A mother, a sister and her fight for a better life

02-24-2024 10:00 AM

She sat in a room below a shrine of flags, medals and framed photos in honor of her son, next to the young daughter of her late sister.The conversation shifted, moving from the death of Heather Demello’s son, Dustin Hall, a 21-year-old member of the...


One last plea to save historic home: Norris House on Main Street due to be torn down soon

02-24-2024 8:34 PM

With no obvious savior in sight, the historic green mansion between Concord Co-op and Bank of NH Stage on Main Street faces a demolition deadline even as a long-standing effort to save a historic brick building a few hundred yards away continues to...


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Sports


Girls’ basketball: Concord beats Dover on Senior Night to keep playoff hopes alive
02-24-2024 9:30 AM

CONCORD – Friday night was a whirl of emotions in the Concord High School gymnasium.It was Senior Night, it was head coach Rob Darrell’s final game coaching in the gym and the Crimson Tide needed to beat Dover (11-7) to keep its playoff hopes...

Opinion


Opinion: Our memories enrich our everyday activities
02-25-2024 8:00 AM

Parker Potter is a former archaeologist and historian, and a retired lawyer. He is currently a semi-professional dog walker who lives and works in Contoocook. When I take my daily walk around Contoocook I will often see, hear, or even smell something...

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Politics


Trump says his criminal indictments boosted his appeal to Black voters
02-24-2024 12:47 PM

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Former President Donald Trump claimed Friday that his four criminal indictments have boosted his support among Black Americans because they see him as a victim of discrimination, comparing his legal jeopardy to the historic legacy of...

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Take Me Outside: Eastern coyotes – scary neighbors or important managers?
02-25-2024 6:00 AM

A few weeks ago my friend, fellow Monitor columnist and local farmer, Carole Soule shared a story about coyotes on her farm. Though I’m not a commercial farmer, I sympathize with the angst Carole felt about sharing her farm with canine predators. I...

Obituaries

Obit photo for Annettte Marie Goddard Annettte Marie Goddard

Concord, NH - Annette Marie Goddard, 82, of Concord, NH, passed away peacefully on February 21, 2024 at the Granite VNA Hospice House in Concord, NH. She was born September 7, 1941 in C... remainder of obit for Annettte Marie Goddard

Obit photo for Barry Lee Searl Barry Lee Searl

Franklin, NH - Barry Searl passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024 at home with his family by his side and on his 73rd birthday. He was born on February 16, 1951 in Springfield, VT to his ... remainder of obit for Barry Lee Searl

Obit photo for Sandra J. Harper Sandra J. Harper

Canterbury, NH - For the second time in just a month this family was shattered by the loss of their mother after just losing their father in January. Sandra J. Harper age 86, passed away pe... remainder of obit for Sandra J. Harper

Obit photo for Candace K. Schaefer Candace K. Schaefer

Loudon, NH - Candace K. (Cunha) Schaefer received her wings on February 22, 2024 following her 7-year battle with cancer. Candi was born in New Bedford, MA on October 11th, 1985, then her f... remainder of obit for Candace K. Schaefer

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