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Concord

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, December 22, 2014

Freshman results The Concord High School girls’ freshman basketball team defeated Bishop Guertin, 60-28. Jada Duvert (19 points, 20 rebounds) led the Tide offense along with Catherine Reynolds (11 points, six steals, three assists). Kasie Malone (eight points, three blocks) provided a solid defensive effort. Middle school results The Chichester 7th/8th-grade boys’ basketball team won the 2014 Hopkinton Holiday Classic …

Preview capsules of the area’s Division II high school swim teams

Monday, December 22, 2014

Bishop BradY Division: II Coach: Nancy Stehno (1st year) Last year: Girls: DNS; Boys: DNS Returning STARTERS: Girls: Aly Senko, Amelia Toole, Bryana Rochenski; Boys: Jacob Faretra, Matt Fogarty, Jacob Smith, Hunter Blake, Curtis Lashon, Xiaoyuan Zhang Top newcomers: Girls: Yolanda Wang; Boys: Brendan Sica Outlook: After failing to score or qualify for the state meet last year, this year’s goal is to …

MV boys and girls both place second at season-opening indoor track meet

Monday, December 22, 2014

Merrimack Valley started the indoor track season on a high note yesterday at the University of New Hampshire. After the season-opening high school meet was delayed a day, both the MV boys’ and girls’ teams placed second in a meet with 12 schools scoring. Pembroke’s boys placed third, while the girls took ninth. The Pride girls scored 58 points, finishing just behind meet …

Seeking Shelter: Safety net for NH homeless has limited resources

Thursday, December 18, 2014

To understand the homeless services available in Concord – and the challenges that exist in creating new ones – it’s helpful to know something about who funds them and how. Cash comes from four general sources: federal, state …

Seeking Shelter: Critical mass of people focused on homelessness in Concord

Thursday, December 18, 2014

When First Congregational Church opened its cold weather shelter for the season Saturday, the volunteers saved Bunk No. 1. Bunk No. 1 belongs to Red. Red’s real name is Robert Glodgett, and he is 52 years old. He …

My Turn: Tragedies and triumphs unfold each day in shelters

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Last shelter season, with Brian riding shotgun and myself at the wheel, we’d cruise through our frozen city searching behind stores and inside characterless concrete coves and caves. Our mission was always the same – looking for an errant shelter guest who may have passed out in the …

Barnwell-Jensen

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Warren and Julia Emley and Ed Barnwell of Concord announce the engagement of their daughter, Carolyn Barnwell, to Paul Jensen, son of Fred and Naomi Jensen of Delta, Colo. Barnwell, of Washington, D.C., graduated from Middlebury College and …

Bucknam-Ritter

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Mark and Linda Bucknam and Cheri Coughlin of Bow announce the engagement of their daughter, Jena Bucknam, to David Ritter, son of Susan Ritter of Concord. Bucknam, of Manchester, graduated from Salve Regina University and is an internet …

The Insiders: Music and art in one place? You got to check this out

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

If you haven’t noticed, we’re pretty big fans of music and art. Like screaming as the tour bus passes by kind of fans. But we’re sad to report that we’re not all that good at either one of them, which is why when we heard that the Concord …

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The following students earned honors for the first quarter at Bishop Brady High School in Concord. GRADE 12 HIGH HONORS: Kristina Andrewski, Keirra Bartley, John Bryck, Jack Champagne, Sunguk Choi, Emily Claire, Kelly Farrand, Madison Field, Feiyang Gu, Hyerim Kim, Young Chan Kim, Meghan Kissinger, Ngoc Nguyen, Lingfan …

Letter: The world against Israel

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

In the history of modern warfare, no nation has gone to such lengths to avoid civilian casualties as Israel did in last summer’s Operation Protective Edge campaign – even while Hamas cells in Gaza fired missiles at civilian populations in Israel from hospitals and schools. Even so, in …

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Karli Loiselle, Pembroke girls’ basketball, 18 points in 40-33 win Luke Luneau, Hopkinton boys’ basketball, 24 points, 13 rebounds Dana Bean, Franklin boys’ basketball, 25 points in 64-59 win Kenny Torres, Franklin boys’ basketball, 22 points, including 10 in the fourth, in 64-59 win Matt Ehrenberg, Bow boys’ …

My Turn: Homeless problem belongs to all of us

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

‘I never, ever thought I’d be here.” It’s a phrase I hear on almost a daily basis from people sitting before me, looking for somewhere to turn. Whether this is their first night facing homelessness or they’ve been homeless for years, no one really expects that this is …