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Nearly $23 million on way to New Hampshire to battle opioids

NASHUA – Nearly $23 million to aid in the battle against opioids is on the way to New Hampshire via the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This amount is substantially more than the $3.1 million the Granite State received from the same program last year, ...

Firefighters extinguish blaze

Nashua Fire Rescue extinguished a deck that was burning in the rear of a residence early Friday morning. Around 6:30 a.m., firefighters responded to 19 Dudley St. and reported smoke showing in the rear of the building. Crews were able to stretch a hose line and quickly knock down the fire. ...

Increase in bet limit to benefit charities

NASHUA – The city’s two casinos wasted no time hiking maximum bets for roulette, blackjack, Spanish 21 and other games from $4 to $10 on Thursday, as soon as officials got word that New Hampshire HB 169 was in effect. “It’s just a different level of excitement for the player,” said ...

Voter residency case goes to Manchester

NASHUA —The lawsuit regarding New Hampshire’s voter residency requirement law is moving from Nashua to Manchester as a result of Judge Charles Temple’s recusal from the case. The lawsuit, brought by the League of Women Voters, the state’s Democratic Party, and some individual voters ...

Nearly $23 million on way to New Hampshire to battle opioids

NASHUA -- Nearly $23 million to aid in the battle against opioids is on the way to New Hampshire via the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This amount is substantially more than the $3.1 million the Granite State received from the same program last year, ...

New starts await adult graduates

NASHUA – The Nashua Adult and Community School honored 38 graduates Thursday night with a commencement ceremony at Nashua High School North. “All of us have our own stories on why we chose this program, some more intriguing than others, but they all mean something to us,” Samantha ...

Alvirne High School graduates 285

MANCHESTER – Standing at a podium Thursday night, Alvirne High School valedictorian Adam Banatwala guaranteed his graduating classmates one thing: at some point in the next 50 years, he will run a Google search on their names. “I hope to see some of you again, but who knows,” he ...

U.S. House passes legislation targeting opioids

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Reps. Annie Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter, both D-N.H., helped advance 36 pieces of legislation targeting the opioid crisis. “The opioid epidemic doesn’t discriminate and is impacting families and communities across New Hampshire and the entire ...

Corpus Christi seeking fans

NASHUA – With forecasters using words such as “hot” and “heat,” the folks at Corpus Christi food pantry are distributing donated fans to their clients. The problem, Executive Director Kay Golden said Thursday, is that far more fans have been going out than coming in. This creates a ...

Report: VA can change its culture

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – A New Hampshire veterans hospital accused of having a fly-infested operating room and mistreating patients should expand its range of services, work more closely with the community and promote a culture that enhances accountability, according to a report issued ...

Judge Colburn grants Morris motion for new lawyer

NASHUA – Cyrinus F. Morris, the 49-year-old Massachusetts man charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to kill an ex-girlfriend in Nashua last year, received permission to seek new counsel as his case moves forward in Superior Court. Judge Jacalyn Colburn told Morris at a ...

Community Cookout

Paul Hebert fixes himself a plate of food during the free cookout Enterprise Bank hosted for customers and friends from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. It took place at the 493 Amherst St. location. ‘It’s really thanking the community, clients, friends, family and business people,’ Branch ...

Craft beer brings big bucks to local businesses

NASHUA – Ken Unsworth and Dean Baxter, co-founders of Millyard Brewery in Nashua, are tapping into the continuously growing craft beer industry. “We were number 57 in (New Hampshire), as far as breweries go in April of 2016,” Unsworth said. “Now, there’s over 80 breweries two years ...

Concerns prompted investigation of BG hiring

NASHUA – Concerns about staffing and hiring practices at Bishop Guertin High School prompted requests for The Telegraph to investigate the background of Mark Phillips, who has served as the private Catholic school’s dean of student formation for grades 11 and 12, as well as the chairman of ...

Nashua woman is reunited with dog

NASHUA – When Amarylis Martinez drove from her Nashua home to Methuen to confront a possible criminal, she was not afraid. The only thing on her mind was getting her dog, Nikko, back home after someone stole him from her car late Sunday. Nikko is a 25-pound male Shih Tzu mix who is 11 years ...

Deadline to file for primary election is Friday; local races filling out

NASHUA — With Friday’s deadline to file for state or federal office looming, the New Hampshire Legislature races in Nashua are beginning to show signs of competition. According to the list of filers updated as of Wednesday, and available online through the city clerk’s website, dozens ...

Cell phone destroyed in domestic disturbance

MERRIMACK – After responding to a pharmacy Tuesday night, Merrimack police officers arrested Amber Grygiel, 21, charging her with domestic violence-simple assault, criminal mischief and obstructing report of a crime. After receiving a report of a domestic disturbance at a local residence ...

Hudson man killed in crash was postal worker

Longtime Hollis postal worker Clifford V. Thissell was “an old-school letter carrier ... one of those carriers who really cared about his customers,” colleague Mike Lipkind said Wednesday, several days after Thissell died as a result of a three-car crash on U.S. 3 in Chelmsford, ...

Award given to Merrimack teacher killed in car wreck

MERRIMACK – In his 16 years as principal of Merrimack High School, Kenneth Johnson has handed out many No Bell Awards to deserving teachers – but never has one been so bittersweet. This year, students selected Nick Seymour, 29, a social studies teacher who was killed in a car accident ...

Business After Hours

Carolyn Mortellaro talks with Mike Apfelberg, above, as they work their way down the food line at the Wednesday Business After Hours event. Eaton Berube Insurance in Nashua hosted the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce and Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce. Woodwind and Whiskey, left, top, ...