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Ray Duckler: War and sand replaced by magic and snow

Sunday, December 21, 2014

For Greg and Amber Card, neither place seemed real. Not the Middle East, with its enemy soldiers, blood and death. Not the North Pole, with its Santa Claus, elves and magic. Call them contrasting visions, fighting for a foothold in the couple’s minds. Earlier this month, they were invited to something called Christmas Can Cure, an annual five-day event in …

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas parade was a success The 63rd annual Concord Christmas Parade is now history, but I would like to thank so many for coming out to help launch the unofficial beginning of the festive Christmas Season in the greater Concord area. Once again, we had a record crowd of people of all ages come and enjoy the music, entertainment, colorful floats, decorated vehicles, …

Concord to abandon disruptive property ordinance, for now

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Concord Public Safety Board has advised the city not to pursue an ordinance that would have tightened restrictions on disruptive properties, an idea first floated months ago amid complaints about a four-unit apartment complex at 74 Rumford St. The board, tasked with evaluating the proposal, voted unanimously Monday to instead recommend that the police and other service providers continue an enhanced effort …

The Insiders: Enjoy tons of great holiday music today, no helmet required

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The way we see it, there’s two ways you can tackle today: put on full football pads and a helmet and brave the shopping centers, or put on your listening pants and hear some relaxing holiday music (If you are doing some shopping, we could use some new …

High schools: Bow boys’ hockey team picks up first win of season, 4-2, over Hollis-Brookline/Derryfield

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Trailing 2-0 early in the second period yesterday, the Bow High boys’ hockey team finally started doing what it hadn’t done to that point this season: playing without the puck. And when the Falcons changed their ways, it …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, December 20, 2014

JV results The Hopkinton JV girls’ basketball team (3-1) defeated Stevens, 21-18. Abby Houston (four points, five rebounds, three assists), Lily Scammon (five points, six rebounds) and Lyndon Flannigan (eight points) led the Hawks. ∎ The Concord JV wrestling team competed against Massabesic (Maine), Exeter and Milford. Jayson Davis, …

High schools: Fast times for Concord boys, Bow girls in the pool

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Concord High boys and Bow High girls made a splash last night in the first home swimming meet of the season, both going 7-0 at the Concord YMCA. Stephen Moran went home with first-place finishes in each …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Stephen Moran, Concord swimming, won 200 IM, 100 fly, part of winning 200 free and 200 medley relays Madison Langan, Winnisquam basketball, 22 points, 18 rebounds, 4 steals, 4 blocks in 45-34 win Chay Cadarette, Belmont basketball, 19 points, 13 rebounds in 46-44 win Jake Hemmerlein, Hopkinton Alpine, …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, December 20, 2014

JV results ∎ The Concord JV girls’ basketball team fell to Bishop Guertin, 50-31. Pam Usanase and Lyra Canabano recorded five and eight rebounds, respectively, while Emily Otto scored eight points. Freshmen Catherine Reynolds, Ashley Kelly and Jada Duvert played well. ∎ The Coe Brown JV boys’ basketball team defeated …

Vigil to remember the homeless who died this year held at City Plaza

Saturday, December 20, 2014

About 50 people gathered at City Plaza in Concord yesterday evening for a candlelight vigil to honor the homeless men and women from across the state who died in 2014. During the event, over 45 known names of …

Announcements for Dec. 20, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

German study The application deadline for U.S. Department of State’s scholarships to study in Germany for American high school students living in the Northeast is Jan. 8. These scholarships fully fund high school students to study for the 2015-2016 academic year. By living with a host family and …

Friday, December 19, 2014

The following students earned honors for the first quarter at Concord Regional Technical Centers. GRADE 12 Honors: Arthur Aznive, Kelley Crowe, Corinne LeBell, Anna McFarlin, Kaleigh Otto, Madison Pellerin and Heather Stiles. GRADE 11 Honors: Celine Burrows and Amanda McDermott. …

Friday, December 19, 2014

The following students earned honors for the first quarter at Concord High School. Grade 12 High Honors: Gaston Arocena, Heidi Breton, Mikaela Callahan, Courtney DiFilippo, Lucy Eills, Sarah Ek, Susan Griffith, Andrew Grondin, Molly Henry, Azwad Iqbal, Harpreet Kaur, Stefen Kazmouz, Mattias Lambert, Gene Magsipoc, Hannah Mason, Hannah …