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Letter: Letter writer wrong about Marketplace Fairness Act

Saturday, August 30, 2014

It’s disappointing that the Monitor is again giving Scott Metzger a platform to peddle distortions of the Marketplace Fairness Act (Monitor letters, Aug. 18). He continues to describe the misnamed Marketplace Fairness Act as being aimed at large business. In fact, the largest retailers (Walmart and Amazon) support it precisely because it aims to wipe out small firms. The proposed … 0

Letter: It’s no fun for the pigs

Saturday, August 30, 2014

I am writing concerning the picture appearing in the Aug. 12 issue of the Monitor depicting the “pig rassle” event in Stephensville, Wisc. This form of entertainment may have been fun for the human spectators, but it is torture and stressful for the pigs forced to participate, even if they are eventually going to the slaughterhouse. Pigs are one of the smartest animals … 0

Letter: Behind the destruction

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Will Green of Sutton wrote (Monitor letters, Aug. 23), “Now I understand that young man’s death was tragic down in Missouri, but how in the world does that give people the right to destroy where they lived?” I would like to clue Green in on a word he has probably never given much thought to or had to deal with, and that word … 1

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

CHS sports photos Concord High School fall sports team photos will be taken tomorrow at 3 p.m. at CHS. Concord Friendly Kitchen 5K NHTI is hosting a 5K road race for the eighth consecutive year to help support Concord’s Friendly Kitchen Sept. 7 at 8:30 a.m. on NHTI’s … 0

Concord Food Co-op shops for its own farmland

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Concord Food Co-op is in the market for a farm. Director of Development Greg Lessard said the co-op is looking to both expand its produce selection and its all-natural catering business by adding a farm to its two New Hampshire stores. “What really started this entire thing … 1

Merrimack Valley School District starts school year with full-day kindergarten

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

For the first time in Merrimack Valley School District’s history, its five elementary schools today will welcome full-day kindergarten students. It marks a significant programming change for a district that has offered half-day kindergarten since the 1980s. The … 4

Concord School Board okays issuance of up to $8.6M in bonds for capital projects

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Concord School Board unanimously approved the issuance of up to $8.6 million in bonds for major capital improvements last night. However, the public will still have a chance to weigh in on specific components of the project. … 1

Letter: A congressional plan

Monday, August 25, 2014

It’s that time again. The political TV ads are out. Those spots, aired mostly during news programs, show the good guys in informal attire with picket fence house scenes in the background or standing with a bunch of important people in hard hats they had never met before. … 1

Letter: The American ideal

Monday, August 25, 2014

Pure democracy in New Hampshire: In a public forum, thoughtful, well-reasoned questions asked of two vying for a state Senate seat (annual salary, $100). Responsive, detailed answers. No vitriol, no hate, no name-calling, no red meat meaningless issues, no reaching for sound bites. There are places in this … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, August 25, 2014

Golf results Dan Doyle shot a 138 over two days of golf at Pembroke Pines and Canterbury Woods to win the Concord Men’s City Championship. Bob Landry (150) and Tom Levins (159) rounded out the top three gross scores. Russ Matthews (140) was the net score champion, with … 0

Downtown: Recipe for healthy downtown housing is a hard one to cook up

Monday, August 25, 2014

The 30-odd apartments in the Vegas Block in Concord are empty. What happens to them next is anyone’s guess – and the city’s dream. Since the building was declared uninhabitable due to a litany of fire and life-safety code violations earlier this month, the blighted brick building became … 1

Business notes for Aug. 25, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Meredith Village Savings Bank recently announced that it will support the Greater Meredith Program’s Sculpture walk with a $5,000 donation to help maintain and update the display. The LRGHealthcare Golf Classic presented by Bank of New Hampshire was held Aug. 11 at the Laconia Country Club. The event … 0

Business people for Aug. 25, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Christine Heath was recently promoted to mortgage loan originator at Sugar River Bank’s Warner branch. Scott Oosterveen, MD, recently joined GI Associates of New Hampshire at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord. Robert Stein, founder of the Stein Law Firm, recently returned … 0