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Steve Leone named editor of the ‘Monitor’

Steve Leone, a veteran community journalist from Peterborough, has been named editor of the Concord Monitor.

Leone, who is 38, comes to the Monitor from the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, a twice-weekly newspaper owned by Newspapers of New England, the Monitor’s parent company. He became editor of the Ledger-Transcript eight days before the ice storm of 2008 knocked out power for several days.

For the last two months, Leone has worked as acting city editor of the Monitor.

Aaron Julien, president of Newspapers of New England, announced Leone’s hiring at the Monitor.

“It became clear from the work he’s done at the Monitor since February, and from his years in Peterborough, that he is the person for the job,” Julien said. “He’s excited about what he can do at the Monitor. He’s got great ideas, and that energy and vision are exactly what we want.”

Mike Pride, the longtime former editor who returned to the Monitor in February on an interim basis, added: “Steve is a true community journalist. He brings the talent and experience to guide the Monitor through the challenges ahead.”

After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Rhode Island in 1997, Leone worked at papers in Newport, R.I., Lynchburg, Va., and Portland, Maine. He then settled for eight years at the Press Democrat, a large daily in Santa Rosa, Calif., where he helped run the nightly news operation.

At the Ledger-Transcript in Peterborough, Leone led the news coverage, designed pages, wrote editorials, took out the recycling – “did everything,” as he put it.

Leone spent his early years in Italy and speaks Italian. He moved to the United States at the age of 4 and grew up wanting to be the Red Sox second baseman. When he realized he couldn’t make the throw from deep in the hole, he gave up that dream and began to write about sports, launching his career in the sports department of the Newport Daily News.

He lives in Peterborough with his wife, Kelly, who works at Fidelity Investments in Merrimack, and their children, Sofia, 8, and Alex, 6.

He took up skiing with his family this past winter. This summer, the family hopes to begin hiking the state’s 48 4,000-foot peaks.

The Leones plan to move to Concord soon.

Where was "The Transcript" reporter last summer? on July 10th '13 when The G&C held their meeting at Town Hall there. You'd think that the show-of force by the COPS was for some President with all his entourage rather than to see if I was to do that Article 90 citizen's arrest upon Hassan for her RSA Ch. 643:1 "refrain" of "Official Oppression" of corruption, from signing her Article 84 oath that she still has yet to do, as per my e-mail to the COPs to DO their job of law en-FORCE-ment by RSA Ch. 594:14 service of process or else!. Hopefully this newspaper will print the results from this of per the Ed Brown v. Maggie Hassan case #______ at the Merrimack County Superior Court for having FAILed to DO her Article 51 duty to Section 2 of the 14th Amendment! Ray Burton back then (as 2nd-ed by A.G. Joe Foster for his opinion) of calling her verbal oath by the "viz." that of "sufficient", but is it? Judge ______ to decide that only a de-jur officer can do the job as described in the constitution! Let's hope that Steve Leone leads the local reporters for the "news coverage" in the RIGHT direction this time! (;-) and it be covered completely as to "monitor" meaning of to warn or alert us, of in THIS case of Hassan "to be" served any day now, of finally a newspaper to print after-the fact of what should NOT have been in the prior cover-up!

We can only hope that the new blood will change the deep progressive liberal socialist democrat bent of this rag.

No new columns, no new letters, no new editorials, no new national news..4 new local stories....but lots of news about Monitor staff...What is this..a company newsletter now?

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