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The largest arcade in the world marches on

05-25-2024 9:04 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Classic arcade games, pinball, bowling, birthday parties, skee ball, mini golf. You name it, Funspot has it.Located in Weirs Beach in Laconia, it was recognized as the world’s largest arcade by Guinness World Records in 2008. The 60,000-square foot...


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From classroom to creek: Two Pembroke Academy students wade into streams of Bear Brook State Park

05-25-2024 9:03 AM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

Pembroke Academy biology teacher Gregg Whitmore’s license plate reads “-TROUT”, an ode to the amount of time he spends in rivers as both an avid fly fisherman and researcher. On an overcast morning last Saturday, Whitmore was knee-deep in Lower Bear...


Judge says $475,000 award in New Hampshire youth center abuse case would be ‘miscarriage of justice’

05-24-2024 5:59 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

The judge who oversaw a landmark trial over abuse at New Hampshire’s youth detention center says capping the verdict at $475,000 as the state proposes would be an “unconscionable miscarriage of justice.”In a lengthy order, Judge Andrew Schulman...


“It’s a miracle” – Family to attend funeral of missing World War II soldier from Northwood

05-24-2024 2:35 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

From Tunisia, during World War II, Richard Hammond wrote a letter home to Northwood, New Hampshire. He was a young soldier in his 20s serving in the war and his sister was about to have a baby at home.“Has Barbara had the baby yet,” he wrote to his...


Jesse James Sullivan indicted on charges accusing him of murdering his half-brother Zackary Sullivan

05-24-2024 2:06 PM

A 32-year-old Concord man has been indicted on first-degree murder charges in the fatal shooting of his 19-year-old half-brother earlier this year, the New Hampshire Attorney General announced.Jesse James Sullivan is facing an alternate count of...


‘Book banning’ continues to leave parents, lawmakers divided

05-24-2024 12:49 PM

By CHLOE RATTEE

Bow resident Christopher Lins has never shied away from speaking his mind, which is why he agreed to lead the challenge last year of the book “Gender Queer: A Memoir.” Other parents asked him to be the face of the issue because of their fear of...


Forest Service closes roads due to storm damage

05-24-2024 12:00 PM

By TOM EASTMAN

The U.S. Forest Service has announced that due to washout damage from a heavy rain event on Dec. 23, 2023, several popular roads throughout the White Mountain National Forest are closed.According to public affairs specialist Colleen Mainville, the...


Three little piggies at a yoga class equals maximum happiness

05-23-2024 4:52 PM

By RODRIQUE NGOWI

Three little piggies went to a yoga class.Their human companions had a blast.Wilbur, Charlotte and Bluey fit right into a growing trend of yoga with animals, adding some fun to the usual physical and mental wellness exercises at a class in central...


Political consultant behind fake Biden robocalls faces $6 million fine, criminal charges

05-23-2024 4:52 PM

By HOLLY RAMER and ALI SWENSON

A political consultant who sent artificial intelligence-generated robocalls mimicking President Joe Biden’s voice to voters ahead of New Hampshire’s presidential primary faces a $6 million fine and more than two dozen criminal charges.The Federal...


Concord School District leaders stand by principal hiring despite past lawsuit

05-23-2024 4:50 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

The Concord School District is standing by its hiring process and selection of Kyle Repucci as the next principal of Broken Ground School after more details of a lawsuit accusing him of wrongful termination and his early departure from his post as...


Concord Housing and Redevelopment opens two-bedroom voucher waitlist, offers free swim lessons

05-23-2024 3:33 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Concord Housing and Redevelopment is reopening its waitlist for public housing vouchers for two-bedroom units. Once it receives 50 applicants, the list will close again.The waitlist has been on a start-stop basis for two years as a slim rental market...


Dennis Comeau sworn in as Bow’s fire chief

05-23-2024 3:07 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

After working his way up over the years, Dennis Comeau was set to be officially sworn in as the fire chief in Bow during a ceremony Thursday night.Comeau has been with the Bow Fire Department since 2019, starting out as a firefighter and then becoming...


Memorial Day 2024 parades and events in Concord and surrounding towns

05-23-2024 1:30 PM

The following list was created from entries from community members who submit content for our weekly Talk of the Towns. Please check your town website for updated information, or if your town is not listed.Allenstown; May 27; Memorial Day Mass; St....


N.H. legislators continue to ignore three-year-old school-funding recommendations

05-23-2024 11:00 AM

By KELLY BURCH

As decades of litigation centered on funding an adequate education for Granite State children linger on, New Hampshire lawmakers still have not addressed a potential solution outlined by a bipartisan commission they established over three years...


Former New Hampshire youth center leader defends tenure after damning trial testimony

05-22-2024 6:10 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

The former head of New Hampshire’s youth detention center is defending himself against claims that he either encouraged physical abuse or was ” willfully blind” to it during his nearly 40 years at the facility.Ron Adams didn’t testify during the...


Get there faster: If the I-95 bridge to Maine gets too crowded, you may be able to drive on the shoulder

05-22-2024 6:09 PM

Monitor staff

The next time you’re driving to Maine on I-95, you might be able to use the shoulder. New Hampshire and Maine are set to begin utilizing “dynamic part-time shoulder use” to help reduce congestion on approximately three miles of I-95, between Exit 5 in...


Internal emails reveal UNH administrators’ desire to quell pro-Palestine ‘encampment’ ahead of graduation

05-22-2024 5:58 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

A day before a pro-Palestine protest at the University of New Hampshire earlier this month, a staff member in the university’s Office of Student Life passed on to administrators that he got word of a “plan to engage in encampment,” according to an...


NH officials think 4.8 million people will visit the state this summer and spend $2.6 billion

05-22-2024 5:09 PM

The state estimates 4.8 million people will visit New Hampshire this summer, spending $2.6 billion, a 3% growth in visitation over last year. The Division of Travel and Tourism announced their prediction during the Tourism Summit at the Lakeport Opera...


Hopkinton’s Dawn-Mar Ranch provides healing with horses

05-22-2024 2:43 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

From the earliest days she can remember, Marcia Evans has been enchanted by horses.As a child, she dreamed of riding, but her father had a different vision for their family farm, focusing on cows for milking.Despite this, Marcia’s passion for riding...


Gardening writer Homeyer wins award

05-22-2024 12:08 PM

Garden writer Henry Homeyer was recently awarded the Fred E. Beane award by the directors of the New Hampshire Farm, Forest & Garden Expo in Deerfield, N.H. This award presented jointly with UNH Cooperative Extension and the Department of Agriculture,...


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