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Home invasion suspect waives arraignment

NASHUA – The 51-year-old Nashua woman facing numerous charges accusing her of tying up and robbing a 92-year-old man in his home earlier this summer has been twice convicted of theft-related crimes and is the suspect in a third that occurred at a local hospital in March, according to court ...

Deportation order looms for business owner, father

NASHUA – Rocha family members say they are on the edge of losing their father, their home and their whole life in America. Luciana Rocha said this week the deportation order from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency against her husband, Wellington Rocha, would mean her family ...

Competency hearing set for former Litchfield principal charged with theft

NASHUA – Whether counseling and other rehabilitative therapies have succeeded in restoring former Litchfield principal Shannon Dannible’s competency level to the point she is deemed fit to stand trial will be the topic of a three-hour hearing scheduled for next week in Hillsborough County ...

The Telegraph names new editor

NASHUA – Veteran newspaperman Matthew Burdette was introduced as the new editor in chief of The Telegraph Tuesday. Publisher Heather Goodwin Henline made the announcement. Burdette brings more than 25 years of experience in the newspaper business, having previously served as the executive ...

Nashua leaders taking a stand

The sting of the Charlottesville, Va., rally that turned violent last weekend still is being felt across the country, including in New England as another similarly promoted “free speech” rally may take place this Saturday in Boston. Details of the planned gathering remain vague, but a group ...

Suspended sentence in Nashua school custodian firearm case

NASHUA – The Nashua school custodian charged last year with felony criminal threatening for waving a firearm at another driver during what police labeled a road rage incident has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor-level offense as part of an agreement reached with prosecutors. Czar Hardiman, ...

Nashua church now on historic register

NASHUA – The St. Mary and Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church on Chandler Street, formerly known as St. Francis Xavier, now is a state-recognized historic site. New Hampshire’s Division of Historical Resources announced Tuesday the church building, a Nashua landmark, was added to the ...

BOE approves another administrator, technology purchases

NASHUA – During a uncommonly brief meeting this week, the Board of Education hired a new assistant principal for one of its elementary schools and approved a few technology purchases. Erin Anderson, formerly the teacher team facilitator at Mount Pleasant Elementary School in Nashua, will be ...

Nashua BOE member declines re-election bid

In a social media post Thursday, Board of Education member David Murotake announced he will not file for re-election to the board. “My company, SCA Technica Inc., is negotiating funding with a group of investors for a new drone startup,” Murotake said. “It’s also likely I will move to ...

Police: Two men arrested on drug charges

MANCHESTER – Police say a Nashua driver and his passenger were charged Monday night on drug charges following a motor vehicle stop. Zachary Wentworth, 27, of Nashua, was arrested on an outstanding Hillsborough County parole violation warrant. Officers with the Manchester Police Department ...

Camp for children of opioid addicts reaches milestone

NASHUA – In the battle against opioid addiction, sometimes the victims are obvious. And sometimes they are not. The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua offers relief to what could be the most vulnerable victims of all – the children of those suffering from addiction – with a unique ...

Merrimack man rescued from tree

DUNSTABLE, Mass. – A New Hampshire man said he feels like he won the lottery after he landed roughly 60-80 feet up in a tree “without a scratch” following a skydiving accident on Sunday. The Dunstable police and fire departments responded around 7:15 p.m. to a 911 call saying Aatif ...

Open House: DOT to meet in Bedford to discuss Route 101 project

BEDFORD – An open house is scheduled for Wednesday to connect the public with the principals involved in the upcoming widening project planned for a busy section of Route 101 in Bedford. The meeting comes as preliminary work on the $15.8 million plan to widen a section of road between Wallace ...

Wheels & Wings rescheduled

NASHUA – After being cancelled due to extreme weather conditions, the 10th annual Wheels & Wings event has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 16. The free event will be held at Nashua Airport, 93 Perimeter Road, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wheels & Wings provides an opportunity for children ...

Two crashes, two DUI arrests over the weekend

PELHAM – Police charged a Pelham man and Salem woman with drunk driving following two separate crashes about three miles apart over the weekend. The first crash, shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday, involved a 2017 Chevy Camaro that left Island Pond Road, struck a tree and landed in a front yard, ...

Greater Nashuans unite, denounce White nationalists, KKK at Sunday vigil

NASHUA – Offended, outraged, and eventually numbed Saturday by the constant barrage of news reports showing a rally of white nationalists descending into widespread violence some 600 miles to the south, Nashua resident Jenn Morton woke up Sunday morning knowing she needed to do ...

College has hefty price tag

NASHUA – A year ago, the state began to come to terms with a hard reality: most of its college students are graduating with an exorbitant amount of debt. In fact, a study by the independent nonprofit Institute for College Access and Success, released in October 2016, showed that New Hampshire ...

Rivier’s promise plan gains momentum

NASHUA – There are few guarantees in life, and a four-year college education doesn’t necessarily bring a golden road to immediate success. Rivier University is working to change that. The school is in its second year of offering the Employment Promise Program. The promise is this: enroll ...

Weather, drought has affect on turkey population

An increase in New Hampshire’s wild turkey population last year led to more being nabbed by hunters, according to the results of the spring 2017 hunt. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department reported a near record take, with 4,482 birds bagged by hunters. This is the second highest ...

July was dry, with seasonable temperatures

July 2017 was a mostly boring month from a meteorological standpoint. Temperatures were right on the mark and rainfall fell into the “normal” category, at least for the official recording site in Nashua. July began on a warm, humid note before a one week stretch of seasonable summer weather ...