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Letter: A tragedy recognized

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Bravo to Pope Francis for addressing the atrocities of the Armenian massacre and decrying the global indifference that has allowed us to forget the first genocide of the 20th century: “It is the duty of everyone to not forget the senseless slaughter of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Turks.” Turkey has long resisted the designation of this …

Letter: Bear-baiting facts

Sunday, April 19, 2015

It is important to pause and become informed as hunters and non-hunters. Baiting is an important and useful management tool, as New Hampshire Fish and Game has stated. The effectiveness of baiting allows a responsible hunter to make an educated and informed ethical harvest. Protecting lactating sows from being taken will spare cubs from a near 80 percent mortality rate. The truth is …

Essentials for visiting the new Vegas

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Remember when a visit to Las Vegas was all about gambling? Massive, windowless casinos with air-conditioning and free drinks kept guests oblivious to the passage of time while they sat at slot machines and card tables for hours on end. But it’s time to go outside, Vegas visitor! Gambling is hardly this town’s …

Letter: Weighing Loudon Road costs

Friday, April 17, 2015

Regarding the Loudon Road redesign (Monitor front page, April 10), here’s the thing: Many of us who travel frequently on Loudon Road consider the idea of going from four to three lanes to be a dismal, thoughtless waste of money. Prove us wrong, city leadership, by telling us …

High schools: MV softball team stays resilient, earns 6-5 walkoff win

Friday, April 17, 2015

After being blown out by Plymouth, 13-3, in its season opener, the Merrimack Valley softball team wanted a quick turnaround yesterday when it hosted Kingswood in the Pride’s second game in as many days. MV got the result …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, April 10, 2015

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (last week’s rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ TRACK (1) had more points (173) than the three other teams combined (95) at its meet on Tuesday. 2. BOW GIRLS’ TENNIS (4) is 3-0 and in first place in D-III after winning three matches this week. …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, April 17, 2015

JV results The Hillsboro-Deering JV baseball lost to Hopkinton, 10-1. Brad Sampson, Thomas Ferguson and Jake Dyer all pitched well, while Garrett Miller played well, with three putouts in the outfield and one hit on offense. For Hopkinton, Tim Meserve (no hits, six strikeouts, four walks) and Kayl …

With snow accounts overspent in Concord and others, it’s time for a backup plan

Thursday, April 16, 2015

At the end of a time- and resource-consuming winter, small-town road agents and the director of Concord General Services alike are making contingency plans for overspent snow removal accounts. Concord plans to spend about $1.3 million a year clearing the roads of snow when budgets are set in …

Firefighters extinguish brush fire behind North Main Street

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The cause of a brush fire Wednesday behind the Tea Garden on North Main Street is still undetermined, Concord fire Chief Dan Andrus said yesterday. The department dispatched its crews about 12:45 p.m., Andrus said. The firefighters found an area of brush about 50 feet by 30 feet …

Hydrant flushing starts next week

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Concord’s general services department will begin flushing hydrants throughout the city Monday. During the next several weeks, three crews will flush hydrants to remove any sediment from water distribution pipes. This process helps maintain water quality and pressure. Concord water customers may noticed low pressure and discolored water …

Announcements: Hometown scholarship

Thursday, April 16, 2015

LOUDON Hometown scholarship The Arthur E. McNeil and Raymond C. Cummings Memorial College is now available at the town office. You must be a current high school student living in Loudon and pursuing a post-secondary degree. The deadline to apply is June 12. CONCORD Spring star hopping The …

Announcements: Nominate a good citizen

Thursday, April 16, 2015

HOPKINTON Citizen Hopkinton Hopkinton Rotary is initiating an Outstanding Citizen of the Year award in conjunction with the town’s 250th anniversary celebration. The nominees, from any walk of life, must exemplify the Rotary motto of “service above self.” Nominations need to be submitted by May 15 to …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Alex Lajeunesse, Hopkinton baseball, 4-for-5, 5 RBI in 20-5 win Rachael Capri, Franklin softball, 3-for-4, 4 RBI in 10-2 win Kyle Jalbert, Brady baseball, 2-for-3, three RBI, run in 12-2 win Jake Landry, MV baseball, complete-game 2-hitter, 11 strikeouts in 1-0 loss Hannah Seidner, Pembroke softball, complete-game 3-hitter, …