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Letter: Let’s talk loopholes

Saturday, January 31, 2015

State Sen. Dan Feltes and state Rep. Richard Ames want to start a conversation about closing tax loopholes that primarily benefit the richest 1 percent of New Hampshire taxpayers at the expense of the rest of us. Credit them with creative thinking that has brought a fresh approach to the stale debate over tax policy in New Hampshire. It has …

Letter: Blame it on Blount

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Loyal Patriots fans understand why 11 of 12 footballs were under normal weight (psi) at halftime during the Indianapolis-New England AFC Championship game. We know our running back LeGarette Blount weighs 250 pounds and ran the ball 30-40 times during that game. We know that if he had fumbled the ball, he would have been benched and not played the next game – …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Thomas Bengtson, Concord boys’ basketball, 32 points in 80-73 overtime loss Bruce Barton, Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball, 18 points, 10 rebounds in 58-57 win Joey Kulbacki, H-D boys’ basketball, 26 points in 75-63 loss Maddy Ishak, John Stark girls’ swimming, won 100 fly and 200 IM Melissa Mallahan, Bishop Brady girls’ basketball, 9 points, 14 rebounds in 49-45 win Sarah Thomas, Bishop Brady …

Remembering Challenger explosion 29 years later

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Yesterday marked the 29th anniversary of the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger, which killed all seven crew members, including New Hampshire teacher Christa McAuliffe. The shuttle exploded 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Jan. 28, 1986. McAuliffe was a social studies teacher at Concord …

High schools: Pembroke too much for Concord in first D-I matchup between schools since 2004

Thursday, January 29, 2015

PEMBROKE – The Concord High and Pembroke Academy boys’ basketball teams have squared off in the Capital Area Holiday Tournament on several occasions in the last 10 years, but last night marked the first time since 2004 the …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Indoor soccer champs Fieldhouse Sports in Bow announced its champions in the following fall indoor soccer divisions: Blue Storm (U12 Girls Division A), Shaker Road School (U12 Girls Division B), Hopkinton SC (U12 Boys), Preti Flaherty (U14 Girls), …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Bruce Barton, MV boys’ basketball, 15 points, 7 rebounds in 53-48 win Callie Chase, Hopkinton girls’ basketball, 11 points, 10 rebounds in 39-30 win over Bow Dan Lawrence, Concord wrestling, 4-3 double overtime decision at 160 pounds in team win Dominic Timbas, Pembroke boys’ basketball, 22 points, 4 …

Executive Council approves New Hampshire’s $13 million contract with FairPoint

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New Hampshire and FairPoint Communications are back in business. The Executive Council approved a $13 million contract with the phone and data company yesterday, on the condition that company officials would hold a series of forums across the …

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

CONCORD SARAH SMITH was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt. She is a psychology major. LAURA ANDERSON was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Champlain …

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Online grants Applicants to grant programs of the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts may now submit applications through an online grant process, eliminating the need for applicants to submit multiple copies of their materials, speeding up the application process and reducing the costs associated with printing, …

Announcements for Jan. 28, 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Military appreciation The annual military appreciation day at Granite Gorge Ski Area, 341 Route 9 Keene /Roxbury, will take place Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with free tubing for all military and veterans and their immediate families. For information, email andrewhultgren@gmail.com. School choice New Hampshire school …

Letter: The dangers of Keystone XL

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Well, it’s official. The U.S. Senate is again debating the Keystone pipeline. But while the new Congress may have ushered in new voices, the facts remain the same. Approval of the Keystone XL pipeline would add 27.4 million metric tons of carbon pollution per year – a move …

Letter: Looking through the Koran

Sunday, January 25, 2015

This is in response to Darlene Olivo’s letter concerning my “screed against Muslims.” (Monitor, Jan. 17) If Ms. Olivo had known of my Sept. 4, 2007 letter, she would have found that I am basically in agreement with her that all religions have had their bad moments over …