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High schools: Fast times for Concord boys, Bow girls in the pool

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Concord High boys and Bow High girls made a splash last night in the first home swimming meet of the season, both going 7-0 at the Concord YMCA. Stephen Moran went home with first-place finishes in each of his four races to lead the Crimson Tide. Individually, Moran won the 200 IM (2:22.2) and the 100 butterfly (1:03.45) – …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Stephen Moran, Concord swimming, won 200 IM, 100 fly, part of winning 200 free and 200 medley relays Madison Langan, Winnisquam basketball, 22 points, 18 rebounds, 4 steals, 4 blocks in 45-34 win Chay Cadarette, Belmont basketball, 19 points, 13 rebounds in 46-44 win Jake Hemmerlein, Hopkinton Alpine, 2nd and 4th in pair of GS races Luke Zollman, Coe Brown basketball, 20 points, …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, December 20, 2014

JV results ∎ The Concord JV girls’ basketball team fell to Bishop Guertin, 50-31. Pam Usanase and Lyra Canabano recorded five and eight rebounds, respectively, while Emily Otto scored eight points. Freshmen Catherine Reynolds, Ashley Kelly and Jada Duvert played well. ∎ The Coe Brown JV boys’ basketball team defeated Stevens, 41-35. Scott Spenard (23 points, seven rebounds), Jacob Snow (six points, seven rebounds) and …

Pembroke, Concord boys’ basketball teams ready for tip-off

Friday, December 19, 2014

Both teams will open their Division I schedule tonight. Both will make their usual appearances in the Capital Area Holiday Tournament next week at NHTI. And both will have to adjust to life without their best players from …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, December 19, 2014

High school result The John Stark-Hopkinton boys’ hockey team defeated Souhegan, 6-3, in the season opener for both teams on Wednesday. Jake Blanchette (two goals) and Kyle Kolehmainen tallied first-period goals to give the Generals a 2-1 lead after the first, and Blanchette and Robbie Ferguson (goal, assist) …

Singing flash mob at Steeplegate Mall surprises boy fighting rare disease

Friday, December 19, 2014

Last-minute visitors to see Santa at Steeplegate Mall in Concord last night were surprised with a spontaneous singing of Christmas carols by a large chorus. But these weren’t professional singers, and this wasn’t your average holiday performance. They …

N.H. customers continue FairPoint complaints, as negotiations stall

Friday, December 19, 2014

At 2 p.m. the day before Thanksgiving, a tree knocked down power and telecommunication lines outside Sarah Grund’s home in Boscawen. Despite repeated calls to FairPoint Communications, no one came to restore service or remove the wires that were sitting in snow, Grund said. She was still waiting …

License revocations: Dec. 19, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The director of motor vehicles, Richard Bailey Jr., released the following list of driving while intoxicated license revocations. ∎ Kevin P. Roark, 23, of Andover ∎ Robert M. Casey, 41 of Belmont ∎ Joshua R. Laplant, 24, of Belmont ∎ Michael S. Hurley, 30, of Boscawen ∎ Danielle E. Mooney, 22, of Bow …

Concord will pick up Christmas trees curbside this year

Thursday, December 18, 2014

As part of a pilot program this year, Concord residents can place their Christmas trees on the curb with trash and recycling on their scheduled collection day between Jan. 5 and Jan. 16. The general services department has asked residents to remove all lights, ornaments, tinsel and other …

Concord Planning Board approves overhead line for PSNH

Thursday, December 18, 2014

With an okay from the Concord Planning Board, Public Service of New Hampshire will resurrect an old overhead power line through Concord and Webster. At the request of neighbors, the board considered asking PSNH to bury the lines through residential parts of the city. But a report from …

The Insiders: Cross the Nutcracker off your holiday to-do list

Thursday, December 18, 2014

There are just certain things you must do during the holiday season. Making a gingerbread house and then eating the entire thing in one sitting is No. 1 on our list. Dressing up like an elf and doing a one-man caroling routine around the neighborhood is another, as …

Concord woman arrested after reportedly driving wrong way on Interstate 393

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A 49-year-old Concord woman who was seen traveling the wrong way Wednesday night on Interstate 393 has been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Jennifer Gallagher was detained shortly after 8 p.m., after witnesses reported seeing her headed westbound in the eastbound lane. The state police said …

Letter: The wrong 12 days

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Keith Testa and Tim Goodwin stated in their “Insiders” column on Friday that we can’t begin Christmas until Sunday, Dec. 14, because of the 12-day rule. I hate to burst their bubble, but the “12 days of Christmas” doesn’t refer to the 12 days before Christmas. It refers …