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Concord Post 21 enters Legion baseball tourney on a roll

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Post 21 will be one of the eight baseball teams at Nashua’s Holman Stadium tomorrow for the start of the American Legion senior state tournament. But the Concord-based team needed some late-season magic to get there. Post 21’s finishing kick began last Thursday with a 9-5 win over Bedford Post 54, which also qualified for the state tournament. Bedford opened … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mojalaki CC golf Kathy Kuhn and Lucille Gage placed first in the Mojalaki ladies’ fun league. Mary Reeves and Rosie Dennerly came in second place, with Barbara Wiggin and Cherie Leach placing third. Kathy Kuhn won closest to the pin. Sunset League playoffs The Sunset League is in the first round of playoffs, with the third game taking place today. Last night, Grappone … 0

Concord Market Basket employees encourage customer boycott

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Donna Maddox-Barnard offered to bring cold water to the young men picketing outside the Market Basket on Fort Eddy Road in Concord yesterday, but they said no. They pointed to a cooler. They had been outside holding signs since the store opened at 7 a.m., and they planned to be there until closing … 0

Ray Duckler: Destigmatizing mental illness is no easy task

Friday, July 18, 2014

Debbie Dion’s ringtone – the song “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” – interrupted Thursday’s calm outside the New Hampshire State Hospital. So did the voice on the other end. Officials at the hospital had relayed concerns … 2

Bicycle enthusiasts to gather on Main Street to re-create historic Concord photo

Friday, July 18, 2014

While flipping through books at the Museum of New Hampshire History, Lorraine Courtney stumbled across a photo dating to about 1890 that shows a line of bicyclists posing on Main Street in Concord. They had gathered to commemorate … 4

The Insiders: We yell fire truck pull in a crowded newspaper column

Friday, July 18, 2014

All good things must come to an end, readers, so we might as well wrap up today’s column. Just kidding – we barely started it. But we’ll use it to tell you today is the final day of Market Days, and there’s tons of great stuff going on, … 0

Letter: Ardinger is a strong leader

Friday, July 18, 2014

I support Kass Ardinger to represent Concord, Hopkinton, Henniker and Warner as state senator. I know Kass as a caring, involved parent, a strong voice for women’s rights, a compassionate and skillful leader, and a woman who has the ability to bring disparate views together in consensus. As … 0

Letter: An inflammatory charge

Friday, July 18, 2014

I’ve always enjoyed Robert Azzi’s contributions to the Monitor, finding his comments about Islam illuminating and inspiring. Unfortunately, I am disheartened by Azzi’s article in the July 13 Sunday Monitor. Citing a column in the Jewish Daily Forward, Azzi repeats an accusation made by that column’s author that … 1

PHOTO: Concord at night

Friday, July 18, 2014

Long after state workers have emptied out and residents have nestled their cars into driveways, then and only then, does Concord take on the quality of a town rather than a capital city. Dusk approaches. The noises are … 1

Market Basket corporate employees threaten walkout

Thursday, July 17, 2014

One year ago today, Market Basket employees gathered at the company’s Massachusetts headquarters. Then-CEO Arthur T. Demoulas’s position was in jeopardy, and they wanted to show their support. Today, a group of employees from the grocery chain’s headquarters … 25

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, July 18, 2014

Softball champions The U12 Capital Area All Stars (above) won the District 2 championship. The team: front row (l-r), Sydney Plante, Brooke Carlson, Ashley Plante, Kara Laramee, Autumn Nudd, Kayla Bondra; back row (l-r), Coach Seth Hussey, Ananya … 0

The Insiders: Take the plunge and check out The River stage at Market Days

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Here’s a quick history lesson for you this morning: Did you know that, as with so many good jams, the old ditty about the little piggy going to market was actually edited so it could better fit into a pop radio format? The original first line told of … 0

Community Development Finance Authority awards $700,000 to Boys & Girls Club

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Concord has received nearly $700,000 in tax credits for a much-needed expansion of its Suncook branch, though the nonprofit was the only regional applicant to the statewide program this year. The state’s Community Development Finance Authority awarded nearly $6 million in … 0