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Faculty, admin at odds over reason for NHTI cuts

Saturday, August 2, 2014

NHTI faculty and top officials are at odds over the recent move to cut 14 teaching positions. The Concord-based community college announced an expected $3 million budget shortfall and savings plan this week, less than a month before the school year begins. Eight faculty members met Wednesday afternoon to discuss their concerns with what they say is a top-heavy administration that continues to add positions while the burden to cut … 0

New law to ban handheld devices while driving

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Motorists traveling through New Hampshire are seeing electronic highway signs warning them about distracted driving – the first messages in what will become a full-blown public awareness campaign about a law that bans the use of all handheld electronic devices while driving. The bulk of the distracted driving law takes effect next July 1, but a provision requiring the public be educated is … 0

PHOTOS: Basketball on West Street

Saturday, August 2, 2014

C ousins Hayden Kelly, 7, and Caleb Houghtaling, 8, shoot hoops at the West Street play lot Tuesday night. The two were at the playground with Hayden’s mother, Cassie Kelly, who was visiting from Shrewsbury, Mass., for the week. When the boys were informed that local basketball legend Matt Bonner used to play … 0

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

Gorham man held on $1M in teen’s kidnapping

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A Gorham man charged with kidnapping a teenage girl nine months ago was ordered held on $1 million bail yesterday as the 15-year-old watched from the front row of the courtroom. Abigail Hernandez disappeared after leaving her high … 0

Man sentenced, tried to smuggle drug into jail

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A man charged with providing heroin that resulted in a man’s overdose death in February has pleaded guilty to trying to smuggle a prescription narcotic into the Belknap County jail. Jonathan Woodbury has been sentenced to at least 18 months in prison after saying he stole a bottle … 0

Main Street meeting will be held tonight

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Concord City Council will hold a special meeting tonight to vote on several resolutions related to the Main Street project. If all of the resolutions on the agenda are approved, the city will move forward with a $10.95 million redesign of the downtown corridor. The council needs … 0

Defense in William Edic trial accuse investigator of shoddy police work

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Testimony in the William Edic trial ended yesterday, with the lead investigator coming under fire by a defense attorney for what he portrayed as shoddy police work in the hours after the July 26, 2010, assault that Edic is accused of helping commit. The witness, state police Sgt. … 0

Committee kicks off fundraising effort for John Winant memorial

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

With donations from the U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom and St. Paul’s School in hand, a committee dedicated to creating a memorial for former governor John Gilbert Winant is $60,000 closer to its $150,000 fundraising goal. Rep. … 0