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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, July 2, 2015

ASA softball champs The U12 New Hampshire Lightning softball team (pictured) won the championship of the Jungle Jamboree in Hartford, Conn., last weekend by going 3-0 in a rain-shortened tournament in Girls ASA Class A Fast Pitch action. In the first game, the Lightning defeated the Connecticut Hurricanes, 12-10. Sadie Barton earned the win in the circle, striking out six, …

Nine displaced, three cats killed in fire at Franklin multi-family

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A fire at a multi-family home in Franklin displaced nine residents and killed three cats who were unable to escape Tuesday. The residents at the two-family house at 40 School St. were evacuated safely about 6:17 p.m., along with four dogs and two cats. Ed Yee heard about the fire in a call …

Franklin fire guts School St. home, kills two cats

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A two-alarm fire in Franklin has left a two-family residence uninhabitable. The fire at 40 School St. was reported at 6:17 p.m. Tuesday, Captain Bruce Goldthwaite said. The residents home at the time of the fire, two cats and several pit bulls were safely evacuated, but three other cats died, he said. The fire, which started on the second floor of the building, …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Babe Ruth champs Banks Chevrolet became back-to-back champions of Concord Babe Ruth by defeating Aable Restaurant Equipment Service, 3-1 behind the one-hit pitching of Kurtis Stadnicki (win) and Griffin Gilbert (save). Gabe Tobin led the Banks offense with …

People for June 24, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

ANDOVER Rebecca Lance earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies and elementary education from Emmanuel College in Boston. BARNSTEAD Emily Barrett was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at SUNY Oneonta in Oneonta, N.Y. Sydney …

Community Snapshots: Inspiring new business

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

I nspire Music Franklin NH celebrated its grand opening Saturday. The business will offer private music instruction. …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Girls’ soccer champions The Loudon Freedom girls’ U16 Premiere soccer team captured the Seacoast Coastal Summer Challenge in Brunswick, Maine, over Father’s Day Weekend. The Freedom had three shutouts in four games, while outscoring their opponents, 9-2. Members …

Franklin sees spike in emergency calls, drug overdoses

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

In May, the Franklin Fire Department responded to 206 calls, and 112 of them were for medical assistance. A year earlier, the fire department responded to a total of 114 calls the entire month of May. Officials at both the police and fire departments say they are seeing …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Youth soccer The Seacoast Express United U16 boys (above) won the Seacoast United Maine Coastal Challenge championship this past weekend. The team went 4-0 in the tourney, scoring 10 goals and giving up one. Players on the team …

Franklin City Council approves open enrollment plan, with two adjustments

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Franklin School District will become the first open enrollment district in the state July 1, following a vote by the Franklin City Council on Monday night to approve the district’s plan. The plan approved by the council has two amendments to it, slightly changing the plan the …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, June 22, 2015

Youth softball The New Hampshire Comets 12U Blue softball team (15-0) won its third consecutive tournament, capturing the Boston ASA Championships. The Comets finished as the No. 1 seed by defeated the Middlesex Rapid Fire, 6-5, in the …

Town Crier for June 21, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Allenstown Sign up now for a trip to Scarborough, Maine, in July ∎ Bone Builders will be Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. This is a great program taught by seniors and for more information call Leslie at 485-4254. ∎ The Allenstown Historical Society will …

As Franklin opens school district, can other students come?

Sunday, June 21, 2015

In less than two weeks, the Franklin School District could become the first open enrollment school district in the state, allowing students from other districts to attend school in the city. The Franklin City Council will take up …