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High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Thomas Bengtson, Concord boys’ basketball, 32 points in 80-73 overtime loss Bruce Barton, Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball, 18 points, 10 rebounds in 58-57 win Joey Kulbacki, H-D boys’ basketball, 26 points in 75-63 loss Maddy Ishak, John Stark girls’ swimming, won 100 fly and 200 IM Melissa Mallahan, Bishop Brady girls’ basketball, 9 points, 14 rebounds in 49-45 win Sarah …

High schools: Off night offensively dooms Concord Christian girls

Saturday, January 31, 2015

It’s been a turnaround season for the Concord Christian girls’ basketball team, but even in the best of seasons there are still some bumps in the road. Entering last night’s game on a four-game winning streak, the Lady Kingsmen (7-3) were finally brought down by visiting Wilton-Lyndeborough, 34-20. Defense has been the strength …

Merrimack Valley boys, Bishop Brady girls notch close wins over rivals

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Kevin O’Brien and his Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball team walked off the New Hampshire Technical Institute court in December, losers by 13 to Bishop Brady in the Capital Area Holiday Tournament and sure of two things going forward. There would be a rematch. And it could not be played the same way as the first time. “We weren’t interested in trading baskets,” O’Brien, …

Lantos Swett, with other human rights advocates, offers to share Saudi blogger’s punishment

Monday, January 26, 2015

The notion of being “my brother’s keeper” comes up a lot in the context of advocating for human rights. Katrina Lantos Swett, in her roles as the chairwoman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and the …

N.H. officials urge caution during major snowstorm

Monday, January 26, 2015

New Hampshire residents and officials are bracing for a major snowstorm, which is expected to dump 12 to 18 inches on the capital city. Gov. Maggie Hassan declared a state of emergency yesterday and asked drivers to stay …

Quarantine lifted from state prison in Concord

Monday, January 26, 2015

New Hampshire State Prison Warden Richard Gerry announced yesterday that the quarantine in effect at the facility since Thursday has been lifted. Visits, volunteer activities and inmate programs were suspended last week after several inmates exhibited flu-like symptoms. The normal schedule resumed at noon yesterday. However, the New …

Christie, Walker to make stops in Concord

Monday, January 26, 2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will headline a Merrimack County Republican Committee dinner in Concord on Feb. 16. The potential presidential candidate made several trips to New Hampshire during the last election to support Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein. Tickets for the event, which will be at the …

Announcements for Jan. 27, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

CONCORD Summer jobs The recreation department is accepting applications for the following summer positions: lifeguards and water safety instructors, tennis instructors, camp counselors and summer specialist. Applicants must be 15 years of age or older for lifeguard positions and 18 and older for camp counselors. Fill out the …

MyTurn: This type of economics doesn’t work

Monday, January 26, 2015

Another legislative session, another round of bills to cut taxes to “stimulate” the economy and “grow” business. Currently there are bills from Sens. Jeb Bradley and Andy Sanborn to lower business taxes because they feel that they are …

The Scene: A community kitchen

Monday, January 26, 2015

Worshipful Master Troy Patoine of Blazing Star Eureka Lodge in Concord presented Jennifer Lombardo of The Friendly Kitchen with a $500 check and its second annual Community Builder Award on Jan. 7. Want to see your photo here? Email communitynews@cmonitor.com. …

Announcements for Jan. 26, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

School board vacancies The filing period for Merrimack Valley school board vacancies ends Friday at 5 p.m. Declarations of candidacy can be picked up at the MVSD SAU office, 105 Community Drive, Penacook, during normal business hours. Vacancies are: Loudon, one three-year seat; Salisbury, one three-year seat; and …

Letter: Show some support, Senator

Monday, January 26, 2015

How did Kelly Ayotte ever get elected? I was totally embarrassed watching her while the president gave his State of the Union speech. I don’t think she is so important that she shouldn’t clap at least once during his speech. That’s not the only thing about her that …

Downtown: Concord officials comfortable with minimal safety net on Main Street project

Monday, January 26, 2015

Better safe than sorry, right? Maybe not, in the case of the Main Street project. As Concord prepares to break ground on the downtown redesign this spring, the city has already dipped into its contingency fund to buy $200,000 worth of signs. That leaves the city with about …