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Bike Week at Weirs Beach is for old leather and new friends
06-12-2024 5:09 PM

By SOPHIE LEVENSON

Nothing can keep Jim Peyser away from his motorcycle, not even a crash.He doesn’t remember the accident, but he can piece it together: A nighttime ride, a run-in with the curb and $23,000 worth of repairs.“He almost died,” said Diane Kline, Peyser’s...

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‘Hot dog therapy’: In downtown Concord, hot dog stands rule summer
07-20-2024 10:01 AM

By SOPHIE LEVENSON

At 2:45 p.m. at the steamy end of a summer workweek, Gretchen Peters was still busy. It was 15 minutes before she closed for the day, but the working people on Main Street were still hungry for hot dogs.Peters has been running Puppy Love Hot Dogs for...


St. Paul’s School closes Turkey Pond docks to public following violent altercation in June
07-18-2024 5:10 PM

By SOPHIE LEVENSON

Concord has one less place to swim, thanks to violence on the docks.Donald Sullivan, director of Safety and Compliance at St. Paul’s School, sent an email to faculty and staff at the private school July 12 announcing the closure of the public-access...


Zapped: Thunderstorm delivers brief reprieve from the heat
07-17-2024 2:45 PM

By SOPHIE LEVENSON

With a sudden flash of lightning and crack of thunder Tuesday evening, the skies opened and Concord got a break from its record heat wave.The Concord area’s summer heat peaked at 94 degrees Fahrenheit Tuesday, tying July 8 for the hottest day of the...


Boston-area native Kaz Grala gives NHMS Bay State flair
06-23-2024 9:36 PM

By SOPHIE LEVENSON

“Three, two, one,” and the No. 15 Ford skidded to a halt in front of Rick Ware Racing’s control center.Four men dressed to drive, in black helmets and fire-resistant suits, ambushed the car with gold-spoked tires and a container of gasoline. In fewer...


Knitting together to foster conversations on democracy
06-22-2024 7:00 AM

By SOPHIE LEVENSON

Eve Jacobs Carnahan had a long career as an elections lawyer before her experiences with the American electoral system gave her the idea for something different. In 2018, she started “Knit Democracy Together,” a project that aims to fuel productive...


Hometown Hero: A walk around the mall with Darbster volunteer Uncle Ross
06-13-2024 5:16 PM

By SOPHIE LEVENSON

Ross Mingarelli says he likes dogs more than people, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t kind to both.He’s a man who does things by himself. He operates CandleTree, his store on Main Street, as a one-man operation. He drives his ax-throwing truck solo. He...


State House roundup: Here’s a look at how the N.H. House and Senate voted on the final da
06-13-2024 5:13 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN and JEREMY MARGOLIS

On the final day of the year’s legislative session, lawmakers passed an omnibus bill that includes legislation on squatter rights, parking restrictions and zoning regulations.It was about the only closely-watched bill that both chambers could agree...


‘Dog Man’ has his day at Beaver Meadow
06-10-2024 4:50 PM

By SOPHIE LEVENSON

Drumroll, please.A pattering of tiny hands erupted, and a celebrity waltzed onto the blue gymnasium floor. The kids at Beaver Meadow elementary school cheered, pumped their fists in the air and waved at Dog Man.Monday afternoon, Gibson’s Bookstore...


Kearsarge graduation: ‘You feel like you’re more family than just classmates’
06-08-2024 4:12 PM

By SOPHIE LEVENSON

A line of five-year-old future Kearsarge Regional High School graduates trotted slowly down the blue-carpet in the middle of the school’s football field. Rather than caps and gowns, the dozen or so students wore oversized white t-shirts emblazoned...


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...


Hillsborough apartment flames frustrate firefighters for four hours
03-25-2024 2:13 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Everyone inside a three-family apartment building that caught fire Saturday evening in Hillsborough was able to safely evacuate.With waves of rain and snow bearing down, firefighters from eight area towns battled the blaze for nearly four hours before...


Seeking Solutions: How high schools can lower their dropout numbers 
08-05-2023 3:25 PM

By JACQUELINE COLE

A conventional high school experience — large cafeterias and classroom lectures combined with a healthy dose of social pressure – is not for everyone.A total of 27 students left Concord High School in 2023 and 16 were considered dropouts out of about...


Digging in search of the past at Bear Brook State Park 
07-17-2023 7:00 PM

By SARAH DONOVAN

Metal shovels scraped through the rocky soil in Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown in a targeted quest to uncover evidence of Native American settlement in the area before European arrival.Mark Doperalski, New Hampshire state archaeologist, has been...


Rainbow Family of Living Light has set up its commune in WMNF
07-01-2023 5:01 PM

By JACQUELINE COLE

Eric Peterson stood in the middle of a grassy field wearing dark denim overalls and a big smile.He had journeyed to the White Mountains of New Hampshire to join hundreds, if not thousands, of his brothers and sisters for the Rainbow Family of Living...


Five degrees and counting for recent NHTI graduate
06-22-2023 11:35 AM

By SARAH DONOVAN

Pursuing an education in the United States for a positive future has driven Keillys Guerrero Rojas.An immigrant from Venezuela, Guerrero sought higher education to create more opportunities for herself and also to distract from the complications of...


Leader of New Hampshire neo-Nazi group NSC-131 dies a day after they disturbed Teatotaller’s drag queen story hour
06-21-2023 5:48 PM

By JACQUELINE COLE

The leader of a New Hampshire neo-Nazi group, NSC-131, died Monday, just one day after the group protested a drag queen story hour at Teatotaller cafe in downtown Concord.Leo Anthony Cullinan was the New Hampshire chapter president. His cause of death...


Franklin High School graduates learn a spoiler alert: “your purpose is not your job.”
06-17-2023 4:21 PM

By JACQUELINE COLE

As a young boy, Aidan West was fascinated by fire trucks.As he stood at Franklin High School’s graduation, not much had changed.“Ever since he’s been alive, he’s known me as his firefighter grandfather,” said Tom Ferguson, West’s grandfather.West...


Family’s call for help leads to death of beloved Gilford teen
01-06-2023 12:00 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Mischa Fay got his boating license when he was 15 and would often take solo sailing trips around Lake Winnipesaukee. He was a “Star Wars” fanatic who was an encyclopedia of trivia. Like a lot of 17-year-olds, he loved pizza and hot sauce.More than...


Who took what: A look at pharmaceutical money in New Hampshire
09-23-2016 2:04 PM

By ELLA NILSEN

Pharmaceutical drug companies and lobbying groups spent $664,399 toward the campaigns of New Hampshire’s state and federal politicians, data from the Center of Public Integrity and the Associated Press shows.An investigation by the two groups shows...

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