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Monitor Board of Contributors: Libertarian ideals may look great on paper, but in practice they erode freedom

I have a question for the Libertarians out there: What exactly do you mean by harm? I was intrigued by material I read on the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire website that stated "as long as they are…

Today at 12:53AM
Warriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals drought

OAKLAND, Calif. - After a generation of wishing and waiting, the Golden State Warriors have finally arrived on basketball's biggest stage again. Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight rebounds, Harrison…

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High schools: Concord girls' tennis team makes quick work of Salem in quarterfinals

They had won eight straight coming into yesterday's quarterfinal match. They had beaten their opponent, No. 6 Salem, by a convincing margin earlier in the season. So the girls on the Concord High tennis…

Today at 12:46AM
Editorial: Republicans set stage for indirect tax

These are tense times for the millions of people, including 39,000-plus New Hampshire residents, who finally have health insurance thanks to federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. These patients…

Today at 12:39AM
My Turn: EPA must honor promise to diversify transportation fuels

In 2008, my partners and I embarked on a new venture to build the largest biodiesel production facility in the Northeast. Like many of you, we were concerned about sending billions of U.S. dollars to the…

Today at 12:39AM
My Turn: Ayotte bill is an insult to women

As the largest reproductive health care provider and advocate in the region, Planned Parenthood Northern New England has always supported policies that expand women's access to birth control, including…

Today at 12:39AM
Planet Fitness threatens to move headquarters out of N.H. if tax code changes aren't made

A day after gym franchisor Planet Fitness signaled its plan to go public, the company has threatened to move its corporate headquarters out of New Hampshire if the state doesn't make changes to its tax…

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Do this weekend: Bret Michaels, Ryan Montbleau and 'Legally Blonde: the Musical'

Head to the beach, no matter what the weather. This weekend the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom is host two stalwarts of the rock-n-roll genre: Eddie Money on Friday night and Bret Michaels on Saturday. Eddie…

Today at 12:31AM
Bernie Sanders draws a crowd at Concord campaign stop

Eighty-year-old Marlene Gilman stood for more than a half-hour in a sweltering, cramped room on Main Street in Concord with about a hundred others, waiting for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to…

Today at 12:31AM
Senate budget writers to vote on spending proposal

State Senate budget writers are set to vote today on their spending proposal, which restores many of the House-approved cuts to social services and begins a series of reductions in state business tax rates.…

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Budget writers uphold changes to public risk pool oversight

The New Hampshire secretary of state's office plans to continue fighting a proposal in the Senate's budget that takes away its authority to monitor the state's public risk pools. The Senate Finance Committee…

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Rick Santorum announces second White House run

Conservative culture warrior Rick Santorum launched a 2016 White House bid yesterday, vowing to fight for working-class Americans in a new election season that will test his influence - and focus on social…

Today at 12:21AM
High school Stars of the Day

Brody Fredricks, John Stark boys' lacrosse, 5 goals, 1 assist in 10-6 win Tim Harmon, Winnisquam baseball, complete game, 10 strikeouts, 4 hits allowed in 4-0 win Sam Wood, John Stark softball, 3-for-5,…

Today at 12:13AM
Preview capsule outlook of today's high school tournament action

High school tournaments today Boys' tennis Division I semifinals No. 3 Concord (14-1) at No. 2 Derryfield (14-1), 4 p.m. P revious tournament matches: Both teams swept their quarterfinal matches,…

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Hopkinton's Nelson recognized for play on Phillips Andover baseball team

Hopkinton's Jake Nelson, a pitcher on the Phillips Andover baseball team, was named to the All-Central New England Prep team yesterday. Nelson, who's committed to playing at Pennsylvania next year, went…

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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

JV results The Concord JV girls' lacrosse team defeated Manchester Central, 13-0. Jessica Nelson led with four goals, while Brenna Vandersea, Tori Pelletier and Olivia Painchaud added two goals apiece…

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Monarchs sweep Wolf Pack, advance to first-ever Calder Cup finals

The Manchester Monarchs secured their first trip to the Calder Cup finals with a 3-1 victory over the host Hartford Wolf Pack last night, finishing off a four-game sweep in the Eastern Conference finals. …

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Fisher Cats lose slugfest to Fightin Phils, 12-10

Despite banging out 14 hits and scoring 10 runs, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats lost their fourth straight game last night, 12-10 to the visiting Reading Fightin Phils. Reading (25-20) totaled 21 hits,…

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Headlines from around the world in sports

NFL Zimmer says Peterson can play for Vikings or not play at all EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Minnesota Vikings Coach Mike Zimmer said Adrian Peterson has two choices: He can either play for the Vikings or…

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Vive la France! Good day for Monfils, Tsonga at French Open

PARIS - Gael Monfils delivered one final ace, his 21st, and closed out his latest raucous, five-set victory on Court Philippe Chatrier to the delight of roaring, partisan spectators. An entertainer at…

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French Open at a glance

PARIS - A look at the French Open yesterday: Weather: Sunny. High of 72 degrees. Men's seeded winners: No. 2 Roger Federer, No. 4 Tomas Berdych, No. 5 Kei Nishikori, No. 8 Stan Wawrinka, No. 12 Gilles…

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Indians players shave heads to support Aviles, daughter

CLEVELAND - Cleveland Indians infielder Mike Aviles is touched by the show of support he's getting from teammates for his 4-year-old daughter, who was diagnosed with leukemia this month. Several Indians…

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Kraft introduces top draft pick, stays mum on 'Deflategate'

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Robert Kraft spent 80 seconds yesterday making his first public remarks since saying eight days earlier he wouldn't appeal the Patriots' punishment for using underinflated footballs.…

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Pedroia's power not enough for Red Sox in 6-4 loss to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS - Given an early two-run lead by Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox starter Rick Porcello was trying to provide a shutdown inning. Porcello walked Aaron Hicks with one out. And it led to a big inning…