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NH assesses its 3 biggest insurers

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CONCORD – New Hampshire’s three biggest health insurers are largely in compliance in covering treatment for alcohol and drug addiction, and are committed to making changes when needed, state regulators said Thursday. The Department of Insurance began reviewing Anthem, Cigna and Harvard ...

Nashuan charged for using phone

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BOW – New Hampshire State Police say Nashua resident Paige Corriveau’s illegal use of a mobile electronic device while she drove north on Interstate 93 Wednesday night – with a 5-year-old in the car – more than likely caused her to lose control of the vehicle and crash into a line of ...

City Academy aims to show how local government works

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NASHUA – School starts Monday for city residents who want to learn more about the ins and outs of Nashua’s government. The Nashua City Academy will begin Monday night in the City Hall auditorium. Mayor Jim Donchess said all of the slots are full for the classes, which will run until June. ...

2 charged after Merrimack crash

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MERRIMACK – Two people were arrested and the owner of the Auto Workshop was left without his roadside sign Thursday when a mid-size sedan veered off the road and careened through the yard and parking lot of the Daniel Webster Highway business. Nobody was hurt, but longtime Auto Workshop owner ...

Women’s Foundation CEO at Nashua event

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NASHUA – Tanna Clews, the new CEO of the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation, introduced herself to community members Wednesday and got their input about how the organization can better serve its purpose. The event at the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce attracted representatives from ...

Academic Achievements

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Scholars SNHU-MANCHESTER The following local students were named to the fall 2016 president’s list at the Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester. FROM HOLLIS: Joshua Kratman, history and social studies education; Marc Nolin, accounting. FROM HUDSON: Catrina Carson, accounting and ...

‘Dying in Vein’

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Editor’s Note: Kathy MacKay and Stacy Milbouer are former Telegraph employees. This year marks 20 years since Kathy MacKay’s husband, David, died of AIDS after infusing his blood with FDA-approved hemophiliac medication tainted with HIV. When they married in 1987, MacKay knew her husband ...

Overdose drug cost up 600%

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NASHUA – Questions are being raised about the 600 percent cost spike for one of the devices that delivers naloxone, the drug that can stop opioid-related overdoses. “I’m very concerned about this astronomical price increase, and will work with my colleagues to ensure that naloxone and ...

Authority stays, rail funds go

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NASHUA – Local advocates of bringing commuter rail to Nashua had a mixed week, with a big victory in keeping the New Hampshire Rail Authority a going concern, but losing out on $4 million in funding to complete the rail feasibility study. Nashua Rep. Michael O’Brien, a Democrat, said the ...

Residents to decide on river walk

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WILTON – Creating a pedestrian walk along the Souhegan River behind the Main Street stores has been proposed many times over the years, from the Main Street Association to a high school girl who used it as a science project. While many people have liked the idea, it never happened for reasons ...

Wilton budget may increase

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WILTON – The proposed town operating budget is up about 4.3 percent, and a variety of capital projects bring the total to about 10.7 percent. Since the selectmen haven’t yet made decisions concerning the use of town surplus, they didn’t offer how it would affect the tax rate. About 20 ...

Winter parking ban would resolve problems after storms

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MILFORD – When plow drivers tackle snow-filled streets after a storm, snow and ice aren’t the only challenges. A big problem is parked cars that get in the way of the plows. Department of Public Works Director Rick Riendeau told selectmen last week that the town might want to restore the ...

Library Happenings

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Library items are submitted by the libraries and are only lightly edited. NASHUA Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., 589-4600, carol.eyman@nashualibrary.org, nashualibrary.org. Kids programs VACATION WEEK FUN FOR KIDS AT THE LIBRARY Come to the Children’s Room at the Nashua ...

Not licensed as a day care

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NASHUA – The Ash Street home where a 15-month-old boy died Wednesday was an unlicensed day care business, according to the state. Representatives with the New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services stated Friday the home has never been licensed to be a day care center, although ...

Driver in fatal ID’d, indicted

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MANCHESTER – Lyndeborough resident Grace Wight, the teenage driver police declined to identify in the months following the July 15 auto-pedestrian crash that claimed the life of 60-year-old Debess Rogers, was indicted this week on three charges, including two felonies, stemming from the ...

Mass. man arrested on multiple charges

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NASHUA – A Massachusetts man with a hidden handgun in his vehicle was arrested Thursday on multiple felony-level drug charges, Nashua police said. Officers said Ruben Gomez, 32, of 74 Ferry St., Lawrence, was charged with these felonies: Two counts of selling cocaine. One count of possession ...

Kindergarten readiness is key

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HOLLIS – Hollis Preschool has been serving local families for more than 60 years, with new emphasis placed on helping children transition from preschool to kindergarten and beyond. “This is where the kindergarten readiness program comes from,” said Lindsay Silvestri, school co-director ...

Town election filing period open in Merrimack

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MERRIMACK – The filing period for Merrimack town offices is now open through March 3. Two three-year terms and a one-year term on the Town Council are coming to an end. Vice Chairman Finlay Rothhaus said he will likely seek re-election, while Councilor William Boyd III confirmed he will ...

Religious Events

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Calendar items are submitted by churches and are only lightly edited. The deadline for submissions is noon Monday. NASHUA ARLINGTON STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday morning worship and Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. Monday Bible Study is from 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday Bible ...

Hudson hosts candidates forum

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HUDSON - Candidates for public office in Hudson had a chance to make their pitch to town voters this week. Twelve candidates appeared Tuesday at the Candidates Night, hosted by the Hudson Junior Woman's Club. Each had three minutes to introduce himself or herself, followed by a ...