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Gavin Newsom works to bolster Biden in a swing-state tour that could boost both their ambitions

07-09-2024 5:55 PM

By STEVE PEOPLES and HOLLY RAMER

HOOKSETT, N.H. — For years, Gavin Newsom stayed far away from New Hampshire by design.The ambitious California governor understood that any visit to a bastion of presidential politics would fuel speculation that he might be eyeing President Joe...


As city revaluations begin, owners have right to refuse but leaders implore all to cooperate

07-09-2024 5:10 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

If Concord’s property assessment team encounters a no-trespassing sign on a homeowner’s property while conducting their city-wide revaluation, they’ll leave the site and send a letter in the mail. If a resident isn’t home when the team, marked by neon...


To curb large-scale casinos, Concord opens zones for small gaming venues

07-09-2024 5:07 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

If a charitable organization, religious center, restaurant, hotel, hospital, or any other business in Concord wants to open a casino, they can, but the casino must be smaller than the main building of the primary business.At Monday night’s city...


A State Am fixture since 1975, Concord’s Bob Mielcarz prepares to bid farewell to New Hampshire golf tournament

07-09-2024 4:54 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Few New Hampshire golfers are as synonymous with the annual State Amateur Championship as Concord’s Bob Mielcarz. He’s played in the State Am 43 times, beginning in 1975, and he won the championship nine times, most recently in 2000. But he’s decided...


Hopkinton debates skate park project over cost concerns

07-09-2024 4:53 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Hopkinton’s Spirit Skate Park is in dire need of repairs, but the select board is hesitant to approve the project due to its hefty price tag. Even the most economical options would cost around $200,000, leading the board to suggest fundraising...


Teacher who took student to get abortion drops lawsuit following reinstatement of teaching credential

07-09-2024 4:42 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

A New Hampshire teacher who took a student to get an abortion agreed to drop her lawsuit against the Department of Education following the reinstatement late last month of her teaching credential.The teacher, who filed her lawsuit anonymously, alleged...


N.H. resident infected with measles, state health officials say

07-09-2024 2:08 PM

An unvaccinated New Hampshire resident has contracted measles, likely from being exposed to an international traveler with the virus who visited Hanover earlier this month, according to the state Department of Health and Human Services.The infected...


Conway residents challenge property reval, push for full reassessment

07-09-2024 12:09 PM

By DAYMOND STEER

In January, 100 or so frustrated taxpayers took to town hall to take issue when a recent reval of their properties caused a sudden spike in their taxes. Now, a group of Conway taxpayers has petitioned the N.H. Board of Land and Tax Appeals to order a...


YP of the Month for July: Madelin Fish brings creativity to Concord

07-09-2024 10:17 AM

Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN) introduces you to the “Young Professional of the Month,” Madelin Fish. Each month, the CYPN Steering Committee recommends individuals in the community it thinks readers would enjoy getting to know better.How...


“The last player standing” – Swenson Granite’s Concord quarry shuttered after 140-year-history

07-08-2024 5:49 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

In a recent drive up Rattlesnake Hill, Kurt Swenson found the quarry he once owned eerily quiet.Gone were the employees who sliced blocks of stone from walls a hundred-plus feet down from the edge, a job he first had as a teenager. Silent was the...


Karen Read’s defense team says jurors were unanimous on acquitting her of murder

07-08-2024 2:12 PM

By MICHAEL CASEY

Jurors in the trial of Karen Read unanimously concluded she was not guilty of murder or of leaving the scene of a deadly accident, and were deadlocked on only the remaining manslaughter charge before the judge abruptly declared a mistrial, her defense...


Granite Geek: Burning wood to cool down the library. Yes, cool it.

07-08-2024 12:17 PM

Setting fire to wood is a great way to stay warm, which is why human beings have been doing it ever since we became human beings, but to my surprise there’s a place in New Hampshire where it’s used to stay cool. “It has been working great,” said...


Search for missing New Hampshire native who fell off boat in Casco Bay suspended

07-08-2024 11:44 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

The U.S. Coast Guard has confirmed the suspension of search operations for Edward Berke, a 31-year-old Bow native who fell off a boat in Casco Bay on July 4.Berke, an alumnus of Bow High School, was on a boating trip aboard a vessel from the maker...


NH expands protections against race-based hair discrimination

07-08-2024 11:00 AM

By SADAF TOKHI

A new law allows people to pursue legal action if they experience discrimination based on hairstyles related to their ethnicity.The state’s existing anti-discrimination law already has a clause prohibiting discrimination by race and color. The new law...


Steeplegate Mall demolition may come before Planning Board

07-08-2024 10:27 AM

By DAVID BROOKS

The next steps in Steeplegate Mall’s transition from pure retail to mixed-use will come before two Concord boards this month, including whether to allow part of the building to be torn down.A July 10 hearing has been scheduled by the city Zoning Board...


Paintings for a Purpose art show aims to raise thousands for nonprofits providing food, children's services

07-08-2024 9:54 AM

By DANIEL SARCH

The fifth annual Paintings for a Purpose art show will support causes including food insecurity and at-risk youth throughout July and August.A reception opened the exhibit at Meredith Village Savings Bank on June 27, which features the work of artist...


Records reveal industry feedback shaped New Hampshire's Solid Waste rules

07-08-2024 8:30 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

New Hampshire’s proposed solid waste rules face a critical checkpoint before reaching legislative offices – a review by the Waste Management Council, an advisory body to the state agency primarily composed of members from the waste industry.After many...


Sustainably saying goodbye through home and green burials

07-08-2024 8:30 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Planning a funeral doesn’t always have to mean a traditional cemetery burial with an expensive metal or wooden casket lined with luxurious fabrics. In many New Hampshire towns, you can choose a more personal and environmentally conscious farewell...


Hometown Hero: Lenny O’Keefe is Bishop Brady’s ‘Guardian of the Road’

07-08-2024 8:01 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Asked what Lenny O’Keefe means to Bishop Brady High School, athletic director Annie Mattarazzo didn’t know where to begin.“He is just a gift,” she said. “Lenny is an incredible soul. He is such a big-hearted, just such a well-rounded human being, such...


‘You have to give them someplace to go’ – A Concord homeowner has an encampment in her yard. Nationwide, cities are issuing permanent camping bans.

07-06-2024 3:26 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Robin Bach knows her property is a work in progress.Room by room, she and her husband have chipped away at restoring their 19th-century Walker house in Concord, measuring out baseboards and cutting trim from the original moldings to preserve the...


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