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School meal debt in Concord tops $90K
07-02-2024 5:04 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Before the pandemic, Concord School District expected between $7,000 and $15,000 in outstanding school lunch debt at the end of the year. This past school year, the number hit $93,000.It continues a post-pandemic trend of swelling debt: Federal COVID...


Andy Sanborn closer to new casino construction off Loudon Road after court order
07-02-2024 5:02 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Andy Sanborn’s proposed 43,000-square-foot casino off Loudon Road could be one step closer to construction after a lawsuit challenging the city Zoning Board’s approval of the development was denied.Kassey Cameron, a Concord resident, filed lawsuits...


Lottery Commission investigator joins city solicitor’s office
07-02-2024 1:16 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

John Conforti, leaving his post as chief compliance officer for the state Lottery Commission, is now the deputy city solicitor for the City of Concord.The city solicitor heads the city’s legal department, which includes the city prosecutor’s office...


Concord begins citywide property measure — first in more than 30 years
07-01-2024 4:38 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

If you own property in Concord, someone in a neon vest will come to your house at some point over the next year and a half.With a Monday start, Concord is beginning both a citywide revaluation and a full measure and list of all of its properties ahead...


Concord’s many committees must navigate conflicts of interest
06-29-2024 3:52 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

From the conservation commission’s tree subcommittee to the planning board to the ad-hoc Beaver Meadow building committee, the city of Concord has more than 50 boards and commissions meeting both regularly and sporadically.Other than groups that make...


Opinion: When is comes to politics, is there no way to stop it?
06-29-2024 7:30 AM

By JOHN BUTTRICK

John Buttrick writes from his Vermont Folk Rocker in his Concord home, Minds Crossing. He can be reached at johndbuttrick@gmail.com This past weekend we attended a performance of The Sound of Music in Concert. The fictional story is set in Austria,...


‘The stakes are too high’: Local Dems weigh Biden candidacy after debate disappointment
06-28-2024 4:48 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Steve Shurtleff dreads the thought of clips of Joe Biden’s raspy, meandering answers during Thursday night’s debate looping through Trump campaign ads.Because of the strength of Biden’s record — both before and during his administration — Shurtleff...


Opinion: Which future for America? The choice is ours
06-28-2024 6:00 AM

By ROB CLAFLIN and MARY WILKE

Rob Claflin and Mary Wilke both live in Concord and are members of Kent Street Coalition. Two years shy of its 250th birthday, our country teeters between alternate futures: either we continue the American Experiment or we abandon it. With an...


Where there’s smoke will there be fire-fighters?
06-27-2024 4:32 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

While you were lounging in the shade to avoid last week’s heat wave, a handful of heavily dressed men spent hours working in front of a roaring blaze, a mix of excitement, danger and discomfort that is a perfect example of both the draw and the...


Sanborn secures another win over the state, this time an extension to sell his casino
06-27-2024 1:06 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

The state has granted former state Sen. Andy Sanborn’s request for at least a three-week extension to sell the casino it ordered shuttered in December following allegations he misused nearly $844,000 in federal pandemic aid to enrich himself, $181,250...


Opinion: It’s not the odds, but the stakes
06-27-2024 6:00 AM

By MILLIE LAFONTAINE

Millie LaFontaine lives in Concord. Over a year ago NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen posted a warning on Twitter. “It’s not the odds, but the stakes,” he cautioned. The 2024 election cycle was not like a trip to the racetrack. The gravity of the...


Concord’s Vinnie’s Pizzaria back in business with new menu and historic charm
06-26-2024 4:52 PM

By SOPHIE LEVENSON

Five minutes after Vinnie’s reopened its doors, the classic Concord pizzeria had its first customer. Michael Arsenault pulled his car up to a building that has hardly changed in his lifetime, wondering if things would be different on the inside. He...


Opinion: Snowmaking in an era of disappearing snow
06-26-2024 7:00 AM

By SAM EVANS-BROWN

Sam Evans-Brown is the chair of Ski The Beav, which works to improve skiing at the Beaver Meadow Municipal Golf Course. Recently, a reader’s Letter to the Editor (“City’s snow devices deemed ironic amid climate crisis, economic strain,” Monitor, 6/10)...


Opinion: Local boards and jurisdictional authority in Concord
06-26-2024 6:00 AM

By CRAIG WALKER

Craig Walker served as zoning administrator for the City of Concord for over 13 years during a 32+ year career with the city. He retired in 2021. In the debate about the placement of the next middle school, there are some lingering questions that I...


State OKs school district charter amendments as community tensions flare
06-25-2024 6:34 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

A group of Concord residents trying to overturn the school board’s vote to place a new middle school on the east side of the city got a green light from the state this week.Members of Concord Concerned Citizens have proposed changing the independent...


Concord Board of Ethics to probe two complaints further
06-24-2024 7:29 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Stacey Brown welcomes her upcoming public hearing with Concord’s Board of Ethics. As a city councilor married to a police officer, she thinks it could set the record straight on what’s actually a conflict of interest.“I’m glad that there’s going to be...


Unsealed document details Concord shooting, potential motive in Zackary Sullivan death
06-24-2024 4:55 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

A Concord man accused of fatally shooting his half-brother in the back of the neck believed that his sibling had “ratted” on him to Concord police in a separate investigation, according to a police document in the case. Jesse Sullivan, 32, is charged...


On second anniversary of the overturning of Roe, abortion remains a flashpoint across New Hampshire politics
06-24-2024 4:45 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

On Monday, the second anniversary of the Dobbs Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade and resulted in abortion bans throughout the country, New Hampshire Republicans announced a six-figure spending campaign to argue that New Hampshire...


Monitor wins 10 first-place NH journalism awards, including reporter and photographer of the year
06-23-2024 5:07 PM

By JONATHAN VAN FLEET

The Concord Monitor and its staff won 10 first-place awards, including Journalist of the Year and Photographer of the Year from the New Hampshire Press Association.Reporter Michaela Towfighi, who covers a unique beat called “Two New Hampshires” that...


Concord approves independent living facility for intellectually disabled
06-23-2024 5:06 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

With approval from the city’s planning board last week, Concord is set to establish the state’s first independent living facility for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.Planning board chair Richard Woodfin praised the...

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