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Letter: Let’s honor Bartlett

Friday, August 1, 2014

Regarding “Josiah Bartlett’s home for sale (Monitor, July 17): I wish to thank you folks for the wonderful article “Josiah Bartlett’s Home.” This is particularly great to me as he was my great, great, great, great grandfather. Yes. My name is Ash, but my mother was a Bartlett, as were all of her predecessors. In the light of his having … 0

Letter: Old ways aren’t working

Friday, August 1, 2014

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Congress seems to ignore this old saying when it comes to our nation’s daunting fiscal problems. Lawmakers stick with the status quo and hope these problems will simply disappear. The Congressional Budget Office’s new long-term budget outlook echoes the warnings of years past – tax and spending policies … 1

Letter: Perfect Market Days

Friday, August 1, 2014

Thank you, Intown Concord staff and volunteers – it was an amazing Market Days! Very family friendly – and there were lots of families downtown! No one realizes the huge effort, trouble-shooting, organization, training, long hours, etc., that go into making a festival this large happen. The weather was the best ever. Kudos to all of you! DONNA NORDLUND Concord … 0

Webster document shredding didn’t break law, county attorney says

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Members of the now-inactive Webster Police Advisory Committee did not violate state law when they shredded documents during a public meeting in January, the Merrimack County attorney’s office has found. The investigation launched earlier this year and focused on a Jan. 3 meeting of the volunteer committee. During … 0

Defense in William Edic trial accuse investigator of shoddy police work

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Testimony in the William Edic trial ended yesterday, with the lead investigator coming under fire by a defense attorney for what he portrayed as shoddy police work in the hours after the July 26, 2010, assault that Edic is accused of helping commit. The witness, state police Sgt. … 0

Merrimack Valley Middle School Honors

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The following students earned honors in the third trimester at Merrimack Valley Middle School: Grade 8 Principal’s list: Ellie Acquilano, Dylan Babonis, John Barger, Jack Becker, Grace Blecharczyk, Elizabeth Brannigan Mock, Justis Brown, Katheryn Campbell, Nicole Carter, Sarah Carter, Kelsea Chadbourne, Tricia Corneau, Kaitlyn Covell, Arthur Coy, Shayla … 0

Letter: Seeds of terrorism

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Raymond Close and I were born in Beirut and grew up together in Lebanon as sons of professors at the American University. Close has been employed by the U.S. government in Middle Eastern affairs for his entire working life. He has this to say about the seeds of … 1

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Local golf Duston Country Club held its two-day guest tournament this weekend. For the men, Mike Zack and Austin Fox placed first with a net score of 78 and were followed by Tom Flanagan and Al Appel (78), John Holbrook and Matt Holbrook (79), Jon Routon and Bill … 0

Inmate witness in Edic trial makes appeal to victim’s mother

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Prosecutors in the second-degree murder trial of William Edic continued to build their case yesterday, calling yet another alleged eyewitness to the 2010 prison attack that led to the death of Anthony “Tony” Renzzulla. But on the fourth … 0

Concord hearing gives the public a chance to comment on EPA Clean Power Plan

Monday, July 28, 2014

Because of climate change, New Hampshire’s moose population is struggling – fighting a longer tick season and higher quantities of parasites – and over the past decade it has declined more than 40 percent, said Eric Orff, a New Hampshire wildlife biologist. That’s why Orff said he supports … 3

NHTI cuts 14 positions to close $3 million shortfall

Monday, July 28, 2014

NHTI has cut its workforce by 14 positions and trimmed other expenses to close an expected budget gap of about $3 million, in a move that has been sharply derided by faculty. The expected 2015 budget gap announced yesterday is the result of increased expenses, primarily for payroll … 3

Judicial branch to offer e-filing in 2 courts

Monday, July 28, 2014

The New Hampshire Judicial Branch will begin pilot programs this week to push small claims courts toward going paperless. Officials said small claims courts in Concord and Plymouth will switch to electronic filing and processing tomorrow. The goal is to have all 32 small claims courts statewide go … 0

Melissa Cappucci and Seth Lamontagne

Monday, July 28, 2014

Melissa Cappucci and Seth Lamontagne were married June 20 in Rindge. Pastor David Bezanson of Hope in Christ Church of Chichester performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by her father and mother parents. Aubrey … 0