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Letter: Undermining America

Sunday, February 1, 2015

While there is considerable criticism from the militant right about President Obama’s foreign policy, there are many of us who welcome a return to the “walk softly” part of Teddy Roosevelt’s famous quote. Roosevelt described his style of foreign policy as “the exercise of intelligent forethought and of decisive action sufficiently far in advance of any likely crisis.” It is …

High school Stars of the Day

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Richie Mills, Winnisquam wrestling, champion at 170 pounds Alex Kamau, Concord wrestling, champion at 132 pounds Adrian McCarthy-Tiella, John Stark-Hopkinton hockey, 2 goals in win Dominic Timbas, Pembroke basketball, 27 points, 8 boards in win Devi Kraushaar, Kearsarge basketball, 10 points in 45-43 win …

High schools: Winnisquam’s Mills wins third Capital City Classic title; Concord takes third place

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Richie Mills hadn’t wrestled in three weeks, was recovering from the flu and looked sluggish and sloppy in his opening match at the 25th annual Capital City Classic. But none of that stopped Mills from beating his first opponent or anyone else who stood in his way yesterday at Concord High. “I have …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, February 1, 2015

JV result The Concord JV girls’ basketball team lost to Alvirne on Friday, 38-33. Lyra Canabano and Brighid Weeden led all scorers with 10 points apiece, while Gabby Evans and Emily Otto pulled down eight and seven rebounds, respectively. Freshmen result The Concord High freshman girls’ basketball team …

The Insiders: Do your running on Super Bowl Sunday sans helmet with NHTI

Saturday, January 31, 2015

The big day is finally here, everyone. It’s Super Bowl Sunday, when two weeks of blah blah blahing about football is replaced with actual football. (We did a quick Google search and discovered that this column is the only story in an American newspaper not to discuss deflated …

PHOTOS: U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders visits Concord

Saturday, January 31, 2015

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont spoke with a large crowd yesterday at the home of Arnie Arnesen in Concord. The potential presidential candidate talked about what he saw as some of the huge issues facing the country …

S tudents spell suc cess

Saturday, January 31, 2015

S chools across the state are hosting spelling bees. The winning students will go on to compete Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. at the Capitol Center of the Arts in Concord. Want to see your photos here? Email …

The Scene: Prepped for the big game

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Moose, a Valley Bulldog, is dressed for the Super Bowl. Owner Jane Toumpas writes, “Don’t mess with Bull Mooseichick. . . . He is ready to go bird hunting. Look out Seahawks!” The Patriots play the Seattle Seahawks …

Letter: Let’s talk loopholes

Saturday, January 31, 2015

State Sen. Dan Feltes and state Rep. Richard Ames want to start a conversation about closing tax loopholes that primarily benefit the richest 1 percent of New Hampshire taxpayers at the expense of the rest of us. Credit them with creative thinking that has brought a fresh approach …

Letter: Blame it on Blount

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Loyal Patriots fans understand why 11 of 12 footballs were under normal weight (psi) at halftime during the Indianapolis-New England AFC Championship game. We know our running back LeGarette Blount weighs 250 pounds and ran the ball 30-40 times during that game. We know that if he had …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Thomas Bengtson, Concord boys’ basketball, 32 points in 80-73 overtime loss Bruce Barton, Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball, 18 points, 10 rebounds in 58-57 win Joey Kulbacki, H-D boys’ basketball, 26 points in 75-63 loss Maddy Ishak, John Stark girls’ swimming, won 100 fly and 200 IM Melissa Mallahan, …

High schools: Off night offensively dooms Concord Christian girls

Saturday, January 31, 2015

It’s been a turnaround season for the Concord Christian girls’ basketball team, but even in the best of seasons there are still some bumps in the road. Entering last night’s game on a four-game winning streak, the Lady …

Merrimack Valley boys, Bishop Brady girls notch close wins over rivals

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Kevin O’Brien and his Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball team walked off the New Hampshire Technical Institute court in December, losers by 13 to Bishop Brady in the Capital Area Holiday Tournament and sure of two things going forward. There would be a rematch. And it could not be …