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Letter: Scouting success

Thursday, November 27, 2014

I would like to thank the great citizens of Bow and Dunbarton for another successful Scouting for Food year. This was the first year we included Dunbarton in our food drive and although it was a lot of work, it was a great success. Times are tough. If you walk out your front door and look to the houses to …

Letter: The missing $3 billion

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Nov. 23 Sunday Monitor editorial addresses the “winter spike in natural gas prices that raised heating costs last year” and caused the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission to approve 20 to 50 percent increases in electric utility rates this fall. The editorial makes these points: ∎ “Natural gas remained plentiful and cheap throughout the nation last winter but New England’s antiquated pipeline system …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, November 28, 2014

Coaches needed Concord High School has openings for a varsity field hockey coach, boys’ JV lacrosse coach, boys’ freshman lacrosse coach and freshman baseball coach. Send résumé and three letters of reference to Steve Mello, Director of Physical Education & Sport, 170 Warren St., Concord, NH 03301 or email: smell@concordnhschools.net. Bishop Brady High School has vacancies for the following 2014-15 coaching positions: varsity …

Concord Fire Department contains two small blazes this week

Saturday, November 22, 2014

After the Concord Fire Department responded to two small fires in the past two days, Chief Dan Andrus reminded residents to exercise caution in their homes this winter. “The season is upon us,” Andrus said. “Our counsel is for people, first thing, have your heating equipment checked by …

PHOTOS: “9 to 5 – The Musical” to open at Concord City Auditorium

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Community Players of Concord’s production of the Broadway hit “9 to 5 – The Musical” opened at the Concord City Auditorium last night. The story centers around three female secretaries, their womanizing department executive, and what happens …

Letter: A poor strategy

Friday, November 21, 2014

Glenn K. Currie’s “My Turn” (Monitor Forum, Nov. 20) was something that a lot of people needed to hear. Unfortunately, his conservative message of individual freedoms and small government is being drowned out by the message of Christian hate toward Islam and homosexuals, and pure hatred of the …

Letter: Truth about turkeys

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving turkeys have nothing to be thankful for. More than 170 million of them are crammed for their four short months of life in open sheds allowing 1 square foot per bird. Intense crowding, filthy litter and ammonia fumes from huge amounts of urine cause respiratory ailments, foot …

Final pound-for-pound fall high school rankings

Friday, November 21, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS X-C (1) First in Division II, first at the Meet of Champions, second in New England and No. 1 here. 2. BOW GOLF (3) The three-time Division III champs haven’t …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, November 21, 2014

Tilton School result The Tilton School boys’ basketball team (3-0) defeated Spire Institute, 97-57. Six Rams scored in double figures – Franklin Porter (20 points), Brett Hanson (16), Connor O’Neill (16), Terance Mann (14), Anthony Green (10) and Sarju Patel (10). Mann and Hanson paced the team with …

Concord event marks day for remembering those who lost their lives because of their gender identity

Thursday, November 20, 2014

They were hoping to send a simple message: We’re here for you. The team at the Concord Feminist Health Center was pleasantly surprised, then, when more than 40 people heeded their invitation to a candlelight vigil for Transgender …

Concord’s ‘Arpy’ Saunders remembered

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Concord attorney Arpiar “Arpy” Saunders was a veteran of the noontime running group that met at the Concord YMCA. It was there, in the men’s locker room, where he recruited the team of attorneys who went on to …

The Insiders: The Tall Granite Big Band is debuting this weekend – and it’s for a good cause

Thursday, November 20, 2014

If 17 musicians get together and no one is there to hear them play, do they make a sound? We’d assume so, but how could we really ever know – especially if each one was sworn to secrecy? Good thing all of you can prevent us from having …

CRIMELINE: Concord police looking for suspect in iPhone theft

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Concord police have asked for help in locating a man they believe stole a late-model iPhone from the Sunoco gas station on Loudon Road. The theft was reported at 1 p.m. on Oct. 22., Lt. Timothy O’Malley said in a statement. An employee said he left the …