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Letter: Ayotte thinks long-term

Monday, July 27, 2015

I was impressed to see Sen. Kelly Ayotte make a strong pitch on a long-term transportation and infrastructure bill instead of another short-term patch. Kelly has never been afraid to tackle hard issues, and I’m glad we have a senator who continues to push her colleagues to do the heavy lifting rather than govern through manufactured crises every few months. …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, July 27, 2015

Javelin champion Concord’s Buzz Gagne won the gold medal Sunday in the javelin at the 2015 USATF Masters National Championship held at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Fla. Gagne threw 166-11 in the 65-69 age group for his 10th National Masters Championship. Duston CC golf Duston Country Club held its two-day member/guest tournament this weekend. Jeff Hicks and Kevin Rand won …

A Concord World War II veteran’s 90th birthday brings family together

Sunday, July 26, 2015

As Fred Osgood’s family gathered together Sunday to celebrate his 90th birthday, the scene was different than it was for previous milestones. Yes, dozens of the World War II veteran and avid outdoorsman’s friends turned out to wish him a happy birthday and enjoy an ice cream sundae. And yes, as far as …

I want to ride my bicycle

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

T he Concord-Epsom Elks Lodge gave 22 local children bicycles and helmets thanks to a grant from the Elks National Foundation. Epsom police Chief Wayne Preve lead a bicycle safety course. …

Announcements: Learn about crime prevention

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

BARNSTEAD Night out The Barnstead Police Department will hold its first National Night Out event Aug. 4 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. behind the police department. The National Night Out movement helps to spread the message of crime prevention and police/community partnerships. The Barnstead event is free and …

Gilford’s Houston tied for second after first round of N.E. Amateur

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Gilford’s Chris Houston is the top New Hampshire golfer after the first round of the New England Amateur Championship, firing a 4-under 68 at Baker Hill Golf Club to finish the afternoon tied for second behind Massachusetts’s Matt Parziale, who’s all alone at 7-under. Playing out of Laconia …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Cal Ripken state champs State champion Suncook Valley All-Stars (pictured) is representing New Hampshire in the 12-year-old Cal Ripken New England Regional Tournament in Dedham, Mass. Suncook Valley went undefeated in both its district and state tournament. In …

The Insiders: Hit up this blood drive today – there might be cookies!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

We’d be willing to bet that the Red Cross’s favorite part of a blood drive is the blood. It’s probably not the drive, anyway. There’s absolutely no question which part is our favorite, though – it’s when they …

Hot Hole Pond boat ramp will be under construction in August

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The public boat ramp at Hot Hole Pond in Concord will be closed three weeks in August for repairs. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will begin work Aug. 3, according to a press release. The ramp is located about 0.6 miles from the intersection of Hot …

Filing period for Concord city elections will open in September

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The next municipal election in Concord will be held Nov. 3. Municipal elections in Concord are every two years. The filing period to run for any of those positions will open Sept. 4 and close Sept. 14. Filings are accepted at the city clerk’s office during that period …

Concord schedules annual drop-off day for hazardous waste

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Need to toss extra pesticides or lighter fluid? Concord’s annual Household Hazardous Waste drop-off is scheduled for Sept. 26. Concord residents can bring up to 10 gallons or 20 pounds of household hazardous waste to the Everett Arena for safe disposal from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that …

Civilian guards in Concord call for arming recruiters in wake of Tennessee shooting

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Brian Blackden showed up at the Concord Armed Forces Career Center on Monday morning with a sniper rifle and a solo mission: to protect the unarmed staff inside in the wake of last week’s deadly shooting rampage in …

Without tax credits, no new fountain on Main Street

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A proposal to build a fountain on Concord’s city plaza has dried up, as the Community Development Finance Authority has denied an application for $200,000 in tax credits to pay for its construction. The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce applied for $200,000 in tax credits to build the …