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Special series and current news topics

These pages are a collection of popular news topics and Telegraph news series.

Addiction Epidemic

Addiction Epidemic
The Telegraph explores the prescription drug abuse epidemic in the Nashua region through a multi-media series examining the scope, causes and effects of what has become the state and country’s biggest drug problem.

Broad Street Parkway

Broad Street Parkway
This series follows the construction of the Broad Street Parkway through videos, Telegraph news coverage and maps

Sports Injuries

Broken Athletes
The Telegraph's special report examining how injuries affect young athletes.

Sports Injuries

Beyond Bronstein
The Telegraph examines the housing authority's plan to demolish Bronstein and the idea of creating mixed income housing in the city

Capitol Watch

Capitol Watch
Leaders in the state Legislature say their agenda is to create jobs, stimulate business, and lessen government obligations. Among the hundreds of proposed bills, resolutions and Constitutional Amendments for 2013 some target those goals. This series contains Telegraph coverage of this type of legislative effort.

Capitol Watch

City of Nashua Salaries
A databases of people who were paid by the City of Nashua from 2009 on. These individuals range from the mayor and school superintendent to a host of teacher substitutes whose gross income was less than $100.

Nashua Sidewalks

City of Nashua Sidewalks
Collection of stories relating to the City of Nashua's downtown sidewalk improvement program.

Charter Schools

Charter Schools
The Telegraph examines the state of the public charter school movement in the Nashua area.

Degrees of Debt

Degrees of Debt
The Telegraph explores the high cost of higher education

Double Dip

Double Dip
The Telegraph examines how retired state and municipal employees return to work in the public sector while collecting a pension and a paycheck on top. The original seven-day series focused on local retirees cashing in on the system, and legislative efforts to close the loophole that’s draining the retirement system and angering taxpayers.

Open Government

Government Exposed: The Telegraph's Open Government Project
The Telegraph's Open Government Project is committed to improving citizens' access to public records through right-to-know law reguests, news coverage and education.

Million Dollar Homes

Million Dollar Homes
With the real estate market on the mend, the Telegraph will launch a series this Sunday featuring some of the more glamorous, and outrageous, homes on the market in the Nashua area for $1 million or more.

Teacher Absence Database

Nashua School District Teacher Absences
Use this database search the Nashua School District's database about teachers' use of sick days.


Nashua 20/20
Nashua 20/20 highlights 20 legacy leaders in Nashua who have carved great paths of innovation and achievement as well as 20 up and coming rising stars.


Nashua 50
Nashua 50 is an ongoing series highlighting a half-century of business innovation and achievement in Nashua, the economic engine of New Hampshire.

Taste of Nashua

Nashua's Restaurant Week
Downtown Nashua restaurants will offer dining deals and discounts during the fifth annual Spring Restaurant Week from Monday, March 4, to Sunday, March 10.

Commuter Rail

NH Commuter Rail
The Telegraph's coverage of the ongoing effort to extend commuter rail service from Boston to Nashua.


Pennichuck Water Works
An archive of stories relating to the history of the City of Nashua's take over of Pennichuck Water Works.

Physician Payments

Physician Payments Search
This searchable database shows payments made to New Hampshire doctors by companies, usually pharmaceutical or medical device firms.

Politifact NH

PolitiFact New Hampshire
PolitiFact Hampshire is a partnership between The Telegraph and PolitiFact, a Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking Web site.

Merrimack River Testing

River Test Results - Merrimack Valley
Google Map displaying the results of E. coli bacteria counts at test sites on the Souhegan, Merrimack and Nashua rivers during during the most recent sampling run by volunteers.

Sunshine Week

Sunshine Week - Open Government
Sunshine Week is a national initiative to open a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information.

Telegraph All Stars

Telegraph All Stars
Each season, coaches from each school within The Telegraph's circulation area are contacted for nominations and insight into The Telegrah All Stars. Information from various coaches associations All-State teams as well as staff observations are also used during the All Star Team compilation process.

The Telegraph's Stories of the Year

The Telegraph's 2013 Stories of the Year
The Telegraph Staff's picks for our top 10 stories of 2013

Capitol Watch

Town of Hudson Salaries
A database of people who were paid by the Town of Hudson in 2013. These individuals range from the mayor and school superintendent to a host of teacher substitutes whose gross income was less than $100.

Capitol Watch

Town of Merrimack Salaries
A database of people who were paid by the Town of Merrimack in 2013. These individuals range from the mayor and school superintendent to a host of teacher substitutes whose gross income was less than $100.

Special series and news topics from previous years

New Hampshire's Alternative Electric Power Companies
The New Hampshire Public Utility Committee has recommended hearings due to suspected violations of various rules around electricity deregulation by large-scale aggregators. The companies have denied wrongdoing.

Area Employment
An interactive map showing recent jobless rates by town throughout the greater Nashua area.

Best of Nashua - 2012
The best of local business as choosen by our customers in the summer of 2012.

Capitol Watch
Capital Watch covers the hundreds of proposed bills, resolutions and Constitutional Amendments for 2012 that target the issues of health care, public assistance, government reform, the judiciary, social issues, guns, education and labor.

Census 2010
The 2010 census forms were turned in April 1, 2010. In December, the bureau released state-by-state population data. The Telegraph will use that information to take a look at our area.

Cold Case Squad
The passage of legislation in the summer of 2009 led to the creation of a four-person cold case unit to review the state's more than 100 unsolved homicides, suspicious deaths and missing person cases in which foul play is suspected. Cold Case Squad is a series of Telegraph news articles that highlight the success of this unit.

We're all connected. That's the idea behind Telegraph photographer Lance Booth's weekly column.

Cuts & Consequences
The Telegraph examines the consequences of state budget cuts on area people and programs

Election 2012
Complete coverage of New Hampshire’s 2012 election season including, news, video, interviews and candidate biographies

Hospital Budget Crisis
The Legislature's decision to hold onto Medicaid reimbursements, rather than using them to pay back the so-called "bed tax," has left the state's hospitals facing sharp cuts in income. Ten hospitals are suing over the change, but in the meantime a number are making sharp cuts in services, including layoffs and the end of such services as Rockingham Amublance and a psychiatric ward.

Innovation & Reform
In this four-day series The Telegraph examined innovation and reform in local public schools.

Lynch Legacy
John Lynch was just the politician New Hampshire wanted - low-key, moderate, and willing to let others bathe in the limelight. These traits made him of the state's most popular chief executives. He leaves office having served an unprecedented four terms.

Nashua Heroes
The Telegraph would like to recognize the heroes who make the Nashua community a better place to live

New Hampshire Advantage
In this six-part series The Telegraph focused on the business climate, first-in-the nation primary status, tax structure, education, crime and personal freedoms.
Panel Discussion
Series Wrapup

NH Restaurant Week
May 17, 2013, will kick off the second annual statewide event which will feature prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner from a variety of restaurants in all corners of New Hampshire. Get out and experience the fine cuisine the Granite State has to offer!

New Hampshire Theatre Awards
The NHTA celebrates New Hampshire's best actors, actresses, theater companies, directors, costume designers, music and choreography, and all things backstage and front of the house that make a performance successful. Check this page for videos, nominee photos, winners' wrap-up, and stories relating to this year's awards show, and award shows past.

Paving Scams
Paving companies associated with a large family by the name of Stanley have long operated in southern New Hampshire and in other parts of the country - and for just as long, some of those companies have faced allegations of being scam artists, over-charging for low-quality asphalt. A Telegraph special report in early 2010 highlighted the complicated dealings of this family and its businesses , but the stories haven't stopped there

Pennacook Tribes
The Telegraph published this series of articles in 2011 about the history of our local Pennacook tribes.

The Pot Debate
How well is the legal crackdown on marijuana working: Is it a good way to reduce drug abuse, or a waste of money? These stories look at the issue, examining the opinions of those who make the law, those who enforce it, and those who run afoul of it.

Top 500 NH State Pensions
This database contains the 500 people who made the most money from the New Hampshire state retirement system in 2010 and in 2009,

Race Placement In School
The Telegraph examined the racial breakdowns of the academic levels in city schools. The practice of leveling, also known as tracking, is meant to group students by ability. It is done in middle and high school in Nashua. School district data showed there is a disproportionate number of Hispanic and poor students in the lowest level classes.

Remembering 9/11
The Telegraph remembers September 11, 2001 with news coverage of the area's 9/11 remembrance ceremonies

Rise to Power: William O'Brien
Telegraph series covering the political career of Speaker of the N.H. House William O'Brien

The Telegraph's Santa Fund
The Santa Fund was started 51 years ago by the publisher of The Telegraph to give area needy children a happy holiday. Each year since, The Santa Fund has gathered generous donations from area residents who share with those less fortunate. The Salvation Army and Front Door Agency (formerly, Nashua Pastoral Care Center) assist the Telegraph in the distribution of these donations.

Sink or Swim: NH Housing
The Telegraph examines New Hampshire's housing market and its $43.6 million foreclosure settlement

Stories of the Year - 2012
The Telegraph's best stories of 2012

Stories of the Year - 2011
The Telegraph's best stories of 2011

Stories of the Year - 2010
The Telegraph's best stories of 2010

Stories of the Year - 2009
The Telegraph's best stories of 2009

Town Meetings 2013
Annual meeting season 2013 is upon us for area communities except Nashua, which is a city. Note that Merrimack has a unique annual-meeting schedule, which occurs about one month later all other area towns.

The Telegraph coverage of local crimes and court cases

BinLaden is Dead

Cates Murder
Gribble Trial
Spader Trial

Gary Marchand Trial

Nye Trial

Ricky Munster Trial

Paul Frontiero Murder

Richard Winefield

The Telegraph's coverage of ongoing local news topics

Brookline Police

Benson's Wild Animal Farm

Funeral of Chief Michael Maloney

Hudson Casino/Hotel

Graduation 2011

Graduation 2012

NECAP Testing

NH Rail Transit Authority

Park Places

Telegraph News Blog

Winter Storms
The Telegraph's coverage of the major storm events affecting our community

The Telegraph's sports series

Telegraph All Stars

Battle For The Bridge

High School Tournament Brackets

High School Standings

Super Bowl 2012