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High schools: Solid second half can’t save MV football team

Saturday, October 25, 2014

PENACOOK – The focus in football is often on the final minutes, the key moments that tilt close games one way or the other. But in 48-minute games, the early minutes count just as much as the late ones – a hard fact Merrimack Valley was reminded of in a late-season defeat on its home field last night. The Pride …

Kearsarge football team dominates in must-win game

Saturday, October 25, 2014

NORTH SUTTON – The stakes were piled high last night for Kearsarge. It was the last home game of the season, rival Lebanon was in town, and staying alive in the playoff race required a victory. The Cougars didn’t just rise to those challenges, they crushed them. Sophomore Justin Norris returned from an …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Justus Turk, Pembroke boys’ soccer, 5 goals in 6-0 win Ireland Tawney, Hopkinton field hockey, goal in 1-0 2OT win Josh Ames, Concord football, 6 carries for 55 yards, 1 catch for 13 yards, 2 sacks, 43-yard INT return for a TD Jeremy Caruso, Pembroke boys’ soccer, 4 assists in 6-0 win Emma Fredericks, Stark volleyball, 9 aces in 3-1 win Kyle Clements …

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 Before the board members voted on the final budget, they rescinded an August vote for …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 …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Field hockey Division I first round No. 9 Concord (6-7-1) at No. 8 Exeter (7-6-1), 3 p.m. head to head: Concord beat Exeter, 3-1, in its home opener. Notes: It’s been a long season since the teams met, but they’ve nearly mirrored each other in results against common …