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 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-

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 seven years, the office of the state … 0

Concord Post 21 drops first game in Legion tourney

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Concord Post 21 baseball team fell in its American Legion senior state tournament opener to Dover, 7-2, at Holman Stadium in Nashua yesterday. Connor Ferns drove in Chapin Bassi with a single in the top of the fifth inning to give Concord a 1-0 lead, but Dover responded with four runs in the bottom of the inning. Seimou Smith scored on a … 0

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

NEIBL result The Weare Nationals baseball team defeated AB Athletics of Nashua, 5-3, in the first of the New England Independent Baseball League playoffs. Andrew Clay got the win on the mound, going five innings and allowing one earned run on four hits while walking one and striking out seven. Clay also went 2-for-3 with two RBI to lead Weare’s offense. Callahan Loos … 0

Business people

Monday, June 23, 2014

DIANE GUIMOND was recently promoted to vice president and wealth adviser of Charter Trust Company. Guimond works with clients in the Concord, Rochester and Nashua markets. STEPHANIE KONDVAR was hired as an associate with the firm of Nathan … 0

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Concord Babe Ruth champions Banks Chevrolet completed a one-loss season with a 19-4 defeat of Kiwanis in the Concord Babe Ruth League championship game. Kurtis Stadnicki (4-for-4, five RBI) hit for the cycle, Gabe Tobin (two hits) hit … 0

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Softball champs In Capital Area Seniors softball action, Beckett Glass defeated Redlon Custom Carpentry, 2-1, to win the Martel Cup. It was a team win for Beckett Glass, highlighted by a strong performance in the circle by Izzy … 0

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Cal Ripken majors champs Rowley Agency captured the Concord Northeast Cal Ripken majors division championship by defeating New England Remediation Services, 18-7. NERS jumped out to a quick 4-1 lead off home runs from Kyle Hill (two homers, … 0

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, June 20, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (with last week’s rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ TRACK (1) Coe-Brown’s girls have now won seven straight track titles between outdoor, indoor and cross country. 2. KEARSARGE BOYS’ TRACK (2) The Cougars are the … 0

Girls’ lacrosse All-State teams announced

Friday, June 20, 2014

Four area players – three of them from Kearsarge – earned First Team honors in the All-State teams released by the New Hampshire Girls’ Lacrosse Caoches Association. The Cougars’ Anna Stowell (attack), Kate Scheuch (defense) and Libby Brooks (midfield) join John Stark’s Giana Pezzulo (attack) on the Division … 0

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Capital area softball champs The Hopkinton Barton Insurance Red Hawks (pictured, top) captured the Capital Area Babe Ruth AAA softball championship last weekend at Martin Field. The Red Hawks defeated Elektrisola, Moses Trucking and Bow Rowley over two … 0

Ordinances in Belmont, Tilton, Franklin hint at danger of synthetic drug spice

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Belmont is the latest New Hampshire community to ban synthetic marijuana, as local and state officials struggle to keep pace with the rapidly evolving substance. Belmont selectmen this week banned the possession, sale and purchase of “spice,” joining … 0

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Baseball champs The Hopkinton Metzger-McGuire Sharks completed an undefeated season by winning the Concord Northeast AAA championship over a resilient Fratello’s team. Pictured are (standing) Coach Neil Duval, Beyene Taylor, Ryan Metzger, Jack Morrall, Brendan Elrick, Josh Duval, … 0

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Lacrosse champions The Concord Crush Orange U9 boys’ lacrosse team finished 12-0 this season, including regular season and playoffs. The roster included Heath Mann, Matt Hooper, Liam Duclos, Dawson Fancher, Joey Tarbell, Chili Cabot, Garrett Bishop, Brody McGonigle, … 0