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FILE - In this Friday, May 23, 2014 file photo, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates addresses the Boy Scouts of America's annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., after being selected as the organization's new president. On Thursday Gates said that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable, and called for change in order to avert potentially destructive legal battles. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

Boy Scouts’ leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said yesterday that the organization’s long-standing ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and called for change in order to prevent “the end of us as a national movement.” In a speech in Atlanta to the Scouts’ national annual meeting, Gates referred to recent moves by …

A fond farewell

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Gary Guzouskas was recognized at the May school board meeting in Henniker with a gift presented by vice-chair Jim McElroy. He has served on the board from 2009 to 2015. …

The Scene: How does your garden grow?

Thursday, May 21, 2015

H enniker first-, third- and fifth-grade students will work with Jerry Eisen and the Lions Club Community Garden as a part of their science curriculum this spring. …

Revolutionary sisters

Thursday, May 21, 2015

T wo New London sisters, Sophia and Madison Snaith, were was recognized at the April meeting of the Mercy Hathaway White Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution . Sophia is president of the Hannah Dustin Society …

Announcements: Remember our veterans Friday at Kearsarge High

Thursday, May 21, 2015

DEERING Plant sale Peonies, daylilies, hostas and many other interesting and hardy perennials and house plants donated by local gardeners are waiting for you May 30 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Deering Town Hall, Route 149. All proceeds will support the Greater Hillsboro Food Pantry/APPLE Fund …

People for May 21, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

CONCORD Francine Niyonsaba received a scholarship from the Greater Manchester Black Scholarship Foundation. She is a student at Concord High School and will attend college in the fall. Basanti Rai received a scholarship from the Greater Manchester Black …

Thanks a Million: Health Fair had many great volunteers

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Abbot-Downing Elementary School had its ninth annual Health Fair on April 22. It was a huge success and it could not have taken place without the help of many volunteers and generous local businesses. A big thank you to everyone who attended. Thank you to Hersheys Ice Cream, …

Thanks a Million: A beautiful town

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Thanks a million to all those who helped make Wilmot look great in time for summer! For the ninth consecutive year, volunteers picked up trash along roads in Wilmot during the first week of May. The annual event is sponsored by the Wilmot Community Association, the Wilmot Garden …

People for May 19, 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

ANDOVER Mariss Laro was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Champlain College in Vermont. She is a business administration major. Canon Brownell, a senior emerging media major at Ithaca College was named one of …

Announcements: Register for kindergarten

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

ALLENSTOWN School registration Parents of Allenstown children need to register their children for kindergarten and (incoming) first grade by June 10. Pick up registration packets at the main office at Allenstown Elementary school or call 485-9574 for an appointment. You need to have your child’s birth certificate, proof …

People for May 20, 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

CONCORD IRENE IREME received a scholarship from the Greater Manchester Black Scholarship Foundation. She is a student at Concord High School and will attend college in the fall. Catherine Holub-Smith, MSN, APRN-C DNP received the New Hampshire nurse practitioner of the year award at the annual Northeast Regional …

Former Monitor photographer Andrea Bruce chosen for Nieman program

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Former Monitor photojournalist Andrea Bruce, whose work covering the War on Terror for more than a decade has brought her international fame, has been chosen for the 2016 Class of Nieman Fellows. Twenty-four journalists from around the world were chosen by the Nieman Foundation to participate in an …

Concord Crier for May 17, 2015

Saturday, May 16, 2015

PENACOOK Donate puzzles for Whitaker Place residents to enjoy ∎ Activities Director Kim Marshall is looking for puzzle donations for the Whitaker Place residents. They enjoy complete puzzles of all sizes with no missing pieces. Whitaker Place is located on Borough Road. ∎ The Wildcat Regiment Band will hold a …