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For Scotty, a home of his own

Thursday, November 27, 2014

She’d warned Scotty Reynolds to stay away from people like this, but “Mr. I Don’t Listen” ignored her, as usual. Now, here he sat, moaning about how someone he’d taken in had trashed his apartment and stolen his computer. Gayle Whitehead had been watching out for the mentally disabled man for 30 years – getting him out of scrapes, picking …

Queen of crime writing P.D. James dies at 94

Thursday, November 27, 2014

P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing …

The Insiders: Let’s light the old Christmas tree – the city tree that is.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Now if you’re reading this, we’d like to first thank you for tuning into our first post-Thanksgiving column of 2014 and in turn, it’s safe …

Tomie dePaola visits Gibson’s Bookstore for discussion, book signing

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Listeners young and old filled chairs, sat on the floor and peered around bookshelves at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord yesterday morning to hear from local author and illustrator Tomie dePaola. “I love my home, I work at home. …

The Insiders: Get your moustache ready for race day this morning

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Doctors recommend getting blah blah minutes of exercise a day, and though some respected medical outlets have yet to add this additional nugget of information, we’re pretty sure we’ve read that it counts double if you exercise while wearing a mustache headband. That’s an attainable goal this morning, …

PHOTOS: Annual Christmas parade celebrates Christmas on the Farm

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The annual Christmas parade on the Heights strolled down Loudon Road to Steeplegate Mall in Concord yesterday morning. This year’s theme was Christmas on the Farm. …

PHOTOS: “9 to 5 – The Musical” to open at Concord City Auditorium

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Community Players of Concord’s production of the Broadway hit “9 to 5 – The Musical” opened at the Concord City Auditorium last night. The story centers around three female secretaries, their womanizing department executive, and what happens …

More Cosby shows canceled as women allege assault

Friday, November 21, 2014

Stage performances by Bill Cosby in Las Vegas, Illinois and Arizona have been canceled as more women come forward accusing the entertainer of sexually assaulting them many years ago. Officials at the Treasure Island hotel and casino on …

Concord event marks day for remembering those who lost their lives because of their gender identity

Thursday, November 20, 2014

They were hoping to send a simple message: We’re here for you. The team at the Concord Feminist Health Center was pleasantly surprised, then, when more than 40 people heeded their invitation to a candlelight vigil for Transgender …

Thanksgiving getaway: 46.3 million to hit the road

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: The price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: A lot more people will be on the road. During the long holiday weekend, 46.3 million Americans are expected to go …

The Insiders: The Tall Granite Big Band is debuting this weekend – and it’s for a good cause

Thursday, November 20, 2014

If 17 musicians get together and no one is there to hear them play, do they make a sound? We’d assume so, but how could we really ever know – especially if each one was sworn to secrecy? Good thing all of you can prevent us from having …

PHOTOS: Cooks in training

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Children from Head 2 Toe Learning Center in Concord visited Merrimack Valley High School’s all-grades elective “food choices” class yesterday to help make garlic Parmesan pasta. …

The Insiders: We’re tooting our own horn – but it’s for a fantastic cause

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

We’re not usually ones to toot our own horn, which is good because neither of us has a ton of musical ability and it would probably sound like some sort of sick animal. But we can’t help but …