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Law enforcement investigating vandalism targeting homes of NHPR journalists
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Law enforcement are investigating several incidents of vandalism at the home or former homes of New Hampshire Public Radio news staff.
Sununu rejects latest congressional map from GOP lawmakers, leaving N.H.'s districts up to the courts
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State Legislatures are tasked with redrawing legislative boundaries every 10 years based on the decennial Census.
Parents begged police to take action as gunman killed students for more than an hour inside
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The gunman who massacred 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school was inside for more than an hour before he was killed in a shootout, law enforcement authorities said Thursday amid mounting public anger and scrutiny over their response to the rampage.A media briefing called by Texa...
School districts targeted with deluge of records requests
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Every public records request filed with the public school system serving Exeter and surrounding towns gets forwarded to Superintendent David Ryan. Prior to COVID, he says, those so-called “right-to-know” requests would trickle in. Now, it’s more like a flood.“Since COVID, and really since June of 20...
Program to de-stress runs into hurdle
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The idea came to Emily Read Daniels in 2017. Teachers appeared to be observing greater stress levels, both personally and among their students. If given training, Read Daniels thought, they could take control over those emotions and re-establish balance and calm in the classroom. In the following ye...
State approves 911 center land swap
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The Executive Council voted unanimously to approve the land swap of properties adjacent to the State School Property between the Laconia and the state of New Hampshire. The City Council previously approved the swap at its May 9 meeting, and the agreement is now finalized.Under the agreement, the Cit...
Girls’ lacrosse: A career night for Mary Martinson and a look to the future for Concord
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Mary Martinson toed the eight-meter arc and her all-white stick rested comfortably on her right shoulder.Concord High didn’t need its senior midfielder to score with under three minutes in the first half. It had a three-goal lead and controlled the game through possession despite the slim margin. Bu...
Jury finds Armando Barron guilty of murdering wife’s friend
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A jury on Thursday convicted a New Hampshire man of first-degree murder for killing his wife’s coworker after he discovered they were texting, and then forcing her to behead him.Armando Barron also was convicted of assaulting his wife, Britany Barron, the night he discovered she had been texting wit...
Former state rep facing charges of ‘spiking’ of trees to prevent logging
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A former state representative has been charged with putting spikes in trees on state-owned land in an attempt to prevent logging.Chris Balch of Wilton, who was a Democratic state representative from 2018 to 2020 representing a 10-town district in the Monadnock Region, has been charged by the state...
N.H. man pleads guilty to fraud in getting COVID-19 work benefits
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Baseball: Portsmouth 7, Concord 3, 8 inn.
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BaseballPortsmouth 7, Concord 3, 8 inn.Key players: Concord – Brooks Craigue (pitcher), Nater Wachter (2 hits, run, RBI), Cam McGonigle (2 hits, run, RBI), AJ Fennelly (double, RBI), Kalan Gaudreault (hit, run), Dylan Miles (hit)Highlights: The Tide scored a run in the first on an RBI single from Wa...
Softball: Concord 11, Portsmouth 1
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SoftballConcord 11, Portsmouth 1Key players: Concord – Grace MacDonald (7 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 7 K), Delaney Duford (3-for-4, double, HBP, 2 RBI, 2 runs, stolen base), Kyleigh Gray (2-for-4, 3 RBI, 2 runs), Quincy Bolduc (2-for-4, RBI, 2 runs), Maddy Wachter (hit), Alison Dupuis (hit), Sophie Buteau...
New sculptures, murals coming to city
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The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Creative Concord committee has been hard at work. Originally established to analyze the impact of cultural institutions on the local economy, this group of dedicated volunteers has taken on multiple projects that have beautified the city and connected our co...
An effort to add more workforce housing in N.H. loses steam at the State House
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The workforce housing package favored by Gov. Chris Sununu and affordable housing advocates is all but defeated.
Concord crew heads to nationals
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Four members from the Concord club crew team are heading to nationals after posting top-three finishes at the U.S. Rowing Northeast Youth Regionals on Saturday and Sunday.Ella Wineriter, Frannie Butterfield, Seth Lowne and Travis Garside will represent the club at the U.S. Rowing Youth National Tour...
Concord town crier for the week of May 22, 2022
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PENACOOKWinter market’s last day■The Penacook Memorial Day Parade will be held next May 29, starting at 10 a.m. at Merrimack Valley High School. The parade will travel north on Village Street, to Boudreau Square and end at Washington Street School.■The Penacook Winter Farmers Market’s last day of th...
Texas gunman ‘began shooting anyone that was in his way’
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UVALDE, Texas — The 18-year-old gunman who slaughtered 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school barricaded himself inside a single classroom and “began shooting anyone that was in his way,” authorities said Wednesday in detailing the latest mass killing to rock the U.S.Law enforceme...
Opinion: Abortion policy in today’s political climate
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Rep. Brodie Deshaies of Wolfboro is a NH state representative. With the leak of Justice Alito’s draft opinion on overturning Roe v. Wade, public policy on abortion has become front and center. Americans are now faced with a new dilemma: What will each state do with this newly returned authority?The...
Letter: Big lies for big narcissist
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The former president is the greatest danger to democracy that our country has seen in my lifetime. His persistent lies, particularly the Big Lie, damage the voting process throughout America. All in service of his narcissism and quest for autocratic power. He didn’t want all the people’s votes count...
Letter: Support in place
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In a recent Monitor (5/19) Mr. Paul Carr wrote, “Are pro-lifers supporting adoption agencies, food banks and child care?” Obviously, he doesn’t realize that in Concord, CareNet, in Manchester, Our Place and in New York City, the Little Sister of Life, and I presume in many cities in this state, each...
Opinion: The media’s culpability with mass shootings
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Adam Czarkowski lives in Penacook. Every time a tragedy occurs, like the mass shooting in Buffalo, some people immediately blame guns. They call for new restrictions on the millions of law-abiding gun owners that had nothing to do with the event. They don’t ask themselves what has changed over the...
For N.H. residents with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, long-COVID doesn’t look so unfamiliar
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Some wonder if long-COVID could bring long overdue recognition of the disease they have lived with for years.
Letter: Irony
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Irony as only the U.S. can do it: Women now claim equal pay for playing pro soccer. About time. Too bad if women now try to claim the equal right to choices about their own bodies.Chip Morgan Hopkinton
Letter: Please replace Kamala now
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Of all the challenges faced by the U.S. such as climate change, Ukraine, and inflation, the specter that worries me the most is a Kamala Harris presidency. If Kamala Harris were to become president there’s a frightening chance that all the domestic terrorist groups would explode off the charts. On...
Letter: Perpetually left behind
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Even as wages creep up, we’re failing the direct-care workers that staff area agencies, providing the vital link between disabled people and the community. This link is vital because it provides the framework for a goal-oriented plan to be put in place by the disabled person’s team of professionals,...