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High schools: Concord baseball makes the plays in 3-2 win over Merrimack

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Concord High baseball team has spent the first five games of the season looking for an identity and some consistency. Game six provided some clarification. The Crimson Tide traveled to Merrimack yesterday and came away with a 3-2 victory over the Tomahawks, one featuring the kind of steady pitching and timely hitting that coaches preach is the makeup of …

Concord’s Skinner taking his football talents north of the border

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The name on the front of his jersey will change only slightly, but the challenge in front of him will change drastically. Kris Skinner will being going from Concord to Concordia, signing his Letter of Intent yesterday to play football next year for the Stingers in Montreal. The 6-foot-2, 285-pound nose tackle has …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Indoor soccer champs Hopkinton won the U19 girls’ division indoor soccer championship at Fieldhouse Sports. After a 2-1 win in the semifinals, Hopkinton went on to the final and defeated Pembroke, 3-2. Members of Hopkinton are: (front row) Grace Clark, Lily Scammon, Maryann Cousens, Aaliyah Curley; (back row) Coach Shane Clark, Paytne Walker, …

Man in 2012 police standoff seeks new trial on abuse charges

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A man who initiated a police standoff three years ago in Concord after allegedly threatening to kill his girlfriend, and who was later convicted of abusing her at an earlier date, has requested a new trial on the abuse charge, claiming that his lawyer failed to fully defend …

Trump: ‘I’m really good at this stuff’

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Touring the state yesterday and hinting that he’s close to announcing a run for president, Donald Trump confidently told awaiting crowds that his skill in business could solve an array of the country’s problems. For instance, on the …

Concord rep warns against casino bill

Monday, April 27, 2015

A top House Democrat urging representatives to vote down a two-casino bill says there’s no guarantee the new revenue would be used to pay for health and human service programs cut in the budget. “I, too, am concerned about the state budget and state finances, but I urge …

Buried treasure

Monday, April 27, 2015

When it comes to springtime adventures, I rely on two guiding principles: It should be outside and it has to be cheap. These have been in place for years, so I was surprised I’d never heard of geocaching …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, April 26, 2015

JV result The Concord boys’ JV lacrosse team evened its record at 2-2 with a 5-3 victory over Salem. Connor Sackos and Ben Hicks had goals that put Concord ahead to stay. The defense played another stellar game, backstopped by Liam O’Brian in goal. Youth lacrosse The Concord …

Concord City Council gets iPads as city hall goes paperless

Sunday, April 26, 2015

City Clerk Janice Bonenfant’s granddaughter uses an iPad in her Concord classroom. She’s in first grade. Now, the Concord City Council is joining the ranks of such tech-saavy students. All 15 members and a handful of city staffers have brand-new iPads. It’s one step closer to Bonenfant’s ultimate …

Local Nepalese anxiously await word from earthquake survivors

Sunday, April 26, 2015

In between ringing up customers at the Katmandu Bazaar on Loudon Road yesterday, Tsering Lam was anxiously checking Facebook. After a 7.8 magnitude earthquake and subsequent aftershocks devastated Nepal this weekend, the comments and messages from Lam’s friends …

Letter: Good time to head downtown

Sunday, April 26, 2015

To the good citizens of Greater Concord: Downtown Concord is open for business, and there is plenty of parking. I can speak to this firsthand as someone who works, dines and shops downtown daily. Yes, there is construction going on. And yes, the traffic pattern is different. But …

Letter: Downtown kindness

Sunday, April 26, 2015

I am in downtown Concord regularly. I just wanted to let everyone know about the wonderful experiences I’ve had with the workers that are transforming Main Street. I have seen them literally run to help a woman in a wheelchair cross the street and on to her destination. …

Letter: The real Mideast threat

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Many thanks for the April 21 editorial on Lawrence Wilkerson’s candid interview on the duplicitous and disastrous United States invasion of Iraq and the perils of the current warmongering regarding Iran. I bet Wilkerson (former chief of staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell, 2002-05) would agree with …