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Letter: Lessons from Bosnia

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Like many young Americans, I have followed this presidential election more closely than any other in my lifetime. But I am watching it unfold from afar while living in the small, post-conflict nation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. To those back home, Bosnia might seem a far cry from life in New Hampshire, a place with little relation to events unfolding …

Letter: Sanders is no Cruz

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

In response to the editorial “No time to put an amateur in the Oval Office” (Monitor Opinion, Feb. 3): I am appalled that the Concord Monitor would publish an editorial that equated Ted Cruz with Bernie Sanders. Cruz sought and gained the endorsement of Kevin Swanson, a preacher from Iowa who advocates the execution of all gays and lesbians. He supports Uganda’s draconian …

Letter: Socialism vs. capitalism

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

For those who aren’t sure about the difference between socialism and capitalism, here’s a simple explanation: Socialism is where the government exercises control over big business so that they can’t screw the people. Capitalism is where big business exercises control over the government so that they can screw the people. LOU SEINGALT Concord …

Letter: An avoidable tragedy

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

“Each man’s death diminishes me / For I am involved in mankind.” On Sunday, Jan. 31, Gene Parker died after a tragic car accident. Gene was homeless and had lost his legs to frostbite several years ago. On the evening of Jan. 28, he had left the Friendly …

Letter: City must act now

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I was very saddened to learn of the death of the homeless man (who was in a wheelchair) who was killed on Interstate 393. I live on North Main Street and am a victim of cars going 50 to 60 mph on the stretch after the lights at …

Letter: It didn’t have to happen

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Shame on the city of Concord’s management for putting a dollar sign before the safety of our most vulnerable people. Last winter, I almost ran into a man on the far right Interstate 393 entrance. I wrote a letter to the editor saying it was only a matter …

High schools: Merrimack Valley girls’ basketball rides press, balanced scoring to win over Kearsarge

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

When the Merrimack Valley girls’ basketball team went to an up-tempo offensive system this year, balanced scoring was supposed to be one of the results. The Pride has taken to the fast break, running through the first two …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Freshman results The Concord (9-2) girls’ freshman basketball team defeated Dover, 55-13. Helen Massah scored 14 points and Ananya Nadeau pitched in eight. Crystal Federico did a great job boxing out, rebounding and getting steals on the defensive end. Concord Rec programs Concord Parks and Recreation will be …

Letter: Hillary for health care

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Americans need access to affordable, quality health care. No other candidate has fought for this as long or as hard as Hillary Clinton, and no other candidate is as committed to continue this fight. Hillary gets real results. In the 1970s, she worked to expand access to care …

Letter: Nation needs Bernie now

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to restore our country to a real democracy by supporting the campaign of Bernie Sanders. Politicians of both parties have been unconscionably oblivious to Bernie’s decades-long attempts to warn of the immorality and adverse effects of bipartisan trade deals that shipped jobs overseas, …

Heights Community Center returns to council agenda

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A new Heights Community Center is back on the table at the Concord City Council. Citing cost concerns, the council stalled plans for the new community center at the former Dame School on Canterbury Road nearly one year ago. City staff had presented multiple design options, ranging in …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Youth basketball The Weare Middle School Lady Wildcats basketball team capped off an undefeated season on Saturday, beating Hampstead, 67-38, to win the Tri-County League Championship. The Wildcats put together their most complete game of the season, allowing …

Indoor track championships: Feliz-Mutz tandem lead Concord to seventh place in Division I

Monday, February 8, 2016

HANOVER – With only 11 boys on the roster, Concord High didn’t have very lofty team goals at the start of the indoor track season, but Coach Ally Davis said that senior Angel Feliz and sophomore Dalton Mutz were “major talent.” Fast forward a month and a half …