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Richard Wright as General John Stark leads the procession to the site of his son Caleb's monument at the town common in Dunbarton yesterday.

(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

Dunbarton honors two of its Revolutionary War heroes

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Revolutionary-era muskets being fired sounded like the boom of a cannon. Some of the people who had turned out to the Dunbarton Town Common covered their ears, while members of the New Hampshire Society Sons of the American Revolution reloaded, aimed and fired another volley into the sky. More than 20 people gathered on General John Stark Day yesterday to honor the general and his son Caleb, both of whom fought in the Revolutionary War. John Stark is famous for writing the words, “Live free or die,” which eventually became the state motto. He commanded New Hampshire regiments in that war and fought in …

Man in 2012 police standoff seeks new trial on abuse charges

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A man who initiated a police standoff three years ago in Concord after allegedly threatening to kill his girlfriend, and who was later convicted of abusing her at an earlier date, has requested a new trial on the abuse charge, claiming that his lawyer failed to fully defend him. Marc Mallard, 33, alleges that Ted Barnes should have tried to stop a Merrimack …

Teen in custody case wants contact with mom

Monday, April 27, 2015

A 19-year-old woman back in the United States after fleeing with her mother and stepfather a decade ago in a custody case is begging a judge to allow contact with her mother, who faces trial next month, and calls her stepfather “the only man I consider to be my dad.” In her legal …

On State House steps, pot smoked in protest

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A group of activists exercised civil disobedience yesterday by smoking marijuana on the steps of the State House and decrying the war on drugs through a megaphone. At 4:20 p.m. on April 20, the unofficial pot holiday, about …

Complaint: Man misled donors to non-existent veterans museum

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A Manchester man accused of soliciting and accepting donations to create a veterans museum on land he didn’t own – without proper registration to accept donations – has been ordered by a judge to stop. The Veterans Museum of New Hampshire, advertised to be built across the street …

‘We are here’: Main Street businesses brace for construction

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

When construction began outside the Gyro House earlier this spring, owner Theodora Hinxhia’s daughter told her mom to stop writing her a paycheck for the hours she puts in at the Concord restaurant. “She said, ‘Mom, don’t pay …

Leaf collection begins next week

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The city will begin spring leaf collection Monday, and curbside pickup will continue through June 5. Along with their regular trash and recycling, Concord residents can place an unlimited number of bags with leaves and grass clippings on the curb by 7 a.m. on their scheduled pickup day. …

Kearsarge selects next superintendent

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Kearsarge Regional School Board has selected its pick for superintendent. Out of two finalists, the board chose Winfried Feneberg, currently the superintendent in Windham, to replace outgoing Superintendent Jerry Frew. The other finalist was Bow High School Principal John House-Myers. School board Chairman Ken Bartholomew said both …

PHOTOS: Striking silver in downtown Concord

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Rob Roesch just struck gold. Well, technically, he struck silver. In downtown Concord at the Governor Hugh J. Gallen Staff Office Park, Roesch used his metal detector to uncover a rare Silver Seated Half Dollar buried in the …

Ray Duckler: She’s as strong as ever

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Want to get on Pat Pelletier’s bad side? Suggest she use a wheelchair, or a cane, or a walker. That’ll do it. She doesn’t care that she lost the lower portion of both legs when a trolley ran …

PHOTOS: Discover WILD New Hampshire Day celebrated with live animals, activities

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Animals of all shapes and sizes made an appearance at Discover WILD New Hampshire Day on Saturday, April 18, 2015. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department invited many organizations to the event, including Wildlife Encounters and the …

Plans for organic egg farm in Boscawen progresses

Saturday, April 18, 2015

If plans continue as anticipated, organic eggs produced in Boscawen will be on the shelves of stores along the East Coast in the near future. Tom Giovagnoli, who plans to build an organic egg farm in Boscawen, has …

Last-minute plans could spring fountains on Main Street

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Two city councilors, developer Steve Duprey and the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce are leading a push to add fountains back into the Main Street project. At last week’s Concord City Council meeting, Jan McClure of Ward 3 …