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Letter: Greed and transmission lines

On Thanksgiving Day 2010, we were informed through social media by way of our daughter that the Northern Pass transmission line was routed next to our house in Pembroke. That was the arrogant announcement…

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Letter: Hassan is ignoring the law

I'd like to take this opportunity to respond to a letter to the editor by Paula Trombi of Meredith (Monitor letters, April 6). To set the record straight, the bottom line is this: Gov. Hassan is trying…

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Letter: Go vegan

Spring is a season of rebirth and renewal. If you are searching for a healthier lifestyle, a vegan (total vegetarian) diet can help you to achieve that goal. Many of the debilitating diseases present…

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Letter: A fundraising primer

In response to Tim Jandebeur's letter regarding the upcoming Rockingham District 32 special election (Monitor letters, April 20), Jandebeur waves the flag for the Republican candidate, Yvonne Dean-Bailey.…

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Letter: A call for secession?

Young Yvonne Dean-Bailey (running in Rockingham 32) has preached an extreme form of localism in government that brims with ideological fervor but shows woeful ignorance the actual facts. She does not…

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Letter: More about Pelletier

I would like to commend Ray Duckler for his story about Patricia Pelletier (Sunday Monitor, April 19). I would like to add some information that did not get published. I first met Pat when she worked…

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Letter: More housing options needed

It was encouraging to read the article about an approved retirement community plan in the April 16 Monitor. Having had several ongoing discussions with friends and acquaintances (over 55), we found…

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Editorials from around New England

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:

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Family looks to future after fugitive brother's return to US

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - For years, Beth Kelley posted the message to her brother on Facebook: "Happy Birthday Scott, wherever you are."

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Running backs not facing demise, but still devalued in draft

There's an unquestionably rich draft pool for running backs this year. Guess which position is widely expected to go with the first two picks? There's hardly an argument that quarterbacks hold the most…

Today at 12:28AM
MLB's pace of play initiatives felt in TV production too

When Phil Orlins produced Sunday Night Baseball, a clock started ticking down in his head the moment the last out ended an inning. Now, a real timer counts down in the ballpark during commercial breaks.…

Today at 12:28AM
Devalued running backs

A look at how the first round of the last 20 NFL drafts shaped up for running backs: Year: Number of first round picks (First running back drafted, team, pick number) 2014: 0 (Bishop Sankey, Tennessee,…

Today at 12:28AM
Nordic skiing all-state team announced

Three skiers from the seven-time Division I champion Concord girls' Nordic team qualified for the NH All-State team, which was announced by the NH Nordic Coaches Association this week. The Crimson Tide's…

Today at 12:28AM
Logano wins his third pole of season

RICHMOND, Va. - Joey Logano won the pole position for tonight's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway. The Daytona 500 winner turned a fast lap at 127.071 mph in the third round on…

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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

JV results The Winnisquam JV baseball team defeated Bishop Brady, 14-7, as Brendan Vaughn went the distance with 10 strikeouts. At the plate he scored three runs and drove in four. Josh Shevlin had three…

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Fisher Cats double up Mets, 10-5

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats ripped 14 hits, including three home runs, on the way to a 10-5 victory over the visiting Binghamton Mets last night in the second game of a four-game series. Dwight Smith…

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Ducking the spotlight, some stars decide to skip NFL draft

The hat-and-hug routine with the NFL commissioner that has become a rite of passage for many college football stars on draft night is not for everybody. The waiting is the hardest part, even for players…

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Rangers eliminate Penguins with OT win in Game 5

The New York Rangers used Carl Hagelin's overtime goal and spectacular goaltending by Henrik Lundqvist for a 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh last night to advance in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Hagelin…

Today at 12:22AM
Harden scores 42 as Rockets take commanding 3-0 lead over Mavericks

James Harden scored a playoff career-high 42 points, Dwight Howard had his postseason best with 26 rebounds and the Houston Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks, 130-128, last night for a 3-0 lead in their…

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Holt's eighth-inning homer lifts Red Sox past skidding Orioles, 7-5

BALTIMORE - Batting in the eighth inning of a tie game, Brock Holt wasn't trying to emulate teammate David Ortiz. It just turned out that way. Holt hit a tiebreaking three-run homer off Darren O'Day, and…

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High school Stars of the Day

Ryan Stanley, Kearsarge baseball, 4-for-5, 3 RBI, 3 innings of shutout relief in win Joe Cullinan, Hopkinton boys' lacrosse, 4 goals, 2 assists, 8 ground balls in win Becca Shatney, Hopkinton softball,…

Apr 24
PHOTOS: Pansies provide spring color despite the cold

There was plenty of color at Black Forest Nursery and Garden in Boscawen on Thursday despite a delayed spring, but with overnight temperatures expected in the low 30s for the next few days, staff were…

Apr 24
The Insiders: Watch Keith get bit by a dog in a very safe way

So one of us is going to be attacked by a dog today. And in the interest of full disclosure, it's Keith. But don't worry, Keith will be fine cause he's going to have one those big puffy bite suits. Keith,…

Apr 24
After probe, Lakeview rehab center gets new leadership

An Effingham facility for people with brain injuries is bringing in new leadership after months of scrutiny following reports of abuse and neglect. Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center announced yesterday…