Andrew North and the Rangers create album
May27

Andrew North and the Rangers create album

New Hampshire indie band Andrew North and the Rangers released their new single, Aditi, and announced their debut full-length LP, Phosphorescent Snack, arriving on July 30. The new song is whimsical and upbeat and showcases the band’s instrumental dexterity. The lyrics are based on a silly conversation that Andrew had with his then 2-year-old son.“I love being a dad and just getting to be goofy,” says North “My son and I were talking...

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Bulletin board

Vape book author event Jamie Ducharme returns to Concord virtually June 2 at 7 p.m. to present a fast-paced and impressively researched account of the history and rise of e-cigarettes, in Big Vape: The Incendiary Rise of Juul. She is joined in conversation by Time magazine editor at large Jeffrey Kluger (Apollo 13, Holdout). Jamie will be in New Hampshire the week of June 7, and will be happy to sign and personalize any orders that...

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City newsletter: Football camp with Patriots alums
May27

City newsletter: Football camp with Patriots alums

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: Meetings Finance Committee: May 27, 5:30 p.m., FY 2022 Budget Review: Community Development, Leisure Services, Human Services, Capital Improvement Program; June 3, 5:30 p.m., FY 2022 Budget Review: Special Revenue Funds (Project...

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This week in Concord history

May 27, 1861: After enlisting 71 men in Contoocookville, Joab N. Patterson takes them to Portsmouth, where most will join the Second New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry for three years’ service in the Civil War. Lt. Patterson, who recently graduated from Dartmouth at age 25, will fight in 24 engagements from First Bull Run to Appomattox Court House, rising to the rank of brevet brigadier general.   May 27, 1727: New Hampshire’s...

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Book: Stargazer
May27

Book: Stargazer

By Anne Hillerman (316 pages, mystery, 2021) Navajo Police Officer Bernadette (Bernie) Manuelito is having a fairly routine day. But it quickly takes a turn for the worse. She goes to serve a warrant and bring a man in, and she has to maneuver around some stray cattle. Loose cattle can create dangerous situations if they wander onto a road. So she calls that in. Then she comes across a horrible crime scene. She helps one victim and...

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The Long Call
May27

The Long Call

By Ann Cleeves (374 pages, mystery, 2019) We first meet Detective Matthew Venn standing outside of the church where his father’s funeral is taking place. He is sure that he is not welcome inside. Matthew grew up in a strict evangelical family; they belonged to the Barum Brethren. When he rejected the church as a young man, he was ostracized. Matthew gets a call from work. A man’s body has been found on the beach. He has no ID on him,...

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