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Florida man knocks out utility pole in Hudson

HUDSON – An elderly Florida man struck a utility pole on on Kimball Hill Road on Thursday afternoon, knocking out power to the area, Hudson police said. Charles Grossman, 73, of Miramar Beach, Fla., reportedly lost control of his 2008 Kia as he was driving east on Kimball Hill Road around 3 ...

Police: BB gun used in threat in Hudson

HUDSON – Reports of trouble at the Derry Road Circle K ended with police arresting an allegedly intoxicated Litchfield man armed with a BB gun. Brian Bell, 36, of 4 Finch Court, is being held on $5,000 cash bail after he was arrested early Friday morning on charges of driving while ...

Hudson man charged with running from police

HUDSON – A Hudson man was arrested after he tried to escape arrest, going as fast as 100 mph before he lost control of his vehicle after a police pursuit. Kurt Hans Holving, 43, was spotted by police on Thursday afternoon driving a 2001 Toyota 4Runner on Belknap Road. Hudson Police Officer ...

Former Nashua man faces charges for sexting with teen

NASHUA – A former Nashua resident who’s being held by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in now in trouble for allegedly soliciting sexually explicit photos from a teenage girl. Abdiel Ponce-Cuevas, 28, is charged with six counts of possessing sexually abusing images of a ...

Hunger program celebrates success

NASHUA — Children in the Dr. Crisp neighborhood are less hungry this summer thanks to a pilot program that aims to eliminate childhood hunger in the city. Thursday saw the celebration of more than 1,000 meals served to children and families living in the neighborhood around Dr. Crisp ...

Sununu clears 1,600 regulations

Gov. Chris Sununu eliminated 1,600 state rules and regulation, dealing with banking, finance, grants, licensing, and other areas, as part of his push to reform the way the state does business. “Until now, we’ve been one of the most over regulated states in the country,” Sununu ...

Merrimack test results show levels of PFOAs within guidelines

Notice: This is a corrected version of the story that was originally released on July 21. The information originally provided to The Telegraph said 5 of 6 of the Merrimack School District’s school buildings had levels of the chemical compound trihalomethane over the state limit. Rick ...

Settlement reached in Doucette negligence suit against Nashua School District

NASHUA – The negligence suit filed 2 1/2 years ago by paralyzed Nashua football player Cooper Doucette against the Nashua School District and two coaches has been settled, according to lawyers and court documents. Doucette, now 22, was a 15-year-old junior at Nashua High School North and a ...

Nashua police locate stalking suspect hiding in bathtub

NASHUA – Police who responded to a North End Nashua home early Wednesday morning to check on an abandoned 911 call ended up arresting a former resident of the home on allegations he violated a domestic violence protective order twice in two weeks. Zachary Sweeney, 26, was arraigned Thursday ...

Suspect in Nashua domestic standoff arraigned from hospital

NASHUA – A brief standoff with police that followed a tirade in which he allegedly threatened to kill a family member with a knife led to the arrest of Daniel Page Jr., 30, on Wednesday evening, police said. A Nashua district court judge arraigned Paige, of 39A Caldwell Road, on Thursday ...

Nashua’s Sen. Avard praises signing of Republican education bills

NASHUA — The Republican state senator from Nashua, Kevin Avard, is praising Gov. Chris Sununu for signing two education bills, one which he said protects parental rights and the other which he said protects local control. The first bill, SB 43, says that no student shall be required to take a ...

Nashua North principal heading to Lowell

NASHUA – The principal of Nashua High School North has accepted a new position as the interim head of school at Lowell High School in Massachusetts. Marianne Busteed, who served as the Nashua North principal for four years, started in the Nashua School District as a teacher 14 years ago. Her ...

Mustangs board shakeup

MILFORD — An agreement filed in court on Wednesday will see the current Milford Mustangs board of directors removed and replaced with a new board, with many of the former board members barred for volunteering for any New Hampshire charity for at least two years. The youth football ...

NH mayors following Donchess’ lead in joining climate initiative

CONCORD — More cities in New Hampshire are joining the effort to combat climate change, following the lead of Nashua’s Mayor Jim Donchess in signing up to be part of the Climate Mayors initiative. “There’s a lot of interest in a lot of communities,” said Rob Werner, the state director ...

24-hour hockey event benefits Nashua Children’s Home

NASHUA – Calling all hockey players for the All Day Power Play, as the 24-hour benefit for the Nashua Children’s Home is still signing up players and sponsors. Organizer Dave Walsh is asking for people interested in joining the event at the Conway Arena to get in touch. “Heading into our ...

Minor traffic crash leads to drug, motor vehicle charges for Litchfield woman

NASHUA – A police officer called to a relatively minor rear-end crash on East Hollis Street Tuesday evening ended up arresting one of the drivers after finding prescription drugs that allegedly weren’t hers in the car and discovering her license was suspended. Courtney Lee, 35, of 3 ...

Boston area man nabbed in Nashua on drug sales allegations

NASHUA – The fact that 42-year-old Dorchester, Mass. resident Dekara Anderson has no residential ties to New Hampshire and has a significant criminal record in Massachusetts prompted a district court judge to set his bail at $50,000 cash only at his arraignment on drug sales charges ...

Mass. woman charged in Merrimack missing packages case

NASHUA – A 39-year-old woman from North Andover, Mass. has been charged in connection with the mysterious case of the missing packages that left residents of a Merrimack neighborhood wondering what happened to their deliveries. Police said Jennifer Boutin, of 17 Third St., is facing ...

Authorities report Litchfield carbon monoxide death linked to generator

Investigators looking into the cause of the carbon monoxide death of a Litchfield man earlier this month have determined it was linked to the use of a portable generator. The state fire marshal’s office reported Thursday that a portable, gas-powered generator was operating in the basement at ...

General Dynamics closing Nashua plant

NASHUA – The General Dynamics imaging manufacturing plant on Simon Street is to close this year, leaving its 92 employees out of work. The company announced to employees on Monday that the plant would close, and company representative Carole Smith confirmed the news to The Telegraph on ...