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Concord City Council gets iPads as city hall goes paperless

Sunday, April 26, 2015

City Clerk Janice Bonenfant’s granddaughter uses an iPad in her Concord classroom. She’s in first grade. Now, the Concord City Council is joining the ranks of such tech-saavy students. All 15 members and a handful of city staffers have brand-new iPads. It’s one step closer to Bonenfant’s ultimate goal: a paperless agenda system for city hall, which will launch in June. The electronic system will not only cut the number …

Local Nepalese anxiously await word from earthquake survivors

Sunday, April 26, 2015

In between ringing up customers at the Katmandu Bazaar on Loudon Road yesterday, Tsering Lam was anxiously checking Facebook. After a 7.8 magnitude earthquake and subsequent aftershocks devastated Nepal this weekend, the comments and messages from Lam’s friends and family still in the country were piling up. The massive quake leveled many buildings …

Ray Duckler: A great trip for the Greatest Generation

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Navy veteran blamed his tears on pollen. Pollen, Roger Hamel of Claremont said, caused his eyes to mist like the wind-blown spray from the memorial’s two fountains. Not the 1,000 gold stars, each representing 100 Americans killed during World War II, or the Boy Scouts and other tourists who stopped to thank …

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 …

Dunbarton police find stolen Ben & Jerry’s delivery car

Friday, April 24, 2015

A stolen Chevy Suburban used to deliver Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in Manchester has been found, reportedly unharmed, by the Dunbarton police. Sgt. Chris Remillard said he spotted the vehicle parked and empty off of Twist Hill Road, about a 15-minute drive from the Queen City. He …

Hillsboro-Deering High School baseball team extends involvement with Operation Hat Trick beyond the baseball field

Friday, April 24, 2015

The New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery was nearly silent mid-morning Saturday, but not for all of the visitors. “I still hear the rockets coming in, right here,” said Bob Williams, a Vietnam veteran, as he tapped his head …

Anti-Northern Pass video targets Concord

Friday, April 24, 2015

A new video produced by a Maine-based nonprofit warns of the possible impact of Northern Pass in Concord, but a spokeswoman for the transmission line said the clip is inaccurate. The new video is part of a series …

Emails show Hassan asked Sony CEO for campaign cash

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A fundraising pitch from Gov. Maggie Hassan’s campaign to the chief executive officer of Sony Entertainment is among the documents released in last year’s Sony hack that are now posted on Wikileaks. The emails show Hassan’s campaign asked Michael Lynton, the Sony executive, for a $7,000 campaign donation …

Official: ‘Downtown treasure hunt’ not sanctioned by the state

Thursday, April 23, 2015

On Monday, the Monitor printed two front-page photographs of a man who unearthed a rare U.S. coin while metal detecting Sunday on the New Hampshire Hospital campus. Turns out, the find may not have been exactly legal. Private citizens are prohibited under New Hampshire law from treasure hunting …

State Supreme Court hears arguments on law linking voter registration to motor vehicle rules

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The New Hampshire Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in a case challenging language that would tie voter registration to motor vehicle laws. A law passed in 2012 sought to amend the state’s voter registration forms that required those registering to vote to also affirm, among other things, that: …

Bow resident who fled on foot Tuesday is wanted by the police

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Bow police are looking for Keenan Hibbard, 29, who fled from the police Tuesday night and is wanted on outstanding arrest warrants. The police arrived at 59 Knox Road in Bow on Tuesday night, the home of …