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By Staff | Mar 30, 2020

The Telegraph’s front page today signifies our solidarity with communities and local newspapers across the United States who are coming together in support of one another during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We keenly understand the tough, uncertain times in which we find ourselves as well right here in Greater Nashua and the Souhegan Valley. Throughout our coverage area of southern New Hampshire, stay-at-home protocols are necessary for public safety, but we realize the impact this is having on our local businesses.

These local businesses – of which The Telegraph is one – are the backbone of our community. They are the first to be asked to donate to sports teams, area nonprofits and for other important civic needs.

That’s why The Telegraph and our parent company, Ogden Newspapers Inc., announced on Sunday the establishment of a $1 million fund to help local businesses get back to full strength by subsidizing local marketing efforts through matching advertising dollars.

Businesses operating in our southern New Hampshire market each may apply for a grant of up to $15,000 at ogdennews.com/community-grant. Applicants will receive a response to their application within one to two business days.

The fund is open to all locally owned and operated businesses impacted by the coronavirus, whether or not they are current Telegraph, Cabinet or Journal advertisers. Grant money may be used for local print and online advertising in The Telegraph and all of our print publications as well as for digital packages online at www.nashuatelegraph.com from April 1 to June 30, 2020.

“This is a tremendous opportunity, especially for small businesses that are the fabric of our community,” said Kate Luczko, Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, upon learning of the program.

We encourage and invite all locally owned businesses to go through the very simple, one-page application process. We are in this together. The Telegraph and its staff are committed to assisting in any way we can during this difficult time for all.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This content is being provided for free as a public service to our community during the coronavirus outbreak. Please support local journalism by subscribing to The Telegraph at https://home.nashuatelegraph.com/clickshare/checkDelivery.do;jsessionid=40C089D96583CD7318C1C1D9317B6162.

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