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Chief Warrant Officer 4 George Munson III shakes the hand of Chief Warrant Officer 5 Joe Ducey (far right) as he gets a standing ovation from the Detachment 18 crew members. The New Hampshire Army National Guard hosted a deployment ceremony for Detachment 18, Operational Support Airlift on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Army Aviation Support Facility on Regional Drive in Concord. 
(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

Ray Duckler: The guard is on the move again. Anyone listening?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

If you want to upset Brig. Gen. Craig Bennett, disrespect the men and women under his command in the New Hampshire Army National Guard. Go ahead, raise your eyebrows in shock upon hearing the Guard is still needed in the Middle East. Go ahead, wonder aloud why these volunteers continue to sacrifice, while we work and play and spend time …

Marilinda Garcia stumps at the Barley House in Concord

Thursday, October 30, 2014

State Rep. Marilinda Garcia met some new faces last night at the Barley House in Concord, where she hosted a town hall meeting, taking questions from the crowd through Merrimack County GOP Chairman Bryan Gould. Garcia, the Republican running for the 2nd Congressional District seat, positioned herself as a moderate in style and …

Executive Council approves $4 million bond to get Berlin wind project off the ground

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The state’s fourth wind farm got the go-ahead yesterday as the Executive Council approved a $4 million bond to help finance the Berlin project, despite hearing an hour of public testimony that focused largely on concern surrounding industrial wind power. Jericho Power LLC plans to erect five turbines atop Jericho Mountain for a 14-megawatt project. The city of Berlin has already approved the …

Allenstown Boys & Girls Club partnering with senior center for new facility

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A $2 million proposed recreation center in Allenstown received a $500,000 federal grant this month and will be applying for another to incorporate a senior center into the Whitten Street Park project.  The grant follows a $700,000 tax credit the project received this past summer from the Community …

Kuster, Garcia debate with one week left to Election Day

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The candidates in New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District race have criticized each other since the very night of the primary, and both stuck to their tried and tested jabs during the final televised debate before Tuesday’s election. Incumbent …

Georgevits, Reardon vie for Concord’s seat on the Merrimack County Board of Commissioners

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The race for the Merrimack County Board of Commissioners may be at the bottom of the ticket in Concord on Election Day, but outgoing member Liz Blanchard of Penacook still wants voters to pay attention. “We do have …

Brown under water in N.H., but Shaheen could sink

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

If there’s one person in New Hampshire less popular than President Obama, it’s Republican Scott Brown. But that might not matter as the former Massachusetts senator tries to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in his new home …

New Hampshire Supreme Court committee to hold hearing on rule changes

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The New Hampshire Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules will hold a public hearing Dec. 12 about several proposed changes. The changes include amending the state’s Rules of Professional Conduct with recent recommendations from the American Bar Association, and precluding the attorney discipline office and professional conduct committee …

Man sentenced to 5 years in Bedford home invasion

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A man who pleaded guilty to being an accomplice in a 2012 violent home invasion in Bedford has been sentenced to five years in prison. WMUR reported that Nathan Lamontagne appeared in court yesterday. Prosecutors said Lamontagne drove another man, Charles Normil, to an empty home chosen at …

N.H. DOT to hold meeting to improve bus, rail service

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting next month to seek input on a set of transportation alternatives to improve bus and rail service between Concord and Boston. The Nov. 20 meeting will be held at Nashua Public Library from 7 to 8:30 p.m. …

Challengers for Odell’s N.H. Senate seat spar over minimum wage, future of key district

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Linda Tanner and Jerry Little each pride themselves on lasting careers built around respect and the utmost professionalism; Little in the banking sector and Tanner as a health and physical education teacher. But last week, as the two …

N.H. campaign signs blossom in legal gray area

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Political signs are seemingly everywhere in Concord, where they straddle the Interstate 93 on-ramps on South Main Street and line a stretch of Loudon Road near Exit 14. It is open season on the signs that, like fall …

Democrats, Republicans push get-out-the-vote efforts across N.H.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

As polls continue to show close races a week out from Election Day, both Democrats and Republicans are launching get-out-the-vote efforts to rally their constituents. U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen kicked off a tour Saturday alongside Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren. The tour will run up until Election Day …