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Charities will not have to pay rent to casinos under new law
04-23-2024 3:56 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Deb Leahy can finally breathe easy, freed from the fluctuating rental fees each time her organization partners with a New Hampshire casino for donations.Thanks to a new law, casinos are now prohibited from imposing rent charges on charities for...

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“It’s beautiful” – Eight people experiencing homelessness to move into Pleasant Street apartments
04-23-2024 5:02 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Down every street in Dover, reminders of his late wife Stephanie followed Larry Regan. After she passed, he headed towards Concord to start anew. It’s taken a while for that to feel like a reality, but the day has finally come. For the last three...


Committee approves bill allowing host communities to join charitable gaming
04-23-2024 4:13 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

The House Ways and Means Committee unanimously voted on Tuesday to advance Senate Bill 472, which allows host communities to participate in charitable gaming alongside charities and non-profits.Senate Bill 472, now heading to the full House of...


Downtown cobbler breathes life into tired shoes, the environmentally friendly way
04-21-2024 11:50 AM

By RAY DUCKLER

Visiting United Shoe Repair downtown may not only result in improved shoes, but also may serve as an environmentally friendly act.D.J. Annicchiarico is on the ground floor of conservation, an individual whose multi-generational business dates back 115...


Former Concord firefighter sues city, claiming years of homophobic sexual harassment, retaliation
04-21-2024 11:35 AM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

A former Concord firefighter has filed a lawsuit against the city claiming that coworkers and supervisors sexually harassed him for years, including by using homophobic slurs, and retaliated against him when he complained.After Christopher Golomb...


Opinion: The eclipse reveals an allegory about the current political life of Congress
04-20-2024 6:30 AM

By JOHN BUTTRICK

John Buttrick writes from his Vermont Folk Rocker in his Concord home, Minds Crossing. He can be reached at johndbuttrick@gmail.comI’ve been angry and fearful watching the antics of Congress, particularly within the House of Representatives. Many...


After delay over neighbors’ concerns, Christ the King Food Pantry headed for rebuild
04-18-2024 4:50 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Plans for a new building for Christ the King Parish’s food pantry are moving forward after they were held up due to safety concerns, and a lack of communication with abutters, in February.The city Planning Board approved revised plans this week, which...


‘Money is a driver’: Amid inflation and tight labor market, city fighting to stem employee outflow
04-17-2024 5:13 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

In another move to stem the flow of city employee turnover, Concord city councilors approved a package of increased leave and other perks last week. Previous efforts — including bonuses and a temporary increase in overtime pay for police, weekly cash...


Pay-by-bag works for most communities, but not Hopkinton
04-17-2024 5:11 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Every time Jolene Cochrane clocks in for her shift at the Hopkinton Transfer Station, she sees residents driving in with their household waste bagged in various colored trash bags.With 19 years of experience at the station — a few years longer than...


Hundreds gather at discovery center in Concord for eclipse
04-17-2024 10:00 AM

By CHLOE RATTEE

A rush of excited people poured out of the lobby of the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center when Cameron Waller, who works behind the front desk, announced that it was just 15 minutes until the eclipse reached totality.The center held a viewing party...


Concord city-schools committee revived, will meet for first time in 2 years
04-16-2024 4:19 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

After the close of their budget planning seasons and with a mounting list of major construction projects between them, a joint committee between city and school district leaders — including both Concord and Merrimack Valley — will reconvene this...


With less than three months left, Concord Casino hasn’t found a buyer
04-16-2024 4:18 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

At the start of the year, Concord Casino was ordered to close its doors and sell the business within six months, but, so far, no buyers have stepped forward to acquire the establishment.“There’s been no change in the status of the Concord facility,”...


Regal Theater in Concord is closing Thursday
04-16-2024 11:38 AM

By DAVID BROOKS

After Thursday’s 7:30 p.m. showing of “Kung Fu Panda 4,” the Regal Cinema on Loudon Road will close for good, ending 28 years of multiplex movies on The Heights in Concord and marking the latest step in the redevelopment of the Steeplegate Mall.What’s...


Phenix Hall, Christ the King food pantry, rail trail on Concord planning board’s agenda
04-16-2024 8:58 AM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Several major city projects — including one for a food pantry that drew ire from parents of a nearby school and the other for a mixed-use commercial, apartment, restaurant and event complex — are slated to come before the Concord Planning Board...


Opinion: Proposed height zoning change for Concord’s Main Street
04-16-2024 6:00 AM

By STEVE DUPREY

Steve Duprey is the owner of the Duprey Companies The proposed zoning change to allow a 90-foot height building on Main Street, in appropriate cases, where the current zoning limits the height to 80 feet, makes sense and should be adopted. First, a...


Two democrats with parallel views run for same State Senate seat
04-15-2024 5:23 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Angela Brennan of Bow and Rebecca McWilliams of Concord, both Democratic State Representatives, have entered the race for the New Hampshire State Senate in District 15, to fill the shoes of Sen. Becky Whitley, who is eyeing a congressional seat.The...


Vandals key cars outside NHGOP event at Concord High; attendee carrying gun draws heat from school board
04-15-2024 4:17 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Vandals keyed the cars of at least 10 members of the state Republican Party while the group held its biennial convention inside Concord High School on Saturday. “There’s already too much vitriol in partisan politics,” Party Chair Chris Ager said. Ager...


Dinner over death in Concord
04-15-2024 3:20 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Instead of light conversations around a meal, Granite VNA, in partnership with Bennett Funeral Home, is hosting a dinner on Wednesday where attendees will engage in conversations about death and dying.Guided by end-of-life experts from a hospice team,...


Opinion: Profits (and losses) of war
04-12-2024 5:05 PM

By JOHN BUTTRICK

John Buttrick writes from his Vermont Folk Rocker in his Concord home, Minds Crossing. He can be reached at johndbuttrick@gmail.com The objectives of a war are inevitably costly. There is the cost of children’s lives. The war in Ukraine has killed 500...


Opinion: Calling candidates for CD 2: Show me what democracy looks like!
04-12-2024 6:00 AM

By JENNIFER FRIZZELL

Jennifer Frizzell of Concord is an attorney, advocate and activist who works to advance gender justice, reproductive freedom and democracy in the Granite State. In 2020 she was awarded the Ann McLane Kuster Community Leader award from the NH...


‘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...

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