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Tim O’Sullivan column: Miaker comes home to run the Boston Marathon

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A buzz ran through the Concord High track and field team. Wide eyes watched a lone figure gracefully circle the Memorial Field track. Quips of awe charged through the teenagers. “I could stay with him for half a lap, maybe.” “That’s like my 100 pace.” “Get inspired.” “That guy was in the Olympics.” That guy was Guor Miading Miaker, the …

NHES again denies unemployment claims from FairPoint workers who striked; unions plan to appeal

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The FairPoint Communications strike is over, but the fallout is not. New Hampshire Employment Security this week denied appeals from workers in two unions representing hundreds of FairPoint employees in the state who participated in a six-month strike that ended in February. The original denial in November had been appealed by FairPoint workers who applied for unemployment assistance when the strike started. State …

The Insiders: Don’t let the outdoors hit you on the way out this afternoon. But seriously, get outdoors today

Saturday, April 18, 2015

They always say, if you give a man a fish, you’ll feed him for a day; but teach a man to fish and he’ll come home with a million bug bites and a lobster-red sunburn and maybe a fish or two, if he’s lucky. Isn’t that how it goes? Either way, we’re hungry. …

High schools: Coe-Brown baseball team opens season with efficient victory over MV

Saturday, April 18, 2015

PENACOOK – For its season opener, the Coe-Brown baseball team looked in midseason form already. Hot bats, sparkling defense and an efficient outing from starter Adam Edin proved a productive formula for the Bears, allowing them to start …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, April 18, 2015

JV results The Concord High JV girls’ lacrosse team defeated Bishop Guertin, 16-2. Brenna Vandersea led the Tide with five goals, while Jessica Nelson (three), Julia Ek (two), Becca Proulx (two), Maddie Farrelly, Olivia Painchaud, Morgan Sisson and Brett Stoddard also contributed goals. Chloe Bemis and Maddie Audet …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Joe Cullinan, Hopkinton lacrosse, 6 goals, 2 assists, 7 ground balls in 15-8 win Nandita Kasireddy, Bow girls’ tennis, came back from two 0-5 deficits to claim 8-6 wins in singles and doubles Riley Logue, Bishop Brady baseball, 4 hits (double, triple), 2 runs, 3 RBI in 12-11 …

Infographic: NH unemployment on steady decline

Saturday, April 18, 2015

New Hampshire’s unemployment rate in March dipped to 4.2 percent, down .3 percentage points from February and .7 percentage points from March 2014. The rate isn’t adjusted for seasonal employment, according to New Hampshire Employment Security. The labor …

Concord: Armed robbery investigation on Thorndike St. leads to drug arrest

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Concord police have arrested two suspects in an armed robbery last week, as well as the victim who was believed to be selling drugs in the vicinity of his 11-year-old son. John Cowdrey, 48, called the police …

Letter: Weighing Loudon Road costs

Friday, April 17, 2015

Regarding the Loudon Road redesign (Monitor front page, April 10), here’s the thing: Many of us who travel frequently on Loudon Road consider the idea of going from four to three lanes to be a dismal, thoughtless waste of money. Prove us wrong, city leadership, by telling us …

High schools: MV softball team stays resilient, earns 6-5 walkoff win

Friday, April 17, 2015

After being blown out by Plymouth, 13-3, in its season opener, the Merrimack Valley softball team wanted a quick turnaround yesterday when it hosted Kingswood in the Pride’s second game in as many days. MV got the result …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, April 10, 2015

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (last week’s rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ TRACK (1) had more points (173) than the three other teams combined (95) at its meet on Tuesday. 2. BOW GIRLS’ TENNIS (4) is 3-0 and in first place in D-III after winning three matches this week. …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, April 17, 2015

JV results The Hillsboro-Deering JV baseball lost to Hopkinton, 10-1. Brad Sampson, Thomas Ferguson and Jake Dyer all pitched well, while Garrett Miller played well, with three putouts in the outfield and one hit on offense. For Hopkinton, Tim Meserve (no hits, six strikeouts, four walks) and Kayl …

With snow accounts overspent in Concord and others, it’s time for a backup plan

Thursday, April 16, 2015

At the end of a time- and resource-consuming winter, small-town road agents and the director of Concord General Services alike are making contingency plans for overspent snow removal accounts. Concord plans to spend about $1.3 million a year clearing the roads of snow when budgets are set in …