Nashua - Nashuatelegraph.com | Web Feeds http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/feeds/topics/nashua Daily news from The Telegraph of Nashua en-us pkincade@nashuatelegraph.com onlineeditor@nh.com Just reduced: For a mere $800,000 you could own your own Nashua courthouse http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047599-469/just-reduced-for-a-mere-800000-you.html NASHUA – After more than a year on the market, the price tag for the former Nashua District Court on Walnut Street has dropped $300,000. The 28,000-square-foot brick building in the middle of a traffic oval on the edge of the city’s downtown has sat empty since the court was moved to Spring Street, where it shares quarters with the Hillsborough County Superior Court. It was put on the market in July 2013 for $1.1 million. Now the building is listed for $800,000 on the website of the listing agent, NAI Norwood Group in Bedford. The court – now officially known as the 9th Circuit Court District Division – was moved to Spring Street after the state legislature approved the move in 2011 as a cost-saving measure. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:48 EST Annabelle C. Green http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1047654-466/annabelle-c.-green.html Annabelle C. Green, 87, a longtime Nashua resident, died early Tuesday morning, September 30, 2014, at the Courville at Nashua, surrounded by her loved ones. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, on May 18, 1927, she was one of 10 children of the late Charles and Myrtle (Clausel) Fontaine. Annabelle was the widow of Barton Christopher and John R. Green. Her complete obituary and funeral arrangements will be published in Thursday’s edition of The Telegraph. The Farwell Funeral Service, 18 Lock Street, Nashua, is in charge of arrangements. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:01:17 EST Workers honored at PLUS Co., Gateways Community Services event in Nashua http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047656-469/workers-honored-at-plus-co.-gateways-community.html NASHUA – Carrie Bergeron Desai graduated high school, went on to study early childhood education, got her degree as a teaching assistant, met a man and married him, learned taekowndo and earned a black belt, embarked on a national speaking tour, has been featured in Time magazine and the TV show “20/20,” and, at 38, works every day toward her life goal of self-advocacy and being independent. Bergeron Desai, whose father, Tim Bergeron, is a Nashua native, was the fourth of the Bergerons’ four children, born in 1976 with “a floppy head, a big tongue and a hole in my heart.” Bergeron Desai was that matter-of-fact Tuesday evening when she shared details of her life with Down syndrome with more than 100 people at the annual meeting of the PLUS Co. and Gateways Community Services. Today, Bergeron Desai, who was this year’s keynote speaker, lives in upstate New York with her husband of eight years, Sujeet Desai, who also has Down syndrome. Bergeron Desai’s presentation, spiced with humor, facts and figures, and stories of triumph and challenge, capped a program in which leaders of both agencies bestowed gratitude and praise upon the network of employees and volunteers who advocate tirelessly for individuals with disabilities and singled out three for special honors as the recipients of the two Moving Mountains Awards and the Sandy Garrity Award. Janet Boisvert, a 20-plus year Gateways employee whom CEO Sandy Pelletier called “a three-man show” and is known for her attention to detail, received Gateways’ Moving Mountains Award. The PLUS Company’s version of the award went to Juan Cruz for his “dedication, perseverance, commitment and overall positive attitude,” said CEO Kim Shottes, who called Cruz the agency’s “go-to person.” The coveted Garrity Award, launched shortly after the 2007 death of the Nashua woman who was the lead plaintiff in Garrity v. Gallen, the landmark 1980s case that closed the Laconia State School and signalled the start of community-based mental health services, was presented to Donald Shumway, the former state Health and Human Services commissioner considered the architect of community-based services system. Pelletier, who praised Shumway at length for pioneering the system originally named “Action for Independence,” called him an “unassuming man” whose work has “affected more than 13,000 lives right here in New Hampshire.” Shumway, who took his advocacy to the national level as a leader for several years of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy focused solely on health, is best known in New Hampshire for serving and advocating for individuals with disabilities and their families. He was a longtime state Department of Health and Human Services commissioner before assuming his current post as president of Crotched Mountain Foundation in Greenfield. He has also directed the New Hampshire Developmental Disabilities Council. Bergeron Desai, meanwhile, drew a standing ovation for her interpretive dance to the words of the song “True Colors,” the highlight of an eloquent speech in which she recalled how “it bothered me that I couldn’t keep up with my classmates” in school. That led to teasing, Bergeron Desai said. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:01:35 EST Jessica D. Jarry http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1047657-466/jessica-d.-jarry.html Jessica D. Jarry, 37, of Hudson, NH, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014, in Hudson. She was born May 14, 1977, in Nashua, NH, a daughter of Lena (Richards) Jarry and the late David N. Jarry. Jessica was a family oriented woman, who loved her whole family and was always there for them and anybody else when they needed. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:01:40 EST Margaret G. (Comtois) Fini http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1047660-466/margaret-g.-comtois-fini.html Margaret G. (Comtois) Fini, 95 of Nashua, formerly of Leominster, Mass., passed away on September 27, 2014, in Nashua surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 6, 1919, in Berlin, NH, daughter of the late Joseph A. and Victoria (Verville) Comtois. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:01:53 EST Nashua driver in MassPike fatal gets 9 months in jail http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047586-469/nashua-driver-in-masspike-fatal-gets-9.html WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Nashua woman who was behind the wheel when her car crashed, killing her boyfriend, on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Westborough has been sentenced to nine months in jail. Julie Hellinger was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty in Worcester Superior Court to motor vehicle homicide while driving negligently in connection with the December 2009 crash. The Telegram & Gazette (http://bit.ly/1xwqT0W ) reports that the 50-year-old Hellinger was also sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to stay drug and alcohol free. Hellinger was driving when her car crashed into a guardrail at about 3 a.m. Dec. 31, 2009. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:31 EST Nashua man accused with beating woman, facing felony charges http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047649-469/nashua-man-accused-with-beating-woman-facing.html Nashua police arrested a city man early Monday morning and charged him with beating a woman. Omar Akel, 20, of Nashua, was arrested shortly after 3 a.m., about an hour after police were called to a home for a report of a domestic disturbance. Following a brief investigation police charged Akel with assaulting a woman he knows and charged him with four counts of domestic violence: second-degree, felonies, assault and eight counts of domestic violence: simple assault, misdemeanors, police said. Akel was held on $100,000 cash bail pending his arraignment at Nashua district court on Tuesday, police said. The Class B felonies are punishable by up to seven years in prison plus fines and the misdemeanors are punishable by up to a year in jail plus fines, police said. – JOSEPH G. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:51 EST Nashua North edges Alvirne, Spaulding http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1047636-457/nashua-north-edges-alvirne-spaulding.html Brandon Gillis took medalist honors with a 36 at Rochester Country Club as the Titans (202) topped Alvirne (205) and Spaulding (212). Also for North (13-5), Mike Jensen came in at 39 followed by Tommy Hyland (41) and Ben Pelletier and Ryan Marvin (43 each). For the 10-8 Braoncos, Jack Brown led the way with a 39, followed by Jess Lortie (40), Brett Pitre (41), Nick Boudreau (42) and Grant Nuttall and Jeremy Dowd (43 each). Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:01:19 EST Nielsen paces Nashua South in tri-match sweep http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1047610-457/nielsen-paces-nashua-south-in-tri-match-sweep.html Nashua South’s Sam Nielsen shot a 1-over par 36 for medalist honors as the Panthers swept a tri-match with Manchester Memorial 192-195 and Concord 192-211 at Green Meadow par 35. Also scoring for the Panthers (12-6) were Peter Tansey (37), Jeff Mitchell (38), Peter McManus (39) and Spencer Durand (42). Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:00:47 EST ‘Nashua should be proud’ of Science NECAP scores, Asst. Superintendent Seusing says http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047536-469/nashua-should-be-proud-of-science-necap.html NASHUA – District Science NECAP scores were celebrated by board members and administrators at Monday evening’s school board meeting. Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Seusing presented the NECAP science results from last spring. “The focus on each level was … the domain of ‘Inquiry,’” said Seusing. The Inquiry Domain on the Science NECAP includes the open-ended, performance task questions, which are typically the more complicated sections. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:45:36 EST Nashua police charge man with assault http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047545-469/nashua-police-charge-man-with-assault.html Nashua police arrested a city man early Saturday morning and accused him of assaulting a woman he knows. Police were called to a home on Spit Brook Road near Brook Village Road for a report of a domestic disturbance shortly before 4 a.m. Saturday and were told by an adult female that she had been injured several times by Joseph Cutter, 24, with a last known address of 29 Chestnut St., Nashua, police said. Police arrested Cutter around 4:30 a.m. and charged him with four counts of domestic violence: simple assault. Detectives in Special Investigation Division investigated further and later charged Cutter with a felony, domestic violence: second-degree assault, police said. Cutter was held at the Nashua Police Department on $10,000 cash bail pending his arraignment at Nashua district court on Monday, police said. The Class B felony is punishable by up to seven years in prison plus fines. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:12:14 EST Michael Mark Muldoon (Mike) http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1047546-466/michael-mark-muldoon-mike.html Michael Mark Muldoon, age 50, of Nashua, New Hampshire, tragically died on Wednesday September 02, 2014 in his apartment in Nashua. Michael has been laid to rest in Nashua in a private burial. Mike is survived by his father, Joseph Patrick Muldoon Sr. (Dad) of Blacksburg, Virginia. Mike’s mother, Marilyn Morrison Muldoon (Mom), the person who gave Mike the most assistance in his lifetime, preceded Mike in death on October 31, 2005. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:04:23 EST Week 4 High School Football Summaries http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1047552-457/week-4-high-school-football-summaries.html HIGH SCHOOL  SUMMARIES NASHUA SOUTH 18,  NASHUA NORTH 14 At Stellos Stadium Nashua North (1-3) 0 7 7 0–14 Nashua South (2-2) 6 6 6 0–18 FIRST QUARTER NS – Josh Perry, 8-yard pass from Malik Langa (kick failed), 8:14. SECOND QUARTER NN – Myles Cassin-Reed, 3-yard run (Sushant Niroula kick), 7:29. NS – Perry, 7-yard run (kick failed), 6:10. THIRD QUARTER NS – Collin Morrow, 50-yard pass from Langa (conversion failed), 8:47. NN – Cassin-Reed, 31-yard pass from Gunter (Niroula kick), 7:31. FOURTH QUARTER No scoring. INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: NN (44-209)–Max Fay, 17-96, Myles Cassin-Reed 15-65, Matt Lavallee 5-22, Colby Gunter 4-4, Connor Baldassaro 2-18, Dana Salem 1-2. NS (30-232)–Josh Perry 13-163, Andrew Decartaret 10-58, Malik Langa 5-28, Collin Morrow 2-(minus-7). PASSING: NN–Gunter 8-15-96-1-1. NS–Langa 5-14-131-2-0. RECEIVING: NN–Cassin Reed 6-88, Levi Gosselin 1-6, Baldassaro 1-2. NS–Morrow 2-92, Perry 3-39. ALVIRNE 13, MERRIMACK 7 At Merrimack Alvirne (3-1) 6 7 0 0–13 Merrimack (2-2) 0 0 7 0–7 FIRST QUARTER A-Jack Mahoney 2 run (kick blocked), 6:37. SECOND QUARTER A-Ethan Rainville 15 run (Danny Brown kick), 11:15. THIRD QUARTER M-Andy DeGregorio 19 pass from Justin Grassini (Kyle Newman kick), 8:26. FOURTH QUARTER No scoring. INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: A (52-228)–Jack Mahoney 33-159, Ryan Godschall 6-39, Ethan Rainville 6-25, Danny Brown 7-5. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:04:43 EST Former Nashua man accused of molesting a boy in 1980s wants confession to police thrown out of court http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047556-469/former-nashua-man-accused-of-molesting-a.html NASHUA – Lawyers for a former Nashua man charged with sexually assaulting a child more than three decades ago say police violated his rights to obtain a confession. W. Michael Keegan, 62, now of Fort Edward, N.Y., is charged with sexually assaulting a young boy through most of the 1980s. Keegan volunteered with several youth organizations in Nashua during that time, including the Cub Scouts and Little League, police said. Keegan’s attorneys, public defenders Eleftheria Keans and Michael Davidow, filed a motion at Hillsborough County Superior Court last week that argues police violated Keegan’s rights by implying he would be forgiven and be able to “put this all behind him” if he confessed, according to court documents. Two Nashua police detectives interviewed Keegan on March 12 at a state police barracks in Wilton, N.Y., and never advised him of his rights, including his right to refuse to answer questions or to leave if he so chose. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:22:00 EST City eatery finds new life with old style http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/living/lifestyles/1047576-469/city-eatery-finds-new-life-with-old.html Editor’s Note: Imagine Nashua: Then & Now is a weekly photo column by Don Himsel. Each week, he will feature an old photo within a more recent photo and an explanation of how he got the shot. Arthur Valentine was an entrepreneur. He wanted to do things his way and he wanted others to be able to as well. In the 1930s Valentine, a salesman from Kansas, had a plan. According to the Kansas Historical Society, Valentine had opened a series of lunch establishments in and around that state. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:15:53 EST Police say Manchester man arrested for going 136 MPH on Everett Turnpike in Nashua http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047526-469/police-say-manchester-man-arrested-for-going.html NASHUA – Police arrested a man they say was driving up to 136 miles per hour on the F.E. Everett Turnpike on Sunday. David Jordan, 25, of Manchester, was heading north on the Everett Turnpike around 4:15 p.m. driving :in excess” of 100 miles per hour when he passed a New Hampshire State Police cruiser, police said. Jordan’s red Mercedes Benz sedan was making multiple lane changes, crossing from one side of the highway to the other when he passed the state trooper, police said. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:03:25 EST Police say Nashua man assaulted woman http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047494-469/police-say-nashua-man-assaulted-woman.html Nashua police arrested a city man early Saturday morning and accused him of assaulting a woman he knows. Police were called to a home on Spit Brook Road near Brook Village Road for a report of a domestic disturbance shortly before 4 a.m. Saturday and were told by an adult female that she had been injured several times by Joseph Cutter, 24, with a last known address of 29 Chestnut St., Nashua, police said. Police arrested Cutter around 4:30 a.m. and charged him with four counts of domestic violence: simple assault. Detectives in Special Investigation Division investigated further and later charged Cutter with a felony, domestic violence: second-degree assault, police said. Cutter was held at the Nashua Police Department on $10,000 cash bail pending his arraignment at Nashua district court on Monday, police said. The Class B felony is punishable by up to seven years in prison plus fines. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:01:03 EST Exeter shuts down Nashua South, 6-0 http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1047525-457/exeter-shuts-down-nashua-south-6-0.html The Panthers dropped to 0-8 despite 12 saves from goalie Paige Murphy. Playing well offensively for South were Alyssa Freeman, Sam Harden and Kara Slocum. Hannah Lambert and Jen Halloran had good defensive games. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:00:55 EST Siegel is doing his job http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/opinion/letters/1046991-465/siegel-is-doing-his-job.html I am writing to show my support for Ward 9 Alderman Ken Siegel. Ben Clemons is unhappy (“Alderman Siegel knows better,” Sept. 23) that Alderman Siegel is willing to take the time to review budget items that come before the Budget Committee. He is unhappy that he is willing to ask questions about how my taxpayer dollars are being spent. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:00:31 EST Police in uniform far from intimidation http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/opinion/letters/1047260-465/police-in-uniform-far-from-intimidation.html During public comment at the Board of Aldermen meeting this past Tuesday, a resident urged the board to look into enacting an ordinance. His observation of the men and women of the Nashua Police Department in full uniform was that it was some kind of intimidation tactic and he wants an ordinance prohibiting it. I thought he must be kidding, but it seems he was serious. The baord is smart enough to know that uniformed personnel at the meeting were there merely to show interest in their future and show they are a bonded brotherhood. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:00:44 EST http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/granitegeek/1047490-468/scaring-off-wildlife-with-invisible-light-well.html Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:58:13 EST Kristy L. Rooks http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1047447-466/kristy-l.-rooks.html Kristy L. Rooks, of Merrimack, passed away on Friday September 26, 2014, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, New Hampshire, surrounded by her family and friends after a courageous battle with ALS. She was born on August 7, 1965, in New London, CT, to Betty Jean “BJ” (Paul) and the late Joseph “Jeff” Watterson. Kristy was a graduate of New London High School in the class of 1983. She was last employed as a Mortgage Specialist for Granite State Credit Union in Manchester. Surviving members of her family include her loving husband of 17 years, Warren Rooks; two sisters, Deborah Lyon and her husband Malcolm of Groton, CT, and Kerry Vacca and her husband John of Westerly, RI; mother-in-law Barbara Rooks of Nashua; sister-in-law Marsha Gray and her husband Rick of Pepperell, MA; two nieces, MacKenzie and Sydney Grace Lyon; two nephews, Adam and Travis Gray; her beloved dog Maggie, and her adored cat Max. Kristy took advantage of every season to be physically active and loved to work out. She enjoyed kickboxing, lifting weights, and all types of workouts. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 23:00:37 EST Nashua UU church members assemble 10,000 meals for the hungry overseas http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047472-469/nashua-uu-church-members-assemble-10000-meals.html NASHUA – Malcolm George is just a little guy, standing but waist-high to the several adults who worked alongside him Sunday afternoon on a human assembly line that would put even the most advanced computer-driven machines to shame. At an age when getting distracted is about as common as breathing, 8-year-old Malcolm was the picture of concentration as he and dozens of other members of Nashua’s Unitarian Universalist Church teamed up to create nutrient-rich, non-perishable meals that would eventually number 10,000, all bound for developing nations where widespread hunger is a tragic fact of life. Somewhere around 60 volunteers took part in the initiative, organized more than a year ago under the auspices of Stop Hunger Now, a worldwide program that relies on such grass-roots efforts in its anti-hunger campaign. Most of Sunday’s participants are members of the historic Lowell Street church and regulars in its social justice program that ranks near the top of the congregation’s most significant initiatives. Prepped earlier by a regional representative of Stop Hunger Now, the volunteers reported to the church hall after Sunday’s services, donned hairnets and food-handling gloves and began tearing open huge bags of rice, nuts, grains and similar non-perishable items. Grouped into teams, the volunteers set about filling, weighing, sealing and packaging the meals, each with his or her own assignment. Runners gathered filled bags and delivered them to the packing area, where other volunteers filled cardboard boxes, taped them up and handed them off to the team that walked them down to a large cube van for transport. About an hour in, the busy-as-bees volunteers had already hit the 3,000 mark, nearly a third of the way toward their magic number of 10,000, said Rick Spitz, one of the organizers who alternated taking a shift at a table and moving around to check on how things were going. Less than 30 minutes later, a loud gong rang out, followed by cheers. “We sound the gong for every 1,000 meals,” Spitz said. “That one was for hitting 4,000.” Organizers and volunteers were originally tasked with raising $2,500 – at 25 cents each, that’s 10,000 meals – but they did so well, organizer Ellen Barr said, they doubled their goal, allowing them to donate the second $2,500 directly to Stop Hunger Now. It’s not yet known exactly where this shipment will end up, but what is known is that the local batch of 10,000 meals will be added to a gigantic shipment aimed at helping to mitigate hunger in one or more nations where the need is critical. Barr said that in the past, Stop Hunger Now has sent aid and supplies to the Philippines and Haiti, the latter of which is considered the poorest nation in the Western hemisphere. That the meals are made up of dehydrated but nutritious foods means a long shelf life, which is important in poor villages and regions where refrigeration or proper storage is uncommon or absent altogether, Spitz said. Dean Shalhoup can be reached at 594-6443 or dshalhoup@nashuatelegraph.com. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:49:00 EST NRPC chart: One-quarter of us commute to work in Mass. http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047473-469/nrpc-chart-one-quarter-of-us-commute-to.html Approximately 25 percent of working people in Greater Nashua commute to jobs in Massachusetts – more than travel to all the parts of New Hampshire outside of the region. This is one of a number of charts and maps taken from the draft of the 2015-2035 Regional Plan from the Nashua Regional Planning Commission. The plan examines the current and future state of the 13-town Nashua region, which stretches from Lyndeborough in the west to Pelham in the east to Merrimack in the north. The draft can be seen online at www.granitestatefuture.org/regions/nashua-region/ documents. The commission is seeking public input on its draft. Written comments may be submitted to NRPC at 9 Executive Park Drive, Suite 201, Merrimack, NH. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:04:00 EST Prosecutor agrees that police violated Miranda rights of man shot by Nashua officer http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047474-469/prosecutor-agrees-that-police-violated-miranda-rights.html NASHUA – County prosecutors have agreed police violated the Miranda rights of a man shot by a Nashua police officer and won’t try to introduce the man’s statements at a trial. Lawyers for Craig Riley, 41, had asked a Hillsborough County Superior Court judge to suppress statements he made from his hospital bed during an interview with a pair of state police troopers and during his arraignment. Assistant Hillsborough County Attorney Kathleen Broderick said in court motions she would not use the statements at a trial because the troopers never read Riley his Miranda rights. But Broderick did reserve the right to use the statements if defense lawyers “open the door” to them by introducing them at the trial themselves. Riley was shot twice by Nashua police officer Steven Morrill on March 22 following a foot pursuit and several hand-to-hand skirmishes inside and outside the Knightsbridge Condominiums complex off Amherst Street. Police and the state attorney general have cleared Morrill of any wrongdoing and said he had a reasonable fear for his safety because Riley had punched him several times and was about to swing his own police baton at the officer. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:03:54 EST Ninth annual Kelly Mann Memorial event met with community enthusiasm http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047477-469/ninth-annual-kelly-mann-memorial-event-met.html NASHUA – A local charitable race to end domestic violence drew a crowd Saturday. Runners and walkers from New Hampshire and Massachusetts flocked to Sunset Heights Elementary School for the ninth annual Kelly Mann Memorial 5K Run and 3K Walk. The race was held in memory of Nashua resident Kelly Mann, who was a victim of domestic violence. Mann was murdered in her home by her husband, Stephen Mann, in July 2004. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:04:13 EST Classes in Greater Nashua – Sept. 29 update http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/events/1047495-478/classes-in-greater-nashua--sept.-29.html EDITOR’S NOTE: Class listings are submitted by readers and are only lightly edited. NASHUA SCORE SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP Merrimack Valley Score will offer a small business workshop, “Your Business Plan,” from 5-8 p.m. Sept. 30 at Sylvia Trotter Hall at Rivier University, 16 Clement St. Information: merrimackvalley.score.org. COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION CLASSES St. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:00:46 EST Library events in Greater Nashua – Sept. 29 update http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/events/1047496-478/library-events-in-greater-nashua--sept..html NOTE: Library items are submitted by the libraries and are only lightly edited. NASHUA Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., 589-4600, carol.eyman@nashualibrary.org, www.nashualibrary.org. LIBRARY NOW OPEN ON SUNDAYS The library will be open on Sundays from 1-5 p.m. through May 17. Storytimes and puppet shows will be held at 2 p.m. WRITERS WANTED FOR LOCAL AUTHOR NIGHT The Nashua Public Library will hold a Local Author Night on Dec. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:01:02 EST Marguerite’s Place in Nashua holding Fire & Ice fundraiser http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/charity/1047497-478/marguerites-place-in-nashua-holding-fire-.html NASHUA – Each fall, Marguerite’s Place conducts its annual fundraiser, Fire & Ice: A Hot Night for A Cool Cause, which raises much needed operational funds. This year, the 20th for the nonprofit agency, the goal is to raise $100,000. “We are so very thankful to the sponsors that have committed to the event,” said Melissa Ballard Sullivan, director of development and public relations. “We are well on our way to reaching our goal, and have raised just a little over half to date.” Fire & Ice is a sizzling evening scheduled to heat up the city at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Friday, Oct. 17. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:01:09 EST Lil’ Iguana to hold Family Fun Day on Oct. 4 http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/1047498-478/lil-iguana-to-hold-family-fun-day.html NASHUA – The Lil’ Iguana’s Children’s Safety Foundation, a Nashua-based nonprofit focused on keeping children safe, will host a Family Fun Day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Nashua High School South, 36 Riverside St. The event will include a variety of activities that focus on health, fitness, safety and literacy for children and their families. Activities will include bounce houses by Jump Around NH, balloon twisting by Mr. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:01:15 EST Closing was hard news for Nashua http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/opinion/editorials/1047503-465/closing-was-hard-news-for-nashua.html Downtowns were once populated by candy shops, Army-Navy outlets, music stores where kids could pick up the latest hits on 45- or 78-rmp vinyl, and stores like Woolworth’s that were known as much for their lunch counters as for the goods on their shelves. They were where people not only shopped, but congregated and socialized. The local hardware store was an integral part of that streetscape, too. So if the recent news that Aubuchon Hardware closed its store on Main Street in Nashua didn’t exactly come as a surprise, it was still a shock to the system. Part of that is no doubt attributable to an upheaval in continuity that the closing represents. The Nashua Aubuchon’s had been in the same Shea Block location for 78 years – the only store in the family-owned chain that still occupied the space in which it originally opened. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:01:14 EST Hollis gymnast caps season with two golds at Nationals http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/kidssports/1047372-457/hollis-gymnast-caps-season-with-two-golds.html Hollis Level 9 gymnast Nicholas Merryman captured the All-Around gold medal and repeated his pommel horse gold medal of 2013 at the 2014 Junior Olympic National Championships in Long Beach, Cal., as he remains on the U.S. National Team. Merryman totaled a top all-around score of 133.95, and also placed 5th on both horizontal bar and parallel bars, and realize a 6th place finish on still rings. Completing the preliminary competition, Merryman logged a career high all-around (AA) score of 82.15 for his “optional” routines on all six events which started on the still rings and ended on pommel horse. Merryman attained an unexpected first place position, the singular gymnast of the 680 participants to achieve an execution score of 9.0 or above on all six events on the first day of competition. Merryman’s re-selection to the Junior Elite U.S. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:02:50 EST Jim Rice’s old gaffe on Derek Jeter is a whopper http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/localsports/1047375-457/jim-rices-old-gaffe-on-derek-jeter.html Jim Rice has done and said things that could charitably be called stupid. But as Derek Jeter takes his final bows this weekend, let us recall Rice’s most foolish utterance, which came long after his playing and coaching days were done. In 2009, speaking to a group of players on the eve of the Little League World Series, Rice went on a tangent that ultimately body-slammed the man’s credentials as an assessor of human behavior. Like most of us who reach an age at which the old days were clearly better, Rice lumped Jeter in with the likes of Manny Ramirez and Alex Rodriguez in terms of their words and deeds. In short, Rice inferred that the above mentioned trio are bad role models for young ballplayers. He swept away Jeter’s spotless reputation with the same broom he used on Ramirez’s and Rodriguez’s checkered pasts, thus qualifying as one of the worst you-kids-get-off-my-lawn moments in the annals of grouchy geezers. Physically, Rice was 56 at the time of this rhetorical felony, but like many old ballplayers, at some point he emotionally adopted a decade or three. Since there are no living saints, it is safely assumed that Jeter has also said and done things he now regrets. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:02:55 EST Gracie E. Stancombe http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1047382-466/gracie-e.-stancombe.html Gracie Ella Stancombe, 9 year old daughter of Michael and Maria Stancombe of Merrimack, died peacefully in the arms of her parents, at her home Wednesday, September 24, 2014 after a lifelong battle with Late Infantile Batten Disease. Gracie was predeceased by her brother, William A. Stancombe, who died April 7, 2010. Born in Manchester, NH, on April 27, 2005, Gracie was a spunky little girl with an independent spirit who loved dancing, attending school, and dressing up. She adored her big brother and was always by his side. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 18:00:53 EST Kyle Tamulonis http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1047383-466/kyle-tamulonis.html Kyle Tamulonis, 23, of Nashua, NH passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014 at his home. He was born August 17, 1991 in Nashua, a son of Paul Tamulonis and Lisa Bouchard. Kyle graduated from Nashua High School, class of 2010. He loved to draw and was very artistic. Kyle was a kind-hearted person whose smile lit up the room. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 18:00:58 EST Doreen M. (Poliquin) Palmer http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1047384-466/doreen-m.-poliquin-palmer.html Doreen M. (Poliquin) Palmer, 50, of Manchester and formerly of Nashua passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014 at her home. Doreen was born in Nashua on August 5, 1964, a daughter of Patricia (Jeannotte) Poliquin of Manchester and the late Raymond Poliquin. Doreen loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Doreen is survived by one son, Jason Palmer and his wife Melissa of Hudson; one daughter, Crystal Balderas and her husband Jose of Nashua; six grandchildren, Jasmyne, Audriana, Andre, Keagan, Giovanni and Susana; one brother, David Poliquin and his wife Eppy of Hudson; three sisters, Deborah Leclerc and her husband Maurice of Manchester, Donna Tate of Nashua and Diane Portillo and her husband Lucas of Nashua; also several nieces, nephews and cousins. SERVICES: Memorial visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 6 to 8 PM in the Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home, 21 Kinsley St., Nashua. To view an on-line memorial, send a condolence or for more information, go to www.anctil-rochette.com. Services and arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home, 21 Kinsley St., Nashua. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:46:01 EST Calvin R. Durst http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1047386-466/calvin-r.-durst.html Calvin R. “Cookie” Durst, 88, a lifelong Nashua resident, died Wednesday morning, September 24, 2014 at Greenbriar-Kindred Healthcare in Nashua after a brief illness. Born in Nashua on June 8, 1926, he was a son of the late Herman A. and Zelma R. (Lucier) Durst. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 18:01:11 EST Nashua North Spirit Week unites students http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/hscolumns/1047403-478/nashua-north-spirit-week-unites-students.html For Nashua High School North, the week of Sept. 22-26 wasn’t just an ordinary week at school. The week was unique because it was Spirit Week. Each day of Spirit Week is full of surprises and fun. It’s a time of rivalries, crazy outfits and wacky games. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 21:01:35 EST Nashua area businesses set tone for importance of supporting local veterans http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/military/1047404-478/nashua-area-businesses-set-tone-for-importance.html Plans for the third annual Veterans Count Salute Our Soldiers event on Sunday, Nov. 9, have been underway for months. The 550-person event is sold out, and the dinner show is planned. In a short time, this patriotic and inspirational evening has quickly become one of Nashua’s signature events. This is in large part because of to the tremendous number of local businesses that have loudly and boldly stepped forward as sponsors. Because of their philanthropic support at all levels, event organizers Sy Mahfuz, Ken Sinclair, Tom Tessier and Ami D’Amelia from Just Flow are planning to exceed their three-year event goal of $1 million for this first-of-its-kind event in the nation. But we need your help. Although the  event is already sold out for individual  seats, organizers are seeking corporations to fill sponsorships ranging from $5,000-$100,000. The need for support is great, and the purpose is even greater. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 21:01:39 EST High-flying dogs featured at Walk for Whiskers in Merrimack http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/charity/1047405-478/high-flying-dogs-featured-at-walk-for-whiskers.html NASHUA – The Humane Society for Greater Nashua will host the Walk for Whiskers from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, on the grounds of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Merrimack. The event raises much needed funds for medical care, food and shelter for the pets awaiting adoption at the Humane Society. The highlight will be two high-flying performances by the Ultimate Air Dogs, sponsored by the “Big Air Sponsor,” the Animal Hospital of Nashua. The Air Dogs will have two competitions to see which of their dogs will jump the farthest in their 45-foot pool. After the competition, guest dogs may even try a jump for a donation to the shelter. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 21:01:45 EST Community events in Nashua – Sept. 28 update http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/events/1047409-478/community-events-in-nashua--sept.-28.html EDITOR’S NOTE: Calendar items are submitted by readers and are only lightly edited. COMMUNITY EVENTS RIVIER UNIVERSITY GOLF CLASSIC FUNDRAISER Rivier University’s annual golf classic fundraiser will be held 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Nashua Country Club, 25 Fairway St. $250 per player. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 21:02:11 EST Pets of the week for Sept. 28 http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/1047410-478/pets-of-the-week-for-sept.-28.html Humane Society  for Greater Nashua CLOVER Hi, there! I was found living on the streets, but boy, I have been eating well! I am looking for a home with a diet buddy who will help me regain my girlie figure. Regardless, I am still an adorable girl who can’t wait to fall in love with my new family. I love to be brushed and petted, and will let you know how happy I am with my loud purr. If you’re looking for an affectionate, friendly weight-loss buddy, then I am your girl! MARSHMALLOW My name is Marshmallow, although I think I should have a more distinguished name! I am a gorgeous young girl who came to the shelter when my owner could no longer keep me. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 21:02:15 EST http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/living/booksauthors/1047414-469/story.html NOTE: Library items are submitted by the libraries and are only lightly edited. For more library events, visit nashuatelegraph.com/community. NASHUA Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., 589-4600, carol.eyman@nashua library.org, www.nashualibrary.org. ‘HEARTS AFLAME’: A  SYMPHONY NH CONCERT PREVIEW On Oct. 2 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Symphony NH and the Nashua Public Library will give music lovers a behind-the-scenes look at the music to be performed at the orchestra’s October concert. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 21:02:34 EST Beat of a drum set has all the sounds of an unbeatable offer http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/living/lifestyles/1047416-469/beat-of-a-drum-set-has-all.html Many believe percussion instruments were the first musical instruments invented – also used in communication, signaling, playing part in religious ceremonies and rituals, to motivate soldiers in formation or into battle, and continue to “snare” the interest of aspiring musicians. Discussion of percussion may involve know-how, and anyone hoping to be the recipient of this sure to be popular Mailbag offer should read on to know how. Has drums, exercise chair “I have a Tama Stagestar five-piece drum set, in vintage red, a great kit for a beginner or a decent one for an experienced player who doesn’t have a lot of space to work with,” writes Russ B., of Nashua (LTR 3,149). “It includes a bass drum, a floor tom, two mounted tom-toms and a snare drum. It is a complete set with all hardware, cymbals, an extra snare drum and a padded throne. “Also, I have an AB Lounge Sport abdominal muscle exercise chair. Both items can be picked up in Nashua.” Tama drum endorsers include notable percussion artists Bill Ward, of Black Sabbath, Roger Taylor, of Duran Duran, and Lars Ulrich, of Metallica. The Ab Lounge Sport exercise chairs’ special design supports the head, neck and back, helping prevent injury to those beginning workouts. If it “works out” that you’d like to contact Russ, call him at 533-4493. Gas cards to help kids “I am a mom with four children, homeless and living at a local shelter,” is the situation facing Valerie A., of Nashua (LTR 3,137). Sat, 27 Sep 2014 21:02:43 EST Hollis home invasion, yoga pants were top read Telegraph stories last week http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047426-469/hollis-home-invasion-yoga-pants-were-top.html A 93-year-old woman and her 60-year-old caretaker were the victims of a home invasion in Hollis last week, police said, and became the top read story for the week at NashuaTelegraph.com. The story “Hollis police say 93-year-old woman tied up during home invasion” was read online close to 5,000 times, topping all other stories. Police found the women around 4:30 a.m. after one of the women called police once she escaped after their unknown captors had fled the home. News of the home invasion drew a heavy media presence. No arrests had been made as of Friday night. Not far behind was the story most commented on for the week, which reported on a new dress code at Campbell High School that drew the ire of some parents. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:01:05 EST South boys blank North on the pitch http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1047432-457/south-boys-blank-north-on-the-pitch.html Nashua South evened its record at 4-4 with first half goals by Srishail Thapa (penalty kick) and Mauricio Acevedo in a 3-0 win over Nashua North. Kevin Batista Dos Santos’ goal late in the second half on a free kick finished the scoring. But keeper Chris Jimenez was a huge South factor as he made 10 saves and also got big help from back Evan Lowe on another Titan shot. Brett LeBlanc had four saves in net for the Titans (5-3) who also got. Strong games from jack Stone and Zach Pike. Ryan Guidaboni was an offensive catalyst for South. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:01:35 EST Nashua North girls go on second-half offensive to beat Nashua South http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1047431-457/nashua-north-girls-go-on-second-half-offensive.html Ali Nelson, Shannon Miller and Heather Roscoe all scored in the second half as Nashua North improved to 6-2-1 with a 3-1 win over Nashua South. South (1-6-1) got a goal inside of 10 minutes left from Alexa Michon. Abigail Pike had an assist for the Titans. Nelson, who scored the game’s first goal on a 40-yard free kick, made two saves in the Titan net. Julia Primeau had 16 saves in the Panther net while defender Jessica Dukeshire also made a big defensive play for the Panthers. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:01:31 EST Nashua School District superintendents get doused in ALS challenge http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047423-469/nashua-school-district-superintendents-get-doused-in.html The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge lives on in Nashua, with three top School District employees accepting their nominations Friday. Pennichuck Middle School raised $800 for the challenge after Hampton Academy called out the school. In return, Pennichuck challenged other schools in Nashua, as well as Superintendent Mark Conrad and Assistant Superintendents Jennifer Seusing and Karen Crebase. All three administrators accepted the challenge, participating in a schoolwide assembly in the gym on Friday afternoon. Pennichuck Principal Lynne Joseph took a moment to explain ALS and the goals of the fundraiser to students. “It’s important for us to all care about what it is we’re raising money for,” Joseph said. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:00:46 EST Nashua police conducting citizen survey http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047422-469/nashua-police-conducting-citizen-survey.html Nashua police want a better idea of how they’re doing, and are asking residents to fill out a quick online survey to help that effort. The citizen survey was posted on the department’s website on Friday and will be available through Nov. 7. Results will be tabulated and posted on the site after that date, police said. The survey asks residents about their interactions with police officers and phone operators, police response times, professionalism and overall effectiveness, as well as areas police should try to improve. The survey is available at NashuaPD.com and hard copies are available at the Nashua Police Department and the Nashua Senior Activity Center. – JOSEPH G. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:00:41 EST Nashua Fire Rescue to conduct controlled burn http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047421-469/nashua-fire-rescue-to-conduct-controlled-burn.html Try as they might, even the most seasoned and skilled firefighters can’t predict where fire will strike next. Except, that is, when they set the blaze themselves. Such will be the scenario later this week when Nashua Fire Rescue training officers conduct a controlled burn of a vacant house at 859 West Hollis St. Capt. Rick Conway, head of NFR’s training and safety division, called the opportunity for hands-on, real-life training a rare occurrence, adding the availability of the house comes at an ideal time because the department has recently hired several new firefighters. The training will take place Thursday and Friday, Conway said, and should have little, if any, impact on the neighborhood. He said crews will start by setting a series of fires in different rooms, then have “our newer firefighters advance a hose into the building” to fight and extinguish the fires. The house, a 11⁄2-story cape at the corner of West Hollis and Skyline Drive, will be allowed to burn to the ground on Friday. Conway said crews will monitor the scene throughout the weekend to take care of any flare-ups. He also said if the smoke conditions become to great, crews will discontinue the operation until conditions are more favorable. Trucks will be parked on West Hollis Street and possibly Skyline Drive, and crews plan to use a hydrant on West Hollis between Mahogany and Copperfield drives. Any traffic detours will be temporary and minimal, Conway said. The property was purchased last year by a firm that plans to subdivide the lot and build three single-family homes. – DEAN SHALHOUP Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:10:48 EST Nashua North tops winless Nashua South on the court http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1047390-457/nashua-north-tops-winless-nashua-south-on.html Nashua North’s Rosa Casalduc and Kaylee Verrington were racking up points from behind the service line all match, and the Titans were rewarded with a 25-16, 25-16, 14-25, 25-10 victory over Nashua South in the girls volleyball portion of Saturday’s Battle of the Bridge action. Casalduc served for 16 points to go along with her eight kills and one block. Verrington’s 14 points came along with four kills and four assists. Allison Paluzzi (10 points, five kills), Amanda Stumpf (11 points, eight kills, two blocks) and Sabrina Ivory (six points, 17 assists) also had strong days for the Titans (8-2) against the Panthers (0-10). Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:00:48 EST Williams leads Nashua North over Nashua South http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1047389-457/williams-leads-nashua-north-over-nashua-south.html Paige Murphy (14 saves) had an outstanding game in goal for Nashua South, but it wasn’t enough as Nashua North forward Jess Williams had a goal and two assists in the Titans 5-1 win in their Battle of the Bridge matchup with the Panthers. Other scorers for North included Gabrielle Masseur, Alyssa Bottari, Jenna Tingley, and Sarah Heitmiller. Michelle Ostaudelafont and Danielle Upton added assists for the Titans, who improved to 2-6. South’s lone goal came in the first half, Samantha Harden converting a feed from Kara Slocum. The Panthers dropped to 0-7. North goalie Jess Schuyler made three saves. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:00:43 EST New Chick-fil-A store taking shape in Nashua, but no free meals yet http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047327-469/new-chick-fil-a-store-taking-shape-in-nashua.html NASHUA – Chick-fil-A will open its first standalone restaurant in the state this fall, and the construction of the 377 Amherst St. site is already taking shape. But one important thing hasn’t happened: The restaurant has yet to give out free meals for a whole year to its first 100 diners, an offer so good, it has led to people camping out in front of soon-to-open restaurants elsewhere in the country. The restaurant is set to open in about six weeks, and it’s only the second Chick-fil-A location in the state, in addition to the counter at the Pheasant Lane Mall food court in south Nashua. The restaurant will create about 80 new jobs, and will be owned and operated by Anthony Piccola, according to a statement from the company. The Nashua restaurant is part of the  Atlanta-based company’s expansion in New England. The first standalone locations have opened or will open soon in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, according to the company. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:00:42 EST Former Nashua High School teacher explores area’s Korean War connection http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047344-469/former-nashua-high-school-teacher-explores-areas.html Ron Dube won’t go so far as to say the stroke he suffered a year and a half ago was a good thing, but you might get him to admit it did come with that proverbial silver lining we always look for. It appeared one otherwise typical day during Dube’s six-week stay in St. Joseph Hospital’s rehab unit when one particular nurse stopped by his bedside. She happened to be of Korean descent, born to parents who lived through the Korean War and later immigrated to the United States. Although he was in the hospital to recover from his stroke, Dube, a longtime Mason resident and retired educator whose 40-year career includes two decades of teaching science at Nashua High School, saw an opportunity, and for a time turned one of his caregivers into an interview subject. So, Sonhui Rowe sat for a spell with her patient-turned-interviewer, recalling details of what life was like for her parents in their tiny village of Gunsan in the years leading up to and during the Korean War. Rowe thus became one of the dozens of contributors to “Post World War II Nashua Through Korea: A Sequel,” Dube’s second compilation of personal and collective triumphs, challenges and misfortune borne by the nation’s fighting men and women who hail from Nashua and its surrounds. Released several weeks ago by Minneapolis-based Mill City Press, Dube said the sequel was originally going to pick up where 2011’s “Nashua Area Men and Women in World War II” leaves off. But Dube, who has two upcoming book signings, soon found out when he began researching the Korean War that there was a gap that needed filling. “World War II stories continued to appear in the Nashua Telegraph long after the war ended,” he wrote in the sequel’s first chapter, which is appropriately titled “World War II Continued.” Many involved “DPs,” military talk for “displaced people,” in this case Europeans whose homes and even entire towns were wiped out during the war. Most came to America, accounting for part of the post-World War II population boom. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 23:00:44 EST Judge orders secretary of state to put Nashua’s charter amendment on ballot http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047345-469/judge-orders-secretary-of-state-to-put.html NASHUA – A judge has ordered Secretary of State William Gardner to put a city charter amendment on the Nov. 4 general election ballot after a swift court battle initiated earlier this month by city officials. Hillsborough County Superior Court Judge Jacalyn Colburn ruled that the charter amendment question must be placed on the same ballot as the state candidates, refuting Gardner’s claims that the city should have to print separate ballots at its own expense. That would have cost about $6,500, City Clerk Paul Bergeron said. “It’s time and effort, but also managing the polling places,” Bergeron said. “It becomes more of a challenge. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:12:36 EST Nashua South stops Nashua North in high school football showdown http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1047359-457/nashua-south-stops-nashua-north-in-high.html NASHUA – Rumors of the demise of the Nashua High School South football team appear to have been greatly exaggerated. The Panthers, who started the season out 0-2, have climbed back to the .500 mark, and they did it in a satisfying way – a grinding, 18-14 win over rival Nashua North before a Friday night crowd of nearly 3,000 at Stellos Stadium. “I wasn’t worried,” South running back Joshua Perry said. “I knew we had a lot to work on. I knew we’d come back.” The Panthers did that in part thanks to Perry, who ran for 163 yards on 13 carries with one rushing TD and one receiving. He had been told during the week that the Panthers wanted to see more out of him, and they got it. “That’s what happens during the course of a season,” South coach Scott Knight said. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:02:34 EST Psychiatrists rule Nashua man incompetent – for now – to stand trial on attempted murder charge http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047362-469/psychiatrists-rule-nashua-man-incompetent--for.html NASHUA – A Nashua man charged with trying to kill his wife has been ruled incompetent to stand trial by two psychiatric experts. Mohammad Salimullah, 37, was evaluated by Dr. Albert Drukteinis and Dr. Dennis Becotte, who determined he was not healthy enough to be tried on the attempted murder charge he faces. The psychiatrists did say Salimullah can be restored to competency, however, and tried at a later date,  according to court documents. Assistant Hillsborough County Attorney Michele Battaglia and public defender Ed Cross filed an agreement at Hillsborough County Superior Court this month accepting the psychiatrists’ findings and agreeing Salimullah should be civilly committed for treatment at a secure facility, according to court records. Battaglia wasn’t immediately available to answer questions about when Salimullah will next be evaluated. Salimullah has been in jail since he was arrested in August 2013 and charged with attempted murder for allegedly slashing his wife’s throat with a kitchen knife. His trial had been delayed in April so his competency could be evaluated. A competency hearing in May was also delayed after prosecutors filed a motion indicating a psychiatrist had ruled Salimullah incompetent to stand trial based primarily on his refusal to cooperate during the evaluation, according to court records. In a motion filed in May, Battaglia said Salimullah was found not competent, not restorable and not dangerous because of his “volitional failure to comply with the evaluation.” Police say Salimullah tried to kill his wife by slashing her throat with a large kitchen knife, causing a serious laceration that required 20 stitches to close, as well as injuries to her hands, according to court records. Salimullah is accused of placing his hand over the woman’s mouth while she was sleeping and telling her, “If you want a divorce, we will die together.” He is accused of then cutting her neck near her carotid artery and jugular vein, according to court documents. He has been held at Valley Street jail in Manchester on $250,000 bail since his arrest, according to court records. Joseph G. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:13:57 EST Bridges holding 9th annual Kelly Mann Memorial Run in Nashua http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047363-469/bridges-holding-9th-annual-kelly-mann-memorial.html NASHUA – An event to quell domestic violence and celebrate a Nashua woman’s memory enters its ninth straight year on Saturday. The annual Kelly Mann Memorial 5K Run and 3K Fun Walk will be held at Sunset Heights Elementary School, 15 Osgood Road. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., and the race will start at 9. There has been a steady increase in community participation in the event over the years, said Pamela Auer, development director of Bridges: Domestic & Sexual Violence Support. “We’re hoping to exceed last year,” she said. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:01:03 EST Duane Ross http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1047366-466/duane-ross.html Duane Ross, 65, died on Saturday, September 20, 2014 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He was born on September 11, 1949 in the Bronx, New York, the son of Dorothy Collen of Nashua, and the late Irv Collen. He was the husband of the late Meredith Ross of Brooklyn, New York. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:01:23 EST Eugene K. O’Brien http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1047367-466/eugene-k.-obrien.html Eugene K. O’Brien, 51, of Nashua passed away on Monday, September 22, 2014 at his home. Eugene was born in Cambridge, Mass., on December 25, 1962, a son of the late Cornelieus and Margaret Ann (Cunningham) O’Brien, Sr. He was the husband of Donna (Loper) O’Brien of Virginia. Eugene had worked as a maintenance supervisor for the YMCA. He was studying for his CDL License. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:01:29 EST South tops Spaulding, Merrimack http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1047340-457/south-tops-spaulding-merrimack.html Nashua South 196, Spaulding 213, Merrimack 232 The Panthers’ Sam Nielsen was the medalist for the match after shooting a 35. Top golfers for Nashua South included Jeff Mitchell 37, Christian Sullivan 39, Peter Tansey 42, Luke Anzel 43, and Spencer Durand 43. Top golfers for the Tomahawks included Zak Kerr 41, Jake Chambers 42, Nick Edgeworth 45, Jon Dinsmore 48, and Travis Brody 56. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 22:00:55 EST Charles and Meri Goyette go to the head of the class http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/opinion/editorials/1047322-465/charles-and-meri-goyette-go-to-the.html Charles and Meri Goyette were presented with the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce’s Citizens of the Year award Wednesday night at the chamber’s 86th annual gala. The presentation marked only the second time – and the first time since Albert and Marion Savage in 1981 – that the chamber has given the award to a couple. Meri Goyette has long been the city’s foremost champion of the arts, and Charles – a physician – has delivered an estimated 10,000 babies in Nashua. “One of our honorees was among the first people I met upon coming to Nashua in 1969. The other is probably, for some of you here tonight, the very first person you ever met,” said longtime friend Casey Holt in introducing the Goyettes at the gala. The award reaffirmed what their many friends in the community already knew – the Goyettes have long been treasured city icons, and how they arrived at that station was evident in Meri Goyette’s reaction to the news. “I’ve had fun. I love you all,” she said when the award was announced. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:00:41 EST Protecting the goal http://www.nashuatelegraph.com//www.cabinet.com/bedfordjournal/bedfordsports/1047104-308/protecting-the-goal.html Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:00:49 EST Merrimack High School Highlights http://www.nashuatelegraph.com//www.cabinet.com/merrimackjournal/merrimacksports/1047109-308/merrimack-high-school-highlights.html GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Sept. 19: Merrimack 3, Dover 0 Game scores for the Merrimack sweep were 25-16, 25-13, and 25-11. Caitlyn Paulson and Elise Jolly both had outstanding games, Paulson had four aces and 10 service points, while Jolly had four blocks and nine kills. Jen Coffey had three aces, three blocks, seven digs, and 19 kills, while Jo Coffey had two blocks, 10 digs, and 26 assists. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:01:18 EST Generous Tomahawks http://www.nashuatelegraph.com//www.cabinet.com/merrimackjournal/merrimacksports/1047112-308/generous-tomahawks.html What would Saturday’s Nashua South-Merrimack High School football game been like without the Tomahawks’ seven critical turnovers? Probably a tight, hard-fought contest to the end, but we’ll really never know. Instead, the Panthers said “Thank you very much” and rolled to their first win of the year, 43-14, at Stellos Stadium. “We’re still trying to find our identity,” South coach Scott Knight said. “When you’re 0-2, your back’s not against the wall, but you’ve got to get that win, just for the kids’ confidence, they believe they can (win). When you’re 0-3 out of the gate, your back’s against the wall and your confidence can really take a nosedive.” The Tomahawks (2-1) didn’t have that problem, coming in unbeaten, but mistakes (three interceptions, four fumbles) just handed the Panthers’ points. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:01:34 EST Household hazardous waste collection scheduled in Nashua http://www.nashuatelegraph.com//www.cabinet.com/hollisbrooklinejournal/hollisnews/1047213-308/household-hazardous-waste-collection-scheduled-in-nashua.html NASHUA – The Nashua Regional Planning Commission will hold its next household hazardous waste collection from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 4. The collection will be at the Nashua Public Works Garage, 9 Stadium Drive. The collection is open to residents of Nashua, Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Pelham and Windham. The cost is a $10 user fee per vehicle; there are additional charges for quantities exceeding 10 gallons or 20 pounds and for electronics recycling. For more information, visit nashuarpc.org/hhw or call 424-2240. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:03:47 EST Capsule previews of Nashua area football games http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1047248-457/capsule-previews-of-nashua-area-football-games.html Friday Nashua North (1-2) at Nashua South (1-2) WHERE: Stellos Stadium. WHEN: 7 p.m. LAST WEEK’S RESULTS: Londonderry 49, Nashua North 13; Nashua South 43, Merrimack 14. 2013 RESULTS: South, 35-27; South, 41-21 (Thanksgiving). FYI: Nashua South leads this series 14-7. The series includes 20 regular season games, one playoff game and 20 Thanksgiving games. Alvirne (2-1) at  Merrimack (2-1) WHERE: Merrimack High School. WHEN: 7 p.m. LAST WEEK’S RESULTS: Alvirne 54, Keene 21; Nashua South 43, Merrimack 14. 2013 RESULT: Did not play. FYI: The two teams are coming into this one from different directions, the Broncos after a dominating performance, one of their best ever, and the Tomahawks after a seven-turnover fiasco. Alvirne may be for real, with quarterback Dan Brown and running back Jack Mahoney (266 yards last week) leading the way behind a big offensive line. Merrimack’s best weapon is quarterback Justin Grassini, who has the ability to test the Broncos. Bishop Guertin (0-3) at Keene (0-3) WHERE: Keene High School. WHEN: 7 p.m. LAST WEEK’S RESULTS: Timberlane 27, BG 22; Alvirne 54, Keene 21. 2013 RESULT: BG, 14-12. FYI: Survival time. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 22:07:01 EST Nashua South will beat North in Battle of the Bridge matchup http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1047249-457/nashua-south-will-beat-north-in-battle.html It’s Battle of the Bridge weekend in Nashua. Nashua North versus Nashua South in any and every way possible. Only difference is that this fall, the football matchup may not be the highlight event. Despite South’s 43-14 win over Merrimack last weekend, both teams are struggling. The Panthers opened with losses to Salem (35-14) and Pinkerton Academy (29-7) before securing their first win. The Titans have gone the other direction, beating Timberlane Regional 24-0 in their season opener in Plaistow before dropping back-to-back home contests to Alvirne (27-0) and Londonderry (49-13). While Friday’s 7 p.m. intra-city matchup at Stellos Stadium would lift the winner to .500, it may not be the same take as in the past. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 22:07:01 EST http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/policecourts/1047270-228/story.html SEPT. 10 ARRESTS/SUMMONSES Nicholas Paul Dawkins, 22, 13 McLaren Ave., Nashua, receiving stolen property. Evangelos V. Ioannou, 25, 69 Caldwell Road, Apt. B, Nashua, electronic bench warrant: nonappearance in court. Richard Waite, 25, 5 Shedds Ave., Nashua, two counts domestic violence: simple assault, fugitive from justice. Jeremiah Starkweather, 39, 81 Tolles St., Apt. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:01:22 EST NECAP science results show improvement http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047271-469/necap-science-results-show-improvement.html NASHUA – Science scores on annual assessment tests generally showed Nashua students were improving or maintaining proficiency. Students in grades 4, 8 and 11 took the NECAP science test last May, which assessed proficiency in life science, physical science, earth science and inquiry. “We had very good results this year,” said Superintendent Mark Conrad, adding some students tested above state average. Overall, students raised proficiency within the district, testing better this year than previous years. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:01:31 EST Nashua police arrest three accused of selling crack cocaine and heroin http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047272-469/nashua-police-arrest-three-accused-of-selling.html NASHUA – Police raided an East Temple Street home Thursday and arrested three people accused of dealing cocaine and heroin. Narcotics detectives and the police Special Reaction Team searched Alexandro Socorro-Silverio’s 17 East Pearl St. home and charged him with three counts of selling crack cocaine, as well as one count each of possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of heroin with intent to distribute, all of which are felonies, police said. Socorro-Silverio, 41, was allegedly working with his neighbors, Jose and Therese Gonzalez, who were also arrested, police said. Jose Gonzalez, 41, and Therese Gonzalez, 27, live at 61 Temple St., Apt. 2, which is behind Socorro-Silverio’s apartment, and were both selling cocaine and heroin, police said. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:02:21 EST Woman who set Nashua apartment on fire can avoid jail if she continues mental health treatment http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047275-469/woman-who-set-nashua-apartment-on-fire.html NASHUA – A woman who set an apartment building fire that forced the dramatic rescue of a mother and children will not go to prison if she continues receiving mental health care. Maliea Martin, 25, pleaded guilty to felony reckless conduct Thursday and received a 2-4 year suspended prison sentence from Hillsborough County Superior Court Judge Charles Temple. Martin will be on probation for two years and required to complete the Nashua district court’s Community Council mental health court as part of her sentence. Martin admitted to starting a fire in the hallway of 5 Beard St., a tiny street between Main and Amherst streets, by improperly disposing of a cigarette on Jan 24. She was arrested three days later. Because the fire escape was blocked by a large piece of furniture, firefighters had to use a ladder truck to rescue Martin, another woman and the woman’s two children from the second-floor. A fifth person was able to escape from the first floor. On Thursday, Temple said Martin has done extremely well after receiving mental health treatment through the mental health court as well as medication. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:02:23 EST Aldermen OK $5 million in surplus funds to help offset Nashua tax increase http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047276-469/aldermen-ok-5-million-in-surplus-funds.html NASHUA – The full Board of Aldermen this week confirmed a recommendation by the Budget Review Committee to reallocate roughly $5 million in unspent appropriations and revenue surplus to help mitigate projected property tax increases. Board members, who passed unanimously the resolution titled “establishing the use of fund balance for tax rate,” agreed with Mayor Donnalee Lozeau that applying the funds to offset part of the impact to taxpayers was appropriate, especially given growing concerns Lozeau and some aldermen have expressed over the fiscal 2016 city operating budget. John Griffin, city chief financial officer, told aldermen that the $5 million figure represents a slight increase over previous years, mainly because of higher than expected vehicle registration revenues. Previous years’ surplus has hovered around $4.3 million per year. Griffin, who described it as a “tax rate buy down,” said that while next year’s taxes are expected to jump nearly 3 percent, the increase would be more than 2 percent higher if the $5 million was not applied. While the rate will still go up, it will likely rise by only one-third as much as it did for fiscal 2014, when taxpayers’ bills reflected a 9 percent hike. The board had a deadline of Sept. 30 to address and decide upon the resolution, which was necessary to complete the city’s financial package in time for state Revenue Administration officials to set the new tax rate by November. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:04:21 EST Norma Gagne http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1047282-466/norma-gagne.html Norma Gagne, 87, of Hudson passed away on the afternoon of Sunday, September 21, 2014. Norma was born in Nashua on March 25, 1927, one of nine children born to the late Richard and Beatrice Greenleaf of Nashua. She met Robert (Bob) Gagne of Hudson while they were both working at the old mill on Canal Street in Nashua. As legend has it, Bob was required to ‘wrestle’ his future father-in-law in order to win permission to date Norma. We know today that Bob must have won the match as he and Norma were married on December 28th, 1946 and were fortunate to be able to share 59 years of marriage together. Norma enjoyed spending time with her family and conversing with her wide circle of friends. She was always busy nurturing old friendships and building new ones. Her friends were near and dear to her and she cherished the time she was able to spend with them.   Norma was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bob; two loving brothers Richard, and William Greenleaf; and one sister, Patricia Sprague. She is survived by her two sons and daughter-in-law, Steve Gagne, Tim and Linda Gagne; three much-loved grand-children, Emily (Gagne) Fitch and her husband James, Jane Gagne and Beau Gagne; and two great-grand-children, Jaylin Enright and Kaven Fitch; her brothers, Jack and Tommy Greenleaf; and her sisters, Shirley Primus, Nancy Maloon and Beverly Gaudette; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family wishes to extend special thanks to the staff of the Courville Nursing Home for the loving care they provided to Norma while she was under their care. A “Celebration of Life” event will be held at the American Legion, Post 48, Two Fuller Street in Hudson, NH on Sunday, October 12th from 2 to 4 PM. Graveside services are private. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Norma’s loving memory to: Alzheimer’s Association, Five Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 201, Bedford, NH 03110. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:03:21 EST Household hazardous waste collection scheduled in Nashua http://www.nashuatelegraph.com//www.cabinet.com/merrimackjournal/merrimacknews/1047300-308/household-hazardous-waste-collection-scheduled-in-nashua.html NASHUA – The Nashua Regional Planning Commission will hold its next household hazardous waste collection from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 4. The collection will be at the Nashua Public Works Garage, 9 Stadium Drive. The collection is open to residents of Nashua, Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Pelham and Windham. The cost is a $10 user fee per vehicle; there are additional charges for quantities exceeding 10 gallons or 20 pounds and for electronics recycling. For more information, visit nashuarpc.org/hhw or call 424-2240. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:02:41 EST Household hazardous waste collection scheduled in Nashua http://www.nashuatelegraph.com//www.cabinet.com/cabinet/cabinetnews/1047196-308/household-hazardous-waste-collection-scheduled-in-nashua.html NASHUA – The Nashua Regional Planning Commission will hold its next household hazardous waste collection from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Nashua Public Works Garage, 9 Stadium Drive. The collection is open to residents of Nashua, Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Pelham and Windham. The cost is a $10 user fee per vehicle; there are additional charges for quantities exceeding 10 gallons or 20 pounds and for electronics recycling. For more information, visit nashuarpc.org/hhw or call 424-2240. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:01:41 EST Nashua Garden Club to share tips for fall planting http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/1047183-478/nashua-garden-club-to-share-tips-for.html NASHUA – Fall is the perfect time to plant spring bulbs to ensure an intoxicating display of flowers after the long winter. At the October meeting of the Nashua Garden Club, Gene Harrington, of the Nashua Farmers’ Exchange, will share tips for planting and talk about the many varieties of bulbs that can be planted this fall. Harrington holds degrees in wildlife biology and entomology, and his wife, Judy, has a Bachelor of Arts. Together, they have more than 100 years of experience in lawn, vegetable and perennial gardening. The club will meet from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at First Baptist Church, 121 Manchester St. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:01:37 EST Rotary Club of Nashua West prepares 10,000 meals for the hungry http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/charity/1047180-478/rotary-club-of-nashua-west-prepares-10000.html NASHUA – September is Hunger Action Month, and on Tuesday, Sept. 23, the Rotary Club of Nashua West gathered to prepare 10,000 meals to be distributed to the Corpus Christi Food Pantry and the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter. “As an organization, we have a role to play in getting food to those in need,” said Helen Honorow, chairwoman of the Special Project Committee. Hunger Action Month is a nationwide campaign mobilizing the public to take action on the issue of hunger. Organized by the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, the campaign brings greater attention to the issue of hunger in America and promotes ways for individuals to get involved with the movement to solve it. For more information about the Rotary Club of Nashua West, visit any meeting at 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays at the Crowne Plaza Hotel or visit www.rotarynashuawest.com. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:01:25 EST Nashua Elks participate in program offering $2.44 million in scholarships http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/education/1047176-478/nashua-elks-participate-in-program-offering-2.44.html Elks National Foundation Scholarship applications are available to high school seniors only by visiting www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm. Scholarships range from $1,000-$12,500 a year. A total of $2.44 million will be awarded in a nationwide competition to the highest-rated boys and girls in the 2015 competition. Criteria are financial need, leadership and scholarship. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:01:04 EST Downtown October art festival details http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/foodfun/artsentertainment/1047063-485/downtown-october-art-festival-details.html Downtown Nashua is the place to be during the weekend of Oct. 17-19. The weekend festivities begin with the second annual ArtWalk Fancy Friday fundraiser on Friday evening. People put on their best dressy clothing and join friends and neighbors moving between locations in downtown Nashua. Fancy Friday restaurants and bars offer food and drink discounts and no cover to participants. Special attractions include free portraits, demonstrations and a silent auction. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:01:45 EST Downtown Nashua hosts Farmers Dinner http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/foodfun/food/1047065-485/downtown-nashua-hosts-farmers-dinner.html NASHUA – Main Street was shut down to vehicular traffic Sunday for The Farmers Dinner. The sold-out event, part of the ever-growing series created by Keith Sarasin, hosted 200 attendees on a perfect sultry evening. The dinner was a collaboration of chefs from award-winning downtown restaurants, together with local farms. The farm-to-table, community style, six-course dinner was sourced entirely from local farms. Each course was paired with a sampling of local beer or wine. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:01:57 EST Orange is the new green – in autumnal foliage, at least http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/foodfun/artsentertainment/1047077-485/orange-is-the-new-green--in.html Well, it’s officially my favorite season now! I took my favorite little person – named Autumn; coincidence? I think not – to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston last week. What a wonderful day! We spent six hours there and loved every single minute of it. We started in the new Jamie Wyeth exhibit room and moved to the Hollywood Glamour exhibit – The gowns! The jewels! – and eventually hit nearly every room and artwork. The MFA has a truly magnificent collection. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:02:19 EST Nashua aldermen override Mayor Lozeau’s veto of police contract http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047115-469/nashua-aldermen-override-mayor-lozeaus-veto-of.html NASHUA – Amid accusations that the presence of uniformed police officers carrying badges and weapons in the Aldermanic Chamber was a form of intimidation, the full Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday night to override Mayor Donnalee Lozeau’s veto of a proposed police contract that the board approved 13-2 two weeks ago. Lozeau said during her comment period Tuesday that she vetoed the clause that allows 57 of the 137 Nashua Police Patrolmen’s Association members to use accrued sick or vacation pay out of fairness “to the city’s other 1,600 employees who agreed to pick up a greater share of their health care premiums, deductibles and co-pays.” The veto override was approved 12-3. Three aldermen changed their votes from Sept. 10. Alderman-at-Large Brian McCarthy and Ward 8 Alderman Mary Ann Melizzi-Golja initially voted to approve the contract but voted Tuesday to sustain Lozeau’s veto, while Ward 3 Alderman David Schoneman voted “no” Sept. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:58:56 EST Nashua chamber names arts patron, longtime physician Citizens of the Year http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047140-469/nashua-chamber-names-arts-patron-longtime-physician.html NASHUA – Hundreds of local businesspeople, community advocates, public servants and members of the city’s growing arts community sampled fine food and beverages in a Mardi Gras spirit Wednesday night, then capped the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce’s 86th annual gala with hearty applause for city icons and Nashua’s newest Citizens of the Year Charles and Meri Goyette. The venue for the chamber’s 86th gala also showcased downtown’s newest residential complex, the Apartments at Cotton Mill, which opened just months ago in a refurbished, eight-story former mill building. Meri Goyette “has done everything in her power over … 50 years to make sure artists and their work have a place – a very public place … in Nashua,” said longtime friend Casey Holt in introducing the Goyettes. “One of our honorees was among the first people I met upon coming to Nashua in 1969. The other is probably, for some of you here tonight, the very first person you ever met,” Holt said, referring to his long friendship with Meri Goyette and the fact Charles Goyette delivered an estimated 10,000 babies during his decades as a Nashua physician. Wednesday’s theme, “Bourbon Street in the Millyard,” featured what chamber CEO Chris Williams called “a night on the bayou” that organizers and attendees turned into a “full-blown Mardi Gras soiree.” The “bayou,” in this case, was the Nashua River, which meanders past the venue on its way to join the Merrimack River on the city’s east side. The gala was the third in a row to be held outdoors, an experiment that started in 2012 at historic Holman Stadium. The 2013 gala, at which the chamber unveiled its new branding initiative called “Dare to Succeed,” took place in the chill of a late October evening on the grounds of the burgeoning Nashua Technology Park off Spit Brook Road. It’s one of two sites – the other being the Millyard – that “represent the next 20 years of Nashua’s future development,” Williams said. Longtime Nashua developer John Stabile, who purchased the Cotton Mill building several years ago, traced its history and shared highlights of the long process to turn it from an abandoned mill into its opening this summer. The Goyettes, who are in their late 80s but remain as active and as involved as ever, became the second couple to be knighted Citizens of the Year since former Telegraph publisher Burtt E. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:01:27 EST A tale of two cities: Nashua develops school emergency preparedness committee, L.A. returns grenade launchers http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047146-469/story.html Nashua schools maintain steady security and emergency preparedness measures while other school districts across the country ramp up their security policies, just to ramp them back down after a show of community concern. Notably, schools in San Diego and Los Angeles acquired and then relinquished military equipment after people questioned the need for such military-grade equipment in their schools. The San Diego Unified School District announced last week it will return its armored vehicle to the Department of Defense amid concerns from the community. The district’s security officers had planned to use the Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle in case students or staff were threatened by an active shooter on campus. The district received the MRAP vehicle, which has no offensive capabilities, in April. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:03:00 EST Federal funds boost support for Rivier nursing students http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047147-469/federal-funds-boost-support-for-rivier-nursing.html NASHUA – Nursing students will have more financial relief once new funds find their way to Rivier University. The school announced the award of a new federal grant for its nursing program from the Health Resources and Services Administration. A division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the HRSA awarded Rivier a $230,000 Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant for 2014. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:03:08 EST Former Nashua court officer’s sex charges among September indictments http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047151-469/former-nashua-court-officers-sex-charges-among.html NASHUA – The former court security officer charged this summer with repeatedly sexually assaulting a young girl is facing life in prison after being indicted by a grand jury this month. David Morse, 72, of 18 Highland Green in Merrimack, was indicted by the Hillsborough County Superior Court grand jury on seven counts of sexual assaults alleged to have occurred from 2004, when the alleged victim was 6 years old, until 2010, according to court records. Morse worked as a court security officer at the same court from 2002 until he was dismissed by Hillsborough County Sheriff James Hardy following his arrest by Merrimack police on July 21. He worked at the southern district of the Hillsborough County Superior Court on Spring Street in Nashua. Indictments are not a finding of guilt. They are simply the grand jury’s determination that prosecutors have enough evidence for the case to proceed to the superior court level. Morse was initially charged with three counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault and two of felonious sexual assault. The grand jury also indicted him on two charges of pattern of aggravated felonious sexual assault. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:00:00 EST Jane P. Ivanow http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1047155-466/jane-p.-ivanow.html Jane Patricia (Kerr) Ivanow, 95, a lifelong Nashua resident, died peacefully Tuesday afternoon, September 23, 2014 at Greenbriar-Kindred Nursing & Rehabilitation in Nashua. Jane was the widow of John V. Ivanow who died in February 1973. Born in Nashua on February 17, 1919, she was daughter of the late Emmons B. and Ruth W. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:03:42 EST Jeannine A. Gagne http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1047156-466/jeannine-a.-gagne.html Jeannine A. (Pelletier) Gagne, 90, of Hudson, passed away peacefully on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at Fairview Nursing Home. Jeannine was born in Levis, PQ, Canada on April 1, 1924, a daughter of the late Philias and Alberta (Levesque) Pelletier. She was the widow of Robert Gagne who passed away in December 1994. Jeannine worked for many years at Sprague Electric and retired from Rivier College where she became friends with many of the students. She loved working in her yard and was proud of the many raspberries that she was able to provide her friends and family with. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:03:46 EST Emily Anne Stansfield-Patti born in Nashua http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/1047173-478/emily-anne-stansfield-patti-born-in-nashua.html Jill Amy Stansfield and Todd Alan Patti, of Nashua, announced the birth of their daughter Emily Anne Stansfield-Patti at 10:07 a.m. Sept. 12, 2014, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. Emily Anne was 8 pounds, 7 ounces and 20 inches long at birth. She joins her sibling, Amy May, 4, and her half-siblings, Nicholas Paul Patti, 12; Kirsten Elizabeth Patti, 8; Scott Thomas Patti, 6; and Zachary Todd Patti, 6. Maternal grandparents are John R. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:00:48 EST Nashua High School Class of 1949 holds 65th reunion http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/1047175-478/nashua-high-school-class-of-1949-holds.html NASHUA – The Nashua High School Class of 1949 held its 65th and final reunion at Nashua Country Club on Wednesday, Sept. 17. Class members assembled from near and far to say hello and goodbye to long-ago friends. Forty-one stalwart classmates, along with their guests, greeted mostly recognizable faces merely by graduation picture name tags; however, a few still have that look of youth. Many who were unable to attend sent interesting notes and warm regards. The class song “You’ll Never Walk Alone” was gustily rendered by all, albeit with printed words. Thanked by all in attendance were the committee’s hardworking group, Chairman Jack Atkinson, Robert Prince, Mary Jane Hickey Spaulding, Marie Brousseau and Paul Ouelette. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:00:59 EST Harbor Homes in Nashua seeks help with Thanksgiving dinner for homeless http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/charity/1047184-478/harbor-homes-in-nashua-seeks-help-with.html NASHUA – Harbor Homes is preparing for its 14th annual Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless and those in need of a hot meal. This is a much enjoyed and highly anticipated event for those who would like to share a hot Thanksgiving dinner with other community members who also find themselves in need. The holidays can be an especially challenging time of year for some of our neighbors. The dinner serves 300-400 individuals each year. Harbor Homes is seeking help. It needs turkeys and canned vegetables (corn, green beans) to make the dinner a reality this year. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:01:41 EST Rite Aid awards $10,000 KidsCents grant to Nashua Children’s Home http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/charity/1047185-478/rite-aid-awards-10000-kidscents-grant-to.html NASHUA – The Rite Aid Foundation presented a $10,000 KidsCents grant to the Nashua Children’s Home on Monday, Sept. 15, at the Rite Aid pharmacy at 331 Main St. The Nashua Children’s Home is a nonprofit organization that provides care and stability to boys and girls who are unable to remain with their families, special-education services for students who haven’t been successful in public school settings, and supportive housing for youth transitioning to adulthood. The grant is in celebration of the Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program, an in-store program that supports nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children. The foundation announced that it is encouraging members of the company’s wellness program to designate their rounded-up change to one of the 205 approved KidCents charities on www.kidscents.com. Each of the 205 inaugural KidCents charities, which were selected by Rite Aid associates across the country, will receive a $10,000 KidCents grant, totaling more than $2 million in donations from the Rite Aid Foundation. To participate in the program, Rite Aid customers can sign into their wellness account at www.kidcents.com and review the profiles of approved charities. Each charity profile features information about the organization and the services it provides, as well as stories of those helped by the organization. Once a charity is selected, the next time the customer shops at Rite Aid, his or her purchase will be rounded up to the nearest dollar and the change will be designated to the selected charity. Since its inception in 2001, the Rite Aid Foundation has awarded more than $17 million to nonprofit organizations, and Rite Aid has partnered with its customers to raise and donate $65 million to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the county. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:01:46 EST Rite-Aid awards $10,000 KidsCents grant to Nashua Children’s Home http://www.nashuatelegraph.com//www.cabinet.com/cabinet/cabinetreadersubmitted/1047199-308/rite-aid-awards-10000-kidscents-grant-to-nashua.html NASHUA – The Rite Aid Foundation presented a $10,000 KidsCents grant to the Nashua Children’s Home on Monday, Sept. 15, at the Rite Aid pharmacy at 331 Main St. The Nashua Children’s Home is a nonprofit organization that provides care and stability to boys and girls who are unable to remain with their families, special education services for students who haven’t been successful in public school settings and supportive housing for youth transitioning to adulthood. The grant is in celebration of the Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program, an in-store program that supports nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children. The foundation announced it is encouraging members of the company’s wellness program to designate their rounded-up change to one of the 205 approved KidCents charities on www.kidscents.com. Each of the 205 inaugural KidCents charities, which were selected by Rite Aid associates across the country, will receive a $10,000 KidCents grant, totaling more than $2 million in donations from the Rite Aid Foundation. To participate in the program, Rite Aid customers can sign into their wellness account at www.kidcents.com and review the profiles of approved charities. Each charity profile features information about the organization and the services it provides, as well as stories of those helped by the organization. Once a charity is selected, the next time the customer shops at Rite Aid, his or her purchase will be rounded up to the nearest dollar and the change will be designated to the selected charity. Since its inception in 2001, the Rite Aid Foundation has awarded more than $17 million to nonprofit organizations, and Rite Aid has partnered with its customers to raise and donate $65 million to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the county. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:02:10 EST 27-unit Alzheimer’s facility added to Nashua Crossing assisted living http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047166-469/27-unit-alzheimers-facility-added-to-nashua-crossing.html NASHUA – A 27-bed addition for people with Alzheimer’s and other memory impairment disorders has been built at The $3.5 million addition is a secured one-story wing that includes 20 one- and two-bedroom apartments with a number of handicap accessible apartments mix. The expansion adds to the existing 62 apartments of traditional assisted living at Nashua Crossings, 674 W Hollis St. “There is a growing need for memory care assisted living residences in the Greater Nashua area,” said Rob Memmolo, executive director of Nashua Crossings. “This addition allows us to better support our current residents and their families as well as those in the greater Nashua community.” The facility is owned by Benchmark Senior Living, based in Wellesley, Mass. –TELEGRAPH STAFF Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:04:29 EST Nashua honors internationally renowned artist at aldermen meeting http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047031-469/nashua-honors-internationally-renowned-artist-at-aldermen.html NASHUA – The Board of Aldermen on Tuesday night honored local artist Dominique Boutaud, whose work is known internationally and who played a key role in launching and guiding to success the city’s annual observance of the Week of the Francophonie. The board, along with Mayor Donnalee Lozeau and members of the public present for the meeting, recognized Boutaud and congratulated her for receiving a silver medal and diploma from La Societe Academique Arts, Sciences, Lettres, a prestigious French academic society that honors men and women for accomplishment in art, science and liberal arts. Boutaud’s awards and honors “are too numerous to mention,” Ward 6 alderman Paul Chasse said in reading a proclamation that the board and Lozeau drafted to mark the occasion. Boutaud creates her artwork “in the spirit of peace,” Chasse added. Lozeau also praised Boutaud, thanking her for “the beauty you’ve brought to the city and worldwide recognition” to Nashua. Admitting that she was never a big fan of abstract art – Boutaud’s prime genre – Lozeau told Boutaud she “opened my eyes” to abstract artwork. Boutaud, a native of Nice, France, who became a U.S. citizen in 2008, also accepted a key to the city from Lozeau, who said it was in recognition “for the artistic flair (Boutaud) brings to the city of Nashua.” Boutaud, along with longtime Nashuan Georgi Hippauf and a number of others, brought the Week of the Francophonie to Nashua several years ago to pay tribute to the city’s French heritage and the role that Franco Americans played in building Nashua into the city it is today. The La Societe Academique created the award in 1915 to promote art, culture and language. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:00:53 EST Veterans Count expanding to other states, even as Easter Seals loses some veterans programs http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047032-469/veterans-count-expanding-to-other-states-even.html The long-running Veterans Count charitable program spearheaded by a pair of Nashua businessmen is being expanded to other states because it has worked well here, even as its parent organization, Easter Seals New Hampshire, loses oversight of some veterans counseling services back home. “We are trying to replicate the philanthropic part at every Easter Seals in every state,” said Karen Van Der Beken, chief development officer for Easter Seals New Hampshire. “Sy (Mahfuz) is in Kansas right now, talking to the Easter Seals there about starting a  Veterans Count,” she said, in reference to the Persian Rug Galley owner who, with Tom Tessier, has been a driving force behind Veterans Count for two years. Programs similar to Veterans Count have been started or will soon start in Maine, Vermont, New York and Rhode Island, she said. Veterans Count is a  money-raising arm to help pay for veterans services operated under Easter Seals’ oversight. Those services range from counseling to help with jobs, rent or even occasional car repairs. The expansion of Veterans Count is an unintended consequence of a federal National Guard ruling that in July took control of about $1 million worth of veterans programs away from New Hampshire Easter Seals. Easter Seals lost control after seven years, despite a rebuke from Gov. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:57:36 EST Nashua church to send 10,000 meals abroad to help the hungry http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047033-469/nashua-church-to-send-10000-meals-abroad.html A Nashua church will be assembling 10,000 long-lasting dehydrated, nutrient-rich meals this weekend to ship out to people across the globe. The Unitarian-Universalist Church of Nashua has been raising money to put the project together all summer. Church member and event organizer Ellen Barr said the fund raising goal was 25 cents per meal, or $2,500. “We ended up raising double...we’re giving the entire amount to ‘Stop Hunger Now,’” said Barr. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:01:05 EST Lambert to chair former opponent Garcia’s veterans coalition http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047041-469/lambert-to-chair-former-opponent-garcias-veterans.html Former state Sen. Gary Lambert of Nashua, who lost the Republican primary for New Hampshire’s second U.S. Congressional district to Marilinda Garcia on Sept. 9, has agreed to head up Garcia’s Veterans for Marilinda Coalition, a strong signal that Lambert has put into the past Garcia’s refusal to shake his hand following a pre-primary debate. “Marilinda Garcia is a principled, honest, and independent leader who will guarantee that New Hampshire is fully prepared for the challenges that lie ahead,” Lambert said Tuesday in accepting the chairmanship of Garcia’s coalition. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:54:49 EST Shaheen talks jobs at Nashua company; Brown talks foreign policy in Manchester http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047042-469/shaheen-talks-jobs-at-nashua-company-brown.html NASHUA – On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen kicked off a “New Hampshire Jobs First” tour at the W.H Bagshaw company. The company, which is one of the oldest suppliers of pins and wire assemblies in the country, is a friendly place for Shaheen. Last May, company vice president Adria Bagshaw was featured in an ad advocating for Shaheen. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:02:35 EST Roland A. Breault http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1047047-466/roland-a.-breault.html Roland A. Breault, 94, a well-known Nashua resident, died Sunday morning, September 21, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua after a brief illness. Born in Derry, NH on February 3, 1920, he was the only child of the late Eudore and Mary (Lavoie) Breault. A resident of Nashua since early childhood, Roland attended the former Sacred Heart School for Boys and was a graduate of Nashua High School Class of 1938. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:34:01 EST Nancy Jasper Rade http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1047049-466/nancy-jasper-rade.html Nancy Jasper Rade died on August 23, 2014, one week before her 84th birthday. Nancy battled Parkinson’s disease for several years and died at home in Nipomo, California with her husband by her side. Born in Nashua, N.H. and raised in Hudson where her family operated a large poultry farm, she attended elementary school in Hudson and graduated from High Mowing High School in Wilton. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:37:00 EST Exeter rallies past Nashua South, 3-2 http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1047016-457/exeter-rallies-past-nashua-south-3-2.html The Blue Hawks snapped a 2-2 tie with about 15 minutes remaining to spoil a good Panther effort which included two goals by Mauricio Acevedo. Ryan Guidaboni had an assist while South keeper Chris Jiminez had four saves. South, which had leads of 1-0 and 2-1, fell to 3-4. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 22:00:47 EST Nashua Police say man fired ‘at least four rounds’ into air; nobody hurt http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046975-469/nashua-police-say-man-fired-at-least.html NASHUA – A city man who is accused of firing “at least four rounds” into the air from a handgun during a Sunday morning dispute has been charged with two felonies. No one was injured in the incident. Police say that, at approximately 3:10 a.m., two Nashua Police patrol officers heard 4 to 5 gunshots in the area of West Hollis Street at Walnut Street. Upon their arrival they observed a group of about 10 individuals, police said. Police said Miguel Ortiz, 20, of 10 Badger St., fired a handgun and was taken into custody at the scene. Police say that Ortiz had discarded the handgun in an alley just before police arrived. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:01:30 EST Clifford McCoy http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046955-466/clifford-mccoy.html Clifford McCoy, 99, of Lantana, FL and former resident of Hudson, died on September 14, 2014. Mr. McCoy was born on April 4, 1915, in Hudson, NH, a son of the late Daniel G. and Bessie (Rivers) McCoy. He was a longtime employee of General Electric. Following his retirement after his career with GE, he and his wife Jessie opened and ran a restaurant, McCoy’s Drive-In in Hampton, NH. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:04:55 EST Police say man fired ‘at least four rounds’ in air http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046959-469/police-say-man-fired-at-least-four.html NASHUA – A city man who is accused of firing “at least four rounds” into the air from a handgun during a Sunday morning dispute has been charged with two felonies. No one was injured in the incident. Police say that, at approximately 3:10 a.m., two Nashua Police patrol officers heard 4 to 5 gunshots in the area of West Hollis Street at Walnut Street. Upon their arrival they observed a group of about 10 individuals, police said. Police said Miguel Ortiz, 20, of 10 Badger St., fired a handgun and was taken into custody at the scene. Police say that Ortiz had discarded the handgun in an alley just before police arrived. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:04:24 EST LongHorn Steakhouse gets excellence award http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/business/1046968-464/longhorn-steakhouse-gets-excellence-award.html NASHUA – Marie Tupper, managing partner of the LongHorn Steakhouse at 5 Harold Drive, has accepted the company’s “Team Excellence Award.” The award recognizes teamwork and an ongoing commitment to an excellent guest experience when dining at LongHorn. The Nashua restaurant was recognized for a variety of factors, including overall guest satisfaction. The Nashua LongHorn Steakhouse will receive a gift for each of its team members, a celebratory party, and a visit from Regional Vice President Dennis Garside and Director of Operations John Coppa. The Nashua LongHorn Steakhouse is one of four restaurants selected from the more than 460 LongHorn Steakhouse locations. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:06:31 EST Authority to rewrite alcohol policy at Nashua’s Keefe Auditorium rests with school board http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046973-469/authority-to-rewrite-alcohol-policy-at-nashuas.html NASHUA – City school board members have the authority allow the sale of alcohol at school facilities despite a question over jurisdiction. Earlier this month, the Nashua School Board heard requests from Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce President Chris Williams and Symphony NH Director Eric Valliere to consider the sale of alcohol at Keefe Auditorium for special events. The discussion paused after members decided to see whether any other city governing body should be included. Located within Elm Street Middle School, Keefe serves as Nashua’s largest arts venue. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:43:00 EST Building codes serve a purpose http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/opinion/editorials/1046987-465/building-codes-serve-a-purpose.html The Nashua Code Enforcement Department’s website says its mission is to “assure compliance with city housing and zoning ordinances in order to protect the environment and the health and safety of the community, maintain property values and maintain an esthetically pleasing environment.” It’s not the sort of work that is likely to win those who do it any popularity contests. The department was in the news last month when three Nashua landlords were arrested and charged with an assortment of violations and misdemeanors. That action followed what officials said was a months-long investigation into alleged violations, though one of the landlords called The Telegraph to claim he was being harassed by the city. Such disputes are exactly why we have judges in this country. Building codes can sometimes be burdensome and even seem extreme, at times, but they serve a valuable purpose, too. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:00:53 EST Nashua firefighter lost life after a call http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/living/lifestyles/1047086-469/nashua-firefighter-lost-life-after-a-call.html Editor’s Note: Imagine Nashua: Then & Now is a weekly photo column by Don Himsel. Each week, he will feature an old photo within a more recent photo and an explanation of how he got the shot. Sometimes I’m handed a real gem. This is certainly one of them. The photo comes to me courtesy of a longtime friend, Eric Aldrich. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:15:57 EST Some pets rescued from blaze http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1047092-469/some-pets-rescued-from-blaze.html HUDSON – Firefighters rescued two dogs and two cats during an early morning fire that left a Hudson home uninhabitable, but some family pets did not survive. Firefighters were called to the fire at 6 D Street around 12.52 a.m. and arrived to find flames coming from a second floor window of the two-story, single family home. All of the residents had evacuated the building before firefighters arrived, but the family pets were still inside. Hudson Fire Lt. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:10:01 EST Police: Nashua man punched woman, took 18-pack of beer http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046977-469/police-nashua-man-punched-woman-took-18-pack.html NASHUA – A Nashua man who is accused of punching a woman in the face and took an 18-pack of beer has been arrested by Nashua police. On Sunday, Sept. 21, at 4:24 p.m., police say, they arrested Stephan Peno, 20, of 2 Charlotte Ave., on charges of theft and assault. Police say that on Sept. 9, at approximately 10:19 p.m., a woman reported that she had been assaulted outside the West Hollis Street Market, 72 West Hollis St. As she walked out of the store, Peno took an 18 pack of beer from her, police said. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:07:23 EST Police say Nashua burglar had a snack and a drink while rummaging through Hollis home http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046938-469/police-say-nashua-burglar-had-a-snack.html HOLLIS – A Nashua man on a burglary spree is accused of breaking into a Hollis home and having a snack and a drink of alcohol while collecting items to steal from the house, police said. Jeremie Grondin, age 32, of Main Street in Nashua, was arrested and charged with Burglary, a Class A Felony, and Criminal Mischief, a Class A Misdemeanor, police said. On Sunday around 6 a.m. Hollis police responded to a home on Crestwood Drive for an activated burglary alarm and found that a rear window of the home was smashed out and someone was possibly inside the home. Officers from the Nashua Police Department responded to assist in the search of the home. After smashing the window and entering the home, Grondin consumed food and alcohol from the residence while gathering other items from various areas of the house, police said. Grondin was held overnight at the Valley Street Jail on $20,000 cash bail and was arraigned Monday morning at 8:15 a.m. in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:04:05 EST Nashua North handles Londonderry, 3-1 http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1046944-457/nashua-north-handles-londonderry-3-1.html The Titans raised their record to 6-2 after games of 25-19, 25-23, 9-25, and 25-19. Kaylee Derrington led the way with 12 service points, three kills and two blocks while Taylor Choate added 11 kills five blocks and 18 points, Also for Nashua North Rosa Casalduc (six kills, one block, 14 points); Allison Paluzzi (eight points, three kills) and Amand Stumpf (five points, six kills, two blocks) had a big night. Norths hosts Alvirne on Tuesday. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:00:51 EST Aldermen to discuss escrow, budget surpluses Tuesday http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046899-469/aldermen-to-discuss-escrow-budget-surpluses-tuesday.html NASHUA – Officially it’s called a $5.1 million tax-rate buy down, but what it means is that with the Board of Aldermen’s approval, Nashua taxpayers could see a nearly 3 percent reduction in the tax rate. The request, which has earned the support of the aldermanic Budget Review Committee, is one of several resolutions the full board will take up at Tuesday’s meeting, which starts at 7:30 p.m. in the aldermanic chamber. Also on the agenda is a resolution that would take roughly $2.9 million in unused escrow funds from the last city budget and apply it to various projects and accounts such as the Main Street sidewalk project, crosswalks, downtown improvement initiatives and to replenish such funds as snow removal and pension costs. City chief financial officer John Griffin addressed the resolutions to the Budget Review Committee, saying that proper management of the city tax rate hinges in large part on the use of fund balances. The $5.1 million that he and Lozeau are suggesting for that purpose, Griffin said, is up slightly from the past three years, which showed $4.3 million surpluses that the city applied to the unassigned fund. Unspent appropriations, meanwhile, total about $1.75 million, Griffin said. If the resolution passes, he told the committee, the balance of the current unassigned fund – formerly called the undesignated fund – would stand at about $28.77 million. Alderman at Large David Deane, president of the board and chairman of the Budget Review Committee, raised the possibility of using around $50,000 from the escrow accouints to assist the Nashua Senior Activities Center, which is in the process of addressing ongoing budget deficits and looking for ways to raise new revenue. “As we all know, they have a problem,” Deane said of the center. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:55:00 EST Nashua’s VGo ‘telehealth’ robot to be on sidelines at Dartmouth football games http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046901-469/nashuas-vgo-telehealth-robot-to-be-on.html Nashua-based VGo will provide a “telemedicine” robot on the sidelines of Dartmouth College’s home football games, as part of a remote concussion assessment pilot project. The program started at the first home game on Saturday, Sept. 20. This pilot is part of a Dartmouth Athletics initiative in which the Dartmouth-Hitchcok Center for Telehealth will provide real-time, emergency clinical support via virtual technologies to a variety of Dartmouth sports, said Drew Galbraith, senior associate athletics director for Dartmouth Peak Performance. VGo was founded in 2007 by former executive of the company iRobot, including Tim Root, a Nashua native and 1984 graduate of Bishop Guertin High School. It is one of a number of companies making telepresence robots, which might be thought of as a wireless Skype connection atop a remote-controlled Roomba. This allows people to not only have real-time video connections but to roll around within an environment, creating a kind of “tele-presence.” VGo has focused on the medical market, deploying the robots with visiting nurses and in hospital settings, to allow doctors better long-distance care. Several other companies, including Roomba-maker iRobot itself, offer similar devices. Dr. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:03:41 EST Nashua man’s conference in fatal accident case postponed to Oct. 30 http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046903-469/nashua-mans-conference-in-fatal-accident-case.html NASHUA – A medical emergency suffered Aug. 31 by an attorney for Nghia Huynh, the 37-year-old Nashua man indicted in connection with the February crash that killed his 14-year-old son, has delayed a settlement conference until late October. Judge Jacalyn Colburn had granted Huynh’s motion for the settlement conference, based on allegations raised by the attorney, Sven Wiberg of Portsmouth, that police, in the aftermath of the Feb. 21 accident, may have conducted searches and recorded videos in violation of Huynh’s constitutional rights. The motion was granted on Sept. 8, and the conference was set for Sept. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:52:00 EST Area’s major roads have fewer vehicles than in mid-2000s (despite what you think) http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046904-469/areas-major-roads-have-fewer-vehicles-than.html It might seem that traffic keeps getting worse, but the number of vehicles on major east-west and north-south roads in the Nashua region is less than it was before the recession hit. This is one of a number of charts and maps taken from the draft of the 2015-2035 Regional Plan from the Nashua Regional Planning Commission. The plan examines the current and future state of the 13-town Nashua region, which stretches from Lyndeborough in the west to Pelham in the east to Merrimack in the north. The draft can be seen online at www.granitestatefuture.org/  regions/nashua-region/documents. The commission is seeking public input on its draft and will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:04:32 EST Backpacks weighing down Elm Street students http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046906-469/backpacks-weighing-down-elm-street-students.html NASHUA – Nearly half of the students participating in a “backpack weigh in” at Elm Street Middle School last week were hauling around overloaded backpacks . Elm Street Middle School hosted the weigh in to advise students on how to prevent future health problems. Many students overload their backpacks, according to the American Occupational Therapy Association, which recommends that the ideal backpack weight should be 10 percent or less of a student’s body weight. And as kids cram books, snacks, water bottles and school supplies around on their backs, some school bags weigh in at 20 pounds or more. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:43:09 EST Classes in Greater Nashua – Sept. 22 update http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/events/1046923-478/classes-in-greater-nashua--sept.-22.html EDITOR’S NOTE: Class listings are submitted by readers and are only lightly edited. NASHUA COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION CLASSES St. Joseph Hospital’s Community Health Education will offer the following free classes. To register, or for more information: 595-3168 or stjosephhospital.com. Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster: A Guide to Mind-Body Techniques: 4-6 p.m. Sept. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:02:16 EST Joseph Alec Gendron http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046925-466/joseph-alec-gendron.html Joseph Alec Gendron, 93, of Nashua, NH, died Friday, September 19, 2014 at Greenbrier Terrace Nursing Facility in Nashua, NH surrounded by loving family. Joseph was born on July 21, 1921 in Derry, NH, son of the late Joseph and Clarisse (Lavoie) Gendron and was also predeceased by his loving wife, Jeanne (Lafrance) Gendron; and two brothers, Albert and Romeo Gendron. Joseph served his country honorably in the Army and for more than 25 years was employed by Producers Dairy as a milkman. Joseph formerly coached Ward 9 baseball in Nashua and enjoyed watching UNH Hockey. He was a very handy man to have around and always helped out. Joseph is survived by a daughter, Annette J. Lavoie of Nashua, NH; Sally Eastman, who held a special place in the family; a brother, Rene Gendron and wife Theresa of Hudson, NH; a sister-in-law, Julie Gendron of Hudson, NH; a grandson, Robert Lavoie and wife Kim of Knoxville, TN; two great-grandchildren, Adeline and Nathan; two nieces, Estelle, Yvonne and husband Greg; and a dear friend, Sheila. A Funeral Mass will begin at 10:00am Monday (today) in St. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:02:27 EST Library events in Greater Nashua – Sept. 22 update http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/events/1046932-478/library-events-in-greater-nashua--sept..html NOTE: Library items are submitted by the libraries and are only lightly edited. For more library events, visit nashuatelegraph.com/community. NASHUA Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., 589-4600, carol.eyman@nashua library.org, www.nashualibrary.org. LIBRARY NOW OPEN ON SUNDAYS The library will be open on Sundays from 1-5 p.m. through May 17. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:01:10 EST Nashua South football rolls over Merrimack http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1046797-457/nashua-south-football-rolls-over-merrimack.html NASHUA - What would Saturday’s Nashua South-Merrimack High School football game been like without the Tomahawks’ seven critical turnovers? Probably a tight, hard-fought contest to the end, but we’ll really never know. Instead, the Panthers said “Thank you very much” and rolled to their first win of the year, 43-14, at Stellos Stadium. “We’re still trying to find our identity,” South coach Scott Knight said. “When you’re 0-2, your back’s not against the wall, but you’ve got to get that win, just for the kids’ confidence, they believe they can (win). When you’re 0-3 out of the gate, your back’s against the wall and your confidence can really take a nosedive.” The Tomahawks (2-1) didn’t have that problem, coming in unbeaten, but mistakes (three interceptions, four fumbles) just handed the Panthers’ points. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:25:00 EST Nashua Elks, PAL Force football teams win http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/kidssports/1046798-457/nashua-elks-pal-force-football-teams-win.html The Nashua Grade 8 Crusaders notched their first win of the season with an impressive 35-0 defeat of the NorRock Vikings. The Crusader defense received big plays from Casey McNally (interception), Brendon Frost (fumble recovery), Tanner Plourde (interception), and Quincy Cotto (fumble recovery). Nashua also received multiple tackle performances from Tommy Cullerton, Jaylan Pacheco, Andrew Penkala, Josh McElligott, Brandon Martin, Braden McDonnell, Anthony Dowd, Jacob Babb, Cole Desmond, Alex Fortier, and Justin Arnesen. Also playing well on the defensive line were Adam Paquette and Nathanael Tejeda. On the offensive side of the ball, the Crusader line was very effective thanks to the play of Tim Santerre, Warren Curtis, Martin, McDonnell, Arnesen, and McElligott. The Elks found the end zone five different times on runs from Plourde (50 yards), Pacheco (two TDs, McNally (20 yards), and Cullerton (7 yards). McElligott connected on two two-point kicks and Frost barreled into the end zone on an extra point attempt to cap off the scoring for the afternoon. The Crusader’s special team unit also had an impressive afternoon. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:55:01 EST David Roland Gagne http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046818-466/david-roland-gagne.html David Roland Gagne, 42, died Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at SNHMC in Nashua. He was born on May 20, 1972 in Lowell, MA, the son of Paul Gagne and Priscilla. He enjoyed playing pool, singing, and spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed teaching his nieces and nephews life lessons and watching them grow up. David is survived by his mother, Priscilla Gagne; his brother Kevin Gagne and his wife Donna and their four children, Kevin, Jessica, Joshua and Jeremy; his sister, Nancy Nguyen and her husband Nghia and their two children Christy and Nghia; his sister, Kathy Gilbert and her husband William and their three children, Jacob, William and Tabitha; as well as his sister, Rose Gagne and her three children, Justin, Angela and Amy. SERVICES: Services will be held privately. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:02:27 EST Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ A. Paradise http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046824-466/jacqueline-jackie-a.-paradise.html Jacqueline “Jackie” A. Paradise, 62, of Hudson, NH passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the Southern NH Medical Center, Nashua, NH. She was born June 11, 1952 in Nashua. She is the daughter of the late Maurice G. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:03:02 EST Joseph Alec Gendron http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046825-466/joseph-alec-gendron.html Joseph Alec Gendron, 93, of Nashua, NH, died Friday, September 19, 2014 at Greenbrier Terrace Nursing Facility in Nashua, NH surrounded by loving family. Joseph was born on July 21, 1921 in Derry, NH, son of the late Joseph and Clarisse (Lavoie) Gendron and was also predeceased by his loving wife, Jeanne (Lafrance) Gendron; and two brothers, Albert and Romeo Gendron. Joseph served his country honorably in the Army and for more than 25 years was employed by Producers Dairy as a milkman. Joseph formerly coached Ward 9 baseball in Nashua and enjoyed watching UNH Hockey. He was a very handy man to have around and always helped out. Joseph is survived by a daughter, Annette J. Lavoie of Nashua, NH; Sally Eastman, who held a special place in the family; a brother, Rene Gendron and wife Theresa of Hudson, NH; a sister-in-law, Julie Gendron of Hudson, NH; a grandson, Robert Lavoie and wife Kim of Knoxville, TN; two great-grandchildren, Adeline and Nathan; two nieces, Estelle, Yvonne and husband Greg; and a dear friend, Sheila. A Funeral Mass will begin at 10:00am in St. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:03:08 EST The Bu­zz on Facebook: Shock, dismay as longtime downtown Nashua hardware store closes http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046830-469/the-buzz-on-facebook-shock-dismay-as.html With news that downtown Nashua’s Aubuchon Hardware closed Monday, Telegraph readers took to Facebook to share their shock and dismay. By Saturday afternoon, the article had racked up 13,416 views, 72 shares and 22 “likes.” The shutting of the nearly 78-year-old store seemed to catch most commenters by surprise. “what?!? no!!!! I loved that store, Dennis & all the employees,” Laurie Barrett Ascani wrote of longtime store manager Dennis Archambeault. “that is a big loss for Main Street!” “No! Nashua needs that store!” lamented Kimmie Giovannini. Others recalled the time they spent in the store, and some of their experiences with staff members. “What a drag!! I loved that store,” Meghan McCarthy shared. “The employees were always so helpful..best of luck to them.” “Where i got the best elephant shaped watering can! On Sunday: wheelbarrow. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:03:28 EST Amherst murder-suicide, closing of a downtown icon and Tom Brady were top read stories in Telegraph http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046832-469/amherst-murder-suicide-closing-of-a-downtown-icon.html NASHUA – The tragic news of a mother being shot and killed by her adult son in her Amherst home during a murder-suicide was The Telegraph’s most read story online this week. State police first announced on Tuesday that two people were found dead in Amherst, possibly from a murder-suicide, but their names were not released. The next day, the attorney general’s office identified the victims as 69-year-old Elizabeth Trombly and her 35-year-old son John  Trombly, and confirmed the mother and son died from gunshot wounds from an AK-47. Family and friends mourned Elizabeth, who many called Betsy, and reacted with shock at the actions of her son, a student at Vermont Law School. Altogether, the three stories about the family’s sudden loss were read more than 12,000 times online. The second most read story was another sad tale: Nashua’s Aubuchon Hardware closed Monday after 78 years in business. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:45:33 EST Police chief puzzled over mayor’s veto of Nashua police patrolmen’s contract http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046834-469/police-chief-puzzled-over-mayors-veto-of.html NASHUA – Mayor Donnalee Lozeau’s veto of the latest version of the proposed seven-year Nashua Police Patrolmen’s Association contract is puzzling, Police Chief John Seusing said Saturday, given that the clause that triggered her veto involves only about $80,000, a tiny fraction of the multimillion- dollar pact. “I don’t quite understand it,” Seusing said. “More than $500,000 is going right back to the city. Only a very small amount, about $80,000, would come out of (members’) accruals.” Seusing referred to the clause that allows about 57 of the 137 bargaining unit members to repay a share of their health care premiums – a stipulation that the union agreed to – by using their accrued sick or vacation time. All told, union members will collectively owe the city about $580,000 under current contract language, which would cover the share of health care premiums that they agreed to reimburse the city. Union members will repay most of it – about $500,000, according to Seusing – when they receive their retroactive pay, which was also agreed to in the contract. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:47:06 EST Community gets inside look at Nashua police headquarters, equipment http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046837-469/community-gets-inside-look-at-nashua-police.html The minute she heard Saturday’s Nashua Police Department open house would include vehicles that kids could sit in, on, or walk through, the first thing Jill Belben did was call her sister in Belmont, Mass. “As soon as I found that out, I knew they’d love it,” Belben said of two of her nephews as one of them, Nolan Rizvi, stretched to reach the handle grips while perched upon a police-issue Harley Davidson motorcycle under the watchful eye of motorcycle officer Frank Lombardi. So up from Belmont came Dawn and Imran Rizvi and their sons Saturday morning to join hundreds of other people at the open house, an event the department resurrected this year as part of its ongoing community involvement initiatives. “This is so cool, Dawn Rizvi said. Three-year-old Nolan, she says, loves anything to do with police and firefighters. For six hours, police threw open the doors to just about every department and phase of police work, demonstrating equipment, explaining the booking process, describing how a normal day in the office can turn into a hectic scene in minutes when uniformed officers, detectives and their supervisors are suddenly summoned to a crime scene. Among the most popular stops on the tour, which was self-guided and marked with arrows and signs, was the firearms range, where officers qualify and periodically train in the use of firearms. Several demonstrations, an hour apart, on the department’s firearms training unit simulator gave visitors some insight into how officers are trained and what types of scenarios they face when qualifying. Down the hall, small groups going to and from the range stopped at the booking area, where officers assigned to that duty described the wide range of people they process on any given day. More often than not, one officer said, young people who find themselves being booked, then led to one of several holding cells to await bail or further processing, are good kids from good homes who simply made a mistake. The three holding cell areas – male, female and juvenile – differ very little; each has the common metal sink-toilet combination and wooden bunk and is surrounded by iron bars and painted cinderblock walls. Many visitors stood inside the cells to get an idea what it’s like; parents were heard telling their children, often in a joking manner, that it was where they’d end up if they don’t obey. Much of the activity took place outside around the building, where vehicles from motorcycles and 4-wheelers to the crime scene mobile command post and the department’s Bearcat armored vehicle were on display. In front of the large blue crime scene van, detectives took turns explaining the different equipment they use. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:04:21 EST Two city block parties down, one to go on Sept. 27 http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046838-469/two-city-block-parties-down-one-to.html NASHUA – The music varied from jazz and be-bop funk to high-energy classic rock with a ’90s grunge flavor, while the food ranged from Portland Pie pizza to Texas Roadhouse barbecue. Otherwise, the two city block parties had much in common, including quite a few residents who found a lot to like. A third neighborhood block party that takes place this coming Saturday, Sept. 27, will combine two other parties that were also scheduled for Saturday but were postponed for different reasons. The party, to be held at Nashua Police Athletic League headquarters at 52 Ash St., will be a blend of the Nashua PAL party, rescheduled because Nashua PAL took part in Saturday’s Nashua Police Department open house, and the Kirkpatrick Park party, postponed from Saturday because of a family emergency involving a key organizer. Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce CEO Chris Williams said organizers decided to combine the two parties to put their resources in one place, making it more convenient for those who plan to attend. The two that took place Saturday were at Atherton Avenue Park and on the grounds of Nashua Community College on Amherst Street. Neither drew a throng, but they enjoyed a steady flow of visitors, many of them teens and children, a key demographic organizers like to attract to the parties. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:04:28 EST Nashua’s Rivier University dedicates Learning Commons, makes progress on Gateway Project http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046839-469/nashuas-rivier-university-dedicates-learning-commons-makes.html NASHUA – Rivier University’s  Gateway Project hit a milestone Friday with the dedication of a new campus hub, called the Learning Commons. Faculty, staff, students and community members gathered to celebrate the new hub with a ribbon cutting and blessing. Located at 2 Robinson Road across from Hayward’s Ice Cream, the 15,000-square-foot building provides space for student learning and activities. The Learning Commons houses a writing center, career development center, disability services and a counseling center. “This is a place which we wish our students to call a hub, a center, a destination,” said Rivier University’s president, Sister Paula Marie Buley. “These projects have opened up the campus to our community. They can see the campus is alive and active.” The Gateway Project comprises a series of additions and makeovers taking place across the 68-acre campus. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:50:29 EST Bellying up to the school bar http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/opinion/editorials/1046840-465/bellying-up-to-the-school-bar.html It’s not every day you hear someone asking to serve alcohol at a city school. That was the proposal from Chris Williams, the president of the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce, and it certainly caught people’s attention. What Williams was asking for was a chance to serve alcohol – primarily beer and wine – after hours at Elm Street Middle School’s Keefe Auditorium. Symphony NH director Eric Valliere advocated for the sale of alcohol as well. School board members weren’t so sure, and neither were members of the community. The reasoning behind the request is simple enough: The auditorium serves as the city’s de facto performing arts center, seating up to 1,400 people, and is a frequent venue for Symphony NH concerts. It’s understandable that some people would enjoy a glass of wine when they listen to a little chamber music. But because the auditorium is connected to a school, it raises a whole host of issues, like who will serve it, where it will be stored and whether it sends a bad message about alcohol consumption to the city’s students. But the request underscores a very important point: If the city grants this request, it recalls the furor that arose last year after a local Veterans of Foreign Wars post tried to take over the Arlington Street firehouse – which is adjacent to Dr. Crisp Elementary School – as the home for a new post headquarters. Much was made at the time about the fact that the VFW serves alcohol to its members in the post canteen. Aldermen, including board Vice President Lori Wilshire, argued that serving alcohol so close to a school building was wrong. She proposed an ordinance, which eventually failed, to ban the sale of alcohol within 500 feet of schools in the city. Alderman-at-Large Diane Sheehan also supported the failed ordinance and said allowing the VFW to move in next to the school and serve alcohol would be unprecedented. “This would probably be the only school grounds with a liquor license in the whole country,” Sheehan said at a neighborhood meeting in March. So now along comes the chamber president and the symphony director with a seemingly reasonable request, but one that has the additional hurdle of being similar to an issue – the VFW proposal – on which some city leaders voiced previous opposition. Our readers have already pointed this out. “This is a clear indication of the hypocrisy that exists in Nashua,” wrote one of the commenters on the story about potentially serving alcohol at Keefe. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:04:42 EST Small craft group needs baby yarn to keep the smallest babies warm http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/living/lifestyles/1046846-469/small-craft-group-needs-baby-yarn-to.html Premature birth is defined as a birth before 37 weeks; full term is 40 weeks. In general, the closer to the due date that a baby is born, the better his or her chances for being born healthy. However, with proper apparel and protection, most grow up to be healthy adults. Preemies’ skin is often very thin – almost transparent – making these infants especially vulnerable to chills. Some women with warm thoughts of others look to the Mailbag for yarn. Infant hats, blankets “We have a small craft group at our apartment building wishing to keep busy knitting and crocheting during the upcoming winter months, donating infant hats for preemies in the neonatal intensive care unit, small blankets and prayer shawls, knowing that pastors are always in need of them at the hospital,” writes Linda W., of Nashua (LTR 2,762). “I gave Dorothy, one of the crafters, a little yarn to get her started, and she has already made some of the cutest little hats with what I had, but much more is needed. “Do any Mailbag readers have any extra yarn, specifically baby-weight yarn, 7 ounce skeins, almost any color? Generic yarn would be great for the shawls, and much appreciated, as well. “Unless someone lives within two blocks of Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, we have to ask for yarn to be delivered, since none of us have cars or drive. “Also, does anyone know of specific places that are in need of knitted/crocheted goods such as these hats, booties, infant blankets and prayer shawls? “As always I wish to thank the Mailbag’s readers for their generosity to us who make our requests. We would all be poorer without the Mailbag, your love and caring for others and the things you do for them.” Maya Angelous said, “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” Linda can be reached at 882-9314. Students need laptop “Two young boys, ages 11 and 9, need a laptop computer for school and homework,” says Jan C., of Nashua (LTR 2,849). Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:05:17 EST Nashua North takes flight with new JROTC program http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/hscolumns/1046847-478/nashua-north-takes-flight-with-new-jrotc.html There is a new class at Nashua High School North that has been getting everyone’s attention. If you are a North student and have ever been interested in the Air Force, you’re in luck. All North students are welcome to take a variety of Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps classes, a program introduced to North this year. The variations of the course include aviation history, drill only, cultural awareness, survival, introduction to flight and exploration of space. Each course is a semester long and open to any grade level. The teachers are Maj. Douglas Mitchell and Chief Master Sgt. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:05:23 EST Pets of the week for Sept. 21 http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/1046857-478/pets-of-the-week-for-sept.-21.html Humane Society for Greater Nashua SHADOW Hi! I like to explore, and have gotten used to being outside, so being a barn cat would suit me just fine. You see, I really love people, but I’ve never quite mastered the litter box completely, so having the opportunity to go outdoors would be best for me. Don’t think that means I’m not social, though – I absolutely love people and getting attention! I love kids and adults alike. One of my favorite things is even climbing up people to sit on their shoulder – that’s how you know I really like you. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:06:19 EST Community events in Nashua – Sept. 21 update http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/events/1046859-478/community-events-in-nashua--sept.-21.html EDITOR’S NOTE: Calendar items are submitted by readers and are only lightly edited. COMMUNITY EVENTS NASHAWAY CHAPTER AUDUBON SOCIETY EVENTS The Nashaway Chapter of N.H. Audubon will visit the Raptor Migration Observatory at Miller State Park (Pack Monadnock) in Peterborough from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 21 to watch for migrating hawks. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:06:44 EST Blood drives in Greater Nashua – Sept. 21 update http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/events/1046866-478/blood-drives-in-greater-nashua--sept..html The American Red Cross will hold these blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org. 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 23: Elks Lodge, 120 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:07:25 EST New coaches reviving Nashua North, South boys soccer teams http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1046916-457/new-coaches-reviving-nashua-north-south-boys.html Jared Barbosa is the answer to a couple of trivia questions in Nashua High School South’s soccer history. In the fall of 2004, Year One of the Nashua High School split, Barbosa scored the first goal in a Nashua High School North-South boys soccer game. His Panthers won that first meeting 2-0. Ten years later, the 2005 graduate of South returned to the Panthers’ sideline for another milestone. On Sept. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:01:32 EST Nashua’s ranking is No. 32 or No. 8 http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046919-469/nashuas-ranking-is-no.-32-or-no..html Nashua is one of the 50 best cities to live in the U.S. But it’s only the eighth-best place to live in New Hampshire. Got that? Well, you can now forget it, because those two claims are as silly as they sound. They are among a veritable deluge of geographic rankings generated by publicity-seeking websites and publications, and which have no actual meaning. These sites grab free data produced by government agencies or online companies – crime rates, housing starts, percent of population with a college degree, average temperature, Yelp ratings, whatever – and mash it together willy-nilly to create some sort of score. The point is to have numbers attached to each location so they can be placed in an ordered list. Then you can send out emails saying that each state or city is the Xth best on your list, or the Xth friendliest or the Xth something-or-other, and hope people will click through to admire their hometown. Nashua benefited from high-profile versions of this gimmick when Money magazine listed Nashua as the country’s best place to live in 1987 and again in 1997. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:01:56 EST Week of great eats at downtown Nashua restaurants http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046828-469/week-of-great-eats-at-downtown-nashua.html The Main Street Farmers Dinner is the official kickoff to downtown Nashua’s Restaurant Week, which coincides with the start of fall and runs Sept. 21-28. Many of Nashua’s finest restaurants will offer special meals and prices throughout the week, including a three-course meal at MT’s Local Kitchen for $29.99, and a meal of paella, shrimp and grits, and albondiga, which is a type of meatball, at Stella Blu. Participating restaurants include Arena Sports Bar & Grill, Fody’s Great American Tavern, Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, MT’s Local Kitchen & Wine Bar, O’Briens Sports Bar, The Peddler’s Daughter, Portland Pie Co., San Francisco Kitchen, Stella Blu, Surf Seafood and Villa Banca. To get a list of the menus or discount offers from participating restaurants, visit www.downtown nashua.org/event/fall-restaurant-week. – Telegraph staff Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:03:22 EST Is Nashua among top 50 cities in U.S. or merely 8th best in NH? You decide http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046827-469/is-nashua-among-top-50-cities-in.html Nashua is one of the 50 best cities to live in the U.S. But it’s only the eighth-best place to live in New Hampshire. Got that? Well, you can now forget it, because those two claims are as silly as they sound. They are among a veritable deluge of geographic rankings generated by publicity-seeking websites and publications, and which have no actual meaning. These sites grab free data produced by government agencies or online companies – crime rates, housing starts, percent of population with a college degree, average temperature, Yelp ratings, whatever – and mash it together willy-nilly to create some sort of score. The point is to have numbers attached to each location so they can be placed in an ordered list. Then you can send out emails saying that each state or city is the Xth best on your list, or the Xth friendliest, or the Xth funkiest, or the Xth something-or-other, and hope people will click through to admire their hometown. This has been done for years, although the Web has turned the practice from novelty to irritant. Nashua, as is well known, benefited from high-profile versions of this gimmick before the Web made it easy to collect the data when Money magazine listed Nashua as the country’s best place to live in 1987 and again in 1997. Now it’s so easy to create rankings that two or three land in The Telegraph’s email inbox every week. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:03:18 EST Drug take-back box now in lobby of Nashua Police Department http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046826-469/drug-take-back-box-now-in-lobby-of.html The Nashua Police Department has a prescription drug take-back box in its lobby thanks to a donation from CVS Pharmacy. The box allows the public to safely dispose of unwanted or unused prescription drugs. Medication should be dropped off in the original containers, and can be deposited anonymously without checking in with members of the Police Department, police said. The box doesn’t accept needles and or syringes, thermometers, liquids, aerosols, inhalers, or bloody or infectious waste. The box is accessible 24 hours a day. – Telegraph staff Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:03:13 EST Alvirne has strong showing at Nashua Cross Country Invitational http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1046802-457/alvirne-has-strong-showing-at-nashua-cross.html Alvirne third, North fifth in Boys Nashua Cross Country Invitational No. 1 Pinkerton (34), No. 2 Londonderry (79), No. 3 Alvirne 114, No. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:01:19 EST http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046774-469/story.html CORRECTIONS Correction Prosecutors in the witness tampering case of former Nashua alderman Kathryn Vitale requested, and were granted by a judge, a delay in the start of Vitale’s trial, which was originally scheduled to begin in September but is now expected to take place in November. A story in Friday’s Telegraph on pages 1 and 4, and a headline on page 4, incorrectly stated that Vitale’s lawyers requested the delay. Correction Catnip is not made from the cannabis plant, as was alleged by a member of the audience at the Science Cafe NH on Wednesday and reported on page 1 of The Telegraph on Thursday. Catnip is Nepeta Cataria, a member of the mint family. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:51:58 EST State commission denies ballot bid by Hollis’ Stawasz http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046682-469/state-commission-denies-ballot-bid-by-hollis.html CONCORD – The number of candidates on the Nov. 4 ballot for District 5 Governor’s Council remains at two after a ruling handed down Thursday by the state Ballot Law Commission. The commission voted 5-0 to uphold Secretary of State William Gardner’s ruling that Thomas Stawasz, of Hollis, can’t have his name on the ballot because he didn’t collect enough petition signatures. Stawasz, a Republican and former state senator who represented District 13 from 1995-97, launched the petition in an attempt to get on the ballot as an Independent. He fell short of the 750 signatures necessary to qualify. Voters on Nov. 4 will choose between Republican David Wheeler, of Milford, and Democrat Diane Sheehan, of Nashua, for the District 5 seat, which came open earlier this year when incumbent Debora Pignatelli, of Nashua, announced she wouldn’t seek re-election. Wheeler beat Steve Hattamer, of Hollis, in the Sept. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:00:48 EST Mary E. Wingood http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046769-466/mary-e.-wingood.html Mary E. Wingood, 78, of Nashua passed away on Thursday September 18, 2014 at her home. Mary was born in New York on October 24, 1935, a daughter of the late Patrick and Alma (Smith) Wingood. Mary had been employed at St. Joseph Hospital for 33 years. Following her retirement, she became a volunteer at the hospital for the past 10 years. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:01:19 EST Part of 1850s mill building in Nashua torn down to make way for Broad Street Parkway http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046773-469/part-of-1850s-mill-building-in-nashua.html NASHUA – An excavator began tearing into a millyard building on Friday, making room for a section of the Broad Street Parkway planned for the Pine Street Extension area. About 12,000 square feet of brick Storehouse No. 2 is being taken down, according to Don Allard, of D.L. King and Associates, the general contractor coordinating the job. That is less than half of the total building, much of which will remain. The excavator drew a crowd of onlookers as it carefully clawed its way into the building, exposing ductwork, wiring and wooden beams. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:53:29 EST Mayor vetoes Nashua Police Patrolmen’s union contract http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046776-469/mayor-vetoes-nashua-police-patrolmens-union-contract.html NASHUA – Mayor Donnalee Lozeau vetoed the aldermen’s recent approval of a multiyear police contract, citing fairness to other city employees and a provision that allows about 40 percent of the Nashua Police Patrolmen’s union to use accrued sick or vacation time to repay a portion of their health care premiums. The contract, a seven-year agreement that is retroactive to July 1, 2011, includes a clause that permits 57 of the 137 bargaining unit members to use the accrued pay to satisfy a newly provision that requires union members to retroactively pay a higher share of their premiums. The Board of Aldermen, after lengthy discussion and against Lozeau’s wishes, approved the contract 13-2 at its Sept. 10 meeting. The dissenting votes were cast by Ward 3 Alderman David Schoneman and Alderman-at-Large Daniel Moriarty. Lozeau said in her notice of veto that while she stands by her long-held concern that the “price of this collective bargaining agreement exceeds what the city has budgeted for this contract,” she recognized there is a benefit to bringing the lengthy negotiations to a close. Still, she said, she can’t let stand the provision that allows the 57 bargaining unit members “to avoid the actual cost of paying back their health care premium increases using accrued sick or vacation leave.” The police contract would allow members to use their retroactive raises to repay what they owe the city under the payback clause. Lozeau takes issue with the language that allows members who exhaust their retroactive pay to then dip into their accrued sick or vacation fund. “No other city employee utilizing a city health care plan had this opportunity,” Lozeau said. Further, she said, she assured other city employees who agreed to pay a greater share of their premiums that “I would not accept any contracts that did not require all employees to share the same costs.” Lozeau reminded aldermen in her veto statement that the board “has recognized, up to now, that all our employees should share the same cost when utilizing city health care plans. “It was the fair thing to do, and it remains the only fair way to address this issue.” The language, Lozeau said, would cost the 57 members with accrued sick and vacation time nothing to “pay off” their remaining health care premiums “while other, less well-paid, city employees (will have) paid for their increased premiums with weekly wage deductions.” The contract, which runs through June 30, 2018, gives bargaining unit members salary increases that range from 0.7 percent the first year to 3.6 percent in fiscal 2015, with an average increase of 2.4 percent a year over the life of the pact. The total cost of the contract per employee, including salary, insurance, retirement and other benefits, ranges from a low of 1.2 percent to a high of 8.7 percent, with an average per-year cost of about 5.2 percent. The Board of Aldermen is scheduled to take up Lozeau’s veto next week. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:57:08 EST Closing of Nashua hardware store evokes fond memories http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046781-469/closing-of-nashua-hardware-store-evokes-fond.html Dennis Archambeault knows the history of the Nashua Aubuchon like nobody else, and he should: He has been hanging around the place since he was knee-high to the display racks. But you don’t have to look very hard for some pretty formidable challengers who might give Archambeault a run for his money; all you have to do is float the question, “What hardware stores to you remember when you were growing up in Nashua?” Then, put it up for all to see on a gadget that was the stuff of science fiction when we toddled, walked and ran through the hardware, appliance and toy aisles in any one of our favorite stores. The flood of lament triggered this week by news that Aubuchon Hardware, one of the granddaddies of downtown Nashua culture, was shuttering its doors after 78 years in the same spot happily morphed by midweek into a good, old-fashioned session of nostalgic one-upmanship that, thanks to the miracle of modern technology, inspired contributors from near, far and even farther. Time was, hardware stores were almost as common as corner markets, and hardware was only part of their inventory. So diverse were hardware stores in their offerings, you could even call them small department stores. But somehow, “C’mon, kids, let’s go down to the hardware store,” sounded like a lot more fun. If you’re familiar with the “You know you from the Old NASHUA IF” Facebook page, you won’t be surprised that most prolific among the online respondents to my query of “What hardware stores do you remember?” is John Bolduc. Among a bevy of other posts, he actually listed a bunch of hardware stores that operated downtown in the last 100-plus years. You’d have to be old to remember shopping at, say, Clark’s Hardware at 82-84 Main St., E.F. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:02:57 EST Looking back at the week in news http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/opinion/editorials/1046915-465/looking-back-at-the-week-in-news.html A new dawning for this  critical Nashua institution The Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter moved into its new quarters on Quincy Street this week, into a renovated building once occupied by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. If one measure of a community is how well it treats those who have the least, Nashua has every reason to be extra proud this week. The new soup kitchen offers help for individuals and families who need it in a setting that affords them every measure of respect and dignity. No longer will people have to wait in line on the street for meals; families will be able to sit and eat together in a special section; people who are looking for work will have computers available to aid them in that search. “We hope to be able to reach more people,” said Carol Weeks, community outreach manager for the shelter. “I’m hoping we can reach more of the elderly.” A capital campaign raised more than $2.6 million to renovate and set up the former VFW, and that’s not the kind of thing that just happens. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:01:19 EST North edges out Exeter http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1046745-457/north-edges-out-exeter.html Nashua North 3, Exeter 2 Game scores in the Nashua North win were 25-23, 19-25, 25-21, 24-26, and 15-13. Taylor Choate led the team with 19 kills, 17 service points, and one block. Amanda Stumpf added 12 kills, 12 service points, and two blocks, while Rosa Caslduc had nine kills and 20 service points. Sara Cordova and Allison Paluzzi combined for 10 kills and 20 service points. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:00:55 EST http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/granitegeek/1046729-468/a-vgo-telemedicine-robot-featured-in-science.html Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:16:00 EST Humane Society for Greater Nashua to hold community forums http://www.nashuatelegraph.com//www.cabinet.com/merrimackjournal/merrimackreadersubmitted/1046677-308/humane-society-for-greater-nashua-to-hold.html NASHUA – The Humane Society for Greater Nashua will hold the first in a series of community forums from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in the East Wing of the Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St. The event will offer the Humane Society an opportunity to present information on new animal care services being offered this winter. Additional forums are scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:02:40 EST High-flying dogs featured at Walk for Whiskers in Merrimack http://www.nashuatelegraph.com//www.cabinet.com/merrimackjournal/merrimackreadersubmitted/1046680-308/high-flying-dogs-featured-at-walk-for-whiskers.html NASHUA – The Humane Society for Greater Nashua will host its Walk for Whiskers from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, on the grounds of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Merrimack. The event raises much needed funds for medical care, food and shelter for the pets awaiting adoption at the Humane Society. The highlight will be two high-flying performances by the Ultimate Air Dogs, sponsored by the “Big Air Sponsor,” the Animal Hospital of Nashua. The Air Dogs will have two competitions to see which of their dogs will jump the farthest in their 45-foot pool. After the competition, guest dogs may even try a jump for a donation to the shelter. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:01:06 EST Nashua officials get up-close look at Broad Street Parkway progress http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046705-469/nashua-officials-get-up-close-look-at-broad.html NASHUA – Members of the Board of Public Works got a first-hand look-see at the progress on the Broad Street Parkway Thursday afternoon. Following a brief, special meeting that included a non-public session on what was described as a “personnel issue,” the commissioners, department heads and Mayor Donnalee Lozeau boarded a city bus and headed out. Among their stops was the Millyard, where project manager John Vancor described how crews go about drilling deep into the ground to prepare secure footing for the supports onto which the bridge assemblies will be placed. Audley Construction, a subcontractor, is working on what Vancor described as the “North Contract,” the portion of the Parkway from Broad Street to the Baldwin Street Bridge. It includes a 500-foot-long retaining wall along the Nashua River. Elsewhere on the parkway route, cement slabs have been poured and the sidewalk panels are ready to be installed. Liberty Utilities has replaced at least 152 feet of gas main on Baldwin Street, and workers have installed curbing and relocated telephone poles. The limited-access, two-lane Broad Street Parkway is scheduled to open in August 2015. The latest projections put the cost of the project at close to $64.4 million. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:01:15 EST Nashua pastimes: Floor hockey league is equal parts exercise, good-natured competition http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046706-469/nashua-pastimes-floor-hockey-league-is-equal.html EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the final story in a series looking at people’s interesting pastimes in Nashua. The smell of sweat soaked into the rubber floor as the players unzipped their bags, took out their hockey sticks and begin passing a small, bright orange ball, around the court. The players joked around or talked strategy for their upcoming game. It may have been the essence of the game or perhaps the energy of the players themselves, but the whole atmosphere was reminiscent of floor hockey games played in gymnasiums in elementary school. The New Hampshire Sports and Social Club (NHSSC) floor hockey league meets at the Merrimack YMCA on Henry Clay Drive several times a week for some exercise and good-natured competition. Some players come out every week to hang out with friends, exercise, play a long-loved sport or else just for the drinks and socializing after every game. “It’s a lot of fun,” said Roxanne Taylor, the Nashua manager of the NHSSC floor hockey league. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:01:23 EST Nashua Police Department arrest log for Sept.3-10 http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/policecourts/1046709-228/nashua-police-department-arrest-log-for-sept.3-10.html Nashua Police  Department SEPT. 3 ARRESTS/SUMMONSES Kelley Anne Collins, 42, 15 Railroad Square, Apt. 3, Nashua, simple assault. Daniel David Kovich, 54, 14 Whitney St., Apt. 9, Nashua, three counts simple assault. Christopher James Carey, 20, 23 Central St., Apt. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:01:50 EST Accused ‘career criminal’ sues Nashua, Hudson police; cites violation of rights http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046710-469/accused-career-criminal-sues-nashua-hudson-police.html CONCORD – A former Hudson man with a history area arrests has filed suit against the Nashua Police Department and some of its officers, claiming they violated his civil and constitutional rights by engaging in “selective and vindictive” arrest procedure against him in July 2013. Ernesto Rivera, 48, an accused career criminal who is currently incarcerated at Hillsborough County Department of Corrections, says several officers, including Nashua officer Nicole Brooks and Hudson officer Thomas Scotty, of “abusing their authority while acting under the ‘color of law,’ ” a claim that Rivera underscored by saying racism played a role in his arrest. In his six-page complaint, which he filed under the civil rights act at U.S. District Court in Concord, Rivera names as the defendant “Nashua Police Department et al,” and its “Domestic Violence Unit and Crime Investigation Division,” according to the document. Under the “relief” section of the lawsuit, Rivera wrote that he is seeking roughly $1.76 million in “compensational and punitive damages.” Rivera is currently detained while awaiting trial on several charges, including one count each of conspiracy to witness tampering and criminal solicitation to witness tampering, charges that stem from allegations that also involve former Nashua Ward 1 alderman Kathryn Vitale. In an unusual move, about a half-dozen detectives, a pair of supervisors and a county attorney attended Rivera’s bail hearing in October to show their support for prosecutors’ request for Rivera’s $100,000 cash bail, which was eventually granted by a judge. Vitale, 54, of 8 Massasoit Road, was indicted in March on two counts of conspiracy to witness tampering, which allege she helped arrange a meeting between an acquaintance and a woman Rivera is accused of assaulting so the acquaintance, identified as Rene Lavoie, could encourage the woman to recant  allegations she made against Rivera. Vitale had been scheduled to face trial this month, but prosecutors in the case were granted a continuance by a judge who ruled at a hearing that the prosecutors presented sufficient reason to delay the trial. Vitale’s lawyer, Joseph Fricano, objected to the continuance, according to his law partner, Rusty Chadwick. He said the trial will now likely start sometime in November. “We filed motions looking for a bill of particulars from the state,” Chadwick said Thursday. “There are certain pieces of evidence we say are irrelevant to the trial.” Among them, according to Fricano’s motions, there are statements and allegations the prosecution apparently plans to present that, he asserts, would unfairly characterize his client and therefore shouldn’t be allowed. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:34:00 EST Nashua Uno Pizzeria fundraiser to aid McKenzie Lowe fund http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046716-469/nashua-uno-pizzeria-fundraiser-to-aid-mckenzie.html NASHUA – The Uno Pizzeria & Grill at 593 Amherst St. in Nashua is hosting another so-called “Dough Raiser,” a day-long event on Thursday, Sept. 25, that will benefit the fund created for McKenzie Lowe, the Hudson girl battling a tumor. On that day and night, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 a.m., 20 percent of all proceeds from food and beverage sales – including takeout orders – will be donated to the Friends of McKenzie Lowe fund. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:02:33 EST Nashua DAR to host state vice regent at September meeting http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/1046627-478/nashua-dar-to-host-state-vice-regent.html NASHUA – The Matthew Thornton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will welcome State Vice Regent Wendy Stanley Jones to discuss her “State Regents Project” at the September meeting. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at The First Church, Walker Building, Room 15. All are welcome. If you are interested in attending and learning more about the Daughters of the American Revolution, call chapter Regent Ellie Freeman at 882-8860. For easy access to the meeting, park near the courtyard area. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:31:00 EST Retired educators group updated about legislative action http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/education/1046630-478/retired-educators-group-updated-about-legislative-action.html NASHUA – The Nashua Area Retired Educators Association resumed its monthly meetings for 2014-15 on Sept. 10 with an Autumn Social and Informational Luncheon at Nashua Country Club. Guest speakers updated members about legislative action pertaining to area retired educators. Induction of newly retired educators into NAREA also took place. New members are Bess Arnold, Deb Curran, Eric Fairweather, Kevin Grady, Nancy Hamann, Mary Hardy, William Hardy, Karen Ireland, Catherine Laliberte, Aldrian Rostron and Kathleen Zizzi. The next luncheon meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:01:48 EST Nashua Rotary Club supports Days for Girls http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/charity/1046629-478/nashua-rotary-club-supports-days-for-girls.html NASHUA – The Nashua Rotary Club announced its association with Days for Girls, an organization providing quality sustainable feminine hygiene and awareness for girls on six continents and in 75 countries. Sue Bowker has spearheaded this effort in Nashua in collaboration with the Nashua Rotary Club and Deb Nash, Service Committee chairwoman, and the group is well on its way to providing 200 sustainable hygiene kits to the organization. Over Labor Day weekend, using space and machines donated by Nashua Sew and Vac, a group gathered to cut and stitch the kits, completing almost a quarter of the goal, with more events planned over the coming weeks. Volunteer stitchers and donations of fabric and wash cloths are welcome. For more information, visit nashuarotary.org. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:01:43 EST Audrey E. Chamberlain http://www.nashuatelegraph.com//www.cabinet.com/cabinet/cabinetobituaries/1046511-435/audrey-e.-chamberlain.html MILFORD, NH – Audrey E. Chamberlain, 92, longtime resident of Milford, died on Sept. 15, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Nashua. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:31:00 EST Theresa J. Dupont http://www.nashuatelegraph.com//www.cabinet.com/cabinet/cabinetobituaries/1046520-435/theresa-j.-dupont.html Theresa J. Dupont, 80, a longtime resident of Nashua, NH, and Milford, NH, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the Community Hospice House, Merrimack, NH with her family by her side. She was born March 21, 1934 in Nashua, daughter of the late Henry and Aurore (Desautels) Theriault. She married her husband, Armand R. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:02:03 EST Gladys A. Blanchette http://www.nashuatelegraph.com//www.cabinet.com/cabinet/cabinetobituaries/1046522-435/gladys-a.-blanchette.html Gladys A. Blanchette of Milford, NH, died Thursday, September 4, 2014, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, NH, at the age of 76, with her loving family by her side. Gladys was born in Goffstown, NH, on June 15, 1938, to Granville A. and Elsie H. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:02:14 EST Salvation Army’s 7th annual Applefest is this weekend http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/foodfun/artsentertainment/1046523-485/salvation-armys-7th-annual-applefest-is-this.html NASHUA – The Salvation Army’s 7th annual Applefest will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Sullivan Farm, 70 Coburn Road. “Applefest is a celebration of family, community and New England traditions,” said Major David Moore of the Salvation Army. “It is also one of our primary sources of revenue to support the many programs we run here in Nashua. We enjoy the opportunity to bring our community together and are very grateful for the support we receive from our neighbors across the state.” Applefest is a day-long, outdoor, family event at Nashua’s last remaining working farm. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:03:31 EST Morin brings ‘Fifty Shades of Radio’ to library talk http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/foodfun/artsentertainment/1046531-485/morin-brings-fifty-shades-of-radio-to.html NASHUA – It wasn’t quite “WKRP in Cincinnati,” but Mike Morin’s just-concluded broadcasting career was filled with crazy memories he could not have thought up. At 7 p.m. Thursday, Morin will be at the Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., and will share stories of the stunts he pulled on the air as well as stalkers, death threats, and the 70-year-old woman who took a fancy to him when he was just 25. Oh yeah … and even stuff he couldn’t put in the book. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:05:00 EST Nashua concert season kicks off with ‘Tenors’ http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/foodfun/artsentertainment/1046532-485/nashua-concert-season-kicks-off-with-tenors.html NASHUA – The Nashua Community Concert Association will open its 2014-15 season with a performance by The Sicilian Tenors at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept.27 at the Edmund Keefe Auditorium at Elm St. Middle School. Handicap entrance opens at 7:10 p.m., general admission begins at 7:15 p.m. The Sicilian Tenors bring together three marvelous tenor voices singing their own interpretations of the world’s best music. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:05:04 EST Riverwalk revamped: Downtown Nashua coffee house is now a diverse music venue http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/foodfun/artsentertainment/1046535-485/riverwalk-revamped-downtown-nashua-coffee-house-is.html This is not your parents’ coffee house. Unless you’re Ben Ruddock, and then it actually is. Ruddock’s family purchased Riverwalk Cafe in downtown Nashua’s Railroad Square about four and a half years ago. “My parents manage the coffee and baking side of the house, and put me in charge of the music,” said Ruddock, 27. His sister bartends at the nighttime venue, and “Anthony is a family friend helping out with the marketing.” That’s Anthony Merra, 26, who grew up with Ruddock in Amherst. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:05:22 EST Autumn is ready to take over here in southern NH http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/foodfun/artsentertainment/1046540-485/autumn-is-ready-to-take-over-here.html Well, the humidity is officially gone, I think. The official autumnal nip is in the morning air, and New England prepares for its most beautiful season (to me, at least) with lots of fun, food and music to enjoy. If you’re looking for a new music venue to check out, head downtown and rediscover the renovated Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar. They’ve more than doubled the size of the corner coffee house in Railroad Square, and revamped the interior for coffee lovers and music lovers alike. The new raised stage area will present lots of diverse, unique sounds to Nashua. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:05:46 EST Nashua Center agency hosts job fair on Friday http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046542-469/nashua-center-agency-hosts-job-fair-on.html The Nashua Center, a multi-program agency that serves and employs young individuals with disabilities, is hosting a unique job fair on Friday, Sept. 19, at its facility at 18 Simon St. The fair, which runs from 10 a.m.–4 p.m., is unique in that it is exclusively for employment openings at Nashua Center. The agency currently has openings in both hourly and live-in positions in all of its programs. Applicants can receive an interview on the spot. Those who apply must be at least 18 years old, have a clean criminal background and have a valid drivers license and car insurance. For more information, contact the center at 883-6163 or  www.nashuacenter.org. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:01:02 EST Nashua police, public have an opportunity http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/opinion/editorials/1046547-465/nashua-police-public-have-an-opportunity.html Community policing – where officers proactively reach out to residents of a community – has been in vogue for decades. It’s likely you’ve been a part of it, even if you didn’t know it. It operates under the premise that it’s a lot easier for police officers to protect their communities when they have the trust and backing of the people, and that such trust is best established well before officers enter into conflict situations. To that end, community policing encourages law enforcement officials to have contact with the public in settings other than those in which somebody is arrested. The Nashua Police Department – as well as departments in surrounding communities – practices such outreach in many forms. There are more than two dozen crime-watch groups throughout the city and five resource officers spread throughout Nashua’s schools. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:34:00 EST Work for bank building starts at former site of Building 19 in Nashua; no plans yet for larger building on site http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046586-469/work-for-bank-building-starts-at-former.html NASHUA – Work has begun to build a bank in the front of the former site of Building 19 on Amherst Street in Nashua, the latest step in the complicated history of a 23-acre parcel that was once eyed by Wal-Mart. Huge mounds of topsoil appeared Monday as part of preparation for putting a concrete pad on formerly empty land, on the east side of the site’s entrance road. No work has begun at or around the long-empty building or its parking lot, which is surrounded by a chain-link fence. No building permits have been filed for construction, and due to a 2009 court ruling that resulted from the fight over Wal-Mart, the city has little say over what will happen. The project will not, for example, go before the city Planning Board. “The rules say we need to allow them to go forward, with administrative approval only … for a bank in front and one-story retail store in back, (built in) two phases,” said Sarah Marchant, director of the city’s Community Development Division. Owners of the property, AS-VR Realty in Londonderry, did not return calls this week from The Telegraph. Plans filed by AS-VR with the city Planning Department show a 4,000-square-foot building, for the bank, sitting alongside Amherst Street, and a 140,000-square-foot, one-story retail building in back. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:37:00 EST Total transformation at new location of Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter compared to old building http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046587-469/total-transformation-at-new-location-of-nashua.html It began three years ago with a long wish list to create an agency that people could only dream of. For those who needed services at the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter, there would be no waiting outside in lines. They would be allowed to pick from items they needed in a store-like setting. Families would be able to sit and eat together regardless of restrictive hours and unencumbered by tight space. Computers would be available for job-seekers and those who looked for assistance. That time has come. “This is a fruition of those dreams,” said Carol Weeks, community outreach manager at the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter as she recalled early planning for its new home. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:03:00 EST If you’re going to toss 1,000 horseshoes a day, you might as well do it with a club http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046589-469/if-youre-going-to-toss-1000-horseshoes.html Editor’s note: This is the third of four stories looking at people’s interesting pastimes in Nashua. As summer gives way to the cooler days of autumn, the sound of clanging horseshoes still echoes around Greeley Park. A dedicated group of players for the Gate City Horseshoe Club, flock to the park every Tuesday night to chat, joke around and toss some horseshoes. Despite the laid back atmosphere of the club, it’s competitive and players are scored and ranked every week based on their performance. The members of the club play four games a night once each week for 20 weeks, starting in May. Some of the members are new to the game while others have been tossing horseshoes practically their whole lives. “I’m the oldest member here and the longest player,” said Norman Ricard, a 55-year member of the club. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:01:50 EST Christie stops in Nashua to stump for New Hampshire candidates http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/politics/1046592-476/christie-stops-in-nashua-to-stump-for.html NASHUA – In his third trip to New Hampshire in as many months, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday the Republican Governors Association will sink significant cash into Walt Havenstein’s gubernatorial campaign. Christie attended a fundraiser for Republican Havenstein and campaigned with him at a Nashua bakery before joining U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown in Salem. He’s been crisscrossing the country to bolster fellow Republicans as chair of the RGA, with a schedule that also has included key states on the presidential nomination calendar as he considers a run in 2016. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:04:36 EST Doctors talk marijuana at Science Cafe NH meeting in Nashua http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046595-469/doctors-talk-marijuana-at-science-cafe-nh.html NASHUA – Whether you’re driving under the influence of alcohol or marijuana, you’re impaired, but exactly how you’re impaired differs. And – who knew? – marijuana has genders, just like people and other animals. They’re even called male and female. As some people may know, it’s the female plant that we smoke. So what is the role of male marijuana? If your cat could talk, he or she would happily tell you: It’s catnip. Such facts were just some of the many topics associated with marijuana that two experts in the field shared with attendees at Wednesday’s Nashua meeting of Science Cafe NH at the Holiday Inn. Dr. Stacy Gruber, director of the Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core at the McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass., and Dr. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:13:32 EST Donald Purinton http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046604-466/donald-purinton.html NASHUA, NH/EDGEWATER, FL – Donald Purinton of Edgewater, formerly of Rumford, Maine, passed away on Monday September 15, 2014. He was born on September 27, 1921 to the late Cyruns and Grace Purinton. He attended Stephens high in Rumford, and Wentworth Institute in Boston, MA. He proudly served with the U.S. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:01:12 EST Seventh annual Nashua Salvation Army Applefest planned for Saturday http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/neighbors/1046623-478/seventh-annual-nashua-salvation-army-applefest-planned.html NASHUA – The Salvation Army of Nashua announced its seventh annual Applefest will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Sullivan Farm, 70 Coburn Road. “Applefest is a celebration of family, community and New England traditions,” Salvation Army Maj. David Moore said. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:00:54 EST Nashua North’s Schuyler stops 19 shots in loss to Manchester Central http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1046579-457/nashua-norths-schuyler-stops-19-shots-in.html Nashua North goalie Jessie Schuyler did all she could in net, recording another 19-save performance, but it wasn’t enough to hold off Manchester Central in the Little Green’s 2-1 victory. Gabby Masseur scored the Titans’ goal, while Jenna Tingley and Alexandra Norris were strong defensively and the trio of Jessica Williams, Alyssa Bottari and Michelle Ostaudelafont stood out offensively along with Masseur for North (0-4). Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:02:36 EST Bishop Guertin bests Nashua South on the court http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1046576-457/bishop-guertin-bests-nashua-south-on-the.html Kasey Massicotte (eight assists, seven digs), Lexie Cambray (four digs, eight kills, six aces), Kenzie Sweeney (five blocks, four kills) had strong nights for Bishop Guertin, as the Cardinals topped Nashua South 25-13, 25-17, 25-17. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:02:15 EST Nashua North rallies from two down to beat Concord http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1046564-457/nashua-north-rallies-from-two-down-to.html Taylor Choate (15 kills, 14 service points, three blocks) and Rosa Casalduc (10 kills, 20 points) had double-digit kill nights to pace Nashua North’s recovery from a two-game deficit in a 23-25, 23-25, 25-14, 25-22, 15-7 win over Concord. Amanda Stumpf (six kills, 10 points, one block), Kaylee Verrington (eight kills, 12 points) and Allison Paluzzi (seven kills, 11 points) also played well for the Titans (4-2). Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:00:40 EST Nashua police charge Manchester man with sexually assaulting a minor http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046506-469/nashua-police-charge-manchester-man-with-sexually.html NASHUA – Police charged a Manchester man with sexually assaulting a girl he knew who was under the age of 13. Nashua police arrested Santos Cerritos, age 51, of 66 Ward Street, Manchester, on Monday after an investigation by the department’s Special Investigations Division, police said. Cerritos was charged with two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault. The same day, a juvenile female known to Cerritos reported to Nashua police that she had been sexually assaulted by him, police said. As a result of the investigation, a warrant was issued charging Cerritos with the two felonies, each punishable by seven to fifteen years in prison. Cerritos was being held at the Nashua Police Department on $100,000 cash only bail pending his arraignment at the 9th Circuit-District Division-Nashua Court Tuesday. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:01:37 EST Nashua man facing multiple charges after police respond to report of domestic disturbance http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046491-469/nashua-man-facing-multiple-charges-after-police.html NASHUA – Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute early Tuesday morning and arrested a city man on a host of charges a short time later at a Nashua business. Police charged Carlos Perez, age 24, of 88 Bowers Street apartment B, with witness tampering; domestic violence, stalking; domestic violence, simple assault; obstructing the report of a crime or injury and theft by unauthorized taking. At around 1:20 a.m. Nashua police were dispatched to an East Pearl Street address for the report of a domestic disturbance. Officers found a female victim had sustained minor injuries and Perez had fled from the scene, police said. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:04:10 EST Nashua man accused of threatening ex-girlfriend with knife http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046490-469/nashua-man-accused-of-threatening-ex-girlfriend-with.html NASHUA – A jilted boyfriend showed up at his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and threatened her with a knife and pushed her around early Sunday, police said. Police charged Jay Kovich, 21 years old, with criminal threatening – domestic violence, a class B felony; false imprisonment – domestic violence, a class A misdemeanor; and 2 counts of simple assault – domestic violence, a class A misdemeanor. During the incident, which lasted about 30 minutes, Kovich’s ex-girlfriend said he brandished a knife, pushed her several times and told her that she couldn’t leave while he blocked the only exit to the apartment, police said. Kovich was located at a downtown residence and placed into custody around 12:35 a.m. Sunday, police said. A class B felony is punishable by up to seven years in prison, while a class A misdemeanor is punishable by up to one year in the County House of Corrections. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:04:05 EST Nashua sex offender arrested for allegedly failing to report address change http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046431-469/nashua-sex-offender-arrested-for-allegedly-failing.html NASHUA – A Nashua man who called police on Sept. 2 to report the theft of his personal belongings was arrested on Tuesday after police said officers learned that the man was a registered sex offender who had allegedly failed to report a change of address. Police said William Thomas Jr., 32, of 5 Warren St., was arrested around 7:30 Tuesday morning and charged with one count of Duty to Inform, a Class A felony. Police accused Thomas, a Tier 2 registered sex offender, of being non-compliant with his registration requirement. Thomas was held at the Nashua Police Department on $5,000 cash or surety bail pending his arraignment, which was scheduled for Wednesday at Nashua district court. Police said Thomas called police to his apartment on Sept. 2 to report some of his personal belongs had been stolen. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:01:26 EST Downtown laments loss as Aubuchon’s packs up stock http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1046433-469/downtown-laments-loss-as-aubuchons-packs-up.html NASHUA – Some called the news shocking. Others were quick to blame the “mall effect,” or what some called the “Walmartization” of America. But you’d have been hard pressed on Monday to find anyone in Greater Nashua who didn’t admit to at least some degree of sadness upon hearing of the abrupt closure of downtown Nashua staple Aubuchon Hardware. “So, so sad,” wrote Telegraph online reader Laura Denehy. “A sad day indeed,” added Sue Smilikis. “Another store from my childhood gone,” Mark Loulakis lamented. The three are among hundreds, probably thousands, of Aubuchon shoppers trying to come to terms with the unexpected loss of a downtown icon that not only survived in the same spot for 78 years but thrived with competitive pricing and a rapidly-disappearing element in the retail arena: Knowledgeable, and thorough, personal service. “Aubuchon has been the local grocery store you go to every single day,” said Sy Mahfuz, another downtown icon whose family has operated Persian Rug on Main Street for decades. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:01:41 EST Susan Marie Davis http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046466-466/susan-marie-davis.html Susan Marie Davis, 62 of Nashua, NH died Saturday September 13, 2014 at Salem, MA Hospital. Born May 12, 1952 in Nashua, NH, she was the daughter of the late Gerald and Margaret (Deschenes) Noel and loving wife of David Davis, of Nashua. Susan had worked in injection moldings at Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies in Manchester, NH. She was a member of the Christian Bible Church. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, as well as playing cards and board games. She also enjoyed doing bible trivia. She loved and adored her grandchildren, who brought her tons of joy. Besides her husband, survivors include one son, Timothy Davis, of Nashua; two daughters and two son-in-laws, Dawn Leung and her husband Joe, of Weare, NH and Angela Mao and her husband Samey, of Nashua; one brother and sister-in-law, Maurice Noel and his wife Jeannie, of Nashua; one sister, Louise Coulombe, of Rindge, NH; and three grandchildren, Nathaniel and Collin Mao and Hailey Leung. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:01:56 EST E. Stanley York http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046467-466/e.-stanley-york.html E. Stanley York, 84, died with his family by his side on Sunday, September 14, 2014, at The Courville in Nashua, NH. He was born December 25, 1930 in Athens, ME, the son of Cyrus and Lottie York. He was the adored and cherished husband of Marie (Indilla) York. They were married on October 22, 1976 in Chelmsford, MA. He attended Skowhegan High School, in Skowhegan, ME and Northeastern University. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:02:04 EST Charles Woodbury Bell http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046469-466/charles-woodbury-bell.html Charles Woodbury “Louie” Bell, 94, a well known Hollis resident, died Saturday morning, September 13, 2014 at Nashua Crossings after a period of declining health. Born in Pepperell, Massachusetts on August 25, 1920, he was a son of the late Charles E. and Doris I. (Hartwell) Bell and the grandson of Charles Jerome “CJ” Bell. “Louie” attended Hollis High School where he played basketball and worked for the Triple Knoll Farm. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:02:15 EST Audrey E. Chamberlain http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046470-466/audrey-e.-chamberlain.html MILFORD, NH – Audrey E. Chamberlain, 92, longtime resident of Milford, died on September 15, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Nashua, NH. She was born in Pittsburg, NH on August 11, 1922, a daughter of George and Ada (Crawford) Hilliard. She was raised and educated in Pittsburg and was a member of The Pythian Sisters. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:02:20 EST Theresa J. Dupont http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046471-466/theresa-j.-dupont.html Theresa J. Dupont, 80, a longtime resident of Nashua, NH and Milford, NH passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the Community Hospice House, Merrimack, NH with her family by her side. She was born March 21, 1934 in Nashua, daughter of the late Henry and Aurore (Desautels) Theriault. She married her husband, Armand R. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:02:27 EST Viola R. Dyer http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046472-466/viola-r.-dyer.html Viola R. Dyer, 91 of Nashua, passed away on September 11, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Barber L. Dyer; and loving mother of Roberta L. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:02:33 EST Thomas MacDonald http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046473-466/thomas-macdonald.html Thomas “Coach Mac” MacDonald, 83 of Nashua, NH, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 15, 2014 at his home with his loving family by his side. He was born June 25, 1931 in Medford, MA, son of the late Thomas M. and Catherine (Fitzgerald) MacDonald. Mr. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:02:39 EST Candidates for governor seek support in Nashua http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/politics/1046486-476/candidates-for-governor-seek-support-in-nashua.html MANCHESTER – Gov. Maggie Hassan picked up the support of more than 150 veterans from across the state on Tuesday, including Nashua’s Griffin Dalianis, a longtime Republican. Meanwhile, Hassan’s Republican opponent, Walt Havenstein will be in Nashua on Wednesday to pick up the support of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Dalianis, who previously co-chaired both “Veterans for Mitt Romney” and “Veterans for John McCain,” will serve as the Chair of “Veterans for Hassan.” “While I remain a lifelong Republican, I am proud to support Governor Maggie Hassan just as she supports our state’s veterans each and every day,” Dalianis said. “In an era of increasing partisanship, Governor Hassan has proven time and again that she can bring together Republicans, Democrats and independents to deliver for our state’s veterans and their families. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:03:43 EST Central handles Nashua North, 6-1 http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1046450-457/central-handles-nashua-north-6-1.html Sushant Niroula scored the Titans’ only goal on a free kick from 35 yards out. Brett Leblanc had six saves for the 3-2 Titans. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:00:43 EST not available http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/999002-469/not-available.html Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:09:12 EST Bishop Guertin tops North in quad meet win http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports/highschoolsports/1046435-457/bishop-guertin-tops-north-in-quad-meet.html The Cardinals (26 points) topped the Titans (37) and also Dover (77) and Spaulding (114) in a quad meet at Nashua Mines Falls Park. Leading the way for Guertin was Choloe Conway in second overall at 20:34, followed by Ellie Goyette in fourth (20:45), Heidi Ntengeri, Jr. (fifth, 20:47), Gabby Richardson (seventh, 20:50) and Danielle Poublon (eighth, 20:51). North’s Carla Kossayda was the first place finisher in 20:31, and Kelsi Farren was third in 20:40. Helen Ntengeri, Jr. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:02:12 EST