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Letter: Back-in parking makes sense

Monday, August 3, 2015

I’ve read with enthusiasm the recent letters to the editor, and the Monitor’s own opinion (Monitor editorial, July 29) supporting reverse-angle, back-in parking on Main Street. I had suggested this during the community meetings held before the approval of the Main Street project and was met with significant skepticism and even direct hostility. There are many positive reasons for back-in …

Letter: Back-in parking myths

Monday, August 3, 2015

In the last six years, during which records have been kept by the city of Concord, 100 bicycle-related crashes were recorded. Only two of those involved a car backing up. One of those two was a car backing out of a driveway and the other was described as being caused by the bicyclist maneuvering into traffic to avoid a backing-up vehicle. The report …

Letter: Smart money

Monday, August 3, 2015

As a former Concord Hospital patient and current Franklin Savings Bank customer, I am pleased to learn that the bank pledged $15,000 to Concord Hospital Trust to benefit the Payson Center. It is satisfying to know that customer funds are being used to support local organizations. SHIRLEY J. CHADWICK Concord …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Hole in one Kyle Brown shot a hole in one during the Pembroke Pines Country Club Member Guest on Saturday. Brown aced the 125-yard 16th hole. Concord CC results Will McLaughlin shot a 71 yesterday, tacking on to his 68 from Saturday, to conclude two days of spectacular …

PHOTOS: Bryce Strong

Sunday, August 2, 2015

A fundraiser held on Saturday for a Concord boy battling cancer raised over $3,000 to go toward the cost of his medical bills. The event for 10-year-old Bryce Haines was held in Eagle Square in Concord for local …

Runner who sought to cross U.S. on foot returns to Concord a bit early

Sunday, August 2, 2015

In the middle of nowhere, Alan Barlow jogged up to a general store on the side of the road. He pushed a 75-pound stroller with clothes, gadgets, some food and water. But with hundreds miles of pavement behind …

Downtown: Concord looks to adopt forward-leaning, forward-thinking logo

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Construction is already under way to redesign nine blocks of Concord’s Main Street. Next up: redesigning the familiar blue-and-white wheelchair icon. The Accessible Icon Project began in 2010 in Cambridge, Mass., as a guerilla art campaign. Two artists …

The changing reality of teen summer jobs

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Each summer for the past 33 years, Norm Ballard has been hiring local teens at his bustling ice cream stand in Concord’s South End. Summer employees at Ballard’s work from April to September, cleaning countertops, taking customer orders …

Announcements: Fast track to college

Sunday, August 2, 2015

CONCORD Express admission Prospective students to NHTI will have the opportunity to complete their entire admissions process at Sweeney Hall in a single day and the normal $20 application fee will be waived Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The day includes meeting with an admissions …

Announcements: Cook up your best chili

Sunday, August 2, 2015

HENNIKER Chili masters Time to sign up as a chili maker for the annual Fire On the Mountain Chili Fest, sponsored by the Henniker Rotary Club, scheduled for Aug. 23 from noon to 4:30 p.m. at Pats Peak Ski Area. In addition to chili, there will be live …

Summer jobs: A career in training in construction

Sunday, August 2, 2015

There was a time when a college degree was seen as an automatic ticket to employment. Now, those entering college are facing a different reality, and they’re looking for ways to set themselves apart from the field. Concord’s …

Summer jobs: Learning the scoop at Ballard’s Ice Cream

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Lily Laura, 16, lives down the road from Ballard’s Ice Cream in Concord, so it was a familiar door to knock on when she went looking for her first job. Since April, the soon-to-be Concord High junior has …

Summer jobs: A poolside paycheck

Sunday, August 2, 2015

For decades, lifeguarding has been the quintessential summer job for teens. In recent years, however, the popularity of the position has dwindled; in fact, cities across the country have recorded a severe shortage of summertime lifeguards. Eliza Bunnell, …