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NASHUA – Ben Clemons and Fred Teeboom clashed on everything from the value of commuter rail, to the #MeToo movement and male feminists, during a Thursday discussion at the Nashua Public Library. In less than two weeks, one of the two will fill the vacant Nashua Board of Aldermen seat, ...

Gage denied parole

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CONCORD – Members of the state parole board on Thursday denied parole for Peter Gage, the Lyndeborough man imprisoned 15 years ago after a conviction for assaulting his wife. Gage, however, will leave New Hampshire State Prison March 15 when his sentence is complete. He will likely spend the ...

Pennies for Pets

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NASHUA – For many young students, writing a five-paragraph essay can be a daunting task. In fourth-grade teacher Brittany Mahany’s class at Amherst Street Elementary School, this task is a requirement. Mahany said her class uses the Lucy Calkins Units of Study for writing and a unit they ...

Ready For Sunshine: Insider’s take on school trip

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Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles from Nashua High School South senior Abbey Rowe, who is www the adventures of nearly 70 local high school students on their trip to Hawaii. NASHUA – Well, my classmates and I woke up at 2 a.m. (Thursday) to get to the bus station ...

More claims against Assessing Department

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Editor’s Note: The Telegraph continues to investigate the allegations Nashua property owner Laurie Ortolano makes regarding what she believes are unfair assessments. There will be more stories exploring these allegations. NASHUA – Christopher Woods, owner of a home at 26 Lockness Drive, ...

Full tuition scholarships available for registered nursing

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NASHUA – It’s no secret that tuition and loan debt put a heavy burden on student’s shoulders. In fact, 74 percent of students graduating from a college in New Hampshire this year are likely to be burdened with some level of debt, according to the nonprofit Institute for College ...

N.H. cold case solved after 5 decades

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CONCORD (AP) – New Hampshire’s Cold Case Unit said Wednesday it has solved its oldest crime, the 52-year-old shooting death of an auto repair shop worker, and said the man who did it killed himself years later. On Sept. 1, 1966, Everett Delano, 49, was shot three times in the head while ...

Court ruling pending in Marden rape case

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NASHUA – A prosecutor’s Supreme Court appeal in the case of Nashua resident Jonathan Marden, who was convicted of rape in 2017 but was granted his motion for a new trial, remains under review nearly a year after the high court accepted the appeal. State Attorney General Gordon MacDonald ...

Mass. gas explosions cost more than $1B

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BOSTON (AP) – The natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts last September have cost Columbia Gas more than $1 billion. NiSource, Columbia’s parent company, said in a financial report filed this week that $757 million of that was for third-party claims against the utility, ...

EPA set to review Merrimack site

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MERRIMACK – The Environmental Protection Agency is actively involved in Superfund studies and cleanup at 22 sites in New Hampshire, and will be begin reviews of four Superfund site cleanups this year, including New Hampshire Plating Co., in Merrimack. The EPA plans to conduct comprehensive ...

Smoky Consequences

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NASHUA – Those caught with cigarettes or other forms of nicotine in Nashua could be fined up to $100 unless they can prove they are at least 21 years of age. An ordinance now under consideration by members of the Board of Aldermen would raise the legal age to “purchase, use and possess ...

New approach to Statehouse harassment

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CONCORD (AP) – An independent human resources employee would investigate sexual harassment complaints against New Hampshire lawmakers under a bill before a Senate committee Wednesday. Currently, complaints against House members are reported to the House or Senate chiefs of staff. Under a ...

Donchess plans more downtown housing

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NASHUA – “The state of the city is strong, and we are getting stronger, more vital and more dynamic,” Mayor Jim Donchess said during his State of the City breakfast, Wednesday at Nashua Community College. The Gate City is not without its challenges, however. One of those involves an ...

A celebration of innovation

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NASHUA – Winners of the 2018 Flatley Challenge on Wednesday were recognized at an award ceremony in Nashua Technology Park by the John Flatley Co. for their significant contributions to the field of medicine and technology. For many startups and emerging businesses in the fields of ...

Prison time sentenced for lewdness

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NASHUA – The former Massachusetts man Nashua police charged in September with lewdly fondling himself in the presence of a young girl, was sent to State Prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to a felony offense. Lawrence Larocque, 51, agreed to enter a guilty plea to one count of indecent ...

Empty bowls, full spirits

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NASHUA – Nashua High School South was jam-packed with hundreds of people from the community Wednesday night for an evening of soup, art, music and ceramic bowls – all to benefit the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter. The Empty Bowls event took place for the 24th consecutive year Wednesday ...

Ohio congressman Ryan exploring presidential run

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NASHUA – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, may add his name to the already long list of 2020 presidential hopefuls, as he is spending time in New Hampshire this week. “We talked a lot about the national political scene, and Youngstown, (Ohio), which he is from. He is very interested in job ...

Waypoint SleepOut: Ways to help homeless

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MANCHESTER – Waypoint, formerly Child and Family Services, invites individuals from throughout New Hampshire to join in The Waypoint SleepOut 2019, a night spent out in the cold to raise awareness and funds to aid New Hampshire’s homeless youth. This event is set for 9 p.m. March 22 to ...

Man sentenced on fentanyl charge

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CONCORD – Alvaro Garcia, 30, of Manchester, was sentenced to 85 months in prison for participating in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, announced U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray. According to court documents and statements made in court, the defendant participated with three co-defendants ...

Woman sentenced on fentanyl charges

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CONCORD – Shannon Battle, 39, of Bangor, Maine, was sentenced to 36 months in prison for participating in a fentanyl trafficking conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray said. According to court documents and statements made in court, on July 20, 2017, a New Hampshire State Police trooper ...