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Letter: Genocide denied

Friday, April 24, 2015

This year marks the centenary of the Armenian Genocide. On April 24, 1915, the Ottoman Turkish government ordered the execution of 250 leading Armenian dignitaries, poets, teachers and artists. Thus began the formal phase of the relocation and massacre of Armenians. This was a premeditated and systematic act of murder on a grand scale. Armenians were left without leadership, and …

High schools: Kearsarge stages late rally, walks off with 5-4 win over Franklin

Friday, April 24, 2015

It was cold, it was late and Travis Pelletier wasn’t up for watching his team play any more baseball. So with Kearsarge’s James Bromwell charging into third and the ball not even out of the infield with the score tied in the bottom of the seventh, the Cougars coach didn’t hesitate. He waved …

High school Stars of the Day

Friday, April 24, 2015

Becca Proulx, Concord lacrosse, 4 goals, 3 assists in win Caleb Drouin, Belmont baseball, 2-hitter, 10 strikeouts in 3-2 win Megan Prescott, Belmont softball, 2-hit shutout Lexi Colpack, Franklin softball, HR, triple, 2 RBI in victory Samantha Dow, Kearsarge softball, 3-run HR in loss Morganne Flinkstrom, Kearsarge tennis, win in singles and doubles …

Students, speakeasies and gangsters

Thursday, April 23, 2015

R undlett Middle School’s performance ensemble group put on “Bugsy Malone, Jr.” earlier this month. …

Music school students perform in national choirs

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Nine current and alumni members of the Concord Community Music School’s Purple Finches children’s chorus were selected to participate in the Organization of American Kodaly Educators national choirs, following a competitive audition process. All students from the school who auditioned this placed in the national choirs. They are …

Letter: A plea for silence

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Spring, a time for flowers, baby birds and . . . fireworks? That might sound weird, but apparently some residents of Concord are huge fans of spring and summer fireworks. Starting in March, and usually lasting until the first snowfall, someone takes it upon themselves most nights to …

Letter: Swift repairs

Thursday, April 23, 2015

My thanks to General Services of Concord for its quick action in repairing a large, deep hole that opened up adjacent to a storm drain on the front of our property. I called last week and someone came out immediately and assessed the situation, which was a leaking …

High schools: Bishop Brady strikes early, holds late to defeat Winnisquam, 6-2

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Bishop Brady softball team got the start it was looking for – allowing it to play the way it was hoping to. Aniecia Vargas had a bases-clearing triple to spark a four-run first inning, and Jess Santis …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Martin Hecka, Bishop Brady baseball, 2 grand slams, 8 RBI in 15-14 win Amanda Riley, Coe-Brown softball, 2 homers, 6 RBI in 14-0 win Colby Clark, Pittsfield baseball, complete-game 1-hitter, 9 strikeouts in 1-0 win Cassidy Emerson, Concord softball, homer, double, single, 3 RBI in 13-8 win Ben …

High schools: Tide boys’ tennis team cruises to surprisingly easy victory over Exeter

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The season is young, but there was already history between Concord and Exeter before yesterday’s boys’ tennis match at Memorial Field. The Crimson Tide lost to Exeter in the regular season last year, but then beat the Blue Hawks in the Division I quarterfinals. Concord also beat Exeter …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, April 23, 2015

JV results The Concord JV baseball team lost to Exeter, 9-7. Chris Fields ripped a bases-clearing double, while Griff Gilbert hit a two-run double. Eli Boyle contributed two hits. ∎ The Hillsboro-Deering JV baseball team lost to Somersworth, 8-7, on a walk-off base hit in the bottom of the …

Concord veteran’s time as a prisoner during WWII preserved in video

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Leaning over a small table, Robert Fortnam held a model B-17 aircraft and thumbed through his 70-year-old journal. The model plane, given to him after his service in World War II, is a replica of the plane he …

Official: ‘Downtown treasure hunt’ not sanctioned by the state

Thursday, April 23, 2015

On Monday, the Monitor printed two front-page photographs of a man who unearthed a rare U.S. coin while metal detecting Sunday on the New Hampshire Hospital campus. Turns out, the find may not have been exactly legal. Private citizens are prohibited under New Hampshire law from treasure hunting …