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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

Concord School Board expected to vote on $8.6M bonds Monday

Thursday, August 21, 2014

On Monday, the Concord School Board is expected to vote on the issuance of up to $8.6 million in bonds for major capital projects. The public hearing is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the high school library on … 0

Shaheen losing ground against Brown in latest UNH polling data

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fewer than a third of likely voters have decided which candidate they support in New Hampshire’s race for the U.S. Senate. Incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen still leads against all three of the major Republicans vying for their party’s nomination in the latest data from the UNH Survey … 7

2nd District candidates disagree on Iraq strategy

Thursday, August 21, 2014

BC-NH--House-New Hampshire-Iraq, 1st Ld-Writethru,547 2nd District candidates disagree on Iraq strategy Eds: Updates with more details of the candidates’ positions, quotes from candidates, background on current situation in Iraq. By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. — Republican congressional hopeful Gary Lambert says the U.S. should not redeploy … 0

NextGen Climate releases first TV ad that draws connections between Brown, big oil

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Super PAC founded by billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer takes aim at Scott Brown in its first television ad. “Out-of-state oilmen like the Koch brothers are spending millions to elect out-of-state politician Scott Brown to our Senate seat,” the 30-second television ad says. “Brown voted to protect tax … 5

Concord man charged in Bicentennial Square stabbing

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A 28-year-old Concord man was arrested and charged with nonfatally stabbing another man about 1 a.m. Tuesday in Bicentennial Square. Christian Economides was arrested yesterday afternoon and was charged with a felony of second-degree assault, the police said in a statement. He was initially arrested Tuesday and charged … 1

U.S. judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A federal judge yesterday declared Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle in Tallahassee ruled that the ban added to Florida’s constitution by voters in 2008 violates the … 0

Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Gov. Jay Nixon yesterday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, Mo., where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago. Since … 0

American Ebola doc: ‘I am thrilled to be alive’

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Calling it a “miraculous day,” an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit in Atlanta and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses yesterday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after … 0

Boston Marathon bombing suspect’s friend pleads guilty

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty yesterday to impeding the investigation by removing incriminating evidence from Tsarnaev’s dorm room several days after the deadly attack. Dias Kadyrbayev, 20, admitted in federal court … 0

Nation & world briefs, Aug. 22

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fierce fighting rages in eastern Ukraine Fierce fighting raged in eastern Ukraine yesterday in what appeared to be a last-gasp attempt by government troops to snatch back territory from pro-Russia separatists before the arrival of a Russian aid convoy overseen by the Red Cross. Trucks loaded with water, … 0