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Citing crime, Steeplegate redeveloper seeks green light for demolition
07-15-2024 5:12 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Citing trespassing and vandalism, developers hoping to turn the Steeplegate Mall into a major housing project are continuing to push for an expedited demolition for a majority of the property.The project as a whole — which would put around 600 housing...

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Motorcyclist in critical condition after crash in Epsom
07-12-2024 12:36 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

A motorcyclist remains in critical condition after a crash with a pick-up truck in Epsom late Thursday afternoon. The motorcycle became lodged under a white Chevy truck after they collided on Route 28 not far north of the Epsom Traffic Circle around...


Middle School Project: What’s the city’s role?
07-11-2024 5:16 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Dan Williams posed a big question to the Concord City Council at its meeting Monday.“What is your position on the school board’s middle school project?”Councilors left it dangling.The council is only required to answer questions about matters on the...


Arrest made after Loudon Road stabbing
07-05-2024 1:51 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Concord Police arrested a man they say was responsible for a stabbing at an apartment complex on Loudon Road this week. Adolphe Ndayishimiye, 24, faces four felony charges: first and second degree assault, criminal threatening and falsifying physical...


School meal debt in Concord tops $90K
07-02-2024 5:04 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Before the pandemic, Concord School District expected between $7,000 and $15,000 in outstanding school lunch debt at the end of the year. This past school year, the number hit $93,000.It continues a post-pandemic trend of swelling debt: Federal COVID...


Lottery Commission investigator joins city solicitor’s office
07-02-2024 1:16 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

John Conforti, leaving his post as chief compliance officer for the state Lottery Commission, is now the deputy city solicitor for the City of Concord.The city solicitor heads the city’s legal department, which includes the city prosecutor’s office...


Concord begins citywide property measure — first in more than 30 years
07-01-2024 4:38 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

If you own property in Concord, someone in a neon vest will come to your house at some point over the next year and a half.With a Monday start, Concord is beginning both a citywide revaluation and a full measure and list of all of its properties ahead...


Concord’s many committees must navigate conflicts of interest
06-29-2024 3:52 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

From the conservation commission’s tree subcommittee to the planning board to the ad-hoc Beaver Meadow building committee, the city of Concord has more than 50 boards and commissions meeting both regularly and sporadically.Other than groups that make...


‘The stakes are too high’: Local Dems weigh Biden candidacy after debate disappointment
06-28-2024 4:48 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Steve Shurtleff dreads the thought of clips of Joe Biden’s raspy, meandering answers during Thursday night’s debate looping through Trump campaign ads.Because of the strength of Biden’s record — both before and during his administration — Shurtleff...


State OKs school district charter amendments as community tensions flare
06-25-2024 6:34 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

A group of Concord residents trying to overturn the school board’s vote to place a new middle school on the east side of the city got a green light from the state this week.Members of Concord Concerned Citizens have proposed changing the independent...


Concord Board of Ethics to probe two complaints further
06-24-2024 7:29 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Stacey Brown welcomes her upcoming public hearing with Concord’s Board of Ethics. As a city councilor married to a police officer, she thinks it could set the record straight on what’s actually a conflict of interest.“I’m glad that there’s going to be...


Concord Ethics Board to weigh merits of complaints against two city councilors
06-21-2024 4:45 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Concord’s Board of Ethics will weigh a handful of recent complaints against city officials, including against two city councilors at a meeting Monday morning.The board will evaluate whether the complaints merit a public hearing or to dismiss them. The...


‘It’s kind of embarrassing’: Performing arts leaders ask district to expand CHS auditorium as part of middle school project
06-19-2024 4:37 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Every time Concord High puts on a concert, Gabe Cohen rents a U-Haul. The Christa McAuliffe Auditorium at the high school —  the district’s largest performance space — has 397 seats, just enough to seat one grade of its student body of 1,400....


Three charged following investigation into human remains found at Airport Road home in Concord
06-18-2024 5:39 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Three people are facing charges after police reported the discovery of human remains at 58 Airport Road in Concord earlier this month.Concord residents Todd Spataro, 57, Jocelyn Cote, 47, and Ryan Holton, 34 were all charged with abuse of a corpse and...


Hometown Hero: With patience and an open heart, Terry Irwin has supported Concord’s New Americans
06-18-2024 5:32 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Odette Kanzayire pulls a thin workbook from her purse, placing it on the table beside a spiral notebook whose edges are worn round. On its cover is splashed the title “Survival English.”Kanzayire has been tutored by Terry Irwin, a volunteer with...


Cannonball Countdown: All 7 Concord city pools open Friday
06-17-2024 10:45 AM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Just in time for summer, with schools letting out for the year last week and a major heat wave beginning on Tuesday, all seven of Concord’s public pools will open at the end of this week.It’s the first summer since pre-pandemic times that’s been...


Through perseverance, Concord 2024 grads take life ‘by the horns’
06-15-2024 5:25 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

When Alexavier Hildreth begins business classes at Southern New Hampshire University this fall, his mother Jillian Fox will also be enrolled. He’s the reason she’s there. “I didn’t get to do this,” Fox said, tears welling behind her sunglasses, as the...


City appoints diversity committee members following hiatus
06-13-2024 5:14 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

The 12 new appointees to Concord’s committee on diversity includes people with both personal and professional experience, from lawyers to case workers to teachers. They represent a broad swath of city residents, including New Americans of different...


At Concord middle school Q&A, questions about location remained dominant
06-12-2024 5:11 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

If Concord School Board members wanted guidance as to where residents’ priorities lie beyond the location of the new middle school, they didn’t get it.Instead, at the first of two question-and-answer sessions on the new design and cost estimate...


Felines of all kinds put on a show for area cat-lovers
06-11-2024 2:23 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Fifteen-year veteran cat judge Vicky Merrill held a petite, tawny cat before the crowd to explain her score, remarking on his “wonderful profile” and “nice, heart-shaped face” as she turned his head to the side.As she complimented his tail, he...


Shurtleff to leave NH House after 20 years, seeks county seat
06-06-2024 4:12 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

In his 20 years as a state representative, Steve Shurtleff has been minority leader, majority leader, house speaker and his current title of speaker emeritus — the first New Hampshire representative to hold all four positions, according to the house...

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