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Clothes for sons on Telegraph Santa Fund wish list

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A job is something high on the list of Christmas wishes for Anna, a Nashua resident and single mother who is a native of Dominica, a mountainous Caribbean island. She has three sons. Dominica is her homeland, but it’s an island where an abundance of tropical beauty veils a sparse ...

Pregnant Nashua woman taken to hospital after Pelham car crash

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PELHAM – Police say a pregnant Nashua woman was taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle accident Monday afternoon. Emergency crews from Pelham responded shortly after 3:30 p.m. to the intersection of Mammoth and Keyes Hill road to find a red 1993 Honda Civic, operated by an ...

Nashua Rep wants reporters to wear name tags at Statehouse

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NASHUA – State Rep. Donald LeBrun’s proposal to require members of the press to wear name tags while covering the state Legislature is getting push-back from the New Hampshire Press Association. LeBrun, a Ward 5 Republican, filed a legislative service request for a measure ...

Nashua eyes Sullivan Farm property for conservation land

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The city of Nashua is finalizing plans to protect land that is part of the last working farm within city limits. According to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, the city and the owners of Sullivan Farm are engaged to protect more than 40 acres of farmland near Coburn ...

Police: Hudson man showed up at ex’s work with shotgun

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HUDSON – Police on Sunday charged a 52-year-old Hudson man with felony-level domestic violence-related offenses and confiscated all his firearms after he allegedly showed up to his ex-girlfriend’s workplace with a shotgun and threatened her and two coworkers. Dennis ...

Nashua veterans mark 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

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NASHUA - Brief in duration but long and deep in symbolism, Nashua's Pearl Harbor Day memorial service took place Sunday alongside the Main Street Bridge, kicking off several days of observance regionally and nationally leading up to Wednesday's 75th anniversary of the day that lives in ...

Telegraph Santa Fund called ‘a blessing’ by mother of four

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"I finally got a job where I can breathe a little better," Maria said. Maria works at a local agency that provides child care and educational services for youngsters in Nashua. She is a lead teacher who has had her job for 15 months. "Being in charge of four kids is ...

Milford plans for bigger park

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MILFORD - A committee charged with examining the future of Keyes Memorial Park has recommended the town eventually tear down the industrial building at 127 Elm St. and build a community recreation center. The committee of residents and town employees was charged with developing short- and ...

MicroSociety outperforms average on standardized exams

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NASHUA - Students at the city's newest charter school, MicroSociety Academy, performed exceptionally well on the school's first attempt at two required standardized tests. Students at the publicly funded school, which serves kids in kindergarten through seventh grade, performed above average ...

Reflecting on mess philosophy

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Fyodor Dostoevsky has a recurring theme of universal guilt running throughout all his novels. It's in "Crime and Punishment," "The Brothers Karamazov," and even "Beyond The Valley of the Dolls." * Old Fyodor was not the most cheerful guy, ...

A look back at kitchen implements

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HOLLIS - A Banana Glamorizer or a Hokey Pokey Snowball Maker? How about a Saratoga Potato Chip Maker? For anyone who loves old kitchen gadgets, the Lawrence Barn was the place to be recently as dozens of wooden and metal items were displayed. They belong to Lou Greenstein, a culinary ...

Parkinson’s fundraiser aims to raise $750K

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MERRIMACK - When Merrimack resident Edna Woods' son Chris, then 41, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 10 years ago, she took action. Since Chris is an avid bicyclist, she decided she wanted to participate in a fundraiser ride for the disease, but quickly realized there was no such event ...

Snow going; Wet stuff mars morning commute, but disappears slowly

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, at least in the form of snow that fell Monday. But it brought headaches to drivers stuck in the morning crawl on highways and back roads around Nashua. Wrecker trucks, police and firefighters were busy throughout the region as the first measurable ...

Dying man released from prison; was convicted in 1990 in Nashua

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NASHUA - A Superior Court judge has granted a dying state prison inmate's request to spend his final months on the outside. Former Nashua resident Walter J. Panzera, 68, was sentenced in 1991 to two consecutive prison terms after being convicted of breaking into a Nashua home and attempting to ...

State to receive $1.3M to fight human trafficking

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CONCORD – The state is getting $1.3 million in federal funding to combat human trafficking through a combined effort of numerous local and federal agencies. “The goal of this grant’s implementation is to create comprehensive and specialized services for human ...

For local mom and her son, Santa Fund went ‘above and beyond’

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Last year, it seemed to Lynda that her 8-year-old son, who has autism, began asking for a bicycle for Christmas almost as soon as the 2014 holiday season was over. Already financially stretched pretty much to the limit by the bare necessities for her, her son and her now-13-year-old daughter, ...

Unions cautiously optimistic over possible FairPoint sale

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Unions representing FairPoint Communications workers in northern New England say they view its potential $1.5 billion sale to an Illinois-based broadband and business communications company with cautious optimism. Union leaders said Monday they’re looking closely at Mattoon, ...

Merrimack man arrested on domestic charge

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Police said a Merrimack man was arrested Sunday for a misdemeanor count of domestic violence. Stephan O’Reilly, 47, was arraigned Monday and refused bail after officers with the Merrimack Police Department said the suspect allegedly assaulted a family member. O’Reilly had ...

Police accuse Merrimack man of theft

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A Merrimack man was arrested last Friday for allegedly stealing a credit card, according to police. Officers with the Merrimack Police Department said Stephen E. Pierce Jr., 23, of 8 Elm St., Apt. 1, was charged with theft by unauthorized taking after receiving a complaint Nov. 6 that the ...