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Letter: Yes, please

Monday, November 24, 2014

A Trader Joe’s in Penacook is the best idea I have heard in a long time (Monitor editorial, Nov. 19). I hope city officials read the editorial and take it to heart – a resounding “yes” to Trader Joe’s! LINDA FANNY Concord …

Letter: Why Facebook?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Your new procedures for leaving comments has really cut down the number of comments. You must have a Facebook account? Why? What on Earth does that have to do with it? I haven’t figured out why, after writing a couple of comments several weeks ago, I can no longer do so. By looking at the sparse number of comments, I’m far from the …

Letter: Liberal bias

Saturday, November 22, 2014

It’s been nearly two weeks and not one mention of Jonathan Gruber’s Obamacare remarks regarding stupid Americans. I guess it just doesn’t fit into the Monitor’s biased liberal agenda. It’s actual news that you refuse to report on. So maybe I’m the stupid American because I continue to pay for your pathetic rag. Not for long. MICHAEL HAYES Concord …

People for Nov. 6, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

CONTOCOOK Mikayla Belson began studying at Emerson College in Boston She is a marketing communications major. DUNBARTON Bryanna Kelly participated in a marathon with students and faculty of Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic to show support for …

Announcements for Nov. 17, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

CONCORD Debris and de-clutter Try to get your garden debris and leaves to the transfer station. If there is enough debris, the transfer station will rent the machine that will turn the organic debris into compost soil, which will be available in the spring for planting and is …

Letter: Be amused

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I am an octogenarian who finds himself in a pickle quite often. I thoroughly enjoy the comedy in your Pickles. I feel sorry for people who cannot laugh at themselves. Life is too short not to enjoy the humor around us. FRED LANGEVIN Jr. Concord …

Letter: Overreaction

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Okay, people like Pickles – even an entire week devoted to the wife having misplaced a whole chicken that she had cooked. I got tired of the strip soon after it appeared, and when that week about the missing chicken began, I wrote to the Monitor (Letters, Nov. …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Youth hockey The Angelina’s Ristaurante CYHA Peewee 1 team beat Stoneham, 4-1. Brett Patnode was involved in all four goals, recording two goals and two assists. Ronan Walsh scored the other two goals. Goalie Alex Reynolds was strong in net, with defensemen Colin O’Brien, CJ Smethurst, Ben Daniels …

Program gives support, guidance to New Hampshire college applicants

Monday, November 17, 2014

Concord High School senior Irene Ireme grabbed the confirmation letter off the printer and flashed a wide smile. She had just applied to the University of Connecticut. By day’s end, Ireme expected to submit applications to Keene State …

Retrial opens in molestation case linked to Concord Baptist church

Monday, November 17, 2014

A former Concord man with ties to Trinity Baptist Church who is accused of molesting his stepdaughter two decades ago went on trial again yesterday in Merrimack County Superior Court, five months after his first appearance ended in a mistrial. Daniel Leaf, 55, of Tilton is charged with …

Concord inmate pleads guilty to 2011 drug smuggling scheme

Monday, November 17, 2014

A former Northfield man sentenced earlier this year for smuggling contraband into the state’s prisons has pleaded guilty to conspiring to do it again, this time in Concord. Vincent Bitetto, 27, admitted last week in court to working with at least one other inmate and two civilians to …

Eastman School neighbors voice support for Girls Inc. tenancy

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Concord School Board may have found a new tenant for the former Eastman School, after a public hearing yesterday yielded nothing but support for Girls Inc.’s proposal to use the vacant space on Shawmut Street. The reaction was in stark contrast to a previous proposal in 2012 …

Uncertainty over Medicaid coverage stalls supportive housing project in Concord

Monday, November 17, 2014

Citing confusion over Medicaid coverage, a Concord nonprofit has stalled its plan to build housing for adults with developmental and learning disabilities. Independent Living Concord had already signed purchase-and-sales agreements for the former Capitol Offset building at 181 N. Main St. and the plot at nearby 9 Pearl …