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Concord martial arts studio builds life skills far beyond combat

04-13-2024 11:01 AM

By CHLOE RATTEE

Sometimes a life-changing moment can come from something simple, like a TV show.For Paul Averill, the longtime owner of Averill’s Martial Arts Academy, that change in his life’s trajectory came after he watched Kung Fu, which aired in the 1970s....


From today’s eclipse viewers to those in 2079: Items sought for special eclipse time capsule

04-12-2024 3:08 PM

By ARIANNA MACNEILL

To mark the impact and excitement of this week’s eclipse, enthusiasts are invited to make contributions to a time capsule that will be buried at the McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center and opened on May 1, 2079, the date of the next total solar eclipse...


FAFSA fiasco hits New Hampshire college goers and universities hard

04-12-2024 2:44 PM

JEREMY MARGOLIS

As early as last October, the Czarkowski family saw signs they were entering a college application season unlike any other.During the first college workshop Adam Czarkowski and his son, Tyler, attended, they learned the government was rolling out a...


Climate disasters elsewhere can raise home insurance rates here

04-12-2024 1:00 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

By the standards of the world’s increasing climate disasters – the tornadoes, wildfires and deadly heat waves that fill headlines every week – the back-to-back snowstorms that just clobbered New Hampshire’s power grid weren’t too bad. But don’t get...


Director of DCYF resigns after seven months in the role

04-12-2024 12:07 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

After seven months leading the Division of Children, Youth and Families, Jeff Fleischer has resigned from his post as director.Flesicher began in the role in August after coming out of retirement to lead the state agency. He previously served as the...


In Littleton, a vending machine makes naloxone available 24/7

04-12-2024 11:20 AM

By PAUL CUNO-BOOTH

People in Littleton can now get the overdose-reversal drug naloxone from a vending machine that’s open 24/7, part of an ongoing campaign to expand access to the life-saving medication.The device is outside the Mt. Eustis Commons office building on...


NH Senate defeats bill to ban guns in schools

04-12-2024 10:30 AM

By RICK GREEN

The N.H. Senate on Thursday rejected, 14-9, a bill from Keene Sen. Donovan Fenton to prohibit people from carrying guns on school property.All the Democrats present voted in favor of Senate Bill 593, and all the Republicans voted against it.Fenton, a...


NH House passes marijuana legalization again

04-12-2024 10:22 AM

By RICK GREEN

The N.H. House of Representatives voted for a second time Thursday in favor of a bill to legalize the sale and possession of marijuana for recreational use by adults.It now goes to the Senate.This time, the vote on House Bill 1633 was 239-136. All of...


‘The ball is rolling’: Housing and homelessness hot topics at ‘State of the City’

04-11-2024 5:47 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

After stumbling briefly with the accompanying PowerPoint in the first minutes of his remarks, Mayor Byron Champlin poked a little fun at his mistake.“And now I’m going to turn things over to former Mayor Bouley,” he quipped.Eliciting laughter from the...


Bow police department to revamp K9 program with Labrador Retrievers

04-11-2024 5:33 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

The Bow Police Department bid farewell to their K9 Boris this year after his handler left the department.With K9 Boris no longer part of the team, the Bow Police Department is reinventing its K9 program, turning to employ canines for locating missing...


After honoring late Rep. Ellison NH House votes to kill his “dying wish” bill, expanding free and reduced lunch

04-11-2024 5:30 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

The last time Anna Bates figured she was in the State House was for the annual field trip all New Hampshire fourth graders take.As she took her seat in the gallery Thursday, the cacophony on the House floor, and jargon that goes with it – voice votes,...


Red barn on Warner Road near Concord/Hopkinton line to be preserved

04-11-2024 4:53 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

For drivers in the Concord area, the old red barn on Warner Road is a quintessential directional landmark — whether to get to the Hopkinton Fair or a friend’s house. It’s more than just a structure – it’s a piece of history etched into the landscape...


Keville sentenced to life in prison after a courtroom outburst

04-11-2024 11:52 AM

By LISA D. CONNELL

The somber mood of a courtroom sentencing trial was broken as convicted double-homicide defendant Craig Keville responded to a man’s comment as Keville was being led from the courtroom after being sentenced to two, consecutive life sentences on April...


‘No rats:’ Reporting YDC abuse led to retaliation, former staffers tell jurors

04-11-2024 11:40 AM

By JASON MOON

Two former staff at New Hampshire’s Youth Development Center (YDC) testified in court Wednesday that the facility was a “horrendous nightmare,” where management instructed staff to never believe kids over employees, and where staff wore stickers that...


Former head of White Mountain trail nonprofit accused of financial fraud

04-11-2024 11:11 AM


ReVision proposes community-owned solar field in Jaffrey

04-11-2024 10:49 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

ReVision Energy is proposing construction of a community solar farm on land owned by the Town of Jaffrey.Representatives of ReVision appeared before the Jaffrey Planning Board on Tuesday for a review of a plan, which would include a 1.3...


New EPA PFAS rule goes further than New Hampshire’s standards, setting up new challenge

04-11-2024 10:32 AM

By LISA SORG and ETHAN DeWITT

A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule adding new limits on PFAS chemicals in public water systems announced Wednesday would go further than New Hampshire’s own limits and could have major implications for homeowners and water utilities, state...


State will buy new DOJ building from Duprey for $21 million

04-10-2024 7:28 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

The state will buy the office building that has housed the Department of Justice since last year after the Executive Council approved $21 million in state money for the purchase Wednesday.The department left its pink granite location on Capitol Street...


Plans for restoration of ‘Flying Yankee’ train move forward

04-10-2024 4:55 PM

By ARIANNA MACNEILL

The nonprofit Flying Yankee Association will soon own the historic Flying Yankee train with plans to relocate, preserve and restore it with the hope of someday running it again.The group announced Monday that the state had chosen its proposal as the...


MVHS crossword creator puzzles over puzzles

04-10-2024 4:54 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

Do you know a six-letter word that’s key to the “butterfly effect”? What’s the loneliest number? How do you express excitement in Japanese?If you answered those easily, Natalie DeGreenia has a puzzle for you.The Merrimack Valley High School senior has...



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