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Future of pumpkin festival in New Hampshire council's hands

KEENE, N.H. (AP) - The fate of the Keene Pumpkin Festival rests with the City Council, which could vote against holding the annual fall tradition that was overshadowed by violent disturbances nearby last year.

Today at 02:05AM
Prosecutors seek congressional probe of supplement industry

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A group of 14 attorneys general has asked Congress to launch an investigation of the herbal supplements industry and to consider giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration stronger oversight of the industry, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced.

Today at 12:40AM
Monitor Board of Contributors: Our kids? You bet they are

My wife and I had the privilege of attending last month's speech at St. Anselm College by Robert Putnam, author of the new book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis. Putnam's main point is that along…

Today at 12:40AM
My Turn: There are pros and cons to working at Walmart

As a former employee of Wal-Mart for 12 years, I agree with much of Concord Wal-Mart manager Mike Bell's letter (Sunday Monitor, March 22). I worked with great people, my job afforded what I considered…

Today at 12:38AM
US gives threatened status to northern long-eared bat

The federal government said yesterday that it is listing the northern long-eared bat as threatened, giving new protections to a species that has been nearly wiped out in some areas by the spread of a fungal…

Today at 12:34AM
Concord homeless shelters closed for good, pressure mounts to find solution

Most guests at the First Congregational Church cold weather shelter had already left with a wave, but yesterday morning, Kevin Clark lingered. He packed up his guitar and his bags slowly, moving out of…

Today at 12:34AM
Hill residents prepare to adjust following vote to withdraw from Franklin schools

Anticipating the likely outcome of the Hill School District annual meeting, Jennifer Turner put her house up for sale a week ahead of it. Her premonition - that Hill would vote to withdraw from the Franklin…

Today at 12:33AM
With closing of shelters, clinic serving homeless needs a new home too

This winter at First Congregational Church, no one lost a toe. To shelter Director Terry Blake, that statistic is an accomplishment. Usually, she said severe frostbite claims at least one. She gave some…

Today at 12:31AM
Two folk bands take root in New London

Low Lily describes itself as exploring "the roots and branches of American folk music" but perhaps a better explanation is planting its own roots and watching them grow. Call it heirloom folk music, if…

Today at 12:31AM
Concord School Board passes district budget

The Concord School Board unanimously passed its $75.32 million budget last night. Still, board officials said this number is subject to change in the coming months as it considers contract negotiations…

Apr 1
Family at exec's fatal crash sentencing: You're heartless

NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) - Relatives of a pregnant woman and her fiance say a New Hampshire man was "heartless" when he swerved his pickup truck across an interstate median and smashed into their SUV, killing the Vermont couple.

Apr 1
Clarification: Game Management Plan story

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - In a story on Feb. 28 about the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department seeking public input on its 10-year game management plan, The Associated Press reported that 91 percent of people surveyed by the department approved of hunting to manage wild game populations and 65 percent approved when trapping was added to the question. The story should have made clear that the trapping language was included in a separate question about managing fur-bearing populations.

Apr 1
Winning numbers drawn in 'Megabucks Plus' game

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the "Megabucks Plus" game were:

Apr 1
Announcements: Sign up for spring YMCA sessions

CONCORD YMCA sign-ups Sign-ups for the community for the Spring II session begin April 6 at the Concord Family YMCA. Find programs and activities to meet your goals for fitness, well-being and fun. Stop…

Apr 1
Perry helped install monument, headstone

The members of the Allenstown Historical Society thank Sarah Anne Perry for all the help with the society's restoration of cemeteries. Perry Brothers Monuments donated, inscribed and installed a beautiful…

Apr 1
Goal met with wine and cheese, auction

The Circle of Friends of the Pillsbury Free Library in Warner wish to thank the many people who attended our Wine and Cheese/Silent Auction event held at the library the evening of March 21. The library…

Apr 1
Birth announcements: Parsons and Goff

A son, Daniel Coish Parsons, was born March 30, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon to Alice Coish and Simon Parsons of New London. A son, Jamison Michael Goff, was born March 23, 2015,…

Apr 1
Community briefs for April 2, 2015

FRANKLIN Book grants Paul Smith School was one of four New Hampshire schools to receive a $25,000 book grant from the Children's Literacy Foundation. The CLiF Year of the Book sponsorship supplements…