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Merrimack water issue a priority

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MERRIMACK – The town of Merrimack will host a joint meeting between the school board and the town council Tuesday evening to discuss the current water conditions, the school board’s “vested concern” and the council’s efforts on quality improvements. In February 2016, the New ...

Sex work decriminalization bill will get committee vote

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CONCORD – The bill to create a study committee looking into decriminalizing sex work, or prostitution, is expected to get a committee vote next week. The bill, HB 287, seeks to establish a committee that would investigate decriminalizing sex work, not legalizing it, said Rep. Elizabeth ...

Artists display works at annual event

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The Lawrence Barn Community Center, a red-sided landmark on Depot Road in Hollis, was recently transformed into a grand showcase for paintings, woodwork and jewelry, along with handcrafted art in many other media. The extravaganza spanned Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4-5, and comprised the annual ...

Barnes & Noble raising funds for educators

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NASHUA – Barnes & Noble in Nashua has teamed up with the Nashua Education Foundation to host a book fair that works to raise money for educators to receive grants. On Nov. 30, a percentage of nearly everything purchased in the Nashua Barnes & Noble store, location at 235 Daniel ...

‘Assisted Living: The Musical’ set for Monday

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The Nashua Community Concert Association’s third show of the season is set for 8 p.m. Monday at the Edmund Keefe Auditorium at Elm Street Middle School, 117 Elm St. “Assisted Living: The Musical” is a 75-minute vaudeville-esque revue written for two actors. The show’s host couple ...

High schoolers mentor elementary students about bullying

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Thursday morning was Lisa Yates’ favorite day of the year. Yates, a human relations teacher at Nashua High School South, brought her two classes to Fairgrounds Elementary School for a service learning project, during which the high school students taught the younger kids about bullying. ...

Sununu backs Nashua bagpipe company

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NASHUA – Gov. Chris Sununu is petitioning federal agencies on behalf of a bagpipe company losing market share because of red tape. “In this age of trying to find ways to help businesses grow and cutting back on excess governmental regulation, I hope you will find a way to help Gibson ...

Police nab seven in Granite Shield drug bust

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NASHUA – The city’s war on the opioid addiction epidemic continues with police nabbing seven people this week in a drug investigation. Nashua Police Department’s Narcotics Intelligence Division, Problem Oriented Policing Unit and Traffic Unit, participating in Operation Granite Shield, ...

Prison sentence for Mass. man in Nashua trafficking case

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

What’s missing from this retirement picture?

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You’ve done what you’ve always considered a good job saving for retirement. Following the suggestions of your financial planner, you began paying yourself first, putting away 10 percent of your earnings at a relatively young age, maxing out your employer matches and then some. You have ...

No joke; Justice Dalianis is retiring

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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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 ...