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The Insiders: Your Insiders guide to trick-or-treating (which is really just us telling you what time it’s happening)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween has finally arrived, which means it’s time to put months and months of planning the perfect costume into action. We ultimately decided against dressing up as our first two ideas – an election ballot (we didn’t want to get jabbed at by random strangers all night) or Insider staffers (we didn’t want to get jabbed at by random strangers …

Concord Hospital sued by former security officer for gender, age discrimination

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A former security officer is suing Concord Hospital for age and gender discrimination, claiming officials there inadequately responded to complaints she made about a superior officer and colluded to push her out of her job. Sherry Dunham of Penacook alleges that the officer, David Gunter, teased and bullied her for months in 2011, after the two began working the same shift. Gunter frequently …

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Grateful for support on family night As a board member for New American Africans, I want to thank everyone who joined us Oct. 10 for our first ever Friday Family Fun Night, an evening of ice cream and African drumming and dance to support the good work of welcoming immigrants and refugees to Concord. We are especially grateful to Granite State Candy Shoppe …

N.H. campaign signs blossom in legal gray area

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Political signs are seemingly everywhere in Concord, where they straddle the Interstate 93 on-ramps on South Main Street and line a stretch of Loudon Road near Exit 14. It is open season on the signs that, like fall …

Three run for school board seats in Concord’s District A

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Both Jim Richards, 55, and Evan Mulholland, 38 – who are facing each other for the two-year term in District A – are fathers with young children, and each candidate says he is invested in the future of …

Winter shelters at Concord churches in need of volunteers for this season

Monday, October 27, 2014

Concord’s cold weather shelters are in need of volunteers for this winter, and the organizers are hosting two information sessions for anyone interested in getting involved. The shelters are housed at both First Congregational Church and South Congregational Church in Concord; the first information session for interested volunteers …

Historic Concord house likely to be torn down for parking

Monday, October 27, 2014

An 1880s house on Blake Street in Concord will likely be demolished, despite the opposition of the city’s heritage commission. Phenix Mutual Fire Insurance Co. has applied for a permit to raze the red two-story house at 11 Blake St. to make way for a parking lot. President …

Downtown: New opera company takes the stage at the Concord City Auditorium

Monday, October 27, 2014

There’s the Paris Opera, and the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. A little closer to home, find the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco. Can’t forget the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Just across the border to Massachusetts, we’ve got the Boston Opera House. And now …

High schools: Hopkinton survives another scare to reach Division III field hockey semifinals

Monday, October 27, 2014

Patty Connolly wouldn’t mind a little less drama in her Hopkinton field hockey team’s tournament run. But, then again, she’s not going to complain too much about the back-to-back overtime victories that have her Hawks in the Division …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, October 27, 2014

Youth hockey The Eastern Bank Concord Capitals Squirt 1 hockey team defeated the Manchester Flames Squirt 1, 10-2, behind the offense of Ryan Doherty (four goals, assist), Parker Fredrickson (three goals), Ryan Philbrick (goal, two assists), Zan Alberici (goal), Caden Green (goal, assist). Six other players added assists. …

Solar design company to expand to Concord area

Monday, October 27, 2014

ReVision Energy – a renewable energy company focused on solar design and installation – is planning to expand into the Concord area within the next few months. The company, which operates in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts, opened its New Hampshire location in Exeter in 2010. The new …

Letter: Not picture perfect

Sunday, October 26, 2014

I am dismayed that the Monitor would publish a half-page picture of any candidate, as they did with Scott Brown, this close to an election (Monitor Forum, Oct. 17). While the content of the Forum piece discussed marriage, it seems that you have given free advertising to a …

Letter: Not signs of support

Sunday, October 26, 2014

There are Marilinda Garcia signs all over the roadways around Concord, but not in anyone’s yard. Don’t her supporters want to advertise their support? CHRISTINE MILLER Concord …