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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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High schools: Saturday’s hockey results
02-25-2024 11:33 AM

Boys’ HockeyHanover 3, Concord 2, OTKey players: Concord – Jack Shoemaker (goal), Carter Doherty (goal), AJ Dow (2 assists)Highlights: Concord tied the game twice, including a game-tying goal from Doherty with 3:28 left to force overtime, but it...


Opinion: Our memories enrich our everyday activities
02-25-2024 8:00 AM

By PARKER POTTER

Parker Potter is a former archaeologist and historian, and a retired lawyer. He is currently a semi-professional dog walker who lives and works in Contoocook. When I take my daily walk around Contoocook I will often see, hear, or even smell something...


Opinion: Relief is needed for NH nursing homes
02-25-2024 7:30 AM

By BRENDAN WILLIAMS

Brendan Williams is the president and CEO of the New Hampshire Health Care Association. New Hampshire’s nursing home providers were very grateful to legislators and Governor Sununu for including them in a historic investment in Medicaid rates in the...


Opinion: At Phillips Exeter, Palestinian-Black solidarity workshop denied permission to narrate
02-25-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at robertazzitheother.substack.com. On February 16, 1984, 40 years ago this past week, Palestinian-American scholar and political activist Edward Said published an...


Girls’ basketball: Hopkinton’s title run falls short against Kearsarge; Cougars win first state title in 22 years
02-24-2024 11:03 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

In the Division III semifinals against Winnisquam, Hopkinton seemed to be able to score whenever it wanted. On Saturday, with a state championship on the line against No. 4 Kearsarge at Keene State, the Hawks’ offense mostly vanished.After taking a...


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...


Advocates hope to see the ‘year of housing’ in the state house
02-24-2024 11:00 AM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

When the Legislature reconvened in January, the new session was met with a record number of housing bills. But Elissa Margolin is holding off on crowning this session as the “year of housing” – until she sees what policy makes it to the governor’s...


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...


Girls’ basketball: Concord beats Dover on Senior Night to keep playoff hopes alive
02-24-2024 9:30 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

CONCORD – Friday night was a whirl of emotions in the Concord High School gymnasium.It was Senior Night, it was head coach Rob Darrell’s final game coaching in the gym and the Crimson Tide needed to beat Dover (11-7) to keep its playoff hopes...


High schools: Thursday and Friday’s results
02-24-2024 9:20 AM

Boys’ Nordic SkiingCapital Area ChampionshipKey players: Hopkinton – Matt Clarner (1st, 13:49.5), Andrew Clarner (9th), Anthony Cauley (10th); Bow – Eli Wilkening (2nd, 14:56.5), Aiden Ciminesi (8th); Concord – Dean Ayotte (3rd), William Corbett...


Opinion: An altar where no walls or names exist
02-24-2024 6:00 AM

By STEPHANIE RUTT

Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt is founding minister of the Tree of Life Interfaith Temple in Amherst. She lives in Nashua. “In my soul there is a temple, a shrine, a mosque, a church where I kneel in prayer. Prayer should bring us to an altar where no walls...


Magician says political consultant hired him to create AI robocall ahead of NH primary
02-23-2024 3:51 PM

By HOLLY RAMER and KEVIN McGILL

A New Orleans magician said Friday that a Democratic consultant who worked for Dean Phillips’ presidential campaign hired him to create the audio for what authorities have said may be the first known attempt to use artificial intelligence to interfere...


New fields, track, bleachers and field house – Memorial Field designs include long list of upgrades
02-23-2024 11:20 AM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Like any former Concord High graduate, Dalton Mutz knows the limitations of Memorial Field. With poor drainage after rain, the facility has garnered the nickname “the swamp." Mutz, who ran track and graduated in 2018, decided to move back to Concord...


What to know about the Harmony Montgomery murder case
02-23-2024 11:16 AM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD, N.H. — A New Hampshire man faces up to life in prison after being convicted Thursday of killing his 5-year-old daughter then hiding her body for months before disposing of it.Adam Montgomery, who did not attend his two-week trial in...


On the Trail: New Hampshire general’s South Carolina primary mission
02-23-2024 10:19 AM

By PAUL STEINHAUSER

GREER, South Carolina – Don Bolduc was once again far from home, on a crucial mission.But this time he wasn’t overseas fighting in the War in Afghanistan.Instead, the retired Army brigadier general and 2022 GOP U.S. Senate nominee in New Hampshire was...


In a big blow, Spirit Airlines is ending flights from Manchester airport
02-23-2024 8:39 AM

By DAVID BROOKS

Just three days after a new airline said it would be starting service at Manchester-Boston regional Airport, Spirit Airlines says it is suspending service, partly because it isn’t selling enough tickets.The company said it would suspend service to...


Bow’s wrestling championship was a year in the making
02-23-2024 8:32 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

The preparation began the second the 2022-23 season ended. Bow’s wrestlers knew they could win a state championship, and they weren’t about to let the opportunity pass them by.The Falcons finished second in last year’s Division III state championships...


Opinion: School vouchers are bad for our democracy
02-23-2024 6:30 AM

By JEFF FRENKIEWICH

Jeff Frenkiewich teaches U.S. history and government at Milford Middle School. He is an adjunct professor of education at the University of New Hampshire. The views expressed here represent those of the author, not Milford School District or UNH. On...

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