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Former St. Paul's student Owen Labrie leaves Merrimack Superior Court in Concord, New Hampshire Friday after his guilty verdict. Defense attorney Jay Carney escorts him out to his car

Owen Labrie guilty of having sex with minor, girl’s family calls it ‘a measure of justice’

Friday, August 28, 2015

He remained stoic through days of condemning testimony. Through the tears of his accuser as she recounted a painful, terrifying sexual assault. Through the messages dredged up from his online accounts and recited for jurors, their salaciousness, pretentiousness, lingering in the crowded Concord courtroom. But on Friday, the polished facade of Owen Labrie, the 19-year-old former honors student accused of …

Announcements: Vets help vets

Friday, August 28, 2015

Veteran volunteers Rockingham VNA and Hospice in Exeter will offer hospice veteran volunteer training on Fridays beginning Sept. 18. Veterans can help veterans who have a terminal illness. For information, call Martha Carlson at 772-2981, ext. 140. CONCORD Parks and Rec Concord Parks and Rec has programs for all ages, including toddler open gym, preschool yoga, flag football, yoga, Zumba, “Nature Babes,” and …

Letter: GMO propaganda

Friday, August 28, 2015

Propaganda gains power by constructing reality irrespective of truth or facts. Nazi Reich Minister for Propaganda Joseph Goebbels summed it up: “It is not propaganda’s task to be intelligent; its task is to lead to success. . . . It should be popular, not intellectually pleasing. It is not the task of propaganda to discover intellectual truths.” An excellent example of the seemingly …

Letter: A road rescue

Monday, August 24, 2015

There are still nice people in the world! While returning from vacation recently with our motor home, we developed problems and could go no further. Within minutes of stopping, a young man and his two small boys pulled in behind us. Matt DeGreenia is a mechanic for Kirk’s …

Letter: Shedding light on solar debate

Monday, August 24, 2015

In its Wednesday editorial, the Monitor mischaracterizes the solar panel case in order to conclude that the zoning board acted properly. The case was not about the ZBA approving or not approving solar panels. The Magees could have put in about 65 feet of panels simply by pulling …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, August 24, 2015

Youth football The Concord Capitols U11 5th-grade football team opened the season with a 6-2 victory over Windham on Sunday. The Capitols scored the game-winning touchdown on a long pass from Matt O’Rourke to Peter Reid with 40 seconds left in the game. The Capitols defense led the …

Fiorina talks innovation and the American Dream at Concord house party

Sunday, August 23, 2015

With a panoramic view of downtown Concord behind her, Carly Fiorina took the microphone and asked the 75 people who had come to an East Concord house party Sunday to join her reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. The …

Downtown: Concord plays host to new Greek tragedy

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Two guys, sitting side by side at the bar in True Brew Barista. The scene would be completely normal on a Saturday in Concord – except for the camera and the lights and the microphones. A couple walks …

Letter: Winant deserves better

Sunday, August 23, 2015

In the most recent attempt by activists to fill an open space, the John Winant Memorial Committee is going to place a statue of John Gilbert Winant on the State Library lawn (Monitor front page, Aug. 15). Unfortunately, the proposed statue does not begin to do justice to …

Concord’s Pat Norton named men’s hockey head coach at Tufts

Sunday, August 23, 2015

He’s a bit like Dunc Walsh, Tom Walton and Vic Stanfield, his hockey coaches at Concord High in the late 1980s. He’s a bit like Dick Umile, the head bench man at the University of New Hampshire and …

A look at Pat Norton’s coaching history

Sunday, August 23, 2015

1996-2000 assistant at Norwich University 2000-03 assistant at University of Vermont 2003-04 assistant at Northeastern University 2004-15 head coach at Tilton School 2015- head coach at Tufts University …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Golf results Chris and Jake Sullivan came in first place with a score of 45 in Concord Country Club’s annual Parent Child event on Saturday. Bill and Kelly Varnell, and Chris and Cam Brown tied for second place with a 48, followed by Shane and Caitlyn Clark (50) …

Rape accusations and school traditions on display in Labrie case

Saturday, August 22, 2015

It began with a headline moving across the wire last weekend: “Rape case points to sordid tradition at elite prep school.” “When his trial begins Monday, prosecutors are expected to call current and former students to testify about …