‘Don’t fall behind’ - Taking and selling properties left to local discretion

06-14-2024 2:11 PM

Days before the city of Concord was set to sell his house, Jeffrey Cyr made a budget to spend his life savings.His son had taken out a loan for $16,800 to save his father’s house from the auction block. In return, Cyr agreed to pay him back in $400...

Planning the end: Remembering Barbara Filion's joy in life's simple pleasures

06-14-2024 2:24 PM

Barbara Filion’s celebration of life unfolded just as she would have wished.The grass remained damp from the earlier downpour but the sun’s rays filtered through the canopy of trees, casting golden hues upon the ground at Newcastle Commons,...

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Monitor Sports recognizes Spring 2024 Players of the Season
06-14-2024 9:07 AM

From top-tier pitching and hitting to prolific scoring, stout defense and incredible athleticism, the Spring 2024 season saw numerous standout student-athletes in the Concord area.Here are the Monitor’s Players of the Season:BaseballAnthony Paolicelli...


Opinion: How I’m celebrating Father’s Day this year
06-15-2024 7:00 AM

Brinkley Brown of Concord is a Peace Corps Volunteer currently serving as an English teacher in Rwanda. Years ago, my dad wrote a story for the Monitor about Father’s Day. He said that while this day usually means kids honoring their dads, it’s also...

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Updated: House torches legal recreational marijuana bill by narrow five-vote margin after Senate approval
06-13-2024 2:47 PM

New Hampshire’s bill to legalize marijuana got a breath of fresh air after receiving Senate approval, only to be tabled by the House by a five-vote margin, halting its progress towards the Gov. Chris Sununu’s desk this year.Rep. Jared Sullivan said he...


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Take Me Outside: Golly, it’s a gall
06-15-2024 8:01 AM

A friend sent me a text message recently in which she asked, “Any idea what these are?” An attached photo showed some round, white, pompom-like objects.I knew the objects were galls but to identify the specific kind, I needed to do a bit of...


Obit photo for Perley Herbert Morse Perley Herbert Morse

Perley Herbert (Pete) Morse Longmont, CO - Cpl. Perley H Morse Jr. passed away peacefully at home September 24th 2023 in Longmont Colorado after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Staten Island, New York on August 27th, 1946 to Pe... remainder of obit for Perley Herbert Morse

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Bow, NH - Christopher Scott was born on August 26, 1942 in Peterborough, NH and passed away on June 6, 2024 in Boscawen, NH after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. Christopher grew up in Weston, MA, attended Belmont Hill School... remainder of obit for Christopher Scott

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Andover, NH - The Rev Arthur C Urie of Andover, NH passed away on May 29, 2024. He was born August 6, 1943, son of Leslie & Isabel (Anderson) Urie. He and his three brothers and one sister were raised on a dairy farm in South Albany... remainder of obit for Arthur Urie

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Laura S Thompson Keene, NH - The force of life that was Laura Susan Thompson, 65, passed away on May 12, 2024, after a brief battle with cancer. She passed in very much the same way that she lived her life, on her own terms and with her ... remainder of obit for Laura S. Thompson


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