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Letter: Let’s keep solar working

Saturday, February 13, 2016

In response to the editorial “State’s solar formula needs adjustments” (Monitor Opinion, Jan. 31): I am a solar worker and employer in New Hampshire and can attest through firsthand experience that full retail net metering is essential for allowing continued solar expansion and job growth in our state. My company recently went through a round of layoffs because Eversource hit …

High schools: Kearsarge fends off Franklin in D-III boys’ hoop battle

Saturday, February 13, 2016

This was a big one. With both teams jockeying for position atop the Division III standings, the Kearsarge and Franklin boys’ basketball teams hit the court on Friday night riding seven- and six-game winning streaks, respectively. “Our gym was electric,” Kearsarge Coach Nate Camp said. “This had a playoff atmosphere to it from the opening tip.” The electricity in North Sutton served the …

High schools: Kearsarge sweeps Division III Alpine titles on its home hill

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Kearsarge went both big and local on Friday at Mount Sunapee. The Cougars’ big picture reward came in the form of the boys’ and girls’ Division III Alpine championships. The localized reward was beating out both Bishop Brady teams, the defending champions that draw many of their skiers from the Kearsarge district. “The …

Letter: Sanders will lead on tough issues

Monday, February 8, 2016

Bernie Sanders is the clear choice for the Democratic nomination because he possesses the integrity, judgment and courage needed to lead America forward. Sanders possesses the integrity to break the corporate stranglehold on our government. He isn’t beholden to big corporations and Wall Street, so he is free …

Letter: Hillary is our champion

Monday, February 8, 2016

Last year, I had the pleasure of chatting with one of Hillary Clinton’s close friends from law school. When they met, he already had a year of law school under his belt, but she had just arrived on campus. The first question she had for him was: “Do …

Letter: We need a conservative

Monday, February 8, 2016

Our country’s descent into socialism is already well established. Any slight hope of changing that trajectory depends on us, the voters. It ought to be obvious that a vote for a declared socialist like Bernie Sanders would accelerate that trend. Furthermore, anyone who was sentient during the Clinton …

Letter: Kasich has it all

Monday, February 8, 2016

As a registered independent, I will be voting in the Republican presidential primary for Gov. John Kasich. A lot can happen between now and November. If a Republican is elected president, it should be a person who is experienced, capable, intelligent and balanced. Gov. Kasich has all those …

Letter: Go Republican

Monday, February 8, 2016

Regardless of what happens on primary day, it is most important that we all get out and vote for the eventual Republican nominee. Abstaining is not an option. Because thanks to this president and his progressive agenda, 95 million of our fellow Americans who are eligible to work …

High schools: Scoreless through regulation, Concord boys’ hockey falls to Bedford in OT

Sunday, February 7, 2016

As Concord’s Ben Nelson and Bedford’s Eric Voloshin skated toward their benches during a timeout in overtime, the two goalies bumped blockers, a sign of respect between the players who were fully aware of the pressure the other …

Concord climber Dreffer breaks through into national bouldering championship

Sunday, February 7, 2016

It hasn’t been the physical part of rock climbing – the grabbing, gripping, pulling and lifting – that’s been the issue for Grant Dreffer. It’s been the mental side. When you climb competitively, scaling a rock wall can …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Indoor track & field Division I championships At Dartmouth College’s Leverone Field House, 3:30 p.m. Order of events: Shot put, high jump, long jump, 4x800 relay (girls/boys), 55 hurdle trials (boys/girls), 55 dash trials (boys/girls); finals (girls/boys) for 3,000, 55 hurdles, 55 dash, 1,000, 600, 300, 1,500, 4x400 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, February 7, 2016

JV result The Concord JV wrestling team competed in the Franklin Twin River Classic, finishing in third place. Sean McCready (160 pounds) finished first in his division, while Ian Schafer (170), Will Woods (195) and Dustin Kay placed third. Dakota Cooper (132) and Isaac Habimana (145) finished in …

Letter: A different election

Sunday, February 7, 2016

David Leonhardt, in the Jan. 24 issue of the Tampa Bay Times (“Why the election is just so bizarre”), states that, “One way or another, the 2016 (election) will be different.” He presents data from Pew Research Center. About half of Republicans disapprove of their party’s congressional leaders …