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House Speaker Terie Norelli steps off the rostrum, Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in Concord, N.H. after legislators ended the session. Lawmakers passed a budget and a bill to allow medical marijuana use.  (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

N.H. House Speaker Terie Norelli to announce she won't seek re-election

Monday, April 21, 2014

Three-term New Hampshire House Speaker Terie Norelli will not seek re-election this fall. She will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. today in the Legislative Office Building to discuss her decision. “After six years as Speaker and 18 years in the Legislature, it is time to turn over the gavel to the next generation of leaders. I have tremendous … 0

Monitor Minute: April 21, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Monitor Minute Episode 146: April 21, 2014. The Monitor Minute is a daily rundown of today’s top stories. Brought to you by the Concord Monitor. … 0

Official: Concord has a track record as a ‘developer of last resort’

Monday, April 21, 2014

If the city council decides to buy the New Hampshire Employment Security site on South Main Street, it won’t be the first time Concord writes a big check to protect future development. It’s just not usually the first choice. “The city might be a developer of last resort,” said Carlos Baia, deputy city … 2

Ultralight plane crashes at Concord airport

Monday, April 21, 2014

A pilot suffered minor injuries when he crashed an ultralight plane on the runway at Concord Municipal Airport yesterday. The Concord Fire Department responded to the crash at the public-use airport about noon, Battalion Chief Rick Whitney said. … 0

Photos: Easter sunrise service

Monday, April 21, 2014

Bow Mills United Methodist Church held a Easter sunrise service at Dimond Hill Farm in Concord on Sunday, April 20, 2014. The church has been going to Dimond Hill for the past nine years after starting the service … 0

N.H. Senate to vote on fetal homicide bill

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The state Senate will vote this week on whether to treat a fetus who dies in a homicide as a person even if the mother lives. The House bill would let judges hand out stiffer sentences if the … 0

Boston Marathon: Concord woman knits scarves ‘with love’

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Linda Sims of Concord won’t be at the finish line tomorrow in Boston, but she’ll wrap herself around a runner with all the love she’s got. Sims, a retired nurse, knitted a scarf and mailed it earlier this … 0

Boston Marathon: A year later, finish line is in sight

Sunday, April 20, 2014

‘Of course,” Emilee Hoover of Franklin answered, when asked whether she was returning to Boston for her second marathon there. “But I haven’t really thought of the impact it will have.” Last year, the 33-year-old Fidelity analyst ran … 0

BOSTON MARATHON: A father-son experience

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Brian Collins, who works in the mental health field and lives in Canterbury, crossed the finish line 40 minutes before last year’s explosions. “We did not know it was a bomb until we got to our car and … 0

Boston Marathon: Time to finish what he started

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Joe Conway of Bradford ran last year’s Boston Marathon as part of the Dana-Farber team, raising money to help fight cancer and paying tribute to his late wife, Maryse, who lost her battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2011. … 0

Boston Marathon: Bow runner gets chance of a lifetime

Sunday, April 20, 2014

When Bow’s Kally Abrams found out her employer, Stonyfield Farms, was giving away entries into this year’s Boston Marathon, she pounced. “I do nothing small, so I pretty much wrote a book going back to the fifth grade … 0

Capital Beat: Death penalty repeal, marijuana decriminalization may not be dead just yet

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Despite the New Hampshire Senate’s seeming defeat of bills to repeal the death penalty and decriminalize up to an ounce of marijuana Thursday, the prime House sponsors of both pieces of legislation still see an opportunity to push … 0

One year after marathon bombings, Concord’s Bauman family reflects on tragedy, community support

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Winters at Jeff and Csilla Bauman’s Thomas Street home in Concord were always spent in the backyard on a homemade ice rink. Csilla would watch from the kitchen window as Jeff and the three boys skated around, shooting … 1