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No criminal charges for Beaver Meadow School principal in incident with student

Friday, May 22, 2015

A Concord elementary school principal put on administrative leave last month after an incident with a student will not face any criminal charges, the police said. The police have been investigating an incident in which Beaver Meadow School principal John Forrest allegedly had physical contact with a student “while trying to restrain him for some type of outburst,” according to …

Money for courthouse, women’s prison, State House repair in capital budget

Friday, May 22, 2015

An effort to keep the county courthouse downtown is fading away now that a key Senate committee approved funding for a new courthouse to be built off Hazen Drive. The Senate Capital Budget Committee approved the projects at a hearing Wednesday, along with an additional $12.6 million needed to complete the women’s prison …

High schools: Brady boys’ tennis team loses finale but looks ahead to tourney

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Bishop Brady boys’ tennis team may not have gotten the result it wanted yesterday, but it still came away with plenty to be positive about. After all, the Green Giants wrapped up a week of three matches against playoff-bound teams in what Coach Rick Skarinka described as “the most competitive week of …

Report suggests decrease in occupational injuries, illnesses in N.H.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

New Hampshire health officials have released a report suggesting there’s a decrease in occupational injury and illness rates in the state over the years. The report finds that from 2000 to 2012, there were 160 work-related fatalities in New Hampshire. There were more than 171,000 work-related emergency department …

Letter: No state for bicyclists

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The League of American Cyclists just released its rankings of bike friendly states and New Hampshire is in the bottom half. While my hometown of Concord has passed a Complete Streets policy and received multiple awards for being bike friendly, much of the rest of New Hampshire is …

High schools: Levesque shines as Belmont baseball blanks Winnisquam, 5-0

Thursday, May 21, 2015

TILTON – This is the part of the season when the intensity rises and each game means just a little bit more. Fortunately for the Belmont baseball team, the Red Raiders have the formula to meet these higher …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Anecia Vargas, Brady softball, 3 hits (2 HRs) in 6-5 win Molly Emerson, Concord softball, 4-for-4, double, 3 RBI, steal in win Joe Levesque, Belmont baseball, 2-hitter, 9 strikeouts in 5-0 win Gabby Killinger, Concord girls’ tennis, 8-1 singles, 8-2 doubles wins in 5-4 win Megan Prescott, Belmont …

High school girls: Bishop Brady wins see-saw softball battle with H-D, 6-5

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Hillsboro-Deering softball team was battling with everything it had to extend its season beyond the next three games. Bishop Brady, meanwhile, had its eyes on a possible first-round bye in Division III. Neither team was going to give up without a fight. Brady (6-6) scored first. H-D …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, May 21, 2015

JV results The Concord JV softball team (12-2) beat Manchester Memorial, 12-3, behind the offense of Haley Munroe (4-for-5, three runs, two RBI), Lauren Hatch (3-for-4, triple, two runs, four RBI) and Rebecca Zenor (3-for-5). Lauren Mullen earned the win, allowing just one hit in four shutout innings, …

N.H. has 49 percent more women-owned businesses now than in 1997, study says

Thursday, May 21, 2015

There was only one problem 28 years ago when Pam Sullivan wanted to launch her own marketing company in Boston. As a female sole proprietor, she had trouble securing a loan. With help from the Small Business Development …

Free St. Paul’s School ballet performance highlights modern choreographers

Thursday, May 21, 2015

St. Paul’s School ballet students are offering two free opportunities to experience contemporary dance by influential choreographers and composers. The 17 dancers directed by Jennifer Howard will perform selections by Merce Cunningham, Philip Neal and Sydney Skybetter this …

Two hours, 12 high school, 25 films: N.H. High School Film Fest showcases nuggets of creativity

Thursday, May 21, 2015

‘ S tar Wars was not the first film that George Lucas ever produced. Steven Spielberg didn’t start his career with Jurassic Park. Lucas began filming car races when he was in junior college. Spielberg made his first …

The Insiders: Run, walk or watch just be a part of Rock ‘N race tonight

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sure you can spend your afternoon working up a sweat listening to music on your head phones at the gym, but does that sound as fun as running around the streets of Concord among thousands of people while …