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Letter: A weighty problem

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Sewalls Falls Bridge has a weight limit of 3 tons, or 6,000 pounds. My GMC truck weighs 5,800 pounds and my wife’s Chevy Equinox weighs 5,000 pounds. Every time we stop and then cross over the bridge, the three or four vehicles behind us most always cross with us. This means that 18,000 to 20,000 pounds are on that … 0

Letter: Running again in District 10

Friday, July 11, 2014

As the two incumbent representatives from Merrimack County, District 10 (Hopkinton and Concord Ward 5), we are proud to announce our candidacies for re-election. When we were elected in 2012, we were concerned with the regressive policies of Speaker Bill O’Brien and his Republican House caucus. We were determined to return civility, respect for diverse opinions and integrity to the House chamber. We … 0

Facing bedbugs, officials opt to close Camp Spaulding for the summer

Friday, July 11, 2014

This summer marked the first time Camp Spaulding, a co-ed overnight camp in Penacook that’s operated by Child and Family Services of New Hampshire, trained its counselors to spot signs of bedbugs. Call it foreshadowing, maybe, but CFS Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer Maria Gagnon is calling it fortunate: The first night of … 1

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Concord CC golf Jan Monahan won the flag tournament at Concord Country Club with her flag ending 16 feet away on the 19th hole. Ron Landry had his flag end up over the green to finish second, while Jim Steenbeke finished third with his flag ending up in … 0

Body found on railroad tracks in downtown Concord

Saturday, July 5, 2014

The Concord Police Department is investigating the circumstances that led to a man’s death and his body being found yesterday morning on the railroad tracks behind the former liquor warehouse on Storrs Street. Someone called the police about 11:45 a.m. to report finding the body, Lt. John Thomas … 0

The Insiders: Turns out Waldo has been in downtown Concord this whole time

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Here’s hoping you survived the first two-thirds of the July 4 weekend (and have returned to a state of relative dryness following Friday’s waterlogging). Today should most definitely be a day of rest and relaxation, so we dug up an activity you can do on your own time … 0

Farm vendor finds avenues beyond farmers market to sell products

Saturday, July 5, 2014

With 40 vendors and a variety of locally made products for sale, the Concord Summer Farmers Market attracts a crowd to Capitol Street every Saturday morning. Customers can seek out their favorite stands week after week, but the system can be a bit more complicated for the farmers … 1

Ray Duckler: Conflict in Korean? Police action? It was war

Saturday, July 5, 2014

George Delorey’s eyes said more than the labels attached to the carnage in Korea during the 1950s. A conflict? A police action? Let’s stop the nonsense and identify truthfully what happened on that peninsula from 1950 to ’53: … 0

The Insiders: We have a sixth sense that says you want to do this 4k on the 4th even though it’s the 5th

Friday, July 4, 2014

July 4, like any good American holiday, tends to be rich in things like calories and shoving grilled foods into our faces. With that comes the inevitable hangover and self-loathing the day after (depending on your situation, this phenomenon may or may not be tied to holidays only). … 0

Concord July 4 celebration rescheduled for today

Friday, July 4, 2014

Though yesterday’s July Fourth celebration was postponed due to weather, organizers are hopeful that sunny skies today will hold out for the rescheduled lineup of music, food and fireworks tonight at Memorial Field in Concord. David Gill, parks and rec director, said the plan will be mostly the … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, July 4, 2014

Babe Ruth district tourney Concord Babe Ruth League is hosting a 14-year-old district tournament from Tuesday through Saturday at several sites. All games begin at 5:30 p.m. The schedule: Tuesday, Concord vs. Manchester at Memorial Field, Hudson vs. Merrimack at Rollins Park; Wednesday, Merrimack vs. Concord at Memorial … 0

Letter: Successful garden party

Friday, July 4, 2014

On behalf of South Church and the people we serve, thanks to all who shared their gardens with us, all the many volunteers who baked and hosted, and especially the sponsors who helped make last Saturday’s “Beyond the Garden Gate: The Fifth Annual Tour of Special Gardens” possible: … 0

Letter: A Brit lit companion

Friday, July 4, 2014

When I read that Barbara Bonsignore likes British detective stories (Sunday Monitor, June 29), as I do, I decided to suggest a book that I used to check out from the city library and have now purchased called Bum Bags and Fanny Packs by Jeremy Smith. It’s a … 0