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Local falcon, her handler and her vet are ready to attempt a ground-breaking eye surgery

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A falconer never wants a bad experience with their bird – no anxiety, no fear, nothing that could disrupt the crucial relationship between human and bird. But a veterinarian who needs to take X-rays and blood tests cares more about getting that critical data from the bird quickly and safely. So while George Messenger wrangled Nancy Cowan’s falcon, Banner, in … 0

The Insiders: Listen to some old music without the use of a time machine

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Can you hear that? Those groovin’ sounds filling your ear canals are the very first practice of the newly formed Insiders, a classic rock band that consists of Keith on the keytar and kazoo, and Tim rocking out on the sarrusophone and trongos. And in the case that you actually can hear it, which would be incredible since we practice in a heavily … 0

City hires new director for Concord Public Library

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Concord has hired a new library director. Todd Fabian, who is currently the library director at Woodbridge Town Library in Woodbridge, Conn., will assume his new job in Concord at the end of this month. He will succeed Pat Immen, who retired from the post this spring after 40 years of working at the library. Fabian, 35, said he is looking forward to … 0

Above downtown streets, Concord committee is trying to make development add up

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

It all comes back to the numbers. That refrain set the tone for last night’s meeting of the upper-floor redevelopment committee, which is studying development in the upper stories of downtown Concord and Penacook. Convened this year by Mayor Jim Bouley, the committee asked property owners last night … 0

School sights, sounds mark beginning of a new year

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The new school year got under way this week in most local districts. In Concord, high school students and faculty kicked off the year by honoring a friend and colleague. In Hopkinton, faculty welcomed the town’s first full-day … 0

Concord High golf hopes for tourney return in rebuilding year

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

There’s an extra incentive to the Division I tournament for the Concord High golf team this year. It’s being played at Concord Country Club, the Crimson Tide’s home venue before this season, and a course where some of the team’s top players still hone their game. Playing the … 0

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school golf teams

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

High school golf outlook Bishop Brady Division: II Coach: Ken Gauthier (8th year) Last year: 14-6, 7th place Returning starters: Jack Bryck, sr.; Jackson Bouley, jr.; Danny Bryck, so. Top newcomer : Mary Anne Wiley, fr. Outlook: Coming off last year’s strong season, the Green Giants go into … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hole in one Heather Farrell recorded her first hole in one, acing the 13th hole at Pembroke Pines using a pitching wedge Concord Rec field hockey The Concord Rec Program will be having a fall field hockey league for grades 2-5. Stephanie Johnson, coach of the Concord High … 0

PHOTOS: Back to school

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Jason Sargeant walked his daughter to Abbot-Downing Elemetary School on her first day of second grade. The two faced a huge crowd of parents, students and teachers as everyone gathered outside to get classroom assignments. Most schools in … 0

The Insiders: See Barry Steelman in the Insider and then catch a movie with him at Red River

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Dedicated fans that you are, we don’t have to tell you that the latest issue of the Insider hits newsstands today (if you’re reading this late because you spent all morning sleeping next to one of our downtown boxes so you could be first to grab a copy, … 1

PHOTOS: Poking around at Dimond Hill Farm

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Customers streamed in and out of Dimond Hill Farm in Concord on Tuesday afternoon. Jane Presby, owner and seventh-generation farmer at Dimond Hill, said that the farm is transitioning into its fall crops; squash and pumpkins will be … 0

Moore-Matthiesen

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Moore- Matthiesen Stephen and Karen Moore of Concord announce the engagement of their daughter Courtney Moore to Stewart Matthiesen, son of Rita Kepner and John Matthiesen of Norland, Wash. Moore graduated from Concord High School in 2003, Mount … 0

Davis-Benoit

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Davis-Benoit Rachel Davis of Gilmanton and Benjamin Benoit of Concord announce their engagement. Davis is the daughter of Colleen McCready of Gilmanton and Rick Davis of Epsom. Benoit is the son of Holly and Rick Benoit of Northwood. … 0