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Linda Sims, a retired nurse in Concord that contributed to an international program that provides hand made scarves for the Boston Marathon finishers, sits for a portrait at her home on Wednesday, April 18, 2014. Sims also helped get other volunteers for the project. 

(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

Boston Marathon: Concord woman knits scarves ‘with love’

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Linda Sims of Concord won’t be at the finish line tomorrow in Boston, but she’ll wrap herself around a runner with all the love she’s got. Sims, a retired nurse, knitted a scarf and mailed it earlier this month, part of an international program to provide 35,000 scarves, one for each finisher, at tomorrow’s Boston Marathon. She’s a member of … 0

Boston Marathon: A year later, finish line is in sight

Sunday, April 20, 2014

‘Of course,” Emilee Hoover of Franklin answered, when asked whether she was returning to Boston for her second marathon there. “But I haven’t really thought of the impact it will have.” Last year, the 33-year-old Fidelity analyst ran with a friend, reaching the bottom of Heartbreak Hill before finally looking at her cell … 0

BOSTON MARATHON: A father-son experience

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Brian Collins, who works in the mental health field and lives in Canterbury, crossed the finish line 40 minutes before last year’s explosions. “We did not know it was a bomb until we got to our car and the emails and texts were pouring in,” Collins said. “We didn’t understand what was going … 0

N.H. students acknowledge danger of ‘polar plunge’; search for missing man put on hold

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The search for Aaron Hoyt, a Northfield man who went missing after he apparently jumped into the Smith River in Bristol on Monday night, was put on hold yesterday after rising water levels created dangerous working conditions. Hoyt, … 0

Penacook woman airlifted after I-93 crash

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Annie Demirel, 62, of Penacook was airlifted to Tufts Medical Center in Boston yesterday after a rollover on Interstate 93 in Londonderry. According to the state police, Demirel was traveling northbound in a 2007 Nissan Sentra about 10 a.m. when she drifted to the right side of the … 1

Bill seeks New Hampshire paint disposal program

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The price of a gallon of paint could rise 75 cents to support a paint recycling and disposal program in New Hampshire, but it would give consumers a way to empty garages and basements of old paint cans, witnesses told a Senate committee yesterday. Most testified in support … 2

N.H. Senate panel takes up medical registry bill

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Other states are eager to follow New Hampshire’s lead in monitoring medical technicians like the one who stole drugs from Exeter Hospital and infected patients with hepatitis C, but the state can still do more to prevent future problems, according to a lawmaker who is planning additional legislation. … 0

Homeless woman enters apartment, falls asleep

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The police in Manchester said a woman rocking her baby to sleep was startled when a woman she didn’t know walked into her home, sat in a rocking chair and fell asleep. Stephanie Razor said the woman entered her apartment about 3 a.m. Tuesday as she was rocking … 0

Heavy New England flooding leaves at least 1 dead

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Heavy flooding throughout northern New England was blamed for at least one fatality as officials yesterday urged residents in all three states to avoid water-covered roadways and watch out for overflowing rivers. The Maine Warden Service said 74-year-old Paul Oliver of Caswell, Maine, was swept down a flooded … 0

PHOTO: Father and son at the Merrimack Valley Railroad Station in Northfield

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

James Kramer and his son, Hayzen Creedence, 5, peek outside one of the cars at the Merrimack Valley Railroad Station in Northfield on a pretend trip to Manchester on Tuesday evening,. Kramer and his son were walking from … 0

Havenstein takes aim at Hassan during N.H. gubernatorial announcement

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Republican Walt Havenstein kicked off his gubernatorial campaign this morning by introducing himself as an experienced businessman who can end years of economic stagnation under Democratic governors. “We have squandered an entire decade and we’re falling behind,” Havenstein … 4

Monitor Minute: April 16, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Monitor Minute Episode 143: April 16, 2014. The Monitor Minute is a daily rundown of today’s top stories. Brought to you by the Concord Monitor. … 0

Concord City Council to vote on buying New Hampshire Employment Security building

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Without a developer to take over the New Hampshire Employment Security site this spring, Concord has stepped closer to snatching up the property itself. In a nonpublic session Monday, the city council decided to hear feedback from the … 1