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Up and at ’em, Concord! Let’s get you started this Friday with everything you need to know going on today in town.


First, today’s weather:

Winds subsidizing with sunshine. High: 60 Low: 33.


Here are the top stories in Concord today:

  1. Suspicious Deaths Investigation Underway At Concord’s Marsh Loop Trail (Concord Patch)
  2. Concord elementary school students help to plant Mulberry trees along Merrimack River (WMUR Manchester)
  3. Man Accused Of Threatening To Slash Restaurant Owner: PM Patch NH (Concord Patch)
  4. Homeless Man Threatened To Slash Concord Restaurant Owner: Report (Concord Patch)
  5. WBZ Evening News Update For April 21, 2022 (CBS Boston)
  6. Business Tax Reduction Brings Out Partisan Divide in NH Senate (InDepthNH.org)
  7. Bill Adding Exception to NH Abortion Ban Headed to Governor (US News & World Report)
  8. NH woman charged with murder 6 months after missing 5-year-old son was found dead in shallow grave (True Crime Daily)
  9. April 21 NH DHHS COVID-19 update: 376 positive results with 32 in Manchester; no deaths reported (Manchester Ink Link)
  10. New Hampshire House Advances Provisional Ballot Bill (US News & World Report)
  11. Casella recognizes 2022 Sustainability Leaders (Vermont Biz)
  12. Dozens Of Police Search Concord Heights For Missing Couple: Video (Concord Patch)
  13. Determination Made on Use of Force in Officer-Involved Shooting in Walpole | News Releases (NH Department of Justice)
  14. Niche’s 2022 Best New Hampshire High Schools Rankings Released (Concord Patch)
  15. Names to Know: NHMB’s new Coporators, McLane Middelton’s new Trust Officer (Seacoastonline.com)
  16. NH House give initial OK to youth center closure plan (WCAX)
  17. Missing Concord Couple’s ‘Disappearance Is Of Significant Concern’ (Concord Patch)
  18. Look Through 5 New Properties On The Market In The Concord Area (Concord Patch)
  19. Oar-some auction: Historic college sports prize up for bid (Shelton Herald)
  20. This Weekend’s Concord Area Events: Farmers Market; comedy; Food; More (Concord Patch)

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Today in Concord:


From my notebook:

  • Concord NH Police Department: “The Concord Police Department and the New Hampshire State Police are currently conducting a missing persons investigation. We are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following individuals: Name: Djeswende P. Reid Age: 66 Race…” (Facebook)
  • New Hampshire State Parks: “A little now and then for Throwback Thursday this week from Coleman State Park in Stewartstown, NH. The cars have changed since the late 50’s – early 60’s, but the building doesn’t look much different. www.nhstateparks.org/visit/ state-pa…” (Facebook)
  • New Hampshire Lottery: “Look who counted her Lucky Stars and turned them into CA$H! 🤩 Samantha Hendrickson of Keene won $50,000 on a $3 Lucky Stars scratch ticket purchased from the 7-Eleven on Court Street in Keene! Congrats!” (Facebook)
  • NAMI New Hampshire: “Congratulations to former NAMI NH Exec. Dir. Ken Norton on his recognition last night by the NH Public Health Association as the 2022 Roger Fossum Lifetime Achievement Award recipient! This award is presented each year to a senior public…” (Facebook)
  • New Hampshire State Parks: “It’s amazing how much work it takes to open the Mt Washington Auto Road.” (Facebook)
  • Concord Young Professionals Network: “We’re thrilled to announce the 🌟 Concord Young Professional of the Year 🌟! Erin Schaick is an integral and steadfast advocate for young people in the Granite State in both her work at CATCH Neighborhood Housing and volunteer efforts fo…” (Facebook )
  • Concord General Services: “Have you heard about our Blue Bag Program? 💙 Organize a litter clean up of a public space or roadway in Concord and you can get free blue bags from us to collect the litter and leave roadside for pick-up! Just submit a participation rel …” (Facebook)
  • Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire: “Last night the softball team at StPauls Schoolnh held a whiffle ball fundraiser for us! They had 18 teams participating in the tournament and approximately 300 students who attended . And today, CCCNH was at StPauls Schoolnh for LinC, Li…” (Facebook )
  • NHTI Paramedic Emergency Medicine: “Strong ACLS begins with great BLS…” (Facebook)
  • NAMI New Hampshire: “The NH Rapid Response Access Point is available now (24/7) if you or someone you care about is having a mental health or substance use crisis. To connect, call/text 833-710-6477 or visit NH988.com. https https://www.nhpr.org/nh-news/2022-04-20…” (Facebook)
  • New Hampshire Home Builders Association: “On Tuesday we held another successful Bagels with Builders. This time our hosts were LaValley Building Supply in West Lebanon NH. David Hazel, from Mitsubishi Electric, spoke to us about the facts and myths of today’s heat pumps and the …” ( Facebook)
  • NewFutures: “We are happy to introduce to you New Futures’ newest Community Engagement team: Jillian Dubois! Jillian recently joined New Futures as a part-time Community Engagement Coordinator. In this role, she will focus on engaging, mobilizing, an…” (Facebook)
  • Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire: “Everyone’s healing path looks different. Your trauma is valid. 💜” (Facebook)
  • Volunteer NH: “Happy #NVW to all of our #VolunteerGeneration Fund grantees who are mobilizing volunteers to improve their communities: Animal Rescue League of NH Arts In Reach (AIR) Belknap County Conservation District Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New…” (Facebook)
  • New Hampshire Home Builders Association: “Last night Sharon Wayman and I attended the NH HOME Design Awards celebration in Derry NH at LaBelle Winery. Its was a great event. We met new friends and made new connections as we continue to grow the NHHBA. FYI: With your membership t. ..” (Facebook)
  • The Water Project: “The 105 community members at Masukutse Community will soon have a protected spring that will provide them with clean, safe, and reliable water!⁠ ⁠ Their project is under construction and will be completed by the end of June. Keep an eye … ” (Facebook)
  • City of Concord, New Hampshire: “Concord NH Police Department and New Hampshire State Police are currently conducting a missing persons investigation. They are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following individuals.” (Facebook)
  • New Hampshire Home Builders Association: “The NHHBA has a fantastic event planned in Ossipee NH in May. Our very own Kurt Clason was named the REMODELER OF THE YEAR by the National Association of Home Builders. Kurt wins a national award. We are very proud of him and want to cel …” (Facebook)
  • NAMI New Hampshire: “Nominations are due by May 9th for the 2022 NAMI NH Annual Awards! 🌟 Let us know who is doing good things for #mentalhealth and #suicideprevention: tinyurl.com/NAMINHAwards22” (Facebook)
  • NH Center for Nonprofits: “What an uplifting evening at the Bank of NH Stage for a meeting of nonprofit colleagues and inspiring presentation of the 2022 Nonprofit Impact Awards! Thanks to all who came out and joined us for Nonprofit Impact Celebration last night….” (Facebook)
  • Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce: “Congratulations to Erin Schaick! 👏👏👏 Not only is Erin a leader in Concord Young Professionals Network, but she currently serves as a volunteer for our Business and Education initiative, Leadership Greater Concord (LGC) program and Div…” (Facebook )
  • City of Concord, New Hampshire: “Earth Day is Friday, April 22. In honor of that, here are some opportunities to participate in Earth Day and Trails Day on Saturday, April 23. There are two options to pick up blue bags as well as some group clean up events, all beginnin…” (Facebook)
  • Concord Public Library: “CPL is gearing up for Earth Day 2022 ♻️ Thanks to everyone around Concord that works to keep our community clean and healthy throughout the year! #throwbackthursday #tbt #historicphotos #earthday #earthdayeveryday #reducereuserecycle #ar…” (Instagram)
  • The New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation Network: “We are accepting applications until May 1st for our NHHEAF Network Scholarship. Learn More: https://www.nhheaf.org/nhheaf-network-scholarship.asp” (Facebook)
  • Future InSight: “We’re hiring! We are looking for a Social Worker to join our team. Learn more at our website: https://futureinsight.org/care… Photo description: the words we are hiring job position social worker learn more futurinsight.org…” (Facebook)
  • New Hampshire Audubon: “Celebrate Earth Day with us on Saturday at Massabesic Center. Lots of family-friendly activities, nature walks, live animal presentations – build and take home a bluebird house! Find out more and register on our website: ” (Facebook)
  • Intown Concord: “Check this out!👀 Announcing the fresh new lineup for #NHMusic to end the week. Including the NH Music Collective Artist Showcase #4 at Area 23 featuring Dusty Gray, Dakota Smart, and Joey Clark Music & the big hearts! Happening TONIGHT . ..” (Facebook)
  • Volunteer NH: “Congratulations to all of the award recipients, and to the NH Center for Nonprofits for hosting such a wonderful event!” (Facebook)
  • Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce: “Know a business or individual who has helped promote healthy living? New Hampshire Governors Council on Physical Activity & Health is seeking nominations for their Outstanding Achievement Awards! 🚴‍♂️🍎☀️” (Facebook)
  • NAMI New Hampshire: “Today, 13 children and 15 adults are waiting for inpatient psychiatric beds. The NH Rapid Response Access Point is available if you or someone you care about is having a mental health or substance use crisis. To connect, call/text 833-71. ..” (Facebook)
  • Barb Wilson, Neighbor: “Does anyone know why there was CPD and NHSP activity last evening at Alton Woods?” (patches)
  • Tony Schinella, Patch Staff: “A car crashed into a utility pole in Bow on Route 3A on Thursday. Around 2:15 pm, police and fire and rescue teams were called to the area near River Road. A few minutes later, police told EMTs they were not needed. NEWS 603 posted a v…” (Patch)
  • Tony Schinella, Patch Staff: “Concord fire and rescue teams were sent to School Street around 5:30 pm on Thursday for a chimney fire report.” (patches)

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That’s it for today. I’ll see you soon!

— Tony Schinella

About me: Award-winning journalist and broadcaster for Patch.com in NH (off and on) since June 2011. Community coverage includes Concord, Hampton-North Hampton, Merrimack, Nashua, Portsmouth, and Salem. Reachable at [email protected] Career highlights available on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/an…