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‘Fentanyl robbery gang’ tied to NH, prosecutors say

07-12-2024 5:04 PM

By BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI

A group of gang members who trafficked drugs and guns and used dating websites to connect with people interested in hiring prostitutes were responsible for a series of robberies that led to four deaths, federal prosecutors said Friday.Dubbed the...


Motorcyclist in critical condition after crash in Epsom

07-12-2024 12:36 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

A motorcyclist remains in critical condition after a crash with a pick-up truck in Epsom late Thursday afternoon. The motorcycle became lodged under a white Chevy truck after they collided on Route 28 not far north of the Epsom Traffic Circle around...


Disaster revisits Vermont as Beryl’s remnants flood the state a year after catastrophic rainfall

07-12-2024 10:51 AM

By LISA RATHKE

PLAINFIELD, Vt. — The remnants of Hurricane Beryl dumped heavy rain on Vermont, washing away much of an apartment building, knocking out bridges and cutting off towns, and retraumatizing a state still recovering from catastrophic floods that hit a...


Middle School Project: What’s the city’s role?

07-11-2024 5:16 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Dan Williams posed a big question to the Concord City Council at its meeting Monday.“What is your position on the school board’s middle school project?”Councilors left it dangling.The council is only required to answer questions about matters on the...


A group of East Concord residents banded together to clean up the roundabout near Exit 16

07-11-2024 4:47 PM

By GEOFF FORESTER and ARIANNA MacNEILL

Mary Miller grew up in East Concord and is proud of her community, and when she noticed the roundabout near Exit 16 was looking overgrown, she took matters into her own hands.“Just driving by it daily and seeing the absolute neglect and nobody’s...


‘She was valiant’ – Friends and family to gather Saturday to celebrate Concord’s Hope Butterworth

07-11-2024 4:39 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Hope Butterworth’s house on Merrimack Street in Concord was unconventional. Here she raised her three kids with a darkroom occupying one bathroom where she developed film and a picnic table serving as the dining room table. Next to it, a stereo played...


New Hampshire’s home prices hit record high in June

07-11-2024 11:37 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

In June, New Hampshire's housing market reached a record high, with median home prices reaching $538,000—the highest in the state’s history. Last month, Merrimack County saw a median home price of $492,500, while Rockingham County topped the list with...


Their Vermont homes were inundated by extreme flooding. A year later, they still struggle to recover

07-11-2024 11:07 AM

By LISA RATHKE

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A year after catastrophic flooding inundated parts of Vermont, Lisa Edson Neveu and her two teenage sons still live in their flood-wracked home, despite unrepaired damage that festers like an open wound: torn-out walls and...


Monadnock Underground offers a place for writers

07-11-2024 10:49 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Chris DiLoreto and ZoëWroten-Heintzmann had a simple goal when they founded Monadnock Underground (M/U)  in 2019 -- to create a platform for local writers, particularly new and emerging writers.Now in its fifth year, M/U has become a hub for area...


Missing teen Bradley Robinson found in Concord

07-11-2024 10:21 AM

Bradley Robinson, missing for more than a week, was located in Concord on Monday afternoon.Robinson, 13, was found in the late afternoon on Monday, police say. Laconia police were in contact with agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security,...


More dentists are agreeing to see Medicaid patients – but not enough to meet demand

07-11-2024 10:13 AM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

It took oral health advocates nearly 25 years to persuade lawmakers to provide adults on Medicaid coverage for basic dental care. Gail Brown, one of those advocates, said she saw that investment pay dividends in far less time.Brown was stopped this...


Finding forever friends

07-10-2024 5:04 PM

By GEOFF FORESTER and ARIANNA MacNEILL

In a perfect world, every pet would have a loving home and a person, or people, to call their very own.But in this not-so-perfect world, places like Pope Memorial SPCA help pick up the slack when a cat, dog or small animal needs temporary living...


New Oxfam report shows New Hampshire beating national income averages, despite lowest minimum wage

07-10-2024 5:01 PM

By SOFIE BUCKMINSTER

Nearly one out of every five New Hampshire workers makes less than $17 per hour.While that’s below the national average of 23% – 39 million people nationwide – the Granite State still has a long way to go to lift wages for its workers, according to a...


New N.H. men’s prison estimate at $600M

07-10-2024 4:42 PM

By CHARLOTTE MATHERLY

The state’s Executive Council unanimously approved funding for the first step in building a new men’s state prison – something Councilor Joseph Kenney anticipates could be the largest capital project in New Hampshire history.With the prison’s expected...


Meet the Monitor’s reader advisory board

07-10-2024 2:09 PM

By ALLIE GINWALA

The Concord Monitor’s reader advisory board, an initiative to bring readers and community-minded individuals together to talk about local news, is currently in its third year. Our 2024 board members are Kathleen Beltrami, Berit Brown, Ann Davis,...


Andy Sanborn's legal team accuses state of stalling Concord Casino sale

07-10-2024 1:59 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Concord Casino has a buyer lined up, but attorneys for Andy Sanborn, operator of the casino on South Main Street, argue that the Lottery Commission and Attorney General have been stalling the sale in bad faith.But the state has vehemently denied...


NH Air National Guard Commander killed in hit-and-run incident

07-10-2024 1:40 PM

By SADAF TOKHI

The commander of the New Hampshire Air National Guard was killed in a hit-and-run incident in Rochester on Monday night.Brig. Gen. John W. “Pogo” Pogorek died when an SUV struck him on the side of Crown Point Road, where he had stopped to secure a...


Following student’s death, Dartmouth suspends fraternity and sorority

07-10-2024 10:18 AM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

Acting swiftly, Dartmouth College has suspended two Greek organizations involved in a social event where heavy drinking was reported, after a student who attended the party is believed to have died by drowning in the Connecticut River on...


How citizen scientists have helped map changes to New Hampshire’s beaches

07-10-2024 10:08 AM

By CLAIRE SULLIVAN

For six years, citizen scientists have helped track New Hampshire’s changing coastline through seasons and storms.That data has helped scientists better understand the unique response of each beach to weather events: Some bounce back quickly, while...


City council approves grant for new Community Justice Center plan

07-10-2024 9:54 AM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

A new Community Justice Center could house legal resources in Concord, with New Hampshire Legal Assistance, 603 Legal Aid and the Disability Rights Center looking to combine forces in one office space.Currently, the three providers have their own...


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