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City man misses court date; back in jail

NASHUA – Arrested on Nov. 20 by Nashua police for allegedly possessing heroin or fentanyl, Rafael Rodriguez was booked, released on bail and given an arraignment date of Nov. 29. But according to court documents, Nov. 29 came and went with no sign of Rodriguez, who is 25 and lists his most ...

Stress-free reading program is no tall tale

BROOKLINE – Youngsters gathered on a recent Thursday afternoon at Brookline Public Library to read selections from their choice of books to a most appreciative listener, Hercules, a fluffy, white dog whose acceptance of their reading skills was undiminished by any falter. Pronunciation ...

U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan introduces financial literacy legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a time when young people often find themselves drowning in debt from student loans and credit cards, and some students graduate from high school without knowing how to write a check, members of Congress are taking notice. Thursday, U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., ...

Nashua considers new middle school

NASHUA – City leaders are planning an extensive renovation project for middle schools throughout Nashua, which could ultimately result in a new building to replace the current Elm Street Middle School. In June, The Telegraph reported this particular school needs an estimated $50 million ...

Fowl play: Chickens are coming to Nashua

NASHUA – Although city residents may not hear a “cock-a-doodle-doo” to wake them up in the morning, urban chickens are on the way to Nashua after Board of Aldermen members voted to hatch the long-discussed ordinance late Tuesday. The crowing should not occur because the ordinance ...

Victim testifies in opening day of assault trial

NASHUA – The woman Cyrinus Morris is accused of beating and kicking unconscious in her Nashua apartment 15 months ago said Wednesday she remembers little about her interviews with police, but she does recall telling a prosecutor that Morris allegedly beat her with a paperweight. “You said ...

Nashua Fire Rescue lieutenant back on duty pending hearing in DWI case

BRENTWOOD – Nashua Fire Rescue Lt. William Campbell was recently cleared by city officials to return to work, ending for at least for now, the paid administrative leave he began serving more than two months ago. “We gave him the OK to come back to work,” Nashua Fire Commission Chairman ...

New Searles Road Fire

Nashua firefighters extinguish a fire at 54 New Searles Road, Wednesday afternoon while American Medical Response medics stand by in case of injury. The call came in around 1:15 p.m. Fire officials said the building was unoccupied at the time of the fire. However, due to heat and smoke damage, ...

Teachers bring interactive experiences

MERRIMACK – Two teachers at Merrimack High School are working to bring their classrooms to life through interactive experiences. During the last few years, social studies teacher Luke Woods and English teacher Naomi Halverson have worked together to create an interdisciplinary class called ...

Woman nabbed on drug charges

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge, after learning during Nashua resident Andrea Bailey’s Wednesday bail hearing that she was charged with allegedly possessing more than 30 grams of heroin with intent to distribute, ruled out personal recognizance bail due to concerns she may overdose – ...

Business collecting holiday donations for pets

NASHUA – No one wants to see a sad puppy, especially during the Christmas season. That’s why the owners of the Royal Paws K9 club are collecting donations for the Humane Society of Greater Nashua. The owners, Kevin Dearing and Stephanie Manson, both of Manchester, have been in the ...

Al-Anon meetings moving to UW

NASHUA – The Nashua Al-Anon Family Group meeting, which meets regularly at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, will now meet at the United Way of Greater Nashua, 20 Broad St. Please be advised that this building is not handicap-accessible. Al-Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen for younger ...

Long Meeting: Final PAC plan approved 12-2

NASHUA – Tuesday, Board of Aldermen members voted 12-2 to approve the final revised plan to issue up to $15.5 million worth of bonds to pay for the downtown performing arts center in the former Alec’s Shoes building at 201 Main St. As of The Telegraph’s print deadline for today’s ...

Nashua student tells BOE to get in order

NASHUA – “It’s time for the board to change. I hope to see a different side of the board next year.” Nashua High School South senior Hailey Sweeney, who serves as her school’s representative on the Nashua Board of Education, made these comments during the lengthy and muddled Monday ...

AG: Nashua murder investigation still ‘very active’

NASHUA – The investigation into the July murder of Buck Street resident David Smith has been “very active” since Nashua police arrived at the scene that night, and it remains just as active today, a top state investigator said Tuesday. “This has been a very active investigation, and it ...

Father and two sons charged after alleged family skirmish

MERRIMACK – A 71-year-old man and his two sons face assault charges, police said, after a family fight during which the older man allegedly grabbed one of the officers and resisted arrest. Marcel Trepanier, whose address wasn’t provided by police, is charged with one count each of simple ...

Man allegedly robs two banks in three days

MANCHESTER – Police arrested 52-year-old city man Michael Wells for allegedly robbing the Elm Street Citizens Bank and the Hooksett Road Eastern Bank within a span of three days. Officers said Wells allegedly hit the Citizens Bank on Saturday, along with the Eastern Bank on Monday. ...

Mighty Max’s Mega Toy Drive celebrates success

MERRIMACK – Max Mendez, a third-grader at Reeds Ferry Elementary School, shared fist bumps and high fives, as he welcomed donors to the grand finale of Mighty Max’s Mega Toy Drive. The donations of toys were added to hundreds more sheltered in a donated storage unit placed alongside a ...

Additional links available for viewing ‘Celebrate Nashua’ video

NASHUA – “Celebrate Nashua,” producer Yvonne Dunetz’s new video showcasing Nashua’s past, present and future, has begun airing on two public access channels. The video, which made its debut several days ago on YouTube, begins airing at 4 p.m. today on Public Access Nashua, which is ...

New York man avoids prison time

NASHUA – A plea agreement accepted Tuesday by a Superior Court judge spares New York resident Oscar Mosquera jail and prison time, but he must abide by all the terms of his sentencing order or risk a substantial stint behind bars. Mosquera, 39, a native of Colombia who came to the U.S. and ...