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Letter: Don’t forget the arts!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Again, a Capitol Center for the Arts performance – “Pete Seeger; The Storm King” – is not noted in the Arts and Entertainment section of Thursday’s Monitor. Last week, I looked for an article on “A Centennial Salute to ‘Old Blue Eyes’ Frank Sinatra.” Nothing! Not even a posting in the calendar listings. Tom Brady, with his deflated footballs, would …

Letter: Numbers don’t lie

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Deflategate is full of hot air. The score at halftime was Patriots 14, Colts 7. It has been reported that halftime the NFL tested and inflated the balls to proper pressure. The score at the end of the game? Pats 45, Colts 7. If anything, the Pats were playing with a handicap in the first half. Now the reporters will have to find …

High schools: Seven goals in first seven minutes has John Stark-Hopkinton hockey flying

Monday, January 26, 2015

First vs. worst. Undefeated vs. winless. Last night’s boys’ hockey game between John Stark-Hopkinton and Manchester West was bound to be lopsided, but few would have predicted this. The Generals scored seven goals in the first seven minutes of the game and coasted to a 12-4 victory at Manchester’s JFK Coliseum. “We’re playing …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, January 26, 2015

Freshman basketball The Pembroke boys’ freshman reserve basketball team fell at home to Merrimack Valley, 42-31. The Spartans were led by Christan Hanna, who scored nine points, and Alex Pratt and Brandon Despres, who played well defensively, combining for 10 rebounds. Middle school results The Hopkinton Middle School …

High school Stars of the Day

Monday, January 26, 2015

Dan Medvetz, John Stark-Hopkinton boys’ hockey, first varsity goal in 12-4 win Nolan Quinn, John Stark-Hopkinton boys’ hockey, first varsity goal in 12-4 win Mayson Kimball, Merrimack Valley girls’ basketball, 25 points, 16 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals in win Lily Rivera, Concord Christian girls’ basketball, 21 points …

Lantos Swett, with other human rights advocates, offers to share Saudi blogger’s punishment

Monday, January 26, 2015

The notion of being “my brother’s keeper” comes up a lot in the context of advocating for human rights. Katrina Lantos Swett, in her roles as the chairwoman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and the …

N.H. officials urge caution during major snowstorm

Monday, January 26, 2015

New Hampshire residents and officials are bracing for a major snowstorm, which is expected to dump 12 to 18 inches on the capital city. Gov. Maggie Hassan declared a state of emergency yesterday and asked drivers to stay …

Quarantine lifted from state prison in Concord

Monday, January 26, 2015

New Hampshire State Prison Warden Richard Gerry announced yesterday that the quarantine in effect at the facility since Thursday has been lifted. Visits, volunteer activities and inmate programs were suspended last week after several inmates exhibited flu-like symptoms. The normal schedule resumed at noon yesterday. However, the New …

Christie, Walker to make stops in Concord

Monday, January 26, 2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will headline a Merrimack County Republican Committee dinner in Concord on Feb. 16. The potential presidential candidate made several trips to New Hampshire during the last election to support Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein. Tickets for the event, which will be at the …

Announcements for Jan. 27, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

CONCORD Summer jobs The recreation department is accepting applications for the following summer positions: lifeguards and water safety instructors, tennis instructors, camp counselors and summer specialist. Applicants must be 15 years of age or older for lifeguard positions and 18 and older for camp counselors. Fill out the …

MyTurn: This type of economics doesn’t work

Monday, January 26, 2015

Another legislative session, another round of bills to cut taxes to “stimulate” the economy and “grow” business. Currently there are bills from Sens. Jeb Bradley and Andy Sanborn to lower business taxes because they feel that they are …

The Scene: A community kitchen

Monday, January 26, 2015

Worshipful Master Troy Patoine of Blazing Star Eureka Lodge in Concord presented Jennifer Lombardo of The Friendly Kitchen with a $500 check and its second annual Community Builder Award on Jan. 7. Want to see your photo here? Email communitynews@cmonitor.com. …

Announcements for Jan. 26, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

School board vacancies The filing period for Merrimack Valley school board vacancies ends Friday at 5 p.m. Declarations of candidacy can be picked up at the MVSD SAU office, 105 Community Drive, Penacook, during normal business hours. Vacancies are: Loudon, one three-year seat; Salisbury, one three-year seat; and …