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Ashton Huntley (left), 6, of Concord puts out a house fire at the Concord Fire Department's booth during this year's National Night Out event hosted by the Concord Police Department at Rollins Park in Concord, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

PHOTOS: National Night Out 2015 in Concord

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Concord Police Department hosted National Night Out at Rollins Park Tuesday evening. …

New chief financial officer at Liquor Commission

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission has a new chief financial officer. Christina Demers of Hooksett, the first woman to hold the position, joined the commission as an administrative assistant in 1997. She was promoted to statistician in 1999, a job she held for more than 10 years. In 2010, she was promoted to business administrator. Among Demers’ responsibilities will be managing one of …

Lines of sight: It’s early, but there are some things we already know about the 2016 race

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Amy Walter, national editor for the Cook Political Report and a frequently tapped political analyst, stopped by the home of Arnie Arnesen in Concord last week for a discussion on the dynamics of the 2016 presidential race. The hour-long conversation covered topics ranging from electoral demographics to campaign finance. Here are six take-aways: …

Downtown: Concord looks to adopt forward-leaning, forward-thinking logo

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Construction is already under way to redesign nine blocks of Concord’s Main Street. Next up: redesigning the familiar blue-and-white wheelchair icon. The Accessible Icon Project began in 2010 in Cambridge, Mass., as a guerilla art campaign. Two artists …

On the Suncook River, a slow, rolling disaster response

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Nearly a decade after the Suncook River jumped its banks in Epsom – in the most dramatic change of course for a river in New Hampshire’s recorded history – the state is now beginning work to stabilize the …

Ray Duckler: I wanted to track a moose, at a time when calves are dying

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Henry Jones peered through the trees, flashed a peace sign-like symbol, then flicked his index and middle fingers quickly back and forth, over and over, one at a time. “We’re close,” whispered Jones, a graduate student in a …

Man identified in fatal motorcycle crash on Route 106

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Concord police have identified the motorcyclist killed in a motor vehicle crash Friday afternoon. Robert Campbell, 59, of Haverhill, Mass., suffered fatal injuries after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck in the area of Route 106 and D’Amante Drive about 3:45 p.m. Friday. Campbell was transported to …

Breest’s request for new trial denied; judge says evidence still convincing in 1971 killing

Saturday, August 1, 2015

A judge in Concord has denied Robert Breest’s request for a new trial, saying the convicted murderer has failed to show that new DNA evidence would sway a jury to exonerate him. In an order this week, Judge …

Motorcyclist dies in collision with pickup truck

Saturday, August 1, 2015

A 59-year-old man died Friday after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck in the area of Route 106 and D’Amante Drive in Concord, police said. The collision was reported to police Friday about 3:45 p.m. The motorcyclist was transported to Concord Hospital, where he was later pronounced …

Concord police recover body of missing person at White Park

Friday, July 31, 2015

The body of Tina Russell, a 39-year-old Concord woman who had gone missing, was discovered Friday in White Park, police said. They do not suspect foul play. Police received a report of an “unconscious” female in the park about 3:15 p.m. Friday, said Lt. Tim O’Malley in a …

Tornado hit Warner on Thursday night

Friday, July 31, 2015

A tornado damaged a roof and snapped and uprooted some trees in Warner on Thursday night. This is the first tornado in the state in 2015, according to the National Weather Service. The tornado occurred at 5:53 p.m., was about 100 yards wide, and traveled a distance of …

My Turn: Main Street project exceeding expectations

Saturday, August 1, 2015

While I supported the Main Street project from the beginning, as it becomes a reality I am even more of a fan. I knew that most Main Street businesses would now be more accessible to people with walking difficulties. Wheelchair users would now be able to enjoy shopping …

Motorcyclists critically injured in accident with tractor-trailer identified as Franklin residents

Friday, July 31, 2015

The two people injured in a Thursday morning accident involving a motorcycle and tractor trailer truck were still in critical condition as of Friday afternoon. State police identified the two people injured as Franklin residents in a press release Friday. William Hanson, 53, and Marlene Layne, 46, are …