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Founding documents have a home in Concord, and all are welcome

Saturday, July 4, 2015

When the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, its president, John Hancock, was the first one to sign it. His large, grandiose signature has lived on through the ages and his name has entered American English lexicon as a synonym for signature. While perhaps lesser known nationally, the next two signatures came from New Hampshire …

Ray Duckler: Are you driving and talking hands free yet?

Saturday, July 4, 2015

With apologies to the Concord Police Department, I broke the law three days ago and got away with it. No one pulled me over for talking on my cell phone, held to my ear, which is no longer allowed under the state’s new hands-free statute. I never heard anything connected to the color …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Youth softball The NH Lightning 16U Black softball team was runner-up last weekend at the annual ASA Summer Sizzler in Brattleboro, Vt. The Lightning went 3-0 in pool play, beating the VT Rockets, VT Thunder and Brattleboro Heat while scoring 27 runs and allowing only six runs behind outstanding pitching from Brianna Whitcomb and Sloane French. Another rainy Sunday prevented the elimination bracket. …

Letter: Subtle racism

Friday, July 3, 2015

One of the most powerful lines in President Obama’s eulogy in Charleston was this: “Maybe we now realize the way a racial bias can infect us even when we don’t realize it so that we’re guarding against not just racial slurs but we’re also guarding against the subtle …

Letter: A hypocritical zealot

Friday, July 3, 2015

On the one hand, Jerry DeLemus advocates for a “draw Muhammad art contest” even if it insults the faith of Muslims. And yet, on the other hand, he would not allow any drawings he deems “indecent or crude” because, as a “born-again Christian,” he would find similar drawings …

High school Player of the season for boys’ tennis

Friday, July 3, 2015

JUSTIN TOLER School: Concord Honors/stats: The junior was the No. 1 player from a Crimson Tide team that went 15-2 and reached the Division I final. He won the state doubles tournament with Thomas Bengtson and advanced to …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, July 3, 2015

NEIBL result The Weare Nationals U19 baseball team improved to 5-2 by defeating the Nashua Chiefs, 3-1. Andrew Clay went the distance on the mound for the win, giving up one run on five hits while striking out eight. Wesley Lamphere went 2-for-3 with an RBI single and …

The Insiders: It’s almost time to celebrate America’s independence so rest up

Friday, July 3, 2015

We hope that most of you are rereading this in your swim suit and arm floaties as you ramp up to celebrate America’s independence. It’s never too early to get ready, especially when arm floaties are involved. And …

Town-by-town fireworks rules, and how disturbances are handled in towns with no regulations

Friday, July 3, 2015

FOR TOWN-BY-TOWN FIREWORKS RULES, SCROLL DOWN. If you’re lighting off fireworks in Concord this weekend, you probably won’t be arrested or summonsed, but police ask that you stay mindful of your neighbors. “In the city limits, you have …

PHOTOS: American flag flies for the Fourth

Thursday, July 2, 2015

An American flag is suspended between two cranes over the Route 3A bridge replacement construction site at Exit 12 of Interstate 93 in Concord on Thursday. …

One of three corrections officers cleared in incident involving inmate’s shirt

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Prosecutors have dropped their case against one of three corrections officers alleged to have had involvement in an incident last year in which a Concord halfway house inmate’s shirt was sliced with a knife. Assistant County Attorney George Waldron said Dennis Fitton, 40, of Alexandria has been cleared …

Community Snapshots: Week of June 22, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015

It was a week of winning and many were recognized for their accomplishments. Community snapshots are submitted by Monitor readers. If you have photos you’d like to share you can upload them on our photos form or email …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, July 2, 2015

ASA softball champs The U12 New Hampshire Lightning softball team (pictured) won the championship of the Jungle Jamboree in Hartford, Conn., last weekend by going 3-0 in a rain-shortened tournament in Girls ASA Class A Fast Pitch action. …