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Despite weather forecast, Emergency Winter Shelter will not reopen for people experiencing homelessness

04-02-2024 6:00 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Despite a forecast for snow, heavy rain and high winds Wednesday night into Thursday, the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness will not reopen their emergency winter shelter for the night.The shelter, which is open from December through March, to...


In budget cut aftermath, Concord School Board takes — and dishes — criticism

04-02-2024 5:31 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Five Concord elementary school teachers were told last week they’d lose their positions at the end of this year.While the district budget approved by the Concord School Board for next year did not include outright teacher layoffs, the board knew these...


Bills to reduce waste imports won’t affect Turnkey and NCES landfills

04-02-2024 5:13 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Rochester is home to the largest landfill in New England, the Turnkey landfill, where more than half of the waste comes from out-of-state rather than from within New Hampshire.In 2023, the Turnkey landfill took in over 595,000 tons of out-of-state...


Sponsors of removed Flynn historical marker ask judge to reconsider

04-02-2024 5:09 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

The sponsors of the historical marker for Elizabeth Gurley Flynn have asked a judge to reconsider his ruling that they don’t have status to sue the state over removing the marker.Mary Lee Sargent and Arnie Alpert made the request of Merrimack County...


Concord School Board calls on lawmakers to increase state education funding

04-02-2024 5:07 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

Concord joined a growing number of school districts across the state Monday calling on lawmakers to increase state funding for education.The school board’s resolution, which passed unanimously, asks legislators to support a school funding system in...


Ginger LaPlante has planted roots, not to mention hooves, in Canterbury

04-02-2024 2:14 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

The Canterbrook Farm in Canterbury is quiet these days, but years ago it was a haven for all things equestrian in New Hampshire.Virginia LaPlante, 88, and her late husband, Mike Plisko, moved to the 200-year-old farm in 1969, and over the years, it...


New Hampshire lags behind other states in dealing with greenhouse gases from vehicles

04-02-2024 1:26 PM

Kylie Valluzzi

Emissions from motor vehicles are the single largest source of greenhouse emissions in New Hampshire, according to the 2024 Priority Climate Action Plan.Yet New Hampshire, unlike every other New England state, has not adopted California’s...


Slain state hospital security officer was unarmed. State moves to change that.

04-02-2024 1:00 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

The state is moving forward with what would be a significant change at New Hampshire Hospital: armed private security guards. The move is a response to the November fatal shooting of state hospital security officer Bradley Haas, who was unarmed in the...


Consequences of anti-slavery amendment debated

04-02-2024 12:24 PM


Funding for Laconia Antique Center purchase undecided

04-02-2024 12:04 PM

By GABRIEL PERRY

Questions regarding the funding of the city’s purchase of a portion of the Laconia Antique Center building at 601 Main St. downtown remain after the original funding mechanism was removed from the resolution at last week’s city council meeting.City...


State approves Claremont hospital’s merger with Dartmouth Health

04-02-2024 11:21 AM

By PAUL CUNO-BOOTH

State regulators have cleared the way for Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont to become part of the Dartmouth Health system.Dartmouth Health — already New Hampshire’s largest health system — and Valley Regional announced plans to affiliate in...


Granite Geek: Studying results of the eclipse with balloons and ham radios

04-01-2024 5:10 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

Next Monday I will be lazing around while watching the solar eclipse up near the Canadian border, having received assurances that there will be no clouds whatsoever, but some folks around New Hampshire will be approaching the event more seriously as...


Concord High freshman adjusts to life without her father after his passing from colon cancer

04-01-2024 5:10 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

The visions her father left behind will keep Maia Bradley smiling for the rest of her life.When she thinks of her father, Mike Bradley, she remembers his dedication to her, though he often wouldn’t talk about the great lengths he took. Think rising at...


Audit finds state’s special ed complaint process lacking

04-01-2024 5:00 PM

By GRACE McFADDEN

A newly released audit of the Department of Education’s process for handling complaints about special education found that the process was disorganized and burdensome for the families of students receiving those services.The review by state auditors...


Manchester Airport hopes new flights bring new passengers — and a return to earlier heights

04-01-2024 4:00 PM

By TODD BOOKMAN

On its best days, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport has none of the annoyances that plague most other airports: no long delays at TSA, no shuttle buses, no lines to check a bag or buy a bad sandwich.But that’s not necessarily good news for the...


Event to explore promise, pitfalls of AI in medicine

04-01-2024 3:51 PM

By PAUL CUNO-BOOTH

Researchers will gather at Dartmouth College on Wednesday to discuss the promise AI holds in health care – as well as the challenges it presents.The symposium, AI in Medicine: Bridging Innovation & Practice, is open to the public as well as...


Abortion pill case could affect access in NH

04-01-2024 3:48 PM

By PAUL CUNO-BOOTH

New Hampshire abortion providers say the medication at the center of a major legal fight before the U.S. Supreme Court has been key to expanding abortion access locally.Abortions done via medication, rather than an in-clinic procedure, have become...


Power outages are possible again from storm arriving Wednesday

04-01-2024 12:27 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

You probably don’t want to hear this but there’s a chance we’ll be seeing power outages again Wednesday and you should get ready.A major winter storm moving east is expected to intersect with a nor’easter moving up the coast, bringing hail, snow, ice...


State investigating untimely but not suspicious inmate death at state prison overnight

04-01-2024 11:27 AM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

The death of an inmate at the state prison that happened overnight, deemed untimely but not suspicious, is being investigated by the state.Corrections officers learned of an unresponsive inmate just after midnight Monday, according to a release from...


Prolific and reliable – Monitor’s David Brooks inducted into New England Journalism Hall of Fame

04-01-2024 11:08 AM

By JONATHAN VAN FLEET

David Brooks hoped they’d make a bobblehead in his honor at the New England Journalism Hall of Fame dinner.He was joking, of course.Many serious things define Brooks – a stalwart among the state’s trusted press corps – mathematics, accuracy,...



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