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Hometown Heroes: Concord man turns playing fields into safe haven for New Americans
02-25-2024 8:45 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

Bob Wolfe heard the story nearly 25 years ago about a 10-year-old boy sprawled out on the side of a road in Sierre Leone shortly after a rebel fighter had cut off his legs.“That was it,” Wolfe said. “That was all I needed.” He had been shown the dark...

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One last plea to save historic home: Norris House on Main Street due to be torn down soon
02-24-2024 8:34 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

With no obvious savior in sight, the historic green mansion between Concord Co-op and Bank of NH Stage on Main Street faces a demolition deadline even as a long-standing effort to save a historic brick building a few hundred yards away continues to...


‘A moving target’: How does state school building aid work? And how much can the middle school project expect?
02-24-2024 11:30 AM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

In a best-case scenario, the Concord School District would receive no more than $32 million – less than half of what it asked for – in state money for the middle school project due to changes to the school building aid program taking effect this...


A mother, a sister and her fight for a better life
02-24-2024 10:00 AM

By RAY DUCKLER

She sat in a room below a shrine of flags, medals and framed photos in honor of her son, next to the young daughter of her late sister.The conversation shifted, moving from the death of Heather Demello’s son, Dustin Hall, a 21-year-old member of the...


Inmate back in custody after fleeing from Concord Hospital
02-24-2024 9:47 AM

An inmate who escaped late Friday while under supervision at Concord Hospital was detained just after midnight near Concord High School. He was taken into custody without incident.The New Hampshire Department of Corrections, NH State Police, Concord...


‘They don’t have a voice’: Planning Board tables Christ the King food pantry plans citing poor communication
02-22-2024 3:40 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

While endorsing what a new and larger Christ the King Parish Food Pantry would do for the community, the Concord Planning Board decided to delay the proposal and chastised parish leaders for not reaching out to the project’s neighbors, including...


Friendly Kitchen expands to grow meal delivery program
02-22-2024 2:53 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

On a typical weekday at the Friendly Kitchen, breakfast volunteers start cooking at 7 a.m. They’ll leave around 9:30 to make way for a lunch crew that arrives at 10:30. Lunch volunteers depart at 1:30, leaving just an hour and a half before dinner...


NHTI president Patrick Tompkins focused on increasing workforce offerings
02-21-2024 5:49 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

In his first year at the helm, NHTI President Patrick Tompkins focused on learning everything he could about the school.One thing especially stuck out: “Concord loves this college. I’ve never been in a community that loves its college as much as...


Concord dentist office basement fire quickly extinguished
02-21-2024 2:07 PM

A fire in the basement of a dentist’s office in Concord was quickly extinguished in part because of the building’s sprinkler system Wednesday morning, Concord Fire Chief John Chisholm said. Concord Fire was dispatched just after 9:20 a.m. and smoke...


Pedestrian killed outside Dunkin’, passenger injured in two separate Concord crashes
02-21-2024 11:16 AM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

A pedestrian died after being struck by a car outside the Dunkin’ on Fisherville Road in Concord Wednesday morning.Later in the day, another serious accident was reported on Hopkinton Road involving two vehicles.Police responded at 5:50 a.m. to an...


‘Concerned citizens’ group petitions for school board to rescind middle school vote
02-20-2024 5:14 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Jeff Wells wants the Concord School Board to go back to the drawing board on their $176 million plans to build a new middle school on the city’s east side. And he’s not alone.Along with a dozen other residents known as Concerned Citizens for...


Dueling lawsuits target Sanborn’s casino plans on Heights
02-20-2024 5:13 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

One lawsuit challenging the Concord Planning Board’s approval of Andy Sanborn’s new casino on Loudon Road is on hold as another suit against a zoning board decision proceeds.Concord resident Kassey Cameron sued the city in July after the planning...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Opinion: Acquiring credible security
02-18-2024 7:30 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 I first became aware of an obsession over military security during my time living in Palestine in 2010. “Security” was...


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...


Opinion: NHDHHS needs to resolve problems with the Choices for Independence program
02-18-2024 6:30 AM

By DOUG MCNUTT

Doug McNutt of Concord is a member of the State Commission on Aging, a former advocacy director at AARP NH, and a former director of Elderly and Adult Services for the State of New Hampshire. The views expressed here reflect his own views and not...


Opinion: A well-meaning elderly man with a poor memory?
02-17-2024 6:30 AM

By MILLIE LAFONTAINE

Millie LaFontaine of Concord is a retired neurologist. Concerns over President Biden’s age have been simmering for years. Now the report of a special counsel appointed solely to investigate the president’s handling of classified documents from his...

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