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Letter: A tragedy recognized

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Bravo to Pope Francis for addressing the atrocities of the Armenian massacre and decrying the global indifference that has allowed us to forget the first genocide of the 20th century: “It is the duty of everyone to not forget the senseless slaughter of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Turks.” Turkey has long resisted the designation of this …

Letter: Bear-baiting facts

Sunday, April 19, 2015

It is important to pause and become informed as hunters and non-hunters. Baiting is an important and useful management tool, as New Hampshire Fish and Game has stated. The effectiveness of baiting allows a responsible hunter to make an educated and informed ethical harvest. Protecting lactating sows from being taken will spare cubs from a near 80 percent mortality rate. The truth is …

Essentials for visiting the new Vegas

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Remember when a visit to Las Vegas was all about gambling? Massive, windowless casinos with air-conditioning and free drinks kept guests oblivious to the passage of time while they sat at slot machines and card tables for hours on end. But it’s time to go outside, Vegas visitor! Gambling is hardly this town’s …

High schools: Brady baseball off to a solid start with 12-2 win over Bow

Thursday, April 16, 2015

PENACOOK – Both teams had been on a diamond just once before yesterday’s season opener. They had to prepare with ground balls in gyms and parking lots instead of on grass and dirt. They had to take swings …

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school girls’ lacrosse teams

Thursday, April 16, 2015

High school girls’ lacrosse outlook John Stark Division: II Coach: John Warner (9th year) Last year: 14-3, D-III runner-up Returning starters: Lizzie Brandt, jr., A; Danielle Galli, jr., MF; Mackensie Lover, sr., D; Hailey Nase, sr., D; MacKensie …

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school boys’ lacrosse teams

Thursday, April 16, 2015

High school boys’ lacrosse outlook Bow Division: II Coach: Kyle Tracy (1st year) Last year: 11-5, reached semifinals Returning starters: Dylan Labranche, sr., A; Ben Podis, jr., A; Colin Buck, jr., MF; Jack Knepper, sr., D; Robbie Jocelyn, …

Tide boys’ lacrosse team ready to take the next step

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The last two seasons began and ended in very similar manners for the Concord High boys’ lacrosse team. In 2013, the Crimson Tide started 0-6, won seven of its last nine to earn the eighth and final playoff seed in Division I and lost to eventual champion Bishop …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Youth hockey champs The Angelina’s Ristaurante CYHA Peewee 1 team (pictured) capped off the season as Valley Hockey League Peewee AAA North American champions, defeating the Worcester Jr. Sharks, 2-0. Ian Dennison scored the game-winning goal in the …

Concord’s True Brew music scene: Live, local, original

Thursday, April 16, 2015

If you like good local music, a nice espresso and a hearty stout, True Brew Barista in downtown Concord is the place for you. The Hippo has named True Brew the Best Bar for Live Music three years …

$3.1 million in grants awarded to projects for low- and moderate-income people

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority has awarded a grant to Second Start, which will allow the nonprofit to repair its main building in Concord. Overall, the finance authority has approved $3.1 million in Community Development Block Grants to eight New Hampshire communities. This money will go …

Concord Planning Board approves plan for senior housing complex

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Concord Planning Board has okayed a 140-unit complex for independent senior living on the Heights. Calamar Builders will likely break ground by the end of the summer. Richard Uchida, the attorney representing Calamar, said the developer wants to attract New Hampshire’s aging population, particularly tenants who are …

N.H. Fish and Game to celebrate Discover WILD N.H. on Saturday

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is inviting people to celebrate spring Saturday as part of its “Discover WILD New Hampshire Day.” The free event features more than 100 exhibitors from environmental and conservation groups from across the state. Visitors will have the chance to watch retriever …

Legislators hear merits of addiction-centered alternative sentencing program

Thursday, April 16, 2015

With all of her drug use, financial struggles and frayed personal relationships, a cup of unsanctioned hot cocoa seemed the least of Sara Whittum’s concerns. She was a heroin addict in her early 40s facing multiple felonies and, by 2010, floundering in drug court, the alternative sentencing program …