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Pam Jansury, the children's librarian at the Gilmanton Year Round Library, stands in front of a banner that children made in support of the library.
(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

Gilmanton voters at odds over money for year-round library

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hanging above the children’s section at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library was a banner, strung together with Scotch tape and decorated with bright colors. “KEEP OUR LIBRARY OPEN,” it reads. The sign is dotted with the signatures of its artists – a crayon petition. “They can’t even imagine that there wouldn’t be this for the community,” children’s librarian Pam Jansury said, …

Downtown: Concord Homeless Resource Center plans move to North Main Street

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Martin Murray can’t seem to catch a break. Murray, 55, has applied for more than 400 jobs since he lost his sales position in 2013, to no avail. He wakes up every morning in the basement shelter at South Congregational Church in Concord to call the McKenna House, looking for a place to …

February misses record cold in Concord by 0.1 degrees

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Last month will go down as the second-coldest February in Concord’s recorded history. If not for the sunny afternoon Saturday, it could have been the absolute coldest. A group of meteorologists for the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine, were closely watching the thermometer Saturday between 2 and 3 p.m. as it hovered …

Four candidates compete for two seats on the Bow Board of Selectmen

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

With Chairwoman Jill Hadaway stepping down from the Bow Board of Selectmen this year, the board will have at least one new member come March. There are two seats up for grabs, one of which is currently filled by longtime Selectman Eric Anderson. Anderson, who is seeking his …

Nonprofit looks to give new life to another South Main Street building

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A nonprofit associated with Concord Housing and Redevelopment has purchased an office building at 48 S. Main St. Concord Housing Development Corporation paid $242,000 for the roughly 3,000-square-foot building, located next to the Capitol Center for the Arts. …

Pembroke’s $25M school budget gets widespread backing

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

For the first time in several years, the Pembroke School District’s budget received the approval of the municipal budget committee, school board Chairman Tom Serafin said. The school district meeting March 7, including 10 warrant articles and a $25 million budget, lacks controversy and could be in and …

Belmont family displaced after mobile home burns

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A Belmont family is safe but homeless after a fire tore through their mobile home last night at 58 Perkins Rd. Firefighters responded shortly before 9 p.m. and were able to contain the damage to the rear of …

House panel supports two bills calling for constitutional convention

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The House Committee on State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs had the first chance to review four bills addressing calls for a new constitutional convention – supporting two and deeming the other two “inexpedient to legislate.” These calls for a convention are done in accordance with Article V of …

Partial roof collapse at apartment complex in Hooksett, 60 evacuated

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

About 60 people were evacuated after the roof at an apartment complex in Hooksett partially collapsed due to heavy snow, firefighters said. The collapse happened at the complex shortly after 4 a.m. yesterday. No injuries have been reported. Fire Chief Mike Williams told WMUR one of the main …

Lawmakers work to tackle high workers’ comp costs

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

If a worker in New Hampshire gets hurt on the job, an anesthetic injection can cost $763 under a workers’ compensation claim, compared with $298 for non-work related injuries. Surgical treatment for tendinitis in the shoulder costs about $2,200 if the injury happened at work, compared with $768 …

Hassan calls for clean Homeland Security funding bill

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan yesterday called on Congress to pass a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security that does not include efforts to overturn the president’s executive actions on immigration. Hassan’s comments came after a weekend in …

Historically cold February in Concord doesn’t trigger spike in heating help

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

More than 80 years have passed since February in Concord was this cold. If the month has a freezing finish, it could go down as the coldest in the city’s history. February’s average daily temperature through Sunday was …

At Manchester book signing, Rubio greeted with questions, praise

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Titus Plomaritis was among the first in line to meet U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio at a book signing in Manchester last night. But the Pelham resident wasn’t just there to ask the Florida senator to sign a copy …