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Donchess continues pushing for passenger rail

NASHUA – City officials plan to pave 30 miles of streets this year, but Mayor Jim Donchess spent part of Wednesday at the New Hampshire State House in Concord promoting transportation that does not run on pavement – passenger rail. Later Wednesday, Donchess met with residents of Ward 3 at ...

Mayor names new chief of staff

NASHUA – Mayor Jim Donchess late Wednesday announced city resident Cheryl Lindner as his new chief of staff. She will replace Kim Kleiner, who was recently appointed to the role of administrative services director. Lindner will officially start at City Hall on June 10. “I look forward ...

Memorial fund makes contribution

NASHUA – Since members of the Morin family lost their son, Jeff, in a tragic automobile accident in April 1995, they have carried his memory forward by giving back to the city’s youth – that theme continued on Wednesday with plans for shade sails and artificial turf at a local ...

Police in Merrimack Track Alleged Criminals

Police in Merrimack spend Wednesday evening tracking multiple people allegedly involved in crimes such as robbery and drug trafficking. Details remained scarce by the time The Telegraph had to go to press for this morning’s edition.

Mock crash event emphasizes better driving habits

MERRIMACK – Those who text while driving are distracted to the point they could be involved in an accident resulting in severe injury or death. Wednesday, seniors at Merrimack High School witnessed the possible consequences for those who choose to participate in such risky behavior, as ...

Community learns about nonprofits

NASHUA – The Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Greater Nashua Class of 2019 partnered with the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits to host an interactive panel discussion and networking event on Wednesday. The project, Get On Board Nashua, was designed to educate local ...

Police locate stolen vehicles

MANCHESTER – Police on Wednesday recovered vehicles and other property reportedly stolen from locations in Hudson, and took into custody a Manchester resident in connection with the incident. Shawn Brousseau, 45, was charged with offenses accusing him of receiving or possessing stolen ...

Booker Opens Nashua Office

New Jersey State Senate President Pro Tempore Teresa Ruiz, not pictured, speaks Wednesday at 83 W. Pearl St. in Nashua. Ruiz is a supporter of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., in his effort to become the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nominee. Wednesday marked the opening of this as ...

Man allegedly urinated in Manchester park

MANCHESTER – At about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Manchester police officers conducting foot patrol saw what they believed to be a man urinating on the marble inside Veteran’s Memorial Park. Officers also saw numerous people staring and yelling at the man. Officers arrested the man, later ...

Man allegedly sexually assaulted juvenile

NASHUA – Noel Cady, 26, of Nashua, faces special felony charges after his Wednesday arrest for allegedly sexually assaulting a juvenile for “several years.” The special felony is punishable by up to 20 years in State Prison, exclusive of fines. Cady was released on $10,000 cash/surety ...

New N.H. Democratic Party officers named

CONCORD – Wednesday, the New Hampshire Democratic Party announced the winners of the 10 county and two city committee caucuses, who will play a leadership role in their communities helping Democrats win up and down the ticket in 2020. “Democrats have come together to elect officers who ...

Illegal immigrant gets 10 years on drug charges

CONCORD – U.S. Attorney Scott Murray on Wednesday said Robert Raniery Arias, 35, a citizen of the Dominican Republic who most recently resided in Lawrence, Massachusetts, was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison for participating in a conspiracy to distribute over 400 grams of ...

New Nashua Chief Of Staff Named

NASHUA -- Mayor Jim Donchess late Wednesday announced city resident Cheryl Lindner as his new chief of staff. She will replace Kim Kleiner, who was recently appointed to the role of administrative services director. Lindner will officially start at City Hall on June 10. “I look ...

Lawsuit against Symphony NH remains in court

CONCORD – Last year, former Symphony NH music director Jonathan McPhee filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the organization. He alleged he was fired for expressing concerns about financial issues to his superiors, including “an unexplained loss of $80,000.” The back-and-forth ...

Nashua battling sinkholes and other infrastructure problems

NASHUA – The U.S. Department of the Interior defines sinkhole as “a depression in the ground that has no natural external surface drainage. Basically, this means that when it rains, all of the water stays inside the sinkhole and typically drains into the subsurface.” In Nashua, Division ...

Local pleads guilty to felony drug charge

NASHUA – Barring future run-ins with the law, Krystal Kenny on Tuesday settled the last of a series of drug and theft-related cases by entering a guilty plea to one count of possession of a controlled drug. Kenny, 35, currently in State Prison on a violation of probation charge filed ...

Volunteers unite to build community garden

NASHUA – More than 20 volunteers from Gateways Community Services, Souhegan Valley Rotary Club and ReGenerative Roots came together Monday afternoon to build a community garden in Nashua, which will be used by local residents served by Gateways Community Services, while also being open to ...

NCC graduates 299

NASHUA – This year, 299 graduates completed associate degrees or certificates across more than 50 academic programs at Nashua Community College. Of the graduates, 184 participated in the Saturday commencement ceremony. “Every year, the graduates of this college move on to great four-year ...