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Concord Mayor Jim Bouley, City Manager Tom Aspell and Councilor-at-large Mark Cohen listen to Concord resident Suzanne Smith-Meyer comment regarding keeping the character of Concord's downtown area during last night's City council meeting.  (Alan MacRae/for the Monitor)

Concord Main Street gets green light

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Concord City Council approved the Main Street project last night, and construction will begin this fall. Most of the votes on the table passed 14-1 with dissent only from Ward 2 Councilor Allan Herschlag. The proposal approved will rebuild and redesign nine blocks of Main Street for $10.69 million. From Centre Street to Concord Street, the construction will widen … 8

Garcia, Lambert square off on finances, climate change in District 2 Republican primary debate

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The three candidates running for the Republican nomination in New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District race met yesterday for a debate where all three defended their most recent fundraising reports. State Rep. Marilinda Garcia of Salem used the debate as an opportunity to defend her campaign from claims that she is receiving most of her funding from outside of the district. Garcia raised more … 0

Edic case goes to jurors, with attorneys on both sides invoking inmate accounts

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

In a murder case devoid of hard evidence, attorneys on both sides invoked the only thing left when they delivered their closing statements yesterday in the William Edic trial: the words of a few lawless men. Did Edic, as those men testified this past week, help ambush Anthony “Tony” Renzzulla, a hobbled 42-year-old … 0

PHOTOS: Pupils learn self defense in Concord

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sporting a sharp mohawk and dull practice knives made from sticks, instructor Jake St. Pierre showed his self defense class how to handle various assault situations at No Monkey Business Dog Training in Concord on July 25. Attending … 0

Detective charged with making threats, assault

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A longtime New Hampshire police detective is facing trial on simple assault and criminal threatening charges. The Eagle Tribune reported that George Wickson of Plaistow is charged with threatening a man with a knife and grabbing a woman by her buttocks and hair in May 2013, when he … 0

Candidates sign AFP pledge to cut taxes, oppose Obamacare

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

More than 200 candidates for state office have signed onto an Americans for Prosperity pledge saying they’ll cut taxes, fight to pass a right to work law and oppose Medicaid expansion. Americans for Prosperity is a politically active non-profit backed by the Koch Brothers that fights for smaller … 0

Concord High Principal Connolly announces ALS diagnosis

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Concord High School Principal Gene Connolly has been diagnosed with ALS, he said today in a letter distributed to members of the Concord educational community. He also announced he will stay on as principal despite the recent diagnosis. … 0

Cremated remains seized in 2005 Bayview investigation buried in Concord

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The cremated remains of 13 people, buried July 10 at Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord, were placed side by side in a corner plot of the common ground section. No one at the ceremony had ever met any … 1

At community forum for primary race, District 15 state Senate candidates line up on the issues

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The road to former state representative Christine Hamm’s house in Hopkinton last night was peppered with campaign signs. Purple and white for Concord School Board member Kass Ardinger; red, white and blue for Concord attorney Dan Feltes. At … 3

Texas Gov. Perry joins N.H. GOP for call on border crisis

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Texas governor and possible Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry joined the New Hampshire Republican Party yesterday in blaming the border crisis on the policies of President Obama and U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. Perry’s comments, given during a press … 3

Hot Topic: Opinions are still rolling in on Main Street

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Concord City Council will meet tonight to vote on the proposed Main Street project. If the $10.95 million plan is approved, the city will redesign and rebuild nine blocks of the downtown. But the votes haven’t been cast yet, and “Monitor” readers still have some last-minute lobbying … 1

Mayday PAC backs Rubens in Republican U.S Senate primary

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A national PAC aimed at curbing the influence of money in politics announced yesterday it will throw its support behind Jim Rubens in the Republican primary race for U.S. Senate. The bipartisan Mayday PAC said it would spend … 0

Sen. Sharon Carson calls for override of two of Hassan’s four vetoes

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sen. Sharon Carson, a Londonderry Republican, has called for override votes on two bills vetoed this week by Gov. Maggie Hassan. One of the bills would have changed the governance of the Sununu Youth Services Center for juveniles in the justice system. The other would have required state … 0