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Concord 250 Watch: Commemorative Collectables

Saturday, August 29, 2015

In addition to the year-long series of events for Concord’s 250th, the anniversary is being celebrated with many commemorative items. Medal The beautiful medals featuring the Concord 250 logo and Concord Coach are available at the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Visitors Center, located at 49 S. Main St., Suite 104, or online at ConcordHistoricalSociety.org. Medals can be purchased in …

Concord Crier for Aug. 30, 2015

Saturday, August 29, 2015

PENACOOK It’s not too early for the Christmas Craft Fair ∎ United Church of Penacook will open its doors Nov. 14 for the annual Christmas Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair has raised money in support of United Church missions such as the food pantry which is available to Penacook residents throughout the year Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. …

Letter: Lots to do in Concord

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A recent Insider article jokingly suggested that there was “nothing to do” in Concord. Huh? That observation is just amazing to me, because nothing could be further from the truth. Concord has an inventory of historic and cultural amenities that rival any other community in this state. Couple this with outstanding outdoor opportunities for hiking, biking, skiing, skating, kayaking and fishing, many of …

High schools: Three local teams fall to Lebanon in golf opener

Thursday, August 27, 2015

GOLF Bishop Brady second, Coe brown third, john stark Fourth Key players: Lebanon- TJ Barber 38, Kyle Pelletier 39; John Stark – Jake Blanchett (48), Tyler Hazzard (53) Highlights/key moments: Lebanon (219) won its match at Carter Country Club in Lebanon. Bishop Brady (233), Coe-Brown (246) and John …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Golf results Jean VerPlanck, Brenda Thomas, Mary Hogan and Terry Blake won the Best of Four tournament at the Concord Country Club with a total score of 130. Tied for second place with rounds of 134 were the teams of Nancy Calder, Andy Jalbert, Cheryl Murphy and Carol …

Ray Duckler: This rape trial makes you wonder: where did we go wrong?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Maybe we can learn something from the heart-wrenching trial that’s unfolded in superior court here since last week. Maybe we can talk to our children about stuff we don’t want to talk about, namely sexual assault, instead of leaving it up to the schools. Maybe we can mention …

St. Paul’s grad Owen Labrie testifies in rape trial, denies having sex with girl

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The handsome young man with the once-promising future waited more than a year to tell this story, his version of the night that has since brought everything to a crashing halt – the full ride to Harvard, the …

Announcements: Sell your crafts

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

NORTHWOOD Crafter alert Crafters are wanted for the annual Coe-Brown Northwood Academy craft fair scheduled for Oct. 31. For more information visit coebrown.org or contact Susan McLean at smclean@coebrown.org or 942-5531, ext. 241. First Amendment The Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications seeks to honor New Hampshire residents …

Announcements: Save the coaches!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CONCORD Save the coaches The Abbott-Downing Historical Society is seeking donations to purchase seven coaches made by the Abbot-Downing Company of Concord from 1827-1927. The society is $45,000 away from its goal of $100,000 raised by September. Send your tax deductible contribution to the Abbot-Downing Historical Society. …

UNH professor Charles Simic wins Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize for poetry

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Poet and University of New Hampshire professor Charles Simic was recently selected as the sixth winner of the Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize in American Poetry. Simic, 77, is a writer who has published many books of poetry and …

Concord psychotherapist accused of fondling young patient, operating practice without a license

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A Concord psychotherapist has been charged with fondling a young boy who was his patient, while operating his clinic without a license. Foad Afshar, 55, was charged with one count of aggravated felonious sexual assault. He also faces two misdemeanor charges of unlawful mental health practice, for operating …

Prosecutors rest in St. Paul’s rape case; Owen Labrie expected to testify

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Prosecutors in the rape trial of Owen Labrie called their final witnesses Tuesday, including two detectives who questioned the St. Paul’s School graduate before his arrest and a criminalist who said his DNA was on the underwear the …

Vandalism at Concord Crew boathouse leaves team out of the water

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A string of vandalism at the Concord Crew boathouse this summer escalated this week, leaving the team mostly landbound just as their season got under way. Someone cut cords required to start the motors of three launch boats …