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Ray Duckler: War and sand replaced by magic and snow

Sunday, December 21, 2014

For Greg and Amber Card, neither place seemed real. Not the Middle East, with its enemy soldiers, blood and death. Not the North Pole, with its Santa Claus, elves and magic. Call them contrasting visions, fighting for a foothold in the couple’s minds. Earlier this month, they were invited to something called Christmas Can Cure, an annual five-day event in …

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas parade was a success The 63rd annual Concord Christmas Parade is now history, but I would like to thank so many for coming out to help launch the unofficial beginning of the festive Christmas Season in the greater Concord area. Once again, we had a record crowd of people of all ages come and enjoy the music, entertainment, colorful floats, decorated vehicles, …

Concord to abandon disruptive property ordinance, for now

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Concord Public Safety Board has advised the city not to pursue an ordinance that would have tightened restrictions on disruptive properties, an idea first floated months ago amid complaints about a four-unit apartment complex at 74 Rumford St. The board, tasked with evaluating the proposal, voted unanimously Monday to instead recommend that the police and other service providers continue an enhanced effort …

Planning board approves plans for poultry processing plant in East Concord

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Concord Planning Board approved a poultry processing plant in East Concord last night, despite opposition from neighbors in multiple public hearings on the proposal. The vote clears the way for Fournier Foods to build a 5,500-square-foot plant for slaughtering and packaging chickens. The company will now finalize …

Seeking Shelter: Once homeless married couple finds apartment and ‘everything’s falling in line’

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Four months ago, things were looking bleak for Robert and Lois Potter. Neither of them could find work. Robert was struggling to shed the stigma of a previous assault conviction. They were living in a grimy rooming house …

Seeking Shelter: Safety net for NH homeless has limited resources

Thursday, December 18, 2014

To understand the homeless services available in Concord – and the challenges that exist in creating new ones – it’s helpful to know something about who funds them and how. Cash comes from four general sources: federal, state …

Seeking Shelter: Critical mass of people focused on homelessness in Concord

Thursday, December 18, 2014

When First Congregational Church opened its cold weather shelter for the season Saturday, the volunteers saved Bunk No. 1. Bunk No. 1 belongs to Red. Red’s real name is Robert Glodgett, and he is 52 years old. He …

My Turn: Tragedies and triumphs unfold each day in shelters

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Last shelter season, with Brian riding shotgun and myself at the wheel, we’d cruise through our frozen city searching behind stores and inside characterless concrete coves and caves. Our mission was always the same – looking for an errant shelter guest who may have passed out in the …

Barnwell-Jensen

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Warren and Julia Emley and Ed Barnwell of Concord announce the engagement of their daughter, Carolyn Barnwell, to Paul Jensen, son of Fred and Naomi Jensen of Delta, Colo. Barnwell, of Washington, D.C., graduated from Middlebury College and …

Bucknam-Ritter

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Mark and Linda Bucknam and Cheri Coughlin of Bow announce the engagement of their daughter, Jena Bucknam, to David Ritter, son of Susan Ritter of Concord. Bucknam, of Manchester, graduated from Salve Regina University and is an internet …

The Insiders: Music and art in one place? You got to check this out

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

If you haven’t noticed, we’re pretty big fans of music and art. Like screaming as the tour bus passes by kind of fans. But we’re sad to report that we’re not all that good at either one of them, which is why when we heard that the Concord …

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The following students earned honors for the first quarter at Bishop Brady High School in Concord. GRADE 12 HIGH HONORS: Kristina Andrewski, Keirra Bartley, John Bryck, Jack Champagne, Sunguk Choi, Emily Claire, Kelly Farrand, Madison Field, Feiyang Gu, Hyerim Kim, Young Chan Kim, Meghan Kissinger, Ngoc Nguyen, Lingfan …

Letter: The world against Israel

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

In the history of modern warfare, no nation has gone to such lengths to avoid civilian casualties as Israel did in last summer’s Operation Protective Edge campaign – even while Hamas cells in Gaza fired missiles at civilian populations in Israel from hospitals and schools. Even so, in …