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My Turn: Main Street project exceeding expectations

Saturday, August 1, 2015

While I supported the Main Street project from the beginning, as it becomes a reality I am even more of a fan. I knew that most Main Street businesses would now be more accessible to people with walking difficulties. Wheelchair users would now be able to enjoy shopping and dining on Main Street – and spending their money here. Driving …

Breest’s request for new trial denied; judge says evidence still convincing in 1971 killing

Saturday, August 1, 2015

A judge in Concord has denied Robert Breest’s request for a new trial, saying the convicted murderer has failed to show that new DNA evidence would sway a jury to exonerate him. In an order this week, Judge Larry Smukler of Merrimack County Superior Court said the evidence, taken from dried blood under …

Concord High’s Scharlotte practices making new friends in preparation for Shrine Game

Saturday, August 1, 2015

High school rivalries die hard. Just ask Will Scharlotte, a linebacker for the New Hampshire team in the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl, who took a while to get into the Shrine spirit. “I hated some of those kids going into the week,” the former Concord High standout said. “Just because they were on …

Shrine Game at a glance

Friday, July 31, 2015

What: Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl football game When: Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Where: Castleton University, Vermont Who: Graduated seniors from N.H. and Vermont On the air: WTPL (107.7 FM), 5:10 p.m. Series: N.H. leads series, 46-13-2 Area players: Brendan Johnson, Andrew Jousset, Bishop Brady; Kyle Milne, Bow; Will Scharlotte, …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Golf result Colin Plumb won the Junior Club Championship at the Concord Country Club, shooting a 10-over round of 80 to win the title by four strokes over Caitlyn Lutinski, who finished second with an 84. Sean McDonough took third place with a round of 88, followed by …

Bird-dog training helps voters ask strong questions that require thoughtful answers

Saturday, August 1, 2015

In New Hampshire, where presidential politics is often considered a sport, many voters treat the state’s primary as the country’s professional league. Participation in the first-in-the-nation candidate events – and naturally, voting come February – requires preparation. Practice …

Motorcyclist dies in collision with pickup truck

Saturday, August 1, 2015

A 59-year-old man died Friday after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck in the area of Route 106 and D’Amante Drive in Concord, police said. The collision was reported to police Friday about 3:45 p.m. The motorcyclist was transported to Concord Hospital, where he was later pronounced …

The Insiders: Get off the couch and help out a couple worthwhile causes today

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Happy August everyone. It’s hard to believe that July is over and September is not far away, but let’s enjoy the time we have with the eighth month of the year while it’s here. Now we have a …

Concord police recover body of missing person at White Park

Friday, July 31, 2015

The body of Tina Russell, a 39-year-old Concord woman who had gone missing, was discovered Friday in White Park, police said. They do not suspect foul play. Police received a report of an “unconscious” female in the park about 3:15 p.m. Friday, said Lt. Tim O’Malley in a …

Wild animals, bouncy house and dunking booth today will benefit Concord 10-year-old with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Friday, July 31, 2015

Even though Bryce Haines has Hodgkin’s lymphoma, he’s a pretty upbeat kid. The 10-year-old could only go to part of a recent basketball camp with Concord native Matt Bonner, rather than spend the whole day on the court. …

New Hampshire brings fast-paced spread attack to annual Shrine game

Friday, July 31, 2015

Even before he could worry about the Vermont defense, Greg Gush was concerning himself with his own state – its geography, to be more specific. The coach for the New Hampshire team in Saturday’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl …

Shrine Game at a glance

Friday, July 31, 2015

What: Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl football game When: Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Where: Castleton State College, Vermont Who: Graduated seniors from New Hampshire and Vermont Series: New Hampshire leads series, 46-13-2, and has won the last 14 games Area players: Brendan Johnson, Andrew Jousset, Bishop Brady; Kyle Milne, Bow; …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, July 31, 2015

Golf results Ray Steenbeke and Don Steenbeke Jr. won the two-ball best ball event at Concord Country Club on Thursday with a score of 59. Doug Duval and Larry Cooper shot 60 to tie for second place with Willy Boucher and Peter Mamos. Three teams tied for third …