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Post 21 burned by Derry in bottom of the ninth after three-run rally

Saturday, July 26, 2014

NASHUA – For eight innings, it seemed as if the Concord Post 21 American Legion team was shuffling toward the exit, resigned without a whimper to seeing its tournament hopes and season end with a defeat on the same field that had been the site of one of its greatest recent triumphs. Once the ninth inning was in the books, Post 21 did have that loss. But not without a … 0

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Lady Cannons finish runner-up The New Hampshire 16U Lady Cannons took second place last weekend at the Bulldog Two tournament held in Waterville, Maine. The Cannons had bracket play wins over Brewer, Maine, 13-7 and Old Town, Maine, 8-0. The Cannons lost in the finals to the 18U Massachusetts Galaxy. Concord CC results The mother/daughter team of Carol Forbush and Jan Monahan teamed … 0

Peter Welch of Franklin gets a year in jail after admitting to starting a fire

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Franklin man has been sentenced to a year in the Merrimack County jail after admitting earlier this year to starting a fire in 2012 at an occupied apartment complex that his then-wife owned and managed. Peter Welch, 46, also received a two- to five-year prison term, all of which is suspended for … 0

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Baseball champions The Armand J. Laramie Babe Ruth All-Star team (pictured) won the Pool A tournament by going undefeated in pool play. The team is advancing to the State Babe Ruth Tournament in Salem next week. Pictured: back … 0

Hill School District’s separation from Franklin moves forward

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Hill School District’s separation from Franklin is moving forward. Hill is soliciting requests for proposals from area districts interested in absorbing the town’s small contingent of students. The intent is to enter into an exclusive contract with a district that would ensure all eligible students in grades … 0

LRCC successfully graduates accelerated LNA students

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lakes Region Community College Accelerated Licensed Nursing Assistant Spring 2014 class members recently had their graduation ceremony. The students all passed their state competency exam. The accelerated LNA program was completed in eight weeks, rather than 15 weeks. … 0

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Legion baseball The Concord Post 21 Senior Legion baseball team (8-6) defeated Goffstown, 2-0, yesterday. Field hockey coach needed Rundlett Middle School has an opening for a field hockey coach. Send résumé and three letters of reference to Steve Mello, Director of Physical Education & Sport, 170 Warren … 0

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Little League All-Star champs The Concord Little League 9-10-year-old all-star team defeated Portsmouth, 4-2, to win the NH District 2 championship. Undefeated Concord will face NH District 1 champion Windham in the state finals. Team members (pictured above) … 0

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Youth softball The Capital Area Babe Ruth U12 All-Star team, consisting of players from Concord, Merrimack Valley and Hopkinton, won the District 2 U12 championship by defeating the Central NH All-Stars 2-1 in a best-of-three format. Capital Area won the first game, 2-0, behind the outstanding pitching of … 0

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Golf results The team of Asa Stoykovich, Jordan Dustin, Tim Pitman and William Scrivens (pictured, l-r, with Coach and Counselor Samantha Reed) scrambled to a 3-under par 33 and defeated the team of Jeremiah Barry, Stenny Kula, Ben … 0

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Tournament champions The Concord Cannons Prospects 16U baseball team (pictured above) improved to 20-6 thanks to three consecutive tournament championships. The Cannons won the War at the Shore tournament in Lyme, Conn.; the Franklin Pierce Invitational in Rindge; … 0

Letter: Expand Social Security

Thursday, July 10, 2014

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law in 1935. The country was suffering through the Great Depression, and millions of people were out of work. The program was originally intended, and still acts today, as a social insurance program. Big Money interests have pushed … 1

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

District tourney baseball Concord defeated Merrimack, 14-4, in pool-play action of the Concord Babe Ruth League 14-year-old district tournament. The Concord offense was led by Ryan Tessier (two hits, double), Sal Rinaldi (three RBI), Noah Giffard (two hits) and Gavin Moody (two hits). John Taranovich and Steven Drewes … 0