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Isaniya Rai whispers in her father's ear at their new apartment. Isaniya was wondering when her mother was coming back from the doctor's appointment.


(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

Ray Duckler: What a long, strange trip it’s been

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Bom Bahadur Rai and his family, Bhutanese refugees searching for a home, pushed through the glass doors at 11:15 a.m., the last passengers off the plane. They moved in a single file, a father, a mother, a son, a daughter, all expressionless, the low hum and squeak of a nearby luggage carousel breaking the silence. The trip, from Kathmandu to …

“Franklin for a Lifetime” conference looks to address challenges, opportunities in the city

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Dinner will start at 6 p.m., followed by storytelling, an evening not all that different from a Sunday family meal. The difference, however, is this is a community event with a substantial goal at the end: to address challenges and opportunities related to an aging population in the city of Franklin. “Franklin for a Lifetime” is a three-day conference that kicks off Thursday, …

Warner museum participates in Maple Weekend with tastings and storytelling

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Today, boiling about 40 gallons of sap yields a single gallon of maple syrup. But, according to a Native American legend, it wasn’t always such a process to produce maple syrup. At the beginning of time – creation – syrup flowed directly from the trees, Lynn Clark, executive director of the Mt. Kearsarge …

Downtown Concord's construction schedule

Monday, March 23, 2015

Construction on the Main Street project has begun. Here’s a recap of the schedule: The first three weeks will be more utility work on North Main Street, similar to the construction last fall. While crews will be working …

Members of House Finance Committee reverse course on Medicaid cuts

Monday, March 23, 2015

After voting last week to eliminate coverage for “optional” Medicaid services – not mandated by the federal government but still critical for many residents living with injury or disabilities – state representatives reversed course yesterday afternoon, opting to maintain funding after all. State representatives from the House Finance …

Eversource, wildlife agencies, to announce major conservation partnership in New Hampshire

Monday, March 23, 2015

Eversource Energy and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation are set to announce a partnership that will help manage and preserve three separate areas of New Hampshire. The sides will announce the public-private partnership Thursday morning in Londonderry. The multimillion-dollar deal targets preservation of habitats for trout, rabbits …

Time to renew your dog license

Monday, March 23, 2015

As required by state law, Concord dog owners can apply for or renew their dog licenses next month. On April 1, the city clerk’s office in Concord will begin its annual dog licensing season. The licenses are effective from May 1 to April 30 of the subsequent year. …

Too late to discipline lawmaker after abortion comments

Monday, March 23, 2015

A New Hampshire legislator won’t face discipline for comments he made linking abortion to an effort by a group of fourth-graders to have the state name an official raptor, an official said yesterday. House of Representatives Clerk Paul Smith said that any discipline of Rep. Warren Groen would …

N.H. House budget writers approve cuts to Hassan’s $11.5B plan

Monday, March 23, 2015

House budget writers began approving a budget bill yesterday that eliminates Medicaid expansion, substantially changes school funding and does not give state employees a raise they recently negotiated with the governor’s office. The House Finance Committee will continue voting on changes to Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan’s budget today …

Concord Main Street construction schedule set

Monday, March 23, 2015

Construction on the Main Street project will begin tomorrow morning. Here’s the schedule: The first three weeks will be more utility work on North Main Street, similar to the construction last fall. While crews will be working in the road, traffic will continue in both directions. Most parking …

Fast-growing church comes to Concord, welcoming all walks

Sunday, March 22, 2015

One of the fastest-growing churches in America opened in Concord yesterday, not with a service, but with an “experience.” Founder and Lead Pastor Josh Gagnon said Next Level Church’s fifth location, at Mill Brook School on South Curtisville …

Sex assault, drinking push colleges to moment of reckoning

Sunday, March 22, 2015

On college campuses nationwide, the intertwined problems of sexual assault and alcohol are under intense scrutiny as students increasingly speak up and the federal government cracks down. Pushed to a collective moment of reckoning, colleges and universities are …

Proposed Health and Human Services cuts create uncertainty across N.H.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Today, members the House Finance Committee – the ones tasked with reviewing Gov. Maggie Hassan’s budget proposal – will meet to go over the plans they’ve come up with for their own version of the state’s financial roadmap for the next two years. For the last week, the …