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Concord police planning to clear homeless encampment from homeowner’s backyard

07-17-2024 5:43 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Concord Police and outreach workers are beginning to tell people living along the railroad tracks behind houses on North Main Street that they must move their encampment or it will be cleared out.The tracks are owned by CSX, which has a memorandum of...


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Hanover Selectboard gives $130,000 severance package to departing town manager

07-19-2024 6:05 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — Departing Town Manager Alex Torpey will receive more than $135,000 in severance from the town, according to a separation agreement between Torpey and the Selectboard.But the reason for the parting of ways remains unclear.Last week, the...


Discussion of new Concord bike park to take place next week

07-19-2024 5:06 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

On Thursday, July 24, the Concord Parks and Recreation Department will host a meeting to discuss the potential addition of a bike park to the city. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. at the West Street Ward House.The Central New Hampshire New England...


Chichester animal rescue Live and Let Live Farm stripped of pet vendor license amid bitter feud with Department of Agriculture

07-19-2024 4:36 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

Late last month, Teresa Paradis, the owner of Live and Let Live Farm in Chichester, received a jarring letter from the state Department of Agriculture.Although scant on details, the letter’s effect was clear: the farm – a beloved rescue organization...


Riverbend’s outpatient services closure leaves many without counselors

07-19-2024 2:14 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

After many attempts to find the right therapist, Katie Pope, who was going through a rough patch in her marriage, had almost given up. She had nearly resigned herself to the belief that she would never find someone she could truly open up to.“I was...


Talk of the towns in the Capital Region

07-19-2024 1:57 PM

AllenstownThe Allenstown Public Library Summer Reading Program on July 22 at 2 p.m. is presenting Magic Fred Magic Show at the Library, 59 Main St. For more information call 603- 485-7651.St. John the Baptist Parish Nurse will be holding health...


In their 90s, Norm Abelson and Ellen Oppenheimer keep hope alive through their stories

07-19-2024 1:55 PM

By SOPHIE LEVENSON

Norman Abelson sometimes has trouble remembering what happened five minutes ago, but stories from decades ago stick like glue.He recalls with incredible detail the time his local rabbi knocked on his front door at midnight in the 1950s, John F....


In New Hampshire, global IT problem affects flights, hospitals, courts, even 911 system

07-19-2024 10:38 AM

By DAVID BROOKS

The software problem that affected systems around the world took New Hampshire’s 911 system offline for a while Friday, delayed or canceled a few flights at Manchester airport, and disrupted hospitals and the states’ court system.“At its height it...


Storm damage surpassed $1M, Keene officials say

07-19-2024 10:04 AM

By HUNTER OBERST

In the wake of Tuesday’s devastating storm that damaged homes and displaced residents in Keene, city officials estimated property damage exceeds $1 million.The American Red Cross has already mobilized 10 volunteers to help affected residents, a...


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...


Person exposed to measles visited several restaurants, including one in Concord

07-18-2024 4:44 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

A person who had been exposed to measles visited several restaurants earlier this month, including the Texas Roadhouse in Concord, and health officials are warning people who may have come in contract with them to be careful.“Anyone who is not...


Q&A: A new turf field, all-around excellence goals of Steve Largy, Concord High School’s new athletic director

07-18-2024 4:39 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Concord High School’s new athletic director Steve Largy is no stranger to the community. He went to high school at Concord Christian, played sports in Concord and Hopkinton and also coached against numerous CHS teams while working at Nashua North and...


‘The focus is the music’: Pembroke City Limits brings neighborhood bar and live music to Suncook Valley

07-18-2024 4:36 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Mills renovated into apartments. A new craft brewery and a diner. Young couples with dogs and babies strolling the sidewalks.Rob Azevedo had long envisioned how to turn an old furniture store in Suncook Village into a bar and live music venue. Looking...


Community college tuition frozen for sixth consecutive year

07-18-2024 4:32 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

Tuition at New Hampshire’s seven community colleges will not increase this coming school year, the Community College System of New Hampshire announced Thursday.Since 2018, a full community college course load has cost $6,450 per year or $215 per...


New Hampshire Telephone Museum partners with Honor Bear Project to bring attention to veteran suicide

07-18-2024 3:02 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

To address the rate of suicide among veterans and first responders, the New Hampshire Telephone Museum is partnering with The Honor Bear Project to plant over 660 American flags this Saturday.The event kicks off at 1 p.m. at the museum in Warner, with...


Steeplegate Mall owners gets OK to start partial demolition

07-18-2024 1:44 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

The walls should start coming down soon at Steeplegate Mall, 35 years after they were erected.The Concord Planning Board unanimously approved Wednesday an amendment to the Steeplegate site plan that will allow most of the mall to be torn down. This...


High (altitude) school: Grant helps North Country students rebuild and fly an airplane

07-18-2024 12:30 PM

By SARAH GIBSON

Students at a high school aviation program in North Conway are getting the chance to rebuild a defunct plane — and put it back in the air.The Mount Washington Valley Career and Technical Center in North Conway, New Hampshire and the Eastern Slope...


C&S ups number of stores it would acquire under Kroger-Albertson merger

07-18-2024 11:30 AM

By RICK GREEN

Keene-based C&S Wholesale Grocers has increased the number of grocery stores it plans to acquire nationwide as part of a proposed merger between The Kroger Co. and Albertson Cos. Inc.The proposal aims to appease federal regulators by reducing...


Record-breaking heat wave provides glimpse of NH’s possible climate future

07-18-2024 10:43 AM

By MARA HOPLAMAZIAN

New Hampshire is at the tail end of a record-breaking heat wave, with communities across the state seeing their longest strings of sweltering days in recorded history.Concord saw temperatures at or above 90 degrees starting on July 6. July 16 marked...


Police: Maine man stopped in an allegedly stolen truck in Bartlett claims he was ‘just trying to find a nice place to write poetry’

07-18-2024 10:34 AM

By DAYMOND STEER

A Maine man who was stopped by Bartlett police in an allegedly stolen truck on Monday told the officer he was just trying to find a nice place to write poetry, authorities said.Samik Roy, 40, of Kittery, Maine, was before Judge Charles Greenhalgh on...


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