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Greater Nashua

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 ...

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 ...

State police urge safety as road travel expected to rise over holiday weekend

CONCORD – While travel overall will likely be reduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, state police say the American Automobile Association – AAA – is anticipating an increase in travel by car over the Thanksgiving weekend. "State police would like to take this opportunity to offer some ...

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 ...

Sex-assault allegations lead to Nashua man’s arrest; awaiting arraignment

NASHUA – A police investigation that began in August into allegations of sexual assault against Nashua resident Rafael Moctezuma has culminated in his arrest, according to police. Moctezuma, 43, of 2 Roedean Drive, Apt. 2, faces one count of aggravated felonious sexual assault, a special ...

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 ...

Nashua roommates arrested after months-long police investigation

NASHUA – Four months after they launched an investigation into two men they suspected were involved in the sale of illegal drugs, police last week took the men into custody within six minutes of each other, according to their reports. The fact that Jason Spurlin, 45, and Kevin Burke, 32, ...

N.H. revenues a mixed bag for this fiscal year

CONCORD — The state revenue picture for the final three quarters of the fiscal year is not projected to be as grim as it appeared earlier this year. The state Department of Revenue Administration, which collects the state’s largest revenue sources like business and rooms and meals taxes, ...

Soti’s win upheld; AG asked to investigate Windham voting machine accuracy

CONCORD – The state Ballot Law Commission upheld victory for Republican Julius Soti who beat Democrat Kristi St. Laurent by 24 votes for state representative, but also asked the Attorney General’s Office to look into the case that left even veteran election officials scratching their heads ...

Less than $1M left of CARES Act’s $1.25B, none for food stamps

CONCORD – The state has $991,120 left of its $1.25 billion CARES Act funds and is “squarely on track to spend these dollars down to the penny” by the end of the calendar year, Taylor Caswell, head of the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery, told the Legislative Advisory ...

Biden transition OK’d to start as Trump runs out of options

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the "apparent winner" of the Nov. 3 election, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy. Trump relented after suffering yet ...

Governor: Massachusetts planning how to distribute vaccines

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is well into planning how to distribute coronavirus vaccines when they begin arriving in the state, Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday. The state's public health system already has an existing infrastructure that allows it to process and distribute million of ...

Mosley chosen for South Hadley, Mass., school chief’s post

NASHUA – Dr. Jahmal Mosley has been chosen as the new superintendent of schools for the South Hadley (Massachusetts) Public School district. The School Committee voted unanimously Friday night to offer Mosley the position, pending negotiations. Mosley, who has voiced his desire to leave the ...

Hudson man seriously injured in Speare Road crash

HUDSON – Police continue to investigate the Saturday evening crash that left Hudson resident Michel Rodier with serious injuries and forced the shutdown of a main road for several hours. Rodier, 41, was driving north on Speare Road just before 5 p.m. when his 2013 Mazda CX-5 went off the ...

Suspect arrested, charged with burglarizing two downtown eateries in four days

NASHUA – One morning last week, police got a call from the Nashua Garden, 121 Main St., reporting that the popular downtown sandwich shop had been broken into and money stolen sometime in the overnight hours. Police viewed video segments from the shop's security system and were able to see a ...

Manchester homeless encampment dwindling; some arrests made over the weekend

MANCHESTER – Recent action by police and other city officials to evacuate and dismantle the homeless encampment at Veterans Memorial Park adjacent to the Hillsborough County courthouse left a much smaller group of campers by Sunday morning. The area, however, remained strewn with collapsed ...

Lobster biz hopes for stability after tumultuous Trump era

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — President Donald Trump positioned himself as a friend of New England's lobstermen, but members of the industry said they are looking forward to something that has been lacking in the crustacean business: stability. Trump's trade war with China led to a rocky few years ...