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Letter: Lots to do in Concord

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A recent Insider article jokingly suggested that there was “nothing to do” in Concord. Huh? That observation is just amazing to me, because nothing could be further from the truth. Concord has an inventory of historic and cultural amenities that rival any other community in this state. Couple this with outstanding outdoor opportunities for hiking, biking, skiing, skating, kayaking and …

Letter: An offensive suggestion

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Regarding “Waiting on a Muslim Francis” (Sunday Monitor Forum, Aug. 23): I would be outraged if I were a Muslim at the suggestion (and its implication) that somehow because the Muslim faith is lacking its own Christ-on-Earth figure in Pope Francis, it had better run out and get one. It is patronizing, silly and ho-hum simplistic, and might be why some Muslims are …

Convict in 1971 murder wants to appeal latest trial ruling

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A man convicted of killing an 18-year-old woman more than four decades ago wants to appeal a recent court decision denying him a new trial. Robert Breest, 77, denies beating Susan Randall to death and tossing her partially nude body onto the frozen Merrimack River in Concord in February 1971. He has twice …

As public funds shrink, legal aid programs increasingly looking to private donations

Saturday, August 29, 2015

As the amount of public money to New Hampshire legal aid programs shrinks, lawyers are increasingly looking towards local businesses and community stakeholders for financial assistance. The 15th annual N.H. Campaign for Legal Services is kicking off to raise $350,000 for New Hampshire Legal Assistance as well as …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, August 29, 2015

T.J. Hennessey, Belmont boys’ soccer, 4 goals in 5-2 win Jayson Cleveland, Coe-Brown boys’ soccer, 2 goals in 3-2 overtime win Pano Galatas, H-D boys’ soccer, 2 goals in a 4-1 win Ellie Pope, Concord girls’ soccer, 2 goals and an assist in 4-2 win Heather Sefton, Merrimack …

Concord boys’ soccer team off to strong start, beats Winnacunnet in opener, 5-0

Saturday, August 29, 2015

They had a near miss within seconds. They scored in the 10th minute. They had a comfortable two-goal lead at halftime. And by the end, the Concord boys had amassed 15 shots on goal without allowing any to …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, August 29, 2015

JV results The John Stark girls’ JV soccer team defeated Sanborn, 5-0. John Stark maintained possession throughout the game and had a constant barrage of shots and crosses to give the Generals the advantage. Quianna Willard and Becca McLaughlin scored in the first half and Rachael Keon, Willard …

High schools: Merrimack Valley girls’ soccer gets measure of revenge in win over Coe-Brown

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Revenge was on the line Friday in Penacook in the season opener between the Merrimack Valley and Coe-Brown girls’ soccer teams. Coe-Brown was a semifinalist in Division II last season, after it dispatched Merrimack Valley in the first round of the playoffs. Merrimack Valley got its revenge, however, …

Owen Labrie guilty of having sex with minor, girl’s family calls it ‘a measure of justice’

Friday, August 28, 2015

He remained stoic through days of condemning testimony. Through the tears of his accuser as she recounted a painful, terrifying sexual assault. Through the messages dredged up from his online accounts and recited for jurors, their salaciousness, pretentiousness, …

Announcements: Vets help vets

Friday, August 28, 2015

Veteran volunteers Rockingham VNA and Hospice in Exeter will offer hospice veteran volunteer training on Fridays beginning Sept. 18. Veterans can help veterans who have a terminal illness. For information, call Martha Carlson at 772-2981, ext. 140. CONCORD Parks and Rec Concord Parks and Rec has programs for …

Letter: GMO propaganda

Friday, August 28, 2015

Propaganda gains power by constructing reality irrespective of truth or facts. Nazi Reich Minister for Propaganda Joseph Goebbels summed it up: “It is not propaganda’s task to be intelligent; its task is to lead to success. . . . It should be popular, not intellectually pleasing. It is …

Letter: Brave and unarmed

Friday, August 28, 2015

Saturday’s terrorist incident on a train in Belgium suggests that another thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a couple of brave, unarmed Americans. ROBERT REIN Concord …

Letter: Pronunciation key

Friday, August 28, 2015

One would think the talking heads who parachute into New Hampshire to cover the presidential circus and the St. Paul’s rape trial would learn how to pronounce the name of our capital, Concord. It is KON-curd (New Englandly Kawn-kidd), not Kon-CORD. ADOLPHE BERNOTAS Concord …