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Merrimack woman sent to prison in drug case

NASHUA – The Merrimack woman indicted earlier this year on several charges accusing her of possessing, selling, swallowing and hiding within a body cavity heroin or fentanyl, has been sentenced to two to four years in State Prison. Lois Masci, 51, most recently of 246 Daniel Webster Hwy., ...

Jury begins deliberations in Luna trial

NASHUA – It’s unusual, defense attorney Anthony Naro told the jury in the William Luna drug-death trail, for John Cavaretta’s dogs to suddenly start barking in the middle of the night – unless they heard something going on in or outside his Pelham home. So when they stirred and barked ...

New urban chicken law taking shape

NASHUA – Hipsters and other pet chicken fans may soon be permitted to keep and raise the fowl, as Nashua city leaders continue working on the ordinance to organize the process. During the Tuesday Planning and Economic Development Committee meeting, Nashua Alderwoman Shoshanna Kelly and ...

New York jazz trio teaching and entertaining Nashua

NASHUA – The Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter has partnered with the Continuum Culture & Art Inc. to bring New York City-based jazz trio 1032K to Nashua through the weekend. Percussionist Andrew Drury, acclaimed trombonist Ku-Umba Frank Lacy, and bassist Kevin Ray are in the midst of a ...

Winter Reading Challenge to kick off

By MATHEW PLAMONDON Staff Writer NASHUA – The office Mayor Jim Donchess will organize a special holiday party at the Arlington Street Community Center, 36 Arlington St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, where families are invited to enjoy refreshments and crafts while learning about the ...

New law partner named at city firm

NASHUA – Welts, White & Fontaine P.C. is pleased to announce that attorney Michael Fontaine was named its managing partner earlier this year. The firm employs 10 attorneys, along with 15 paralegals and support staff. Fontaine has been with the firm for 33 years, and became a partner ...

Concord man pleads guilty

CONCORD – Nathaniel Carr, 24, of Concord, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition by a prohibited person, U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said. According to court documents and statements made in court, on Aug. 1, a police officer saw a Chevrolet Trailblazer with expired ...

Belmont man is sentenced

CONCORD – Joseph C. Callahan, 36, of Belmont, was sentenced in federal court to nine years in federal prison for possessing over five grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said. According to court documents and statements made in court, on July 31, ...

Eversource powers up Santa Fund

NASHUA – Officials for electricity provider Eversource continue recognizing the needs of the community, as they are now contributing to Santa Fund 2018. The fund, a collaborative effort of The Telegraph and the United Way of Greater Nashua, has helped to provide Christmas gifts to families ...

Manchester jeweler helping raise money

NASHUA – Holidays are about enjoying the presence of loved ones, good food and of course, presents. It’s a time to be thankful. However, some may see the holidays as a stressful time – a time to pick up extra shifts or spend less money on food and clothes to make sure there is enough ...

Nation bids fond farewell to Bush 41

WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation bid goodbye to George H.W. Bush with high praise, cannon salutes and gentle humor Wednesday, celebrating the life of the Texan who embraced a lifetime of service in Washington and was the last president to fight for the U.S. in wartime. Three former presidents ...

Liquid Therapy pouring beer in former fire station in downtown Nashua

NASHUA – Craft beers ranging from Orange Milkshake IPA, to El Dorado Sour Ale and Chocolate Mint Stout, are now on tap at the former Nashua Central Fire Station, a building which city leaders in July agreed to lease for $1 per year. Jason Palmer and Stan Tremblay own the business at 14 ...

Alleged hospital melee in Nashua results in arrest

NASHUA – A 38-year-old man who walked into the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center emergency department early Tuesday and allegedly began fighting hospital personnel is under arrest on related charges. Nathan R. Hayes, a resident of Chestnut Street in Nashua, was ordered held on ...

Child sex-assault suspect declines plea agreement

NASHUA – Although prosecutors offered sexual assault suspect Kimberly Duthie a plea agreement, according to court documents, she elected instead to go to trial on the four felony charges that accuse her of molesting a young boy for several years. After a status hearing on Duthie’s case ...

Interview, search tops Luna trial testimony

NASHUA – In a post-arrest interview with Pelham Police Department detectives the afternoon of June 20, 2017, William Luna “mentioned” heroin and fentanyl, and at one point said he was “sure” fentanyl “was in” the substance he sold to Nicholas Wells late the previous evening, a ...

N.H. officials re-elect Gardner

CONCORD (AP) – With loud cheers and applause, New Hampshire lawmakers on Wednesday re-elected their veteran secretary of state and guardian of the first-in-the-nation presidential primary after two rounds of close votes. Legislators voted to keep Bill Gardner, the nation’s ...

Neighborhood Tree of Love returns

NASHUA – As one strolls down Main Street, he or she may see clothes and jewelry on display at the storefront windows. During the holidays, there might even be some extra lights or holiday decor. But jajaBelle’s Pastry and Coffee Shop presents something different in the window. Yes, it’s ...

News Digest for Dec. 6

Cruz nabbed for alleged drug sales NASHUA – On Tuesday, the Nashua Police Department arrested Wilfredo Cruz, 43, of no fixed address in Nashua, on two counts of selling heroin. He was held without bail, pending arraignment. Area man faces suboxone charges NASHUA – On Tuesday, the ...

Railroad tie-up: City crews smooth out Main Street pavement

NASHUA – It is rare that motorists have to stop at the railroad tracks crossing Main Street at the north end of downtown because, on average, only one freight train per week uses the lines. And it usually runs in the middle of the night. However, Nashua Division of Public Works crew ...

Historic bank branch to close

NASHUA – By the end of the week, TD Bank will close the office at 191 Main St., consolidating the operations into a much newer facility at 300 Main St. This means the longtime home of Nashua’s historic Second National Bank will no longer be in operation. In remembering the historical ...