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Letter: Catholic rules

Sunday, February 14, 2016

There should be no such thing as “repeat sex offender,” religion-based or not. It should be once and done, goodbye. The scab that gets rubbed raw for me is that Catholic priests can abuse children, go to confession and receive absolution, go up to the altar rail and receive the sacrament of communion and live happily ever after, later to …

Letter: A dangerous writer

Sunday, February 14, 2016

After reading Ralph Nader’s “Too Many Secrets” article (Monitor Forum, Feb. 4), I’m convinced that Nader is still unsafe at any read. CHRIS PORTER Concord …

Letter: How about that $5 million?

Sunday, February 14, 2016

I was quite impressed by Gov. Hassan’s State of the State speech on Feb. 4, although I was listening in my car and so missed some of her comments. I’m pretty sure I heard her say that the state ended 2015 with a 60-plus million dollar surplus. That’s pretty darn impressive! With that large of a surplus, can we state employees and retirees …

High schools: Kearsarge fends off Franklin in D-III boys’ hoop battle

Saturday, February 13, 2016

This was a big one. With both teams jockeying for position atop the Division III standings, the Kearsarge and Franklin boys’ basketball teams hit the court on Friday night riding seven- and six-game winning streaks, respectively. “Our gym was electric,” Kearsarge Coach Nate Camp said. “This had a …

High schools: Kearsarge sweeps Division III Alpine titles on its home hill

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Kearsarge went both big and local on Friday at Mount Sunapee. The Cougars’ big picture reward came in the form of the boys’ and girls’ Division III Alpine championships. The localized reward was beating out both Bishop Brady …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Saturday, February 13, 2016

High school tournaments today Swimming Division I championships At UNH’s Swazey Pool Time schedule: 7 a.m. warm-ups; 8:40 a.m. preliminaries; 4:45 p.m. finals A rea male qualifiers (with top-10 seeds) : Concord – Max Cross (1st 200 freestyle, 4th 100 backstroke), Kevin Quinn (3rd 200 freestyle, 9th 500 …

Monahan Foundation Basketball Showcase takes the court Sunday

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Bishop Brady High School is the place to be on Sunday for hoops junkies, or anyone wanting to see some top-notch high school basketball. Brady will host the 3rd annual Frank Monahan Foundation Basketball Showcase with five games featuring some of New England’s top prep school teams, as …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Unified basketball The Concord High unified basketball team defeated John Stark, 43-32. The top scorers for the Tide were Drew Nadeau (12 points), Sean Daley (seven points), Nick Battles (six points) and Brendan McEwen (six points). JV results The Hillsboro-Deering JV boys’ basketball team lost to Sanborn, 70-30. …

Working with a purpose: Volunteers cope with end of Christie’s campaign

Friday, February 12, 2016

As Jim McConaha walked into Dunkin’ Donuts off Manchester Street in Concord, the gray clouds overhead reflected his mood. “Here we are, in the calm Concord post-election,” he said. Days earlier McConaha, a 75-year-old Concord resident, and his …

Ray Duckler: Joe Randazzo razzes Trump, and everyone else, for that matter

Friday, February 12, 2016

For someone like Merrimack Valley High School graduate Joe Randazzo, Donald Trump is pure gold. Randazzo is a satirist who holds up a mirror to show us how dumb we are, or can be. Last Wednesday, a Trump-roasting …

For this formerly homeless man, a new home means new life

Friday, February 12, 2016

Bill Strickland wanted to see his grandkids more. He worried about his health, too. And somewhere deep down, repressed after years of drinking, drug use and life on the streets of Concord, he missed the comforts of a …

Concord boys’ Alpine third in D-I; Hopkinton boys’ Alpine fourth in D-IV

Friday, February 12, 2016

All season long, it was Bedford, Portsmouth and Concord battling it out on the slopes around New Hampshire. But because of the uncooperative weather forcing so many races to be canceled, the big three hadn’t faced some of the other teams in Division I. “I wasn’t sure how …

High schools: Concord boys’ and girls’ Nordic claim eighth straight titles – with perfect scores

Friday, February 12, 2016

Make it eight straight for the Crimson Tide, and make it perfect. The Concord High Nordic boys’ and girls’ teams both won their eighth straight Division I titles Thursday at Waterville Valley. And the Tide did it by …