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Texas Roadhouse opens on Loudon Road replacing Newick’s Lobster House

02-19-2024 4:07 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

A national chain replaced a family-owned restaurant on Loudon Road as Texas Roadhouse opened its doors on Monday, replacing the Newick’s Lobster House, which closed in March.The lobster house building was torn down, and replaced by the...


Concord receives $2.5 million federal grant for new airport terminal

02-19-2024 1:06 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Concord received a $2.5 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to help pay for the construction of a new terminal at the Municipal Airport. The city has envisioned replacing the terminal at its airport since 2006, and plans gained...


Sports betting raised $100M for education in first four years

02-19-2024 12:48 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

In the four years since New Hampshire legalized sports betting and teamed up with DraftKings, the partnership has contributed $100 million to public education, according to the New Hampshire Lottery. It’s one of several games run by the Lottery that...


FAFSA delays cause frustration

02-19-2024 12:17 PM

By ADRIANA MORGA

NEW YORK— For many students, the excitement of being accepted into their first-choice college is being tempered this year by a troublesome uncertainty over whether they’ll get the financial aid they need to attend.The financial aid decisions that...


Police: Goffstown man arrested after chase through Bow

02-19-2024 12:12 PM

A Goffstown man was arrested early Saturday morning after state police say he failed to stop for a state trooper, rammed a police cruiser and attempted to run away on foot.Richard Greeley, 48, failed to stop at the end of the Interstate 89 northbound...


Concord to hold listening session on I-93 bridge park 

02-19-2024 11:05 AM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Members of the public can learn about and give input on Concord’s plans to potentially build a bridge park over the interstate at a meeting and listening session Tuesday night. Last summer, Concord City Councilors approved a $200,000 feasibility study...


‘Poor decisions’ – Cog train helps rescue Mt. Washington hiker in brutal conditions

02-19-2024 9:44 AM

By DAVID BROOKS

An injured hiker who made an “innumerous amount of poor decisions” was rescued from Mount Washington on Saturday amid wind chill of 50 degrees below zero, after rescuers were carried up the mountain in a special Cog Railway train.According to New...


Sanborn’s casino should create a bidding war – if not for its legal problems

02-19-2024 9:32 AM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

In the last 14 months, Chicago gaming entrepreneur Greg Carlin has bought two New Hampshire casinos and is now investing $25 million refurbishing and expanding them. Ocean Gaming Casino overlooks Hampton Beach. The second, under construction, will sit...


Hometown Hero: Carlman helps the homeless where she can

02-19-2024 9:00 AM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Rebecca Carlman knows a new blanket can go a long way when you are living out of a tent. She did so herself for three years – with cold winters and wet mornings after a night of rain leaving a lingering chill. So now she loads what supplies she can...


Maple sugaring season off to an early start

02-19-2024 8:45 AM

By SUSAN PIKE

Quite a few of my friends have been grumbling about how they can’t wait for winter to be over and that they are ready for spring.I was surprised by this. I feel the opposite. It feels to me like we haven’t really had much winter yet. I was even more...


Contoocook pantry grows seeds, gives back to neighbors

02-19-2024 8:00 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Laura Russell has been growing vegetables like potatoes, lettuce, beans, and carrots for more than 20 years in her humble 4-foot-by-6-foot plot at her Warner home.For her, it’s not just a personal interest but a means to savor the bounty of homegrown...


The Outside Story: Ebbing snow cover

02-19-2024 7:00 AM

By MICHAEL J. CADUTO

When it comes to winter in the North Country, brown is not beautiful. Climate change has brought sudden and extreme fluctuations in weather along with a dramatic decline in the amount of snowfall that blankets the ground. This is especially marked in...


For three decades, a local Aubuchon Hardware store manager saw the company as an important part of his life 

02-18-2024 6:28 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

Initially, while visiting the local Aubuchon Hardware store this week to say goodbye, Jeff Ginn declined an opportunity to address his emotions concerning the franchise that he dedicated 50 years to.A day later, though, Ginn, who grew up in Pembroke...


Creating a more grief-informed culture

02-18-2024 4:00 PM

By JULIA MORIN

Meghan Riordan Jarvis is no stranger to trauma, but until 2019, her familiarity with it was rooted in the work she had done with clients over the course of two decades as a therapist.Then, trauma came knocking on her door when she was confronted with...


Talk of the Towns for the week of Feb. 18, 2024

02-18-2024 12:00 PM

Concord/Penacook■Girl Scout Cookie Booths are now scheduled in our area! Visit girlscoutsgwm.org/en/cookies to find a Concord or Penacook cookie booth near you and support our local Girl Scout troops!■Penacook Branch Library, located at 3 Merrimack...


Flying Yankee Association puts in a bid to save the famous NH train

02-18-2024 7:00 AM

By DAVID BROOKS

Fans of the Flying Yankee, an eye-catching train that called Concord home for two decades before ending passenger service in 1955, have put in a bid to own the train and help decide its future.“Our goal is to restore as much as possible, try to use...


NH home sales loosening up, but price and affordability aren’t

02-17-2024 9:00 PM

By Maureen Milliken

With mortgage interest rates going down, sales of single-family homes are loosening up slightly across New Hampshire and the nation. Low inventory, though, is still keeping prices high and affordability out of the reach for many New Hampshire...


How can police better respond to mental health crises? New Hampshire’s review process stops short compared to neighboring states.

02-17-2024 6:45 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNANand CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Shandi Elliott refuses to call the police when her teenage son faces a mental health crisis. She doesn’t want her son to end up arrested or hurt. Instead, she pins her hopes on the state’s mobile crisis unit to step in and help de-escalate the...


Generally speaking, Don Bolduc, now a Pittsfield police officer, has tested himself for years  

02-17-2024 6:44 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

He walked into the local convenience store loaded with the protective gear that he uses to defend himself and the residents of Pittsfield.He wore a bulletproof vest and carried a taser, two magazine cartridges, a service pistol, pepper spray and a...


Firefighters redirected from Dunbarton fire to burning Warner home

02-16-2024 4:20 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Bradford fire chief Bryan Nowell arrived at the scene of a two-alarm fire in Warner to find the three-bedroom log home engulfed in flames.Just before 8 p.m. Nowell was on the way to assist with a fire in Dunbarton when he received the Warner call and...



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