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Advocates share ideas on how to help Concord’s chronically homeless at forum

Friday, December 19, 2014

A panel of Concord’s most prominent advocates invited discussion of ideas to permanently address the city’s chronically homeless population at a Monitor-sponsored forum last night. Representing the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness, the soon-shuttering cold weather shelters, city hall and other homeless service providers, the panelists said the community must build on current momentum to do more on behalf of …

Capsule outlook of the area’s Division II high school boys’ basketball teams

Friday, December 19, 2014

High school Division II boys’ basketball outlook Bishop Brady Division: II Coach: Cole Etten (1st year) Last year: 14-6, reached quarterfinals Returning PLAYERS: Jourdain Bell, sr., G, 6-1; Brendan Johnson, sr., G, 6-0; Aaron Svendsen, sr., C, 6-6; Joseph Bell, jr., G, 6-1; Matthew Quirk, so., G, 5-9; Matthew Desmarais, so., F, 6-2; Matthew Morey, jr., G, 5-10 Top newcomers: Gabriel Vargas, jr., …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, December 19, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ TRACK The Bears return most of their points from last year’s team that dominated D-II. 2. CONCORD GIRLS’ X-C SKIING Led by Erin Waters and Kate Andy, the Tide are favorites to win a 7th straight D-I title. 3. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ HOOP The Bears return …

Concord swimming looks to make its mark in state championships

Friday, December 19, 2014

Karen Jenovese has a little bit of everything to work with this season. The Concord swimming coach has a dominant champion, a boys’ team stocked with talent, and familiar faces on both teams that she’s coached before, and …

Pembroke, Concord boys’ basketball teams ready for tip-off

Friday, December 19, 2014

Both teams will open their Division I schedule tonight. Both will make their usual appearances in the Capital Area Holiday Tournament next week at NHTI. And both will have to adjust to life without their best players from …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, December 19, 2014

High school result The John Stark-Hopkinton boys’ hockey team defeated Souhegan, 6-3, in the season opener for both teams on Wednesday. Jake Blanchette (two goals) and Kyle Kolehmainen tallied first-period goals to give the Generals a 2-1 lead after the first, and Blanchette and Robbie Ferguson (goal, assist) …

Singing flash mob at Steeplegate Mall surprises boy fighting rare disease

Friday, December 19, 2014

Last-minute visitors to see Santa at Steeplegate Mall in Concord last night were surprised with a spontaneous singing of Christmas carols by a large chorus. But these weren’t professional singers, and this wasn’t your average holiday performance. They …

N.H. customers continue FairPoint complaints, as negotiations stall

Friday, December 19, 2014

At 2 p.m. the day before Thanksgiving, a tree knocked down power and telecommunication lines outside Sarah Grund’s home in Boscawen. Despite repeated calls to FairPoint Communications, no one came to restore service or remove the wires that were sitting in snow, Grund said. She was still waiting …

License revocations: Dec. 19, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The director of motor vehicles, Richard Bailey Jr., released the following list of driving while intoxicated license revocations. ∎ Kevin P. Roark, 23, of Andover ∎ Robert M. Casey, 41 of Belmont ∎ Joshua R. Laplant, 24, of Belmont ∎ Michael S. Hurley, 30, of Boscawen ∎ Danielle E. Mooney, 22, of Bow …

Concord will pick up Christmas trees curbside this year

Thursday, December 18, 2014

As part of a pilot program this year, Concord residents can place their Christmas trees on the curb with trash and recycling on their scheduled collection day between Jan. 5 and Jan. 16. The general services department has asked residents to remove all lights, ornaments, tinsel and other …

Concord Planning Board approves overhead line for PSNH

Thursday, December 18, 2014

With an okay from the Concord Planning Board, Public Service of New Hampshire will resurrect an old overhead power line through Concord and Webster. At the request of neighbors, the board considered asking PSNH to bury the lines through residential parts of the city. But a report from …

The Insiders: Cross the Nutcracker off your holiday to-do list

Thursday, December 18, 2014

There are just certain things you must do during the holiday season. Making a gingerbread house and then eating the entire thing in one sitting is No. 1 on our list. Dressing up like an elf and doing a one-man caroling routine around the neighborhood is another, as …

Concord woman arrested after reportedly driving wrong way on Interstate 393

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A 49-year-old Concord woman who was seen traveling the wrong way Wednesday night on Interstate 393 has been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Jennifer Gallagher was detained shortly after 8 p.m., after witnesses reported seeing her headed westbound in the eastbound lane. The state police said …