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People mingle during an open house at Work Nest, a new co-working space in Concord, on Thursday evening, Aug. 27, 2015.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

Downtown: Professionals get a first look at Work Nest

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Contemporary art on the walls. A pinball machine. Bright windows with a view of the South End neighborhood. High bar stools and a comfortable couch. This is Work Nest, and it might be Carolyn Mallon’s new office. “I’ve been working from home,” she said. “Especially in winter, it’s very isolating.” Mallon lives in Concord and works remotely for an app …

Riverbend expected to launch mobile crisis unit response program

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Starting Tuesday, Riverbend Community Mental Health Services is expected to roll out its official launch of New Hampshire’s first mobile crisis unit response program. The program – designed to serve as a way to diffuse mental health emergencies in the community to avoid hospitalization and prevent future issues for the person in crisis – was mandated as part of the state’s settlement in …

Letter: Missing questions

Sunday, August 30, 2015

I recently got a questionnaire from Kelly Ayotte with two kinds of questions: No-brainers such as “Do you want to see our children get an education that prepares them for the workplace?” and trick questions designed to lay a basis for items in her right-wing agenda – questions like the one about “freedom” for doctors and patients (translate: Repeal Obamacare). But what was …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Golf results Jean VerPlanck, Brenda Thomas, Mary Hogan and Terry Blake won the Best of Four tournament at the Concord Country Club with a total score of 130. Tied for second place with rounds of 134 were the teams of Nancy Calder, Andy Jalbert, Cheryl Murphy and Carol …

Ray Duckler: This rape trial makes you wonder: where did we go wrong?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Maybe we can learn something from the heart-wrenching trial that’s unfolded in superior court here since last week. Maybe we can talk to our children about stuff we don’t want to talk about, namely sexual assault, instead of leaving it up to the schools. Maybe we can mention …

St. Paul’s grad Owen Labrie testifies in rape trial, denies having sex with girl

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The handsome young man with the once-promising future waited more than a year to tell this story, his version of the night that has since brought everything to a crashing halt – the full ride to Harvard, the …

Announcements: Sell your crafts

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

NORTHWOOD Crafter alert Crafters are wanted for the annual Coe-Brown Northwood Academy craft fair scheduled for Oct. 31. For more information visit coebrown.org or contact Susan McLean at smclean@coebrown.org or 942-5531, ext. 241. First Amendment The Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications seeks to honor New Hampshire residents …

Announcements: Save the coaches!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CONCORD Save the coaches The Abbott-Downing Historical Society is seeking donations to purchase seven coaches made by the Abbot-Downing Company of Concord from 1827-1927. The society is $45,000 away from its goal of $100,000 raised by September. Send your tax deductible contribution to the Abbot-Downing Historical Society. …

UNH professor Charles Simic wins Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize for poetry

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Poet and University of New Hampshire professor Charles Simic was recently selected as the sixth winner of the Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize in American Poetry. Simic, 77, is a writer who has published many books of poetry and …

Concord psychotherapist accused of fondling young patient, operating practice without a license

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A Concord psychotherapist has been charged with fondling a young boy who was his patient, while operating his clinic without a license. Foad Afshar, 55, was charged with one count of aggravated felonious sexual assault. He also faces two misdemeanor charges of unlawful mental health practice, for operating …

Prosecutors rest in St. Paul’s rape case; Owen Labrie expected to testify

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Prosecutors in the rape trial of Owen Labrie called their final witnesses Tuesday, including two detectives who questioned the St. Paul’s School graduate before his arrest and a criminalist who said his DNA was on the underwear the …

Vandalism at Concord Crew boathouse leaves team out of the water

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A string of vandalism at the Concord Crew boathouse this summer escalated this week, leaving the team mostly landbound just as their season got under way. Someone cut cords required to start the motors of three launch boats …

PHOTO: State House reflection

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Ripples distort the reflection of the State House dome in a puddle on Park Street on Tuesday after rain gave way to blue skies. Just less than an inch of rain fell in the capital city on Tuesday, …