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Letter: Back-in parking makes sense

Monday, August 3, 2015

I’ve read with enthusiasm the recent letters to the editor, and the Monitor’s own opinion (Monitor editorial, July 29) supporting reverse-angle, back-in parking on Main Street. I had suggested this during the community meetings held before the approval of the Main Street project and was met with significant skepticism and even direct hostility. There are many positive reasons for back-in …

Letter: Back-in parking myths

Monday, August 3, 2015

In the last six years, during which records have been kept by the city of Concord, 100 bicycle-related crashes were recorded. Only two of those involved a car backing up. One of those two was a car backing out of a driveway and the other was described as being caused by the bicyclist maneuvering into traffic to avoid a backing-up vehicle. The report …

Letter: Smart money

Monday, August 3, 2015

As a former Concord Hospital patient and current Franklin Savings Bank customer, I am pleased to learn that the bank pledged $15,000 to Concord Hospital Trust to benefit the Payson Center. It is satisfying to know that customer funds are being used to support local organizations. SHIRLEY J. CHADWICK Concord …

New Hampshire brings fast-paced spread attack to annual Shrine game

Friday, July 31, 2015

Even before he could worry about the Vermont defense, Greg Gush was concerning himself with his own state – its geography, to be more specific. The coach for the New Hampshire team in Saturday’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl …

Shrine Game at a glance

Friday, July 31, 2015

What: Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl football game When: Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Where: Castleton State College, Vermont Who: Graduated seniors from New Hampshire and Vermont Series: New Hampshire leads series, 46-13-2, and has won the last 14 games Area players: Brendan Johnson, Andrew Jousset, Bishop Brady; Kyle Milne, Bow; …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, July 31, 2015

Golf results Ray Steenbeke and Don Steenbeke Jr. won the two-ball best ball event at Concord Country Club on Thursday with a score of 59. Doug Duval and Larry Cooper shot 60 to tie for second place with Willy Boucher and Peter Mamos. Three teams tied for third …

Construction on Sewalls Falls Bridge starts next week

Friday, July 31, 2015

Construction on the Sewalls Falls Bridge will finally begin next week. In order to reopen the bridge in 2016 as promised, the contractors will work through the winter. But City Engineer Ed Roberge said he is excited to “get this project launched.” “It’s been a long process, and …

As plea deadline arrives, defense says St. Paul’s rape suspect headed for trial

Friday, July 31, 2015

On the eve of a final plea deadline, the lawyer for a St. Paul’s graduate accused of raping an underclassman last year said they plan to go to trial. “We expect that this case will be resolved by …

The Gaffney family fights, and sweats, to spread Canavan disease awareness

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Like most kids their age, Paul Gaffney IV and his sister HarleeGrace love Disney. Paul, 7, went through a Mickey Mouse phase, but now he’s moved on to superheroes. Avengers posters hang on the wall above his bed, …

The Insiders: We’ll explain how baby musicals are made, but only if you promise to see Legally Blonde, Jr. tonight

Thursday, July 30, 2015

This is a conversation we should probably have had some time ago, but it’s time for us to sit down and explain how some productions are made. You see, there’s the birds and the bees and sometimes two …

People for July 30, 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

ALLENSTOWN Zachary Schaefer earned a bachelor’s degree in human biology from the University at Albany-SUNY in Albany, N.Y. ANDOVER Kayla Angier was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at MCPHS in Manchester. She is studying nursing. Kenneth Johnson Jr. earned an A.A.S. in electrical transmission …

Letter: Words with ‘trump’

Thursday, July 30, 2015

My dictionary says a trumpeter swan “honks.” It also has interesting definitions for “trumpery,” “trump up,” “trumpet,” “trumpete,” “strumpet” and, last of all, “no trump.” PERSIS GOW Concord …

Letter: A thanks to all volunteers

Thursday, July 30, 2015

I feel a need to rebut Mel Graykin’s view of my “volunteer” job as a New Hampshire legislator (Monitor Forum, May 1). Regardless of our political views, we’re all in the House and Senate trying to make a little bit of a difference. Some have the ability to …