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Paraplegia doesn’t dampen Concord man in spirit or in sport

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The shot rang out over the range at the Monadnock Rod and Gun Club, and Mark Race flashed a small but satisfied smile. “I found my sweet spot,” he said. As the smoke settled, Race patted himself on the back. That gesture is one of the few in his range of motion. The 58-year-old Concord man has been paralyzed below … 0

Facing ALS, Concord High Principal Gene Connolly stays upbeat

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Gene Connolly still greets visitors to Concord High School with a smile and a handshake, and his eyes still widen when he talks about the start of a new school year. Connolly, Concord High School’s longtime principal, was diagnosed in July with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Connolly still says he lives a … 0

CHS community organizing homecoming ALS walk for Connolly

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The office staff at Concord High School has fielded one question more than any other this summer. “What can we do? What can we do to help Gene,” said Lisa Lamb, Principal Gene Connolly’s longtime administrative assistant. The question has been posed countless times in emails, on the phone and in person since Connolly announced he had ALS on July 28, Lamb said. … 0

Concord native Kristin Forbes tapped to join Bank of England

Monday, August 18, 2014

Concord native Kristin Forbes has been appointed to the Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England. Forbes, who is a tenured professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, previously made news when she became the youngest-ever person appointed to the White House’s Council of Economic … 0

Letter: Time for crowded aisles

Monday, August 18, 2014

It is time to stop this greed and lust for power and give us back our store. Market Basket has long been the best grocery store in the city of Concord. Its regular prices on the items I usually buy have been equal to or even less than … 0

Letter: A fix for foreclosures

Monday, August 18, 2014

New Hampshire needs a bill to require all foreclosed property to be brought up to code before it is put back on the market. That way, residents of Concord and other towns and cities will not become homeless. What’s more, by the New Hampshire Constitution people in need … 3

Letter: Feltes for the big people

Monday, August 18, 2014

New Hampshire needs Dan Feltes in the state Senate. Feltes will work hard, as he always has, for the people who work hard to make our economy great. He will work hard for the people who stock the shelves, teach the children, pave the roads, wait the tables … 1

Letter: Feltes will cross the aisle

Monday, August 18, 2014

I am supporting Democrat Dan Feltes for the state Senate seat representing Concord, Warner, Hopkinton and Henniker for reasons other letter writes have listed: his commitment to protecting a woman’s right to choice, affordable housing for seniors and working families, energy efficiency and renewable energy, pay equity and … 2

Letter: Save the big cats

Monday, August 18, 2014

On Aug. 9, I had the pleasure of attending an event at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. The keynote speaker for the evening was Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, a world-renowned big cat researcher and CEO of Panthera. Most people around the world only know of big cats from … 6

Corrections department holds job fair in Concord, Manchester to recruit new officers, relieve strain

Monday, August 18, 2014

Guarding a prison isn’t exactly Adam Callahan’s first choice of professions. But a man needs a job, and at 31, married and unemployed since at least June, he’s feeling the pinch of life without a paycheck. So on Thursday about 2 p.m., the New Jersey native and disabled … 1

Concord’s Ferreira runner-up at Ironman Mont-Tremblant

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Just three weeks after winning the Ironman triathlon in Lake Placid, N.Y., Concord’s Amber Ferreira finished runner-up at Ironman Mont-Tremblant yesterday, unofficially stamping her ticket to the Ironman World Championships on the Kona Coast of Hawaii in October. Yesterday’s finish moved her into 11th place in the world … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Bill Heinz golf Matt Latourette (Concord High) birdied the final hole at Pembroke Pines Country Club to capture the Bill Heinz City Junior Golf Championship by two strokes over Jesse Demers (Merrimack Valley) with two-day totals of 169 … 0

Business notes for Aug. 18, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, alerted residents to the risks of salmonella infection, which is associated with exposure to chicks and live poultry. At least 11 individuals in New Hampshire had been infected with salmonella after exposure to chicks … 0