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Community fundraiser planned for Concord High principal Gene Connolly

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Nearly one year ago, more than a thousand Concord High School students and staff marched for principal Gene Connolly, carrying banners and a unified message – “Connolly Strong.” The walk came following news in June 2014 that Connolly had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. The community rallied around him that day, raising $25,000 to fund research on …

For sale in Concord: Four-unit home in heart of downtown

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The home at 17 Hanover St. in Concord is a fantastic investment opportunity in absolute immaculate condition! Situated just five blocks from the New Hampshire State House, this four-unit multi-family home is within walking distance to shops, entertainment, various restaurants, the Concord Public Library, White’s Park, and the University of New Hampshire School …

High schools: Astle sets school record in shot put as Kearsarge boys’ track takes third

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Zach Astle’s first throw was strong, but low – a line drive, as Kearsarge track and field Coach Ed Rehor observed, and he phrased it that way to his shot put star. Astle listened to his coach, went back and tried it again. “He’s a coachable kid,” Rehor said. The powwow was brief, …

Letter: Our crumbling infrastructure

Saturday, May 23, 2015

There was nothing we could do about gravity pulling down the Old Man of the Mountain, but our crumbling infrastructure is a different story. When I first came from Pennsylvania decades ago to attend college in New Hampshire, I marveled at the great roads and bridges. No more. …

Tide boys’ sprinters dominate Capital Area Meet

Saturday, May 23, 2015

At the beginning of the season, Concord track Coach Hayden Daly was excited about his team’s mix of talented veterans and youth, especially in the boys’ sprints. And after yesterday’s non-scoring Concord Capital Area Meet, Daly has more …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Brody Fredericks, John Stark boys’ lacrosse, 5 goals, 6 assists in 14-5 win Kianna Daudelin, Coe-Brown softball, 4-for-5, 2 doubles, triple, home run, 5 RBI in 15-6 win Caitlin Foley, Coe-Brown softball, 4-for-5, 4 RBI in 15-6 win Torrey Martinez, Winnisquam baseball, 2-for-4, two-run double; 3.1 innings pitched, …

High schools: Pembroke baseball’s playoff picture brightens with win over Sanborn

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Its season was on the line, and the Pembroke baseball team was flirting with seeing a four-run lead disappear in the final inning. It was a situation steeped in, as Joshua Coughlin put it, “adversity” – and the Pembroke coach also added that that wasn’t necessarily a bad …

Former Navy SEAL Blake Marston to be honored by Fisher Cats before Sunday’s game

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats will honor Bedford native and former Navy SEAL Blake Marston before tomorrow’s game at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Marston, whose parents live in Concord, died in a military parachute training accident on Jan. 10. Marston graduated from the Derryfield School in 2001, and …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, May 23, 2015

JV result Alex Gott led Bow with two goals, but Alex Killion had the game-winning goal in the Bow JV boys’ lacrosse team’s 6-5 win over Kennett. Will Angarella anchored Bow’s defense. ∎ The Concord JV girls’ lacrosse team (12-1) defeated Nashua South, 16-1. Jess Nelson led the way …

CRIMELINE: Concord police searching for suspect in Penacook Pharmacy robbery

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Concord police are searching for a man who reportedly broke into the Penacook Pharmacy early on Monday and made off with drugs. The suspect is described as white and stalky, about 5 feet 10 inches tall. The police said a witness saw the man smash a window …

Ray Duckler: Fallen officers honored, led by a little girl with an old hat

Friday, May 22, 2015

One person, more than any other, stood out yesterday, her eyes hidden beneath a piece of history. One person, sitting in the front row, looked like the relative of a fallen officer, in a sea of relatives of …

Hard work, perseverance the glue to NHTI’s 2015 graduating class in Concord

Friday, May 22, 2015

The 604 NHTI students who received diplomas yesterday represented the second largest class in the school’s 50-year history. The graduating class included students like Ashley Gilmore of Manchester and Amanda Moore of Nashua, who met on the cheerleading …

Hess gas stations will convert to Speedway, but the green-and-white trucks will motor on

Friday, May 22, 2015

The two Hess locations in Concord will become Speedway gas stations in coming months. Hess sold to Speedway in October for $2.8 billion. The company had two stations in Concord – one on Hill Avenue, one on North State Street. A spokesperson for Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Speedway’s parent …