Core strengths
Southern New Hampshire has three well-developed downtowns, but they all have different strengths — and some might be stronger than others.
By Jeff Mucciarone

As Neil Young so aptly sang, “Downtown, let’s go downtown.”

Businesses and downtown organizations in Concord, Nashua and Manchester hope patrons heed Young’s advice and make their way along Elm Street or Main Street with purchasing in mind.



Theater: All in one weekend
Three community productions and one crazy new musical open

By Heidi Masek

The farce
Improv Boston alumni Larry Pizza and Kim Cassetta have teamed up to co-direct a farce for Nashua Theatre Guild.

People: New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District
Questions for Jeb Bradley and Carol Shea-Porter

By Jeff Mucciarone

Jeb Bradley, R-Wolfeboro, wants his office back. The former congressman held the seat in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District for two terms from 2002 to 2006 before Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-Rochester, bested him two years ago.

Longshots: Going to the nines a thing of the past
by Dave Long

An interesting thing happened in back-to-back playoff games last week. It gave a side-by-side glimpse of how pitchers are handled today vs. back in the day and a vivid illustration of how in the life of a manager, you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t.

Food: Like grandma made it
By Linda A. Thompson-Odum

Nikolija (Nina) Mujakovic never intended to open Bistro Rustica in Concord. She and her husband are almost ready to open the Old European Café and Bakery just a couple of doors down. However, when the deli that was in the bistro’s location closed down, Mujakovic decided it was a good take-out spot for her homemade Mediterranean cuisine.

Techie: Trade in your stuff
Make a quick buck on gadgets
By John “jaQ” Andrews

Electronics and stocks now have something in common: they both have values on the open market that can plummet with little warning. If you’ve been foolish enough to look at your 401(k) in the past couple weeks, you might be wondering if your stash of obsolete toys might be worth more than your retirement fund.

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