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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Softball runner-up The 14U NH Comets Blue softball team finished runner-up in the Nor’Easter Classic tournament this past weekend. The Comets defeated the New England Vipers, 12-0, the Maine Thunder 15-4, the Lightning Gold, 6-5, and the Comets Red, 5-0, before falling to the Wachusett Stars, 5-0, in the championship. The team consisted of coaches Jeff Dusseault, Jim Stevens, Dan …

In Concord and Washington, an effort to defund Planned Parenthood

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

More than 150 fervent anti-abortion activists gathered outside the State House on Tuesday to back efforts in New Hampshire and Washington that would halt taxpayer money from getting to Planned Parenthood. In a rally that was mirrored in more than 50 U.S. cities, Concord demonstrators called on those in attendance to urge executive …

Ray Duckler: For local Episcopal pastors, the Scouts are nearly there

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The leaders of a local church, known for rolling out a red carpet of inclusion, applauded the recent policy change implemented by the Boy Scouts of America. But the pastors of St. Paul’s Church, the Revs. Kate Atkinson and Keith Patterson, would prefer to give a standing ovation, and that, it turns out, will have to wait. That’s because following decades of discrimination, …

Letter: No fan of new downtown

Sunday, July 26, 2015

I do not know Scott Preston Hardy but I very much agree with his July 19 letter and Susanne Smith Meyer’s July 11 “My Turn” about the fountain proposed for the State House Plaza. The State House Plaza is a historic civic place, not a playground. We have …

Learning to fly: Concord Sports Center coach helps New Hampshire ballplayers hone their craft

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Ping! It’s the sound you’ll hear ringing each day through the Concord Sports Center, a baseball factory that produces a conveyor belt of new-and-improved players. Big kids or small, young or old, the sound created by the collision …

Concord Crier for July 26, 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015

PENACOOK Register kindergartners ∎ The Penacook Farmers Market will be open Monday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Rolfe House on Penacook Street. Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki and Matt Jenson will entertain this week. Remember to stop by the Friends of the Penacook Branch Library’s table for your summer reading. …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Golf results Dave Mattson and Tom Bell won the two-ball best ball event at Concord Country Club with a score of 61. DJ Knapton and Mattson tied for second place with Jeff Towle and Dave Perry, both teams shooting a 63. Knapton and Bell took third place with …

The Insiders: You don’t have to be lonely at the Penacook farmers market tomorrow

Saturday, July 25, 2015

If you’re like us, you wake up in the morning dreaming of eating fresh veggies, like pepperoni or pepper steak (we love almost everything in the pepper family, really). But you’re probably also thinking you missed your chance to hit up the local farmers market until next weekend. …

Heins–Searah

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Rhonda Heins of East Concord and Rick and Robin Heins of Concord announce the engagement of their daughter, Krystal Heins, to Shaun Searah, son of David and Susan Searah of Boscawen. Heins of Concord earned a bachelor’s degree …

Rauh–Benoit

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Rauh–Benoit Lisa Rauh and Brian Benoit were married May 2 at Dunaway Gardens, near Atlanta. The couple’s fathers performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by her parents. Sarah Rauh of Hudson, Ohio, sister of …

Mr. & Mrs. Stevenson

Saturday, July 25, 2015

David and Gerda (Egloff) Stevenson recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. They were married July 16, 1960 at East Concord Congregational Church in Concord. They have four children: David Stevenson of Manchester; Scott Stevenson of Fairpoint, N.Y.; Erik …

Sanders-Zakre–Krishnamurthy

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sheila Zakre and Bob Sanders of Concord announce the engagement of their daughter, Rose Sanders-Zakre, to Muralidhar Krishnamurthy, son of Krishnamurthy Kannurao and Kamalakshmi Krishanamurthy of Chennai, India. Sanders-Zakre of Nashua studies business at Southern New Hampshire University. …

Letter: In the weeds

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Who’s responsible? Who is supposed to cut the grass alongside the road, between the road curb and the sidewalk on Bridge Street in Concord. The weeds are more than 3 feet tall on the east side just before the Interstate 93 northbound exit ramp. If you are stopped …