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Federal judge agrees to hear Concord prisoner’s assault claim

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A federal judge has agreed to consider a Concord inmate’s complaint that a corrections officer let another prisoner attack him last year, and that the warden subsequently locked him in solitary confinement for nearly a week. The lawsuit was brought last month by the 23-year-old inmate, John Barber. It alleges that the officer, Brian Hill, allowed the other prisoner to … 0

3-alarm brush fire in Concord consumes 5 acres

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A three-alarm brush fire burned approximately 5 acres near Marjorie Swope Park in Concord yesterday afternoon, according to a news release from the Concord Fire Department. Fire dispatchers started receiving reports of a fire in the hilly area at 1:47 p.m. Responding crews were challenged in locating the fire in the difficult terrain near the park. A second alarm was sounded at 2:43 … 0

Water main burst leaves 32 Concord households without water

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Seated on a front porch on South State Street yesterday afternoon, Paul Dunbar had a clear view of city workers repairing the broken water main that left 32 households in Concord’s South End without water for much of the day. Dunbar’s residence, at the corner of South State and Downing streets, was one … 0

Merrimack Valley High School Principal Jette accepts assistant superintendent job in Bedford

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

After 23 years as a teacher and administrator at Merrimack Valley High School, Principal Michael Jette will leave the district in June. Jette, of Webster, has been named assistant superintendent of the Bedford School District. His last day … 0

High Schools: Sloppy Hopkinton baseball team holds off Kearsarge

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Fortunately for the Hopkinton baseball team, Coach Dave Chase’s worst-case scenario didn’t become a reality yesterday. With the Hawks playing in what their coach considered vacation mode, Hopkinton (3-0) saw visiting Kearsarge (2-3) put the tying run on … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

College standouts Hopkinton’s Erin McAuliffe had two goals for the Green Mountain College women’s lacrosse team, but it wasn’t enough as Green Mountain lost to Colby-Sawyer College, 18-7. ∎ Phoebe Clark (Concord High) scored five goals and had three assists for the Southern New Hampshire University women’s lacrosse team … 0

Concord solicits proposals to reuse Sewalls Falls Bridge elsewhere

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

In the market for a steel bridge? Concord has one up for grabs. Be warned – it’s a little more than gently used. The city has asked for proposals from anyone who wants to reuse the Sewalls Falls … 0

The Insiders: It’s a Jungian out there, or at least at NEC Concord tonight

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

We would never send you to meet a serial killer. That’s just bad business, as far as we’re concerned. But we would send you to a discussion about a book about the mindset of serial killers. In fact, that’s exactly what we’re doing right now. Aaron B. Daniels … 0

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen touts energy efficiency bill at Earth Day event in Concord

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen touted her legislation that would incentivize energy efficiency during a local Earth Day event yesterday that focused on the effects of climate change in New Hampshire. It “is the cheapest, fastest way to deal … 0

Pipe burst leaves 32 homes without water in downtown Concord

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Thirty-two downtown Concord households remain without water as a result of a broken water main. Workers are on scene trying to repair the 14-inch cast iron pipe that broke early this morning near the intersection of South State and Perley streets. “We anticipate having water back online this … 0

Letter: Stereotypes add to division

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I have some questions for Fred DiFronzo (Monitor letter, April 18). Dear Fred, do you actually believe that all Republicans: 1) think all social programs should be eliminated? 2) think that women shouldn’t have equal pay? 3) think the United States has a right to strike and invade … 0

High school stars of the day

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Reed Bell, Kearsarge boys’ track, wins in the 200, 400, pole vault and 4x800 Kaley Shepard, Franklin girls’ track, wins in the high jump, triple jump, 300 hurdles, 2nd long jump Kat Styles, Franklin softball, 4-for-4, 4 RBI in 14-4 win Danielle Galli, John Stark girls’ lacrosse, six … 0

High schools: John Stark girls’ lacrosse earns impressive win over Lebanon

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

John Stark girls’ lacrosse Coach John Warner knew his team was going to be tested against Lebanon, last year’s Division II runner-up, and his team was ready to answer the challenge, rolling to a 19-10 victory. The Generals … 0