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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 Policy Development for Northeast Utilities, has stepped into the position of board chairman of Granite United Way. Long served as the president and chief operating officer at Public Service of New Hampshire from July 1, 2000, to Aug. 1, 2013. JULIE GREENWOOD has been re-elected to a second term as treasurer of the Pope Memorial SPCA of Concord-Merrimack County. Greenwood has served on the board of directors … 0

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, earned highest honors. Richard Eng, grade 9, earned highest honors. Benjamin Garfield, grade 9, earned … 0

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 of Mills Falls. This panel and the 50 attendees all agreed on one thing, and … 0

5 Questions: Gilford principal organizing marathon for Sandy Hook victims

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Gilford Elementary School Principal Danielle Bolduc is organizing a marathon to benefit Sandy Hook Elementary School after the mass shooting Dec. 14 that killed 20 students and six teachers. The marathon is scheduled for April 14 and can … 0

Letter: Funny column – just in time!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

I was just contemplating making my New Year’s resolution to cut back on, and even give up some, media sources this year. My heart simply can’t take any more horrific stories of violence against one another and constant crises in the international world. And if I have to … 0

Local musician creates album inspired by New Hampshire

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Anybody can say he loves New Hampshire. It takes a true devotee to write not just a song, but an entire CD full of songs extolling the virtues and telling the stories of the Granite State. Such is … 0


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

BELMONT WILLIAM FERRIS, Marine Corps private and son of Penny Ferris of Belmont and Robert Ferris of Peyton, Colo., earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C. GILFORD ANGELA POULIOT won the Jack Daniels guitar, … 0

Meet the Belknap County District 2 House candidates

Friday, November 2, 2012

The Monitor sent questionnaires to area House candidates. We asked the candidates to answer a checklist of questions about positions the most recent Legislature took on a range of issues. Although we asked for yes or no responses, many of the candidates went further. Rather than limit the … 0

Hosmer and Youssef face off last time in state Senate race

Friday, November 2, 2012

In their second debate, state Senate candidates Josh Youssef and Andrew Hosmer of Laconia differed most sharply last night on abortion rights and state support for public education. Youssef, a Republican, also scaled back his recent proposal to temporarily “shelve” state business profits and enterprise taxes for new … 0

Letter: Forrester has a grasp of the issues

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Having attended the Home Builders Sponsored Forum in Meredith last week, I was amazed at how District 2 Senate candidate Robert Lamb and Senate District 7 candidate Andrew Hosmer were uninformed when responding to questions from the audience. One person asked: How would you address the increasing health … 0

Letter: Report card for the governor

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

This is how I would grade John Lynch as governor: Smiling pretty for photo ops: A+ Attending ribbon-cutting ceremonies: A+ Shaking every hand available: A+ Kissing babies: A+ Looking at disasters and saying “This is terrible”: A+ Entertaining VIPs: A+ Taking first cruise of the year on the … 2

Outdoor Adventures: Gilford ski jumps hoping to get a facelift

Sunday, October 28, 2012

About 10 years before she won two Olympic silver medals for the women’s downhill and giant slalom in 1960, a young teenage Penny Pitou practiced ski jumping at Gunstock on dark, cold nights. Turning the lights on meant … 1

State Senate candidates Youssef and Hosmer square off over university funding, role of government

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The two candidates hoping to be the next senator for Franklin, Laconia and several towns just outside Concord can most quickly be described this way: Republican Josh Youssef likes what he’s seen from the sitting Legislature but would cut the state budget further. Democrat Andrew Hosmer doesn’t and … 0