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Prison time sentenced for lewdness

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Quincy’s Quill: Mind Medicine: Is it possible for our thoughts to heal us?

“Very little is needed to make a happy life – it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Aurelius “Don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that – thoughts.” – Alan Lokos There is an old saying that goes: “The mind has a mind of its ...

Property owner alleges wrongdoing by city

Editor’s Note: The Telegraph continues to investigate the allegations city property owner Laurie Ortolano makes regarding what she believes are unfair assessments. There will be more stories exploring these allegations. NASHUA – Berkeley Street resident Laurie Ortolano alleges ...

Decrepit but not forgotten

NASHUA – Mitigating slum and blight is a premier priority for city officials as they engage in rehabilitating multiple buildings. Certain buildings on West Hollis Street, Canal Street and Pine Street are in various stages of rebuild and revitalization. The city is looking to turn each ...

Eversource assists SNAP

NASHUA – Eversource joins Great American Downtown of Nashua’s efforts to enhance access for families enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) with a $2,500 contribution. Eversource recognizes the role such markets play in the health and economic strength of ...

Hellenic American University holding open enrollment

NASHUA – As announced by the Hellenic American University, a higher educational institution with campuses in Nashua and Athens, Greece, enrollment is now open for its rolling portion of the International Executive MBA program. According to the university’s website, The Hellenic American ...

Don Newcombe, local baseball legend dies at 92

One of the men who played a huge part in Holman Stadium being historic has died. Indeed, a piece of Nashua sports history was lost on Tuesday when it was announced by the Los Angeles Dodgers that former Nashua Dodgers pitcher and Brooklyn Dodgers great Don Newcombe passed away due to an ...

Brian McCarthy’s memory lives on

NASHUA – The key to the city of Nashua was gifted to Gloria McCarthy, widow of the late Alderman Brian McCarthy, Tuesday night during a special Board of Aldermen meeting. Officials recognized McCarthy for his dedication and service to the city during his 25 years of public servitude. It was ...

Busy night for Board of Aldermen

By ADAM URQUHART Staff Writer NASHUA – After attending three separate Tuesday meetings, members of the Board of Aldermen decided to pass a resolution relative to addressing a dilapidated building on West Hollis Street. Officials authorized the sale of 38 ½ W. Hollis St. to NeighborWorks ...

N.H. Girls Inc gets $25K for sports programs

MANCHESTER (AP) – Girls Inc. of New Hampshire has received a $25,000 grant to implement sports programs. The KidCents Regional Grant funds out-of-school-time programs focused on children’s nutrition, physical fitness, and academic success. It also supports nonprofits committed to ...

Chaos & Kindness

MERRIMACK – The secret that leaders from Recycled Percussion, junk rock band phenom, would perform at Merrimack High School was squelched until the Las Vegas celebrities commandeered the school’s loudspeaker. Famed musicians Justin Spencer and Ryan Vezina also are stars of “Chaos & ...

New safety alert system for schools

“If we can’t put our kids on a school bus and truly believe that they’re going to be safe, then nothing else matters,” Gov. Chris Sununu said in his State of the State Address, a year ago this week. “Our goal is simple – to make New Hampshire’s schools the safest in the ...

Convicted assailant up for parole

CONCORD – Of the 26 cases the state’s Adult Parole Board is scheduled to hear on Thursday, the name of one inmate on the list is certain to evoke a lot of unpleasant memories for many residents of the greater Wilton-Lyndeborough area. The name is Peter Gage, the now 85-year-old former ...

Nashua residents running for a cure in Boston Marathon

NASHUA – There are numerous reasons someone may choose to run a marathon. For some it’s a physical challenge to accomplish, for others it’s an outlet for emotion. For three Nashua residents, it’s an opportunity to be part of something bigger than themselves. On April 15, more ...

Snowmobile crash on Lake Potanipo

BROOKLINE – A Massachusetts man sustained severe injuries after a snowmobile rolled onto him Sunday afternoon. Just before 4 p.m., New Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation Officers learned of a single snowmobile crash on Lake Potanipo in Brookline. The man operating the snowmobile was ...