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Letter: Catholic rules

Sunday, February 14, 2016

There should be no such thing as “repeat sex offender,” religion-based or not. It should be once and done, goodbye. The scab that gets rubbed raw for me is that Catholic priests can abuse children, go to confession and receive absolution, go up to the altar rail and receive the sacrament of communion and live happily ever after, later to …

Letter: A dangerous writer

Sunday, February 14, 2016

After reading Ralph Nader’s “Too Many Secrets” article (Monitor Forum, Feb. 4), I’m convinced that Nader is still unsafe at any read. CHRIS PORTER Concord …

Letter: How about that $5 million?

Sunday, February 14, 2016

I was quite impressed by Gov. Hassan’s State of the State speech on Feb. 4, although I was listening in my car and so missed some of her comments. I’m pretty sure I heard her say that the state ended 2015 with a 60-plus million dollar surplus. That’s pretty darn impressive! With that large of a surplus, can we state employees and retirees …

D-III Nordic championships: Kearsarge girls take title; Bow runner-up for both boys and girls

Friday, February 12, 2016

A year ago, the Kearsarge girls’ Nordic ski team had a tiny taste of what it might be like to lift the championship plaque, finishing runner-up to a powerhouse White Mountains team. On Thursday night, that championship plaque …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, February 12, 2016

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last WEEK’S rank) 1. CONCORD GIRLS’ X-C SKIING (1) finished with perfect scores to claim an eighth straight Division I title Thursday. 2. CONCORD BOYS’ X-C SKIING (8) finished with perfect scores to …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, February 12, 2016

Freshman result The Concord freshman boys’ basketball team beat Dover, 58-33. John Shamash scored 14 points, Zack Gamble added 11 points and Jarod Woodman seven to lead the Tide (8-5). Unified basketball The Bow Unified basketball team ran its record to 4-0 with a 53-16 victory at Merrimack …

Letter: Heads in the sand

Friday, February 12, 2016

The Monitor recently published an article and a chart outlining the presidential candidates’ positions on climate change (Monitor front page, Jan. 31). There are many ways in which the Democratic and Republican candidates differ, but on this topic the two parties seem to be on different planets. In …

Search committee nominates Concord High principal finalist

Friday, February 12, 2016

Three and a half months after Concord High School Principal Gene Connolly announced he would be resigning, a search committee has chosen its finalist to replace him. Concord Superintendent Terri Forsten announced Thursday that the district’s principal search …

High school stars of the day

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Mike Buxton, Winnisquam boys’ basketball, 19 points, 5 3s in win Henry Yianakopolos, Hopkinton boys’ basketball, 21 points, 11 rebs in win Morgan Sisson, Concord girls’ hockey, 3 goals, 4 assists in 7-2 win Sarah Plourde, Brady-Trinity girls’ hockey, 15-save shutout, assist in win Matt Hennessy, Franklin boys’ …

High schools: Concord drops first meet of the season to powerhouse Timberlane

Thursday, February 11, 2016

PLAISTOW – The crowd was there and the atmosphere came with it. The Timberlane gym was electric for the arrival of the Concord wrestling team on Wednesday night, which is just how it should be when two 19-0 teams meet at the end of the season. “I wish …

Hopkinton boys reclaim Division IV Nordic title; Hawks’ Nadeau individual champ

Thursday, February 11, 2016

A dearth of snow – and unseasonably warm temperatures that often turned what little snow there was into sugar – has made it a trying year for high school ski teams. A state championship team and an individual …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, February 11, 2016

JV results The Concord JV girls’ basketball team fell to Dover, 51-39. Ashley Kelley finished with 15 points and five steals. Caroline Clark had eight points and four rebounds and Haley Munroe contributed four assists. ∎ The Franklin High School JV boys’ basketball team defeated Hillsboro-Deering, 57-44. T.J. Laramie …

Letter: Time to change Loudon Road

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I think we need a change for Loudon Road, and I support the three-lane plan that has been proposed. I have lived on the Heights for more than 30 years with my family, and have seen Loudon Road become increasingly busy and dangerous each year. Having walked along …