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Letter: Leave the Middle East

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Katy Burns provided a thoughtful analysis of the ISIL problem in Syria and Iraq and the U.S. response, complete with historic facts (Sunday Monitor Forum, Sept. 14). I believe the ISIL threat will continue to grow now that their leaders are claiming to be creating a caliphate with the support of Allah. By making this claim, they invoke the religious … 0

Letter: Spruce up the Gardens

Sunday, September 21, 2014

I have lived in Royal Gardens for a long time, and it’s been bought and sold twice since I’ve lived there. Now I hear from friends that the Gardens doesn’t allow flowers. What’s the point of calling the place the Concord Gardens without having any gardens? It’s bad enough hearing that the plans to update the Gardens with a community building didn’t happen. … 0

Letter: A mile in her shoes

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The release of the violent and criminal Ray Rice video has unleashed a “not seen before” national conversation about domestic violence and sexual assault. Why? Because no longer can we say “I didn’t realize how bad this was” or “I thought this was a private issue between two adults.” This is not an NFL, Weare police or St. Paul’s School student problem. It … 0

PHOTOS: Inaugural Mayor’s Walk promotes health

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Mayor’s Walk – organized by the Capital Area Wellness Coalition – was held Wednesday morning. The 1-mile walk began at the SMILE building, 49 S. Main St., and ended at Bicentennial Square with a healthy living fair. … 0

The Insiders: We’re there with you in spirit as you prepare for tonight’s spiritual smorgasbord

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

We hope you’re in a spiritual mood today, because we participated in the writing of this column in spirit only. We’re actually down at the beach right now (don’t tell our bosses). That’s not really true, of course. We’re at the pub! Either way, it’s going to be … 0

Concord police arrest 2 in overnight break-in

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The police have arrested two men and charged them with felonies relating to an overnight burglary at an Americana Drive home last week. Lt. Timothy O’Malley said he expects more charges to come for at least one of … 1

Letter: Party swapping isn’t easy or common in New Hampshire

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A recent editorial stated that in New Hampshire, “party swapping is as common an occurrence as the leaves changing color” and that “devoted Democrats could have had their say in the GOP Senate Primary.” That is wrong. An affiliated voter has to decide to change parties about three … 0

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Maddie Cheney, Bow girls’ soccer, 3 goals, 1 assist in 4-3 win over Belmont Austin Wheeler, Hillsboro-Deering soccer, 3 goals, 1 assist in 6-2 win Jacob Silverstein, Concord boys’ soccer, 2 goals in 4-2 win over Merrimack Cassidy Huckins, MV field hockey, assist, game-winning goal in 2-1 OT … 0

High schools: Cheney’s hat trick lifts Bow girls’ soccer team over Belmont

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

BELMONT – Most players wouldn’t have even attempted the shot, never mind connected on it. But Bow’s Maddie Cheney isn’t most players. With only five minutes left on the clock, Cheney unleashed a strike from 25 yards out … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

JV results The Concord JV girls’ soccer team tied Merrimack, 0-0. Goalkeeper Srilekha Nuli made 11 saves. ∎ The Concord JV boys’ soccer team defeated Merrimack, 3-2. Chris Ciolfi and Ngongo Mungeta (two) scored the goals. Will Cass played well in goal. ∎ The John Stark JV girls’ soccer team … 0

High schools: Brady boys’ soccer team shakes off frustration, ends losing streak

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It’s been a frustrating start for the Bishop Brady boys’ soccer team. The Green Giants (2-4) have played well, yet they entered yesterday’s game against Mascoma at home with a 1-4 record and a four-game losing streak that included losses to Hopkinton (5-0) and Raymond (3-1). But Brady’s … 0

Merrimack Valley’s Niyomugabo accepts UNH’s scholarship offer

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Merrimack Valley senior quarterback Ivan Niyomugabo made an early-decision commitment to accept a scholarship to play football at the University of New Hampshire. “It was an easy decision,” Niyomugabo said last night. “I’m excited.” The 6-foot-1, 188-pound Niyomugabo also had offers from Central Connecticut State University and Saint … 0

Board will hear plans for East Concord poultry processing plant

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Litchfield farmer Steve Normanton used to process the chickens he raises on his farm himself. The work was time consuming and could detract from his time with other livestock, and Normanton said processing just 100 chickens could take days. Then, Craig Fournier came along. Fournier and his business … 7