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Merrimack Valley Middle School Honors

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The following students earned honors in the third trimester at Merrimack Valley Middle School: Grade 8 Principal’s list: Ellie Acquilano, Dylan Babonis, John Barger, Jack Becker, Grace Blecharczyk, Elizabeth Brannigan Mock, Justis Brown, Katheryn Campbell, Nicole Carter, Sarah Carter, Kelsea Chadbourne, Tricia Corneau, Kaitlyn Covell, Arthur Coy, Shayla Craigue, Ashley Daniels, Colleen Easler, Lily Evans, Ojashwi Giri, Hannah Gordon, Griffin … 0

Letter: Seeds of terrorism

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Raymond Close and I were born in Beirut and grew up together in Lebanon as sons of professors at the American University. Close has been employed by the U.S. government in Middle Eastern affairs for his entire working life. He has this to say about the seeds of terrorism: “If you take land and houses and personal freedoms away from individuals, and if … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Local golf Duston Country Club held its two-day guest tournament this weekend. For the men, Mike Zack and Austin Fox placed first with a net score of 78 and were followed by Tom Flanagan and Al Appel (78), John Holbrook and Matt Holbrook (79), Jon Routon and Bill Gould (81) and Jeff Chandler and Colin Abbott (81). Jim Schoch and Geoff Martin won … 0

Letter: Ardinger will change narrative

Friday, July 25, 2014

Kass Ardinger is my candidate in the Democratic primary for state senator. I ask that you consider her as your candidate – Dan Feltes supporters as well! Her views and positions are clearly stated at KassArdingerforNHSenate.com. Why? The current narrative surrounding politics is one of disenchantment, one of … 0

Letter: The downside of technology

Friday, July 25, 2014

Change! It is evident that the world is changing. In some cases it is good, but sometimes it is not. Where will the youth of today be five or 10 years from now? Their education is based around computers. If you were to take a computer or iPhone … 1

Ardinger, Feltes collect endorsements from female supporters in District 15 state Senate race

Friday, July 25, 2014

The two Democrats running for the District 15 state Senate seat lined up endorsements from female supporters yesterday. EMILY’s List, a national group that raises money for pro-choice Democratic women, endorsed Concord School Board member Kass Ardinger yesterday morning. Just hours later, the campaign for Concord attorney Dan … 0

Farmers markets, local stores benefit from Market Basket shortages

Friday, July 25, 2014

Whether motivated by zeal for Arthur T. Demoulas or just plain desperation, Market Basket shoppers are increasingly turning to farmers markets, independent stores and competing chains as the prolonged dispute drags on. Stacey Cooper, an employee at the … 6

Witness in Edic trial says attack should have been directed at him

Friday, July 25, 2014

A former inmate at the Concord state prison who has said he witnessed the brutal 2010 assault there on Anthony Renzzulla told jurors yesterday during the murder trial of one of two alleged attackers that their ambush should … 1

Export-Import Bank Chairman Fred Hochberg visits Concord tech business to promote reauthorization

Thursday, July 24, 2014

In a perfect world, America wouldn’t need the federal Export-Import Bank, Chairman Fred Hochberg said yesterday. “But I haven’t found that perfect world yet. We don’t live in that perfect world and U.S. companies . . . face intense foreign competition backed by their own governments. And if … 2

PHOTOS: Pierce Manse celebrates 40 years with a summer concert

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Pierce Manse in Concord celebrated 40 years of being open to public with an open house and a performance by the New Hampshire Army National Guard 39th Army Band on the lawn of the former home of … 0

Concord Post 21 drops first game in Legion tourney

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Concord Post 21 baseball team fell in its American Legion senior state tournament opener to Dover, 7-2, at Holman Stadium in Nashua yesterday. Connor Ferns drove in Chapin Bassi with a single in the top of the fifth inning to give Concord a 1-0 lead, but Dover … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, July 24, 2014

NEIBL result The Weare Nationals baseball team defeated AB Athletics of Nashua, 5-3, in the first of the New England Independent Baseball League playoffs. Andrew Clay got the win on the mound, going five innings and allowing one earned run on four hits while walking one and striking … 0

Letter: Important step for women

Thursday, July 24, 2014

On Tuesday, Gov. Maggie Hassan signed into law SB 207, the Paycheck Fairness Act. I would like to thank the sponsor of the bill, Sen. Sylvia Larsen, for her commitment and effectiveness in helping to raise the level of economic security experienced by women and their families in … 1