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Monitor Minute: April 16, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Monitor Minute Episode 143: April 16, 2014. The Monitor Minute is a daily rundown of today’s top stories. Brought to you by the Concord Monitor. … 0

Centennial Senior Center in Concord, N.H., grows again with Good Life Programs & Activities

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

For Joanne Magarian, her retirement in November meant she could do the things she never had time for when she was working at the Department … 0

Concord City Council to vote on buying New Hampshire Employment Security building

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Without a developer to take over the New Hampshire Employment Security site this spring, Concord has stepped closer to snatching up the property itself. In … 1

Shaheen thanks N.H. police who responded to Boston Marathon bombing

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen thanked New Hampshire law enforcement officials who responded to the Boston Marathon bombings a year ago. Shaheen met with authorities at the Manchester Police Department yesterday to thank them for their response to the tragedy, which killed three people and injured more than 260 … 0

Official: Northfield swimmer who went missing in Bristol likely died during ‘polar plunge’

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A 32-year-old Northfield man who went missing Monday in Bristol is believed to have died while taking part in a dangerous new ritual in which young people plunge into frigid water and then post videos of their exploits … 1

Boston police destroy 2 backpacks at marathon site

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon’s finish line. They said they’ve taken a man into custody in connection with them. Police spokesman Dave Estrada said the backpacks were discovered last night, a year after two bombs in backpacks exploded at the … 0

Two charged in Franklin pipe theft

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Robert Nadeau, 36, and Sean Ernst, 27, neither with a known address, were charged with burglary, criminal trespassing, criminal mischief and theft by unauthorized taking for allegedly attempting to steal brass pipes from a basement, according to the … 0

Former Franklin state rep addresses flight charge before parole board

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Jim Ryan, the disgraced former state representative from Franklin who was arrested again last month – this time in Connecticut on a fugitive charge – told the parole board yesterday he had been working to build a lawful new life in his home state. But, he admitted, “I … 0

Court overturns conviction based on Enfield man’s green tongue at traffic stop

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A police officer who stopped a driver for a defective taillight acted unlawfully when he asked to see the man’s tongue, then used its green hue as the basis for a marijuana arrest, the New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled yesterday. The court reversed the drug convictions of the … 0

Authorities agree Vt. man was insane during killing at Littleton hotel

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Vermont man was insane when he stabbed a stranger to death last year in the lobby of a Littleton hotel, the state and his defense lawyer have agreed. Senior Assistant Attorney General Susan Morrell said yesterday that the state agrees Rodney Hill of West Danville, Vt., was … 0

Groups weigh in on education tax credit challenge

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Dozens of advocacy groups from across the country have weighed in as the New Hampshire Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on the constitutionality of a business tax credit program that benefits students at religious schools. The Supreme Court will hear arguments today on the Education Tax Credit … 0

PHOTO: Moving right along

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Jimmy Bowie, 6, rides his trick bike in the driveway of his house in Franklin as his next-door neighbor, Timmy Casey, 11, rakes leaves yesterday. After Timmy finished, he planned to see whether other neighbors would also pay … 0

U.S. a wild card in Scots’ vote on independence

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

With support growing for independence just months before Scots decide whether to break up with Britain, outsiders are weighing in with impassioned calls to keep the three-century-old union together. British officials from across the political spectrum, European Union leaders, corporate executives and retired military commanders have made their … 0