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Letter: The long view

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The very informative front-page story in Monday’s Monitor is headlined with the telling understatement: “Proposed HHS cuts cause doubt.” The story that follows evidences an alarming basis for uncertainty over whether the Legislature is exercising sound fiscal reasoning, let alone vision. To eviscerate crucial social service programs to save pennies may give a quick and easy sense of satisfaction, but …

Letter: Make big money a big deal

Sunday, March 29, 2015

John Broderick and Brad Cook speak an important truth (Sunday Monitor Forum, March 22), that “big money, left or right, has little to do with the interests of ordinary Americans.” They urge us to take the essential first step toward any solution: using our privilege as New Hampshire residents to put the issue atop the national agenda and insisting that visiting presidential candidates …

Letter: Ayotte’s out of touch

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Based on her long emails and op-eds attempting to justify signing the letter to Iran, it is clear that Sen. Kelly Ayotte remains clueless as to the gravity of that action. Not only did that letter embarrass our president (a president, she would do well to remember, who was elected by a majority of Americans), but it served to weaken our government and …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Cap City hoop academy Cap City Basketball Academy will hold a five-week skills and drills clinic beginning today for children of all skill levels from kindergarten to grade 12. The clinics will be held at Bishop Brady High on consecutive Sundays with the exception of Easter weekend, when …

Ray Duckler: What a long, strange trip it’s been

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Bom Bahadur Rai and his family, Bhutanese refugees searching for a home, pushed through the glass doors at 11:15 a.m., the last passengers off the plane. They moved in a single file, a father, a mother, a son, …

Running group has built camaraderie, pressed through the brutal winter months

Sunday, March 29, 2015

There are runners who log hundreds of road miles from April through November and then move indoors, to sweat out the cold remaining months on a strip of spinning black rubber. There are others who simply shelve their …

PHOTOS: SouperFest 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015

SouperFest, a community event to benefit the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness, took place at Rundlett Middle School in Concord yesterday. Families enjoyed carnival games, bouncy houses, live music and, of course, soup. Over fifteen different soups were …

The Insiders: Didjeridoo - there, we said it. Now go listen to it

Saturday, March 28, 2015

We could write all kinds of words about today’s Tom Chapin appearance at the Capitol Center for the Arts, but how about just one? Didjeridoo. What’s that? We’re not entirely sure, but we think it’s a funky musical instrument that hopefully makes noises that are as fun to …

Concord Crier for March 29, 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015

PENACOOK Ask an engineer questions about Route 3 road project ∎ City Engineer Ed Roberge will meet with Penacook residents to review the last phase of the Route 3 construction project Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Penacook Elementary School cafeteria. This phase of the project will cover Village …

Announcements: Bereavement support counseling

Saturday, March 28, 2015

LACONIA Bereavement support Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice is offering free seven-week bereavement support groups in two locations beginning in April. One group will meet in Laconia on Thursdays and the other group will meet in Wolfeboro on Tuesdays. Support groups give people the opportunity to discuss …

Festival to benefit Concord Coalition to End Homelessness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Concord Coalition to End Homelessness will host an expanded SouperFest this year to raise money and awareness for its cause. The event will begin at 1 p.m. today at Rundlett Middle School in Concord. From 1 to 4 p.m., parents and children can enjoy inflatables, cup-stacking demonstrations, …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Cap City hoop academy Cap City Basketball Academy will hold a five-week skills and drills clinic beginning tomorrow for children of all skill levels from kindergarten to grade 12. The clinics will be held at Bishop Brady High on consecutive Sundays with the exception of Easter weekend, when …

Letter: Optional services?

Friday, March 27, 2015

Imagine being unable to get out of bed, shower or dress. These basic tasks are essential. So why is this support no longer being funded? Earlier this month, the House Finance Division III Committee voted to no longer fund “optional services” in the state Medicaid program. Unfortunately, this …