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Golf: New London’s Rob Henley claims 121st State Amateur Championship crown
07-15-2024 12:45 AM

By DAN ATTORRI

Rob Henley fell just a couple shots short last year. This year, he finished the job. Henley didn’t play his cleanest round, but he made key shots when he needed to and captured the 121st New Hampshire State Amateur Championship on Saturday at Concord...

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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....


Eight-year-old killed in head-on crash on Route 106 in Loudon
07-13-2024 1:50 PM

An eight-year-old child died following a head-on car crash on Route 106 in Loudon Friday night.State police said a Toyota 4Runner driven by Stacy Sargent, 52, and Mazda 3 driven by Philip Sparacio, age 36, collided around 6:30 p.m. “Preliminary...


Opinion: Communities have become places to escape
07-13-2024 8:00 AM

By JEAN STIMMELL

Jean Stimmell, retired stone mason and psychotherapist, lives in Northwood and blogs at jeanstimmell.blogspot.com. Have you ever noticed your status in your local community no longer depends so much upon your behavior, character, and reputation? In...


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,...


On the Trail: Most of N.H. congressional delegation, candidates support Biden
07-12-2024 5:45 PM

By CHARLOTTE MATHERLY

Colin Van Ostern watched the June 27 presidential debate on his couch until, thankfully, his 10-year-old wanted to go to bed. The candidate for New Hampshire’s second congressional district turned the TV off halfway through.“I don’t think it was fun...


‘He was so special and unique’ – Bow family remembers Eddie Berke, 31, after Maine boating accident
07-12-2024 5:26 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Edward Berke was always up for an adventure. Whether it was hiking a 12,000-foot snowy peak, searching for the most remote spot to watch an eclipse or exploring a new country without a plan or even a return ticket, he embraced every challenge with...


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...


On the trail: Sununu says NH is going to be ‘a coin toss’
07-12-2024 4:17 PM

By PAUL STEINHAUSER

Gov. Chris Sununu has long been one of former President Donald Trump’s loudest Republican critics.But New Hampshire’s four-term governor, who isn’t seeking re-election this year, believes that Trump, who next week officially becomes the GOP’s 2024...


Motorcyclist in critical condition after crash in Epsom
07-12-2024 12:36 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

A motorcyclist remains in critical condition after a crash with a pick-up truck in Epsom late Thursday afternoon. The motorcycle became lodged under a white Chevy truck after they collided on Route 28 not far north of the Epsom Traffic Circle around...


Opinion: Replacing Biden is possible, here’s how you mitigate the chaos
07-12-2024 6:00 AM

By JOHN LAPPIE

John Lappie, Ph.D., is a professor of political science at Plymouth State University. There are serious concerns about the president’s health, and whether he can serve as the party’s candidate. Party leaders face a crucial decision: do they...


Golf: Home advantage runs its course on day 4 of state am
07-11-2024 10:49 PM

By DAN ATTORRI

Winning the New Hampshire State Amateur Championship means playing well for nine rounds of golf on the same course over the week, and any advantages start to even out. On the fourth day of this year’s state am, home field advantage ran its...


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...


Opinion: Criminalizing homelessness is a heartless response to a complex issue
07-11-2024 4:47 PM

By MANDY LANCASTER

Mandy Lancaster is the director of the Homeless Youth and Young Adult Department at Waypoint, a statewide nonprofit human services and advocacy organization, and is based in the Dover office. Imagine you are a young adult struggling with a toxic,...


‘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...


New Hampshire’s home prices hit record high in June
07-11-2024 11:37 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

In June, New Hampshire's housing market reached a record high, with median home prices reaching $538,000—the highest in the state’s history. Last month, Merrimack County saw a median home price of $492,500, while Rockingham County topped the list with...


New laws to protect New Hampshire’s covered bridges
07-11-2024 10:30 AM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

Upper Valley lawmakers and police officers hope two new laws will help protect New Hampshire’s covered bridges from oversized vehicles.HB 1457-FN will increase the fines for motorists who damage covered bridges to $1,000 for a first offense; HB 1217...


Concord High School announces new athletic director
07-11-2024 10:05 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

After a long search, Concord High School has officially announced its new athletic director.Stephen Largy will replace Steve Mello, who recently retired after holding the position of director of physical education, health and sport for the last 16...


Opinion: Election 2024: Where do we go from here?
07-11-2024 6:00 AM

By DAN WEEKS

Dan Weeks spent 20 years promoting democratic election reform as a nonpartisan nonprofit leader. He lives in Nashua with his wife and kids. We Granite Staters are rightfully proud of our first-in-the-nation presidential primary. For more than a...

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