50th annual Market Days opens during heat wave

06-20-2024 1:26 PM

The 50th anniversary of Market Days kicked off Thursday in the middle of a heat wave, transforming downtown Concord into a sizzling celebration of summer, filled with the aroma of chicken on the grill for freshly made gyros, local artists and vendors...


Concord celebrates World Refugee Day with song and dance

06-20-2024 4:30 PM

A few things in the world can reliably bring different people together: Soccer, food, a nice sunset. Shakira. When the Colombian singer’s 2010 World Cup anthem, “Waka Waka,” came on, the jumble of kids swaying nervously on the gym floor threw up their...


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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...

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Opinion: Three reasons the 2024 presidential election is a sign of the times
06-19-2024 6:00 AM

A. J. Kierstead is a resident of Concord and the editor and host of The New England Take. The current collapse of political norms was inevitable. It is apparent the neolib/neocon movement, the lukewarm attempt at “centrism,” has imploded and the...

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06-19-2024 11:21 AM

When a person submits a comment on a proposed regulation in New Hampshire, it’s usually not clear what influence – if any – that feedback has on the final rule. That may change under a bill heading to the governor’s desk. Agencies already must create...

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Concord’s Market Days is a tradition of community pride and connection
06-20-2024 6:00 AM

Old Fashioned Bargain Days, fondly referred to by some as Old Fashioned Junk Days, originated in 1974 as an initiative by downtown merchants in Concord to clear out aging inventory. This sidewalk sale not only offered amazing deals, but it attracted...

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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

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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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Concord , NH - Robert Nelson Drew, 88, passed away May 6th at home surrounded by his abundant and loving family, after a long battle with cancer. A lifelong resident of Concord, NH, Bob enlisted in the Navy in 1953 at the age of 17 and ... remainder of obit for Robert Nelson Drew

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New London, NH - John W. Waterbury, 80, of Tracy Road, died Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at the Concord Hospital. He was born in Coral Gables, FL on October 21, 1943 the son of the late Cecil W. and Helen (Wiggin) Waterbury, but spent his ea... remainder of obit for John Waterbury

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