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Thanks a Million: Excellent concert

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

On behalf of Concord Grange 322, I would like to thank the Nevers’ Band for the excellent concert it presented at Keach Park. The grange was proud to be the sponsor and provide delicious refreshments for everyone. The grange celebrated its 101st birthday, and it was honor to have this band of excellent musicians. There was great attendance of people …

Letter: Malarkey revisited

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

In his “My Turn” (Monitor Forum, July 18), Shawn McCormick characterized my earlier “My Turn” (Monitor Forum, July 15) as “malarkey.” Since I like that word, I want to defend it from such an inappropriate use. His criticisms were wrong right down the line. First, he misconstrued a piece of IRS data concerning state income taxes currently paid by Granite Staters. Then he …

Letter: Feltes’s latest gaffe

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

It would appear from Sen. Dan Feltes’s latest “My Turn” (Monitor Opinion, July 27) that he has overloaded on Hassan budgetary Kool-Aid. The budget Gov. Hassan vetoed contained a 75 percent increase in state funding to address the heroin epidemic and at the same time Hassan lost track of a $12 million grant to combat substance abuse. Worse yet, the continuing resolution contains …

The Insiders: Make a blanket at the library to help make an animal’s day.

Friday, July 24, 2015

There’s nothing quite like a cozy blanket. It makes snugglin’ down on the couch for a movie what we like to call amazing, and don’t even get us started on what it does for nap time. But humans aren’t the only ones who enjoy them – animals are …

The Insiders: Keep your neighbors happy and go to Bicentennial Square to listen to cool tunes tonight

Friday, July 24, 2015

You know, for a city it s size, Concord has some tremendous outdoor music venues. We found out last weekend that one of them isn’t our neighbor’s back yard, but that still leaves a ton of cool options …

Letter: What’s the story?

Friday, July 24, 2015

I was troubled to see the Monitor’s prominent placement of NASCAR on July 20. Contrast that with the below-the-fold placement given to the Confederate flag issue at the speedway. The placement of the two stories shows that the Monitor will place the economic engine that is the speedway …

Letter: Rabbi Nafshi doesn’t speak for me

Friday, July 24, 2015

As a congregant of Temple Beth Jacob, it pains me to publicly disagree with my spiritual leader. Nonetheless, I take strong exception to Rabbi Robin Nafshi’s assertion (Monitor Forum, July 16) that the United Church of Christ’s endorsement of boycotts against West Bank products constitutes an act of …

Letter: On Hassan’s side

Friday, July 24, 2015

After reviewing the budget arguments, I find myself in agreement with Gov. Hassan. The budget sent to her was fiscally imprudent. It would have given more tax cuts to big corporations and added tens of millions to the state deficit (as was determined by an analysis by state’s …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, July 24, 2015

Golf result Dick Baxter and George Shelton won the two-ball best ball event at Concord Country Club shooting a score of 59. Second place went to Bob Granger and Tony Hartigan with a 61, while Steve Murphy and Kevin Hobbs tied Jon Lang and Jay Salamy for third …

Editorial: Concord lights warm the heart

Friday, July 24, 2015

Concord developer and GOP activist Steve Duprey has made a statement. His Smile building in downtown Concord has been illuminated in rainbow colors to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which established nationwide marriage equality. This is heartening. As the Republican Party nationally struggles …

Former speaker O’Brien won’t run for re-election, moving on to head tech company

Friday, July 24, 2015

As former House speaker and five-term state Rep. Bill O’Brien looks toward a future outside the State House, his colleagues say he’ll be remembered as a straightforward leader who didn’t compromise his principles. The Mont Vernon Republican and …

The Insiders: Piccola Opera is taking over the Audi stage tonight, need we say more?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

We always like an excuse to send people to the Audi. Not only is a great place to take in a show, but it’s usually some local organization or group that’s performing. Don’t forget that they also have …

Concord man arrested, charged in Manchester home invasion

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Manchester Police Department has arrested a Concord man in connection with an alleged home invasion and sexual assault. The incident reportedly occurred on Beech Street in Manchester in April. Shawn McGrath, 42, is charged with aggravated felonious sexual assault and falsifying physical evidence. He was scheduled to …