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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Youth hockey The Henniker Huskies Squirt 1 Gap Mountain Drilling team tied the Rochester Blackhawks, 3-3. Nick Osborne, Ben Mordarski and Owen Jones had the goals. Assists came from Modarski and Levi Jones. Evelyn Irizarry, Dillon O’Sullivan and Kiernan King also played well in front of goalie Aidan Miller. ∎ The Henniker Huskies Squirt 2 team lost to Keene Squirt 2, …

Concord police investigating possible animal cruelty

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Concord police are investigating a possible animal cruelty incident involving an adult Husky-Malamute mix that was discovered chained to a fence with a sign that read “free.” The dog was found Thursday at the dog park on Old Turnpike Road, Lt. John Thomas said in a statement. Next to it was a box of dog food. The dog is a white and …

Concord Fire Department contains two small blazes this week

Saturday, November 22, 2014

After the Concord Fire Department responded to two small fires in the past two days, Chief Dan Andrus reminded residents to exercise caution in their homes this winter. “The season is upon us,” Andrus said. “Our counsel is for people, first thing, have your heating equipment checked by a licensed contractor.” Install carbon monoxide and smoke alarms, he said, and use portable heating …

Letter: Pickled pink

Monday, November 17, 2014

The septuagenarian who is sour on the comic strip “Pickles” is an old man. I too am a septuagenarian, but I am a young man. I revel in a comic strip that makes fun of my foibles. In other words, I do not take myself seriously. BRENT SCUDDER …

Letter: Another missing man

Saturday, November 15, 2014

I thought the article about James Pindell was really interesting. Made me think about the “disappearance” of Martin Bashir, also a wonderful journalist who crossed a losing candidate. CHARLENE MAYO Concord …

Letter: Learning from a mistake

Saturday, November 15, 2014

On Oct. 26, the Monitor printed an editorial titled, “Dangerous message rides on city buses.” The article outlined how the Community Action Program (CAP), which oversees billboard space on the city buses, allowed (and got paid for) an advertisement by the National Vaccine Information Center. As the article …

Letter: A proposed solution

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Regarding Robert Pingree’s opinion on the comic “Pickles” (Monitor letters, Nov. 13): The comics are for everyone. So, you don’t like a particular strip. The solution is very simple: If you don’t like it, don’t read it! ALAN JAMESON Concord …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, November 17, 2014

Youth basketball The Bow grade 3/4 girls’ basketball team defeated Bedford, 25-12, at the Bedford Basketball Jamboree. Lyndsey and Isabella LaPerle combined for 16 points, while Alexandra Larrabee (four points) and Ellie Pingree led the team in rebounds. Megan Landcastle had several assists while Kendall Murray played tough …

Downtown: Owner outlines plans for renovation at former Vegas Block, applies for tax break

Sunday, November 16, 2014

To new owner Remi Hinxhia, the building at the corner of Centre Street and Loudon Road is no longer the notorious Vegas Block. “Now it’s called ‘Remi’s Block,’ ” Hinxhia said, correcting me. But he has more than …

Bachelor’s students studying at NHTI for superior technology

Sunday, November 16, 2014

When a group of former NHTI students moved on to the University of New Hampshire in Manchester to pursue bachelor’s degrees, they didn’t expect to be coming back to their old community college for its technology. But that’s …

Police: Unlicensed girl drove 118 mph in wrong direction on I-93

Sunday, November 16, 2014

An unlicensed 16-year-old girl drove 118 mph in the wrong direction over a 37-mile stretch of interstates 93 and 293 early yesterday morning, according to a press release issued by New Hampshire State Police Troop B. The girl attracted the attention of the Tilton Police Department and several …

Franklin Pierce’s birthday to be remembered Nov. 25

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The nation’s only president from New Hampshire will be remembered in honor of his 210th birthday. Franklin Pierce, the 14th president of the United States, will be honored in Old North Cemetery in Concord on Nov. 25. The New Hampshire Army National Guard is laying a wreath at …

New model of apple industry features clubs of large-scale growers in West, Midwest, leaving New England in the cold

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Johnny Appleseed would have a tough gig these days. Gone are the times when apple trees grew wild on hills and in dales across the North American continent. Apples are big business today – big as in trademarked. …