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Fire destroys Concord house

Fire destroys Concord house

A massive fire left a Concord home in a condition of total loss Monday afternoon, but the building’s occupants were luckily able to escape without being hurt.

Concord fire officials said the fire was fully engaged when firefighters arrived on the scene at 865 Accent Avenue in the southeast part of the city.

Firefighters from Concord Fire & Life Safety and Coldwater Volunteer Fire Department had to struggle hard to contain the fire. After the aggressive blaze was contained, all that remained was the house’s brick façade.

17-year-old kayaker rescued from Lake Winnipesaukee

17-year-old kayaker rescued from Lake Winnipesaukee

A 17-year-old female kayaker who capsized because of high winds while paddling on Lake Winnipesaukee was successfully rescued by members of the New Hampshire State Police Marine, officials announced.

Without disclosing the name of the kayaker, officials said the girl was pulled by offers from the frigid waters of Jockey Cove off Wolfeboro just before noon on Sunday, April 3.

Concord firm collects more than 7,000 Jiffy boxes for local food banks

Concord firm collects more than 7,000 Jiffy boxes for local food banks

A Concord supplier of electrical wiring devices and lighting controls recently collected more than seven thousand boxes of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix for local food banks.

Pass & Seymour, the supplier in question, collected the boxes of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix during a Jiffy Challenge that it held for the first time this year.

During the event, the company gathered a total of 7,689 boxes of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix, or four and a half pallets. After calling around to local food pantries, even organizer Sarah Bernhart said that Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix was the biggest need.

Nashua worker injured in industrial accident

Nashua worker injured in industrial accident

An industrial accident inside a New Hampshire warehouse Thursday morning left a worker with multiple injuries, authorities confirmed.

The accident occurred inside Crane Security Technologies warehouse, which is located at Cellu Drive in Nashua, New Hampshire, at around 9:15 a.m. yesterday.

Initial reports suggested that the accident was caused by an explosion inside the warehouse but Deputy Fire Chief Glen MacDonald later claimed that no chemicals were involved in the incident.

Falling tree kills New Hampshire volunteer firefighter

Falling tree kills New Hampshire volunteer firefighter

A volunteer firefighter lost his life when high winds caused a tree to fall onto his pickup truck in Weare, New Hampshire, authorities confirmed.

Police said the victim, whose name was not disclosed, was driving south on Route 114 at around 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday this week when his truck was struck by the collapsing tree.

The 32-year man was a volunteer firefighter with the Lyndeborough Fire Department. He served the fire department for around eight years. Lyndeborough fire officials said it was a "tragic" day.

Portrait of world’s oldest working computer rediscovered in Manchester cafe

Portrait of world’s oldest working computer rediscovered in Manchester cafe

A long-lost portrait of the world's oldest working digital computer has been rediscovered on the wall of a cafe bar in Manchester.

Artist John Yeadon first saw the Wolverhampton Instrument for Teaching Computation from Harwell (Witch) in the Museum of Science & Industry in Birmingham in 1982. The computer fascinated the artist.

Yeadon described the computer as a dusty hunk of electric and mechanical hardware that reminded him of the disturbing 1950's Quatermass science fiction TV series, in a near-lifesize 2 by 3-metre Portrait of a Dead Witch.

Thousands of Easter eggs dropped from sky for Concord kids

Thousands of Easter eggs dropped from sky for Concord kids

Next Level Church's annual Easter Egg Drop in Concord attracted hundreds of kids and their parents Sunday afternoon.

A helicopter dropped plastic eggs full of toys for children onto a ground behind the Mill Brook School in Concord. Children ran to scoop as many as they could.

Pastor Pablo Lopez called the egg dropping an exciting version of the conventional Easter Egg Hunt. While children were interested in Easter Eggs filled with toys, their parents enjoyed a celebrity Easter mass filled with music and conversation.

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