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Richard Wright as General John Stark leads the procession to the site of his son Caleb's monument at the town common in Dunbarton yesterday.

(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

Dunbarton honors two of its Revolutionary War heroes

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Revolutionary-era muskets being fired sounded like the boom of a cannon. Some of the people who had turned out to the Dunbarton Town Common covered their ears, while members of the New Hampshire Society Sons of the American Revolution reloaded, aimed and fired another volley into the sky. More than 20 people gathered on General John Stark Day yesterday to honor the general and his son Caleb, both of whom fought in the Revolutionary War. John Stark is famous for writing the words, “Live free or die,” which eventually became the state motto. He commanded New Hampshire regiments in that war and fought in …

Man in 2012 police standoff seeks new trial on abuse charges

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A man who initiated a police standoff three years ago in Concord after allegedly threatening to kill his girlfriend, and who was later convicted of abusing her at an earlier date, has requested a new trial on the abuse charge, claiming that his lawyer failed to fully defend him. Marc Mallard, 33, alleges that Ted Barnes should have tried to stop a Merrimack …

Teen in custody case wants contact with mom

Monday, April 27, 2015

A 19-year-old woman back in the United States after fleeing with her mother and stepfather a decade ago in a custody case is begging a judge to allow contact with her mother, who faces trial next month, and calls her stepfather “the only man I consider to be my dad.” In her legal …

Letter: Downtown kindness

Sunday, April 26, 2015

I am in downtown Concord regularly. I just wanted to let everyone know about the wonderful experiences I’ve had with the workers that are transforming Main Street. I have seen them literally run to help a woman in a wheelchair cross the street and on to her destination. …

Editorial: Downtown must find its magic mix

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Renovating Concord’s Main Street is only the first step toward creating a truly thriving downtown in New Hampshire’s capital city. The city and its business owners must also take a long, hard look at the mix of retail offerings in the downtown core. What kind of shops and …

For Concord High’s Kharel, Gates Scholarship ‘proudest moment of my life’

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ashish Kharel, a Bhutanese senior at Concord High School, prefaced what he was about to say with a smile. “I mean, over 50,000 people? I didn’t know it was possible,” he said. “I have way more options now …

Police push to educate drivers on new hands-free law

Saturday, April 25, 2015

State and local law enforcement have begun distributing fliers during traffic stops in a final push to educate drivers ahead of the July 1 launch of New Hampshire’s hands-free law. The state has already set up 48 electronic messaging boards along highways and other major traffic arteries warning …

After probe, Lakeview rehab center gets new leadership

Friday, April 24, 2015

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 the appointment of a new executive director for its facility. Additionally, New Hampshire’s education commissioner recently ordered the special education …

Canadian court to extradite 2 to New Hampshire in ‘88 deaths

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Supreme Court of Canada has ordered the extradition of two men to New Hampshire to face murder charges in the deaths of two women nearly 27 years ago. The ruling followed a hearing Thursday on Anthony Barnaby …

Mistrial in case of sex assault defendant who shot himself

Friday, April 24, 2015

A judge declared a mistrial in the case of a man who shot himself yesterday in the courthouse parking lot while awaiting a jury’s verdict on charges he sexually assaulted a piano student more than a decade ago. Authorities said 75-year-old John Goodwin, a longtime piano instructor in …

Concord running out of time to pitch downtown alternative for new courthouse

Saturday, April 25, 2015

After decades of talk and delay, hope for a new county courthouse in Concord is finally burning bright. Both the governor and the House have thrown support behind the project, and the Senate is expected to do the same when it votes on a capital budget later this …

Concord TV plans to video series with potential 2016 presidential candidates

Friday, April 24, 2015

The video clip is still uncut and unedited, but the face looming large in the camera is immediately recognizable. It’s Donald Trump, staring into the lens of a ConcordTV camera. Off the screen, someone poses the prompt: “Please look directly into the camera and tell the people of …

Fatal accident at Exit 16 off-ramp in Concord under investigation

Friday, April 24, 2015

The state police are investigating a fatal car crash that occurred yesterday afternoon along Exit 16 on Interstate 93 in Concord. Emergency responders arrived just after 1:45 p.m. and, using the jaws of life, pried their way to …