Update: ‘It’s a big loss’ – Massive early-morning fire destroys Boscawen sawmill

06-24-2024 10:24 AM

Joe Colby was jolted awake in the middle of the night by a nearby lightning strike and the crack of thunder. It sounded so close that he got out of bed and trudged across Route 4 in the dark to check on his sawmill.Nothing seemed amiss, so he went...

Granite Geek: The invasive browntail moth is back in NH! (Wait – back?!?)

06-24-2024 1:07 PM

There’s a surprising backstory to the latest nasty invasive insect to arrive in New Hampshire, the browntail moth:We already eradicated it once. But we can’t do it again. At least, we can’t do it again in the same way.The browntail moth has just been...

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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: Quock Walker and the early struggle against slavery in New England
06-24-2024 9:33 AM

Jonathan P. Baird lives in Wilmot. Probably there is no more famous novel in American literature than Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” So it is an event that there is an audacious new novel, “James” by Percival Everett, that recreates...

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Three gubernatorial candidates gather for forum
06-20-2024 4:32 PM

The candidates vying to replace Chris Sununu in the governor’s seat don’t agree on much. Democrat Cinde Warmington thinks that renewable energy is the future, while Republican Chuck Morse thinks that it puts a chokehold on New Hampshire’s...


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From the farm: Summer is the time for cow shopping
06-22-2024 8:00 AM

Summer is a morning symphony of chirping birds, pink sunrises, sandals on the beach, and warm sunsets. It’s a magical time filled with baby birds learning to fly and green beans sprouting in the garden. And it’s an excellent time to go shopping, cow...


Obit photo for Eunice H. Burdette Eunice H. Burdette

Boscawen , NH - Eunice H. Burdette, 96, formerly from Winter Haven, FL, and Concord, passed away peacefully on June 11, 2024, with her daughter holding her hand after a short illness. Born in St. Johnsbury, VT, on July 13, 1927, to Wil... remainder of obit for Eunice H. Burdette

Obit photo for Denise Sanel Denise Sanel

Bow, NH - METAMORA, INDIANA/BOW, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Denise Ann Sanel, (75) went to Heaven to be with the Lord on June 12, 2024. "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord" 2 Corinthians 5:8. Denise was born on November ... remainder of obit for Denise Sanel

Obit photo for Marilyn F. Tripp Marilyn F. Tripp

Epsom, NH - Marilyn F. (Tilden) Tripp, of Epsom, passed away on February 12, 2024 in Concord, New Hampshire. She is the daughter of the late Harold and Marjorie Tilden and wife of the late Warren R. Tripp. She is survived by her son, da... remainder of obit for Marilyn F. Tripp

Obit photo for Melvin Witham Melvin Witham

Pittsfield, NH - Melvin Asa Witham, 68, of Pittsfield, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2024, at Concord Hospital. He was born in Exeter November 11, 1955 and was the son of the late Robert and Gladys (Libby) Witham. Mel attended North... remainder of obit for Melvin Witham


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