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Prison sentence for Mass. man in Nashua trafficking case

NASHUA – Until his arrest on charges of drug-related human trafficking on Sept. 30, 2016, Massachusetts resident Abrahan Jacome had a virtually spotless criminal record, according to his court file. But now, the 26-year-old Jacome, most recently of 55 Oak St. in Methuen, is beginning a 2-5 ...

Veterans Day celebration is Saturday

NASHUA – Veterans will be recognized and honored Saturday with a dedication ceremony followed by the Veteran’s Day Parade in downtown Nashua. Starting at 9 a.m. on Quincy Street, the dedication ceremony will honor veterans from all branches of the military in front of the soldiers-mural ...

Mass. man ID’d as electrocution victim

NASHUA – The painting company that employed the man accidentally electrocuted last week on Cannongate Road has a record of serious safety violations, according to records obtained by the Telegraph. The man has been identified as Jose Valdivieso, 37, of Sommerville, Mass., by the nonprofit New ...

Local Legend: 89th Gala honors businessman George Katis

NASHUA – The atmosphere was one of celebration at the Courtyard Marriott Wednesday night, as the Nashua business community gathered to eat, drink and be merry at the 89th annual Gala and Citizen of the Year Award, presented by the Chamber of Commerce. Taking center stage Wednesday was George ...

No joke; Justice Dalianis is retiring

NASHUA – State Supreme Court Chief Justice Linda S. Dalianis’s next birthday could very well be her least favorite of all. “Because,” she said by way of explanation, “I’m told by the New Hampshire Constitution that when you turn 70, you can’t be a judge anymore,” the longtime ...

Second New Boston officer got $75K

NEW BOSTON – The town paid $235,000 to settle two complaints stemming from the alleged actions of members of the police department, according to records obtained by the Telegraph. The Telegraph reported this week that the town paid $160,000 to settle the sexual harassment lawsuit brought by ...

Volunteer ‘puppy raisers’ sought to train seeing eye dogs

NASHUA – It is a popular saying that dogs are man’s best friend, but for a blind person, a four-legged companion is so much more than that – it’s a lifeline. For Randy Pierce, president of 2020 Vision Quest, who lost his sight at the age of 22 due to a neurological disease, his guide ...

No bail for suspect in OD death

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge Wednesday ordered William Luna, who is accused of selling fentanyl to a Pelham man who overdosed and died last summer, held in jail without bail as his case proceeds in Hillsborough County Superior Court South. Although Luna, 44, most recently of 227 Ludlum St. ...

Donations sought for holiday event

NASHUA – From food and drinks to heavy-duty paper plates and plastic utensils, Harbor Homes could really use them as organizers ramp up preparations for the agency’s 18th annual Commuity Thanksgiving Dinner. A pre-Thanksgiving tradition that began small but soon swelled to an average ...

Lions Club presents ‘Line of Descent’

NASHUA – The Nashua Lions Club presents Warren Miller’s “Line of Descent.” This will be the sixth year in a row the club is screening one of his films, with funds raised going to the Lion’s Club for distribution to various charities. “Each year Warren Miller comes out with a new ...

One-time curbside brush pickup on tap for Nashuans

NASHUA – Rather than brushing aside the citywide impact of the Oct. 29 storm, Nashua’s Division of Public Works is offering a one-time residential brush pickup service in response. These special pickups will be made by appointment only and they’ll begin Dec. 4 and continue until all ...

Holiday Trees event returns to Peterborough

PETERBOROUGH – With the holidays fast approaching, the Peterborough Community Center will host Holiday Trees again this year drawing on participants creativity to display their trees to be judged in a few, new categories added this year. Holiday Trees offers fun for all ages with unique tree ...

Dems sweep Board of Aldermen; PAC, Keno get thumbs up

NASHUA – Nashua will have eight new Aldermen as a Democratic wave defeated conservative incumbents Tuesday night, and the city narrowly passed the non-binding Performing Arts Center ballot question. Newcomers David Tencza, Shoshanna Kelley and Brandon Laws defeated Daniel Moriarty, Mark ...

Local hospital to help storm-stricken Puerto Rican facility

NASHUA – For the people of Puerto Rico, the recovery stage is going to last months and years, not days and weeks said Mike Rose, CEO of Southern N.H. Health. Much of the island was devastated by the hurricane that landed Sept. 20, including Ryder Hospital in Humancao. The roof was torn off ...

Breaking the stigma

NASHUA – Growing up, John Broderick Knew for certain that he would never know anyone who went to his neighborhood “nuthouse,” and that mental illness would never affect anyone in his family. Until it did. Broderick, former Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court, spoke to the ...

Judge could issue ruling this month

NASHUA – Prosecutors in the felony embezzlement case of former Litchfield school principal Shannon Dannible said Monday that 18 social media videos showing Dannible selling a line of cosmetics all but confirm their allegations that she has been adapting her behavior to fit certain ...

DCYF admin placed on leave following arrest

BROOKLINE – The administrative assistant for the Division of Children Youth & Families is on administrative leave after she was charged in a domestic violence related incident over the weekend. Sherry B. Ermel, 46, was arrested Sunday morning at her Brookline home, Brookline Police Sgt. ...

New Boston to pay $160K to settle lawsuit

NEW BOSTON – The town agreed to pay former police officer Alexandra Drake $160,000 to settle her sexual harassment lawsuit against the town and the police department. That agreement was made public on Monday, though a prior settlement that the town entered into with another former police ...

Nashua man reaches plea deal in domestic criminal threatening case

NASHUA – Twenty-year-old Nashua resident Shawn Rodger must go to jail for several months, receive mental health treatment and enroll in, and successfully complete, a batterers-intervention program as part of a plea agreement reached in his domestic violence and criminal threatening ...

Nashua to offer one-time curbside brush pickup

NASHUA – In response to the citywide impact of the Oct. 29 storm, Nashua’s Division of Public Works is offering a one-time residential brush pickup service. Residential pickups will begin Dec. 4 and will continue until all scheduled pickups are completed or the first snow event – ...