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Baldwin delivers keynote address at Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner

MANCHESTER – Roberta Woolfson was ready for a good belly laugh. The Milford resident was sitting with a group of friends Sunday night at the state Democratic Party’s Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner, waiting for the speaking program to begin. The highlight of the evening was the appearance of the ...

Milford, Amherst look at later school start times

Amherst and Milford school officials are trying to decide if there is enough community support for changing their school start times. At a public forum organized by the Milford School Board’s school start time committee last week, board member Jennifer Siegrist said school officials are ...

Herring slowly returning to rivers

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A little fish on the East Coast that once provided vital protein for American colonists and bait for generations of New England lobstermen is slowly making a comeback after falling victim to lost habitat and environmental degradation. River herring once appeared ...

Modern challenges: Family combines travel, education

AMHERST – Cyberbullying, screen addiction, overscheduling, obesity. Parents and children today have challenges of which their grandparents could never have dreamed. However, Cindy Ross and her husband sidestepped those modern problems when they took their two kids outdoors and around the ...

Annual Wilton Lions Club Penny Sale scheduled for Oct. 27

WILTON – More than 60 years of family fun, and it keeps getting better. The annual Lions Club Penny Sale will be on Oct. 27. The doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the sale begins at 6 p.m., in the Florence Rideout Elementary School gym. Club Secretary Deb Degan said there “are hundreds of ...

Officials address upcoming water study

Officials from the Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry addressed members of the Community Action Panel on Sept. 20, discussing the Pease contaminated water study it will conduct in Portsmouth. Patrick Breyesse, the ATSDR director, began the meeting by announcing that funding has ...

Clean-up session set at The Horseshoe on Oct. 19

WILTON – Members of the staff at the middle/high school will join members of the town’s Conservation Commission from 3:15-4:30 p.m. Oct 19 for a visit and clean-up session at The Horseshoe. The event is a continuing effort by the school to work with members of the community and become ...

Bloomberg talks upcoming election, sparks speculation

NASHUA – Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg stressed the importance of voting in the upcoming midterm election, while sparking speculation about his 2020 presidential aspirations during a visit to Nashua Saturday morning. “We’re about to face the biggest test of our political ...

Revaluation won’t impact funding needs

NASHUA – The revaluation of Nashua property will not add substantial revenue to the city coffer, and tax rates will rise slightly to offset a budget increase, officials said. “The budget is up 1.6 percent, so we will collect additional revenue. The reallocation of the tax burden will not ...

ArtWalk 2018 a hit

NASHUA – The 14th annual ArtWalk features more than 100 artists across more than 30 venues, and as things move into the second and final day of the celebration, many more people are expected to pass through and admire the various works available across the city. Although unfavorable ...

Duck … Duck … Derby Time

Despite Saturday’s weather bringing rain and gray clouds, it provided perfect conditions for thousands of ducks to race down the Nashua River, rubber ducks that is. The Rotary Club of Nashua West’s inaugural Duck Derby drew a large crowd to the Main Street bridge to watch on as flocks of ...

Looking back at events from the fall of 1968

Leave it to a Massachusetts gridiron rival, I said to myself as I perused several Nashua Telegraph stories, published 60 years ago this month, regarding a rather silly controversy that erupted in the weeks after the legendary Nashua High-Lowell High football game ended in an anticlimactic 14-14 ...

Seniors upset over new tax assessments

NASHUA – After 75 years in the same home at 13 Manchester St., David Pierce fears losing the house due to skyrocketing property tax bills. Pierce said his tax assessment value last year was $43,200. He said as a result of KRT Appraisal’s recent revaluation on behalf of the city of Nashua, ...

Bloomberg to campaign with Dems today

NASHUA – Just three days after formally becoming a Democrat, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is scheduled to campaign in New Hampshire. Bloomberg, a potential 2020 presidential candidate with an estimated net worth of $48 billion, is scheduled to appear with a group known as ...

Kuster, Negron talk Social Security

NASHUA – During a Friday campaign stop at The Huntington, U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., told seniors she will protect their Social Security and Medicare from Republicans. Not surprisingly, Kuster’s Republican challenger, Nashua resident Steve Negron, has a different take on the ...

Tree falls on Concord Street

Nashua Parks & Recreation Department workers collect what remains of a tree that fell Friday afternoon on Concord Street. Traffic was directed by a police officer while the tree was dealt with by workers from the Nashua Parks and Recreation Forestry Unit. Department foreman Paul Haskell ...

HR Committee recommends three hires

NASHUA – This week, members of the Nashua Board of Education’s Human Resources Committee unanimously recommended three individuals to fill open school positions: assistant principals at Birch Hill Elementary, Fairgrounds Middle and Pennichuck Middle schools. Christine Michaud was the ...

Nashua’s Graveside Manor makes its return

NASHUA – It’s getting spooky on Foxboro Street in Nashua. Graveside Manor, a family-run haunted house, opened for a ninth consecutive year on Friday. Through Halloween, Graveside Manor will operate from 6-9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Kathy Thomas, who runs the house, said her family ...

Manchester band, Merrimack Elementary work to promote kindness

MERRIMACK – Recycled Percussion, a “junk rock” band from Manchester, visited Thorntons Ferry Elementary School Friday with the headliner “Chaos and Kindness.” The group’s mission is to urge children to focus on being the best versions of themselves by staying positive and behaving ...

‘Sanctuary’ on tap today in Wilton

The Whiting Hill Theatre Project will presents “Sanctuary,” a play depicting immigration through stories and personal experiences at 1 p.m. today in the Wilton Town Hall Theatre. Admission is free, but donations will go to the Town Hall Theatre’s digital conversion fund. Under the ...