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Falling property value of Steeplegate Mall affects everyone in Concord

Monday, March 30, 2015

In February of last year, Steeplegate Mall was Concord’s second-largest taxpayer at an assessed value of $52 million. Now, the city’s assessing database values the Loudon Road mall at just $30 million. The property has slipped to the fifth spot on the list of Concord’s largest taxpayers. In the meantime, vacancies have continued to mount, the mall’s owner defaulted on …

Concord triathlete 14th among pros at Ironman South Africa

Monday, March 30, 2015

Concord’s Amber Ferreira finished 14th among female professionals yesterday at Ironman South Africa, held in Nelson Mandela Bay and the city of Port Elizabeth. Ferreira was 107th overall among nearly 400 competitors. She finished the 2.4-mile swim in 59:36, the 112-mile bike in 5:30:16 and the 26.2-mile run in 3:49:30 for an overall time of 10:25:30 (including transitions). Jodie Ann Swallow was the …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, March 30, 2015

College standouts Several area athletes stood out for the Franklin Pierce University track & field team at this weekend’s Snowflake Classic at Tufts. Colton Ham, a junior from Webster, took second in the 3,000 in 9:01.95, while Concord’s B.J. Smith was seventh in 9:36.03. Loudon’s Chris Bohi was second in the javelin at 51.2 meters, and Northwood’s Samantha Toscano was fourth in the …

With overdoses stacking up, police officers – and maybe soon citizens – get access to opioid antidote

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Police officers in towns that opt into a new training program will soon start carrying a life-saving overdose reversal drug. The Department of Safety announced yesterday that it will allow law enforcement officers to administer naloxone – also known by its brand name, Narcan – after they undergo …

Concords unite for live telecast Sunday, fundraiser to benefit Concord TV

Thursday, March 26, 2015

With a tip of the hat to other Concords around the world, ConcordTV will host its annual “Concord On Air” telecast Sunday. The fundraiser is an eight-hour live telecast, which this year is charged with raising money for a much-needed $100,000 server for the nonprofit. To attract viewers …

Letter: Speak out about cable

Thursday, March 26, 2015

It is time for the residents of Concord to voice their concerns regarding renewal of the contract with Comcast. Seniors and disabled persons on fixed incomes should demand a low flat rate. It is my understanding there is currently available a $2 per month discount for seniors if …

Letter: Say no to the GOP

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Who didn’t know the New Hampshire budget was going to be short? Now they want us to believe that they’ll fix everything when it comes to the floor for debate and a vote. Anybody who believes Jeb Bradley about that is a bigger fool then he is. The …

Letter: Private property

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Eversource is resurrecting an old 7.5-mile power distribution line through Concord and Webster. The utility obtained easements for the power line for their purposes only. This is not a public trail. Written permission from the landowner is required to use this as a trail for off-road recreational vehicles. …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Youth basketball The Concord Boys and Girls Club 3rd- and 4th-grade boys’ basketball team finished runner-up in the Deerfield Hoop Classic. The team finished the tournament with a record of 5-2. Team members were Zanis Lauris, Max Leahy, Henry Smalley, Addie Kernen, Yves Mugiraneza, Shondell Hadley, Danny Revellese …

Concord’s Nelson, Murphy honored as Division I hockey All-State teams announced

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Concord boys’ hockey goalie Ben Nelson was named to the Division I All-State second team yesterday, one of two Crimson Tide players to earn accolades as the division announced its two teams and honorable mention choices yesterday. Nelson, a junior, was selected following a season in which he …

Students and parents ask Concord School Board to maintain Capitol Center partnership

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Tuesday night, Nick Skafidas was on stage at the Capitol Center for the Arts playing the trumpet in what he feared could be his last concert at the venue. To make sure he can play there next year, the Concord High School junior spoke at the Concord School …

The Insiders: Ain’t no ‘keg party like this Amoskeag Manufacturing party at the Pierce Manse

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

We feel we’ve been somewhat misle d by movies we’ve seen over the years. Isn’t everything in the movies supposed to be true? Like, shouldn’t flying cars be a thing by now? Also, anyone that watched John Travolta …

Former governor Merrill steps down from Rudman Center Board of Advisors

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A second member of the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Policy’s Board of Advisors has resigned. Former governor Steve Merrill resigned yesterday, according to the University of New Hampshire. His resignation followed that of Portsmouth lawyer Stephen Tober. Both are close friends of former …