Health and Lifestyle

Board tension behind departure?

There's a widely held belief among many in Nashua's educational community that discord among some members of the Nashua Board of Education was at least a contributing factor in Superintendent Mark Conrad's unexpected decision earlier this month to resign his position, effective in ...

Scouts join effort to flag vets’ graves

NASHUA - Vietnam veteran Steve Ordway stood in the middle of St. Louis de Gonzague Cemetery overlooking a sea of miniature American flags. Ordway, commander of the Nashua VFW Post 483 and member of the city Elks Lodge 720, let out a happy sigh as the last few members of Boy Scout Troop 272 ...

Local scholarship winners celebrated at Fenway Park

After receiving the New Hampshire Red Sox Service Scholarship, local students Ryan Penkal,a of Nashua High School South, and John Sojka, of Alvirne High School in Hudson, were recognized in a pregame ceremony at Fenway Park before the Red Sox-Indians game May 21. Students from public high ...

Nashua sculpture combines elements

Constructed from a piece of the city's history, a new stone sculpture and water feature made its debut this week at the corner of Main and East Pearl streets in downtown Nashua. Great American Downtown Director Paul Shea said the work was created by Goffstown-based company Pawjer Earth ...

Hudson invasion in indictments

NASHUA - Hillsborough County South handed down grand jury for indictments this month in a number of cases, including a Hudson home invasion. Matthew Felton, 37, formerly of Somersworth, was indicted on one count each of burglary and criminal threatening, both Class B felonies, for allegedly ...

Vietnam veteran will serve as grand marshal in Nashua parade

Robert Buonapane was a 19-year-old Marine when he hit the ground in Vietnam and soon walked into some of the heaviest fighting of the war during the Tet Offensive in 1968. After 13 months in Vietnam, he returned stateside and put away his uniform. Like thousands of his fellow and sister ...

Nashua officials arrest 13 on drug charges

NASHUA - The Police Department on Thursday conducted a combined drug initiative in which 13 people were arrested on a variety of narcotics-related charges. Eight of the suspects are from Nashua and one is from Hudson, according to the Police Department, and all 13 are from southern New ...

Nashua parade details

The Memorial Day Parade steps out from Holman Stadium on Amherst Street at 10:30 a.m. Monday. This year's grand marshal is Robert Buonapane, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and adjutant at the Disabled American Veterans Gate City Chapter 7. Buonapane will be in the vanguard ...

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MANCHESTER Vietnam veterans to be honored at game The Manchester Veterans Affairs Medical Center will host its annual veterans Welcome Home event at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium on Monday, Memorial Day, when they will hold a special recognition ceremony for veterans of the war in ...

Hudson school breaks ground on expansion project

Presentation of Mary Academy in Hudson celebrated the groundbreaking of a vast expansion project aimed at improving the athletic, performing arts and overall capacity for the private Catholic school that serves pupils in kindergarten through junior high. The complete project cost is $8.5 ...

High tourism expectations for holiday

State tourism officials are optimistic this Memorial Day weekend will shatter previous visitor records, with projections as high as $95 million in spending here. Expectations are high for the three-day holiday, commonly called the unofficial kickoff to the summer tourism season, given lower ...

Nearly 52 years of public service

I vaguely remember the day a few years ago when I happened to glance at a calendar, did some quick math and suddenly realized that I'd eclipsed the four-decade mark - yes, 40 years - as a humble, loyal member of The Telegraph family. I'm pretty sure it was about then that I started paying ...

Flames scorch woods as assistance comes from nearby towns

MERRIMACK - Fire crews battled a two-alarm brush fire for several hours on Wednesday in a wooded area around Holts Pond. The Merrimack Fire Department was dispatched shortly before 5 p.m. to the woods behind Holts Landing Drive, with teams from Nashua Fire Rescue searching for flames on the ...

Marin hearing stays sealed

NASHUA - A Nashua court denied a motion on Thursday to allow the public access to a hearing related to the court case of Katlyn Marin, the Nashua mother accused of second-degree murder in the death of her three-year-old daughter, Brielle E. Gage. Judge Charles Temple ruled against a request ...

Indictment in wrong-way highway case

NASHUA - The Nashua man arrested in February after allegedly speeding against traffic on the F.E. Everett Turnpike with two children in the vehicle then battling with police has been indicted on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges. Angel L. Rodriguez, last known address of 48G Chestnut ...

Accused drug dealer waives arraignment

NASHUA - Kevin Manchester was far from the biggest guy on the Keene High School football and lacrosse teams, his mother recalled on Thursday, but he made up for it by playing hard and giving his all. His style inevitably led to injuries, especially on the football field, Julianne Manchester ...

Code ordinance heads back to board

NASHUA - A bill that would insert an intermediate level of enforcement action against repeat and willful offenders of the public health, safety, fire and building codes before taking them to court unanimously passed an aldermanic committee on Thursday. The Substandard Living Conditions ...

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Nashua City refinances bonds to save money long-term A near-perfect bond rating from Standard & Poor's has enabled the city to refinance $24.25 million in bonds at a lower than expected interest rate, generating a total of $2.17 million in savings over the life of the debt, Mayor Jim ...

Planetarium reopens at Nashua South

Community and state leaders celebrated the reopening of the new and improved planetarium at Nashua High School South on Wednesday afternoon. "When we first built the planetarium - and some of you and our students may not be aware we have a planetarium right here in our school system - ...

Three indicted on charges in March burglary

NASHUA - A trio of teens arrested over several weeks this spring in connection with burglaries at a Pelham store and Merrimack gun shop have each been indicted on related felony offenses. Danielle P. Hagan, 19, and Dennis M. Martinez, 18, both of 183A Robinson Road, Hudson, and Jonathan T. ...