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City council will vote on sales agreement with Penacook Community Center

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Since 2011, Deb Cuddahy has been trying to find a new and larger home for the Penacook Community Center. Cuddahy, the nonprofit’s executive director, first suggested expanding on the existing Community Drive campus. Even if the center had bought adjacent plots, there was no room for the required parking. That plan failed. Last year, Cuddahy wanted to buy the old …

Sidewalk reconstruction begins today

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Construction crews will begin to rebuild the sidewalks this week as part of the Main Street project, according to a weekly update from the city’s contracted PR firm. Today and Tuesday, the crews from Severino Trucking Co. will remove the rest of the pavement on the east side of North Main Street. That work zone will extend from Northway Bank to Pleasant Street. …

Ramping up for spring at Concord skatepark

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The skatepark outside the Everett Arena in Concord was buzzing with activity Sunday afternoon. Skaters were pulling tricks off various ramps and obstacles scattered throughout the park. …

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 …

Letter: Protect services for seniors

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The budget recently passed by the New Hampshire House of Representatives resulted in a 50 percent reduction to the state funding for social services programs for elders. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, if these cuts are implemented, approximately one half of the people currently …

Greg Grappone, a father and survivor, dies at 35

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Greg Grappone, whose family began selling cars in the region nearly 100 year ago and now owns dealerships that line Route 3A in Bow, died yesterday from complications related to a rare form of cancer. He was 35. …

Without $4M in budget, commuter line development could be stopped in its tracks

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Rail advocates are calling on the Senate to restore $4 million for project development related to a commuter line from Boston to New Hampshire. Without the money, the plan could temporarily be stopped in its tracks. Before it was removed in the House version of the $11.2 billion …

My Turn: Concord should consider more practical ‘wow factors’

Saturday, May 2, 2015

In a recent article and editorial, the phrase “wow factor” was used in reference to building a fountain in front of the State House as part of the Main Street redesign. The use of this phrase got me thinking about what I consider possible wow factors for our …

Art with a Capitol A: Concord High photographer gets Congressional honor

Saturday, May 2, 2015

After winning the Congressional Art Competition, a Concord High School senior’s artwork will be on display at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Hope Morrison was honored last night by U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, who assembled a committee …