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Letter: Hillary for health care

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Americans need access to affordable, quality health care. No other candidate has fought for this as long or as hard as Hillary Clinton, and no other candidate is as committed to continue this fight. Hillary gets real results. In the 1970s, she worked to expand access to care in rural Arkansas. In the 1990s, she helped create the Children’s Healthcare …

Letter: Nation needs Bernie now

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to restore our country to a real democracy by supporting the campaign of Bernie Sanders. Politicians of both parties have been unconscionably oblivious to Bernie’s decades-long attempts to warn of the immorality and adverse effects of bipartisan trade deals that shipped jobs overseas, the invasion of Iraq, income inequality, for-profit health care and the deregulation of Wall Street …

Heights Community Center returns to council agenda

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A new Heights Community Center is back on the table at the Concord City Council. Citing cost concerns, the council stalled plans for the new community center at the former Dame School on Canterbury Road nearly one year ago. City staff had presented multiple design options, ranging in price from $7.5 million to $17 million. About 10 percent of that money would have …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Youth basketball The Weare Middle School Lady Wildcats basketball team capped off an undefeated season on Saturday, beating Hampstead, 67-38, to win the Tri-County League Championship. The Wildcats put together their most complete game of the season, allowing …

Indoor track championships: Feliz-Mutz tandem lead Concord to seventh place in Division I

Monday, February 8, 2016

HANOVER – With only 11 boys on the roster, Concord High didn’t have very lofty team goals at the start of the indoor track season, but Coach Ally Davis said that senior Angel Feliz and sophomore Dalton Mutz were “major talent.” Fast forward a month and a half …

Indoor track championships: Behind Davis and Astle, Kearsarge boys take fourth in Division II

Monday, February 8, 2016

HANOVER – Kearsarge thrower Zach Astle hoped to make an impression in his senior season. Not only did Astle make an impression, but the entire Kearsarge boys’ indoor track team did, as well. Astle defended his title in …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, February 8, 2016

Youth basketball In Concord Rec 5th- & 6th-grade boys’ basketball action, the Christa McAuliffe School Blue Knights beat the Christa McAuliffe #2/Broken Ground #3 Black Panthers, 30-22, in a battle of undefeated teams. Finn Conery led the winners with 12 points. Andy Bengtson had the most steals, was …

High schools: John Stark-Hopkinton starts strong to beat Moultonborough/Inter-Lakes

Monday, February 8, 2016

BOYS’ HOCKEY John Stark-Hopkinton 5, Moultonborough/Inter-Lakes 1 Key players: Stark-Hopkinton – Jake Blanchette (2 goals), Cal Loos (2 goals), Alex Lajeunesse (2 assists), Cam Bourque (goal), Noah Chapman (assist), Aidan Molnar (assist), Paul Molnar (assist), Nate Ash (19 saves); Moultonborough/I-L – Mike Dalzell (goal), Cody Burns (assist), Collin …

Area champions from the high school indoor track & field championships

Monday, February 8, 2016

Division II boys Troy Davis, Kearsarge, high jump at 6-4 and long jump at 21-6 Zach Astle, Kearsarge, shot put at 53-3½ Alex Hoeker, Bow, 55 dash in 6.62 Chris Pratt, Zach Richards, River Groves and Jared Nelson, Coe-Brown, 4x800 relay in 8:31.43 Division II girls Kristie Schoffield, …

Downtown: Catholic parish reaches agreement to sell Sacred Heart Church

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sacred Heart Church on Pleasant Street is under a purchase-and-sales agreement to become condos. Richard Roberge, the pastor of Concord’s Christ the King Parish, announced the news Sunday in a press release and at weekend Masses. The buyer is developer Jon Chorlian. “While we are sad to close …

Letter: Fiorina’s star turn

Sunday, February 7, 2016

We recently watched the 1948 Tracy-Hepburn flick State of the Union. It was fascinating and a bit scary because so many elements of the current election were portrayed – from both sides of the aisle. The protagonist was a successful CEO candidate who defeated all the odds, saw …

Letter: Sanders will lead on tough issues

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Bernie Sanders is the clear choice for the Democratic nomination because he possesses the integrity, judgment and courage needed to lead America forward. Sanders possesses the integrity to break the corporate stranglehold on our government. He isn’t beholden to big corporations and Wall Street, so he is free …

Letter: Hillary is our champion

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Last year, I had the pleasure of chatting with one of Hillary Clinton’s close friends from law school. When they met, he already had a year of law school under his belt, but she had just arrived on campus. The first question she had for him was: “Do …