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Letter: Behind the Ayotte ad

Monday, May 25, 2015

As I read through the Monitor recently, I saw a Kelly Ayotte full-page ad pretending to be a bipartisan announcement. Here was a smiling picture of Kelly, with the headline “Bipartisanship is breaking out on Capitol Hill!” I was given a telephone number to call Ayotte and ask her to support these so-called “bipartisan” initiatives. Big on the list was …

Downtown: ‘Soul sisters’ open home decor shop on Pleasant Street

Monday, May 25, 2015

Ten years ago, Mae Edwards and Ann Carignan met through their church in Concord. “When I first met Anne, I said, ‘Somehow our lives are going to be connected,’ ” Edwards remembered. Fast forward to this spring, when the pair walked into a narrow storefront on Pleasant Street with a Realtor. Inspiration struck again; as they retold the story in that store last …

Minor earthquake felt in Concord area

Monday, May 25, 2015

A minor earthquake rumbled central New Hampshire yesterday afternoon about 2:12 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and could be felt in the Concord area. The 2.3 magnitude earthquake was centered in Boscawen, according to the USGS. Earthquakes less than 2.5 on the Richter scale are considered minor, and as many as 900,000 occur each year. People in New England usually feel …

Money for courthouse, women’s prison, State House repair in capital budget

Friday, May 22, 2015

An effort to keep the county courthouse downtown is fading away now that a key Senate committee approved funding for a new courthouse to be built off Hazen Drive. The Senate Capital Budget Committee approved the projects at …

High schools: Brady boys’ tennis team loses finale but looks ahead to tourney

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Bishop Brady boys’ tennis team may not have gotten the result it wanted yesterday, but it still came away with plenty to be positive about. After all, the Green Giants wrapped up a week of three matches …

High school Stars of the Day

Friday, May 22, 2015

Allie Trowsdale, Winnisquam softball, no-hitter, 8 strikeouts in 7-0 win Taylor Darrell, Bow girls’ lacrosse, 10 goals in 20-16 win Anna Stowell, Kearsarge girls’ lacrosse, 6 goals in 17-10 win Eleanor Angus, Kearsarge girls’ lacrosse, 4 goals, 6 assists in 17-10 win Tucker Normand, Winnisquam baseball, 3-for-5, 3 …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, May 22, 2015

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last week’s rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ TRACK (1) will have one more meet, today at Exeter, before defending its D-II title next Saturday. 2. KEARSARGE BOYS’ TRACK (2) won eight events and finished first overall in a five-team home meet on Wednesday. 3. …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, May 22, 2015

JV results The Concord High JV girls’ lacrosse team defeated Salem, 14-6. Jess Nelson led the Tide with three goals. Morgan Sisson and Tori Pelletier scored two goals, and Julia Ek, Olivia Painchaud, Madysen Audet, Lil Ricket, Brett Stoddard and Brenna Vandersea each added one. Avery Loosigian played …

Ray Duckler: Bet on Betsy, founded by kids, rocks in race

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Betsy Segal arrived in the conference room yesterday at 5:05 p.m., about an hour before the race, and slipped on a T-shirt made especially for her. “I feel so official now,” said Segal, shortly before the Rock ‘N …

Local runners Ham and Jennings continue their dominance

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Colton Ham of Webster and Concord’s Connor Jennings are familiar names in the local running community, and neither did anything to change that fact last night. Ham and Jennings finished one-two in the 13th edition of the Rock …

Prison guards accused of witness tampering, reckless conduct in Concord knife incident

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Two state corrections officers have been indicted on felony charges accusing them of slicing a Concord halfway house inmate’s shirt and threatening to withhold medical care from him unless he reported that he had “cut himself.” The indictments, released yesterday, identify the officers as Robert Gauthier, 47, of …

Food and dancing brings Concord’s international community together

Thursday, May 21, 2015

At the end of Concord High School’s third annual International Night, more than 100 students stood on the auditorium stage, singing “We Are the World” at the top of their lungs. About 10 students had started the song, …

The Insiders: Keep those love letters coming; also, go see ‘Love Letters’ tonight

Thursday, May 21, 2015

We love that all of you send us love letters on a regular basis, even though your cute pet name for them is “Letters to the editor” and you write them all with that adorable biting sarcasm. That …