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Granite State Baseball Dinner a hit

OK, so it certainly isn't often that New Hampshire is at or even near the center of the baseball universe. But with Major League Baseball's 2018 Most Valuable Player, Manager of the Year, and Cy Young Award announcements in the rear view mirror, the annual Granite State Baseball Dinner at the ...

Holiday paper will be stuffed with bargains

NASHUA – Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of savings are on the way for area residents – courtesy of Saint Nichols, local retailers and The Telegraph – in the newspaper’s special Thanksgiving Day edition. The Telegraph’s holiday edition – set to go on sale a full day early ...

Novemberfest race makes running fun – and funny – for 20th year

NASHUA – Looking as orange as ever, nary a single strand of his trademark coiffed hair out of place, President Trump lumbered his way toward an opening in the crowd that formed in downtown Nashua Sunday morning, after word got out that he might show off a few of his dance moves with a good ...

Holiday farmers market makes debut

NASHUA – The fruits, vegetables, breads, cheeses and assorted seasonal foods and goodies featured at the summer Nashua Farmers Market, which went indoors in October, are now joined by holiday-themed gifts as the shopping season gets underway. A steady parade of early shoppers turned out for ...

Merrimack man arrested twice in 12 hours, faces multiple charges

MERRIMACK – Police say officers arrested Merrimack resident Tyler Thomson twice within 12 hours over the weekend, first for allegedly damaging a person’s property and stealing his or her cell phone, then for allegedly returning to the scene in violation of the newly-issued no-contact ...

Pilgrim Church members host 120th Heritage Fair

A hundred gift baskets for sale and scores of holiday gifts and edibles were the stars of the 120th annual Heritage Fair recently hosted by members of Pilgrim Congregational Church, in Nashua. The event on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the United Church of Christ affiliate, one founded in 1685 and ...

Lil’ Iguana’s annual craft fair a success; big things on way

NASHUA – Longstanding nonprofit Lil’ Iguana hosted a large craft fair and raffle Saturday, featuring more than 100 vendors, crafters and area businesses. The Lil’ Iguana’s Children’s Safety Foundation’s Craft Fair and Raffle took over the gymnasium inside Nashua High School North ...

Anime takes over Nashua

NASHUA – Another Anime Convention returned this year, with cosplay characters taking over the DoubleTree by Hilton in Nashua. This creative gathering allowed fans of all kinds to converge in one spot to celebrate aspects of Japanese culture, with a focus on Japanese animation. However, the ...

Thanksgiving here already? Let’s turn back the clock and slow it down a bit

Seriously? Thanksgiving is really less than a week away? Talk about sneaking up on us. Or is it just me once again forgetting to watch my back? Well, the upside, I suppose, is an early Thanksgiving always means a late Christmas, as the late linguist Yogi Berra might say. Speaking of ...

Lions Club Donates Knitted Hats

Nashua Lions Club King Lion Mike Francoeur and member Evelyn Flynn present comfort knitted hats for newborns to nurses in the maternity ward at St. Joseph Hospital, which is used as part of a reminder program along with a DVD on helping to comfort newborns and their parents when they go home. ...

Area gets eight inches; more expected Monday

NASHUA – Residents awoke to something of a winter wonderland Friday morning, as the season’s first snowfall left some areas with eight inches of frozen precipitation. While many had to drag themselves out of bed to dig out their vehicles to start the day, rain moved in later in the ...

Nashua changes recycling policies

NASHUA – City officials said they are creating stricter recycling policies because of China’s decision to no longer import certain recyclable items, including various types of plastic and paper. For many years, China took scraps from various countries around the world, including the U.S., ...

Drug Enforcement Administration: Fentanyl, meth getting worse in area

NASHUA – “If we all got in our cars right now and drove to Lawrence, we could all buy fentanyl. There’s no shortage – nobody is running out of product.” This is the dilemma U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Associate Special Agent in Charge Joe DeLena described during the Friday ...

RE/MAX Innovative Properties merge

NASHUA – To create better options for real estate in New Hampshire, RE/MAX Innovative and RE/MAX Properties have combined efforts to put more than 70 agents to work for the consolidated company: RE/MAX Innovative Properties. “The goal is to push New Hampshire real estate forward by fully ...

More than 1,500 opioid deaths in 2018 so far

BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts remains in the throes of an opioid crisis with more than 1,500 deaths through the first nine months of 2018, most linked to the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl, according to new state figures released Friday. The Department of Public Health’s latest ...

Brewery Lights Merrimack

MERRIMACK – To celebrate the start of the holiday season, the Anheuser-Busch Merrimack Brewery flipped the switch on their third annual Brewery Lights. This family-friendly experience began at 6 p.m. Friday when Brewery General Manager Tom Jokerst and Brewmaster Summer Anderson joined a ...

ShoeBox for Seniors needs donations

NASHUA – Volunteers will be packing on Monday as part of the United Way of Greater Nashua’s “ShoeBox for Seniors” project. Work is set 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday at the Nashua Senior Center 70 Temple St. United Way Director of Community Impact Liz Fitzgerald said the project was ...

United Way prepares for Blizzard Blast

NASHUA – A New Hampshire blizzard in January is fairly common, but this year will bring the United Way of Greater Nashua’s first Blizzard Blast. On Jan. 26, hundreds of participants are expected to run through an obstacle course along the Nashua River beside Mine Falls Park for a ...

Outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich back in New Hampshire

MANCHESTER – If John Kasich is not planning a 2020 Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump, it is difficult to understand why the outgoing eight-year Ohio governor made three public appearances in New Hampshire on Thursday. Also, at 9:49 p.m. Thursday, The Telegraph received ...

Homeowner angry about property tax assessments

NASHUA – Laurie Ortolano of 41 Berkeley St. believes she and other city residents are seeing their properties unfairly assessed, ultimately resulting in huge tax hikes. Thursday, Ortolano took her concerns regarding the practices of the Nashua Assessing Department to a meeting with the ...