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Nashua-based Front Door Agency launches annual fundraiser

NASHUA – The Front Door Agency, which thanks to gifts and donations was able to assist more than 1,140 people in Greater Nashua last year, has launched this year’s annual fundraising campaign already facing a significant increase in demand for its housing services due in large part to the ...

New Hampshire mask mandate helps, but more is needed

New Hampshire faces a dark winter of exploding COVID-19 cases, and increased hospitalizations and deaths until a vaccine is available to all residents. The Granite State faces the biggest challenge of any of the three northern New England states. That has been obvious for some time. The ...

Area teachers offer advice to parents, students

Educators are working hard to maintain positive connections while they help students meet their learning goals. They know how social and emotional needs impact student learning. Furthermore, there is great clarity in how much of an educator’s work carries over into their own lives. Some local ...

Donations for The Telegraph’s Santa Fund sought

With Thanksgiving upon us in Greater Nashua, so is the official start of the holiday shopping season. That, of course, means Christmas is just around the corner. With that, some local families may have to make the difficult decision to either pay their rent and bills or buy Christmas gifts ...

Second Merrimack fire in 24 hours heavily damages condo

MERRIMACK – A residence on Quails Way in the Ravencroft Condominium Community sustained extensive damage early Tuesday afternoon, the result of a fire that may have begun in the kitchen of the two-story, detached condo, according to officials. The fire was the second house fire in ...

Commission: Don’t stall education funding recommendations

CONCORD — Lawmakers should be urged to use the Education Funding Commission’s recommendations to begin changing the system as soon as possible. That was the commission’s consensus as it met to review and suggest changes to a final report on its work that will be voted on Nov. ...

Giving thanks for all that we have at Thanksgiving

When I was a kid, Thanksgiving was always my favorite holiday of the year, and it still is today. For me it is a day when, for a brief moment in time, the man who I am today stops and remembers that kid who I used to be a long time ago. In a way, it’s comforting to know that he’s alive and ...

Poetry Corner

By Susanna Hargreaves Nashua I am grateful for my family I am happy to join you all at this table There is nowhere else I’d rather be I love to see your smile And to have you close to me I feel at home when I hear your voice and laughter I am proud to call you mine I am ...

Trash schedule changed

NASHUA – The Solid Waste Department will follow the normal schedule for the curbside collection of recycling, trash and soft yard wastes from Nov. 23 through Nov. 25. However, the Four Hills Landfill/Nashua Recycling Center, and the office will be closed on Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving. ...

GNMH launches mobile crisis team

NASHUA – Greater Nashua Mental Health recently announced that it is the new home to the Nashua area Mobile Crisis Response Team. The Mobile Crisis Response Team at GNMH is available around the clock, seven days a week, 365 days a year and responds to calls from individuals experiencing a ...

Lions Club silent auction, raffle set

AMHERST – The Amherst Lions is having an online silent auction and raffle this holiday season instead of its normal craft fair. Once again, local businesses, crafters and club members are contributing 100 items. The auction runs from Dec. 4-13. The club also will raffle off $200 worth ...

Artists go virtual at Creative Ventures

MILFORD – Creative Ventures Gallery has gone virtual. In addition to the Small Works-Big Impact Show that was virtually launched recently, the gallery is now displaying online the works of several area artists just in time for the holiday shopping season. This show can be viewed at ...

GAD holiday photo contest underway

NASHUA – Great American Downtown invites Nashuans to participate in its December holiday contest. Dazzling December: Holiday Lights Contest invites locals to share their most festive décor in a photo contest. Two categories, residential and Downtown Nashua business, will be offered. ...

Nashua Library open for curbside pickup only

NASHUA – Due to a spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, as of Nov. 20, the Nashua Public Library building is closed to the public until further notice. Curbside pickup is still available Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Library phones, ...

Eastern Propane & Oil fueling kindness

MANCHESTER – In a year when so many are in need of assistance, Eastern Propane & Oil has once again shown its support of veterans with a large donation. During the 6th annual “Make 12 Hours Count” Radio Thon, Eastern made a $27,076.41 donation to Veterans Count. The donation ...

Hinch unanimously elected by GOP Caucus

CONCORD – Current House Republican Leader, and Republican nominee for Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rep. Dick Hinch – R-Merrimack – released the following statement following his unanimous election by the Republican Caucus to lead the House in the 2021-2022 ...

US consumer confidence drops to 96.1 as virus spreads

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence fell to a reading of 96.1 in November as rising coronavirus cases pushed American optimism down to the lowest level since August. The November reading released Tuesday by the the Conference Board said represents a drop from a revised 101.4 in ...