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High schools: Kearsarge girls’ lacrosse edges John Stark, 8-7, in triple overtime

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

With rain making the lacrosse field at Kearsarge Regional High School unplayable, the John Stark Generals and the Cougars moved their matchup to the wind-riddled and rain-soaked turf fields at Colby-Sawyer College. Neither team conceded to the other, taking three overtimes before a goal from Anna Stowell, her second of the game, off a free position shot late in the …

Injury forces Concord’s Miaker to pull out halfway through marathon

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Concord’s Guor Miaker, who started with the elite group of runners yesterday, had to drop out at the halfway point because of an injury. He posted this on Facebook: “I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for kind supports and encouragement, unfortunately, I didn’t finish the marathon. Hip injury, which has been bothering me for the last month and half, forced …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Youth lacrosse The Concord Crush U-9 Orange team won its home opener against Windham, 12-10. Scoring goals were Chilli Cabot, Henry Brochu, Teigan Mason and Tyler Fennely. Churchhill Slathe played well in goal. ∎ The Blue Storm U-11 team had two games over the weekend, beating Amherst, 7-3 and Seacoast, 6-4. Ryder Tott (four goals) and Jakob Beaupre (two goals) led the scoring and …

On State House steps, pot smoked in protest

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A group of activists exercised civil disobedience yesterday by smoking marijuana on the steps of the State House and decrying the war on drugs through a megaphone. At 4:20 p.m. on April 20, the unofficial pot holiday, about …

‘We are here’: Main Street businesses brace for construction

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

When construction began outside the Gyro House earlier this spring, owner Theodora Hinxhia’s daughter told her mom to stop writing her a paycheck for the hours she puts in at the Concord restaurant. “She said, ‘Mom, don’t pay …

Leaf collection begins next week

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The city will begin spring leaf collection Monday, and curbside pickup will continue through June 5. Along with their regular trash and recycling, Concord residents can place an unlimited number of bags with leaves and grass clippings on the curb by 7 a.m. on their scheduled pickup day. …

SBA Administrator, Kuster laud Concord’s Blake’s All-Natural, small-business loans

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Chris Licata prepped his audience for the message he was about to deliver: He had an overwhelmingly positive experience with a government agency. “It seems like it’s never been more in style to criticize government and the things that are going on,” said Licata, president of Blake’s All …

Residential unit sales, prices up in Q1 of 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A strong start to the state’s residential housing market was capped off by a robust March, according to New Hampshire Association of Realtors’ quarterly report. Unit sales were up 6 percent for the month, and the $226,000 median price for a residential home was the highest in any …

Pioneer Sportsmen emerges as archery authority in state and region

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Frank Schackart’s Pioneer Sportsmen archery club won five East regional medals at the National Indoor Championships this year. The way the coach described it, you’d think it happens every year. “I really hate to say this,” Schackart said, …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, April 19, 2015

High school track The Bishop Brady boys’ track team took second place in a five-team meet at Laconia last week. Cameron Pigeon won the 300-meter hurdles and was part of the second-place 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams. Warren Bartlett won the 1,600, just missing the qualifying time for …

N.H. Kids Count data puts the spotlight on child poverty

Sunday, April 19, 2015

More jobs don’t always translate to better-paying jobs. In the years after the recession, unemployment in New Hampshire is steadily decreasing, but that doesn’t necessarily mean there are fewer families struggling to make ends meet, according to recent data released by New Hampshire Kids Count. That has serious …

Last-minute plans could spring fountains on Main Street

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Two city councilors, developer Steve Duprey and the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce are leading a push to add fountains back into the Main Street project. At last week’s Concord City Council meeting, Jan McClure of Ward 3 …

PHOTOS: Striking silver in downtown Concord

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Rob Roesch just struck gold. Well, technically, he struck silver. In downtown Concord at the Governor Hugh J. Gallen Staff Office Park, Roesch used his metal detector to uncover a rare Silver Seated Half Dollar buried in the …