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NHES again denies unemployment claims from FairPoint workers who striked; unions plan to appeal

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The FairPoint Communications strike is over, but the fallout is not. New Hampshire Employment Security this week denied appeals from workers in two unions representing hundreds of FairPoint employees in the state who participated in a six-month strike that ended in February. The original denial in November had been appealed by FairPoint workers who applied for unemployment assistance when the …

The Insiders: Don’t let the outdoors hit you on the way out this afternoon. But seriously, get outdoors today

Saturday, April 18, 2015

They always say, if you give a man a fish, you’ll feed him for a day; but teach a man to fish and he’ll come home with a million bug bites and a lobster-red sunburn and maybe a fish or two, if he’s lucky. Isn’t that how it goes? Either way, we’re hungry. …

High schools: Coe-Brown baseball team opens season with efficient victory over MV

Saturday, April 18, 2015

PENACOOK – For its season opener, the Coe-Brown baseball team looked in midseason form already. Hot bats, sparkling defense and an efficient outing from starter Adam Edin proved a productive formula for the Bears, allowing them to start their season on a high note with a 9-2 win over Merrimack Valley. “We got …

Concord girls’ lacrosse team working new pieces into the fold

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A precious few returning players left Coach Steph Johnson and the Concord girls’ lacrosse team with a lot to figure out going into this season. To add to the matter, Mother Nature was in no mood to help the Crimson Tide. Cooped up indoors while the snow and …

High school Stars of the Day

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Christian McLellan, Concord baseball, double, triple, 3 RBI in 10-7 win Katherine Muzzey, Concord softball, 3-for-3, walk, run, RBI from leadoff spot in 5-3 win Dave Nelson, Hopkinton baseball, 7k in 4 IP in 5-1 win Adam Bryant, Concord boys’ tennis, 8-0 wins at singles and doubles Laura …

Concord refers fireworks ordinance to committee for further review

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Last summer, Barbara Bell was gardening in her Concord yard when the charred cardboard cartridge from a firework landed nearby. The debris came from several houses down the street, Bell said, and that boom wasn’t the only one that season. Last night, Bell asked the Concord City Council …

Concord City Council nixes building plans for proposed Heights community center

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Concord will not build a new community center in the former Dame School at this time. Citing cost concerns, the Concord City Council stalled that project indefinitely at a meeting last night. The council has heard 11 design …

Prison tightens mail policy in effort to curb drug influx

Monday, April 13, 2015

State prison officials plan to introduce new across-the-board mail restrictions next month in an effort to further clamp down on the influx of drugs and other contraband. Beginning May 1, inmates in all security classes will be prohibited from receiving greeting cards, decorative postcards or stationery with drawings, …

Concord motorcyclist collides with deer in Deerfield

Monday, April 13, 2015

A Concord man riding his motorcycle collided with a deer on Route 43 in Deerfield on Sunday afternoon about 12:30 p.m., according to the police. John Brown, 58, was transported to Elliot Hospital in Manchester with serious injuries, according to the Deerfield police. Deerfield police Officer Joel Hughes …

Sex offender who cared for boy denied double jeopardy claim

Monday, April 13, 2015

A sex offender convicted last year of illegally caring for a young teen is headed for sentencing after losing a bid to terminate three of four felonies on grounds that they violated his double jeopardy rights. Max Wilson, 70, was found guilty in September of breaching his registry …

High school Player of the Season for boys’ basketball

Monday, April 13, 2015

Jourdain Bell SCHOOL: Bishop Brady High HONORS/STATS: The senior guard was named Division II Player of the Year after leading the Giants to their first championship since 1997. THREE FAVORITE THINGS: Music, family, friends How did it feel …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hockey champs The Wells Fargo Concord Capitals Squirt 2 hockey team (pictured) went undefeated in the Valley League Squirt 2 East Championship. The Capitals beat Stoneham Squirt 2, 4-2, to capture the American East title. Brendan Marcoux scored …

Downtown: A plant-based restaurant grows on Main Street

Sunday, April 12, 2015

When Willow Mauck says she is a lifelong vegetarian, she’s not kidding. Her grandmother sometimes cooked meat for her children, but didn’t eat it herself. Her mother is the owner of Susty’s Cafe, a vegan restaurant in Northwood. …