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Letter: Common-sense conservative?

Saturday, August 23, 2014

I vote in neither Sen. David Boutin’s Hooksett district nor in Sen. Jim Rausch’s Derry district. But when one writes a letter to my hometown newspaper showering the other with praise for being a common-sense, reliable conservative, that is a call to action. Boutin is the Republican senator who helped conceive and implement the plan to divert federal highway revenue … 0

Letter: Believe in this underdog

Saturday, August 23, 2014

They said man would never fly. They said we could never get to the moon. They say Market Basket employees can’t win this fight. They say we won’t ever be the same. History is filled with stories of people who overcome the odds. At the start of this, experts and professors said we were committing corporate suicide and that we could never win … 0

Letter: A beauty of an effort

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Kudos to the individuals and groups who have done such a terrific job planting and maintaining the flower islands around the city. I particularly enjoy the roundabout at Centre and Liberty streets, and the Washington Street island. Their commitment is part of what makes Concord special. ELIZABETH CORELL Concord … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, August 22, 2014

Hiking feat Megan Farrell of Alton set a new women’s record in the White Mountains Hut Traverse, hiking approximately 50 miles in 16 hours, 47 minutes. Farrell beat the previous women’s record set in 2012 by 16 minutes. The White Mountains Hut Traverse is an endurance race combining … 0

Ray Duckler: Time to pay back Beanie for all she’s done

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Things got done on a recent afternoon on Clinton Street in Concord. All in the name of Beanie. “Melanie and Paul will be cooking hot dogs and hamburgers.” “Don’t worry about posts for the fencing.” “Saturday night I’ll … 0

PHOTOS: Science fun at McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Educator John Parodi (left) of the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord describes the Apollo 11 lunar landing for (from right) Karen Tardif, Emma O’Neill, 11, and Reagan O’Neill, 9, all of Laconia, yesterday. Parodi pointed out the location … 0

Concord School Board expected to vote on $8.6M bonds Monday

Thursday, August 21, 2014

On Monday, the Concord School Board is expected to vote on the issuance of up to $8.6 million in bonds for major capital projects. The public hearing is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the high school library on … 0

Concord man charged in Bicentennial Square stabbing

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A 28-year-old Concord man was arrested and charged with nonfatally stabbing another man about 1 a.m. Tuesday in Bicentennial Square. Christian Economides was arrested yesterday afternoon and was charged with a felony of second-degree assault, the police said in a statement. He was initially arrested Tuesday and charged … 1

Shaheen losing ground against Brown in latest UNH polling data

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fewer than a third of likely voters have decided which candidate they support in New Hampshire’s race for the U.S. Senate. Incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen still leads against all three of the major Republicans vying for their party’s nomination in the latest data from the UNH Survey … 7

The Insiders: There’s a barnstorm blowing through town, and you can catch it tonight at Red River Theatres

Thursday, August 21, 2014

We consider ourselves fans of several kinds of storms. Thunderstorms, for instance, are fun to watch and often provide a break in summer humidity. And Hannah Storm continues to look tremendous at 52. But here’s an underrated kind of storm: a barnstorm. And there’s one coming to a … 5

Free concert in Bicentennial Square set for tonight

Thursday, August 21, 2014

True Brew Barista will host a free concert tonight in Bicentennial Square. When co-owner Stephanie Zinser heard positive feedback on the outdoor music during this summer’s Market Days festival sponsored by Intown Concord, she decided to keep the concerts coming. So tonight from 5:30 to 7 p.m., musician … 0

Letter: Don’t let polluters win

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Flash floods warnings across the state this week are coming on the heels of the fifth wettest July in history for the Granite State. But as crazy as the weather seems right now, extremes today could be the new normal for future generations tomorrow unless we rein in … 13

Letter: Path of homelessness

Thursday, August 21, 2014

On a recent Monday night, I got a call from my boyfriend about 10 p.m. He usually volunteers for St. Vincent de Paul’s Food Pantry on Monday and Tuesday nights, and a call from him is most times to say he’ll be home late. But not this Monday … 1