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Officials investigating BOE student elections

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NASHUA – Nashua School District officials and board members have been arguing about the student representative elections for the Board of Education for multiple weeks, The Telegraph’s examination of emails indicates. The controversy began immediately after the election of Jamila-Ashanti ...

Girls Inc. gym gets a boost

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NASHUA – Girls Inc. of New Hampshire hired Ryan Gauthier as sports director last fall – he has since served as a positive male role model for many of the girls the nonprofit organization serves. This is especially true for those girls who attend regularly because many simply have no other ...

Defense: ‘Simply not enough evidence to convict’

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NASHUA – Shortly after they arrested a local man on felony drug charges in 2017, Nashua police narcotics detectives asked the man if he’d be willing to give them some information – such as where, and from whom, he buys his drugs, a prosecutor told members of a Superior Court jury ...

Funds are moved for school project

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NASHUA – During the Tuesday Board of Aldermen meeting, members voted to repurpose $50,000 in unexpended bond proceeds by redirecting the money for the district-wide middle school renovation and construction project. The approved resolution changes the purpose of the $50,000 of unexpended ...

Parking app use is trending upward

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NASHUA – Many on the move in Nashua find that paying for parking along Main Street can be a tap-and-go operation, thanks to PayByPhone, a handy app implemented during the summer. City Parking Manager Jill Stansfield recently reported on the success of the payment option. Customers ...

Girl Scouts learn money management

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BEDFORD – Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains has partnered with Fidelity Investments to create the “Let It Grow” Investment Patch Program to help participants unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ and gain the financial skills they need to be ...

Rosenwald introduces mental illness bill

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CONCORD – New Hampshire Sen. Cindy Rosenwald, D-Nashua, this week in introduced legislation to increase reimbursement rates for mental health and substance use disorder treatment. For Medicaid Expansion recipients, there is a 93 percent federal match, so a $3 million investment will result ...

N.H. getting $1.4 million settlement

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CONCORD – New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald on Wednesday said he, along with 45 other state attorneys general, reached a $120 million consent judgment with Johnson & Johnson and DePuy to resolve allegations that DePuy unlawfully promoted metal-on-metal hip implant ...

Nashua kindergarten registration this week

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NASHUA – School District officials are encouraging parents to sign their children up for kindergarten. Registration begins Thursday, at which time parents will have the opportunity to sign their children up for kindergarten in one of Nashua’s 12 elementary schools: Amherst Street ...

Student election fuels Nashua school feud

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NASHUA – The process of electing two new student representatives to the Nashua Board of Education is fueling a feud between Superintendent Jahmal Mosley and board member Doris Hohensee. “Ms. Hohensee, we are here to stay and you will not deter us or bring chaos to this school system ...

PAC architect hired for $1.3M

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NASHUA – The downtown performing arts center is one step closer to opening in the former Alec’s Shoes building, as Board of Aldermen members on Tuesday agreed to pay an architecture firm $1.3 million. During the regular board meeting that followed a presentation on the center by Director ...

Firearm discharged during dispute

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NASHUA – Citing his finding of evidence that Justin Soeum has a “significant substance use disorder” and has considered suicide, Judge Charles Temple on Tuesday ordered the 24-year-old Hudson man held on preventive detention as his domestic-violence case moves forward. Soeum, of 2A ...

Harmonica Saints: A flashback to the past

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NASHUA – The Harmonica Saints, a group whose members have who have been performing for more than 10 years for audiences across New Hampshire and Massachusetts, consists of harmonica players, as well as vocalists and musicians playing the accordion, the piano and even a musical saw. The ...

Locals indicted by grand jury on various charges

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NASHUA – Charges of sexual assault, identity fraud, and the ramifications of an alleged road rage episode in Brookline are among the allegations on which the Hillsborough County Superior Court-South grand jury handed up indictments for the January term. An indictment is not proof of guilt, ...

3 towns battle fires in subzero conditions

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NASHUA – Firefighters in three Greater Nashua communities, along with crews from numerous surrounding towns, braved subzero wind chills to fight fires that broke out Monday. No humans were reported injured in the blazes, which struck a landscaping business in Hollis Monday morning, ...

Goffstown man allegedly molested Nashua girl

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NASHUA – Additional charges may be forthcoming for child sexual-assault suspect Kenneth Houle, a prosecutor told a Superior Court judge Tuesday. Houle is being held on preventive detention, pending his next court appearance. Houle, 54, of 37 Cove St., Goffstown, faces one count of ...

Funding for children’s literary programs given

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CONCORD (AP) – Ten organizations that provide literary programs to rural, low-income and at-risk children in Vermont and New Hampshire have received funding for storytelling sessions and other projects. The Children’s Literacy Foundation is providing the grants to pay for sessions with an ...

Money Matters: For love of the game

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On Monday, my office was closed for MLK day, so I was vegging out, watching the commentators and critics on ESPN explaining why the wrong two teams are going to Super Bowl LIII. In the case of the Rams, the controversy is all about the missed pass interference call in the last couple of minutes ...

MORE TO DO: MLK celebration unites those seeking progress

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HOLLIS – Jamila-Ashanti Scales, a junior at Nashua High School North, on Monday said she has been spat upon, hit, pushed, told she was ugly, and called multiple racial slurs, all just for being African-American. “I want my peers not to be afraid to take a stand. I want them to know every ...

Jimmy Stellos, contractor and philanthropist, dies at 87

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NASHUA – James K. “Jimmy” Stellos was an electrician by trade, an ambitious man who began with a tiny home-based business and grew it into one of the region’s most successful contractors. He was also one of the city’s most prolific, and notoriously behind-the-scenes, ...