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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Learn to play hockey Tri-Town Ice Arena is accepting registrations for its Learn to Play Hockey Program that runs Dec. 10-Feb. 28 (no classes on 12/24, 12/31, 1/3 and 2/14). The program includes 20 classes, meeting Wednesdays at 530 p.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Cost is $159. Call 485-1100 to register. For information, visit tri-townicearena.com. Teams Needed Concord Boys …

The Insiders: Burn your Turkey Day calories before you consume them with a four-mile crab walk (or run, if it’s what you’re comfortable with)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

We can probably take a pretty good stab at what your afternoon is going to look like today. It will most likely include the four Fs: football, feasting, fighting with family and food coma. There is the possibility to add a fifth F, if you’d like – four miles. Why not burn off those Thanksgiving calories before you consume them with the 16th …

Dimitri’s Pizza prepares, delivers turkey dinner

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pizzas, calzones, sandwiches and salads are the usual fare at Dimitri’s Pizza Restaurant in Contoocook. But this week, turkey, butternut squash and mashed potatoes are also taking up space in the pizzeria’s kitchen. Dimitri Tsihlis, one of the owner’s of Dimitri’s Pizza, along with members of his family, is cooking and delivering Thanksgiving …

Concord’s downtown merchants asking shoppers to ditch ‘Black Friday’ for ‘Plaid Friday’

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Concord’s downtown business owners are asking shoppers to ditch black in flavor of plaid this Friday. For the first time, a partnership between Merchants Roundtable and Intown Concord led to shop owners joining together to promote “Plaid Friday” …

Rymes Propane offer to buy bankrupt Fuller Oil Company approved: $12 million deal means trucks will be on the road tomorrow

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Concord-based Rymes Propane & Oil has bought beleaguered Fred Fuller Oil & Propane Company for between $12 million and $13 million. Trucks bearing both companies’ logos will begin delivering oil to Fuller customers tomorrow morning, but they will …

Letter: The cycle of violence

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I once again find myself in agreement with the moral and factual thrust of Robert Azzi’s “My Turn” column (Monitor Forum, Nov. 23). The tragedy of the Arab-Israeli conflict is that no one side is in possession of the entire “truth.” It is doubtful that anyone can neatly …

Letter: It’s about people, not power

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I am grateful that President Obama is a leader who considers humanitarian motives when establishing an executive order about the immigration situation in our country. It distresses me to hear some commentators and members of the congressional delegation try to change the debate from care for people to …

High school Player of the Season for football

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Brendan Johnson SCHOOL: Bishop Brady HONORS/STATS: The senior quarterback set a state record for touchdown passes in a season with 31. THREE FAVORITE THINGS: 1) Friends and family; 2) Sports; 3) Twitter; feel free to follow me @BrendanJ11 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Youth hockey The Brine Sporting Goods Concord Youth Hockey Bantam 1 team went 1-1 in Valley League Hockey action over the weekend. On Saturday, the Caps beat Framingham, 7-2, with Liam O’Brian (two goals), Dominique Biron (goal, two assists) and Colin Kastle (goal, two assists) leading the way …

PHOTOS: NHTI dental hygiene students practice their skills with after-schoolers

Monday, November 24, 2014

The NHTI Dental Hygiene Program held its Dental Wellness Fair recently at the Boys & Girls Club in Concord. Students in the dental program set up stations to make students aware of dental health issues. Top: Jessica Bonenfant …

Concord police: Report of abandoned dog made up

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Concord police say a husky reported chained to a fence with a sign that read “Free” was not abandoned. WMUR reported that a juvenile bought the dog and fabricated a story last week that would help persuade her parents to keep the dog. The dog has been …

Letter: Yes, please

Monday, November 24, 2014

A Trader Joe’s in Penacook is the best idea I have heard in a long time (Monitor editorial, Nov. 19). I hope city officials read the editorial and take it to heart – a resounding “yes” to Trader Joe’s! LINDA FANNY Concord …

Letter: Why Facebook?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Your new procedures for leaving comments has really cut down the number of comments. You must have a Facebook account? Why? What on Earth does that have to do with it? I haven’t figured out why, after writing a couple of comments several weeks ago, I can no …