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Paraplegia doesn’t dampen Concord man in spirit or in sport

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The shot rang out over the range at the Monadnock Rod and Gun Club, and Mark Race flashed a small but satisfied smile. “I found my sweet spot,” he said. As the smoke settled, Race patted himself on the back. That gesture is one of the few in his range of motion. The 58-year-old Concord man has been paralyzed below … 0

Facing ALS, Concord High Principal Gene Connolly stays upbeat

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Gene Connolly still greets visitors to Concord High School with a smile and a handshake, and his eyes still widen when he talks about the … 0

CHS community organizing homecoming ALS walk for Connolly

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The office staff at Concord High School has fielded one question more than any other this summer. “What can we do? What can we do … 0

Market Basket fix coming, govs say

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The governors of New Hampshire and Massachusetts said last night they were optimistic the long-running family dispute that has hobbled the Market Basket supermarket chain will be resolved, perhaps as soon as this weekend, with an agreement to … 0

White House wants okay to act against Islamic State

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Obama administration is considering seeking congressional authorization for military action against the Islamic State under a revamped counterterrorism strategy President Obama announced last year. A mandate from Congress could provide domestic legal justification for the unlimited use of force against the Sunni Muslim group across Iraq and … 0

Perry in New Hampshire: No decision on 2016

Friday, August 22, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said in a visit to the state yesterday that he was unprepared for and humbled by his first run for president in 2012 and will work harder if there’s a next time around. Perry … 0

Tech-driven conveniences creeping into New Hampshire

Friday, August 22, 2014

It’s the rosy promise of living in a modern, tech-driven world: Push a button, and your errands are done. But until recently, conveniences like grocery delivery, same-day delivery for online orders, and on-call car services have been concentrated … 0

Crimeline: Concord police looking for alleged wine thief

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Concord police have asked for help in identifying a man who they believe stole three bottles of wine from the Cumberland Farms at 120 Manchester St. earlier this month. The police were called to the store about … 1

Big fundraising gap in state Senate race between David Boutin and Jane Cormier

Friday, August 22, 2014

Jane Cormier and state Sen. David Boutin – the man she hopes to unseat in the District 16 Republican primary – have their differences. They are split over the gas tax, over Medicaid expansion, over the death penalty. But another major contrast surfaced this week: money. As of … 0

NH Dept. of Health and Human Services confirms first human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis since 2009

Friday, August 22, 2014

A Conway resident has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, commonly referred to as EEE, the Department of Health and Human Services announced last night. This is the first human case confirmed by the department since 2009. Five batches of mosquitoes have tested positive for the virus so … 0

West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine

Friday, August 22, 2014

Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply yesterday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian aid. Ukraine called it a “direct invasion,” and the … 0

States get leeway in using students’ test results to evaluate teachers

Friday, August 22, 2014

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Thursday announced a plan to allow states to delay using student standardized test results on teacher performance evaluations, a move widely seen as an effort to calm tension between Duncan and the nation’s educators. Duncan said the delay will allow states “to … 0

Hamas kills 18 suspected spies to deter leaks

Friday, August 22, 2014

Gaza militants yesterday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike likely guided by collaborators. … 0