The quiz issue

Dec 13, 2010
2:55 PM
Retiree of the week

Detective remembered to chuckle

Not sweating the small stuff has helped Detective Sean Dougherty get through tough times at the Concord Police Department. “You see people at their worst. Sometimes you have to chuckle to get through it,” he said. And get through it he did – on Nov. 30 the Loudon resident retired after serving the department for 23 years. At only 45 years old, Dougherty is looking forward to a life with a lot less work and more time at home with his kids. Dougherty’s time at the department was no cakewalk. His career began in 1987 when he was hired as a probationary police officer. After 11 years at the…

Dec 13, 2010
2:57 PM

Remembering the princess restaurant . . .

Last week, we asked you to share memories of the Princess Restaurant. Here’s what you said: “From the l920s to the early l960s, an enterprising couple, Christ and Madeline Mamos, built a grocery store and filling station with tourist cabins on Fisherville Road (which links West Concord to Penacook). In the same area, over the years, they built a sandwich shop called The Red Rooster,…

Dec 13, 2010
3:01 PM

This week in Concord history

- Dec. 14, 1955: A train conductor uncoupling an engine from the freight train in Concord gets his foot caught between the rail and guard rail and is then run over by the train and crushed to death, the Coos Republican reports. - Dec. 15, 1987: Just before noontime, Gary Hart and his wife Lee stroll onto the State House Plaza, where the media horde waits. After having dropped out in May because of highly publicized womanizing, Hart announces that he is back in the Democratic race for president. “I have the power of ideas,” he says, “and I can govern this country.” - Dec. 15, 1836: The Legislature…

Dec 13, 2010
3:04 PM
Nature 101

Exploring the Winant Park trails

The Winant Park trails of Concord are delightfully rugged, and the reward for reaching the top is a breathtaking panoramic view of the New Hampshire landscape, including the State House and the St. Paul’s School campus, with mountains on the far horizon. The rock-strewn picturesque pathways are what you would expect in a typical New England forest, and the rocks make good stepping…

Dec 13, 2010
2:25 PM

The Bulletin Board

Got love for stamps? The Merrimack County Stamp Collectors’ monthly meeting will be held at Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow, on Dec. 21 at 1:30 p.m. All people interested in stamp collecting are invited to attend. For more information, contact Dan Day at 228-1154. - DAN DAY High school seniors, $1,000 could be yours The Faith, Hope and Love Foundation will be awarding its fourth annual $1,000 college scholarship to a deserving high school senior. The candidate must: - Be a high school senior in New Hampshire and a citizen. - Not be involved in or accused of any illegal…

Dec 13, 2010
3:05 PM

Who were these people anyway?

Christa McAuliffe, Abbot-Downing and Mill Brook. This whole naming process of the school district’s fancy new elementary schools got us wondering how some streets, schools and buildings in town got their names. And what do we do when we have a question, readers? That’s right, we go to you. We want you to tell us the stories behind these six folks who were apparently special enough…