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Announcements for Oct. 2, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Put your moose on The New Hampshire conservation and heritage license plate program recently launched an improved website to promote the sales of “Moose Plates” to drivers. Visit mooseplate.com for detailed information about how the program benefits the state’s treasures, as well as how drivers can purchase the plate. Moose plates cost $30 per year, and the money directly supports … 0

Concord Planning Board delays poultry plant decision

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The planning board last night again delayed its decision on a poultry processing plant in East Concord, in response to an outcry from residents who fear the building’s odor and impact on their property values. Chairman Gerry Drypolcher suggested Concord hire an outside expert to advise the board on the application, and Ward … 3

Ray Duckler: An event is held to help spike domestic violence

Thursday, October 2, 2014

I exposed a cover-up within the Concord Police Department last night. Evidence suggests Lt. Timothy O’Malley has ugly toes. He refused to take his athletic socks off, breaking a rule in the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event, which featured men walking downtown in heels to raise money in the fight against … 0

On My Nightstand: ‘Red Sparrow’ a spy novel like no other

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews is a spy novel unlike any I’ve ever read. It hits like a freight train with double agents, double crosses, high-level espionage, pulse-pounding danger and relentless action that never stops! Need I say … 0

Ray Duckler: A vote for me is a vote for change - honest

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Send me to Washington, D.C., in November. I want to be your senator. With all due respect to incumbent Jeanne Shaheen and Scott Brown, the two New Hampshire candidates vying for a Senate seat, my policies are better than theirs. I’m everything you want in a politician. I’m … 3

As American Legions fizzle, the new school pops

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Last week was a busy one for Bob Blodgett, a 79-year-old whose service spanned five decades. He spent eight hours repairing the floor at Epsom’s American Legion hall. He then turned around and prepared a chicken dinner for … 0

Supporters walk for Concord High School Principal Gene Connolly, raise more than $15,000 for ALS research

Saturday, September 27, 2014

They came from the classrooms at Concord High School, from the school’s administrative offices and the teachers’ lounge. They came from college campuses, returning to their alma mater for the afternoon. They came from neighboring towns, from the … 1

As Epsom campground faces auction, residents face eviction

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Several families who expected to be staying at Circle 9 Ranch in Epsom this winter are scrambling to find new housing after a foreclosure at the $1.1 million, 144-site campground and RV park. Norm Gentry, who has owned the property since 2002, owes more than $111,000 in property … 0

The Insiders: Concord continues its reign as king of all walks with today’s MS Journey of Hope

Saturday, September 27, 2014

We consider Concord the international pace-setter in several categories. Hair salons. Law offices. General John Stark statues. But it’s also becoming the world’s pre-eminent locale for walks. Official walks, we mean. The first official Mayor’s Walk was less … 3

Letter: A rash decision

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Reading about the city’s decision to remove features and other enhancements made by area youth at the city skateboard park left me scratching my head. I imagine skateboarders – looking to innovate, being creatively inspired by others and longing for a challenge but without a place to call … 1

Ray Duckler: State trooper honored for bravery under fire

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Trooper Chris Storm knew there was trouble when he heard the dead bolt unlock. Ca-chunk. The apartment door swung open and the man inside started shooting, forcing Storm and a Dover police officer to run for their lives … 1

Concord names Osgood permanent chief of police

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Bradley Osgood has been appointed chief of police in Concord. The announcement, made this afternoon by City Manager Tom Aspell, comes nine months after Osgood took over the department in an interim role following the retirement of former Chief John Duval. The city considered about 35 qualified applicants … 1

Rail trail ceremonies planned for today, next week

Saturday, September 27, 2014

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held this morning at the first section of a new rail trail in Warner, the first piece of a long-term project that seeks to build a trail through five towns. “The grand vision is someday we’re able to re-establish 33 miles worth of … 0