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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...

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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....


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...


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...


Opinion: The third party con game
04-11-2024 4:38 PM

By WAYNE FULLER

Wayne Fuller is a retired organizational consultant and facilitator living in Concord. We live in a winner-take-all two-party political system where you can either vote for Biden or Trump. Many people who don’t want to vote for either think that they...


Opinion: Revisiting our duty to warn, and the art of the bamboozle
04-11-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT S. KIEFNER

Robert S.Kiefner, MD lives in Concord. “One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has...


High schools: Bow girls’ lax coach Raabe wins 300th game, more Wednesday results
04-11-2024 12:43 AM

Girls’ LacrosseBow 19, Bishop Brady 2Key players: Bow – Olivia Selleck (4 goals, 2 assists), Kate McGovern (3 goals, 2 assists), Kendall Murray (3 goals, 2 assists), Ella Gray (2 goals, assist), Charlotte Duncan (2 goals, assist)Highlights:  Bow head...


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...


High schools: Wachter strikes out 17, pitches a complete game to lead Concord softball to victory; other Opening Day results
04-10-2024 12:51 AM

Softball Concord 9, Windham 3 Key players: Concord – Maddy Wachter (complete game, 17 strikeouts), Delaney Duford (HR, stolen base; threw out a runner stealing), Maggie Taylor (3-for-4, 2 runs), Alison Dupuis (RBI double), Ella Gray (RBI single), Andi...


Despite ‘sticker shock,’ Concord City Council moves forward on new police station plan
04-09-2024 5:07 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Concord City Councilors unanimously voted to follow through on the $4.1 million property purchase for relocating police headquarters Monday, even if the $41.5 million proposal to create the station gave them “sticker shock.”“I was glad that I’m...


Police: Masked man robs Shell gas station on Loudon Road
04-09-2024 12:15 PM

By ARIANNA MACNEILL

The Shell gas station on Loudon Road was allegedly robbed by a masked man who reportedly handcuffed the clerk and put a pillowcase over his face.Police were called to the station around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday to the report of a robbery – the clerk was able...


Opinion: Fiscal autonomy is good for Concord public schools
04-08-2024 6:00 AM

By KASSANDRA ARDINGER

Kassandra Ardinger is a former chair of the Concord School Board. She’s lived in Concord for 35 years, and her three children went to Concord public schools. She currently serves as a member of the University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees....


Hometown Hero: Whatever you’re looking for at Concord Public Library, Robbin Bailey can help you find it
04-07-2024 1:39 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

People often go to the library looking for something quite specific: the next mystery novel in a series, a tax form or maybe a political memoir. But, as any regular knows, libraries hold so much more than books between the stacks: free and engaging...


Opinion: The goal of police service
04-06-2024 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.com. The Concord Police chief writes on the police website, “Our department strives to develop strong relationships with...


Opinion: Debunking the myths of organ donation
04-05-2024 4:00 PM

By DAVID TEUNE

David Teune of Concord is a donation coordinator for New England Donor Services (NEDS). Over 100,000 people in the U.S. are currently on the national organ transplant waitlist. Patients anxiously await the phone call to inform them that a stranger...


Concord estimates $41.5 million cost for renovation and expansion plan for new police HQ
04-05-2024 2:56 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Four months after agreeing to buy the former Concord Group Insurance building along North State Street for $4.1 million, city councilors will consider spending another $41.5 million or more to transform it into a new police headquarters.City staff...


Boys’ lacrosse previews: Hopkinton focused on repeat championships
04-05-2024 10:25 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL and DAN ATTORRI

There are three adjectives Hopkinton head coach Deacon Blue used to describe his team entering the 2024 spring season: deep, strong and skilled.The regular season hasn’t yet begun, but the defending Division III champions look well-positioned to have...


Autopsy reveals state prison inmate died of natural causes
04-05-2024 10:11 AM

By ARIANNA MACNEILL

An inmate who died earlier this week at the state prison was found to have passed away from natural causes, according to the state Department of Corrections.Uno Kim, 64, was found to have hypertensive and coronary heart disease in an autopsy,...


Girls’ lacrosse previews: Bow relying on team chemistry to help in title defense
04-04-2024 10:35 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBELand DAN ATTORRI

It’ll be hard for Bow High girls’ lacrosse’s 2024 season to match the dominance of 2023, when the Falcons finished 18-1 and took home the Division III championship, the program’s first title since 2009. But head coach Chris Raabe still has quite a bit...


Spring storm packs a punch leaving thousands without power
04-04-2024 9:48 AM

By ARIANNA MACNEILL

Heavy, wet snow and wind from the late winter storm that tore through the region Wednesday into Thursday resulted in scattered power outages.As of 4:50 p.m., Eversource was reporting that over 20%, or 109,204, of its customers in New Hampshire were...

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