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In semifinals, Hopkinton field hockey team wins in overtime again

Friday, October 31, 2014

EXETER – Patty Connolly insists the Hopkinton field hockey team isn’t doing it on purpose – the high-wire act, taking games to overtime, letting their picture-perfect season come within one shot of crumbling to pieces. Intentional or not, it’s working. The Hawks don’t know how to make things easier for themselves. But they also don’t know how to pay for …

High schools: Coe-Brown girls’ soccer team breaks away in second half

Friday, October 31, 2014

They competed all season with the purpose of playing at home when the tournament began. And for the Coe-Brown girls’ soccer team, one home game wasn’t enough. So there was no way the third-seeded Bears were going to overlook 14th-seeded Merrimack Valley in the first round of the Division II tourney yesterday. “For us, it’s been about defending our home field all year,” …

High school football: An early start to playoff pressure

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween can be a scary night. High school football teams around the state are hoping it doesn’t turn into a horror story. In this, the final weekend of the regular season, playoff implications hinge on the outcome of nearly every game involving area teams. It all starts tonight with a trio of must-win games covering each division, and continues tomorrow with two more …

The Insiders: This show at the Audi has our vote for what you should do tonight

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The elections are officially less than a week away, so it’s time to get in the spirit of the political season by either recording a few spiteful, hate-filled television ads or by catching some politically themed musical theater. We’re going to go ahead and recommend the latter. We …

Georgevits, Reardon vie for Concord’s seat on the Merrimack County Board of Commissioners

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The race for the Merrimack County Board of Commissioners may be at the bottom of the ticket in Concord on Election Day, but outgoing member Liz Blanchard of Penacook still wants voters to pay attention. “We do have …

Letter: McConaha cares about the city

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

There is a new candidate running to represent Concord at the State House and one I hope you will support. His name is James McConaha, and he is no stranger in this city, for he has long worked on its behalf. I have known Jim for many years …

Letter: Raiche Manning will help keep New Hampshire safe

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The voters of state Senate District 16 have an opportunity to elect an outstanding individual as their next state senator, Maureen Raiche Manning. As someone who has been a law enforcement officer for more than 30 years and as the former chairman of the New Hampshire House Criminal …

Letter: Fennessy is the best choice

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Please join me in casting your vote for school board District B candidate Nathan Fennessy. While there are two other fine candidates running for this seat, Fennessy stands out among the group. Nathan comes from a family of educators and understands the value that public education brings to …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Middle school results The Rundlett Middle School boys’ A soccer team captured the Tri-County Championship with a 4-3 victory over Timberlane. Rundlett overcame a 3-0 halftime deficit by stepping up both its defensive and offensive games. Jhluindra Acharya got Rundlett on the board, Isaac Gladey followed, and Gopal …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Boys’ soccer Division III first round No. 17 Farmington (7-8-1) vs. No. 16 Bishop Brady (7-7-2) at NHTI, 3 p.m. head to head: The teams did not meet during the regular season. Notes: Brady enters the postseason on a roll, not having lost since the first week in …

N.H. campaign signs blossom in legal gray area

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Political signs are seemingly everywhere in Concord, where they straddle the Interstate 93 on-ramps on South Main Street and line a stretch of Loudon Road near Exit 14. It is open season on the signs that, like fall …

Three run for school board seats in Concord’s District A

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Both Jim Richards, 55, and Evan Mulholland, 38 – who are facing each other for the two-year term in District A – are fathers with young children, and each candidate says he is invested in the future of …

Winter shelters at Concord churches in need of volunteers for this season

Monday, October 27, 2014

Concord’s cold weather shelters are in need of volunteers for this winter, and the organizers are hosting two information sessions for anyone interested in getting involved. The shelters are housed at both First Congregational Church and South Congregational Church in Concord; the first information session for interested volunteers …