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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Cap City hoop academy Cap City Basketball Academy will hold a five-week skills and drills clinic beginning today for children of all skill levels from kindergarten to grade 12. The clinics will be held at Bishop Brady High on consecutive Sundays with the exception of Easter weekend, when they’ll be held on Saturday (April 4). Skill levels are: Little ballers …

Ray Duckler: What a long, strange trip it’s been

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Bom Bahadur Rai and his family, Bhutanese refugees searching for a home, pushed through the glass doors at 11:15 a.m., the last passengers off the plane. They moved in a single file, a father, a mother, a son, a daughter, all expressionless, the low hum and squeak of a nearby luggage carousel breaking …

Running group has built camaraderie, pressed through the brutal winter months

Sunday, March 29, 2015

There are runners who log hundreds of road miles from April through November and then move indoors, to sweat out the cold remaining months on a strip of spinning black rubber. There are others who simply shelve their sneakers at the first sign of winter. And then there are the members of the …

UNH warns Broderick to stay away from Rudman Center in letter

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Policy next week will host three high-profile speakers, including retired U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal. The man who helped bring these speakers in, however, will not be in …

Ohio’s Kasich takes center stage at latest Politics and Pie event in Concord

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A lot has changed for John Kasich, the former congressman and sitting governor of Ohio, since the last time he visited New Hampshire. “If I would have come here 16 years ago, they would’ve had me shovel out …

The Insiders: Make sure you come see how this country music stacks up at the Audi tonight

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

We’ve spent some time covering cup stacking at the Insider (thanks Mr. Jim!), and we’re big on newspaper stacking (it’s the only way to get our paper into those little boxes downtown. We found balling them up and …

Editorial: Make the downtown project fun

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Though the formal ground-breaking ceremony to mark the long-awaited reconstruction of Concord’s Main Street won’t occur until April 20, work on the project has already begun. Workers with Severino Trucking, the contracting firm hired to carry out the $10.69 million reconstruction of nine blocks of the downtown corridor, …

Letter: Keep the high court in mind

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

I see that Sen. Ted Cruz came to town to tell us that the sky is falling. Having been a voter since 1968, I have survived the presidencies of Nixon, Reagan and Bush II, so I suppose we’ll manage to continue this experiment in representative government – unless …

Letter: Prison reimagined

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

New Hampshire lawmakers have another chance to build a reasonably priced women’s prison. The reports that the new prison will be $10 million over budget gives them a chance to take another look at this issue. The first step would be to save some money and look for …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Youth basketball champs The Bow L 3/4 girls’ basketball team (above) won the University of New Hampshire Zero Gravity basketball tournament. Bow (17-4) defeated the Maine Firecrackers, North Reading Hornets, Seacoast Lady Spartans and the New Hampshire Gym …

Eversource Energy will address Concord City Council subcommittee on Northern Pass

Monday, March 23, 2015

Concord could receive $828,000 in new pole tax revenue if Northern Pass comes through the city, an Eversource Energy representative told a city council subcommitee yesterday. That subcommittee has gathered to study how the proposed hydropower line would affect Concord; yesterday was its first meeting. The city is …

Downtown Concord's construction schedule

Monday, March 23, 2015

Construction on the Main Street project has begun. Here’s a recap of the schedule: The first three weeks will be more utility work on North Main Street, similar to the construction last fall. While crews will be working …

Time to renew your dog license

Monday, March 23, 2015

As required by state law, Concord dog owners can apply for or renew their dog licenses next month. On April 1, the city clerk’s office in Concord will begin its annual dog licensing season. The licenses are effective from May 1 to April 30 of the subsequent year. …