of the founders of Nashua PAL. "He helped Nashua PAL not only get off the ground but helped push us to get where we are today," said Nashua PAL Executive Director Shaun Nelson. The organization, established in 1989, is built on the community policing model, he said. "Community policing is key to survival in our tougher neighborhoods, so when a younger person or even a mom, dad or grandmother gets to know a police officer, it makes it a big difference," Nelson said. PAL sponsors sports, activities and enrichment programs with the mission of creating a positive relationship between the children of Nashua and the members of the city police force. The 5K will coincide with the Extreme Punkin Chunkin' competition Oct. Thu, 06 Oct 2016 02:03:33 EST Justice arraigns man on charges NASHUA - A district court judge on Wednesday set bail at $50,000 cash only for William S. Wachenfeld, a 23-year-old Nashua man whom police arrested Tuesday on charges stemming from a June domestic assault and a hit-and-run crash in September. Wachenfeld, of 65 Bath St., Apt. 2, Manchester, who is also listed in court documents as a Nashua resident with no fixed address, faces three counts of domestic violence; two counts of simple assault; and one count each of criminal threatening, conduct after an accident and driving while certified as a habitual offender. Judge Paul Moore arraigned Wachenfeld on Tuesday morning via video conference from Valley Street jail in Manchester and scheduled a probable cause hearing for Oct. 18 in the Nashua court. The charges stem from two separate incidents, the first of which - an alleged domestic assault reported to police on the evening of June 26 - led to a complicated police investigation after the alleged victim identified her attacker as a man who police later learned was incarcerated at the time of the incident. The other, the hit-and-run crash Sept. Thu, 06 Oct 2016 02:03:07 EST US attorney, police chief hold forum on epidemic NASHUA - New Hampshire's opioid crisis took center stage Wednesday night when U.S. Attorney Emily Gray Rice addressed members of the neighborhood crime watch group meeting at Temple Beth Abraham on Raymond Street. "We have a very unique problem here in New Hampshire," Rice said. Rice, nominated by President Barack Obama last year and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in December, is the top federal law enforcement officer in the state. She told members of the neighborhood group that the Granite State's opioid addiction crisis has been heightened since the introduction of the synthetic opioid fentanyl to the roster of drugs being sold by dealers. "It takes a very small amount to kill you," she said. Nashua Police Chief Andrew Lavoie can attest the to deadliness of the drug problem. Thu, 06 Oct 2016 02:02:36 EST Laurette (Ricard) Raymond Laurette (Ricard) Raymond, 80, a longtime resident of Nashua, passed away peacefully on October 3, 2016. She was born in Nashua on March 6, 1936, a daughter of the late Joseph and Aurora (Levesque) Ricard of Litchfield. Mrs. Raymond was the wife of Lewis "Dewey" Raymond. They had celebrated 42 yrs of marriage on July 6th. She worked for several years at Triangle Pacific Cabinet Co. in Nashua. She is remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Some of her favorite pastimes included cooking and bowling. Thu, 06 Oct 2016 02:02:09 EST John J. Peters John J. Peters, 55, a longtime resident of Nashua died unexpectedly on October 3, 2016. He was born on January 11, 1961 in Winthrop, MA, a son of Stanley Peters Sr., of Winthrop and the late Eleanor (Campbell) Peters. Following his graduation from high school, John joined the United States Army. Since his discharge from the service, he has worked in construction his entire life for various companies. John is remembered as a devoted Red Sox and Patriots fan. He also enjoyed playing pool with his friends and video bowling. He also liked listening to country music. Besides his mother, John was predeceased by a brother Michael Peters. In addition to his father, he is survived by his son, Jared Poliquin and his life partner Cheyenne Vandenbussche, both of Nashua; his daughter, Kaitlin Peters, and sons, Cory, John Jr. Thu, 06 Oct 2016 02:01:37 EST Constance L. Caron Nashua, N.H. - Constance L. Caron, 84, died on Monday, October 3rd, peacefully at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH, surrounded by her loving family. Constance was born on April 24, 1932 in Nashua, NH to the late Normand and Lena (Girouard) Boisvert, and was the wife of the late Raymond E. Thu, 06 Oct 2016 02:00:10 EST Fall means getting out and enjoying our community I had quite the weekend! Hope yours was even a fraction as fun! Thursday, my friend and I went to the Dana Center in Manchester and saw The Capitol Steps do their hilarious skits and parody songs of political satire. Y'know, you have to laugh these days, or you'll cry! Saturday, I had an absolutely wonderful time dressed to the nines as the Red Queen (see my epic photo, next page) at the Mad Hatter Gala for Marguerite's Place, held at the Courtyard Marriott in Nashua. What a night! So lavishly decorated in the Alice in Wonderland theme, all the guests in masks and finery, costumed fun with my friends Paul and Julie Shea, and everyone's favorite event emcee, Mike Morin. It was incredibly fun being confident and imperious all night as the Red Queen; thanks to the attendees who were so much fun to interact with. Sunday, I caught the matinee of Nashua Theatre Guild's "The Curious Savage" downtown. Thu, 06 Oct 2016 01:05:06 EST Simple Gifts Coffee House presents Muriel Anderson NASHUA - At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Muriel Anderson, one of the world's foremost fingerstyle guitar players, opens the season at Simple Gifts Coffee House, at The Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua, 58 Lowell St. A few years back, in her first appearance at Simple Gifts, she amazed all with her unique and exceptional talent. Anderson returns to Simple Gifts and brings her joy of music, her humor, and her remarkable facility across the genres of folk, jazz, bluegrass and classical music. She is revered by guitarists worldwide. First woman to win the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship, her playing transforms the guitar into a lyrical choir, a marching band, a Japanese koto and more. Thu, 06 Oct 2016 01:04:41 EST ArtWalk Weekend will include art, music, more NASHUA - From 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 and from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. Thu, 06 Oct 2016 01:03:51 EST Grab tickets now for wine and beer pairing dinner NASHUA - From 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, Crowne Plaza Nashua, WineNot Boutique and Millyard Brewery team up to present a wine and beer pairing dinner in the Hunt Club at the hotel at 2 Somerset Parkway. The New Zealand-influenced, five-course meal will feature Chef Todd Lytle's masterful creations, along with a beer and a wine sample at each course, selected to pair well with the food. Guest experts will include Nashua's Millyard Brewery owners, brewmaster Dean Baxter and Ken Unsworth. Millyard Brewery will brew a special new stout which will be served only at this dinner. Thu, 06 Oct 2016 01:01:04 EST Norman P. Belliveau Nashua, NH – Our beloved Norman P. Belliveau, 87, passed away peacefully on September 30th, 2016, at Aynsley Place in Nashua, NH, with family by his side. He was predeceased by his wife Muriel E. (Trombly) Belliveau, to whom he spent 61 loving years of marriage until her passing in 2015. Tue, 04 Oct 2016 20:58:01 EST Wilma Jean Klink Wilma Jean Klink, 85, of Nashua, NH, died Sunday, October 2, 2016, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua. Born May 24, 1931 in Roanoke, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Bernita (Matthias) Tudor. She was also predeceased by her husband Donald R. Klink, who died in April of 1991 and her son John R. Tue, 04 Oct 2016 20:58:01 EST Elisabeth Carman Ann Schneider Nashua, NH – Elisabeth Carman Ann Schneider, 70, died peacefully Monday, October 3rd, surrounded by her loving family. Elisabeth was born on December 28, 1945, in Mannheim, Germany and was the beloved wife of Werner Schneider. In addition to her husband, Elisabeth is survived by her five children, daughters Manuela Perry and her husband Robert of Nashua and Brita Carignan and her husband Kenneth of Manchester; and her sons Michael Heitzmann of Germany, Werner Josef Schneider and his wife Michelle Frederick of Auburn, ME and Rene Schneider and his wife Tiffany of Madison, ME; and ten grandchildren that she adored Samantha, Zachary, Rebecca, Joey, Dimitri, Josef, Tyler, Kevin, Preston and Quincy. Elisabeth is predeceased by her mother Katarina Galli. Arrangements – Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Thursday, October 6th from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the Anctil-Rochette and Son Funeral Home, 21 Kinsley St, Nashua, NH. Burial will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery, 101 Kinsley St, Nashua, NH. To leave an online condolence, message or story please visit or find us on Facebook under Anctil-Rochette and Son Funeral Home. Tue, 04 Oct 2016 20:57:37 EST News Digest NASHUA Sanders to stump for Clinton at NCC Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is returning to the Gate City this Friday to stump for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Sanders, who won New Hampshire’s Democratic primary over Clinton by double-digits in February, is slated to appear Oct. 7 at Keene State College before heading to Nashua Community College in the afternoon. Doors for the “Nashua Stronger Together” rally will open at 4 p.m., with the event expected to start within the hour. Sanders is expected to discuss the Clinton plan to raise the minimum wage, combat climate change by moving to more sustainable energy sources and fixing the criminal justice system. The public may register online for both the Keene and Nashua events at the Clinton campaign website: – Telegraph staff NCC partners with BAE Systems Nashua Community College, in partnership with BAE Systems, will honor the first round of students completing its Microelectronics Boot Camp at an open house and Success Celebration event on Thursday, Oct. Tue, 04 Oct 2016 23:55:00 EST Carol May Whittemore Smith Carol May Whittemore Smith, 83 of Nashua, passed away on October 2nd, 2016. She was the daughter of May Rennie Whittemore and David Black Whittemore. Carol was born on July 24th, 1933 in Lawrence, MA, and was a graduate of Lawrence High School and Northern Essex Community College where she majored in mental health. She worked in community counseling and residential patient care until her retirement. For the past eight years, Carol resided in Nashua, NH to be closer to family and friends. One of her greatest pleasures was spending time with family. Mon, 03 Oct 2016 23:55:34 EST FIRST Robotics team splits from Nashua School District, bands with MakeIt Labs NASHUA – FIRST Robotics Team 151 “Tough Techs” held its first meeting of the season Tuesday evening, its first since separating from the Nashua School District. The district informed Team 151 at the beginning of the school year that it could no longer support the program. The team then decided to seek local options outside the school. “The lack of commitment of faculty advisors and lack of resources available for the team were the key factors that solidified the team’s decision to leave the school district and become a community-based team,” said Mary Joles, head mentor for Team 151. Attempts to contact the Nashua School District for a comment were unsuccessful. With the beginning of the season fast approaching, the team wrote a proposal and presented it to the board of MakeIt Labs, New Hampshire’s first and largest makerspace, in Nashua. Tue, 04 Oct 2016 23:52:00 EST Man charged with human trafficking; Mass. resident allegedly plied woman with drugs NASHUA – A district court judge on Monday set bail at $200,000 cash for Massachusetts resident Abrahan Jacome, who is accused of plying a young woman with heroin and forcing her into performing sex for commercial purposes, according to court documents. Jacome, 25, of 55 Oak St., Methuen, Mass., is charged with one count each of trafficking in persons and attempted trafficking in persons, which allege he “knowingly compelled,” and attempted to compel, the alleged victim “to perform commercial sex act(s) for the benefit of another,” the charges state. He did so, according to the charges, by “facilitating and controlling” the victim’s access to heroin. The alleged offenses took place at a motel in Nashua’s south end between Aug. 19 and Jacome’s arrest on the evening of Sept. 30. Police also charged Jacome with one count of possession of cocaine after they allegedly found less than a half-ounce of the drug on his person. Judge Paul Moore, who arraigned Jacome Monday in Nashua district court via video conference from Valley Street jail in Manchester, modified Jacome’s original bail, doubling it from $100,000 to $200,000 cash only. Moore scheduled a probable cause hearing in the matter for Thursday, Oct. Tue, 04 Oct 2016 23:43:00 EST Suspect in Nashua carjacking, stabbing case deemed incompetent to stand trial NASHUA – Nobody involved in the carjacking, stabbing and police pursuit case of Jonathan Calvin disagrees that his mental illness has rendered him legally incompetent to stand trial, a Superior Court judge wrote in a recent decision. Calvin – the 32-year-old Nashua man who in April allegedly carjacked two vehicles, stabbed a young woman, led police on a two-state pursuit then crashed a stolen car into rush-hour traffic on the F.E. Everett Turnpike – was recently referred for admission to the state Secure Psychiatric Unit after Judge Amy Ignatius ruled him currently incompetent but also restorable with the proper mental health treatment. In her three-page order filed in Hillsborough County Superior Court South, Ignatius said her ruling was based in large part on the testimony of Dr. Jennifer Mayer Cox, a state forensic examiner who evaluated Calvin over the summer. In her report, Cox described Calvin as “a danger to himself and others,” and stated that in her opinion, he was “presently not competent to stand trial but (is) restorable within 12 months with appropriate treatment.” Cox, according to Ignatius’s order, said the SPU is “the most appropriate place (for) treatment” for Calvin. She recommended against both community-based treatment and sending Calvin to the New Hampshire State Hospital, which, Cox said in her report, “may not (put) sufficient focus on restoring competence.” Ignatius also notes in her order that neither prosecutors nor Calvin’s attorneys – public defenders Kelsey Engelbrecht and Jeffrey Odlund – challenged the conclusion that Calvin “is not presently competent to stand trial but may be restorable within 12 months.” In cases in which a defendant is ruled incompetent but restorable, he or she is typically re-evaluated a year later to determine whether the competence threshold has been reached. As for Calvin, the series of events on the afternoon of Friday, April 15, culminated a fitful 12-hour period fraught with delusions that his family was being murdered – and that he was next – his brother, Matthew Calvin, told The Telegraph after hearings following Calvin’s arrest. Jonathan Calvin spent most of the night and early morning hours walking and running through downtown Nashua, repeatedly calling his brother – who was in another state at the time – insisting he was running for his life. “He was scared to go back to his apartment,” Matthew Calvin said in May, when his brother was being arraigned in Nashua district court after about a month in a Massachusetts hospital. Arraigned via video conference from Valley Street jail in Manchester, Jonathan Calvin’s behavior correlated with his brother’s description of a man deep in the throes of mental illness. Calvin repeatedly asked judge James Leary to repeat what he said, and often claimed no knowledge of the events he was accused of perpetrating. “No, I wouldn’t do that,” and “I really don’t think that’s me,” he said in regard to the charges. At one point the night before the incidents, Jonathan Calvin showed up at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, asking to be admitted for psychiatric treatment, Matthew Calvin said. But he was denied, his brother said, after being told that there were no beds available and that it wasn’t an emergency. Jonathan Calvin has battled mental illness since his teens, his brother said, having been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and, later, exhibiting symptoms of schizophrenia. His downward spiral over nearly two years was likely triggered by the death of his mother, whom Jonathan Calvin was close to and had cared for over her final months, his brother said. Matthew Calvin said “a most horrible feeling” came over him when, just hours after the calls from his brother ended, he saw a TV news report of the wild series of events. “When I saw what happened I just knew it was my brother,” he said of the tumultuous incident. Fri, 07 Oct 2016 10:14:41 EST Ayotte and Hassan spar at forum; Nashua Rotary hosts candidates for Senate NASHUA – The race for U.S. Senate came to Nashua on Monday with incumbent Kelly Ayotte and challenger Gov. Maggie Hassan speaking at the Nashua Rotary Club. Though the Rotary lunch did not allow for the candidates to interact in a debate-type confrontation, Hassan, a Newfields Democrat, used her time to imply Ayotte, a Nashua Republican, was in the pocket of special interests. Ayotte, meanwhile, also pushed back against Hassan’s campaign ads. Calling the ads “false,” Ayotte said one implies she wants to cut the social program Medicare. “My mother is on Medicare,” Ayotte said. Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:10:00 EST High School Highlights: BG boys soccer edges Salem in OT Boys soccer Bishop Guertin 2, Salem 1 (OT) The Cardinals got two goals from Pietro Zanotti, including the game winner in overtime, to move to 3-7-1 on the season. Zanotti scored early to give the Cards a 1-0 lead but Salem tied it on a 30-yard free kick late in the first half. BG’s Drew Hailey played well in goal. Girls soccer Bishop Guertin 2, Salem 0 Marissa Burns had a goal and an assist while Emily Moran also scored as the visiting Cardinals evened their record at 5-5. Alexis Wooldridge also had an assist, while back Olivia Hilger played well in front of goalie Caroline Hoffer (four saves). Winnacunnet 5, Nashua North 0 The visiting Panthers fell to 1-9-1 despite good play by Sabra George at midfield and 12 saves by goalkeeper Isabel Dunning. Field hockey Timberlane 3, Bishop Guertin 2 The Cardinals rallied late from a 3-0 deficit but fell short. Mon, 03 Oct 2016 23:52:00 EST Hearings on hold in Barnaby, Caplin murder cases NASHUA – A series of hearings in the murder cases of Anthony Barnaby and David Caplin, originally scheduled for each day this week and four days next week, have all been postponed pending a ruling on an appeal to a recent judge’s order. Judge Jacalyn Colburn met with prosecutors and defense attorneys for roughly an hour Monday afternoon in Hillsborough County Superior Court South, where the trials of the two men, accused of murdering two Nashua women in 1988, are expected to take place next year. As it stands, Caplin’s trial is scheduled to start in late February, and Barnaby’s in late April. Monday’s agreement to postpone the nine days of hearings isn’t expected to affect the trial dates. Barnaby, now 49, and Caplin, 54, were arrested and charged, but never convicted in the murders of Charlene Ranstrom and Brenda Warner, whose bodies were found early Oct. 3, 1988, in their Mason Street apartment. The men were charged anew with the deaths in 2011 after a now-retired Nashua police detective reopened the case and found enough evidence to have them reindicted. Each is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder, and have been held without bail since their arrests. Assistant Attorney General Susan Morrell, who represented the state at Monday’s proceeding, said she wasn’t able to go into specifics about the appeal that, along with a couple of other scheduling issues, prompted the parties to agree to the postponement. Monday’s hearing would have addressed motions in both defendants’ cases: Barnaby’s, to suppress evidence, and Caplin’s, to dismiss the charges. Barnaby’s motion, filed in September by his attorney, Mark Sisti, argues that police, in interviewing Barnaby after the murders, violated his Constitutional rights by detaining him without probable cause and “relentlessly” interrogating him for more than 20 hours in order to coerce him to confess, according to the motion. Also, Sisti claims, police chose not to video or audio record the sessions with Barnaby on orders from their commander, then-Nashua police Capt. Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:30:11 EST Nashua News Digest for Tuesday, Oct. 4 NASHUA Local woman to co-chair ‘Heroes’ gala in Boston Nashua resident Linda Hope-Springer will serve as co-chairwoman for VNA of Boston’s signature fundraising event next month. The 11th annual Heroes in Health Care Gala will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, in the Mandarin Oriental located at 776 Boylston St. in Boston. Organizers say Hope-Springer’s leadership role has helped the gala raise nearly $2.5 million in essential funding for VNA of Boston’s direct patient care and support through the nonprofit’s Maternal Child Health Program and Charitable Care Fund. She is also a member of the boards of directors for VNA of Boston and VNA Care. VNA of Boston, part of VNA Care, is celebrating 130 years of caring for the community, and the nonprofit is the oldest organized visiting nurse association in the country. Mon, 03 Oct 2016 23:46:00 EST MakeIt Labs helps Nashua cops cut vehicle clutter with cubbies NASHUA – Sometimes to make policing effective in a community, it takes help from people who don’t wear a badge. When the Nashua Police Department saw a need for a way to keep their collection of gear ready and organized in the back of the patrol division’s SUVs, a Nashua patrolman reached out for expertise from the local maker space community to team up and solve the problem of staying organized in what is essentially their mobile office. Master Patrolman Kevin Rautenberg said the myriad items carried in the back of his patrol vehicle, an SUV, was more of a pile than an orderly collection ready at a moment’s notice. “I don’t like presenting a problem unless I have a solution. I came up with the first drawing, then it was just a matter of finding the funds and the help,” he said. That help came after stopping in at MakeIt Labs in Nashua, the downtown membership-driven shop where people can gather, share ideas, and create. Rautenberg designed and built a prototype on his own. “The department gave me a few dollars to build the first one,” he said. He quickly got the green light from higher-ups who asked for 16 more for the patrol division’s vehicles. Mon, 03 Oct 2016 23:43:56 EST Online meet-up in Nashua leads to rape allegations NASHUA – Bail was set at $50,000 cash only Monday for the 25-year-old Nashua man arrested Sunday evening on charges that accuse him of attacking and raping a young woman he met through a social media dating app. Edward Maselli, of 51 Kinsley St., Apt. 2, was arraigned Monday on one count of aggravated felonious sexual assault, along with misdemeanor charges of resisting detention, resisting arrest and obstructing government administration, which police added when Maselli allegedly ran from arresting officers and pulled his arms away when they tried to handcuff him. Judge Paul Moore, who conducted the arraignment in Nashua district court via video conference with Valley Street jail in Manchester, ordered the $50,000 bail along with conditions that Maselli avoid any contact with the alleged victim, stay out of trouble and refrain from using alcohol or illegal drugs. Maselli is due back in the Nashua court Oct. 13 for a probable cause hearing. Police said the victim, a 22-year-old woman from Dracut, Mass., called police just before 3 p.m. Mon, 03 Oct 2016 23:44:01 EST Programs join for refugee students NASHUA - A new partnership in Nashua has involved more children of refugee families in after-school and community programs. Through the Nashua School District, the 21st Century Learning program has collaborated with the English Learner Homework Club to reach refugee families, adding more than a dozen new students this fall. "We have joined forces where we are now working with these families," said Gail Casey, who directs the 21st Century Learning Extended Day program at the city's five Title I elementary schools. The grant-funded program has been in place for 15 years, currently in the fourth year of a five-year grant block after co- applying with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua. "I was able to meet with English Language Learner teachers and interpreters at Ledge Street (Elementary School), and we worked with the Boys & Girls Club and gave a tour and orientation for families with the interpreters," she said. Bob Cioppa, director of Student Services and ELL, said the partnership was a natural fit. "We are all serving the same kids, so it makes sense to collaborate," he said. Participants in the 21st Century Learning program are also offered membership to the Boys & Girls Club, a community resource that some of the newer arrivals to Nashua were not aware of, Casey said. Spanish-speaking families and students are typically aware of community resources, Cioppa said. "Most of the elementary schools - anywhere there is a Title I coordinator, families are aware of what's available, at least for Spanish speakers. But for the refugees, it's harder for interpreting," he added. Nashua has more than 1,400 students who need Spanish-English support from interpreters. The next closest language is Vietnamese, at 65 students, but Tamil, Teluga and Arabic also have at least 40. Mon, 03 Oct 2016 07:21:12 EST Nashua Education Digest Annual NEFie Award winners named The Nashua Education Foundation will host its third annual "NEFie Award" celebration at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Thursday, Oct. 13. Nominated by administrators, peers or the NEF board, the NEFie Awards honors city educators who have had a positive impact on education. The following individuals will be recognized at the 2016 ceremony: Robert Sherman, Anne Price, Chad Zibolis, Janelle Shields, Jayne Wing, Julia Horaj, Kristin Olsen, Linda Cordello, Maureen Patt, Patrick Johnson, Patty Peasley, Richard Beaumount, Susan Nichols and William Dubois. The Oct. 13 reception begins at 6 p.m. followed by a dinner and the award ceremony. Mon, 03 Oct 2016 07:17:48 EST Newly dedicated Symposium sculpture ‘speaks to all of us’ at Nashua park NASHUA - "Crocodilian," created by Korean sculptor Kim Sunjin during the 2014 Nashua International Sculpture Symposium, officially took its place Saturday when its sponsors and symposium officials gathered at the 7th Street entrance to Mine Falls Park for a dedication ceremony. "I made 'Crocodilian' with a wish to communicate with people who do not know how to speak up well," Kim said in her artist's statement. Having been raised "in a very strict and conservative home" where "girls were not allowed to talk or laugh loudly" under the guise of "lady's etiquette," Kim grew up a very passive and shy person, "worried what others would think of me," she wrote. Her experience, she indicated, became the inspiration for her work, and while creating "Crocodilian" during the symposium she "felt warmth and kindness from the people around me." City Arts Nashua president Kathy Hersh, who led Saturday's program, said Nashuans immediately took to Kim during her three-week stay. Kim's warm nature inspired generosity not shown to any other sculptors throughout the years, Hersh said. "She went home with a whole lot of presents from people, because they felt such a connection" to her. Kim celebrated her 30th birthday while taking part in the 2014 symposium, making her the youngest participating artist since the event's debut in 2008. A number of individuals and families sponsored "Crocodilian," including Hersh and her husband, Larry; Peter and Suzanne Brown; Jack and Audrey Emmerich; Cheryl and Alfredo Ortega; George and Elaine Oulundsen; Douglas Duchesne and family; the Kipers family; Jill Adams Gage, and Dotty Silber. With Saturday's event, Kim's work became the 27th symposium sculpture installed and dedicated throughout Nashua. The locations, and photos of each, can be found on the symposium's website, www.nashuasculpture At the time, Kim said she created "Crocodilian" to represent the presence of "a shell ... an artificial cloak," which, she said, "often covers the true character of people." It fits ideally the symposium's mantra, "Art as Part of Everyday Living," Hersh, the City Arts Nashua president, said, as it gives people "a place to sit and contemplate the complexities of life - or to just enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Mine Falls Park." For more information on the symposium, including sponsorship opportunities and plans for the 10th annual event in 2017, go to the website or email Mon, 03 Oct 2016 07:13:01 EST David ‘Ozzy’ Osborn David "Ozzy" Osborn, 64, passed away in his home on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in Milford, NH, from a heart attack. David was born in Lowell, MA, on April 9, 1952, a son of George and Louise (Leonard) Osborn. David began his career at Milford Amherst Senior High School (M.A.S.H.) followed by the Butler School in Lowell, MA, and he finished his career at Goffstown Middle School. Mon, 03 Oct 2016 07:24:04 EST Raymond E. Lorden, Sr. Raymond E. Lorden, Sr., 92, of Hollis, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 29, 2016, in Dunedin, FL, while spending time with his sons at his winter home. Born in Pepperell, MA, on September 19, 1924, Ray was a son of the late Charles and Josephine (Gardner) Lorden. As a youth he worked long hours in the family ice business. Following graduation from Pepperell High School in 1943, he was drafted into the Army and fought for his country while driving a Sherman tank on the battlefields of Europe, including the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. In 1946 after returning from the war, he married his high school sweetheart, Lorraine Dudley, of Hollis. Mon, 03 Oct 2016 07:23:05 EST South will hold mock election It is election time at Nashua High School South. Led by teacher Katherine Johnson, the AP Government & Politics class will conduct a mock election for South students. This election is scheduled for Nov. 4 during third block. Election booths will be set up in the South library to allow students to vote for their candidates of choice. Sun, 02 Oct 2016 09:03:23 EST ‘Thomas the Tank’ train stops set for children’s group Thomas is a tank engine who lives at the big station on the Island of Sodor. He is a little engine with six small wheels, a short, stumpy funnel, boiler and dome. Thomas and other engines work under the supervision of Sir Topham Hatt, the Fat Controller. Thomas has been quoted saying, "I'm tired of pushing coaches. I want to see the world!" The group of children who meet Thomas and friends via this Mailbag offer will head down the tracks to their very own imaginary worlds. Here comes Thomas! "The New Hampshire Garden Railway Society would like to donate to a preschool, day care or other child-oriented group a large collection of 'Thomas the Tank' trains and accessories," writes Dave M., of Brookline (LTR 3,286). Sun, 02 Oct 2016 08:05:10 EST Julie Lee Julie Lee, 71, of Nashua, died Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health. She was born July 23, 1945 in Hok San, Canton, China, daughter of the late Yuk Woon Louis and Yam Kui Chung. Julie was the wife of Chau Lee of Nashua, with whom she shared 33 years of marriage. She will always be remembered for having a big heart, for her kind, generous ways, and for always being willing to take care of family and friends. She found her greatest joy when spending time with her beloved family. Besides her loving husband, Chau, she is survived by her two loving children; a son, Jeff Chan and his wife Sara of New Jersey and a daughter, Janice Lee and her wife Stacey Gabriel of North Carolina, a granddaughter, Camille Chan of New Jersey, a brother, Andy Louis and his wife Mona of Nashua, four sisters, Helena Chan and her husband Arthur of Manchester, Rosa Chan and her husband Tom of Hudson, Joan Louis of Nashua, Terry MacIsaac and her husband Frank of Texas, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visiting hours will be held on Monday, October 3rd, from 5pm-8pm in THE DUMONT-SULLIVAN FUNERAL HOME, 50 FERRY ST., IN HUDSON. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, October 4th, at 9:30am in the Parish of the Resurrection, 449 Broad St. in Nashua. Sun, 02 Oct 2016 08:04:45 EST Raymond E. Lorden, Sr. Raymond E. Lorden, Sr., 92, of Hollis, NH, a well-known business executive, passed away Thursday morning, September 29, 2016 in Dunedin, Florida after a brief illness. A complete obituary will appear in Monday's edition of the Telegraph. Calling hours will be held at the FARWELL FUNERAL HOME, 18 Lock Street, Nashua on Wednesday, October 5th from 4 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Parish of the Resurrection, 449 Broad Street, Nashua, Thursday at 11 a.m. Sun, 02 Oct 2016 08:03:55 EST North buries Winnacunnet NASHUA - Nashua High School North's offense was feeling a little frisky Saturday afternoon against Winnacunnet Regional of Hampton. Then again, so was the Titan special teams. North - which used squib, short pop-up and onsides kicks repeatedly to keep the ball away from the speedy Warrior returners - worked a Wildcat Formation into its offensive game plan. Both strategies paid off early as the Titans rolled to a 55-35 win at Stellos Stadium. North worked its first pop-up kickoff to perfection, chasing it down and recovering at the Winnacunnet 35-yard line. The Titans immediately lined up in the Wildcat with senior receiver Levi Gosselin at quarterback and senior QB Jeffrey Baldassari splitting out wide. Sun, 02 Oct 2016 08:17:44 EST Elks Crusaders shut out Derry Demons in 11U action FOOTBALL Nashua Elks  Crusaders Crusaders 11U 8, Derry 0 The Crusaders defensive line of Alvin Pascual, Matthew Harding, Connor Comeau, Cody Goode and Elwyn Martinez controlled the line of scrimmage. With the assistance from linebackers Nicholas Scopa, Colby Vancellette, Dillon Walton, Jaiden Baringer and Jordyn Raisanen, the Derry Demons were held to three first downs. The swarming Crusader defense also secured a safety late in the game. Meanwhile, the Crusader offense was charged by a 48-yard, first-quarter touchdown run by Jordyn Raisanen. Jaden Pena contributed to the offense with multiple runs of over 10 yards. Nashua PAL Force Nashua U8 downs  Londonderry Two touchdowns were scored by Dylan Noble and Adrian Cruz, while also running well were Kobe Perry, Tayten Zubhuza, Jayden Beaulieu, and Ben Kelly. Key blocks were made by Nick Wilkinson and Ian Leonard. Defensively, key tackles were made by Connor Johnston, Josiah Spleen, Jack Krulikowski, Cruz, Jake Homsy, Dharyus Sisay, Mason Dandeneau, Alex Sebastian, Trevor Drouin and Camron Pena. NOTE: Final scores are not recorded at this level by rule. Concord 18,  Nashua U11 14 Nashua suffered a heartbreaking loss on a Hail Mary pass with 20 seconds left after taking a 14-12 lead with a minute to play. The Capitols scored early in their first drive of the game but came up short on the point after. Nashua QB Patrick Keegan led a scoring drive to answer with hard-fought runs by Charlie Bellavance, Toby Brown and Amaury Almonte. Sun, 02 Oct 2016 08:09:03 EST People make boards great All government is taking a beating these days: federal, state and local. Deservedly so, most of the time. I myself have criticized all levels of our government in this newspaper, which is why it is important for me to give a shout-out to local government when things go well. My husband and I received notice of a public hearing being held on Monday, Sept. 26, from the Nashua Historic District Commission, that concerned us as abutters. Sun, 02 Oct 2016 08:07:16 EST Role models share stories at Girls Inc. NASHUA - Ann Marie Govestes, of Girls Inc., is a bold and sociable young woman. But she says that wasn't always the case. "My life hasn't always been easy," Ann Marie, 12, said from the podium at the Girls Inc. Nashua open house Thursday evening. "When I was only 6 years old, my half-sister dropped me off in front of the porch and left me there. My dad didn't know what to do. Sun, 02 Oct 2016 07:27:50 EST Jury indicts locals on range of charges NASHUA - A Hudson man accused of molesting a female relative over four years starting when she was 11 years old, a Florida woman charged with fraud and forgery involving stolen checks and a 20-year-old Nashuan who allegedly attacked her mother and threatened to kill her with a knife are among more than 100 people indicted this month by a Hillsborough County grand jury. Allegations of robbery, the reckless shooting of a gun in a crowd and domestic assaults with injury are also included in the indictments, which the grand jury for Hillsborough County South Division handed down this week after their September session. An indictment is not an indication, or proof of, guilt, but represents the Grand Jury's determination that enough evidence exists for prosecutors to move the case forward in Superior Court. Seven felony indictments were handed down against Hudson resident Vincent Durham, 54, of 7 Regina St., all of which stem from allegations he raped, fondled and otherwise sexually assaulted a girl to whom he is related, between October 2011, when she was 11, and January, when she was 15, according to the indictments. The charges include four counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault - family member; and three counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault - pattern sexual assault, all extended term felonies each punishable by up to 10-30 years in state prison. The Florida woman, Shaquella Sykes, 24, of Miami, who is currently incarcerated at Valley Street jail in Manchester, was indicted on three counts of forgery of government instrument - check, Class B felonies, and one count each of theft by deception and credit card fraud, both in amounts in excess of $1,500, both Class A felonies. She is accused of transferring and using fake IDs with the purpose of defrauding individuals or institutions, and using a stolen credit card and posing as another person to obtain cash advances at two different banks, on June 3 and 8 in Nashua. As for Halie Ryder, the young Nashua woman charged with assaulting and threatening her mother, the grand jury handed down four indictments - two for second-degree assault - domestic violence, and two for criminal threatening - domestic violence. All are Class B felonies. At the time of her arrest in mid-July, Ryder was originally charged with more than two dozen offenses - including 22 counts of domestic violence-related simple assault and four counts of second-degree assault. Police reports indicate that Ryder flew into a rage after her mother refused to give her money and drive her to Lowell, Mass., to buy "Dabs," which are highly concentrated doses of cannabis made with THC extract. Ryder allegedly pulled her mother's hair, punched her repeatedly, damaged her cellphone, stabbed her with a key, strangled her multiple times and threatened to kill her with a steak knife, according to police and court documents. Some other indictments involving multiple charges handed down this month follow. • George Lopez, 29, 61 Burke St., Nashua. Five counts, sale of a controlled drug, unclassified felonies, for allegedly selling a controlled drug known as liquid THC and selling quantities of marijuana to an undercover police agent, in March and April in Nashua. • Paul McCarthy, 37, 29 Cross St., Apt. 6, Hudson. Sun, 02 Oct 2016 07:30:31 EST Families turn out for Lil’ Iguana event in Nashua Families gathered Saturday for Lil' Iguana's Family Fun Day at Nashua High School South. Lil' Iguana is a Nashua-based nonprofit focused on keeping children safe.The event hosted a variety activities that focus on health, fitness, safety and literacy for children and their families. "For example, we teach kids to always get permission before leaving the house or talking to a stranger, and to always get a yes before they go," said Director for Development Erica Tomaszewski. Tomaszewski said she was impressed with the attendance. More than 2,000 people had visited at her time of speaking, and all 1,000 giveaway bags had been given away by noon. Admission to the event was a dollar, which Tomaszewski said makes it an option for those who cannot attend other more costly fall family events. Briana Gomez's daughter Sofia, 2, played on a bouncy house alongside about a dozen other children. "A lot of kids spend a lot of time indoors these days, so it's a great way to get active," Gomez said. The event also featured a coloring contest in which two winners received a grand prize of a new bike and helmet donated by Target. Sponsors of Family Fun Day included NH Healthy Families, Shorty's Mexican Roadhouse, Jump Around Inflatable Rentals, Oakhurst Dairy, Zevia, Well Sense, Main Street Chiropractic and Target. There was also live entertainment, including Big Joe the Storyteller, Boire Dance Academy, TDC Sparklers, Tokyo Joe's Studio of Self Defense, Music for Kids with Sharon Novak, In Motion Dance and a mascot parade. Derek Edry can be reached at 594-6589, or @Telegraph_Derek. Sun, 02 Oct 2016 07:34:01 EST Nashua’s midweek market sees boost, but needs more foot traffic After the Nashua Farmers Market expanded its Sunday hours to include a Wednesday afternoon market along the Main Street Bridge this September, organizers encouraged city residents to show their support to keep the Wednesday date alive. Director of Great American Downtown Paul Shea called on marketgoers to organize a crowd of at least 100 people for last Wednesday's market Sept. 28, and nearly 70 showed up, prompting one more midweek market. "The Wednesday market will return for another week and we hope that with your support it will continue through the season," according to a post by the Nashua Farmers Market on Facebook. For more information on the Wednesday market, or to follow the Nashua Farmers Market, see the group's Facebook page at www.facebook.comNashuaFarmersMarket/?fref=ts. The midweek market runs from 4-7 p.m. at 65 Main Street, Nashua, with the next market set for Wednesday, Oct. Sun, 02 Oct 2016 07:32:56 EST Candidates differ on pensions NASHUA - With the city facing a $23 million pension bill next year, largely to cover for past mistakes in the way the state handled the New Hampshire Retirement System, the candidates for governor have offered different takes on solving the pension issue. The city's pension bill is going up from $21 million to $23 million, reportedly due to the recapitalization plan put in place to cover for the unfunded liabilities in the system and a lowering of the rate of return, according to Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess. The New Hampshire Retirement System is reducing the rate of return from 7.75 to 7.25 percent. The city's actual pension obligation - the cost to cover its employees - is around $6 million, according to Donchess. Between 75 and 80 percent of the city's bill - and the bill of other municipalities using the state system - goes to the recapitalization. While addressing the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce, Democrat Colin Van Ostern and Republican Chris Sununu differed in their views on the problem. For Van Ostern, it's a matter of getting the state to stop shifting costs onto cities and towns. "There are three areas that need to be on the table for more state support to cities and towns: one is higher education adequacy obligation, which the state hasn't been doing; two is school building aid; and three is support for local retirement," he said. Van Ostern did not have specific plans for how to get the funding through the state, but he said it is something that needs to be done by the next governor and Legislature. "It has to be on the table in the next budget," Van Ostern said. Sununu was unable to offer up a solution when asked by The Telegraph. "I don't know the details of the Nashua plan," Sununu said. "I would have to take a look at that." During his question-and-answer session with the chamber, Sununu praised the way the state has handled the recapitalization issue, saying it staved off a potential fiscal crisis. "We made some very needed changes," Sununu said. Sun, 02 Oct 2016 07:26:21 EST Running for good The seventh annual Erica's Run, an effort to strike back against cancer, included a 5K run or walk and a1K fun run that was held at Merrimack High School on Saturday, Sept. 24. The event fulfills a wish made by the late Erica Nicole Pombrio, a student in Merrimack schools who later fought liposarcoma, a cancer that took her life at age 23. She won her "angel wings," her mom says, on Sept. 19, 2009. It was Erica's desire, as penned in her journal, to help others facing the disease. Erica's mother, Lisa Spinney, and stepfather, Bill Spinney, established the Erica Pombrio Foundation the next year. Sat, 01 Oct 2016 11:05:48 EST Running for good The seventh annual Erica's Run, an effort to strike back against cancer, included a 5K run or walk and a1K fun run that was held at Merrimack High School on Saturday, Sept. 24. The event fulfills a wish made by the late Erica Nicole Pombrio, a student in Merrimack schools who later fought liposarcoma, a cancer that took her life at age 23. She won her "angel wings," her mom says, on Sept. 19, 2009. It was Erica's desire, as penned in her journal, to help others facing the disease. Erica's mother, Lisa Spinney, and stepfather, Bill Spinney, established the Erica Pombrio Foundation the next year. Sat, 01 Oct 2016 11:02:33 EST Running for good The seventh annual Erica's Run, an effort to strike back against cancer, included a 5K run or walk and a1K fun run that was held at Merrimack High School on Saturday, Sept. 24. The event fulfills a wish made by the late Erica Nicole Pombrio, a student in Merrimack schools who later fought liposarcoma, a cancer that took her life at age 23. She won her "angel wings," her mom says, on Sept. 19, 2009. It was Erica's desire, as penned in her journal, to help others facing the disease. Erica's mother, Lisa Spinney, and stepfather, Bill Spinney, established the Erica Pombrio Foundation the next year. Sat, 01 Oct 2016 10:06:02 EST South girls soccer stymies Alvirne GIRLS SOCCER Nashua South 1, Alvirne 0 Angie Suaza was the only player on the pitch to find the back of the net Friday night, to lift Nashua South over Alvirne 1-0. The Panthers' game-winning goal was assisted by Laura Galvez, while Kendall Bush did a solid job on defense, and the midfield duo of Hannah Swaine and Kate Stewart also played well. Julia Primeau made five saves in net for the win as the Panthers improved to 3-6. The Broncos had six saves from goalkeeper Dagny Wilkins as they fell to 2-8. Merrimack 5, Salem 1 Merrimack improved to 3-7 behind Becky Moser (one goal,one assist) and Sara Wozniak (three assists). The Tomahawks other goal scorers were Sam Page, Abby Morgan, Lindsey Erickson and Allison Sullivan. Callie Beard chipped in with an assist, while Emma Fay recorded four saves for the win in net. The Tomahawks got a great defensive effort from Rachel Mack, Chloe Lemire, Gigi Wood and Emma Zanni. GOLF Nashua South drops pair The Panthers (223) fell to 10-10 after losing to Keene (198) and Bedford (207). The Panthers' top golfers were Spencer Durand (39), T.J. Gillis (42), Landon Johnson (47), Luke Anzel (47) and C.J. Mellen (49). Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:01:27 EST Daniel A. Marcek Daniel A. Marcek, Sr., 82, of Nashua went to his final reward on September 23, 2016 surrounded by his loving family at the Community Hospice House. Dan was one of the kindest people on earth and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Born October 6, 1933, Dan was the youngest of three sons of the Rev. George and Theresa Marcek, Dan grew up in a Slovak neighborhood in Yonkers, NY where his father was a preacher of the people and a committed servant of God. Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:01:01 EST New hardware shop opens downtown Friday morning event appeared more like a family reunion as longtime Nashua entrepreneur and philanthropist George Katis announced the opening of his latest venture on West Pearl Street. With a snip of a pair of golden scissors on wide red ribbon, Katis opened a new Ace Hardware store in a renovated space that adjoined his Nashua Paint and Wallpaper operation surrounded by friends, family and business associates. The new hardware shop fills a void downtown since the September 2014 departure of the Aubuchon store on Main Street and, in the process, served as an informal gathering of Nashua's business notables on Friday. The new store, situated between West Pearl and School streets, was decked out in Ace hardware red for the morning's get together party. Former and current city administrators gathered with "I wanted to thank all the business people who came to my grand opening today," Katis said after posing for a group picture. "We all know that Nashua, New Hampshire is one of the great cities of this country. And it was great to have all of these business leaders here this morning to recommit to make downtown Nashua one of the great downtowns of this country," he added. The new store is "a real gem for the Nashua downtown area," said Norm Boutillette of the Greater Nashua Boys and Girls Club. Boutillette joined Sy Mahfuz of Persian Rug Gallery, Mayor James Donchess, former Mayor Bernie Streeter, Martha's Exchange owner Bill Fokas and scores of other business leaders and Katis family members. Boutillette spoke about the store's accessibility to area neighborhoods saying, it was "good forward thinking to replace the previous hardware store that was here, to fill that void." Katis called it the "ultimate one-stop shop" as he traced his business history in the Gate City. Sat, 01 Oct 2016 07:29:51 EST Downtown Nashua Evening Lantern Tours to begin Saturday NASHUA - Back by popular demand, the Downtown Nashua Evening Lantern Walking Tours begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, for the second year running. Alan Manoian, Nashua's former downtown development director and local historian, has been conducting Downtown Nashua Historic Walking Tours for 20 years. Manoian launched the Nashua Evening Lantern Walking Tours last fall, resuming this season with two tour dates on Oct. Sat, 01 Oct 2016 07:31:00 EST Burglary suspect caught on tape Police arrested Nashua resident Bryan S. Tibbetts this week on charges of felony burglary after reviewing surveillance video that captured the incident, police said. Tibbetts, 29, of 19 Russell St., faces one count of burglary, a Class A felony, for allegedly climbing through a window of a Nashua residence in the middle of the night of Sept. 22 and stealing a television, according to police. Nobody was home at the time of the burglary, but police said they developed Tibbetts as a suspect after looking at the images from the home's surveillance system. He was arrested just before 9 p.m. Tuesday on a warrant, and was later released on $2,500 cash or surety bail pending arraignment, which is scheduled for Nov. Sat, 01 Oct 2016 07:30:19 EST Nashuan shares girlhood home with city seniors World War II was coming to a long-awaited end when little Zoe Stylianos, age 3, came to Nashua with her mom, dad and toddler brother from their California home of just a few years. In retrospect, Stylianos - now Zoe Onsruth, in her early 70s, living in Merrimack and married for 50 years to Cedric Onsruth - was far too young to have a say in that move. But if she did, she would have supported it 110 percent. For where she, her brother and another brother on the way landed was a budding family compound of sorts - a spate of land south of Lovell Street between Ash and Chestnut streets and bordering a then-picturesque, serene turn in Salmon Brook. I had the chance to chat with Zoe this week, a couple of days after she took part in the dedication of Nashua's newest senior residence, Salmon Brook Senior Housing. Zoe took a turn at the microphone, giving a synopsis of the history of the land on which the handsome, three-story residence sits. It all began with the arrival, in 1905 or so, of Peter and Zoe (Gakis) Stylianos, a young couple who departed their native Greece for the immense opportunities that - they were told - defined the welcoming, growing melting pot called America. Zoe Onsruth - named after her grandmother - said she found documents that show her grandparents became naturalized American citizens in 1913, one of several factors noted in a granite-mounted plaque displayed at the senior housing residence in tribute to the early property owners. The Stylianoses were part of an early 20th- century wave of Greek immigrants to settle in Nashua, according to a 1903 Telegraph story I dug up. It was one of dozens written in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Nashua's June 1853 incorporation as a city. The writer estimated Nashua's Greek population at 350 at the time, having grown from "two or three" in 1899. The community in May 1903 celebrated the birth of the first Greek baby in Nashua, according to the story, which for some reason left out his or her name. On a quick humorous note, though, the writer confirmed that "the baby is still thriving" and "promises to become a distinguished citizen." Pretty smart kid - thriving and making promises at a mere 3 months old. Down at the shores of Salmon Brook, meanwhile, Peter and Zoe Stylianos were about to set up housekeeping and - amid plans to do what was necessary to become American citizens - started a family that would eventually include four daughters and three sons. "My grandfather learned English, but my grandmother spoke very little (English)," Zoe Onsruth said. Sat, 01 Oct 2016 07:25:39 EST Man found not guilty of robbery NASHUA - The former Nashua man on trial in the January robbery at Wendy's was found not guilty of that crime, but he's still going to jail. Jose Batista-Salva was found not guilty of the robbery, as well as on counts of receiving stolen property - the 9 mm pistol allegedly used in the robbery - and being a felon in possession of a firearm. That wasn't enough to keep him out of custody, though, as the jury found him guilty on one count of witness tampering and being in possession of a controlled drug. One count of falsifying physical evidence was dismissed. The jury came back with its verdicts on Friday following the trial in the Hillsborough County Superior Court South in Nashua, which started earlier this week. Batista-Salva, also known as Jose Manuel Batista, formerly of 17 Fletcher St. in Nashua, has been in jail since his arrest in January on charges related to the robbery. The witness tampering charge stems from the allegation that Batista-Salva tried to get a witness to lie to police about the gun involved in the other charges, according to court records. He is sentenced to 2½ to seven years in New Hampshire State Prison on the charges. The drug possession charge is netting him a 12-month sentence, though that is to be served concurrently with the witness tampering sentence. Damien Fisher can be reached at 594-6531 or Sat, 01 Oct 2016 07:24:54 EST Locals sneering as this man’s crow tastes gamy Nashua North just proved me wrong again. Nothing new right? Just ask Bishop Guertin. That's one football team that knows how to spin my prognostications around and make me eat crow. Wow, I never realized how fattening crow was until today. I've been eating a lot of it with my picks this fall. Don't get me wrong, it tastes good, sometimes - especially when you think a local team will lose, then it pulls out a big win. Of course last week's Battle of the Bridge was between two locals, both full of talent. I chose Nashua South to beat Nashua North. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:15:11 EST Football Prevew Capsules: Week 5 DIVISION I Keene (1-3)  at Nashua South (2-2) WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m. WHERE: Stellos Stadium. LAST YEAR: Keene, 45-14. LAST WEEK: Nashua North 27, Nashua South 16; Keene 32, Bishop Guertin 14 FYI: Beware of the Blackbirds, who took advantage of four BG turnovers last week and got a lot of mileage out of QB Sean Corrigan, who had two TD passes called back but did throw for a score. The Panthers are looking to bounce back behind QB Sean Holland and are also getting more mileage out of running back Myles Johnson. This is a game for survival in the West Conference. Salem (4-0)  at Merrimack (3-1) WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m. WHERE: Merrimack's Student Memorial Field. LAST YEAR: Salem, 37-26. LAST WEEK: Merrimack 55, Concord 20; Salem 42, Timberlane 14. FYI: The Blue Devils are a true contender, with a superb back in Josh Sibanda and a host of other players on offense that can put up points. The Tomahawks, behind Justin Grassini, Joe Eichman and Tyler DeNeil, have done nothing but put up points in their last three games to the tune of 56, 55 and 55. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:13:22 EST Walk takes steps to stem suicide NASHUA - Nashua will host its third Out of the Darkness Walk on Saturday as part of a nationwide effort to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Nearly 30 teams totaling about 250 walkers have signed up to join the Nashua event at Mine Falls Park, collectively raising about $24,000 so far. "The teams are typically in memory of a loved one who died of suicide, or they are to support their own surviving mental illness," said Lisa Riley, chairwoman of the New Hampshire Chapter of AFSP, in a Thursday phone interview. "It's a great way for these individual walkers to stir up energy and get their friends and families involved. It's a hallmark way to bring awareness to mental illness, support and suicide." The organization works to raise awareness and funds to invest in new research, launch educational programs, advocate for public policy and support survivors of suicide loss. "The walk in Nashua is the third and final New Hampshire walk this fall - it was Concord, Portsmouth and Nashua - and it is part of about 400 walks across the country this fall," Riley said. The foundation aims to reduce the annual suicide rate 20 percent by 2025. Nashua hosted its inaugural walk in 2014 with 48 participants. In October 2015, nearly 200 people came out to join the event, and 2016 is shaping up to be the largest one yet. "These are our signature fundraising events," Riley said, adding that the potential rain this weekend won't deter the walk. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:08:37 EST Mass. woman arrested in 2015 theft NASHUA - A Massachusetts woman was arrested last weekend for allegedly stealing jewelry from a retail store in Nashua more than a year ago, according to police. Shannon Donovan, 42, of Waltham, Mass., was charged Sept. 25 with theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, a Class A felony, stemming from an incident in August 2015, when officers with the Nashua Police Department investigated the theft of $4,730 worth of sterling silver jewelry from the Kohl's on Gusabel Avenue. During the course of this investigation, police say, Donovan was identified as a suspect and it was learned that she was previously arrested for committing the same crime at several other Kohl's locations in Massachusetts. Donovan was released on $3,000 cash or surety bail and is scheduled for a Nov. 3 arraignment in a Nashua courtroom. - Telegraph staff Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:10:15 EST Man, 60, charged in beating, strangling NASHUA - A 60-year-old Nashua man is in jail on high bail following his arraignment this week on charges that accuse him of breaking a female partner's nose and eye socket and strangling her until she lost consciousness, according to police. Edward Lauziere, of 27 Avon Drive, faces four felony and three misdemeanor charges stemming from the Monday evening incident, in which police say he "struck the victim with multiple punches to her facial region ... resulting in fractured nasal bones and orbital bones," and also allegedly applied pressure to her neck to the point it "caused impeded breathing and loss of consciousness." The charges include two counts of second-degree assault and two counts of second-degree assault- domestic violence, all Class B felonies, along with one count each of simple assault and simple assault-domestic violence, Class A misdemeanors. Lauziere was ordered held on $50,000 cash bail at arraignment, which took place in Nashua district court via video conference from Valley Street jail in Manchester. He is due back in the Nashua court on Thursday, Oct. 6, for a probable cause hearing. Police said the department received a report just before 7 p.m. Monday that a domestic assault had occurred at the Avon Drive residence. Arriving officers were met with an injured woman and her harrowing account of how Lauziere allegedly picked her up by her neck and threw her against a wall, then got on top of her where she landed and "punched her several times in the face with a closed fist," according to police reports. The woman told police that after punching her, Lauziere grabbed her neck with both hands and applied pressure to her throat "causing her breathing to be impeded to the point she lost consciousness," police wrote. Upon regaining consciousness, the victim told police, she was no longer wearing her shirt, had blurry vision and the cellphone she was holding was gone. She told police she then saw Lauziere standing over her, and that his arm was bleeding heavily. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:02:49 EST Volunteers work on Habitat homes, donate $3K NASHUA - Over the course of two days recently, six Greenman-Pedersen employees rolled up their sleeves to work on homes for local families in need of affordable housing for Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity. Through Habitat's Team Building Day Program, the volunteers worked on two Nashua Habitat projects: a new duplex to be built at 42 Chestnut St. and a home renovation at 42 Nottingham Drive. GPI volunteers worked in 90-degree heat to clean up tools and equipment from the Nottingham Drive home, nicknamed the "Veterans Build," as it has been dedicated to a local military service family. The employees worked on another hot and humid day to remove salvageable windows from the second and third floors of the Chestnut Street house. The salvaged windows will be resold by the Nashua Habitat for Humanity ReStore, a retail outlet that sells new and used building materials, furniture and other goods to the general public at a fraction of retail value. Employees also donated $3,000. Kinsley House of Pizza and Chipotle, both in Nashua, donated lunch on both days. "GPI is turning 50 years old this year, which is not only an amazing milestone for any business, but especially one in the engineering industry," said Laurie Couillard, GPI marketing director. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:06:37 EST Horticulturist makes presentation to Nashua Garden Club NASHUA - The Nashua Garden Club and members of the Greater Nashua gardening community were entertained at their September program by Tovah Martin, horticulturalist, television guest and author of "The Indestructible Houseplant," among other publications. All left the session looking forward to arranging their house plants in artistic vignettes, as illustrated by Martin, to brighten the upcoming winter. The Nashua Garden Club is an independent club devoted to the diverse needs and interests of its members. Founded in 1961, the club's mission is to encourage its members to fully involve themselves in learning about and participating in the many aspects of horticulture, landscape design, floral design and the civic beautification of the community. - Submitted by Nashua Garden Club Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:06:13 EST M. Elizabeth 'Betty' Kennedy M. Elizabeth "Betty" Kennedy, 98, resident of Nashua, NH passed away peacefully Sept. 23, 2016 at the Community Hospice House, Merrimack. She was born In Bristol, Vt., on May 27, 1918, a daughter of How­ard and Katherine (Sheldon) Trudeau. Betty was raised and educated in Vermont and grad­uated from Bristol High School. She lived in Nashua for the past several years and formerly resided in Wilton for many years. Betty was a voracious reader and an avid gar­dener. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:02:32 EST An open letter to the city’s Islamic Society Salaam Alaikum! As the Nashua Area Interfaith Council, we are committed to acts of love in service to one another. We are heartbroken and outraged over the events perpetrated this month at the Islamic Society of Greater Nashua on the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Our sisters and brothers in Nashua have the right to gather and worship together in peace in their communities. Those who violate this peace - no matter their intentions - injure our foundation as an organization whose intent is to create a climate of understanding, respect, education and support for each other's ministries within the Greater Nashua community. These actions are antithetical to the values and fabric upon which this nation was founded - that all are created equal and have the unalienable right given by our creator to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. As you continue from the festival of Eid al-Adha - filled with blessings and a renewed spirit of devotion - know, dear sisters and brothers, that we stand in solidarity with you as the communities of the Nashua Area Interfaith Council. We are blessed that you are with us here in Nashua, and we support your ministry in our shared city. May the never-failing mercies of God be with you always. The Rev. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:09:26 EST Tomahawks rally for volleyball win GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Merrimack 3, Salem 2 Elise Jolly produced 20 kills, 19 digs, seven blocks and five service aces to lead Merrimack from two sets down to a 17-25, 17-25, 25-18, 25-20, 15-10 victory over Salem at home on Wednesday. Jordyn Boyce (nine digs, 10 kills), Alli Marino (28 assists), Lianna Klinger (21 digs) and Joanne Bonner (eight kills, seven digs, two aces) also played well for the Tomahawks (7-3). Alvirne 3,  Nashua South 0 Nashua South (3-7) kept things close all match, before falling in three sets - 25-21, 27-25, 25-22 - to Alvirne (8-2). South's Amber Hedquist (seven kills, two blocks) and Catherine Covert (four blocks) had solid nights in the close loss. Bishop Guertin 3,  Manchester Central 0 Bishop Guertin's Julia Pascucci (14 assists, three aces, four kills), Dani Szczgielski (one ace, nine assists, three kills), Elizabeth Knapp (two aces, five kills) and Rita Dow (two aces, three kills) all played well in a 25-10, 25-18, 25-21 victory over Manchester Central. Gilford 3, Milford 1 Milford dropped the first two sets and couldn't fully recover in a 25-22, 25-8, 24-26, 25-12 loss to Gilford. Gabby Monaco (five service aces, two blocks, five kills), Maddy Wheeler (two aces, six kills) and Julia Mrozek (four kills) stood out for the Spartans (6-3). Concord 3,  Hollis Brookline 1 Hollis Brookline won the first set then watched Concord win the next three in a 18-25, 28-26, 25-21, 25-9 loss in the state capital. Maddie Norris (10 kills), Kaleigh Whalen (seven kills, three blocks), Kaitlyn Johnson (three blocks) and Sierra Dinman (six digs) all played well for the Cavaliers, who now sit at 7-3. The Crimson Tide improved to 9-0. FIELD HOCKEY Salem 1,  Nashua South 0 Salem broke a scoreless tie 10 minutes into the second half then held off Nashua South for a 1-0 win at Stellos Stadium. Panthers celebrating Senior Night were captains Grace Landry and Shannon Collins, Hannah Lambert, Emma Long, Hayley Bender, Livvy Montine, Allison Magrane, Julie Ramirez, Skylar Betty, Darcy Gutleriez, Julia McGonagle, Ashley Eppolitto and manager Kelsey  Marison. Paige Murphy had 17 saves in goal for South. Milford 4,  Oyster River 0 Lauren Dishong scored three goals and Sydney Kolasinski added one of her own to lead Milford past Oyster River in Durham. Meredith Recks picked up an assist on Kolasinski's goal, while goalie Timea Hamlin had a light night between the pipes. Hamlin only need to stop one shot to record the shutout and improve the Spartans record to 4-5. BOYS SOCCER Campbell 3,  Hillsboro-Deering 0 Nathan Dillow, Justin Furlong and Brandon Mason scored one goal each in Campbell's shutout win over Hillsboro-Deering. Jake Scafidi and Ben LaBatt each had an assist from their midfield positions. Matt Gagne earned his ninth shutout of the season for the Cougars (9-1), while the defense of T.J. Furlong, Sean Gannon, Chris Woods, Trevor Gomes, Zach Kirby and Ben Cote held the Hillcats (2-7-1) to only three shots on net. GOLF North splits at  Green Meadow Brandon Gillis shot a 35 for co-medalist honors along with Concord's Sean McDonough, but it was the latter's squad that took recorded a pair of wins at Green Meadow Golf Club. Ben Pelletier (39), Sam Martin (41) and Jeremiah Latham (44) also had good rounds for the Titans (9-11). Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:15:53 EST Soup kitchen prepares for upcoming fundraiser NASHUA - A Saturday night out on the town or in a local restaurant happens without much thought for some. But the reality for many, according to Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter director Lisa Christie, is that it doesn't happen at all. Christie, who heads the service group that helps feed, clothe and house people in need in Nashua, announced that the opportunity to purchase tickets to the annual community gathering to help support the agency, has begun. The 16th annual gala will be held Saturday, Nov. 5. The fundraiser, the group's largest, allows people to make a significant impact in the lives of some Nashuans who may not be as fortunate as others. "These are families that don't get to take their kids to restaurants," Christie said. The annual event, complete with silent and live auction, is highlighted by dinner at the Crowne Plaza in Nashua. The NSKS, out of its 2 Quincy St. headquarters, feeds about 200 people daily. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:07:00 EST BOE delays report card, rubric votes NASHUA - At a Monday evening meeting, the Nashua Board of Education voted to delay two initiatives from the Curriculum and Evaluation Committee. One initiative was a redesign of the middle school report card, and the other was the implementation of the Characteristics of a Successful Learner rubric, which includes learning attributes such as perseverance, problem solving and responsibility. The motion to redesign report cards was meant to "bridge the gap" between standards and competencies to have consistent grading across grade levels in district schools. Member Doris Hohensee advocated against the report card change, citing issues with competency-based grading. "I fail to see the value of expanding an experimental program to the middle school if it has not been fully vetted at the high school," she said, "The district has a history of implementing programs and never looking carefully at the results." Nashua High School North senior Alexandra Norris, student member of the board, disagreed with Hohensee's position. "Sometimes when faced with change, people shut down and don't think clearly about what is in front of them," Norris said. She said the competency-based grading was introduced during her sophomore year, and piloted her junior year. "Familiarity is the best way to incorporate that throughout the Nashua district," Norris said. Member Howard Coffman said he also wanted more information before the board voted to make any change. "I believe we're moving too far and too fast on  competency-based grading," he said, "I don't believe we have enough adequate information." He echoed Hohensee's earlier comments: "I don't believe it has been fully vetted at the high school." Board member David Murotake brought the two motions forward to the full board from the Curriculum and Evaluation Committee, which met Sept. 19. "I am going to vote against an attempt to delay this motion, because I think it's important for the administration to move forward and study what this report card would look like, to bridge the middle schools and the high school," Murotake said, adding that the project needs a timeline goal. "It is not my desire to allow an indefinite postponement of the results." Murotake said if the program were not ready, the board would vote to not implement. Board member George Farrington supported the motion. "I think we need to give them some room to move forward, and we do need some consistency between the middle school and the high school," Farrington said. Member Elizabeth Van Twuyver said voting against the motion will hinder teachers' working on the evaluation change. "I think you're going to do more damage by not allowing them to go ahead and finish this project. I don't know what's going to happen, if we're going to have any teachers after this," Van Twuyver said. In a 4-4 vote, the motion to redesign the report card failed with Dorothy Oden, Hohensee, Coffman and Sandra Ziehm voting against it. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:07:33 EST Armed robbery testimony starts NASHUA - When someone approached the drive-thru window at the Wendy's where he was working on Jan. 3 and warned him that a robbery would happen that night, 17-year-old Jose Ramos didn't pay much attention, he said. "I didn't think much of it," the soft-spoken, fidgety teen said from the witness stand Wednesday, the first day of testimony in the trial of former Nashua resident Jose Batista-Salva, who is charged with committing the armed robbery that Ramos had been warned about. "I just kept working. I didn't think it would actually happen," Ramos said Wednesday in response to questioning by assistant County Attorney David Tencza, who is prosecuting the case with assistant County Attorney Kathleen Broderick. "Did something happen a little while after that?" Tencza asked, referring to the warning. "Yeah, the robbery," Ramos replied, adding that he was about to hand a bag of food to a customer when "someone ran up and pointed a gun at me." While he "was scared," he told the court, Ramos also admitted to, as he put it, being "under the influence of marijuana" that night. Asked what, if anything, the person said, Ramos recalled being told " 'You have 6 seconds to give me the money' ... or they would start shooting." "What did you do?" Tencza asked. "I gave them the money," Ramos said, adding that he was able to see a gun and believes it was black in color. Batista-Salva, also known as Jose Manuel Batista, formerly of 17 Fletcher St. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:08:16 EST Board nails down Granite Hammer NASHUA - The Granite Hammer is coming down on Nashua drug dealers, with city police getting a quarter of a million dollars in grant funding as part of the statewide effort in the fight against the opioid addiction crisis. Aldermen approved accepting the grant Tuesday night, totaling more than $249,000. Nashua Police Chief Andrew Lavoie has said that the money will go toward busting drug dealers and enacting drug prevention patrols. "This gives us a greater opportunity to fight the opioid problem, and to fight the crime that comes with it," Lavoie said. The funding is part of $1.5 million in grants funded by bipartisan legislation that expands Operation Granite Hammer throughout the state. The program was piloted in Manchester with solid results before being extended to other cities and towns. The Granite Hammer program in Manchester saw city police, state police and, in some cases, federal drug agents combine forces to tackle the source of the supply of opioids and took nearly 45 drug dealers off the street during the program's initial operations. Manchester is getting more than $300,000, and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is in line for $105,000 as part of the funding announced Wednesday. "While we focus on strengthening prevention, treatment and recovery, we must also do everything that we can to support law enforcement and other first responders on the front lines combating the heroin and opioid epidemic in New Hampshire, including the increased prevalence of fentanyl in this crisis," Gov. Maggie Hassan said in a statement. Aside from Nashua and Manchester, local law enforcement agencies receiving funding include the police departments in Concord, Portsmouth, Keene, Laconia, Franklin, Lebanon, Canaan and Berlin; and the Sheriff's offices in Carroll, Cheshire, Hillsborough, Rockingham and Strafford counties - as well as one final pending application for Sullivan County. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:08:27 EST Nashua Police make an arrest in July’s melee NASHUA - A comprehensive police investigation into the July house party that turned into a brawl involving a shooting and stabbing on Paxton Terrace has led to the arrest of a 28-year-old resident of the house, police said. Travis Martein, of 15 Paxton Terrace, was arraigned Tuesday in Nashua district court on one count each of criminal threatening with a deadly weapon and falsifying physical evidence, both Class B felonies, which accuse him of stabbing a male combatant in the neck, then throwing the knife from his car while fleeing the scene. At the time, police said, Martein was driving himself to a local hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to his thigh. He was shot, police said, while waving around a shotgun in an attempt to "scare" people into leaving the house. The alleged shooter, Christopher Theberge, told police he pulled his 9 mm handgun and fired toward Martein in self-defense, because he feared that Martein "was going to shoot people," according to police reports. Martein then retreated to his bedroom, with another party attendee, Nicholas Pflug, following him, police said. Fearing he would be shot again, Martein retrieved a knife from under his mattress and stabbed Pflug in the neck, according to police reports. Martein then left the house to drive himself to the hospital when one of the officers en route to the scene stopped him on Broad Street, reports said. The officer summoned an ambulance after learning Martein had been shot, and police interviewed him  later at the hospital. Meanwhile, Theberge was getting a seriously injured Pflug into another vehicle to take him to a hospital when it, too, was stopped by officers headed to the scene, according to reports. Police said two women jumped out of the car and "began yelling, 'save him,' " pointing to Pflug, who was in the backseat with Theberge. An ambulance was summoned for Pflug, who police said "was suffering from a severe neck wound." He was transported to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center and later transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for further treatment. Both men recovered from their respective injuries. Nashua district court Judge Robert Stephen, who conducted Martein's arraignment via video conference from Valley Street jail, set bail at $50,000 cash and scheduled a probable cause hearing for Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Nashua court. The party that deteriorated into physical violence took place the night of July 8 into early July 9. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:11:44 EST New Nashua school officials meet public With three new administrative leaders in the district, the Nashua Board of Education organized a Meet and Greet reception for Superintendent of Schools Connie Brown and Assistant Superintendents Mike Fredericksen and Roland Boucher on Tuesday afternoon. "As a team, they are everything I could have wanted and more," said Sandra Ziehm, president of the Board of Education. Over the spring and summer months, the Board of Education held a series of interviews, in public and nonpublic sessions, to find new leadership for the district. Former Assistant Superintendents Jennifer Seusing and Karen Crebase left the district June 30, followed by Superintendent Mark Conrad on Aug. 12. In May, the board appointed Fredericksen, then principal of Elm Street Middle School, as assistant superintendent in charge of secondary schools and district assessment processes. "There's nothing that makes me more proud than to be a part of the Nashua school system and to work beside Roland Boucher and Dr. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:02:17 EST Thomas Franklin Richardson Jr. Thomas Franklin Richardson Jr. of Nashua NH passed away peacefully at his home on September, 10, 2016 after a long battle with leukemia. Tom, born December 22, 1929 in New Haven, CT, was the son of Thomas F. and Pearl Richardson. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:01:19 EST Truly, ‘Mad’-ly, Deeply: So many reasons to love Nashua I had a great weekend filled with friends, art, wine and fine foods! Friday night, we had a girls' night at Studio 550 in Manchester, where we played with clay for a couple hours. How fun! I finally resolved my college-age trauma of being unable to create pottery on the wheel. I'm not saying I can quit my day-job, or anything, but at least the lump of slippery gray clay didn't go flying off the wheel at anyone. Sunday afternoon I was in Amherst at LaBelle Winery for The Telegraph's inaugural Fall Food & Wine Festival. What a great day! There were 93 (!!!) wines to try, along with cheese, chocolate, bread, jams, ice cream ... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:03:54 EST Lil’ Iguana’s Family Fun Day will have lots of activities NASHUA - From 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, The Lil' Iguana's Children's Safety Foundation, a Nashua based nonprofit focused on keeping children safe, will host its Family Fun Day at Nashua High School South, 36 Riverside St. Family Fun Day will include a large variety of activities that focus on health, fitness, safety and literacy for children and their families. Activities at this family-friendly event include bounce houses by Jump Around NH, free eye exams by NH Healthy Families, a teddy bear & Lil' Iguana clinic by the Nightingale Society at NCC, balloon twisting, local mascots and characters, a coloring contest, and more. A portion of the event is dedicated to health and fitness and will include samples of nutritious foods and beverages, as well as easy and fun was to stay active and play. Kids can enter the coloring contest where two winners will receive a grand prize of a new bike and helmet, donated by Target. All participants in the coloring contest will receive a free book as their prize when they return their entry form to Family Fun Day. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:02:17 EST Event will feature Nashua’s own Broadway star NASHUA - At 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, Peacock Players will hold its annual dinner and silent auction at the Crown Plaza Hotel, 2 Somerset Parkway. This year's event is titled The Wizarding Feast - come dressed up in costume, or come dressed as yourself. The evening will begin with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by dinner and live musical entertainment from Broadway and television star, Alexandra Socha. A much-celebrated Peacock Players alumna, Ms. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:10:38 EST Money-grubbing family brings laughs in ‘Savage’ NASHUA - At 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nashua Theatre Guild presents the comedy "The Curious Savage" at the Janice B. Streeter Theater, 14 Court St. Ethel P. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:01:02 EST Nashua Choral Society announces open rehearsal NASHUA - At 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, Nashua Choral Society invites interested singers to its open rehearsal at the Judd Gregg Auditorium, Nashua Community College, 505 Amherst St. All singers interested in a high quality performing opportunity are invited to participate. Nashua Choral Society was founded in the mid-1960s, and later joined with the Nashua Symphony. In January 2015, after 51 years, the symphony decided to end the chorus. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:08 EST Food Truck Festival Oct. 15 NASHUA - From 2-6 p.m. Oct. 15, iUGO Nashua presents the first Nashua Food Truck Festival, to be held in the parking lot at 30 Temple St. Only 400 tickets will be sold to the event. At press time, only 59 tickets remained available. Ticket holders will receive an armband which will give them access to the food trucks from 2-5 p.m., before the general public is admitted for the final hour (5-6 p.m. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:00:59 EST Olivia Leigh Silverman Olivia Leigh Silverman, 35, longtime resident of Nashua, died at her home on September 26, 2016. She was born in High Point, NC on September 23, 1981, a daughter of Barry and Kimberly (Leighton) Silverman. Olivia is remembered as devoted mother who enjoyed spending time with her kids. She had recently taken up gardening. She was an avid reader and also enjoyed taking care of animals. Besides her parents, she is survived by her children, Natalia and Aidan; her brother, Drew Silverman and his fiancee, Erin McFadden; her maternal grandmother, Alice Leighton; her uncles and aunts, Stephen and Moira Leighton, Jay and Laurie Silverman and Jill and Brad Clearfield; and numerous cousins. SERVICES: Visiting hours will be held at the DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua on Thursday, September 29, 2016, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. A Funeral Service in her honor will be held at DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 1:00 PM. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:25:00 EST Paul E. Dube Paul E. Dube, 61 of Milford, passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at his home. Paul was born in Nashua on June 3, 1955, a son of the late Joseph and Berthilde (Lang) Dube. He was the loving husband of Peggy (Gannon) Dube, of Milford. Paul had been employed by Distributor Corporation of New England for many years. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:13:01 EST Nashua South to host College Planning Night on Wednesday NASHUA – Featuring tips on the college admissions process and financial planning, Nashua administrators and guidance counselors are hosting a College Planning Night on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. at Nashua High School South. The event is open to all Nashua students and parents, and will include a presentation by the Concord-based NH Higher Education Assistance Foundation – an organization dedicated to guiding Granite State students from high school to college. South guidance director Lori Coutu said the NHHEAF presentation will describe facets of college planning, including the search, the application process and financial aid. Coutu said the school will host a separate financial aid planning night later this fall. While students are heading to different paths after high school, Coutu said now is a good time for upperclassmen to consider their higher education options. “This is a good time to start if they haven’t already. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:47:44 EST M. Elizabeth Kennedy M. Elizabeth “Betty” Kennedy, 98, resident of Nashua, NH, passed away peacefully on September 23, 2016 at the Community Hospice House, Merrimack, NH. She was born In Bristol, Vermont on May 27, 1918, a daughter of Howard and Katherine (Sheldon) Trudeau. Betty was raised and educated in Vermont and graduated from Bristol High School. She had lived in Nashua, NH for the past several years and formerly resided in Wilton, NH for many years. Betty was a voracious reader and an avid gardener. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul J. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:02:49 EST Grand jury indicts Mass. state trooper; faces assault charges stemming from a May two-state police pursuit. NASHUA – A Hillsborough County grand jury this week indicted Massachusetts state trooper Joseph Flynn on two counts of enhanced-penalty simple assault for his role in the May assault of an unarmed suspect following a two-state police pursuit. Flynn, 32, of North Tewksbury, Mass., is accused of engaging in “unprivileged physical contact” against the suspect, 50-year-old Massachusetts resident Richard Simone, by striking him above his waist moments after Simone exited his vehicle and appeared to be surrendering to police. While the charge of simple assault is typically a Class A misdemeanor that is punishable by up to 12 months in county jail, rather than state prison, Flynn’s charges are classified as “enhanced misdemeanors” because he was on duty as a law-enforcement officer at the time of the incident. If convicted, Flynn could serve up to two to five years in state prison on each of the two charges. The second officer charged in the incident – former New Hampshire state trooper Andrew Monaco – pleaded guilty in August to three counts of simple assault as part of a plea agreement he and his lawyer, Nashua attorney Eric Wilson, reached with prosecutors. Monaco, in exchange for a suspended 12-month jail term, agreed to perform community service, undergo anger management counseling and never work in law enforcement again, according to the terms of the agreement. The incident that led to the troopers’ arrests came at the conclusion of a 50-mile, high-speed chase that began in Holden, Mass., crossed into New Hampshire in Hudson and ended on a small, dead-end street in Nashua’s Fairmount Heights neighborhood. Simone, who was wanted on warrants for assault with a dangerous weapon and larceny, allegedly failed to stop for police in Holden, instead leading them on the two-state, multi-town chase. After Simone finally stopped at the dead-end in Nashua, police from several jurisdictions approached his vehicle as news helicopters hovered overhead. The videos showed an unarmed Simone apparently complying with police commands to exit his truck, and was in the process of lying face-down on the side of the road when the two troopers can be seen rushing past other officers and punching Simone repeatedly. Simone’s lawyer, at Monaco’s sentencing hearing, said his client suffered a litany of injuries and was diagnosed with possible post-concussive syndrome. He needed stitches to an ear, and sustained bruises to his back, eyes, arm and a lump on his head. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:55:00 EST Uproar precedes vote to designate Nashua a Welcoming City NASHUA – By a slim margin, the Board of Aldermen voted to designate Nashua as a “Welcoming City,” 8 to 7. Despite dozens of citizens and the heads of numerous community organizations speaking in favor of Mayor Jim Donchess’ proposal to have the city take part in the Welcoming City initiative, the Aldermen held up a vote Tuesday night, arguing over partisan politics. Alderman Ken Siegel led a contingent, along with Daniel Moriarty and David Schoneman to defeat the resolution. Siegel said the umbrella organization organizing the initiative, Welcoming America, has secret funding, and what he called “Orwellian” marketing materials. “It looks very manipulative,” Siegel said. “I just want to know who’s behind this and why.” The aldermanic holdup came after dozens of citizens, and leaders like Tracy Hatch with the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce, said the effort is a nonpartisan push that will lead better community relations, and more prosperity. She pushed back against the idea, floated by Moriarty, that it was part of a left-wing plot. “It’s the first time in my life anyone’s ever called me left-wing,” Hatch said. Nashua Police Chief Andrew Lavoie was one of the many who spoke in favor of the effort, saying the Welcoming City programs will help make the city safer and communities stronger. “Embracing diversity and celebrating diversity makes us stronger together,” Lavoie said. Donchess has said that without immigration, Nashua’s population would have shrunk. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:58:00 EST Daniel James Fabian Daniel James Fabian, 48, peacefully passed away at Lahey Clinic and returned home to be with the Lord on September, 23, 2016. He was the youngest of three, born September 9th, 1968, in Nashua, NH, to Sophie and Henry Fabian. A graduate of Nashua High School South, Daniel was a talented carpenter who had worked for Oak Designs. He was a deeply spiritual man with a good heart who was willing to help others. He was a passionate New England sports fan, and he loved playing his guitar and enjoyed listening to all kinds of music. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:02:54 EST Nashua woman's yard ideal in drought conditions Rosalyn Citino doesn’t flinch when she receives notice from Pennichuck Water Works, the city’s water supplier, about cutting back on outdoor water use around her Nashua yard. Fourteen years of living in her home and caring for the one-third-of-an-acre yard surrounding it means the 80-year-old can sit back and enjoy her unique property. Citino’s forethought, and a little elbow grease, has led to a water ban-friendly plot that stands out among her traditional green-grass neighbors. The landscape would seem more the part of a desert environment, such as Arizona. Her path to Nashua, however, went nowhere near the dry Southwest. “I moved from Columbus, Ohio, by way of Cleveland,” she said. Citino’s yard, though nontraditional, is neat as a pin, according to those who stroll past it. Walkways weave between plants, which are watered only by Mother Nature, she said. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:49:00 EST