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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 weather in June, as opposed to the …

’Terminator,’ ‘Magic Mike’ fizzle at July 4th box office

Sunday, July 5, 2015

July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases Magic Mike XXL and Terminator Genisys fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers …

rhode island: Mansion-side cliff walk now smoke-free

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Now that smokers can no longer light up on Newport, R.I.’s iconic Cliff Walk, the only thing breathtaking is the view. A new ban instituted …

To rename or not? Institutions reconsider honors for racists

Sunday, July 5, 2015

The massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the Confederacy. The June 17 slaying of nine …

Police: Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies

Sunday, July 5, 2015

A young man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, fatally injuring himself, authorities said Sunday. Devon Staples and his friends had been drinking and setting off fireworks Saturday night in the backyard of a …

north carolina: Deteriorating nails cause of deck collapse

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Nails deteriorated by years of exposure to the sand, salt and moisture from the ocean gave way, causing a deck collapse that hurt 24 people as they posed for a picture at a North Carolina beachfront home, authorities …

Greece enters uncharted territory after referendum ‘no’ vote

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Greece lurched into uncharted territory and an uncertain future in Europe’s common currency Sunday after voters overwhelmingly rejected demands by international creditors for more austerity measures in exchange for a bailout of its bankrupt economy. Results showed about …

Just published: ‘Deception’ and ‘The PeaceSeeker’

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Deception Dan Lawton of Belmont recently self-published his first book, Deception. The crime-thriller is set in Topeka, Kan., somewhere Lawton has never been. When officer Billy Lewis’s father, the sheriff, is killed by a group of hitmen, Lewis …

PHOTOS: The Hopkinton 4th of July parade winds through downtown Contoocook Saturday

Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Hopkinton Fourth of July parade beat the rain this year as both the children’s and full parades finished just in time as sprinkles started just as the last parade participant got through downtown Contoocook. …

San Francisco: $3 million restoration shines up Alcatraz

Sunday, July 5, 2015

More than a million people visit Alcatraz Island every year to see the shuttered prison sitting in the San Francisco Bay, made famous by Clint Eastwood in the movie about the great escape of three prisoners in the …

Start your day with a run

Sunday, July 5, 2015

We’re going to go ahead and call Sunday July 4 extended. There’s still plenty of time for barbecues and swimming and American Flag tank tops. And there’s at least one event that’s convinced it still is the fourth. Today at 9 a.m. is the annual 4K on the …

Hopkinton residents celebrate Independence Day with parade, festivities

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Matthew Clarner’s favorite part of the Hopkinton Fourth of July parade was the old cars. A few dozen classic Fords and Chryslers rolled down Park Avenue and Main Street on Saturday afternoon as part of the town’s Independence …

Concord 250 Watch:

Saturday, July 4, 2015

It’s a sure sign of summer when the Nevers’ Band begins their series of outdoor concerts in Concord and beyond. Concord 250 is thrilled the iconic band will play a starring role during Concord City Celebration Week, presenting a free outdoor concert on Friday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m. …