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Concord police officer Dan Dexter with his seven-inch heels at the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser Wednesday evening.

Ray Duckler: An event is held to help spike domestic violence

Thursday, October 2, 2014

I exposed a cover-up within the Concord Police Department last night. Evidence suggests Lt. Timothy O’Malley has ugly toes. He refused to take his athletic socks off, breaking a rule in the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event, which featured men walking downtown in heels to raise money in the fight against domestic and sexual violence. The issue is … 0

Concord Planning Board delays poultry plant decision

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The planning board last night again delayed its decision on a poultry processing plant in East Concord, in response to an outcry from residents who fear the building’s odor and impact on their property values. Chairman Gerry Drypolcher suggested Concord hire an outside expert to advise the board on the application, and Ward … 0

NHTI hosts open house celebrates New Hampshire Manufacturing Week and National Manufacturing Day

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Donald Kilian of Epsom works full time as a security guard, part time for the National Guard and is taking his final semester of courses in engineering at NHTI. Last night, between classes, instead of taking a break from his busy schedule, he was shaking hands with local employers at an open house … 0

Concord police: Prescription take-back tomorrow

Friday, September 26, 2014

Turn in unwanted or unused medicines for safe disposal tomorrow during Concord’s Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The Concord Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency will collect prescription drugs tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The police … 0

Superintendent announces her retirement after nearly three decades with Concord schools

Friday, September 26, 2014

Chris Rath, superintendent of the Concord School District, will retire at the end of this school year. Rath, 67, has worked in Concord schools for nearly three decades. She delivered her letter of retirement to Clint Cogswell, president … 2

New Hampshire Wind Watch raises opposition to Odell’s nomination to energy siting committee

Friday, September 26, 2014

Members of New Hampshire Wind Watch and a state senator are raising concerns over Gov. Maggie Hassan’s decision to nominate state Sen. Bob Odell as one of the first public members to sit on the committee charged with permitting any future wind farms in the state. “New Hampshire … 10

Veterans, others raise concerns at town hall-style meeting in Manchester

Friday, September 26, 2014

In a conversation yesterday at the Manchester VA Medical Center, Manchester VA Regional Office Director Bradley Mayes tried to emphasize that his agency – which deals primarily with New Hampshire veterans but also assists others throughout New England … 0

Former secretary of state Albright defends Shaheen

Friday, September 26, 2014

Former secretary of state Madeleine Albright said yesterday that Republican Senate hopeful Scott Brown is “dead wrong” in suggesting that Democrat Jeanne Shaheen is confused about national security threats. Brown, a former Massachusetts senator now challenging Shaheen in … 8

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is tomorrow

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Looking to throw away extra oven cleaner, fertilizer or other hazardous materials? Get rid of those items tomorrow at Concord’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. Concord residents can bring 10 gallons or 20 pounds of hazardous waste to the Everett Arena tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3 … 0

Police: Ex-student triggers lockdown with pellet gun at Manchester school

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A 21-year-old former student was arrested yesterday after he showed up in a Manchester high school classroom with what turned out to be a pellet gun in his waistband, causing a 90-minute lockdown, the police said. Damian Johnson … 0

Concord schools superintendent Chris Rath to retire this year

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Concord Superintendent of Schools Chris Rath announced Thursday that she will retire from the superintendent’s job at the end of this school year, according to a press release. In a letter written to Clint Cogswell, president of the Concord School Board, Rath said she has witnessed a lot … 0

Antrim sex offender guilty of violating registry requirements by caring for Hopkinton boy

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A 69-year-old sex offender was convicted yesterday of violating his registry requirements by caring for a 14-year-old boy in Concord early this year. Max Wilson of Antrim was found guilty of four felony counts of prohibition from child-care services. Under the law, he is barred from engaging in … 0

Kuster pushes Boehner to fully restore money for Sewalls Falls Bridge, Highway Trust Fund

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pointing to Concord’s deteriorating Sewalls Falls Bridge, U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster has called on House Speaker John Boehner to pass a long-term reauthorization of the Highway Trust Fund and other surface transportation programs before the end of this year. The nearly 100-year-old bridge will close Dec. 1, and … 4