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The Concord Little League 9- and 10-year-old Little League team won the state championship Tuesday over Goffstown, claiming its second straight title. The team, coached by Tom Philbrick will be traveling to Cranston, R.I., Aug. 7 to compete in the Eastern Regional tournament. (Photo by Lauren Caldwell)

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Softball runner-up The 14U NH Comets Blue softball team finished runner-up in the Nor’Easter Classic tournament this past weekend. The Comets defeated the New England Vipers, 12-0, the Maine Thunder 15-4, the Lightning Gold, 6-5, and the Comets Red, 5-0, before falling to the Wachusett Stars, 5-0, in the championship. The team consisted of coaches Jeff Dusseault, Jim Stevens, Dan …

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Little League state tournament The Concord 9/10-year-old Little League team beat Goffstown, 5-2, on the first day of the state tournament at Blake Marston Field in Bedford. Brooks Craigue (5.2 IP, 6 Ks) kept Goffstown scoreless for much of the game. Concord scored four runs in the third inning, with Moses Carr and Ryan Philbrick both blasting triples. Isiah Robles was Concord’s most …

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Javelin champion Concord’s Buzz Gagne won the gold medal Sunday in the javelin at the 2015 USATF Masters National Championship held at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Fla. Gagne threw 166-11 in the 65-69 age group for his 10th National Masters Championship. Duston CC golf Duston Country Club held its two-day member/guest tournament this weekend. Jeff Hicks and Kevin Rand won …

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Softball champs The Concord U8 girls’ softball team (shown above) won the Grip N’ Rip Invitational Tournament. The Concord FairPoint Pioneers went 3-0 in pool play on their way to a top seed heading into the elimination round. …

Letter: Guilty until proven innocent

Thursday, June 25, 2015

I have recently become aware of a great injustice that occurred down at Amherst College. A young man was expelled after a young woman accused him of rape. Not unreasonable if true, but the evidence pretty much belies the accusation. The young woman in tweets to advisers and …

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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 …

Former Northfield business owner pleads guilty to federal tax evasion

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A 65-year-old Hill man has pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion. Ronald Martin admitted Tuesday in Concord to concealing $1.2 million in gross revenue between 2008 and 2010, when he owned Martin Construction in Northfield. Prosecutors said Martin filed no corporate or individual tax returns for the company …

Letter: Protect the REF

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Republican budgets from the House and Senate raid the Renewable Energy Fund to fill gaps that they created in other vital services. Are any of us surprised? Aside from being entirely unconstitutional, the raids are foolish and shortsighted – just the sort of one-time budget gimmicks we’ve …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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 …

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Baseball champs Flag-Works won the Concord Northeast AAA championship with a 10-1 victory over No. 1 seed J. Miller. For Flag-Works, Ben Masur pitched four shutout innings and Jack Colvin closed out the game with two innings in …