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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, July 2, 2015

ASA softball champs The U12 New Hampshire Lightning softball team (pictured) won the championship of the Jungle Jamboree in Hartford, Conn., last weekend by going 3-0 in a rain-shortened tournament in Girls ASA Class A Fast Pitch action. In the first game, the Lightning defeated the Connecticut Hurricanes, 12-10. Sadie Barton earned the win in the circle, striking out six, …

The Insiders: Go to Gibson’s tonight for this novel discussion and maybe find a quote from us on a book jacket

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

You know you’ve officially arrived when you’re a person quoted on a book jacket. It’s an even bigger representation of said arrival when the quote is actually printed on the book jacket and not just scribbled there with the pen you had in your pocket while walking the aisles of the book store. …

After election dispute, new president sworn in for labor federation

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

For the first time in 26 years, New Hampshire’s largest labor federation has a new president. Glenn Brackett was sworn in for a four-year term as the head of the New Hampshire chapter of the AFL-CIO on Wednesday morning. The federation represents more than 26,000 workers from more than 40 unions in both the public and private sectors. “I’ve had tremendous support from …

Concord man handed prison term for drug-fueled burglary spree

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Concord man was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison for his role in a string of drug-fueled burglaries last fall that startled residents and became yet another example of the grim and granular depths of a widening addiction crisis. Abraham Sanborn, 34, was one of two …

French Toast for Fathers

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

T he Children’s Center at Presidential Oaks held a Father’s Day French Toast breakfast June 22 for the children who attend the center and their fathers. Presidential Oaks also had public breakfast June 21. …

People for July 1, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

CONCORD Miranda Kaplan received a music scholarship from the Freese Brothers Big Band. She plays the cello and clarinet in the Concord High School marching and concert band and other musical organizations including the New Hampshire Youth Wind Ensemble. She will attend UNH’s Summer Youth Music School. Nathan …

People for July 2, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

BARNSTEAD Anthony Stohlberg was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University of Maine in Orono. Scot Wilson earned a master’s degree in human services from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. BELMONT Alan Vomacka …

Tim O’Sullivan column: Battling opponents, nerves on the tennis court

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

All I really wanted after the match was a cold shower and a colder beverage. The last thing I wanted was to write about losing. But after the shower, the beverage(s), some wise words of consolation from a good friend and a good night’s sleep, I got over …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Softball champions The New Hampshire Comets 10U team swept a two-game series against Northeast Heat to claim the 10U NH ASA Junior Olympic championship for the second straight year. The Comets were led by the pitching performance of …

Penacook farmer laid to rest with procession of horse-drawn wagon and tractors

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

David Morrill began planning for his funeral about 25 years ago, back when George H.W. Bush was in the White House and a dozen eggs cost $1. Morrill, of Penacook, was having heart problems and figured his days …

The Insiders: It’s the first day of July and St. Paul’s is hosting a blood drive

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

In case it slipped your mind, let us be the first to officially welcome you to July. We’re expecting it to be quite a month ’cause things can really get crazy as the summer fun sets in. But …

Judge rules two out of three charges against Concord Hospital nurse accused of diverting drugs lacked probable cause

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A district court judge in Concord determined Tuesday that two of three felony charges against a traveling nurse accused of pocketing narcotics from Concord Hospital lacked probable cause to go forward. Kerry Bridges, 47, of Warren, Maine, was …

Women in agriculture gather to share ideas with congresswoman, USDA

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Conversations at Dimond Hill Farm on Tuesday ranged from local jam production and land conservation to federal legislation and student loan forgiveness. If it related to agriculture and farming, the topic was brought to the table by the …