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‘They gave it everything they had’ – Concord fire crews extinguish blaze amid high heat
07-13-2024 5:44 PM

By GEOFF FORESTER

Concord firefighters extinguished a house fire on Elm Street Saturday amid the nearly 90-degree mid-day heat.Crews responded to 286 Elm Street on the West side of Concord around 1:30 p.m. after they received a report of smoke coming from a building....


Opinion: Say ‘No’ to violations of international humanitarian law
07-13-2024 7:00 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.comSpeaker Mike Johnson of Louisiana and Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky have released a statement saying that Prime...


Opinion: Why I give blood, and why you should too
07-13-2024 6:30 AM

By DAN WISE

Dan Wise is a freelance writer and a certified occupational therapy assistant. He lives in Concord. I have been donating blood for 20 years or so. The Red Cross periodically thanks me and tallies the number of pints I have given. (Sometimes,...


A Concord encampment story went viral. Those living there say there’s nowhere else to go
07-12-2024 5:24 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Straps tied to trees supported the blue and gray tarps hanging like a canopy over the green tent. Plywood, scaffolding, pallets – even a swing – line the wooded encampment.This is the jury-rigged home that a woman named Melissa and her husband built...


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...


A group of East Concord residents banded together to clean up the roundabout near Exit 16
07-11-2024 4:47 PM

By GEOFF FORESTER and ARIANNA MacNEILL

Mary Miller grew up in East Concord and is proud of her community, and when she noticed the roundabout near Exit 16 was looking overgrown, she took matters into her own hands.“Just driving by it daily and seeing the absolute neglect and nobody’s...


‘She was valiant’ – Friends and family to gather Saturday to celebrate Concord’s Hope Butterworth
07-11-2024 4:39 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Hope Butterworth’s house on Merrimack Street in Concord was unconventional. Here she raised her three kids with a darkroom occupying one bathroom where she developed film and a picnic table serving as the dining room table. Next to it, a stereo played...


On the 50th anniversary of girls in Little League, Concord softball blazes a trail for New Hampshire
07-11-2024 3:41 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

As Tim LaTorra would sit watching Little League softball on TV over the summer, he noticed something.“You had Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, but never New Hampshire,” he said.He’d seen the impact the Concord Little League...


Andy Sanborn's legal team accuses state of stalling Concord Casino sale
07-10-2024 1:59 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Concord Casino has a buyer lined up, but attorneys for Andy Sanborn, operator of the casino on South Main Street, argue that the Lottery Commission and Attorney General have been stalling the sale in bad faith.But the state has vehemently denied...


City council approves grant for new Community Justice Center plan
07-10-2024 9:54 AM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

A new Community Justice Center could house legal resources in Concord, with New Hampshire Legal Assistance, 603 Legal Aid and the Disability Rights Center looking to combine forces in one office space.Currently, the three providers have their own...


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...


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...


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...


Opinion: The measure of wisdom
07-05-2024 4:00 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.comSince the presidential debate, analysts’ reviews have mostly avoided the Republican elephant in the room. They have...


NH police struggle with effectiveness of mobile crisis units due to extended wait times
07-05-2024 1:55 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

For police officers in New Hampshire, having a mobile crisis team of trained clinicians and social workers respond alongside them to calls involving mental health crises can be an invaluable resource. But the lengthy response times — sometimes...


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...


Updated: Andy Sanborn gets 3-month extension to close casino sale
07-03-2024 6:56 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Andy Sanborn, operator of the Concord Casino on South Main Street, has been granted a 90-day extension to finalize its sale, signaling near completion in negotiations, with a prospective buyer potentially from a Las Vegas-based gambling firm.On July...

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