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Dancin’ Fever

Members of the community, of all ages, came out to show off their dance skills Saturday night in front of City Hall in Nashua at Great American Downtown’s 3rd annual Dacin’ in the Streets event.

Presidential candidates are racking up N.H. endorsements

NASHUA – With more than six months to go before New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary, Democratic candidates are starting to get endorsements from party leaders and elected officials. Even though polls show Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar has some ground to make up in her ...

First steps on another world still capture imaginations

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – A half-century ago, in the middle of a mean year of war, famine, violence in the streets and the widening of the generation gap, men from planet Earth stepped onto another world for the first time, uniting people around the globe in a way not seen before or ...

Bill becomes law that officials say will lead to passenger rail

NASHUA – Mayor Jim Donchess said the city is one step closer to seeing passenger rail service from Nashua to Boston become a reality after New Hampshire Senate Bill 241 became law on Friday. The language of the bill states the New Hampshire Department of Transportation will be able to ...

City of Nashua explores composting program

NASHUA – With the Nashua Environment and Energy Committee in the midst of a year-long campaign about waste reduction, Alderwoman and committee member Shoshanna Kelly said officials are closer to proposing a pilot program for city-wide composting. With the topic headed to the Recycling ...

Local organizers reflect on 15 years of Nashua’s Back to School event

NASHUA – The city is gearing up for its 15th annual Nashua Goes Back to School event, and for some, this is a very special reminder of all the hard work that has been put into the event through the years. “It’s like a well-oiled machine,” Alderwoman Mary Ann Melizzi-Golja, who has ...

Court deals major blow to Northern Pass line

CONCORD (AP) – The New Hampshire Supreme Court dealt a possibly fatal blow Friday to plans for a hydropower transmission line that has raised concerns among communities and environmentalists that it would harm tourism and property values. In its unanimous ruling, the court upheld a state ...

‘Rash of violent crimes’

MANCHESTER – A late Thursday shooting that led to a death in the area of Union Street is just the latest in a recent string of violent incidents that have plagued the Queen City. Police Chief Carlo Capano wants to assure the public that authorities are working diligently on not only the ...

Police Athletic League winding up for annual softball game

NASHUA – Nashua police officers and firefighters will be swinging for the fences Thursday during the annual Nashua Police Athletic League softball game at Holman Stadium, prior to the Silver Knights game. With the strong rivalry between the Police Department and Nashua Fire Rescue ...

Tencza joins Welts, White & Fontaine

NASHUA – Attorney David C. Tencza recently joined the Nashua law firm of Welts, White & Fontaine, PC, where he will practice criminal and family law. Before entering private practice, Tencza served as a Hillsborough County attorney for 10 years. Welts, White & Fontaine is ...

Eversource confirms New York wind farm

NEW YORK – Friday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state has selected Sunrise Wind, a joint venture between Ørsted and Eversource, to negotiate an Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Certificate (OREC) agreement for an 880-megawatt (MW) offshore wind farm. “Sunrise Wind will bring ...

Hassan wants tax credits for housing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., cosponsored two bipartisan bills this week to expand affordable housing in New Hampshire and across the country by strengthening the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit while continuing investments in affordable housing. A recent report showed ...

World War II veteran receives honors in N.H.

PORTSMOUTH (AP) – New Hampshire officials are honoring a World War II veteran who built radio connection networked used by the Allies during bombing runs into Japan. Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Portsmouth Mayor Jack Blalock and Brigadier General William Conway of the New Hampshire Army ...

Death of man, woman investigated in Concord

CONCORD (AP) – Authorities are investigating the suspicious deaths of two people in Concord. The attorney general’s office said Friday the identities of the adult man and woman are being withheld while family is notified. Authorities said the matter appears to be a “contained ...

City man arrested on felony marijuana sales

NASHUA – German Guzman-Ayala, 20, of Nashua, faces three felony charges for allegedly selling marijuana. He is scheduled for arraignment Aug. 1. In May, the Nashua police received a complaint regarding alleged drug activity occurring in the area of 6 Auburn St. The Narcotics Intelligence ...

Man allegedly tries to rip off credit union

HUDSON – Warner Ken Howell, 55, of North Carolina, faces three felony charges after he allegedly tried to procure a loan from Digital Federal Credit Union with false documents. At 11 a.m. Friday, credit union officials contacted police about the man applying for the loan. When officers ...

Weather that scorched heartland arrives in area

CONCORD (AP) – Hot weather that has scorched the nation’s heartland is making its way to the nation’s northeastern tip, where temperature could hit 100 this weekend in parts of northern New England. The temperature already topped 90 degrees in parts of Vermont and New Hampshire on Friday.

The Telegraph honors area’s 40 Under Forty

NASHUA – The Telegraph honored the Greater Nashua area’s best and brightest “40 Under Forty,” Thursday evening at Rivier University. The event, sponsored by The Telegraph and Clark & Lavey Benefits Solutions of Merrimack, recognized the area’s leaders and innovators in the ...

DEA information shows flood of drugs sent to N.H.

NASHUA – Shipments of a drug intended to help people stop using heroin, fentanyl and other opioids – but which can, itself, be abused – to New Hampshire increased nearly 10-fold from 2007 to 2017. This is but one statistic uncovered by The Telegraph in reviewing previously withheld Drug ...