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For sale in CONCORD: One-of-a-kind home in desirable area

Sunday, August 30, 2015

A new direction of living awaits you at 14 Pond Place Lane in Concord! Nestled in one of the capital’s most desirable West End neighborhoods, this beautiful home offers three bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms, and an amazing attention to detail. Situated on over an acre of land, it provides a country setting in close proximity to downtown Concord. Boasting clean, contemporary …

Living room by living room, O’Malley marches on in New Hampshire

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Martin O’Malley began his day on the campaign trail Wednesday with a bit of good news, or so he thought. Soon after he arrived at …

Local links to marijuana dispensaries

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Bow doctor Gary Woods has never smoked marijuana. He’s not even sure he knows what it smells like. “People don’t believe that,” Woods said with …

Political Monitor quiz for Aug. 28: The Joe’s Biden his time edition

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Joe Biden might run for president! Donald Trump still leads the GOP pack! And there’s plenty of talk about medical marijuana and Planned Parenthood to go around for state politicos. That’s right, it’s time for our weekly quiz. …

Political Monitor podcast: Joe Biden decides, Martin O’Malley strives and Democrats weigh options

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Concord Monitor political enthusiasts Clay Wirestone, Casey McDermott and Jonathan Van Fleet take on the left side of the political spectrum this week, with a podcast focused on the Democrats. Will Joe Biden run? How is Martin O’Malley …

Deliberations begin in sex assault case involving St. Paul’s School students

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Owen Labrie used clout and manipulation to lure a 15-year-old underclassman into a dark attic at St. Paul’s School and then forced sex on her despite repeated dissent, prosecutors said Thursday during closing arguments. “She told him no …

Ray Duckler: This rape trial makes you wonder: where did we go wrong?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Maybe we can learn something from the heart-wrenching trial that’s unfolded in superior court here since last week. Maybe we can talk to our children about stuff we don’t want to talk about, namely sexual assault, instead of leaving it up to the schools. Maybe we can mention …

Maine state police create unit to examine drug trends

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Maine’s top law enforcement and emergency medical officials announced Wednesday that a special state police unit and three working groups will be created to address the state’s drug epidemic. Participants of a summit convened by Republican Gov. Paul LePage made the announcement at a news conference after the …

Suspect in killing of Virginia TV crew had history of work troubles

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The man gripped a gun as he stood behind the news crew, watching them do a live broadcast. The journalists didn’t seem to notice that he had pointed the weapon right at them. On Wednesday morning, as southwestern …

E-ZPass transponder issue was prodded by extra cost of processing drivers

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Two numbers are behind the ongoing brouhaha over E-ZPass transponders: 7 cents and 47 cents. Seven cents is how much it costs the state to process a vehicle when it goes through an E-ZPass lane with a working …

How do you know if your transponder’s dead? It’s not easy

Thursday, August 27, 2015

If your transponder is still working, there’s no need to replace it, even if it’s old and the deadline of Nov. 1 has passed. The problem is that it’s difficult to know whether any given transponder is still working. One indication comes on the monthly statement from E-ZPass, …

St. Paul’s grad Owen Labrie testifies in rape trial, denies having sex with girl

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The handsome young man with the once-promising future waited more than a year to tell this story, his version of the night that has since brought everything to a crashing halt – the full ride to Harvard, the …

Residents of New England town reluctantly reckon with Cosby

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Deep in the rolling farmland of western Massachusetts, Bill Cosby’s compound has for decades provided quiet refuge for the comedian and his family. Most in the normally reserved Shelburne Falls are content to leave the typically low-key Cosbys …