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For Concord High’s Kharel, Gates Scholarship ‘proudest moment of my life’

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ashish Kharel, a Bhutanese senior at Concord High School, prefaced what he was about to say with a smile. “I mean, over 50,000 people? I didn’t know it was possible,” he said. “I have way more options now than I thought I’d have. It’s way overwhelming.” He had just sized up a handmade sign taped in the hallway that read, …

Concord running out of time to pitch downtown alternative for new courthouse

Saturday, April 25, 2015

After decades of talk and delay, hope for a new county courthouse in Concord is finally burning bright. Both the governor and the House have thrown support behind the project, and the Senate is expected to do the same when it votes on a capital budget later this spring. But if the city has any real desire to keep the court downtown, as …

High schools: Hopkinton baseball team does all the little things in 5-0 win

Saturday, April 25, 2015

With one pitcher itching to prove himself to his teammates and the other set to pitch for the top-ranked Division II college next season, yesterday’s matchup between Hopkinton and Monadnock certainly had all the makings of a pitchers’ duel. Tied 0-0 heading into the bottom of the third inning, it was just that …

Letter: Pot or taxes

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

With Vermont entertaining pot legalization, New Hampshire lawmakers should look at the taxes pot would bring into the state coffers, while saving millions in state prison costs. With Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont all decriminalizing pot, people have to buy it somewhere. Either this or let’s have an income …

Letter: Stop the name-calling

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

As a longtime registered Democrat, I’d like my Republican friends to know that I disapprove of the recent comment from the chairman of the Democratic National Committee regarding participants at the #FITN Republican Leadership Summit. Casting sophomoric aspersions by referring to individuals as wack-a-doodles does little to promote …

Letter: State must keep promises

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

I read with interest the op-ed piece by Ron Godbout (Monitor Forum, April 18) and find it to be spot on. As a fellow veteran, I say well put! At the same time, I would like to add that the very same thing has been going on right …

High school Player of the Season for swimming

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Alaina Pribis SCHOOL: Concord High HONORS/STATS: The senior completed a four-year sweep of the 200- and 500-yard freestyle races at the Division I championships. THREE FAVORITE THINGS: Ice cream, the letter u, and weird looking sweaters. How did …

High schools: Concord girls’ lacrosse team rolls to first victory

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

During its first three games, the Concord High girls’ lacrosse team scored 10 goals. Yesterday against Manchester Memorial, the Crimson Tide got goals from 11 different players. Senior Gabi Stewart led the balanced attack with three goals as …

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Angel Feliz, Concord boys’ track, 1st 100, 200, long jump, on winning 4x100 relay Jake Landry, MV baseball, 7 IP, 10K, 2 hit shutout, 6-0 win over Kearsarge Taylor Darrell, Bow girls’ lacrosse, 6 goals in 18-8 win Nick Fleury, Hopkinton boys’ track, 1st 100, 1st long jump, …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

JV results The Hopkinton JV softball team dropped a mercy-rule-shortened game against Pembroke. Alexis Ferns did a great job behind the plate and hit a single. Meg Eborn and Grace Gauthier each pitched well and hit a single. Daniella Taveras had two singles and played well at shortstop …

Editorial: Downtown can still have ‘wow’ factor

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

It’s the biggest show in town, a draw for the young and the young at heart. It goes on every weekday, it’s free, and thanks to the graciousness of the workers for Severino Trucking, it’s a classroom of sorts. It’s as if a book by children’s author Richard …

Ray Duckler: Clinton comes to town, spin cycle and all

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Jeff Zeleny, CNN’s senior Washington correspondent, got in close yesterday and threw his best punch. Hillary Clinton, as she often does, ducked, then left the ring without a scratch. It’s a tactic that’s worked for Clinton during the …

Boscawen man charged with firing gunshots at charity last year

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A 35-year-old Boscawen man has been criminally charged with firing gunshots at a children’s nonprofit on Bog Road one year ago. Kristopher Kelley was indicted last week on criminal mischief and reckless conduct, both Class B felonies. According to the indictment, which was released yesterday, Kelley fired a …