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Public asked for input on Concord sex assault suspect, who also coached soccer

Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Merrimack County Sheriff’s Office said Friday it’s seeking the public’s help in its investigation of 30-year-old Donald Levesque of Concord, the former assistant teacher and youth sports coach who was arrested on Oct. 1 and charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy. Levesque was a former employee of Shaker Road School, and coached football in the Concord Capitols youth football program until his arrest. Friday’s release also revealed that …

State: Inmate returns after walking out of halfway house

Saturday, October 10, 2015

The state Department of Corrections said an inmate serving a prison sentence for theft returned to a Concord halfway house hours after leaving without permission. Fifty-year-old Robert Mozeika, of Chichester, left the men’s North End Transitional Housing Unit on Thursday about noon to go to work. Authorities say he left his work site without permission. Mozeika was placed on escape status later that …

‘Be the Change Club’ at Concord High a microcosm of community inclusion

Friday, October 9, 2015

When students in Concord High School’s Be the Change Club have disputes, they resolve things in a simple way: sit down and talk about it. Students examine both sides of the conflict, try to understand the other person’s point of view and eventually apologize to one another. “We don’t let it fester,” said …

Ray Duckler: Retelling a day of horror and bravery that lingers

Sunday, October 4, 2015

‘We have a few characters from that day who are present tonight,” author Richard Adams Carey told us. We turned our heads and searched the book store, eyes wide and scanning, waiting for Carey to introduce people connected …

Looking for nuclear explosions wins Bow native major physics award

Saturday, October 3, 2015

In a way, Eric Dors recently received one of the highest awards for a government physicist because his work has found nothing. But in this case, nothing means everything, because the project for which Dors recently received the …

Concord inmate missing from transitional work unit

Saturday, October 3, 2015

A minimum security inmate went missing late Friday night from the Concord prison grounds. Adam Bergeron, 21, of Middleton, Mass., had yet to return as of Saturday morning, prison spokesman Jeff Lyons said. Lyons said Bergeron was last seen during a 9:30 p.m. head count at the Transitional …

NH Supreme Court upholds landmark contamination verdict against Exxon

Saturday, October 3, 2015

The New Hampshire Supreme Court has upheld a $236 million fine imposed two years ago on the gas giant Exxon Mobil for contaminating thousands of groundwater wells with the additive MTBE. The decision, issued Friday morning, removes one of the last obstacles for the state in retrieving its …

Concord 250 Watch: Commemorative Collectibles

Saturday, October 3, 2015

The apple harvest, chilly mornings and changing leaves are sure signs fall is here in full form. As the calendar enters this last quarter of Concord’s 250th celebration year, many events and festivities remain on the horizon. Several beautiful, historic, and uniquely Concord treasures have been created to …

Asphalt plant, approved by city in 2011, starts production

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Gail Rousseau was sitting on her porch a couple of weeks ago when, for the first time, she smelled it: asphalt. She knew that production would be happening at a plant near her neighborhood, she just didn’t know …

Announcements: Send your art

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Artists invited The New Hampshire Art Association is looking for submissions in all media for the annual Joan L. Dunfey Open Juried Exhibition. Physical submissions will be received at the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery in Portsmouth on Oct. 25 and 26 from noon to 4 p.m. Digital submissions …

Name of victim in fiery crash on I-89 still withheld

Saturday, October 3, 2015

State police said they are awaiting dental records before releasing the identity of a woman who was killed in a head-on collision Wednesday on Interstate 89 in Concord. State police Lt. Jerry Maslan said an identification could come Monday, at the earliest. The woman’s Jeep Liberty was traveling …

PHOTOS: Ted Cruz flips burgers at the Deerfield Fair

Friday, October 2, 2015

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz visited the Deerfield Fair on Friday with his family. The Presidential candidate met potential voters, signed autographs, posed for photos, flipped a few burgers and fulfilled promises of cotton candy to his daughters Caroline …

Concord hunter goes to Washington to fight for conservation funding program

Friday, October 2, 2015

An avid hunter from Concord journeyed to Washington, D.C., this week to urge lawmakers there to stand up for the expiring Land and Water Conservation Fund. Dan Williams’s effort didn’t work, however, despite bipartisan calls for reauthorization of the federal conservation program. Without sufficient support, the program expired …