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Bhutanese refugee connects with Nepali speakers worldwide through ConcordTV program

Sunday, July 13, 2014

When ConcordTV producer Josh Hardy asked for a sound check Thursday morning, Tilak Niroula’s response was mumbled and shy. “Everything is fine,” he said, speaking quietly from where he sat in front of the green screen. Then Hardy started rolling the camera, and Niroula began to speak in Nepali. His words were fluid, and his voice was strong. Another episode … 0

Market Days event to offer teens chance to perform poetry

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Teenagers in New Hampshire have no shortage of opportunities to practice sports or play music. But Concord Public Library Foundation board member George Geers wants to make sure they also have plenty of chances to engage with poetry and perform at spoken word events in the area, too. “There are kids here who like poetry, and we need to give them a venue,” … 0

The Insiders: Race for downtown to hear some cool music today and tomorrow

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Well, it’s Sunday the 13th, and we all know what that means, don’t we? Actually, it doesn’t really mean anything. But today is the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Camping World RV Sales 301 race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, which means there are a few things you don’t want to do in Concord this afternoon. Like drive on the highway. Seriously, it’s going … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Youth softball The Capital Area Babe Ruth U12 All-Star team, consisting of players from Concord, Merrimack Valley and Hopkinton, won the District 2 U12 championship by defeating the Central NH All-Stars 2-1 in a best-of-three format. Capital Area won the first game, 2-0, behind the outstanding pitching of … 0

Letter: Stop subsidizing mass transit

Saturday, July 12, 2014

So the Highway Trust Fund is about to run out of money, and we are led to believe that a gas tax increase is required to solve the problem. Why is the trust running on empty? Is it because cars are getting better gas mileage or people are … 0

Letter: Feltes compassionate, civil

Saturday, July 12, 2014

I am writing to urge readers living in Concord, and the towns of Henniker, Hopkinton and Warner to support Dan Feltes for state Senate. I have known Dan for many years, and he is the ideal person to represent our communities. He has proven himself an effective advocate … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Golf results The team of Asa Stoykovich, Jordan Dustin, Tim Pitman and William Scrivens (pictured, l-r, with Coach and Counselor Samantha Reed) scrambled to a 3-under par 33 and defeated the team of Jeremiah Barry, Stenny Kula, Ben … 0

City council to consider grant application for Independent Living Concord

Saturday, July 12, 2014

If Nick Rizzo had his own apartment, he said he would like to have his friends over to visit. He would like to walk around his own place. And, of course, “eat ice cream,” he said. Nick, 24, has Down syndrome. Since graduating high school, he has been … 2

Life of service led Concord’s Tobin to NHLA, where he ends 40-year career

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Lawyers at New Hampshire Legal Assistance know they can’t take every case that comes across their desk. But Executive Director John Tobin has made sure the cases they do take have the most possible benefit to the state’s … 0

Concord shoppers denied alcohol because of D.C. residency

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Travis Mitchell and a few friends stepped up to a checkout counter at the Concord Food Co-op last Saturday with some lunch items and two or three alcoholic beverages. Unsurprisingly, they were asked to show identification. Surprisingly, Mitchell said, they were turned away. The problem was not that … 6

Matt Bonner brings the NBA Championship Trophy to Concord

Saturday, July 12, 2014

It came from Argentina. It will fly to Australia next week. But for now, the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy resides in Concord. The trophy arrived at Rundlett Middle School yesterday courtesy of Matt Bonner, the 6-foot-10 Concord … 1

Access important as summer lunch program participation grows

Saturday, July 12, 2014

As the number of New Hampshire students who qualify for federally subsidized lunches grows, so too has the need for and access to summer lunch programming. The average participation in daily summer nutrition programs statewide increased by 275 percent from 2011 to 2013, according to a 2014 study … 0

The Insiders: Check out the Contoocook River with the Penacook Historical Society

Saturday, July 12, 2014

It’s a Saturday in July so naturally you’re looking for something to do outside. That’s unless you hate beautiful weather and in that case we’ve got nothing for you except a recommendation to crank the air conditioner to … 0