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Letter: The real arrogance

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Arrogance – that is a serious word. We don’t need to worry a lot about climate change because climate scientists are too arrogant? Really?! What part of scientific consensus statements such as, “It is extremely likely that humans are the dominant cause of warming since the mid-20th century” is too arrogant? Where is the arrogance in studying anthropogenic greenhouse gas …

Bernie Sanders draws a crowd at Concord campaign stop

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Eighty-year-old Marlene Gilman stood for more than a half-hour in a sweltering, cramped room on Main Street in Concord with about a hundred others, waiting for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to emerge. The lack of air conditioning and large crowd certainly wasn’t helping with the heat, but it didn’t matter to the New …

High schools: Concord girls’ tennis team makes quick work of Salem in quarterfinals

Thursday, May 28, 2015

They had won eight straight coming into yesterday’s quarterfinal match. They had beaten their opponent, No. 6 Salem, by a convincing margin earlier in the season. So the girls on the Concord High tennis team were confident taking the courts at Memorial Field, but they didn’t cross the line to arrogance. “I don’t …

Budget proposal in Concord puts money toward new technology

Monday, May 25, 2015

Online systems to license dogs and apply for building permits. A new staff person for the IT department. A computerized time-keeping system for employees. Those items are all included in Concord’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2016, which will go to the city council for approval next month. …

Letter: Behind the Ayotte ad

Monday, May 25, 2015

As I read through the Monitor recently, I saw a Kelly Ayotte full-page ad pretending to be a bipartisan announcement. Here was a smiling picture of Kelly, with the headline “Bipartisanship is breaking out on Capitol Hill!” I was given a telephone number to call Ayotte and ask …

Downtown: ‘Soul sisters’ open home decor shop on Pleasant Street

Monday, May 25, 2015

Ten years ago, Mae Edwards and Ann Carignan met through their church in Concord. “When I first met Anne, I said, ‘Somehow our lives are going to be connected,’ ” Edwards remembered. Fast forward to this spring, when the pair walked into a narrow storefront on Pleasant Street …

Minor earthquake felt in Concord area

Monday, May 25, 2015

A minor earthquake rumbled central New Hampshire yesterday afternoon about 2:12 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and could be felt in the Concord area. The 2.3 magnitude earthquake was centered in Boscawen, according to the USGS. Earthquakes less than 2.5 on the Richter scale are considered …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, May 25, 2015

Golf results Steve Johnston and Jeff Towle took low honors in yesterday’s Best-Ball Tournament at Concord Country Club with a scorching round of 10-under par 60. Bill Krueger and Bob Mielcarz were a close second at 61. Three teams finished tied for third at 62. ∎ In CCC’s Women’s …

Weston, Colgan to be inducted into NH Legends of Hockey Hall of Fame

Monday, May 25, 2015

Ryan Weston, formerly of Henniker, and the late Paul Colgan of Concord will be among seven inductees into the New Hampshire Legends of Hockey Hall of Fame. Weston was a standout at Tilton School and Boston University before playing five seasons of professional hockey, four of them in …

Country furniture store in Concord reborn as Amish Homestead

Sunday, May 24, 2015

When the Amish Country Barn in Concord shuttered in bankruptcy last year, owners Tim and Erica LeClair tried to make sure every customer stayed whole. The LeClairs lost their house, but none of their shoppers lost a furniture …

Letter: Get to know an EpiPen

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Do you know what an EpiPen is? Have you ever had to use one or know anyone who carries one? An EpiPen can save a life. It is an auto-injector for the emergency treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions. I have two grandchildren who carry EpiPens. One has a …

Letter: Guns and abortion

Sunday, May 24, 2015

I read Fran Wendelboe’s column (Sunday Monitor Forum, May 24) with interest and was struck by the parallels between what she calls the “real” extremists on the abortion issue and what I consider the extremists on the gun control issue. Has she considered encouraging a dialogue between the …

Letter: Tunnels to safety

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Instead of using money to revise the traffic lanes on Loudon Road, I suggest that we put pedestrian tunnels under the main thoroughfares in the vicinity of schools to protect students crossing them. It would also make for better traffic control. BERNARD H. ASH Concord …