Sunny
59°
Sunny
Hi 88° | Lo 62°

Concord

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Softball champs The 12U Capital Area All-Stars won the Babe Ruth Softball District 2 All-Star Championship, played over the weekend in Hopkinton, by going 5-0 in the tournament, earning wins over Suncook, Hopkinton and Lakes Region. Players on the Capital Area team were selected from Concord National, Concord American, Concord Northeast and Merrimack Valley softball leagues. Tournament MVP honors were …

Downtown: Many merchants performed better during earlier Market Days

Sunday, July 5, 2015

For Gretchen Peters at Puppy Love Hot Dogs, Market Days is Christmas. Intown Concord’s annual street festival is her biggest weekend of the year, and this summer, the holiday was extra festive. “I had one of my busiest Market Days events ever, those three days in June,” Peters said. She credited the cooler …

National food giant acquires Blake’s All Natural, but Concord-based brand won’t change its product

Sunday, July 5, 2015

In 1970, Charlie Blake made a dozen pot pies and sold them out of the back of his Chevy on South Main Street in Concord. Now, the Blake family business makes as many as 35,000 frozen natural and organic meals every day. And earlier this year, national food giant ConAgra purchased Blake’s All …

Third prison guard accused of trying to cover up incident when inmate’s shirt was allegedly cut

Monday, June 29, 2015

A sergeant in the state’s Department of Corrections became the third officer accused of trying to cover up an incident last year in which a Concord halfway house inmate’s shirt was allegedly sliced with a knife. Gary Burke, …

Letter: Give steam a chance

Monday, June 29, 2015

I am writing to express my support for the city staying with Concord Steam rather than converting to natural gas. I have followed the issue, and I am also a longtime city taxpayer. If Concord Steam is truly able to upgrade its equipment, lower our cost as projected …

Letter: No one like Hillary

Monday, June 29, 2015

I was invited and planned to attend the New Hampshire launch party for the Hillary Clinton New Hampshire campaign. I could not attend. This letter was written as the launch was taking place. I supported Clinton in the past and I support her now. There is no one …

Letter: Clean air for our kids

Monday, June 29, 2015

I was interested to learn about the connection between disease risk and the time of the year one is born in Ana Swanson’s recent article (Monitor Nation & World, June 16). While we may not yet understand this fascinating phenomenon very well, we do understand how global warming …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Softball champs The NH Comets U16 White softball team captured the Paul Wilcox Memorial U16 Tournament in Keene. Members of the championship team are: (front row, l-r) Brooke Palmer, Katelyn Hill, Molly Tinker, Katlyn Coulter, Hanne Nichols; (back …

Downtown: Market Days serves as opening weekend for new Main Street

Sunday, June 28, 2015

When Janet King of Canterbury walked up to one of the new red benches on North Main Street this past weekend, she thought it was part of the nearby furniture sale. “These benches, they were nice,” King said. …

Faculty, students worry about the effects of most recent community college layoffs

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Last month, the news of another round of faculty cuts at three of New Hampshire’s community colleges – White Mountains Community College in Berlin, Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth and Lakes Region Community College in Laconia – sparked a fresh wave of controversy. Community College System of …

Letter: State employees deserve better

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Providing raises for state employees is important to everyone because: 1) The actions of the state set an example that impacts all of civil society within the state. 2) The state sells New Hampshire short when it fails to demonstrate a commitment to its people. 3) When the …

Letter: Roof and Trump

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Jeff Field made an important point that the media and public in general seem to be missing (Monitor letters, June 21). Field notes the similarity between Dylann Roof’s and Donald Trump’s language. Roof stated to the people he killed in South Carolina: “You rape our women, and you’re …

Letter: No defense for flag

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The main problem with the Confederate battle flag is the Confederacy. It represents people who bombarded a United States military installation in Charleston harbor in 1861, igniting a war that caused the deaths of what would nowadays, as a percentage of our population, be 6 million Americans. That …