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Letter: Hillary for health care

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Americans need access to affordable, quality health care. No other candidate has fought for this as long or as hard as Hillary Clinton, and no other candidate is as committed to continue this fight. Hillary gets real results. In the 1970s, she worked to expand access to care in rural Arkansas. In the 1990s, she helped create the Children’s Healthcare …

Letter: Nation needs Bernie now

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to restore our country to a real democracy by supporting the campaign of Bernie Sanders. Politicians of both parties have been unconscionably oblivious to Bernie’s decades-long attempts to warn of the immorality and adverse effects of bipartisan trade deals that shipped jobs overseas, the invasion of Iraq, income inequality, for-profit health care and the deregulation of Wall Street …

Heights Community Center returns to council agenda

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A new Heights Community Center is back on the table at the Concord City Council. Citing cost concerns, the council stalled plans for the new community center at the former Dame School on Canterbury Road nearly one year ago. City staff had presented multiple design options, ranging in price from $7.5 million to $17 million. About 10 percent of that money would have …

Letter: We need a conservative

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Our country’s descent into socialism is already well established. Any slight hope of changing that trajectory depends on us, the voters. It ought to be obvious that a vote for a declared socialist like Bernie Sanders would accelerate that trend. Furthermore, anyone who was sentient during the Clinton …

Letter: Kasich has it all

Sunday, February 7, 2016

As a registered independent, I will be voting in the Republican presidential primary for Gov. John Kasich. A lot can happen between now and November. If a Republican is elected president, it should be a person who is experienced, capable, intelligent and balanced. Gov. Kasich has all those …

Letter: Go Republican

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Regardless of what happens on primary day, it is most important that we all get out and vote for the eventual Republican nominee. Abstaining is not an option. Because thanks to this president and his progressive agenda, 95 million of our fellow Americans who are eligible to work …

High schools: Scoreless through regulation, Concord boys’ hockey falls to Bedford in OT

Sunday, February 7, 2016

As Concord’s Ben Nelson and Bedford’s Eric Voloshin skated toward their benches during a timeout in overtime, the two goalies bumped blockers, a sign of respect between the players who were fully aware of the pressure the other …

Concord climber Dreffer breaks through into national bouldering championship

Sunday, February 7, 2016

It hasn’t been the physical part of rock climbing – the grabbing, gripping, pulling and lifting – that’s been the issue for Grant Dreffer. It’s been the mental side. When you climb competitively, scaling a rock wall can …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Indoor track & field Division I championships At Dartmouth College’s Leverone Field House, 3:30 p.m. Order of events: Shot put, high jump, long jump, 4x800 relay (girls/boys), 55 hurdle trials (boys/girls), 55 dash trials (boys/girls); finals (girls/boys) for 3,000, 55 hurdles, 55 dash, 1,000, 600, 300, 1,500, 4x400 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, February 7, 2016

JV result The Concord JV wrestling team competed in the Franklin Twin River Classic, finishing in third place. Sean McCready (160 pounds) finished first in his division, while Ian Schafer (170), Will Woods (195) and Dustin Kay placed third. Dakota Cooper (132) and Isaac Habimana (145) finished in …

Letter: A different election

Sunday, February 7, 2016

David Leonhardt, in the Jan. 24 issue of the Tampa Bay Times (“Why the election is just so bizarre”), states that, “One way or another, the 2016 (election) will be different.” He presents data from Pew Research Center. About half of Republicans disapprove of their party’s congressional leaders …

Concord sisters each vie for Miss N.H. teen title

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Next week, 28 young women will compete in the Miss New Hampshire Outstanding Teen program. Two of them happen to be sisters. Brooke Mills, 16, and Emilee Mills, 14, both of Concord are regional titleholders. The two will …

Letter: Still bashing Catholics

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Regarding the recent letter by John Kjellman (Monitor letters, Jan. 27) and the Monitor’s recent articles about the film Spotlight, the Catholic bashing by the press and others seems to never end. Obviously, sexual abuse of any young person by a member of clergy is despicable. But the …