Hometown Hero: Hopkinton PE teacher Jordan Whitaker ran the Boston Marathon as support runner for para-athlete

05-17-2024 2:27 PM

Hopkinton physical education teacher Jordan Whitaker ran her third Boston Marathon last month – but her first as a support runner to a para-athlete. “It’s awesome to be able to be a part of that,” said Whitaker. “It’s nice to feel like you’re proud...

Despite using federally funded math coaches, Concord math scores show little improvement

05-19-2024 1:00 PM

It was supposed to be a yearlong effort to help blunt and ultimately reverse pandemic-related learning loss in math.Using relief funding from the federal government, the Concord School District pulled six expert math teachers from their classrooms in...

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Concord softball’s senior class reflects on a dominant four-year run
05-17-2024 11:38 PM

CONCORD — The Concord softball class of 2024 has basically known nothing but winning. They won the NHIAA Division I state championship last spring after finishing as runners-up the previous two seasons. Now 14-2 this year after a 1-0 walkoff win over...


Opinion: Technology and the human brain
05-18-2024 6:00 AM

Jean Stimmell, retired stone mason and psychotherapist, lives in Northwood and blogs at jeanstimmell.blogspot.com Is technology crushing human creativity? That was the question asked in the May 11 article in the Concord Monitor about a recent Apple...

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On the trail: Biden back to N.H. next week
05-17-2024 6:53 AM

President Joe Biden returns to New Hampshire next week for his second visit in two months to the only general election battleground state in New England.The president will hold an official White House event in Merrimack.Afterward, Democratic sources...


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From the farm: More cow psychology
05-19-2024 6:00 AM

Cattle, unlike dogs, horses, and donkeys, have their own unique language. They are not people, and as much as we might wish otherwise, they communicate in their distinct ways. To truly connect with them, you need to learn their intriguing lingo.Have...


Obit photo for Tracey T. Sweeney Tracey T. Sweeney

Pembroke, NH - Tracey T. Sweeney, Sr., 90, of Pembroke, NH passed Monday, May 13, 2024, at Concord Hospital. Born and raised in Brockton, Massachusetts, Tracey was the son of the late Joseph K. Sweeney and Ruby (Smith) Sweeney. He had b... remainder of obit for Tracey T. Sweeney

Obit photo for Crystal J. Cascadden Crystal J. Cascadden

Meredith, NH - Crystal J Cascadden of Meredith NH passed away Monday, May 13th 2024 after being unable to recover from mitral valve heart surgery. Crystal was born December 24th, 1961 in Wiesbaden, Germany to Elmer Eugene (Gene) and Jea... remainder of obit for Crystal J. Cascadden

Obit photo for Doris Jesseman Doris Jesseman

Hopkinton, NH - Doris Shover Jesseman, 93, formally a resident of Piermont NH and Hopkinton NH, passed away on May 13, 2024 at the Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen NH surrounded by her family. She was born on November 6, 1930 t... remainder of obit for Doris Jesseman

Obit photo for Mary Bradbury Mary Bradbury

Contoocook, NH - Mary Bradbury died peacefully on March 18, 2024 at the age of 95. Mary was born on July 16, 1928 in Greenwich Connecticut, daughter of Helen Beales (Cornelius) and James A.G. Beales. A long-time resident of Contoocook, ... remainder of obit for Mary Bradbury


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