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Nashua North grads urged to look to the future

MANCHESTER – Welcomed to the speaker’s stand with a robust burst of cheers and applause, Nashua High School North security officer Antwan Thomas told the 2018 graduates he initially thought someone erred when they told him he would be the faculty speaker at Sunday’s graduation. “I ...

Nashua Farmers Market opens for season

NASHUA – The Nashua Farmers Market opened for the first time this season to a large crowd, offering attendees a variety of goods, from ice cream and baked goods to paintings and produce. Moving from its former location – Le Parc de Notre Renaissance Francaise along Water Street to a ...

EPA to kick off PFAS community events in Exeter

The EPA kicks off its PFAS community engagements events in Exeter on June 25-26, offering citizens the opportunity to speak about their experiences with water contamination from the Saint-Gobain plant in Merrimack. After hosting its National Leadership Summit to address PFAS issues in ...

QDOBA offers fresh, affordable Mexican favorites

NASHUA – Fresh ingredients, affordable food and service with a smile are hallmarks of the new QDOBA Mexican Eats restaurant on Amherst Street in Nashua. Only the third New Hampshire location – others are located in Merrimack and Portsmouth – QDOBA boasts 26 locations in New England, and ...

Merrimack hosts graduation ceremony

MERRIMACK – Students from Merrimack’s first kindergarten class crossed the stage at their commencement ceremony Saturday, as Merrimack High School’s class of 2018. In his welcoming address, MHS Principal Kenneth Johnson said 12 years ago many of the students sitting before him, draped ...

Farmers Market debuts today in new location

NASHUA – Today, the Nashua Farmer’s Market returns for another season, planting its roots in a new location. The new location is set in the middle of Main Street in downtown Nashua, and will host more than 40 vendors offering things ranging from fresh local produce to honey, baked goods ...

Remembering Helen Hiller: Nashua’s own ‘girl drummer’

If you knew the late Helen Hiller, a “petite brunette” often mistaken for a “school marm” rather than the raucous, high-energy drummer who barnstormed the country with her all-girl band through the swing era, it’s easy to envision her still hard at work with a very special group of ...

Casey Junkins takes over as city editor of The Telegraph

NASHUA – Veteran and award-winning newspaperman Casey Junkins has been named city editor at The Telegraph. Junkins, 40, comes to Nashua after a more than 11-year stint at The Intelligencer in Wheeling, West Virginia, a sister publication of The Telegraph. “As something of a political ...

Paulus named new circulation director at The Telegraph

NASHUA – Shawn Paulus, a veteran newspaper circulation director who is settling in as the new head of The Telegraph’s circulation department, is a strong believer in maintaining “a happy subscriber base,” knowing that starts with the best customer service possible. And the key to it ...

Trade students build greenhouse

NASHUA – Fruits, flowers and veggies stretched toward green maturity in a specialized environment. The seedlings owed their vigor to loving care and a newly built greenhouse, a project accomplished with the help of students from the Nashua Technology Center, a haven for hands-on learning ...

Local woman, Ruth Brown, turns 105

NASHUA – Very few people make it to 100 years old, but Nashua’s Ruth Brown is an exception, as she got to celebrate her 105 birthday in style with Mayor Jim Donchess on Friday. Born on June 15, 1913, near Pittsburgh, Brown on Friday celebrated her special day wearing a red and black ...

Nashua’s first pride parade slated for June 30

NASHUA – Mayor Jim Donchess and Great American Downtown are making final preparations for the initial Nashua Pride Festival, featuring a parade right down Main Street. The free event is set for 2-5 p.m. June 30. “We want to show this is an inclusive city, and this is one of many ways ...

Governor’s race full; filing deadline hits

CONCORD – The race for governor formally took shape Friday as Democrat Molly Kelly became the latest candidate to sign up, rounding out the field of contenders looking to unseat Republican Gov. Chris Sununu. “I’m running for governor to give voice to the people of New Hampshire who have ...

Campbell High graduates 123 students

LITCHFIELD — Class essayist Cleo Schultz urged her fellow Campbell High School graduates on Friday to be like her silver Chevy Express van, an “eight-passenger, 18-foot-long tank: full of character, indestructible, wearing our scratches and bumps proudly.” “If we fail inspection, we ...

Legislators evaluate DCYF in wake of two child deaths

CONCORD – State legislators continue working to reform the New Hampshire Division of Children, Youth and Families in the aftermath of two children being murdered, including Nashua’s Brielle Gage. Sen. Sharon Carson, R-Londonderry, is a member of the Commission to Review Child Abuse ...

Rotaries donating money to help Hondurans

NASHUA – Rotary clubs across New Hampshire and Vermont are raising funds to help families in Honduras meet one of life’s most basic necessities: the access to clean drinking water. Partnering with Pure Water for the World Inc., (initially a Rotary project in the early 1990s and now a ...

Merrimack students visit elementary schools

MERRIMACK – Members of the Merrimack School District’s initial kindergarten class returned to their roots Friday afternoon for one last day of elementary school fun before graduating and heading to the next phases of their lives. The graduating seniors split up and returned to their ...

Taveras will be sentenced next week

NASHUA – When a Superior Court jury convicted Lawrence, Massachusetts resident Wilmy Taveras on two felony drug charges in September, the man was allowed to remain free on bail pending sentencing. But the sentencing date – Nov. 15 – came and went, and “the state has been waiting to ...

13 people graduate from NCC program

NASHUA – On Friday, Nashua Community College saw 13 students graduate from its Microelectronics Boot Camp. “Every class takes on a persona, but this one has been the most determined,” Workforce Development Coordinator Jon Mason said in his graduation address. Mason recalled students ...