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Downtown: Concord officials comfortable with minimal safety net on Main Street project

Monday, January 26, 2015

Better safe than sorry, right? Maybe not, in the case of the Main Street project. As Concord prepares to break ground on the downtown redesign this spring, the city has already dipped into its contingency fund to buy $200,000 worth of signs. That leaves the city with about $94,000 for unforeseen costs during construction – less than 1 percent of …

Finals scores from the Black Ice Pond Hockey Championship

Monday, January 26, 2015

18+ Women Renegades 13, Barley House 9 18+ Open Moose Knucklers 8, Jack Edwards Teeth/Cheers 4 18+ Rec Fubar 8, Kearsarge Krew 7 35+ A Men’s Hard Chargers 8, Capital City Hockey Club 4 35+ B Men’s Grass Dawgs 6, 180 Proof/Ortho Care 2 50+ Men’s Turkey Pond Flyers 7, Cheer’s “FU” Frenchie …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hoops tourney champions The Bow 3 girls’ basketball team won the Merrimack Basketball Tourney 3/4 Pee Wee Girls Division Championship. Bow beat Brookline, 31-5, in the semifinals. Offensively, Bow was led by Lyndsey LaPerle (16 points) and Catherine Windsor (five points). Elle Pingree and Alexandra Larrabee each had 21 rebounds. Isabella LaPerle had …

Helped by Kimball’s 22 points, MV girls edge Pembroke, 43-41

Thursday, January 22, 2015

PENACOOK – Mayson Kimball wasn’t in uniform during her team’s seven-point loss to Pembroke two games into the regular season. So in last night’s rematch, the junior forward made sure to formally introduced herself. Kimball lit up the floor during the first two quarters of the Merrimack Valley …

South Sudan lifts suspension of marathoner Miading Miaker

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Guor Miading Miaker’s quest to represent his homeland of South Sudan in the 2016 Olympic marathon is back on, the 2005 Concord High graduate wrote on his Facebook page yesterday. “I like to inform you that the situation …

Money Trail: Presidential primary in focus at rebellion rally

Thursday, January 22, 2015

When Crazy Larry took the microphone in front of the State House yesterday, he did something that momentarily proved his newly adopted moniker. He told a hundreds-strong crowd of activists for campaign finance reform that their stance toward …

After bear deaths linked to chocolate, N.H. Fish and Game to propose changes to bait regulations

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Four bears were found dead in September because of heart failure triggered by an overdose of chocolate that had been put out as bait. The results of toxicology and necropsy reports revealing the cause of the deaths has …

Black Ice Pond Hockey tournament begins tomorrow

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Game on. While mild temperatures closed the city’s skating ponds earlier this week, the Black Ice Pond Hockey Championship will begin tomorrow as scheduled. With about a foot of ice on the pond at White Park, organizer Chris Brown said setup will begin today for the fifth annual …

Amid concerns from bobcat supporters, N.H. Fish and Game asks for preliminary guidelines for bobcat season

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The state Fish and Game Commission wants to see what a bobcat hunting or trapping season might look like in New Hampshire. The commission voted yesterday to instruct staff to draft preliminary guidelines for a bobcat season, as …

The Insiders: McGowan Fine Art proves ice isn’t the only thing blooming at this time of year

Thursday, January 22, 2015

If you’ve been out tending to your garden lately, you’ve probably noticed this year’s crop of ice has really been growing nicely. You’re also probably really cold. There’s just not a lot in bloom at this time of year – unless you hit up McGowan Fine Art for …

Plea deal reached in Kenneth Day rape case; hearing set for next week

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Kenneth Day is expected to plead guilty early next week to claims that he sexually assaulted three children years ago in Belknap County, an admission that would close one of two pending cases against the 67-year-old Epsom man, …

Three men indicted in Merrimack County on charges of child sexual assault

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Three men have been indicted by a Merrimack County grand jury on separate charges of child sexual assault in Franklin, Penacook and Allenstown. Salvatore Marcellino, 48, of Penacook is charged with nine counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault, two misdemeanor counts of sexual assault and one felony count …

Announcements for Jan. 21, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Virtual camp search The American Camp Association, New England will host an online camp fair for families who hope to find day or overnight camps in New England on Feb. 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. and Feb. 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. Parents can attend this …