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Aug 30
Fresh start for optimistic Concord High field hockey team

Bonnie Proulx is living out one of her longtime goals. Now, it's her job to help her players realize some of theirs. Proulx, who takes over the Concord High field hockey helm this season, longed to coach…

Aug 30
Headlines from around the world in sports

Track & field U.S. finishes behind Kenya, Jamaica with 6 gold medals BEIJING - Even with its sixth straight title in the men's 4x400-meter relay, the United States still finished behind Jamaica and…

Aug 30
Dixon snatches IndyCar championship away from Montoya

SONOMA, Calif. - Scott Dixon captured a fourth IndyCar championship by winning the season finale Sunday to snatch away the title from Juan Pablo Montoya. Montoya led the points from the season-opening…

Aug 30
Fisher Cats rally to cling to slim postseason chances

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats battled back from multiple deficits and got a bit of clutch hitting in the 10th inning when Jack Murphy doubled home the winning runs to down the Binghamton Mets, 5-3, Sunday. …

Aug 30
A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

JV results The Bow High girls' JV soccer team tied Fall Mountain, 1-1, through double overtime. Scoring the lone goal for Bow was Savannah Twombly. Amanda Marshall and Kayleigh Marshall were dynamic in…

Aug 30
Heisman hopefuls short on preseason hype

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota broke a Heisman Trophy trend last season by winning the award after being considered the preseason favorite. Heisman winners no longer need preseason hype. Just ask Johnny…

Aug 30
Tokyo wins Little League title, beating Lewisberry, 18-11

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - With more than 42,000 fans cheering against them, the Tokyo players found themselves down eight runs in the first inning of the Little League championship game against Lewisberry,…

Aug 30
Arrieta pitches no-hitter for Cubs in 2-0 win over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES - Jake Arrieta pitched the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season and second against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory Sunday night. Arrieta…

Aug 30
'Awakenings' author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook…

Aug 30
Service pays tribute to slain television reporter, cameraman

Community religious leaders gathered Sunday to remember 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward, the two television journalists who were shot and killed while working last…

Aug 30
Hikers behaving badly: Appalachian Trail partying raises ire

When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring - not a rolling, monthslong frat party. Shelters where he thought he could catch…

Aug 30
Cruz puts his conservative values on full display at New Boston town hall

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has already made a name for himself as one of most conservative candidates in the race for the Republican nomination, but at a New Boston town hall event Sunday, one voter wanted to…

Aug 30
Obama renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of Alaska trip

President Obama will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of the president's…

Aug 30
Activists say IS damages ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra

Islamic State militants in Syria severely damaged the Bel Temple, considered one of the greatest sites of the ancient world, in a massive explosion Sunday, activists said. The 2,000-year-old temple was…

Aug 30
Proposed racing museum in Loudon plans for ground-breaking

As plans for a motorsports museum in New Hampshire formed in recent years, the collection of vehicles and memorabilia for the not-yet-built facility accumulated. "People are literally coming to us saying,…

Aug 30
'Compton' tops box office for 3rd week; 'War Room' surprises

The Christian drama War Room made a surprise bid for the box-office lead, Zac Efron's music drama We Are Your Friends fell completely flat and the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton keeps chugging along.…

Aug 30
Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston area deputy

The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a lengthy criminal record going back a decade, but never spent more than short stints in jail.…

Aug 30
Business people for Aug. 31, 2015

Jonathan Whitcomb of Concord, an attorney at Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, was elected chairman of the New Hampshire Bar Association's Intellectual Property Law section. Kristine Stoddard of Concord,…

Aug 30
Patents issued to area inventors this week

Starting today, the Monitor will publish a listing of federal patents awarded to inventors or companies in the Concord area. The following list is for this past week, through Aug. 27. It will appear on…

Aug 30
Business notes for Aug. 31, 2015

AutoServ has broken ground to construct a new Kia facility in Tilton. Construction is expected to be completed by November. Wesley Woods, a residential senior community, will hold a ribbon-cutting on…

Aug 30
Growers see strong apple-picking season in region

As summer winds down in New England, apple-picking season is gearing up with growers forecasting a bumper crop. According to the U.S. Apple Association, the six-state harvest is expected to be about…

Aug 30
Officials find body of missing 35-yar-old woman

GOFFSTOWN, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire Fish and Game officials say they have found the body of a woman last seen in a Goffstown river.