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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Softball champs The 12U Capital Area All-Stars won the Babe Ruth Softball District 2 All-Star Championship, played over the weekend in Hopkinton, by going 5-0 in the tournament, earning wins over Suncook, Hopkinton and Lakes Region. Players on the Capital Area team were selected from Concord National, Concord American, Concord Northeast and Merrimack Valley softball leagues. Tournament MVP honors were …

Downtown: Many merchants performed better during earlier Market Days

Sunday, July 5, 2015

For Gretchen Peters at Puppy Love Hot Dogs, Market Days is Christmas. Intown Concord’s annual street festival is her biggest weekend of the year, and this summer, the holiday was extra festive. “I had one of my busiest Market Days events ever, those three days in June,” Peters said. She credited the cooler …

National food giant acquires Blake’s All Natural, but Concord-based brand won’t change its product

Sunday, July 5, 2015

In 1970, Charlie Blake made a dozen pot pies and sold them out of the back of his Chevy on South Main Street in Concord. Now, the Blake family business makes as many as 35,000 frozen natural and organic meals every day. And earlier this year, national food giant ConAgra purchased Blake’s All …

One of three corrections officers cleared in incident involving inmate’s shirt

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Prosecutors have dropped their case against one of three corrections officers alleged to have had involvement in an incident last year in which a Concord halfway house inmate’s shirt was sliced with a knife. Assistant County Attorney George Waldron said Dennis Fitton, 40, of Alexandria has been cleared …

Community Snapshots: Week of June 22, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015

It was a week of winning and many were recognized for their accomplishments. Community snapshots are submitted by Monitor readers. If you have photos you’d like to share you can upload them on our photos form or email …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, July 2, 2015

ASA softball champs The U12 New Hampshire Lightning softball team (pictured) won the championship of the Jungle Jamboree in Hartford, Conn., last weekend by going 3-0 in a rain-shortened tournament in Girls ASA Class A Fast Pitch action. …

The Insiders: Go to Gibson’s tonight for this novel discussion and maybe find a quote from us on a book jacket

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

You know you’ve officially arrived when you’re a person quoted on a book jacket. It’s an even bigger representation of said arrival when the quote is actually printed on the book jacket and not just scribbled there with …

After election dispute, new president sworn in for labor federation

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

For the first time in 26 years, New Hampshire’s largest labor federation has a new president. Glenn Brackett was sworn in for a four-year term as the head of the New Hampshire chapter of the AFL-CIO on Wednesday morning. The federation represents more than 26,000 workers from more …

Concord man handed prison term for drug-fueled burglary spree

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Concord man was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison for his role in a string of drug-fueled burglaries last fall that startled residents and became yet another example of the grim and granular depths of a widening addiction crisis. Abraham Sanborn, 34, was one of two …

French Toast for Fathers

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

T he Children’s Center at Presidential Oaks held a Father’s Day French Toast breakfast June 22 for the children who attend the center and their fathers. Presidential Oaks also had public breakfast June 21. …

People for July 1, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

CONCORD Miranda Kaplan received a music scholarship from the Freese Brothers Big Band. She plays the cello and clarinet in the Concord High School marching and concert band and other musical organizations including the New Hampshire Youth Wind Ensemble. She will attend UNH’s Summer Youth Music School. Nathan …

People for July 2, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

BARNSTEAD Anthony Stohlberg was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University of Maine in Orono. Scot Wilson earned a master’s degree in human services from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. BELMONT Alan Vomacka …

Tim O’Sullivan column: Battling opponents, nerves on the tennis court

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

All I really wanted after the match was a cold shower and a colder beverage. The last thing I wanted was to write about losing. But after the shower, the beverage(s), some wise words of consolation from a good friend and a good night’s sleep, I got over …