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Thanks A Million: YMCA hosts great event

02-14-2024 3:36 PM

Great eventWe just arrived home after a fun gathering at our YMCA. The theme was CANDY LAND and it was obvious a lot of thought and a lot of work went into the planning and execution of this evening. There were props and prizes and games and...


Henniker proposed town budget up 6%

02-14-2024 1:44 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

Henniker voters will face a town operating budget of $6.66 million, up 6% from the amount approved last year, on election day as well as a $1.5 million bond to continue upgrades of the wastewater system.Tuesday’s budget hearing contained some debate...


Pond hockey in New Hampshire brightens winter for hundreds. But climate change threatens the sport

02-14-2024 1:14 PM

By NICK PERRY

Every winter, Pete Kibble and the guys he plays social hockey with in Massachusetts make the trek up to New Hampshire to play in an outdoor tournament many believe embodies the sport in its purest form.They are among the 2,200 players who descend on...


Dartmouth-Hitchcock warns ER at full capacity

02-14-2024 11:27 AM

Monitor staff

Respiratory viruses including COVID and a continuing shortage of healthcare workers has led the state’s biggest hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, to warn that people without life-threatening needs may have to wait as long as 24 hours to...


After a long run, the Aubuchon Hardware store on Main Street in Concord closing its doors

02-14-2024 11:09 AM

By RAY DUCKLER

For regular customers like Dick and Andrea Bean of Pembroke who stopped by the Aubuchon store on South Main Street this week, the 40% off sale was exciting, but the news that the business is shutting down was beyond disappointing.The Beans came for...


Lawmaker seeks official pronunciation of ‘Concord’

02-13-2024 5:03 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

I came. I saw. I Concord.A New Hampshire lawmaker wants to amend state law to include an official pronunciation of the capital city, one of many communities called Concord across the country. While North Carolinians pronounce the second syllable so it...


Pittsfield memorializes Gabe Anthony, a big brother, a consummate teammate and a ‘community guy’

02-13-2024 4:08 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

As Pittsfield athletic director Jay Darrah looked around the gymnasium on a somber Monday night, he felt a sense of comfort. Friends and family had gathered together to remember Gabe Anthony, a 2017 Pittsfield High graduate who died in December. The...


Canadian consul general tells NH: The northern border is working

02-13-2024 3:43 PM

By ETHAN DEWITT

Canadian Consul General for New England Bernadette Jordan has a message for New Hampshire residents: “I think our border’s working very well.”The federal official, who was appointed to the post in the Boston consulate in December, said the U.S. and...


Vandals destroy Islamic group’s ice sculpture at Dartmouth

02-13-2024 3:32 PM

HANOVER — Dartmouth College said it will “hold those responsible accountable” for destroying an ice sculpture on campus designed by members of the college’s Islamic student association during Winter Carnival over the weekend.On Saturday night, an...


Atkinson Diaper Spa heads to zoning board review

02-13-2024 2:59 PM

By Angelina Berube

ATKINSON — The Diaper Spa and area residents are looking to dim the national spotlight shining on the quiet town of 7,000.Spa owner Colleen Ann Murphy has scrubbed her Diaper Spa’s website to remove much of its original information, and residents...


NH bitcoin fraudster ordered to repay $3.5 million to victims

02-13-2024 1:57 PM

Convicted bitcoin fraudster Ian Freeman must pay $3.5 million in restitution to 29 victims and forfeit other assets that were seized during the investigation, U.S Attorney Jane Young announced.Freeman, 43, of Keene was convicted in 2022 by a federal...


Hopkinton retains pay-by-bag trash program despite compliance issues

02-13-2024 1:33 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Hopkinton’s pay-by-bag program that requires residents to dispose of their trash using green bags has had issues with compliance over the years. Despite the program’s intention to create an incentive to reduce waste through green bag usage, the...


Man pleads guilty in NH to embezzling millions meant to fund Guatemala forestry projects

02-13-2024 1:24 PM

The Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. — A man who managed two forestry projects in Guatemala for a New Hampshire-based investment company has pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing $10 million from the business.Roberto Montano, of Guatemala, pleaded guilty Monday in...


Talk of the Towns for Feb. 11, 2024

02-13-2024 12:50 PM

Concord/Penacook■Penacook Winter Farmers Market is open every Wednesday, from 3 to 6 p.m., at Riverhill Grange, 32 Horse Hill Road.■The United Church of Penacook Food Pantry, serving Penacook residents only, is open every Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:30...


City could add second splash pad at Garrison Park

02-13-2024 12:30 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

White Park’s kiddie pool was transformed into a colorful and kid-focused splash pad in 2022 as part of a plan to upgrade each of the city’s seven public pools. With its debut last summer, the park shattered its previous summer attendance record, and...


R.I. hiker kills coyote with his bare hands after attack; tests confirm the animal had rabies

02-13-2024 12:17 PM

The Associated Press

JOHNSTON, R.I. — A coyote that a hiker killed with his bare hands has tested positive for rabies, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and the Rhode Island Department of Health announced.The hiker was attacked on Friday and bitten...


Police charge Jesse James Sullivan with the murder of his half-brother Zackary Sullivan

02-12-2024 6:40 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

A 31-year-old Concord man has been charged with the murder of his 19-year-old half-brother last month, the New Hampshire Attorney General and Concord Police announced. Jesse James Sullivan is facing alternate counts of second-degree murder for...


N’Awlins Grille to bring southern flavor to Concord’s downtown

02-12-2024 5:41 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

The outside door at N’Awlins Grille, which is holding its grand opening Tuesday night just off Main Street, leads to a tiny foyer.You’ll see a fireplace with a fake fire in it, wallpaper showing a four-pane window with Spanish moss hanging in the...


State to study waste dumped in landfills and incinerators

02-12-2024 5:38 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

The public might get a better understanding of what exactly is getting dumped in the state’s landfills and where it’s coming from, now that the Department of Environmental Services has initiated the first comprehensive study of the waste stream.Set to...


Boy critically injured in Texas megachurch shooting is son of suspect in attack, police say

02-12-2024 4:30 PM

By JUAN LOZANO, ACACIA CORONADO AND JIM VERTUNO

HOUSTON — The young boy who was critically injured in a shooting at a Texas megachurch on Sunday was the son of the shooter, authorities said Monday.Police identified the shooter as 36-year-old Genesse Ivonne Moreno, and said at a news conference that...



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