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Between payroll and the classroom, a balancing act

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Concord School District salary database Merrimack Valley School District database --------- In the Merrimack Valley School District, the 14 highest-paid teachers made between $70,000 and $78,000 last school year. In the neighboring Concord School District, 192 teachers – more than half of the full-timers – made over $70,000 during the last school year. By some standards, all that extra money …

School districts try to tighten unpredictable spending for substitute teachers

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Concord School District salary database Merrimack Valley School District database --------- Since at least 2011, Concord has overspent its budget for subs by $70,000 or more each year. Across town, Merrimack Valley has had leftover money is the account for substitutes – as much as $42,000 – over the same period. Pay for full-time employees is set by contract, but the cost of …

Ray Duckler: An earthquake, far away, is felt close to home

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Not many world events could resonate with Bom Rai while he tries to build a new life in a new country. It took an earthquake to do that. That’s why Bom, a Nepalese refugee, attended a vigil last week in a Hooksett parking lot, in the shadow of a tattoo parlor and an …

Flying, landing, then learning about the quake

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Bhattarai family has a story it can relay to others for years to come. Eight days ago, while Ranjan Bhattarai of Concord waited for his parents at Logan Airport, their hometown, the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, was …

High schools: Hopkinton baseball settles in to beat Bow, 11-1

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The three-game road trip began with victories in Cooperstown, N.Y. (over Bishop Brady) and Berlin. But yesterday, three batters into the bottom of the first inning in game three of the vacation-week excursion, things weren’t looking too promising …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, May 2, 2015

JV results The Bow JV boys’ lacrosse team defeated Pembroke, 5-1, on goals from Sawyer Duhaime and Brandon Tibbetts. Freshman Nathan Thibodeau played excellent defense, causing multiple turnovers. On Friday night, Bow rallied for a 6-5 win over Portsmouth. Sully Blair (two goals, assist) scored the game-tying goal …

Concord Crier for May 3, 2015

Saturday, May 2, 2015

PENACOOK Village group to discuss rezoning, Route 3 project ∎ Penacook Village Association will hold a general membership meeting Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Beaver Meadow Golf Course Clubhouse. An agenda and directions are posted at penacook.org. Guest speakers will include Assistant City Planner Heather Shank presenting the …

The Insiders: Our words may be recycled but the fun will be brand new

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The positive results of recycling have been well-documented for quite some time. You know, saving the planet, helping Mother Earth, all that stuff. Our stance on the action is the same; we think recycling is good. Sometimes we even get to recycle our own words for your benefit. …

Letter: Sweet sounds

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Kudos to the Concord Community Concert Association for presenting a fantastic concert Saturday night featuring Richard Stolzman on clarinet and his son Peter John Stolzman on piano. It was absolutely amazing how these two world-renowned musicians filled the Audi with the wonderful music of Bernstein, Gershwin, Dave Brubeck, …

Letter: No protest, just looting

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The story about the rioting in Baltimore (Monitor front page, April 28) made me sick to my stomach. This is not a protest; this is just rioting and looting. It makes me admire the nonviolent protesters of the 1960s even more. Their protests took courage; all this takes …

Letter: A cleaner Concord

Saturday, May 2, 2015

I would like to thank all the people of Ward 8 in Concord who helped last Sunday morning with the ninth annual Airport Road to Regional Drive trash pickup. We had people on both sides of the road when traffic was light so nobody was in danger of …

Letter: GOP controlled by the wealthy

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Republicans again prove they are lackeys for the rich and very rich. Congressional Republicans are proving they are nuts with approval of legislation that would abolish the estate tax, which they refer to as the “death tax.” The Democrats should seize on this and exploit it as …

Letter: Poor advertising

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The state of New Hampshire needs clean up its act, and soon. A short drive up Interstate 93 from Concord to Exit 20 in Tilton will embarrass any New Hampshire resident. The Department of Transportation has not done any spring cleanup, even though trees and branches are down …