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Letter: Scouting success

Friday, November 28, 2014

I would like to thank the great citizens of Bow and Dunbarton for another successful Scouting for Food year. This was the first year we included Dunbarton in our food drive and although it was a lot of work, it was a great success. Times are tough. If you walk out your front door and look to the houses to …

Letter: The missing $3 billion

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Nov. 23 Sunday Monitor editorial addresses the “winter spike in natural gas prices that raised heating costs last year” and caused the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission to approve 20 to 50 percent increases in electric utility rates this fall. The editorial makes these points: ∎ “Natural gas remained plentiful and cheap throughout the nation last winter but New England’s antiquated pipeline system …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, November 28, 2014

Coaches needed Concord High School has openings for a varsity field hockey coach, boys’ JV lacrosse coach, boys’ freshman lacrosse coach and freshman baseball coach. Send résumé and three letters of reference to Steve Mello, Director of Physical Education & Sport, 170 Warren St., Concord, NH 03301 or email: smell@concordnhschools.net. Bishop Brady High School has vacancies for the following 2014-15 coaching positions: varsity …

The Latest: Power outage declared N.H.’s fourth-largest

Friday, November 28, 2014

It was a Thanksgiving for the record books. The day after heavy snow wreaked havoc across the state, more than 200,000 residents woke yesterday to what officials said was the fourth-largest power outage in New Hampshire history. Utility …

PHOTOS: Storm leaves many digging out

Thursday, November 27, 2014

T he storm that dumped more than 10 inches of snow on the Concord area forced many residents to spend part of their Thanksgiving cleaning up. Utility crews also spent the day restoring power, and officials worked to …

The Insiders: Let’s light the old Christmas tree – the city tree that is.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Now if you’re reading this, we’d like to first thank you for tuning into our first post-Thanksgiving column of 2014 and in turn, it’s safe to assume that third turkey sandwich didn’t put you in a food coma that will keep you out of commission through the weekend. …

Merrimack Valley SD: Washington Street School not for sale

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Washington Street School in Penacook is officially off the market. In response to an unsolicited offer from the Penacook Community Center to buy the building, Merrimack Valley School District officials have drafted a position paper that says the building is an important asset that will not be …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Learn to play hockey Tri-Town Ice Arena is accepting registrations for its Learn to Play Hockey Program that runs Dec. 10-Feb. 28 (no classes on 12/24, 12/31, 1/3 and 2/14). The program includes 20 classes, meeting Wednesdays at 530 p.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Cost is $159. …

The Insiders: Burn your Turkey Day calories before you consume them with a four-mile crab walk (or run, if it’s what you’re comfortable with)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

We can probably take a pretty good stab at what your afternoon is going to look like today. It will most likely include the four Fs: football, feasting, fighting with family and food coma. There is the possibility to add a fifth F, if you’d like – four …

Dimitri’s Pizza prepares, delivers turkey dinner

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pizzas, calzones, sandwiches and salads are the usual fare at Dimitri’s Pizza Restaurant in Contoocook. But this week, turkey, butternut squash and mashed potatoes are also taking up space in the pizzeria’s kitchen. Dimitri Tsihlis, one of the …

Announcements for Nov. 27, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

CONCORD Black Friday adoptions The Pope Memorial SPCA is offering pet adoptions at a 50 percent reduced fee tomorrow and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Visit popememorialspca.org or call 856-8756. CONCORD For the birds Satisfy the nature lovers and bird enthusiasts on your holiday shopping list and …

Thousands without power in Concord, around New Hampshire

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thousands of New Hampshire homes and businesses are without power as the first snowstorm of the winter barrels into the region. As of 5 p.m., Unitil is reporting almost 3,600 Concord area customers are without power, about 12 percent of the company’s customers in the area. Several outage …

Announcements for Nov. 28

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

CONCORD Unusual ornaments Beginning Dec. 2, there will be a Giving Tree on the main floor of the Concord Public Library decorated with book ornaments. Each ornament has a specific dollar value. Purchase an ornament and the proceeds raised will be used toward fines that some of our …