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Carl and Deborah Ramsey at their Ellacoya State Park in Gilford campground spot Wednesday.The couple came on their retirement trip to check out the foliage of New England.
(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

Ray Duckler: Leave the rest behind and come over here

Friday, October 10, 2014

‘I have to show you,” Deborah Ramsey said, with the enthusiasm of a child. “I have some in the trailer.” Ramsey rushed inside, dressed in khaki shorts, a pink top and sandals, as though she had something precious to show. And she did. They were in a large brown envelope, protected by bubble padding and wax paper, a rainbow of …

Breast Cancer Reflections: Embracing the gift of now

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

It seems strange to say that cancer was a gift. I certainly didn’t think so when first diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer in June 2010 – less than seven months after a “clear” mammogram. I hated it, especially when bad chemo reactions landed me in the hospital and when the chemo didn’t …

Letter: The right to read

Sunday, May 25, 2014

I will be a freshmen next year and will hopefully be assigned the book Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult. I know that there has been some controversy over this book, but I have the right to read it. Some people believe that one paragraph is too “inappropriate” for …

Fish and Game seek public’s help in solving loon shootings

Friday, May 23, 2014

State Fish and Game officials are seeking the public’s help in identifying suspects involved in two separate incidents in which loons were shot earlier this week. On Tuesday, a wounded loon was reported in a field near the Cocheco River in Dover, according to a press release from …

Arrest brings attention to Picoult book in Gilford curriculum

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Before a dizzying series of events that included national media attention, a public apology from school officials and the arrest of a man during Monday’s Gilford School Board meeting, Becky Ortin’s 15-year-old daughter came home April 28 with a reading assignment. It was Jodi Picoult’s Nineteen Minutes, an …

Letter: Bingo auction benefit

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

On Sunday, Patrick’s Pub in Gilford is hosting Pub Mania Bingo, with proceeds to benefit the LNH Children’s Auction. For a $1 donation per game card, prizes will be awarded to lucky bingo winners to help celebrate Mothers Day or simply enjoy the products and services of local …

Business notes

Monday, April 28, 2014

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE WOOD ENERGY COUNCIL has launched a program to promote heating commercial and institutional buildings with a local and renewable New Hampshire resource – wood. The council is funded in part by a $250,000 three-year grant …

Central N.H. runners at the 118th Boston Marathon

Monday, April 21, 2014

Catch up on the finishing times of the area Boston Marathon runners below. (Bib number, age, town: half time – finishing time) 31983 Kally Abrams, 43, Bow: 02:33:46 – 05:43:43 27327 Craig Anderson, 34, Bow: 01:50:51 – 03:54:11 …

Business people

Sunday, March 30, 2014

JOHN WARD, an attorney with the Patch & FitzGerald Law Firm, was elected vice president of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Law Section for the 2014-15 term. GARY LONG, president of the New Hampshire Renewable Energy …

Derryfield School honor roll

Friday, March 28, 2014

The following area students were named to the winter honor roll at Derryfield School in Manchester: BOW Mason Brummett, grade 11, earned high honors. Samantha Fogel, grade 11, earned high honors. Emma Garfield, grade 11, earned high honors. Haley Cohen, grade 11, earned honors. Gabrielle Brummett, grade 9, …

Letter: A reasonable plan to improve the roads

Sunday, March 23, 2014

A few weeks ago I attended a transportation summit hosted by state Sen. Andrew Hosmer that featured a diverse panel of regional and local community leaders like Jerry Gappens of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Greg Goddard of Gunstock Mountain, state Transportation Commissioner Chris Clement and Rusty McLear …