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Charities will not have to pay rent to casinos under new law
04-23-2024 3:56 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Deb Leahy can finally breathe easy, freed from the fluctuating rental fees each time her organization partners with a New Hampshire casino for donations.Thanks to a new law, casinos are now prohibited from imposing rent charges on charities for...

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“It’s beautiful” – Eight people experiencing homelessness to move into Pleasant Street apartments
04-23-2024 5:02 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Down every street in Dover, reminders of his late wife Stephanie followed Larry Regan. After she passed, he headed towards Concord to start anew. It’s taken a while for that to feel like a reality, but the day has finally come. For the last three...


At House hearing, some argue proposed transgender sports ban would violate discrimination law
04-23-2024 4:30 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

A week after a federal appeals court ruled a transgender sports ban in West Virginia was discriminatory, more than a dozen transgender girls, parents, educators and advocates in New Hampshire argued that a similar ban under consideration in New...


Committee approves bill allowing host communities to join charitable gaming
04-23-2024 4:13 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

The House Ways and Means Committee unanimously voted on Tuesday to advance Senate Bill 472, which allows host communities to participate in charitable gaming alongside charities and non-profits.Senate Bill 472, now heading to the full House of...


Matt Fisk will serve as next principal of Bow High School
04-23-2024 4:00 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

Assistant principals don’t typically serve students food, but at Bow High School, lunch duty is a daily responsibility for Matt Fisk.Last Wednesday, Fisk dished out Big Mac subs and cheese nachos and checked in with students as they passed through the...


Upper Valley residents among advocates for NH aid-in-dying bill
04-23-2024 11:35 AM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

Before she moved to Hanover, Susan Gillotti was hesitant.“I said that I wanted to move a continuing care retirement community in New Hampshire, but I was really afraid of doing it because I’d lose my entitlement to medical aid in dying,” said...


Police: Man facing felony animal cruelty charge after striking, killing cat
04-23-2024 11:10 AM

Monitor staff

A man is facing a felony animal cruelty charge after he allegedly struck and killed a cat Monday afternoon.Felix Perez, 30, was arrested on the charge, and is set to be arraigned on Tuesday.Police were called to Mammoth Road around 1:44 p.m. for a...


Opinion: The problem with Ukraine
04-23-2024 6:00 AM

By MICHAEL STRAND

Michael Strand is a candidate for Executive Council in District 4. He lives in Bedford, where he serves on the Bedford Town Council, manages a small staffing firm, and has a daughter in Bedford public schools. He holds degrees in English and history...


High schools: Bow’s Kelly lifts Falcon softball to victory in walk-off, more Monday results, plus Saturday’s track meets
04-23-2024 1:32 AM

SoftballBow 5, Campbell 4Key players: Bow – Maddy Oppold (2-for-4), Ella Roos (3-for-4), Taylor Ouellette (2-for-4, 2 RBI), Emma Kelly (1-for-4, walk-off single), Lilly Wright (1-for-3, 2-run HR), Caly Poitras (4 IP, 7 H, 1 BB), Taylor Ouellette (3...


Voice of the Pride: Merrimack Valley sophomore Nick Gelinas never misses a game
04-22-2024 5:23 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

If you’ve attended a sporting event at Merrimack Valley High School, the odds are high you’re familiar with the voice of Nick Gelinas.Perched atop the press box during the spring and fall sports seasons and in the bleachers of the MVHS gym in the...


Granite Geek: 28 years after an ‘e-mail course’ a professor ponders changes to online courses
04-22-2024 3:03 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

More than 28 years ago I interviewed Kenneth Levasseur, a professor at UMass-Lowell, about his innovative new project: A math class via email.In the resulting column I noted that the course, the school’s first official online class, would have...


Donna Daffy paints Dunbarton yellow with daffodils
04-22-2024 1:55 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Every spring morning, as the first rays of sunlight dance across Dunbarton, Donna Dunn is treated to a vibrant sea of yellow daffodils unfurling before her eyes.It’s a sight that fills her heart with indescribable joy, a gift that few are fortunate...


Flying Monkey spared in Saturday fire that guts two nearby buildings on Plymouth’s Main Street
04-22-2024 1:52 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

A fire on Main Street in Plymouth Saturday night tore through two empty commercial buildings but left one, the neighboring Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, largely unscathed.Just after 9 p.m., with a Foreigner-Journey tribute band on...


Opinion: Anti-boycott bill puts New Hampshire lawmakers on the wrong side of history
04-22-2024 6:00 AM

By MAGGIE FOGARTY

Maggie Fogarty is NH Program Director, American Friends Service Committee. On Feb. 8, a bill (SB 439) cosponsored by a bipartisan group of 18 New Hampshire senators was approved by a voice vote in the NH Senate. The bill, which would codify a 2023...


Downtown cobbler breathes life into tired shoes, the environmentally friendly way
04-21-2024 11:50 AM

By RAY DUCKLER

Visiting United Shoe Repair downtown may not only result in improved shoes, but also may serve as an environmentally friendly act.D.J. Annicchiarico is on the ground floor of conservation, an individual whose multi-generational business dates back 115...


People of color incarcerated at higher rates in New Hampshire, but data is limited
04-21-2024 11:38 AM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Four years after a commission to study law enforcement in New Hampshire produced a series of recommendations about better policing practices, people of color continue to be disproportionally incarcerated in the state at virtually the same rates. For...


Hometown Hero: Hats off to this Penacook woman, a crafts lover whose artistic, and altruistic, nature has benefited people with serious illnesses
04-21-2024 11:36 AM

By RAY DUCKLER

Nancy Peperissa’s secrets to help people involve cotton and rice, two items she uses to craft items with others in mind.She crochets cotton to make soft skull caps for chemotherapy patients. The rice she inserts into a doll’s midsection gives it...


Former Concord firefighter sues city, claiming years of homophobic sexual harassment, retaliation
04-21-2024 11:35 AM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

A former Concord firefighter has filed a lawsuit against the city claiming that coworkers and supervisors sexually harassed him for years, including by using homophobic slurs, and retaliated against him when he complained.After Christopher Golomb...


High schools: Weekend results
04-21-2024 9:07 AM

SoftballConcord 18,Nashua South 0Key players: Concord – Ella Gray (4-for-4, 2 doubles, run, 5 RBI), Tess Bolduc (2-for-4, HR, 2 runs, 4 RBI), Sarah Taylor (2-for-3, walk, 3 runs, RBI), Maggie Taylor (2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBI), Jaylyn Wessling (2-for-4,...


Opinion: America needs systematic change
04-20-2024 7:00 AM

By TYLER CZARKOWSKI

Tyler Czarkowski is a senior at Hopkinton High School. He is captain of the Hopkinton baseball team and lives in Hopkinton. In November, I will be voting for the first time in the general election for the president of the United States. It pains me...


Opinion: Student power: Confronting collaborators and cowards at home and abroad
04-20-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at robertazzitheother.substack.com ‘From the beginning of Western speculation about the Orient, the one thing the Orient could not do was to represent itself,”...

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