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Letter: Fennessy for school board

Friday, October 24, 2014

I write in strong support of Nathan Fennessy, a candidate for the Concord School Board in Wards 5, 6 and 7. Nathan supports full-day kindergarten because of the academic benefits to our youngest students and because an abbreviated school day places a burden on working families. He also seeks to spark a long overdue conversation regarding the rigor of the …

Letter: Let climate guide you

Friday, October 24, 2014

Rob Werner has done a public service in outlining the reasons that voters “must weigh climate change choices” (Monitor Forum, Oct. 12). In the days since his column appeared, we have reports that August and September were the hottest months ever recorded (that is a worldwide average, even if we did not feel it here), and that coastal cities like Boston (and Portsmouth?) …

Letter: Not the only one

Friday, October 24, 2014

Having worked for the Executive Council for 30-plus years, I enjoyed your article regarding the Executive Council and the accompanying quiz (Monitor Forum, Oct. 16). However, I must correct your answer to the question regarding how many states other than New Hampshire have the Governor and Executive Council form of government. Massachusetts does have an Executive Council made up of eight individuals who …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, October 23, 2014

JV result The Pembroke JV boys’ soccer team defeated Lebanon in overtime to improve to 14-1. A.J. Gagnon scored the winner, and Kobie Valdes also scored for the Spartans. Zach Hooker, Patrick Chase, Connor Locke and Justin Smith played well defensively. Proctor Academy results The Proctor Academy boys’ …

Concord School Board finalizes budget and tax rate, votes on $8.6 million bond

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

After much discussion at a public hearing and special board meeting, the Concord School Board finalized the $74.17 million operating budget for fiscal year 2015 without making any adjustments to it last night. Before the board members voted on the final budget, they rescinded an August vote for …

Fact-checking the State Senate District 15 candidates in Concord

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

At a breakfast forum hosted by the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, the two candidates for state Senate District 15 fielded questions yesterday morning on gambling, marriage equality, higher education, energy and other topics. And based on a …

The Insiders: Meet the library’s new telescope and finally learn what you’ve been looking at

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Have you ever just stood outside, staring at the night sky and wondering what you’re looking at? Well join the club because all of those groupings of stars sure do look a lot alike – that is unless someone who knows what they’re talking about carefully points the …

Halloween fun and frights abundant

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

From spooky story times at the library to haunted houses on the hill, there are plenty of events lined up from now until next Friday to get you in the Halloween spirit. Here’s a list gathered from our …

Letter: Icky

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Seriously? A front page story about a woman with big breasts (Monitor, Oct. 21)? Where’s the news value? It felt icky. LISA BROWN Concord …

Letter: Keep Jews in mind

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I am writing to educate to people who schedule programs and events. Every fall, Jews observe the two holiest days on our calendar – Rosh Hashanah (New Year) and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). Many Jews who otherwise do not attend worship services do attend services or observe …

Ray Duckler: As Shaheen, Brown camps battle over territory before debate, a chicken works ‘undercover’

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Why didn’t the chicken cross the road? Because he didn’t have to, and that was fine with the chicken. Let me explain, and please, be patient. Before we address the chicken, we must first address who received permits …

High schools: Hopkinton boys’ soccer team up to a challenge from Bow

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

BOW – For the first 39 minutes, it was all Hopkinton. The Hawks built a two-goal lead, dominated possession and didn’t allow Bow a shot on goal. But the Falcons scored just before the half and the match’s …

Merrimack Valley field hockey team wins in OT to reach quarterfinals

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

PENACOOK – Denied once, Cassidy Huckins wasn’t going to be denied a second time. The Merrimack Valley senior scored off the rebound of her own shot a minute and a half into sudden death overtime to give the …