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Letter: Subtle racism

Friday, July 3, 2015

One of the most powerful lines in President Obama’s eulogy in Charleston was this: “Maybe we now realize the way a racial bias can infect us even when we don’t realize it so that we’re guarding against not just racial slurs but we’re also guarding against the subtle impulse to call Johnny back for a job interview but not Jamal.” …

Letter: A hypocritical zealot

Friday, July 3, 2015

On the one hand, Jerry DeLemus advocates for a “draw Muhammad art contest” even if it insults the faith of Muslims. And yet, on the other hand, he would not allow any drawings he deems “indecent or crude” because, as a “born-again Christian,” he would find similar drawings of Jesus insulting. Thus, while saying he wants to “defend our constitutional rights” he seems …

High school Player of the season for boys’ tennis

Friday, July 3, 2015

JUSTIN TOLER School: Concord Honors/stats: The junior was the No. 1 player from a Crimson Tide team that went 15-2 and reached the Division I final. He won the state doubles tournament with Thomas Bengtson and advanced to the final of the singles tournament. 3 favorite things: My cat Dino, Chicken, Music What …

Faculty, students worry about the effects of most recent community college layoffs

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Last month, the news of another round of faculty cuts at three of New Hampshire’s community colleges – White Mountains Community College in Berlin, Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth and Lakes Region Community College in Laconia – sparked a fresh wave of controversy. Community College System of …

Letter: State employees deserve better

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Providing raises for state employees is important to everyone because: 1) The actions of the state set an example that impacts all of civil society within the state. 2) The state sells New Hampshire short when it fails to demonstrate a commitment to its people. 3) When the …

Letter: Roof and Trump

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Jeff Field made an important point that the media and public in general seem to be missing (Monitor letters, June 21). Field notes the similarity between Dylann Roof’s and Donald Trump’s language. Roof stated to the people he killed in South Carolina: “You rape our women, and you’re …

Letter: No defense for flag

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The main problem with the Confederate battle flag is the Confederacy. It represents people who bombarded a United States military installation in Charleston harbor in 1861, igniting a war that caused the deaths of what would nowadays, as a percentage of our population, be 6 million Americans. That …

Letter: Mideast realities

Sunday, June 28, 2015

I have been following Robert Azzi’s writings on Middle Eastern issues. His writings lack historical content. Israel, like Armenia, Ireland, Poland and Ukraine, is an ancient country that has, within the past century, regained its independence, expelled its occupiers and gathered in much of its diaspora. Jerusalem and …

After retirement, Rath isn’t done teaching or learning

Sunday, June 28, 2015

During her last week at work, retiring Concord Superintendent Chris Rath wasn’t slowing down one bit. On Monday morning, Rath was busy cleaning her large, sunny room in the district’s central office. It was a daunting task, because …

Young–Greenberg

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Jenny Young and Joshua Greenberg, both of Concord, announce their engagement. Young, daughter of Tracy Ford and Carol Suplee of Cantonsville, Md., graduated from Old Mill Senior High School in Millersville, Md. Greenberg, son of Katherine Bartholdi and …

Concord Crier for June 28, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

PENACOOK Pick up fresh produce and more at farmers markets ∎ The farmers market will be open every Monday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Rolfe House on Penacook Street. Farmers will offer fresh, locally-grown vegetables and fruit; vendors will offer food products and craft items. There will …

East turns it around at halftime to win CHaD All-Star Game, 29-15

Sunday, June 28, 2015

MANCHESTER – They found the end zone early. They were up by two scores in the middle of the first quarter. They came up with five turnovers in the first half. It was a great way for Team …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Twin State field hockey New Hampshire defeated Vermont in the annual Twin State Field Hockey Classic, 4-3, on an overtime goal from Lebanon’s Emily Perryman. Perryman led New Hampshire with two goals and an assist. The annual game is contested between the top senior field hockey players from …