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Concord Police find remains buried at Airport Road residence
06-03-2024 4:27 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Concord Police found unidentified human remains buried in the backyard of the residence at 58 Airport Road Saturday during a multi-day investigation at the location.As part of an unspecified ongoing investigation, a search of the site began Thursday...


‘A piece of me is gone’: Mother grieves son killed in motorcycle crash
06-03-2024 3:39 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Almost every morning, laughter and playful banter filled the Einstein Bros. Bagels shop in Concord. Two young men, full of life, would goof around, their loud noises filling the room while Sarah Hardy, the general manager, prepared their breakfast.It...


New middle school price tag to be unveiled Thursday
06-03-2024 9:30 AM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

An updated cost estimate for Concord’s proposed new middle school is in the final days of development and will be presented on Thursday.When the school board meets on Monday, it is expected to give an update on the project and lay out a process to...


Concord water, sewer rates could rise sharply as upgrades continue
06-03-2024 9:05 AM

By DAVID BROOKS

Concord is facing the biggest percentage increases in water and sewer rates in recent memory if the proposed city budget is approved, including hikes that would cost an average Concord homeowner around $43 more a year depending on how much water they...


“We dont want to move” – As Concord continues to increase taxes, those on a fixed income fear what’s next
06-03-2024 9:02 AM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

At Linda and Donald Matson’s house in Alton, they had nearly 11 acres of land to themselves. Tucked away down a dirt road, the forest bled into their backyard and two neighbors lived at the foot of their street. It was quiet and spacious, but as they...


24 celebrate becoming U.S. citizens in naturalization ceremony
06-02-2024 2:54 PM

By GEOFF FORESTER and ARIANNA MacNEILL

The journey that began with Silvia Botha and her husband, Raul, seeking advanced healthcare for their oldest son years ago reached a new milestone as she raised her right hand and became a U.S. citizen during a ceremony Friday.While Raul celebrated...


Council to vote on $170.5 million budget Monday
06-01-2024 7:27 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

For the city tax rate to remain flat next year, Concord city councilors would have to cut roughly $2 million off the spending plan proposed by City Manager Tom Aspell, according to city estimates.As weeks of hearings draw to a close, councilors will...


Opinion: They doth protest too much: Israel and Hamas nix the ICC
06-01-2024 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. Karim A. A. Khan, International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor, has applied for warrants to arrest Israeli Prime...


Opinion: Workplace safety for NH businesses is threatened by HB 1336
05-31-2024 4:19 PM

By MARY JANE WALLNER

Rep. Mary Jane Wallner lives in Concord. A bill now on its way to the governor’s desk will force businesses in New Hampshire to allow their employees to keep guns in their cars while at work. This will apply to any business that receives public funds...


On Concord’s Main Street, reactions to the conviction of former President Donald Trump run the gamut
05-31-2024 4:16 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

Victoria Young, a Bow resident and owner of a paving company, said the conviction of Donald Trump on 34 counts of election law violations has only increased her support for the former president.“It’s a rotten shame,” said Young, 69, prior to grabbing...


Concord’s new solid waste contracts add $300,000 to budget
05-31-2024 4:10 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Concord’s new solid waste contract, set to take effect in July, brings with it a $306,345 increase to the proposed city budget.Last year, Concord secured another 10-year solid waste management contract with Casella, which replaces what city officials...


Historic Norris House in downtown Concord torn down to make way for new development
05-30-2024 6:16 PM

As promised, the historic Norris House in downtown Concord has been torn down to make way for a commercial development after years of failed efforts to find somebody with the desire and finances to move it to a new location.The green Norris House,...


Tara Reardon joins the Senate District 15 race
05-30-2024 6:11 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Merrimack County Commissioner Tara Reardon has entered the race for State Senate District 15, becoming the third candidate to vie for the seat.With a background in local governance as a former at-large city councilor and school board member in...


BioBlitz in Concord on Saturday, finding species on a school property you probably didn’t know existed
05-30-2024 1:53 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

Scores of kids will descend on an often-overlooked Concord property this Saturday and spend hours hunting down every bug, beast and plant they can find, all for a good cause. Actually, two good causes.“There’s the scientific – trying to inventory...


Crime rates remain low, hold constant as city leaders voice rising safety concerns
05-29-2024 5:05 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Crime in Concord, which remains lower than many of its counterparts in the state, held relatively constant over the last five years and by broad metrics fell slightly in 2023, an annual report from the Concord Police Department shows.At the same time,...


Pembroke, Concord to get money for electric school buses in latest grant awards
05-29-2024 10:47 AM

By DAVID BROOKS

As four electric buses in Henniker and Weare wind up their first full month of operation, news has come that Pembroke and Concord will receive some through the latest round of federal grants.In Wednesday’s announcement, part of an ongoing effort to...


Opinion: Scouting is a victim of corporatism
05-28-2024 10:21 AM

By A. J. KIERSTEAD

A. J. Kierstead is founder and host of The New England Take and a resident of Concord. A scout is brave. This is why I feel that I must speak out. I care about this program deeply. I am a proud Scouter who works with a curious and hilarious group of...


Concord's supportive housing strives to meet mental health needs amid high demand
05-27-2024 10:48 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

In one corner of the room rests a collection of perfume bottles and jewelry, while on the opposite side is a towering stack of DVDs. The walls are covered with artwork and paintings, framing a neatly made bed with tightly tucked sheets.This is Denise...


Concord budget fortells major future spending
05-26-2024 8:00 AM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

The $53.6 million Concord wants to spend on capital projects next year doubles the current figure — but it pales in comparison to what’s to come.Several major city building projects are slated for 2026, meaning increases in coming years would likely...


Opinion: Never again, Memorial Day refreshed
05-25-2024 8:00 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.com Wars and rumors of war hang over our nation like the sword of Damocles. The necessity of war is explained with keywords...

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