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Letter: Time to regain world’s respect

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

How in the world can you vote for the Democrats this upcoming election when President Obama himself recently said in a speech that voting for the Democrats is a vote for his policies. That should scare all of us who vote knowing that the liberals all march in lockstep with each other, which includes agreeing with their leader, Barack Obama, …

Letter: Pick McConaha

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Jim McConaha’s involvement and accomplishments in this community are well documented. That is why I am supporting Jim for state representative in District 27 (Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7). Jim has served as the director of the USDA’s Farm Service Agency and a faculty member at both the University of Maine and New England College. Jim has also served as …

Letter: Georgevits is a solid leader

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ken Georgevits, candidate for county commissioner, has been a long-term member of the Concord Kiwanis. Ken has held leadership positions in Kiwanis, including club president, division lieutenant governor, and has served on multiple occasions as a board member. Through these roles, Ken has long been an active participant in Concord and surrounding communities. Through my involvement in Concord Kiwanis, I’ve grown to know …

PUC takes up regulations review regarding complaint against Northern Pass, PSNH

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Prompted by a recent request from a group of power-generating companies concerned with the relationship between Northern Pass Transmission and Public Service of New Hampshire, the Public Utilities Commission will evaluate its rules governing public utilities and their affiliates. The New England Power Generators Association, a trade group …

New American citizens excited to vote in U.S. for first time

Saturday, October 18, 2014

They began the day as 80 New Hampshire residents from 39 different countries. They left a Concord courtroom as a group of new American citizens. During a naturalization ceremony at the U.S. District Court yesterday, Judge Joseph Laplante …

The Insiders: Who needs a pumpkin festival when you’ve got all this stuff to do

Saturday, October 18, 2014

If you’re not among the large group of Granite Staters heading over to the Keene Pumpkin Festival today, we have some good news for you. One is that you won’t have to worry about trying to find a place to park or deal with the massive crowd. But …

Road closures planned for Sunday’s Making Strides walk in Concord

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Concord police have announced planned road closures to accommodate the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk tomorrow. The walk begins at 1 p.m. and more than 6,000 participants are expected. The 5-mile course starts southerly on South Fruit Street, traveling westerly on Clinton Street, northwesterly on Silk …

CRIMELINE: Concord police looking for suspects in armed home invasion on Hall Street

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Concord police are looking for two men who broke into a house on Hall Street yesterday, bound a pair of occupants at gunpoint and made off with cash. The police said the armed robbery occurred at 11:37 a.m. The men, wearing face masks and wielding handguns, entered …

Meet the Merrimack County District 12 state rep candidates

Friday, October 17, 2014

Two candidates are vying for one seat in the state House of Representatives for Merrimack County District 12, which includes Concord Ward 2. Incumbent Paul Henle, a Democrat, is seeking his sophomore session in the Legislature. His Republican …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, October 17, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (with last week’s rank) 1. BOW GOLF (1) The three-time champs placed three in the top 6 in the D-III individual championship. 2. COE-BROWN GIRLS X-C (3) The Bears went to Connecticut last …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, October 17, 2014

JV results With one of their strongest team efforts of the season, the Hopkinton girls’ JV soccer team topped Sunapee, 4-0. Ellie Morrall and Hannah Wood each scored two goals. Hopkinton’s goalkeeping tandem of Maggie Carney and Amelia Bassett notched the team’s seventh shutout with the support of …

The Insiders: Movies, books and burlesque dancing? That’s not a bad Friday

Friday, October 17, 2014

It’s not every night you can catch a movie at the local college, hang with representatives from a bunch of major publishing houses and get your burlesque dancing groove on, all within the same hour. Tonight you can, though. The order of operations is important here, because the …

Concord home invader sentenced to four years in prison, admits to threatening teens

Friday, October 17, 2014

A 23-year-old man pleaded guilty yesterday to breaking into a Concord home this spring and threatening two adolescents inside with a BB gun as he and another man hunted for cash and other items. Benjamin Boynton of Franklin pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery. As part …