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As N.H. storm cleanup continues, state determining cost of response

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The snowstorm that swept through New Hampshire this week triggered an extremely rare closure of toll booths on the state’s turnpikes. About 16,500 vehicles passed through toll booths during the storm, costing the state $14,000 in toll revenue, according to the Department of Transportation. A statewide DOT response to clear roads and maintain safety during a typical snowstorm costs about …

Remembering Challenger explosion 29 years later

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Yesterday marked the 29th anniversary of the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger, which killed all seven crew members, including New Hampshire teacher Christa McAuliffe. The shuttle exploded 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Jan. 28, 1986. McAuliffe was a social studies teacher at Concord High School. She was picked from among 11,000 candidates to be the first teacher and …

High schools: Pembroke too much for Concord in first D-I matchup between schools since 2004

Thursday, January 29, 2015

PEMBROKE – The Concord High and Pembroke Academy boys’ basketball teams have squared off in the Capital Area Holiday Tournament on several occasions in the last 10 years, but last night marked the first time since 2004 the neighboring schools have met in the regular season. This border game was back on the …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Indoor soccer champs Fieldhouse Sports in Bow announced its champions in the following fall indoor soccer divisions: Blue Storm (U12 Girls Division A), Shaker Road School (U12 Girls Division B), Hopkinton SC (U12 Boys), Preti Flaherty (U14 Girls), …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Bruce Barton, MV boys’ basketball, 15 points, 7 rebounds in 53-48 win Callie Chase, Hopkinton girls’ basketball, 11 points, 10 rebounds in 39-30 win over Bow Dan Lawrence, Concord wrestling, 4-3 double overtime decision at 160 pounds in team win Dominic Timbas, Pembroke boys’ basketball, 22 points, 4 …

Executive Council approves New Hampshire’s $13 million contract with FairPoint

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New Hampshire and FairPoint Communications are back in business. The Executive Council approved a $13 million contract with the phone and data company yesterday, on the condition that company officials would hold a series of forums across the …

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

CONCORD SARAH SMITH was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt. She is a psychology major. LAURA ANDERSON was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Champlain …

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Online grants Applicants to grant programs of the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts may now submit applications through an online grant process, eliminating the need for applicants to submit multiple copies of their materials, speeding up the application process and reducing the costs associated with printing, …

Announcements for Jan. 28, 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Military appreciation The annual military appreciation day at Granite Gorge Ski Area, 341 Route 9 Keene /Roxbury, will take place Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with free tubing for all military and veterans and their immediate families. For information, email andrewhultgren@gmail.com. School choice New Hampshire school …

Letter: The dangers of Keystone XL

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Well, it’s official. The U.S. Senate is again debating the Keystone pipeline. But while the new Congress may have ushered in new voices, the facts remain the same. Approval of the Keystone XL pipeline would add 27.4 million metric tons of carbon pollution per year – a move …

Letter: Looking through the Koran

Sunday, January 25, 2015

This is in response to Darlene Olivo’s letter concerning my “screed against Muslims.” (Monitor, Jan. 17) If Ms. Olivo had known of my Sept. 4, 2007 letter, she would have found that I am basically in agreement with her that all religions have had their bad moments over …

Letter: Time to close Gitmo

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Many thanks for Calif. Rep. Jackie Speier’s well argued piece (“Time for U.S. to Close Guantanamo” Monitor, Jan. 19). Gitmo certainly does “run contrary to our values” – well, at least our espoused values. But there’s more to the story. It’s a shameful relic of not only the …

Ray Duckler: In Penacook, some work, some don’t as storm fails to deliver

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Darlene Junkins, who flexed both arms like Arnold Schwarzenegger to show off her New England toughness, sold hardware. George Blatsis sold salads and sandwiches. Mohammad Warraich sold convenience store stuff, mostly coffee and cigarettes. These merchants worked in …