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 2020-09-25 14:59 

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Discovery Center to host outdoor movies...

This October, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will present Sci-Fi Fridays every Friday night at 6 p.m. beginning Oct. 9, with an outdoor movie series celebrating the B-movies of the 1950s and '60s. The first movie in the series of fun and campy...

 2020-09-25 14:59 

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Gallery open on weekends...

PR Tarbell Fine Art Gallery will be open Sept. 25 to 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Oct. 9 to 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Masks and social distancing are required. Otherwise, the gallery is open by appointment by calling 4962014 or emailing......

 2020-09-25 14:58 

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Announcements for Sept. 26, 2020...

ConcordGreek to goEnjoy your October Greek Meal to Go from Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (68 N. State St., Concord) on Oct. 11 (pick up from noon to 1 p.m.) This month's offering is a half Greek lemon roasted chicken, dinner roll, rice pilaf, and...

 2020-09-25 14:57 

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Sign up for 5k and run to support your community...

For the 6th year, Catamount Womenaid will offer a fall 5k for all levels of runners or walkers. The 2020 Deerfield Veterinary Clinic Catamount 5k will be virtual and can be run any time between Oct. 24 and Nov. 1. This virtual race is an opportunity......

 2020-09-24 21:16 

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In battleground states, Catholics are a pivotal swing vote...

For decades, Roman Catholic voters have been a pivotal swing vote in U.S. presidential elections, with a majority backing the winner — whether Republican or Democrat — nearly every time. How they vote in the battleground states this year could...

 2020-09-24 21:16 

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Trump niece files suit saying family cheated her of millions...

NEW YORK — Donald Trump's niece followed up her bestselling, tell-all book with a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the president and two of his siblings cheated her out of millions of dollars over several decades while squeezing her out of the fam...

 2020-09-24 21:16 

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Families struggle as pandemic worsens food insecurity...

NEW YORK — At the peak of the coronavirus pandemic this spring, Sharawn Vinson often woke up crying. A recurring thought was making the unemployed single mother desperate: That her kids could go hungry. There was also fear of contracting the virus,....

 2020-09-24 21:16 

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In Taylor case, limits of law overcome calls for justice...

"Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor" became a rallying cry this summer, emblazoned on T-shirts worn by celebrities and sports stars while protesters filled the streets demanding police accountability. In the end, none of the officers were.....

 2020-09-24 21:16 

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Jobless claims at 870,000 as fraud and backlogs cloud data...

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid rose slightly last week to 870,000, a historically high figure that shows that the viral pandemic is still squeezing restaurants, airlines, hotels and many other businesses six months.....

 2020-09-24 21:16 

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At UN, China, Russia and US clash over pandemic responses...

UNITED NATIONS — China, the United States and Russia butted heads at the United Nations on Thursday over responsibility for the pandemic that has interrupted the world, trading allegations about who mishandled and politicized the virus in one of the...

 2020-09-24 21:12 

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Three people charged for refusing to leave closed Concord playground...

Three people accused this spring of defying police orders to leave a Concord playground closed due to precautions over COVID-19 now face criminal charges.Their arrests come months after the incident at Rollins Park, where police say Tyler Workman,......

 2020-09-24 21:06 

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Pandemic, new name and structure, moving after a half-century life's interesting at Sanel auto parts...

Company transformations don't get much more visible than this: The warehouse that was the heart of family-owned Sanel Auto Parts for six decades is gone and will soon be a parking lot for Chevys."I'm asked all the time, do we miss the building...

 2020-09-24 17:51 

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Americans load up on candy, trick or treat, or not...

Americans may not know if trick or treating will happen this year because of the pandemic, but they're buying a lot of Halloween candy while they wait to find out.U.S. sales of Halloween candy were up 13% over last year in the month ending Sept. 6,......

 2020-09-24 15:07 

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Difficult climb of remembrance...

In memory of 9/11, the Allenstown Fire Department climbed up 1,980 steps, representing 110 stories, wearing gear and helmets. The firemen who participated are D'Andre Mitchell, Tyler Banister, Sean Buxton, and Evan Mcintosh. Allenstown is very proud.....

 2020-09-24 15:05 

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Get Apple Fest to go...

As with everything in 2020, the Tapply-Thompson Community Center's annual Apple Festival and Craft Fair will be very different this year. Due to the current restrictions and for the sake of safety there will be no craft fair this year. Apple Fest is.....

 2020-09-24 15:05 

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Son's team rides in memory of father...

On Sept. 20, Jay Godfrey from Concord and his team, Johnny's Reply, biked in the ALS Association Massachusetts chapter's Ride to Defeat ALS. Godfrey was only 12 years old when his father died from ALS and as an active cyclist, now rides in his hon...

 2020-09-24 15:01 

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Announcements for Sept. 23, 2020...

Special Olympians can climb virtual mountainsThe Granite State Restart is underway. The athletes of Special Olympics New Hampshire are being given the opportunity to climb one of three virtual mountains. The virtual mountains are named after New......

 2020-09-24 14:55 

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Announcements for Sept. 22, 2020...

Red Cross seeks volunteersThe Northern New England Region of the American Red Cross continues to deploy volunteers to large-scale disasters around the country. Faced with wildfires, hurricanes and other disasters, the humanitarian organization needs......

 2020-09-24 14:43 

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Personal achievements published Sept. 22, 2020...

ConcordNafisatou Kiemtore was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Georgia Southern University in Stateboro, Ga. HopkintonHannah Eliason was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at St. Lawrence University in Canton,......

 2020-09-23 21:22 

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No one charged in police shooting...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for the killing of Breonna Taylor during a drug raid gone wrong, with prosecutors saying Wednesday two officers who fired their weapons at the Black woman were......

 2020-09-23 21:21 

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70% of imported KN95 masks fail US filtration standards, study finds...

PHILADELPHIA — Up to 70% of KN95 masks do not meet the U.S. standards for effectiveness, according to a new study by ECRI, a Pennsylvania-based patient safety organization. The findings suggest an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 for health......

 2020-09-23 21:20 

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Single-dose vaccine tested as US experts say no corners cut...

WASHINGTON — A huge international study of a COVID-19 vaccine that aims to work with just one dose is getting underway as top U.S. health officials sought Wednesday to assure a skeptical Congress and public that they can trust any shots the governme...

 2020-09-23 21:19 

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Russia's Navalny released from German hospital after 32 days...

BERLIN — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been released from a Berlin hospital after more than a month's treatment for poisoning, with doctors now believing that it's possible he could see a "complete recovery" from the S...

 2020-09-23 21:19 

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Nearly 500 pilot whales stranded in Australia; 380 dead...

HOBART, Australia — More pilot whales were found stranded in Australia on Wednesday, raising the estimated total to nearly 500, including 380 that have died, in the largest mass stranding ever recorded in the country.Authorities had already been......

 2020-09-23 21:19 

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Smoke may have killed over 1,000 people...

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The heavy smoke from wildfires that choked much of California in recent weeks was more than an inconvenience. It was deadly. And it almost certainly killed more people than the flames from the massive fires themselves, health......

 2020-09-23 21:18 

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Ginsburg remembered as prophet for justice, American icon...

WASHINGTON — With crowds of admirers swelling outside, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was remembered Wednesday at the court by grieving family, colleagues and friends as a prophet for justice who persevered against long odds to become an....

 2020-09-23 21:16 

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'Black Women Rock': Conference honors social justice leaders...

A century has passed since women won the right to vote, enshrining suffragists like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton as crusaders of equal rights. However, the work of writers and educators like Sojourner Truth, Mary Ann Shadd Cary and......

 2020-09-23 19:47 

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Concord firefighters fight probable human-caused blaze on island in Merrimack River...

Concord firefighters battled a forest fire for hours Wednesday on an island in the Merrimack River near the Bow town line.The fire was first reported late Tuesday evening by New Hampshire State Police, which was flying a helicopter in the area.......

 2020-09-23 17:38 

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Pence's jet returns to Manchester airport after hitting bird on takeoff...

Vice President Mike Pence's airplane struck a bird Tuesday on takeoff in New Hampshire, causing the pilot to return to the airport out of caution, the White House said.Pence was flying home to Washington from a campaign event at an airport hangar in.....

 2020-09-23 16:46 

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It might be all trick and no treat this year as COVID chills Halloween...

Amid all the uncertainty we're facing right now, another big question is emerging in people's minds as October approaches: Can we go trick-or-treating?That's a good question and one that towns and cities are rapidly trying to answer."We us...

 2020-09-22 21:24 

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Assault charges dropped for wife...

Merrimack County Attorney Robin Davis has decided to drop the assault charge filed against the wife of a former Dover police officer in connection with a July 10 Rollinsford incident.Her office also decided not to file any charges against former......

 2020-09-22 21:21 

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Irony in virus' impact on Mayflower celebration...

The year 2020 was supposed to be a big one for the Pilgrims.Dozens of events — from art exhibits and festivals to lectures and a maritime regatta featuring the Mayflower II, a full-scale replica refitted over the past three years at a cost of more.....

 2020-09-22 21:19 

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Strafford County Attorney investigates fired cop...

Strafford County Attorney Tom Velardi has launched a criminal investigation into former Dover police officer Ronald "R.J." Letendre.Velardi stated Monday the investigation is separate from an investigation conducted by the Merrimack County Attorne...

 2020-09-22 21:12 

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Concord School Board elections: District B candidates on the issues...

Melissa Clark Name: Melissa Clark Age: 37 Occupation: Adoptions Coordinator for Mary's Dogs Rescue & Adoptions Family (if you have children, are they in the school district?): Husband, Keith, and our 6 year old son.Position you're running for: Con...

 2020-09-22 21:08 

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Clark, Maltais, Weinberg for Concord School Board District B...

The race for the Concord School Board's open District B seat is competitive this year, with three candidates seeking the position elected by voters in Wards 5, 6 and 7.Concord parent and substitute teacher Melissa Clark, Concord parent Allie Maltais.....

 2020-09-22 21:03 

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Parents struggle being untrained teachers...

Krysie Berry of Northwood is an operations manager for New England Air, her husband, Kris, a mason.Neither has the background needed to teach young students in a structured environment, much less address the needs of a child in an Individualized......

 2020-09-22 16:35 

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Keene's 'Crying Nazi' Chris Cantwell goes on trial over threats...

A white nationalist who rose to prominence during a deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, went on trial Tuesday on federal charges of threatening to rape the wife of a person with whom he was having a dispute.Christopher Cantwell, Keene's......

 2020-09-22 15:51 

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Priscos celebrate anniversary...

Mr. and Mrs. Prisco Albert Prisco II and Adeline (Pittore) Prisco recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 10, 1955, in Jamaica Plain, Mass. After raising their four children in Stoughton, Mass., they moved to......

 2020-09-22 15:43 

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Rock climber dies in Franconia Notch when boulder severs rope, causing 150-foot fall...

A Massachusetts climber died when a tumbling boulder severed his rope, causing him to fall 150 feet while climbing on Cannon Cliff in Franconia Notch State Park, conservation officers said.Several people saw the climber fall late Sunday afternoon and......

 2020-09-21 21:54 

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Schweiker versus West for Concord School Board District A...

In November, the Concord School Board's District A seat will have a new face for the first time in eight years. Board member Tom Croteau, who has served on the board continuously since 2012, announced at the beginning of September that he will not......

 2020-09-21 21:53 

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Concord School Board elections: District A candidates on the issues Schweiker and West...

Roy SchweikerAge: 67Occupation: RetiredFamily (if you have children, are they in the school district?): SingleHave you held any office prior? NoWhat will you bring to the school board? Being retired, I can devote more time to the school board than......

 2020-09-21 21:39 

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Airline denies mom and son, 2, after he refused to wear mask...

A New Hampshire woman was not allowed to stay on an American Airlines flight with her 2-year-old son because he would not wear a mask, stoking a discussion about how to balance compassion with rules designed to keep others safe.In an Instagram post,......

 2020-09-21 21:22 

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Indian couple run street-side classes for poor students...

NEW DELHI — On a quiet road in India's capital, tucked away on a wide, red-bricked sidewalk, kids set adrift by the country's COVID-19 lockdown are being tutored.The children, ages 4 to 14, carry book bags more than a mile from their thatche...

 2020-09-21 21:21 

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Trump to make court pick by Saturday, before Ginsburg burial...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Monday he expects to announce his pick for the Supreme Court by week's end, before Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is buried, launching a monumental Senate confirmation fight ahead of the November election.Tr...

 2020-09-21 21:20 

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Colleges become reservoirs of COVID threatening to spill over...

College administrators and government officials summoned students back to campus. Now, they are presiding over viral reservoirs poised to release a flood of infected undergraduates at Thanksgiving — if they make it that far. Schools have turned into...

 2020-09-21 20:38 

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Graduate students say fall semester is an 'illusion of choice'...

It is nearly impossible to socially distance in the small chemistry lab where Taylir Bullick teaches, she said. Bullick, a graduate student at UNH, is working as a teaching assistant in an organic chemistry course this semester. With closely spaced......

 2020-09-21 20:20 

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Demolition continues on old Concord Steam plant...

The long demise of the Concord Steam plant on Pleasant Street is continuing after a pause caused by the pandemic, with the two massive wood-chip silos and the remains of the chimney getting demolished this week.Although exact timing will depend on......

 2020-09-21 19:04 

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Those French fries aren't good for you but they can be good for Keene State heating...

My first job in high school was at a fast-food joint that made fried chicken. As low man on the totem pole I had to clean out the grease trap, a container under the floor where used fats and oils collected during the course of the day.Almost five......

 2020-09-21 18:17 

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Boating experts say it's time to call it a season...

It has been a great season for boating and if you need a second opinion, head to a local marina and ask to see all the empty space in their showroom. Social distancing and travel restrictions made boating an attractive alternative to other summer......

 2020-09-21 18:01 

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Child advocate office expands oversight jurisdiction...

A watchdog office for New Hampshire's child welfare system is expanding its jurisdiction to include oversight of any agency or organization that contracts with the state to provide services to children.The Office of the Child Advocate was created......

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