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Jury finds Fernandez not guilty

NASHUA – A Superior Court jury on Friday returned verdicts of not guilty in the case of Christine Fernandez, capping a two-day trial that centered on a family ring valued at more than $1,500. The final witnesses testified, the closing arguments took place and the not-guilty verdicts came ...

Man arrested on warrant for felony sexual assault

NASHUA – At 2:45 p.m. Friday, officers arrested Luis Torres Santos, 25, of Waterbury, Connecticut, on an arrest warrant for alleged felony aggravated sexual assault. On Dec. 24, officers received information that Santos allegedly sexually assaulted a juvenile known to him. The investigation ...

Manchester man charged with felony theft

NASHUA – At 7:20 p.m. Friday, officers arrested William Mejia-Delisle, 25, of Manchester, on the felony charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Patrol officers responded to J.C. Penney at 310 Daniel Webster Highway for the report of a shoplifter being detained. The suspect, ...

ZBA meeting canceled due to storm

WILTON – The town of Wilton’s Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting, previously set for 7:30 p.m. today, is canceled due to the incoming snowstorm.

City’s BOA meeting rescheduled

NASHUA – Due to the inclement weather forecasted for this evening, the Nashua Board of Aldermen meeting has been canceled. It has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19, immediately after the mayor delivers one of his two “State of the City” speeches.

Blooms on Display: An array of orchids brightened the weekend in Nashua

NASHUA – The numerous varieties of orchids descended from the more than 25,000 species worldwide were on full display in living color over the weekend at the New Hampshire Orchid Society’s 28th annual show and sale. The three-day event, held at the Courtyard Marriott, is a perennial ...

Merrimack firefighters make quick work of blaze

MERRIMACK – Flames damaged a chimney and spread into an adjacent wall at a home on Foster Road Sunday morning. Firefighters were summoned to 3 Foster Road, off Amherst Road near the Amherst town line, around 9:30 a.m., according to reports. Upon arrival, they reportedly found smoke coming ...

Fill ‘er up: Tap room planned for Milford Oval

MILFORD – The auto service building on the Milford Oval that was most recently Payless Towing may be turned into a tap room resembling a vintage Texaco gas station. Last month two Merrimack men presented the planning board with their idea, and board members seemed to like it. Chip Pollard ...

Dollar General pushes forward

MILFORD – A plan for a Dollar General store on Wilton Road is moving through the town review process. At its Jan. 22 meeting, the planning board granted a waiver allowing the discount store to reduce the number of off-street parking spaces to 28, rather than 37, and postponed action to ...

Lyndeborough town officials: Don’t plow snow into the road

LYNDEBOROUGH - Some people are plowing snow into the roads, leaving piles of snow across the travel lane causing a hazard for both residents and town vehicles. On Wednesday, Jan. 30, selectmen again reminded residents there is an ordinance concerning plowing driveways. “They are pushing ...

A SWEET EVENT: Even with a frigid wind, chocolate is worth the stroll

NASHUA – The icy gusts that blew through shop doors each time a patron passed through didn’t seem to bother very many Downtown Chocolate Stroll visitors Saturday – as long as the chocolate displays themselves emerged unscathed. That was especially so in locations like Fresh of Nashua, ...

It’s official: Sen. Elizabeth Warren announces presidential bid

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) – Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren made her bid for the presidency official on Saturday in this working-class city, grounding her 2020 campaign in a populist call to fight economic inequality and build “an America that works for everyone.” Warren delivered a sharp ...

Former Telegraph columnist mourned

Of all the Telegraph columnists – the locals, not the nationally syndicated ones – I’ve known and faithfully at least tried to read over my rather lengthy tenure in this and previous newsrooms, Joe Konopka was on my short list of must-reads. For Joe, who passed on New Years Day at a ...

ON THE HOOK: Tow truckers mean business

NASHUA – Leaving a vehicle in an unauthorized parking space for even a few minutes in downtown Nashua can result in a motorist hitchhiking to Massachusetts to retrieve his or her wheels. And he or she better hope they have about $300 cash with them because some of the towing companies ...

Testing assured on Valentine’s Day

NASHUA – The Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services is hosting a Valentine’s Day event to ensure people are not sharing anything but love this holiday. The division’s second Valentine’s Day event returns, and will once again be offering free testing for sexually ...

Getting technical

NASHUA – Since the start of their careers, Nashua Technology Center Co-Directors Amanda Bastoni and Mike McQuilkin have been working to vertically align curriculum between Nashua’s middle and high schools and increasing exposure of the 18 career and technical education (CTE) ...

Chinese students visit Nashua

NASHUA – Students in Kori Kennedy’s Visual Communications class at Nashua High School North on Friday learned their peers in China typically attend school 15 hours per day, six days a week. Yanghui Peng, who also goes by Gloria, was one of 15 students from China who are visiting the ...

Crafting community

NASHUA – Owners of Liquid Therapy are well on their way to crafting beers and memories, one pint at a time. The city’s newest craft brewery, occupying the historic Central Fire Station, is hosting a special honorary ceremony Feb. 16. Firefighters from all six of Nashua’s firehouses are ...

City approves new YMCA aquatics facility

NASHUA – The YMCA of Greater Nashua aims to fill a coverage gap in the northwest part of the city with a new aquatics facility. During the Thursday Nashua Planning Board meeting, civil engineer representing the YMCA Tom Zajac of Hayner/Swanson Inc. said this new aquatics center will include ...

Harbor Homes gets another $2.1 million

NASHUA – U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, along with U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, all D-N.H., announce a $2.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Harbor Homes of Nashua. The funding will allow Harbor Homes to continue to provide low-income, ...