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High schools: Merrimack Valley stays up in standings with win over Kingswood

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

With the regular season coming to a close at the end of the week, the Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball team is looking towards the playoffs. The Pride (13-4) guaranteed itself a top six seed in the Division II tournament with a 81-58 victory over Kingswood (0-17). The winless Knights kept it close early on with MV leading 23-15 after the …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Girls’ basketball Division I first round No. 16 Concord (3-15) at No. 1 Bedford (16-2), 7 p.m. Head to head: Bedford topped Concord, 53-25, in the season opener. Notes: Concord knows it’s got quite a challenge on its hands, taking on a team that’s lost just two regular-season games the last two seasons. In the early-season meeting, Concord stayed within striking distance through …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Youth basketball champs The 7/8 grade division 1 boys’ Concord Boy’s & Girl’s Club team (above) defeated the Bow Wildcats, 48-37, to capture the Bow Athletic Club Tournament Championship. Concord was led by MVP Eric Sullivan (13 points, 11 rebounds, five steals) and Janvier Ahishakiye (10 points). Sullivan and Ahishakiye were both named …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Ben Nelson, Concord hockey, 16 saves for 4th shutout Brendan Johnson, Bishop Brady boys’ basketball, 32 poionts, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals Nate Alford, Bow basketball, 15 points, 12 rebounds in 72-48 loss Jourdain Bell, Bishop Brady boys’ basketball, 11 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds, 5 steals …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Girls’ basketball Division III second round No. 16 Kearsarge (8-11) at No. 1 Conant (18-0), 7 p.m. Previous tournament game: Kearsarge stopped No. 17 Prospect Mountain, 62-50. Conant received a bye. Head to head: Conant won at Kearsarge, 55-31, back in December. Notes: Kearsarge hung right with Conant …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Youth hockey champs The Henniker Huskies Gap Mountain Drilling Squirt 1 team (pictured above) won the Tier 4 state championship in Berlin over the weekend. It was a hard-fought playoff weekend, with the Huskies beating Rochester in the …

N.H., Merrimack County locked in polygraph dispute with former DEA agent

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Frank Suarez spent nearly a quarter-century as a special agent with the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, and in that time he received numerous accolades, including performance awards and letters of praise from the New Hampshire attorney general, the …

Concord official: Rafter joint likely cause of sliding roof

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The two-story colonial at 11 Pond Place is still missing its roof, but Concord building inspectors at least think they know what happened when the back half slid off Saturday. Code Administrator Michael Santa said he suspects the …

Concord Food Co-op to partner with Canterbury Shaker Village

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Concord Food Co-op’s produce section will soon feature its own crops grown on the historic fields of Canterbury Shaker Village. The partnership announced yesterday by the two sides means the co-op will grow some of its own produce on-site and will provide it more space for classes, …

In Concord, Biden defends Obama’s policies, steers clear of his own presidential run

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden didn’t talk much about the prospect of another presidential run during his visit to New Hampshire yesterday. Instead, he talked a lot about the Obama administration’s attempts to steer the country out of the …

The Insiders: We can’t invite you to our dance party, but Let’s Dance certainly can

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

We can’t tell you how many times our brainstorming sessions for this column have devolved into dance parties. What can we say, we’re slaves to the rhythm. One lesson we’ve learned from the experience, though: It’s extremely difficult …

PHOTOS: February vacation at the Audubon McLane Center in Concord

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

This week the New Hampshire Audubon gives children who are off from school the opportunity to explore nature during the organization’s February vacation camp. About 30 children attended the camp yesterday at the New Hampshire Audubon McLane Center …

Letter: Ready for Biden? Nope

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

My friend Rob Fried tries to make a case for Joe Biden’s candidacy for president (Monitor Forum, Feb. 19) but he vastly overstates some of the vice president’s qualifications, particularly when compared to other candidates who might be in the race. Biden can be articulate at times on …