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Downtown: ‘Soul sisters’ open home decor shop on Pleasant Street

Monday, May 25, 2015

Ten years ago, Mae Edwards and Ann Carignan met through their church in Concord. “When I first met Anne, I said, ‘Somehow our lives are going to be connected,’ ” Edwards remembered. Fast forward to this spring, when the pair walked into a narrow storefront on Pleasant Street with a Realtor. Inspiration struck again; as they retold the story in …

Minor earthquake felt in Concord area

Monday, May 25, 2015

A minor earthquake rumbled central New Hampshire yesterday afternoon about 2:12 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and could be felt in the Concord area. The 2.3 magnitude earthquake was centered in Boscawen, according to the USGS. Earthquakes less than 2.5 on the Richter scale are considered minor, and as many as 900,000 occur each year. People in New England usually feel …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, May 25, 2015

Golf results Steve Johnston and Jeff Towle took low honors in yesterday’s Best-Ball Tournament at Concord Country Club with a scorching round of 10-under par 60. Bill Krueger and Bob Mielcarz were a close second at 61. Three teams finished tied for third at 62. ∎ In CCC’s Women’s Best 15 Tournament, Helen Steenbeke (55) edged Jan Monahan (56) for low round. Cheryl Murphy …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Brody Fredericks, John Stark boys’ lacrosse, 5 goals, 6 assists in 14-5 win Kianna Daudelin, Coe-Brown softball, 4-for-5, 2 doubles, triple, home run, 5 RBI in 15-6 win Caitlin Foley, Coe-Brown softball, 4-for-5, 4 RBI in 15-6 win Torrey Martinez, Winnisquam baseball, 2-for-4, two-run double; 3.1 innings pitched, …

High schools: Pembroke baseball’s playoff picture brightens with win over Sanborn

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Its season was on the line, and the Pembroke baseball team was flirting with seeing a four-run lead disappear in the final inning. It was a situation steeped in, as Joshua Coughlin put it, “adversity” – and the Pembroke coach also added that that wasn’t necessarily a bad …

Former Navy SEAL Blake Marston to be honored by Fisher Cats before Sunday’s game

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats will honor Bedford native and former Navy SEAL Blake Marston before tomorrow’s game at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Marston, whose parents live in Concord, died in a military parachute training accident on Jan. 10. Marston graduated from the Derryfield School in 2001, and …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, May 23, 2015

JV result Alex Gott led Bow with two goals, but Alex Killion had the game-winning goal in the Bow JV boys’ lacrosse team’s 6-5 win over Kennett. Will Angarella anchored Bow’s defense. ∎ The Concord JV girls’ lacrosse team (12-1) defeated Nashua South, 16-1. Jess Nelson led the way …

CRIMELINE: Concord police searching for suspect in Penacook Pharmacy robbery

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Concord police are searching for a man who reportedly broke into the Penacook Pharmacy early on Monday and made off with drugs. The suspect is described as white and stalky, about 5 feet 10 inches tall. The police said a witness saw the man smash a window …

Ray Duckler: Fallen officers honored, led by a little girl with an old hat

Friday, May 22, 2015

One person, more than any other, stood out yesterday, her eyes hidden beneath a piece of history. One person, sitting in the front row, looked like the relative of a fallen officer, in a sea of relatives of …

Hard work, perseverance the glue to NHTI’s 2015 graduating class in Concord

Friday, May 22, 2015

The 604 NHTI students who received diplomas yesterday represented the second largest class in the school’s 50-year history. The graduating class included students like Ashley Gilmore of Manchester and Amanda Moore of Nashua, who met on the cheerleading …

Hess gas stations will convert to Speedway, but the green-and-white trucks will motor on

Friday, May 22, 2015

The two Hess locations in Concord will become Speedway gas stations in coming months. Hess sold to Speedway in October for $2.8 billion. The company had two stations in Concord – one on Hill Avenue, one on North State Street. A spokesperson for Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Speedway’s parent …

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 …

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 …