Book of the Week: Real or  false isn’t clear
Sep24

Book of the Week: Real or false isn’t clear

The Burn PalaceBy Stephen Dobyns(464 pages, fiction, 2013)The Burn Palace sets up a great mystery right from the beginning – a baby disappears from it’s hospital crib, replaced by a large snake. The setting is a small Rhode Island town, where nothing so extraordinary has happened since the town’s namesake was attacked and killed by wolves decades earlier.The tension builds to a violent crescendo as increasingly strange – possibly...

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Capital Arts Fest returns for 3rd year
Sep24

Capital Arts Fest returns for 3rd year

The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen is thrilled to announce it is moving forward with the third annual Capital Arts Fest on Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will have all the look and feel of the Capital Arts Fest of previous years, while taking the proper safety steps to make sure visitors feel safe while they move between artist tents and enjoy musical performances coordinated by the...

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This week in Concord History

Sept. 24, 1816:  A few months after the Legislature confirms Concord as the state capital, the cornerstone of the State House is laid. To now, New Hampshire is the only state in the union without a capital.   Sept. 25, 2001: After almost a year since they last piled into the Belknap County Superior Court, more than a dozen lawyers for the country’s leading cigarette companies are back in Laconia, arguing pretrial issues in the...

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Looking back: Trading news stories for old stories
Sep24

Looking back: Trading news stories for old stories

For the InsiderThere are people you meet on this journey we call life. You meet them at different stages in your life, you might be retiring while they are embarking on a career. You might be the young one meeting a person viewing the setting sun. Such was the case with my early childhood journey back in the year 1968, while a young newspaper boy delivering for the Concord Monitor.In the early years, my paper route was around the...

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Virtual book talks with Gibson’s
Sep24

Virtual book talks with Gibson’s

Poet Erica Bodwell, winner of the 2018 Wilder Series Poetry Book Prize, returns to Gibson’s Bookstore virtually Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. to present her first full-length poetry collection, Crown of Wild. Signed copies are available. It will be held online only via Zoom, registration required at eventbrite.com/e/ 119288241341.Authors Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick and Jenn Bowie Curtis visit Gibson’s Bookstore virtually Sept. 30 at 7...

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City newsletter: Get a deal on new-to-you bike
Sep24

City newsletter: Get a deal on new-to-you bike

The city manager’s office sent out the City Manager’s Newsletter last Friday. The full newsletter can be found by going to concordnh.gov and clicking the “Newsletter” button. Here are some highlights:Absentee ballots for electionThe City Clerk’s Office expects to receive absentee ballots for the upcoming Nov. 3, 2020, Election in early October.  Upon receipt of those ballots, from the Secretary of State’s Office, staff will begin...

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Two artists, two themes, one location
Sep24

Two artists, two themes, one location

Two New Hampshire Art Association members – photographer Mark Giuliucci and artist Kate Higley–  have their artwork on display until Dec. 17 at 2 Pillsbury St. The two artists will have separate titles and themes for their exhibits. Giuliucci’s show is titled “Unseen Light,” using infrared photography. “Infrared photography is the art of capturing light that cannot be seen,” Giuliucci said. “Infrared wavelengths lie beyond the range...

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